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22.04.2020 Diaspora (USA)

Gyimah honored for student research at EIU

By Eastern Illinois University
Gyimah honored for student research at EIU
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CHARLESTON – The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University recently honored a student from Obomeng-Kwahu, Obo-Kwahu, Eastern Region of Ghana, as a winner of the 2020 Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity.

Godwin Gyimah, a graduate student in history, was honored for his research project, “Into the World We Go, the Peace Corps Program as a Facet of America-Ghana Relations.” He is a 2011 graduate of Kwahu Ridge Senior High School and the son of Simon Agyei and Afua Ofosua Vida-Do Good.

The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.

All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries are part of the library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at

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