The President’s Award is given to a senior student who has greatly contributed to the development of a strong sense of community at Northern Kentucky University through special efforts to: break down barriers of discrimination, or promote international awareness or promote the interaction of traditional and nontraditional students, or promote diversity or promote handicap awareness and access. The Office of Student Life sponsors this award.
Adja Ndoye developed a remarkable resume during her time at Northern Kentucky University.
Adja, a double major in Accounting
who speaks four languages, gained as much experience as possible while on campus. She was a library assistant in Steely Library, an on-campus tutor, a project associate in the College of Health and Human Services as well as a finance intern with the United Nation Food Program in Dakar, Senegal.
And she was a leader on campus—from her role as president of NKU’s International Student Union and the marketing offer for the Norse Economics Club to her active participation in the Finance and Accounting Student Association.
But Adja's busy schedule didn't stop her from creating her own student organization, Women in Business.
“Adja is a remarkable person, and she has taken advantage of much of what NKU has to offer as she completed her degree programs,” says Catherine Neal, chair of NKU’s Department of Accounting and Business Law
. “She was an excellent and engaged student who demonstrated collegiality and principled leadership in her work. I believe with great confidence that Adja will be very successful in her career and in her life.”