The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 19, 2014

Fulton historical program is last installment in immigration series


The Clinton Herald

---- — FULTON, Ill. — The final program in the “Immigrants in Fulton,” series will be presented Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at the Fulton (Martin House) Museum.

Dr. Gbenga Ayangbille, vice president of research development and laboratory services at Agri-King, Inc., will share his experiences as an emigrant from Nigeria to America. Ayangbille received his Veterinary of Science degree in Nigeria in 1978. His M.S. in Animal Sciences and Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition were earned at Virginia Tech in 1989. He worked in Kenya under a United Nations program (1989-1991).

Like the other immigrants who have made presentation in this series, Ayangbille’s journey from his homeland to the United States offers the audience a glimpse of the unique challenges each one experienced. His topic will cover the many challenges and rewards of acclimating to a new country.

Refreshments will be served. The museum is handicap accessible.