Godson Sowah Receives Luther College Young Graduate Award | Securities

Luther College awarded Godson Sowah ’08 the Young Graduate Award for 2022.

Each year, the Young Alumni Award is given to a Luther graduate who has made significant personal achievements, demonstrated leadership abilities, and rendered service to Luther or society. The recipient must have graduated within the past 15 years and exemplify the college’s mission to serve the common good. The announcement was made at the launch event on Sunday, May 22.

“Personally, I was touched by the recognition. I hope my current former comrades have been inspired to find their own calling and do something wonderful with it!” says Sowah. positive impact of our service to others and to the community.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems at Luther, Sowah quickly advanced in her field. He currently serves as Senior Director of Business Consulting at Ernst & Young, overseeing a team of 60 Minneapolis-based consulting professionals working to “build a better world of work” for their clients.

Over the past five years, Sowah has received numerous accolades. The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce named him Young Professional of the Year; Consulting magazine recognized him as a rising star in the profession; the Minneapolis/St. The Paul Business Journal named him a Tech Titan – Community Hero Award winner; and twice, once by Governor Dayton and once by Governor Walz, he was appointed to the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy.

Sowah is committed to closing the educational achievement gap and the employment gap among minorities. After noticing the lack of minorities and women interested in the accounting field, Sowah began to engage with these populations to explore their career opportunities, specifically related to accounting.

For five years, he was president of the group Avenues for Homeless Youth. Sowah has also served as president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants for the past six years.

Speaking at Commencement, Lisa Small Steinbauer ’88, President of the Council of Elders, said, “Obviously, Godson has had incredible success in his career. He also thrived in his vocation. By vocation, I refer to how it serves in the name of the common good. This broader understanding of how we invest our lives is at the heart of Luther College’s mission. Godson Sowah lived this mission with great distinction.

“My experiences at Luther were the building blocks of my journey to find my purpose for leadership professionally and in the community. As a student, I served on the board of trustees as a student representative and I worked the night shift with Decorah Opportunity Homes, training young adults with disabilities; Today, I sit in boardrooms advising Fortune 500 business leaders and coaching low-income Black and Latino high school students. back to north minneapolis about careers in accounting maybe it’s the luther experience that manifests in strong connections between our values ​​and our calling – it’s uniquely luther and i’m proud to be a part of this legacy!” Sowah said.

Sowah is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Privacy Technologist, and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

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