VERMILLION, S.D. – Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., a professor in the University of South Dakota School of Education, was recently presented with the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Outstanding Service Medallion.
The award honors a person who has served adult and continuing education program participants; adult and continuing education institutions, organizations, and agencies; or the profession of adult and continuing education at the state, national or international level.
Avoseh received a bachelor and master’s degree in philosophy, a postgraduate diploma in teacher education and a Ph.D. in adult education all from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Certified Quality Assurance Review Chair for the AdvancED Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and a recipient of the Fulbright Storytelling Certificate awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Poynter Institute’s News University.
Avoseh has taught and researched adult and continuing education in Nigeria, Namibia, United States and in Botswana (as a Fulbright scholar). He is a double recipient of the J. William Fulbright Core Award for U.S. Scholars for teaching and research. He received his latest Fulbright Award in March 2019. Avoseh will go to Nigeria in November to teach adult education at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, as well as conduct research in Southwest Nigeria on his Fulbright project, "MẸDAGBE: Ogu Indigenous Philosophy as Framework for Diaspora and Global Citizenship."