Solomon Awan ('07, MBA '11)
When Solomon Awan fled his home country of Sudan in 1987 at the age of eight, he never imagined that his journey would lead him to Westminster College, but in 2007 he graduated from Westminster with a BS in business with an emphasis in finance. Solomon then received his MBA from Westminster in 2011. During his time at Westminster he truly valued the impact an education could have on his life. ““People always stressed the importance of education,” he said, “so I decided that if I’m given a chance, I have to go to school. Education has meant a lot to me…none of my parents ever went to school.” Throughout the years, Awan has focused on giving back to his native country by donating and sending school supplies to his country, and is now helping to build a school. Throughout his time at Westminster, he coordinated fundraisers to raise money for his projects. Through his work directly with schools in Sudan and through advocacy and education in the US, Solomon exemplifies Westminster’s commitment to social responsibility, global awareness, and leadership.