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WIU: Who We Are, What We Do: Okeke & Comerford

March 23, 2016

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Behind the bricks and mortar, there are the people of Western Illinois University and the Macomb community.



Who I Am: My name is Ephraim Okeke. I was born and raised in Jackson, MS and am first generation Nigerian. I have three siblings: two older sisters and one younger brother. I am a very faith-filled, ambitious, but laid-back, person who accepts, understands, and tries to looks for the good in everyone.

What I Do: I am in my senior year, on the men's soccer team and an exercise science major minoring in psychology and economics. I also work in the University Bookstore, I am a part of the exercise science training, and a leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Why I Love WIU: WIU to me is family; my home away from home. The faculty, staff, my coaches, and teammates have played very significant roles in my life in the classroom, on the field, and in my personal life. When my younger brother got diagnosed with cancer my freshman year, and passed away my sophomore year, everybody at WIU really did everything they could to help during that pivotal time in my life, whether it was giving me extension or tutoring on missed assignments or just encouraging me through calls, texts, or email. WIU will always be family to me and a place I hold dear to my heart!




Who I Am: I'm Ann Comerford. I spend my local weekends doing yoga, drinking coffee with friends and shopping - local!

What I Do: I am here for our students as director of the University Union.

Why I Love WIU: Love the joy this guy brings to WIU and me every day!


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