Spring 2013 | Posse Boston Quarterly
Scholar Leads on Campus as Bucknell Student President
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Adedotun Odewale (Bucknell Posse 3) addresses guests at the 2013 Posse Boston Awards Ceremony.
Student body president and senior Adedotun “Dotun” Odewale of Bucknell Posse 3 embodies excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Since his first year on campus, during which he received the Kenneth G. Langone Scholarship in recognition of his “high integrity, loyalty and steadfast determination,” he has been striving for success.
“Posse has been influential in developing me as a leader on campus,” Dotun says. “The entire Posse experience has helped me become more confident in my leadership abilities, especially the valuable skills I gained through Pre-Collegiate Training and my many years attending the PossePlus Retreats.”
Dotun’s leadership abilities have earned him a number of positions on the Bucknell campus and within his local community. As the president of the Bucknell student body this fall, Adedotun led several new initiatives including registering more than 700 students to vote. He directs a congress of 60 student representatives and serves as the co-chair of the Committee on Student Engagement, University Council and Lewisburg Borough Council. Dotun is also a founder and the current vice president of the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity.
In addition, Dotun has demonstrated leadership in Posse Boston’s Career Program. While working at Travelers Insurance Company last summer, Dotun led a team of five interns nationwide to develop efficiency models for underwriting risky businesses. He also spent a summer at Ropes & Gray LLP.
Dotun attributes much of his success as a leader to the support he has received from his Posse and his mentors.
“When I struggled in my freshman year, it was my Posse and mentors that encouraged me to keep going and to remain steadfast in my education,” says Dotun.