After Olufemi “Femi” Paschal Ogunkorode, a popular pharmacy student, honor student and tennis player, passed away unexpectedly, his family established a memorial fund in his honor to recognize students who exemplified Femi’s many positive qualities.
University of the Sciences honors its friend’s legacy by hosting the annual Femi Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, which welcomes teams from across the region each spring. The University donates all proceeds from the tournament, including entry fees and other revenues, to the Femi Memorial Fund.
“We do this to keep Femi’s memory alive,” says campus recreation director Marc Caserio, who cochairs the tournament. “He was a great all-around person: friendly, personable, always interacting with people. He did well academically and was an unbelievable athlete.”