University of Baltimore’s Finest, Dabo and Jones-Fosu, Set to Inspire Baltimore…and then the World

Susan Zacur (provost) presented Ibrahim Dabo with the President's Award for "Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Outstanding Contributions to Community Service and The University Of Baltimore." Photo Credit: David Hahn.

Susan Zacur (provost) presented Ibrahim Dabo with the President’s Award for “Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Outstanding Contributions to Community Service and The University Of Baltimore.” Photo Credit: David Hahn.

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UB’s Finest, Dabo and Jones-Fosu, Set to Inspire Baltimore…and then the World

BALTIMORE ▬ Two exemplary products of the University of Baltimore (UB)—Ibrahim Dabo (B.S. Management Information Systems, ’09) and Justin Jones-Fosu (MBA Leadership and Organizational Learning, ‘09)—will be on Baltimore-based radio station WEAA 88.9FM on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 on a special program “People and Stories that Inspire.”

Since relocating to the U.S. five years ago, Dabo has enjoyed a remarkable academic success. In May 2009, he was "representative of the Senior Class" to speak at the UB Commencement Ceremony.

Dabo has enjoyed a remarkable academic success since relocating to the U.S. five years ago. In May 2009, he was “representative of the Senior Class” to speak at the UB Commencement Ceremony.

Jones-Fosu, host of the station’s “Listen Up! with Justin Jones-Fosu” call-in and interview show, invited Dabo for an exclusive interview to talk about his journey from Africa to the U.S. five years ago, where he has excelled in the academic sector and community service. The program will run from 7-8pm and also broadcast live on the Internet via the website WEAA.org.

“I am honored by Justin’s invitation to be interviewed on his show. He is a phenomenal professional and one who inspired me through one of his presentations at the University of Baltimore’s Leadership Certification Program, where I was certified as an ‘Emerging Leader,’” Dabo said. “It’s such a major milestone to now team-up with Justin to inspire others, not just in Baltimore but around the world.”

“The main idea is to provide inspiration in a world that is bombarded with negative news and gossip. This show is about providing hope and highlighting the possibilities,” Jones-Fosu told Ib’s Blog.

Jones-Fosu will release his first book “Inspiration for Life: Dream Bigger, Do More, Live Fuller!” on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 at the Murphy Fine Arts Center—2201 Argonne Dr, Baltimore, MD—starting 7pm. All are welcome to join him as he sets yet another successful path to an illustrious career.

Jones-Fosu is host of 88.9FM's "Listen Up! with Justin Jones-Fosu." He was named the 2008 UB Distinguished Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jones-Fosu is host of 88.9FM’s “Listen Up! with Justin Jones-Fosu.” He was named the 2008 UB Distinguished Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

“It’s a book of Inspirational Poetry designed to help people put their lives into ACTion! This is not your normal poetry as it combines both the intellectual stimulation side of poetry and the results driven side of improving one’s life. After the end of each poem is a section entitled ‘Poetry in ACTion’ that challenges the reader to put what they read into ACTion in their own life,” Jones-Fosu said.

Brief Bio:

Ibrahim Dabo is founder and blogger of Ib’s Blog. At UB, he was an honor student. He was guest speaker at the 2009 Annual UB Scholarship Luncheon Celebration hosted by the university’s President Robert L. Bogomonly, and representative of the Senior Class to speak at the May 2009 UB Commencement Ceremony. 

Dabo, former Africa Editor of Goal.com, if founder and blogger of Ib's Blog

Dabo, 27, is former Africa Editor of Goal.com. He is founder and blogger of Ib’s Blog

On May 3, 2009, Dabo won the following honors: Certificate of Appreciation – UB Student Events Board, Outstanding Member Award for “outstanding contribution and exemplary leadership to the Student Events Board”, Laurence Short Academic Award for International Students for “academic excellence and co-curricular involvement”, Certificate of Merit for “academic excellence within the Management Information Systems Program”, Service Learning Scholar Award for “successfully combining public service with educational goals, thus enhancing student learning while benefiting the larger community”, and  President’s Award for “Academic Excellence, Leadership, and Outstanding Contributions to Community Service and The University Of Baltimore”.

Jones-Fosu is President/CEO (and founder) of JS Training Solutons and Justn INSPIRES

Jones-Fosu, 28, is President/CEO (and founder) of JS Training Solutons and Justin INSPIRES

Justin Jones-Fosu is founder, president and CEO of JS Training Solutions and Justin INSPIRES. At UB, he was certified in the Emerging, Established, and Experienced Leader levels of the Leadership Certification Program. He was also a presenter at the program’s Emerging Leader workshop on “The Once and Future Leader—Coaching and Mentoring for Success.” He worked with the Merrick School of Business Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (EOC) and in 2008 was named the 2008 UB Distinguished Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jones-Fosu was named an INROADS Greater Baltimore-Washington 2007 Alumnus of the Year, for his dedication and contributions to INROADS Mission and in 2008 received national recognition from Ebony magazine in “Young Leaders Under 30 on the Rise.”

For more information about Ibrahim Dabo, visit his website: Ibdabo.com

For more information about Justin Jones-Fosu, visit his website: Jstrainingsolutions.com

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About Ib Dabo

Ib Dabo, founder and executive editor of Ib Talk Online, is a writer, journalist, photographer, and communications and IT leader whose mission is to inspire and work with people to make a difference in our world. Visit his official website - www.IbDabo.com - to learn more. Follow @IbDabo on Twitter and also @IbTalkOnline on Twitter.