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August 16, 2011

La Salle University Alum Peter Ajak Featured on CNN’s African Voices Series

La Salle University alumnus Peter Ajak and his journey from African refugee camps as a “Lost Boy of Sudan,” to Philadelphia and La Salle, and then to Harvard and The World Bank, were featured on CNN’s African Voices.

Ajak graduated magna cum laude from La Salle in 2007 with a degree in economics. As a student, he served on the Students’ Government Association and was the recipient of several scholarships and awards including the Joseph Flubacher Scholarship, which is given annually to an economics student, and the James Finnegan Memorial Award, which is given to a student who is planning a future in government or public service.

After graduation, he enrolled in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a master’s degree in public administration/international development in 2009. Dedicated to his home country, Ajak is currently an economist with The World Bank in Juba in southern Sudan.

Read our 2006 story about Peter Ajak as a La Salle student:
Peter Ajak, Survivor of a Horrific Civil War in Sudan, is Preparing Himself at La Salle University to Make the World a Better Place