Scholar Nyei, as I love to call you, I am especially proud of you for achieving this milestone – earning a PhD.
I am sure you know that I am not surprised that you would have achieved this great fete. You have made everyone of proud. I am honored to call you my friend and comrade.
I can remember a few short years ago when Dr. Sawyer (the Papay) approached me and asked that we invest in you because you held great promise as a future leader. It was a decision that needed no time to think about and we immediately did our part. If I am asked again and I have the same opportunity, I will repeat it in a heart beat.
Investing in you was ‘riskless’ risk: it only had an upside and absolutely no downside.
Thank you for making us proud and demonstrating that believing in you was not a mistake.
Congratulations comrade, scholar Nyei…