Print Page Email Page
Bookmark and Share
Campus News

713-942-3457
marcom@stthom.edu
Back to News Features
<< Return to News Features

MBA Class Project Inspires Nonprofit
2/5/2013

Photo: Afowiri “Kitz” Fondzenyuy, MBA ’06 and Center for Business Ethics membersAfowiri “Kitz” Fondzenyuy, MBA '06, founder and CEO of the Amom Foundation, presented on his charity to the University of St. Thomas Business Ethics Society on Jan. 12.

 

The recipient of the 2006 Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable Scholarship, Fondzenyuy created Amom in 2006 while taking the business ethics core course with Dr. Michele Simms. What began as Fondzenyuy’s Master of Business Administration project on ethics and corporate social responsibility, eventually opened the door to a career in philanthropic nonprofit management and the opportunity to help to improve health and educational services in his native country of Cameroon, Africa.

 

The Amom Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides education to the rural poor and underprivileged children in Cameroon, Central Africa. The Business Ethics Society is adopting the Amom Foundation as its flagship service project.

 

“The Cameron School of Business has changed my life by helping me find my passion,” Fondzenyuy said. “Dr. Simms taught us about social responsibility and entrepreneurship, and she gave us opportunity to go out into the real world to use our business education to make a difference.”

 

Beginning with a simple shipment of soccer balls to his former village of Ngondzen, Fondzenyuy has nurtured the class project into Amom Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Amom recently raised funds to purchase 251 English textbooks for the primary school in his village.

 

“You tend to forget the impact that little things can have on people,” he said. “That was the wakeup call that led me to where I am.”

---
Pictured: Afowiri “Kitz” Fondzenyuy, MBA ’06 and Center for Business Ethics members


<< Return

<< Return to News Features

Apply Now

Apply Now 

Start planning for your future at UST with our free application.

Apply now
 

Catholic Identity

Apply Now​ 

Faith is an important component of our Catholic education.

Read more

Featured News

DOE Grant Funds International Studies Certificate
11/21/2014

The University of St. Thomas was awarded a two-year grant for approximately $176,000 fr...

University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.
Site Map
Contact Us
  University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
     
  713-522-7911
     
Follow Us
like us on facebook follow us on youtube follow us on twitter see us on instagram follow us on Tumblr follow us on linkedin join us on google plus
Contact Us
  University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
     
  713-525-3500
     

Follow Us

 

Copyright © 2014 University of St. Thomas.
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Clery Act | Title IX | Employment

 

  • like us on facebook
  • follow us on youtube
  • follow us on twitter
  • see us on instagram
  • follow us on Tumblr
  • follow us on linkedin
  • join us on google plus