CAMPUS CHOICE AWARDS: EVENT REVIEW

  25 July 2017

Let’s talk about campus choice awards. It has been a fortnight since the event happened and some of the fears expressed here came to pass. The event was held in the school auditorium and had a mask themed touch. After a few strolls in the auditorium however, only 2 ladies could be seen wearing masks. So what happened to that?

Current Mr. USIU-Africa, David Mbehi was also in the house

 

The event was attended by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs Professor Ruthie Rono alongside faculty members and former Kenya Sevens Rugby Head Coach Benjamin Ayimba.

Professor Ruthie Rono in attendance.

Former Kenya 7s Rugby Coach Benjamin Ayimba shares an encouragement to the audience.

 Other performances featured Kenyan rapper Khaligraph who was treated to a listening session setting as students chose to sit and listen  to Ndugu Omolo perform his club bangers  and sweat solo.

The hosts for the night were Chuck thee Entertainer(Chuck Gituro) and King Archie(Sharon Achieng) pictured above.

 

 

 

Rapper Khaligraph performing his hit song 'Micasa Sucasa' at the event.

What is still surprising is the lack of student participation in this event. For the last two years, the event has failed to attract student attendance and it begs the question; Is it worth it?

USIU-Africa hosts many events in the school calendar but only two have overwhelming attendance: Culture Week & Mr. & Miss USIU-Africa. These events have so much hype in them. Students prepare a semester forehand; get that dress ready, prepare that cultural attire and so forth. But when it comes to academic events, we perform poorly. Organizers have to offer freebies just to get student interest. Take for instance did you know about a Student Research Fair held this semester? Right.

 

 Enough with the digression. This year’s winners were as follows:

 

FACULTY AWARDS                                                                                

Most Outstanding Lecturer Male                                                  

  • Dr David Mwambari

Most Outstanding Lecturer Female

  • Dr. Damary Sikalieh

Best Course Advisor

  • Wilberforce Tonui

 

SPORTS AWARDS 

 

Most Valuable Player Female

  • Sumaiya Mustafa - Taekwondo

Most Valuable Player Male

  • Kuka Charles- Rugby

Best Captain Female

  • Beatrice Mbugua

Best Captain Male

  • Rassam Badha – Swimming

 Best Team

  • Rugby

Best Coach

  • Dennis Mwanja- Rugby

 

SOCIAL AWARDS

Most Valuable Club

  • Red Cross

Club of The Year

  • Red Cross

Club Leader of The Year

  • Kadidi Adams

Most Active Student

  • Felix Okil

Most Outstanding SAC member

  • Janelle Nelson

 

 MEDIA AWARDS

Best Radio Personality Male

  • African Emoji - Hillary Othigo

Best Radio Personality Female

  • Ella Muthoni

Best Vlogger Male

Best Vlogger Female

Best Blogger Male

Best Blogger Female

Best Photographer

Mark Kay Haston receives his best male vlogger award from current SAC Chair, Chad Naggi

Ella Muthoni receives her best female radio personality award from the Sports Activity Coordinator ,Mr. Boniface Salano.

 

The biggest shocker of the night was the best photography award that went to amateur photographer Nyokabi who floored  pro photographers like Charles Ndirangu of Focus Africa. Guess there is more than meets the eye? We have made a considerable effort to provide a link to all the listed winners works.  Did they deserve it? You decide. You can also watch the video here