The first Chinweike Okegbe Memorial Award is being given to Nicole Benvin. This award was endowed by Chinweike's friends after his tragic loss and recognizes students, who like Chinweike, contributed tirelessly to the life of the department. Nicole was the president of the Biological Sciences Career Initiative (BSCI) that Chinweike co-founded and was also the president of Women in Science at Columbia (WISC). We are thrilled to recognize her leadership efforts with this prize.
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