By Meredith Weber
Mfon-Abasi Itama (BSME 2019), currently a graduate student in the manufacturing systems engineering program at the University of Kentucky, and 2008 mechanical engineering graduate Dominique R. Wright were honored at the 29th annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards Banquet October 11 at the Gatton Student Center.
The UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Group honored students and alumni during the awards ceremony as part of the 2019 Lyman T. Johnson Homecoming Celebration. UK’s academic colleges and units selected one African American alum whose faith, hard work and determination has positively affected the lives of people on the UK campus, the city, state or nation. These individuals received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award. These units also chose an African American student within their respective colleges/departments whose academic achievement and ability to impact the lives of others warrant them the Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award.
Wright received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award and Itama received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award.