2012–13 GOLD Scholars

Olu Ogunwomoju ’15

When Olu Ogunwomoju ’15 first visited campus from his home in Lakeville, Conn., he instantly found everything he had heard about Hamilton was true — especially the “lively and personable” nature of the students and professors, and the deep investment in students’ writing and public speaking skills.

Since then, Olu has taken full advantage of all Hamilton has to offer. When he is not conducting research in the biology lab, he is engaged with the Black and Latino Student Union and the Brothers Organization, a group of ethnically diverse young men dedicated to the pursuit of academic success and social engagement. Olu has also given back to the community with the Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) where he works with low-income children and nursing home residents.

But for Olu, the aspect of his Hamilton experience that has stood out the most is the exceptional faculty. “The professors invest a lot of time and effort into their students, while also connecting personally with us,” he says. Professor Todd Franklin had made an especially significant impact on Olu, emphasizing that students should be resourceful and make great use of their time on the Hill. Through his coursework, Olu says that he has developed a strong work ethic, learned to better manage his time and think critically.

After Hamilton, Olu plans to pursue graduate studies in a biological science field and conduct biomedical research. He is grateful to the College’s generous donors for allowing him to attend such a prestigious institution and “have its wealth of resources” readily accessible.  He is confident that his Hamilton education will allow him to find success in his career pursuits.

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2012–13 GOLD Scholars