On October 31 the Educational Opportunity Fund(EOF) program sponsored an event that brought NBC 10 sports reporter, Vai Sikahema, to the Camden Campus of Camden County College to share his story.
Vai immigrated to the U.S. from Tongo when he was seven-years-old. He lived in poverty and trained as a boxer. Vai went on to play football for BYU and eventually was drafted into the NFL before earning his college degree. It took him 22 years to complete his bachelor’s and then he went on to earn his master’s degree. His message was one of perseverance, drive, and education. President Borden presented Vai with a certificate of appreciation for his time and students were able to ask questions and take photos.
Thank you Vai Sikahema!