To celebrate the achievements of our soon-to-be graduates, News@Wilkes will highlight stand-out seniors throughout Senior Week and in the week following commencement.
Geraldine Ndidi Ojukwu
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, minor in economics
Hometown: Budd Lake, N.J.
Activities and Achievements:Ojukwu served as the chairperson of Wilkes University Democrats, was a political science department mentor and the UNICEF secretary. She also participated in the Multicultural Student Coalition, Pre-law Society, Wilkes Political Society, Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica, BACCHUS, National Dominican Student Conference and the Wilkes University Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Ojukwu is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. She also was a tutor for economics of crime and for bio 121, chem 115, and pre-calculus. In the spring of 2019, Ojukwu spoke to students at Hanover high school about political science and college. Ojukwu was a D.I.V.E certification recipient for her commitment to enhancing multiculturalism and inclusion on the Wilkes campus and community. She also was on the dean’s list.
Noteworthy: Ojukwu participated in a statewide Draw the Lines Competition in the fall of 2018. She and members of her team sophomores Gregory Chang and William Billingsley earned a second place ranking in the statewide competition. The competition tasked teams to remake the map of the state’s legislative districts. The students earned a prize of $250 for second place in the regional category and $2,500 for second place statewide in the higher education division.
Favorite part of the Wilkes experience: “There was not one major thing I can point to; however, after my Alternative Spring Break trip to Costa Rica, I found that I wanted to be more service oriented in general. The more time I invested in the community, the better my experience at Wilkes became. I attended Action Together NEPA (Grassroots movement committed to building engaged communities through education and advocacy) meetings and events, I canvassed for various campaign during the 2018 midterms, and I worked with Dr. (Andrew) Wilczak, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, and a team of students throughout the 2017-2019 on a number of community service projects. But our most important work was developing a program using narrative storytelling to help students work through trauma, substance use, and violence.”
Future plans: Ojukwu plans to attend law school in fall of 2020.