(Courtesy Aiken Technical College. Featured photo His Royal Highness Dr. Jacob E. Agbor.)
Aiken Technical College will launch its new Unique Conversations guest lecture series on Oct.12, featuring His Royal Highness Dr. Jacob E. Agbor and his wife, the Honorable Dr. Meg Agbor, royal leaders of Ndekwai village in Cameroon.
The Unique Conversations session will be held in the Aiken Tech amphitheater (Building 700), with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the session starting at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The event is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3RuaFV2.
Unique Conversations is the College’s newest guest lecture series, which aims to feature various topics discussed from a unique point of view.
“Our region not only has a rich history, but is comprised of many individuals who have unique lives, experiences, and stories,” said Crystal Ratliff, Dean of Student Success and Retention. “This lecture series was developed with two main goals. As an institution of higher education, we want to expose our students to various topics of interest, different cultures, and the efforts of others to help our students grow as individuals. Secondly, Unique Conversations was designed to further unite our campus and community by highlighting the individuals who make up both.”
The Agbors will present the history and culture of Cameroon, as well as their roles and responsibilities in their position. There will also be a display for viewing.
Jacob Abgor became the Chief of Ndekwai village in 2020. The village, located in Manyu division in the southwest region of Cameroon, has a population of about 5,000 people.
He also serves as the Business and Computer Technology Department Chair at Aiken Tech, a role he’s held since 2016. Before joining Aiken Tech, his career included serving as general manager of a community bank in Cameroon and teaching roles at the University of Buea in Cameroon and Voorhees (College) University in Denmark, S.C.
He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Eastern Kentucky University, a master’s degree in marketing from Mercer University, and a doctorate in international business from Argosy University.
Meg Abor served as a deputy parliamentarian in Cameroon from 2013 to 2019. She is the founder of CHAMEG Cameroon, a non-governmental organization for changing mentalities and empowering groups, and founder and emeritus president of MOHWA women, a network of Manyu Women’s Association now existing in the United States, Europe and in most of Africa.
Through her work, she has served as a gender ambassador, working to give women voice, viability, and visibility in Cameroon and fighting against female genital mutilation.
She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Kentucky University, an MBA in marketing from Mercer University, and a doctorate in business administration from Atlantic International University.
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