22-year-old Nigerian Lady graduates from US university as an Engineer, celebrates unique achievement

The Miami University College of Engineering and Computing, located in Ohio, United States, has awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering to outstanding 22-year-old Nigerian Karen (Car-en) Elisha-Wigwe.

On Linkedin, Karen said that, at the age of 18, she had left Nigeria to pursue her education in the United States. She enrolled in Miami University College of Engineering and Computing in Ohio, United States, four years later, and four years later she graduated Cum Laude as a Mechanical Engineer with a 3.70 grade point average out of a possible 4.00.

“Indeed it has been an enlightening and amazing journey, one of self-discovery, character building, and establishing many intentional and unintentional but all the same exceptional relationships,” she wrote about her experience at the school.

She shared pictures of her graduation ceremony and said that while attending Miami University College, she volunteered in numerous groups and had support from them, including the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

She thanked her family for their unwavering support throughout her academic sojourn. “To my family for their unwavering support and encouragement. Thankful for the friends I made, the amazing faculty and staff, my NSBE family and the many colleagues I had during my time as a student specialist,” she wrote.

She added that when she was a student, she worked as a graduate assistant for the College of Engineering and Computing.

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