Mr. Obiajuru Nwadiokwu, a Junior Business Administration major, Presidential Scholar, and Honors College Gamma Cohort member along with Mr. Adeleye Mesogboriwon, a Senior Computer Information Systems major and Presidential Scholar, and Honors College Beta Cohort member were named as 2023 White House HBCU Scholars.

Having been nominated by EWU President, Dr. A. Zachary Faison Jr., Mr. Nwadiokwu and Mr. Mesogboriwon were selected from amongst the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities for their extraordinarily high achievement and accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. Each holding perfect 4.0 grade point averages respectively.

Mr. Nwadiokwu and Mr. Mesogboriwon have added to the institutions continuing legacy of high scholarly student achievement as they become EWU’s second ever duo to receive recognition as White House HBCU scholars in a single year joining recent EWU graduates and 2022 Co-Valedictorian Mr. Naim Brown and 2023 Valedictorian Ms. Brianna Pendergrass who previously earned the prestigious national honor as a duo in 2021.

As White House HBCU Scholars the students will travel with President Faison to the 2023 HBCU Week National Annual Conference, which will take place September 24th-28th, 2023 where they will be recognized in an award ceremony in the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C.

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About EWU

Edward Waters University (EWU), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban institution of higher education, which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWU was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of higher learning. It is the first private and independent institution of higher education in the State of Florida.