Ugandan student Bukenya: “At AUN, I became a man”

"Reading maketh a full man..." writes Francis Bacon, but Conrad Bukenya, student from Uganda, believes AUN too makes a man.

At the President's dinner for new students and parents at AUN Club on August 25, Mr. Bukenya told the audience that when he left Uganda to come to AUN in 2014 he was scared, leaving his country for the first time. "Scared not for my life, but because I thoughtI would be lonely in a country with neither family nor friends. I could hardly imagine the future that lay before me." He reported that he was well received at the airport. "That heartwarming welcome ushered me into life at AUN, and on that day, I started growing into the man I am today." The AUN community, he said, is graced with unique and very dynamic people who are loving and truly caring. "The faculty, support staff, and students faithfully make this campus a home away from home."

Mr. Bukenya, a senior majoring in Information Systems, assured new parents that they have made the best decision in bringingtheir childrento AUN. He told the new students to open their minds to embrace the opportunities that will come their way.

"Take note that when preparation meets opportunity, it equals success." Another student, Ms. HafsatAdamu, a thiryear English Language and Literature major, remarked that faculty members inspired her through mentoring. She noted that many opportunities await new students, adding that while in her first year, she took part in one of the world's largest student compe­ titions- the Hult Prize competition in Dubai.

 

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