FSU Alumni Association

James Kassaga Arinaitwe - The Reubin O'D. Askew Award

Friday, November 3, 2017


“At Florida State, I had professors who challenged me to go into positions of leadership, and it was through the plethora of opportunities that I realized the importance of servant leadership,” said Arinaitwe. “Florida State afforded me the education, both academically and in leadership, to be able to return to my country in Africa.”

James Kassaga Arinaitwe (B.S. '09, MPH '11) was one of four recipients of the Reubin O'D. Askew Award honored during the Young Alumni Award Dinner in Tallahassee, Fla. on Friday, November 3, 2017.

The Askew Award was created to honor young alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater. It is the highest honor bestowed upon recent graduates by the FSU Alumni Association.


Arinaitwe was not able to attend the awards dinner in Tallahassee. He sent his acceptance speech from Uganda.