Please join us as we remember our colleague and dear friend Dr. Chinweike Okegbe. The memorial service will take place at St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2 pm.
A scholarship fund in the Department of Biological Sciences has been established in Chinweike’s name. If you would like to donate, please do so online here. Any checks should be made out to Columbia University, with "Chinweike Okegbe Memorial Fund (23744)" for the memo. Please send to the address specified here.
Chinweike Okegbe Memorial Award
Awarded to a senior graduate student who, in the opinion of administrators and faculty, has had a lasting impact due to his/her service to the Department and University while demonstrating academic excellence. In honor of Chinweike Okegbe, this award is meant to reflect his vision of a student being recognized for leaving the Department and the University, as a whole, more improved than when he/she first entered the program. As the co-founder of the Biological Sciences Career Initiative (BSCI), in addition to his many other contributions, Chinweike Okegbe demonstrated this ideal and this award captures the determined spirit that he had to help others.
Donations can be made to support the family and to offset some of the costs of the funeral. Muin Khan in the 500 Fairchild office will collect them in order to present to the family. Checks should be made payable to Chinwe E. M. Okegbe and can be sent to this address.