The University’s free MLK Celebration will be held at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Featured speakers will include alumna Ingrid Godfrey ’15, ad students Sadia Akhter Aurna and Olunife Akinmolayan.
Godfrey recently completed two years in the Peace Corps, where she was a health specialist in Moldova, was president of UF Habitat for Humanity, and is completing her graduate degree in public health at the University of Pittsburgh. Aurna, a sophomore studying theater and international relations with a minor in sustainability development, is a youth activist, film director and founder of a community organization. Before coming to UF, Aurna was one of 10 selected for UNICEF’s Voices of Youth Blogging Internship, and was chosen to participate in the Hands-On Institute’s 2016 International Sustainability Development Program held in Nepal. Akinmolayan, a second-year pharmacy student, is Student Government Association vice president. He is a 3-time Illinois Youth and Government State Officer and is now developing a YouTube series titled “dOse of O,” which highlights important topics for young adults.