Benita Ekwonwa ‘18

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Major: Liberal Studies
Future Plans: Become a family doctor

As a resident assistant (RA) at the University of Illinois Springfield, Benita Ekwonwa has learned many lessons about leadership. Every day she successfully juggles a full academic schedule and her duties as an RA. She is often on call 24 hours a day and responds to resident lock outs, fire alarms and noise complaints. However, she says the best part of her job is planning community engagement events which helps her to get to know residents better. On campus, she is president of the Catholic Student Association, a member of the African Student Association and the Afrobeat Dance Crew. She is also a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program. Following graduation from UIS, Ekwonwa plans to attend medical school and plans to become a family physician.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on February 21, 2017