By Yemi Akintomide
The University of Toledo College of Law, Ohio, United States of America will on Friday honoured Dr. Tunji Abayomi, Human Rights Activist and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council for Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko with 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Other three Americans to be honoured include Catherine Martineau ’77, ’81 Henry Herschel Community Commitment Award, Joseph P. Dawson ’81, Distinguished Toledo Lawyer Award and Joseph K. Cole ’10, UToledo Emerging Leader Award
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University of Toledo College of Law, Ohio, United State is celebrating its100 years this week from 1921 to 2021
In a statement signed by William L.pierce 99,’09, Associate Vice president of Alumni Engagement, Executive Director and Lifetime Member, University of Toledo Alumni Association said the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award honoree goes to Dr. Tunji Abayomi ’79.
Accoring to him, Abayomi was selected for the award from over 165,000 living Rocket Alumni for his extraordinary career accomplishments and impact in your community.
His words: “We are extremely proud to honour you with this exclusive award. We will celebrate you and your fellow awardees at Homecoming weekend 2021,to be held from October 7-9 2021.
“Your participation is requested in the following activities, in addition to any other relevant events sponsored by the college of Law.. On Thursday, October 7,2021, there will be College of Law breakfast or lunch, during which you will be recognised and Meeting with UToledo international students
“On Friday, October 8,2021 inauguration of Dr.Gregory postel as the 18th president of the university of Toledo VIP Reception for Alumni Awardees Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Gala
However, a Prominent Human Right Lawyer, Micheal Frank is to receive the Award on behalf of Dr. Tunji Abayomi.
According to Abayomi, while I was in Law School Toledo Law School about 1978, Frank who saw me, listened to me as a foreign student with accent and an unlikely employee, nonetheless wagered his faith in my ability and employed me as a staff of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), then as the Head of the Agency.
The University was established in 1872 in Toledo in Ohio, United States of America States of America while its Law School was established in 1921 and it has been training Lawyers since that time.
Abayomi was previously honoured in 2005 among nine (9) changing leaders including the investor of Micro Surgery, Professor Julius Jacdason, Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.