OBITUARY

Dr. George Ougo Ogum

August 21, 1947August 5, 2018
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George Ougo Ogum was the first-born of nine children, born to Daniel and Naomi Ogum, in Kendu Bay, Kenya, on August 21, 1947.

Raised in Kenya, he earned his BA in political science and history from the University of Nairobi, in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by an MA in economics and accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in finance and applied economics from the University of Memphis in 1990.

Dr. Ogum joined the La Sierra University family in 1997, serving since that time as associate professor of finance in the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business. He also previously served as associate professor of finance at Oakwood College (now University) in Huntsville, Alabama; and before that was assistant professor of finance at Virginia State University and Liberty University, as well as lecturer in economics and finance at the University of Memphis.

A scholar of finance, Professor Ogum maintained a consistent interest in Africa’s developing financial markets. He published multiple articles relating to these markets in scholarly journals and participated regularly in scholarly conferences at which they were discussed. Throughout his academic career he received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding teaching and research.

Dr. Ogum is survived by his wife, Mical Ougo; his six children: Caroline Lisk, Dr. Evelyn Diop, Rebecca Ougo, Jackie Ougo, Javan Ougo, and George Ogum, Jr.; nine grandchildren; as well as five siblings, and his mother, Naomi Ogum.

Dr. Ogum will be remembered for his deep caring spirit for his students and others, his gentle demeanor, and his knowing smile.

  • FAMILY

  • Mical Ougo, Wife
  • His six children: Caroline Lisk, Dr. Evelyn Diop, Rebecca Ougo, Jackie Ougo, Javan Ougo, and George Ogum, Jr.; nine grandchildren; as well as five siblings, and his mother, Naomi Ogum.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Jonathan Howell

August 17, 2018

I loved my grandfather in the time I knew him. He also told me family, school, and above God are number one. The rest are luxury.

Dellin and Nicole Smith

August 7, 2018

Dr. Ogum,
Dellin and I had the honor and pleasure of meeting you once in 2014. Please know that you left a lasting and loving impression on us.
We often smile when we come to the red light on West Nursery Rd, close to BWI airport. You lovingly told Dellin " no turn on red". From that day to this, we do not turn on red.
We grew to love you from that day.

Rest well, Dr. Ogum, Rest Well.

Dellin and Nicole Smith
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Thankgiving 2017 -daughter moments

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Dad and daughter Becky

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Daddy and son George Jr.

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Dad, Mical(wife) and his student

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November 2016 Seattle
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Loving moments!

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Biography

George Ougo Ogum was the first-born of nine children, born to Daniel and Naomi Ogum, in Kendu Bay, Kenya, on August 21, 1947.

Raised in Kenya, he earned his BA in political science and history from the University of Nairobi, in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by an MA in economics and accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in finance and applied economics from the University of Memphis in 1990.

Dr. Ogum joined the La Sierra University family in 1997, serving since that time as associate professor of finance in the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business. He also previously served as associate professor of finance at Oakwood College (now University) in Huntsville, Alabama; and before that was assistant professor of finance at Virginia State University and Liberty University, as well as lecturer in economics and finance at the University of Memphis.

A scholar of finance, Professor Ogum maintained a consistent interest in Africa’s developing financial markets. He published multiple articles relating to these markets in scholarly journals and participated regularly in scholarly conferences at which they were discussed. Throughout his academic career he received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding teaching and research.

Dr. Ogum is survived by his wife, Mical Ougo; his six children: Caroline Lisk, Dr. Evelyn Diop, Rebecca Ougo, Jackie Ougo, Javan Ougo, and George Ogum, Jr.; nine grandchildren; as well as five siblings, and his mother, Naomi Ogum.

Dr. Ogum will be remembered for his deep caring spirit for his students and others, his gentle demeanor, and his knowing smile.