A longtime Rogers State University faculty member became one of the U.S.’s newest citizens during a citizenship ceremony on Tuesday.
Dr. Juliet Evusa, RSU Associate Professor and Greg Kunz Endowed Chair of Communications, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a Tuesday afternoon ceremony in Tulsa. Evusa joined the RSU faculty in 2005.
RSU President Dr. Larry Rice extended his congratulations on behalf of the university.
“We have been honored to have Dr. Evusa as a member of the RSU family for many years, and she has greatly enriched the lives of our students,” Rice said. “The process of becoming a U.S. citizen is a very special moment, and we extend our hearty congratulations to her on this major accomplishment.”
Originally from Kenya, Dr. Evusa joined RSU in 2005 after earning doctoral and master’s degrees in telecommunication, a master’s in international affairs, and a graduate certificate in women’s studies, all from Ohio University. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Baroda in India.
She was the 2014 winner of the Pixley Faculty Senate Award for Excellence, which is the university highest honor bestowed on a faculty member. Her area of academic focus is the evaluation, analysis, and diagnosis of modern information communication technologies as tools for socio-economic development in low-income societies. She has presented extensively on issues related to Africa, including mass media, cultural issues, and socio-economic empowerment.
Evusa expressed her appreciation for the support she received during the citizenship process.
“This accomplishment would not have been possible without the support that I have received from my wonderful colleagues and the administration as well,” Evusa said. “Thank you all for being supportive.”