CPS Announces The 2011 Distinguished Award Nominees

The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) is proud to announce the nominees for the 2011 CPS Distinguished Awards. These individuals of Cameroonian descent have been exemplary as leaders and continue to hold high the flag of our beloved Cameroon.
July 4, 2011 - PRLog -- The 2011 CPS Award Nominees are:

2011 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Arts
1). Richard Bona – Jazz Musician
2). Karine Plantadit – Broadway Performer
3). Achille Mbembe – Historian & Political Scientist

2011 CPS Distinguished Award for Excellence in the Sciences
1). Mathias Fobi, M.D., (Bariatric Surgeon)
2). John Nkengasong, PhD (Virologist)
3). Fombe Ndiforchu, M.D, MBA, MPH., (Pediatric Surgeon)

2011 CPS Distinguished Award for Service
1). Melissa Nambangi, Executive Director, Minnesota African Women’s Association
2). Pierre Roger Lambo Sandjo aka Lapiro de Mbanga - Artist
3). Beatrice Wamey, CEO Nascent Solutions

2011 CPS Distinguished Award for Leadership
1). Christopher Che, President/CEO – Hooven Dayton Corp
2). Yves Bollanga, Founder – Afrotainment TV
3). Colin Ebarko Mukete, Chairman – MTN Cameroon

“Cameroonian of the Year” – 2011
1). Gilbert Tsimi Evouna, Government Delegate to the Yaounde Urban Council
2). Constant Nemale, Founder & President – AFRICA 24
3). Paul K. Fokam, PhD., Chairman – Afriland First Bank, Cameroon

While each of these nominees is eminently qualified, the CPS asks the public to help select the eventual recipient by voting using the following link below:

The 2011 awards will be presented during the Awards Banquet at the 2011 CPS Distinguished Annual Congress scheduled to July 30, 2011 at the Hilton Washington D.C North/Gaithersburg Hotel. Please visit the Congress website for additional information (http://congress.cpsociety.org/).

About the Distinguished Awards
Every year, the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) gives out awards to individuals, groups or organizations of Cameroonian descent as recognition for their outstanding contributions made with significant impacts on humanity in general and in the lives of Cameroonians in particular. The award categories include the Arts, Sciences, Service, Leadership and the “Cameroonian of the Year.”

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The Cameroon Professional Society (“CPS”) seeks to fundamentally transform our communities by leveraging the expertise, leadership and extensive networks of Cameroonian and African professionals both in the United States and abroad. With a focus on nurturing a robust network of patriotic leaders and entrepreneurs, the CPS believes in the strength of our collective union, to critically analyze our problems and propose concrete solutions to foster our development. Without regard to political ideology, linguistic preference or ethnic origins, the CPS projects a united front to empower us to seek novel ways of transforming our communities and our country. Through various symposia, seminars, leadership initiatives, philanthropic projects and business forums, the CPS directly engages the citizenry to spur development.
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