Awarded to a member of the alumni community who graduated in the last 15 years whose professional accomplishments, service to almamater, and/or selfless and caring work to benefit society are distinctive.
Jaynemarie Enyonam Angbah, EdD '03 has over a decade of professional experience in education and youth development as an adjunct lecturer, curriculum developer, cultural competence consultant, educator and school-based therapist.
Most recently, Angbah served as the Senior Director, Teen Youth Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) where she was responsible for developing and implementing programs that prepared teen members to be scholars, community advocates and 21st Century leaders. Through that role, she led the development of Lyricism 101--a new and innovative teen program using hip hop pedagogy and practice to develop musical collaboration and literacy skills.
Currently, Angbah serves as the Director of Operations at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, where she oversees the programming and operations at the organization's nine sites across the Bronx. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Universal Hip Hop Museum and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
A proud Bronx native, Angbah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bucknell University, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard University in Risk and Prevention and Mental Health Counseling, and a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.
As a Bucknell alumna, Angbah has been involved in the Black Alumni Association and has volunteered with the Career Development Center. She is extremely passionate about empowering young people to be stewards of the trajectory of their lives and communities.