YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Chibuike Obinnakwelu of Union was one of 65 students given special recognition at Youngstown State University's annual Student Awards Banquet. Obinnakwelu, a junior Exercise Science PT Track major, received the Presidential Mentor award in recognition of serving as a presidential mentor.

The event was sponsored by YSU Student Government, Student Experience and Student Activities.

Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that offers nearly 13,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known for its focus on academic research and creative programs that transform its students into successful professionals, scholars and leaders. Located in the heart of the Tech Belt between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, YSU provides opportunities for students to actively participate with accomplished faculty, often in one-on-one settings, on advanced research and creative collaborations. The beautiful 145-acre campus includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and performance facilities, a variety of on-campus housing options and recreational facilities among the best in the nation. For more information, visit www.ysu.edu.