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African Students' Association

The African Students’ Association is an innovative group that seeks to provide supportive communities that shall help students nourish their African identity. We seek to celebrate and raise awareness of the diverse African cultures, on campus, and within the Abilene community.

The African Students’ Association was founded by two students, Soo Hun Yoon (Sierra Leone) and Nancy Ndekwe (Rwanda), who wanted to pursue their dream in creating a community at ACU for students who identify with the African culture.

The process for launching ASA began in the fall of 2012, with official approval and review processed in the spring of 2013. ASA officially launched as an ACU organization, under the Office of Multicultural Enrichment in the fall of 2014 and seeks continued growth.

Who We Are/What We Do
We are a group of students who identify with the African culture and desire to create an awareness of the rich and diverse cultures that Africa has to offer. ASA values and promotes community through our events by giving back locally to the Abilene community, as well as contributing globally to our communities back home in Africa. ASA is open to anyone; however, the main focus of our association is on the mother continent of Africa.

The Objectives of African Students’ Association are to:

  1. Equip students with others from similar backgrounds in order to establish a “family” that will aid in the nourishment of their African identities.
  2. Empower the students to excel, exemplify, and enrich.
  3. Provide an avenue to remember and celebrate the diverse African cultures.
  4. Promote the African cultures to the ACU and Abilene community.
  5. Be an innovative group in furthering academic, social, and physical excellence through Christian service and leadership.


President David Mirambi
Vice President Grace-Kelly Muvunyi
Secretary Hayven Tudman
Treasurer Jonathan Rugamba
Historian Laura Hill
Chaplain Steph Muwangi, Prince Ofori
Event Coordinator Rochelle Darko


  • Shannon Kaczmarek

Annual Events:

  • Per semester – CHOMA
  • Fall – African Awareness Week
  • Spring – ProjectREACH