Enyonam “Enyo” J. Kpomblekou-Ademawou, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management in the pre-professional track from the School of Health Professions is announced as the speaker for UAB's undergraduate ceremony. Kpomblekou-Ademawou has earned presidential and dean’s list honors. 

Most recently, she was student analyst for Cooper Green Mercy Health Services in a student-led group, where she assessed its current state using SWOT and Gap analyses, streamlined outpatient development through strategic, business and marketing plans, and delivered strategic opportunity policies to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, via Armika Berkley, CEO of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services. 

Kpomblekou-Ademawou has been active throughout her journey at UAB. She is a project support analyst for UAB Highland’s 4 North Discharge Efficiency Project and the Tinsley-Harrison 9 South Discharge Efficiency Project under UAB Health System’s Department of Performance Excellence. She also served on the African Student Association’s executive board as the secretary of the organization.

After graduation, Kpomblekou-Ademawou will pursue her Master of Science degree in Health Informatics at UAB in the fall 2019 semester and hopes to then pursue a Master of Science degree in Health Administration and a Ph.D. in public health. Kpomblekou-Ademawou says she developed a passion for addressing health care disparities through research; her research focused on metastatic breast cancer in African American women. She wishes to become a health care leader who helps foster a positive health consensus, to combat health disparities within underrepresented communities within the Southeast and abroad.

This summer, approximately 1,666 students will graduate from UAB, and nearly 1,000 are expected to participate in the ceremonies. Undergraduate diplomas will be awarded to students in a university ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. A doctoral hooding and commencement ceremony for nearly all graduate programs will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Both ceremonies will be held in Bartow Arena on UAB's campus.