By Raymond Ekemini
The department of human anatomy and indeed the entire college of medical science of the University of Calabar was thrown into maximum jubilation following the elevation of Dr. Mrs Theresa Ekanem to the adorable position of a Professor by the University Senate Council. The elevation came as a surprise to many making her the first female Professor of the department.
Prof. Ekanem who has been in the academic field for over 20 years hails from the Ibibio nation in Akwa Ibom state.
Following the elevation, a thanksgiving mass was held at the St. Paul’s catholic parish of the University, where she led the entire University community to thank God for the blessings bestowed on her and the family.
Speaking at the thanksgiving mass, the Priest in charge of the parish, Rev Fr. Francis Offiong, described Prof. Ekanem as a dedicated woman who sees God as the ultimate source of successes in life.
He advised all present to always give thanks to God as the source of all our blessings in life.
Shortly after the Thanksgiving, a grand reception was held in her honor at the University hotel conference hall.
Speaking at the reception, the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof James Epoke described the new Professor as a dedicated teacher who has played an important role in the development of the entire college of medical science. He described her elevation to the professor as a merited one.
Also speaking, the Head of Department of Anatomy, Dr I. Fisher described Prof Ekanem as a role model in the department and also urged her to keep the flag flying.
He said Prof. Ekanem has lectured many people who have become prominent men and women in the society today.
Professor Theresa Ekanem is happily married to Mr. Michael Ekanem and they are blessed with two kids, Andimek and Anthony Ekanem.
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