It was tributes galore Thursday, October 29, as faculty, staff and students of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, remembered late Prof. Idorenyin Udoesen Akpan, who passed away on October 29, 2014, after a brief illness.
Until his death, Prof. Akpan, 45, was the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, SAS, and Chair, Communications and Multimedia Design, CMD, program of the University.
In his tribute to late Dean Akpan, Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Associate Dean of SAS and Chair of CMD, who was a former student of the deceased, described him as an intellectual colossus, who redefined the conventional understanding of public relations.
“He was the kind of guy that would speak his mind. He was credible. He was authentic. And in a world of politicalcorrectness, you need authentic, frank people. People that would tell you something as it is, but still be nice. That is what I remember him for, mostly.