What They’ve Said.
Process clarifies potential. I’m a living work in progress.
ERINN FARRELL, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER @ THE COVEN
Thirteen years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Profit when he approached the Sigma Table at the MCAE kickoff the first week of college. After joining Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. the second semester of his freshman year in the Spring 2011, three months into the organization, Profit was already holding a national position in the organization as the International Collegiate Member at Large. He concurrently served as Chapter President for the local chapter—Pi Eta. He took the chapter to new heights through the experience gained from serving on the General Board. In 2013, he was elected by the Brotherhood as the International 2nd Vice President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., a position which made him the 3rd most powerful Sigma in the fraternity. He had the opportunity to lead the whole brotherhood into the organizations Centennial Year. I’ve had the opportunity to see him receive high praise from brothers all across the world, old and young, thanking him for his hard work and dedication to our organization. Words cannot express how proud I am of Profit Idowu. He always finishes what he starts and finishes it well! Profit represents Minnesota with class, honor, and respect. The sky is the limit for this young professional.
SAM NDELY, PHILANTHROPIC ADVISOR @ THE MINEAPOLIS FOUNDATION
Profit Idowu! Many great things can be said about this young and aspiring individual. I have had multiple opportunities to witness Profit’s innate ability to succeed in many situations and environments. From his days as a high school student to an accomplished University Undergraduate, he displays intelligence through determination, fervent focus and strong work ethic. There are those who are destined to succeed; and there are those who are determined to succeed. Profit is both.
Justice P. Sikakane, IT MANAGER @ HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST
Profit is an outstanding individual in many ways, and his strengths quickly come to the surface! He is a talented speaker and presenter, he is enthusiastic in his efforts, he naturally encourages and recognizes talent in others, and he is skilled in building community and connection. Beyond all this, however, I found Profit to be VERY OPEN to feedback and guidance. On more than one occasion, he jumped on opportunities for growth and achievement that I mentioned to him in passing, and his initiative took me by surprise. Profit is self-reflective, driven, compassionate, and would be an asset to any team.
Orkideh Mohajeri PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR @ WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
Profit is a self-made man with ambition like no other. One of his greatest qualities is punctuality. Rest assured that the job will get done in his hands. He has the ability to produce results in a timely fashion while possessing creativity like no other—a combination not found in many.
THOMAS AFFOLTER, Mechanical Insulator @ International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators – Local 34
It is a long established fact that twitter fingers aren’t always nice. In this case, I’m glad they are.
We're also super excited to hear tonight's keynote @ProfitIdowu! #UMNExcellence17 #UMNproud https://t.co/kUqOuDTC9o— Student Unions UofM (@umnSUA) April 4, 2017
Thank you @ProfitIdowu fo telling our student leaders to remember they are human beings too! Not just human doers! #UMNExcellence17— UMN-Education Minn. (@UMNEdMn) April 4, 2017
Thank u award winners, @diversityUMN & @ProfitIdowu for an inspiring Equity & Diversity Breakfast today. My remarks https://t.co/NzvhPBTPvy pic.twitter.com/Sa7zqyZCeL— Eric W. Kaler (@PrezKaler) November 17, 2016
awww, thank you @ProfitIdowu - exceptional alumni like YOU are the reason I love working at the U! @UMNAdam @diversityUMN @UMNAlumni— Jon Ruzek (@JonHigherEd) November 17, 2016
Wonderful keynote @ProfitIdowu! Thank you for sharing your story with us this morning. #UMNAlumni #UMNProud pic.twitter.com/44ykZk6i0D— A. Frazier (@AFrazier410) November 17, 2016
@ProfitIdowu Appreciate you sharing the gift of your wisdom & experience. Thanks for bravely being part of our crosswalk today.— Grant Anderson (@GrantThink) November 17, 2016
Anytime.We all look up to.You're role model for a lot of high school students including me, being African American. https://t.co/tEMFJbhEZN— ❣S A Y N A B ❣ (@saynabjama11) October 11, 2015
@profitidowu thank you for the great speech! pic.twitter.com/xpCkpCfXcg— Papa D (@abatte) October 10, 2015
@ProfitIdowu loved your #4ThoughtJewels! #umnproud of the inspiration you brought to #futuregophers today— U of M Admissions (@UofMAdmissions) October 10, 2015
@ProfitIdowu Excellent advice 4 the Class of 2018. U make a lot of us proud including me & @BeGreekUMN @UMN_CEHD @PiEtaSigmas @UMNHousing— Amelious Whyte (@AmeliousW) August 28, 2014
I love @ProfitIdowu! He's so supportive!— Rhonda Hylton (@rhondahylton) August 17, 2015
Inspired by keynote @ProfitIdowu "Use momentum & motivation to make an impact on your community" #PowerOfNine #UMNExcellence17 #UMNproud— Student Unions UofM (@umnSUA) April 4, 2017
Powerful keynote from @diversityUMN Breakfast by U alum @ProfitIdowu: The crosswalk of my Nigerian-American life: https://t.co/2b6CDXwB9n pic.twitter.com/UWanu8W4Rw— Campus Climate UMN (@CampusClimateMN) November 18, 2016
At @diversityUMN 's Equity & Diversity Breakfast. @ProfitIdowu's gave an amazing keynote with a s/o to my great colleague @JonHigherEd!— A. Frazier (@AFrazier410) November 17, 2016
@ProfitIdowu sharing his story @diversityUMN Annual Equity and Diversity breakfast pic.twitter.com/wc2fj7l856— Shakeer Abdullah (@Shak06) November 17, 2016
@ProfitIdowu your speech was amazing and inspiring— ❣S A Y N A B ❣ (@saynabjama11) October 10, 2015
@ProfitIdowu very powerful message today @Experience Minnesota! Especially enjoy PTB!— Eugene Mason (@genomase) October 10, 2015
I'm so proud. @ProfitIdowu is dropping knowledge for our prospective students! #4ThoughtJewels pic.twitter.com/BAf2K5Zg1F— Dr. Lamar R. Hylton (@DrLamarHylton) October 10, 2015
Awesome @UMN2018 Convocation speech by @ProfitIdowu today. Great advice and very inspiring!— Carolyn Kruse (@Carol1n_Kruse) August 29, 2014
So proud of my frat brother @ProfitIdowu! Speaking at Convocation is an achievement! #MAB #Inspiration #UMN18— papi mike (@MagicMiiike) August 28, 2014
What advice do you have for the first year class? @ProfitIdowu says, "Be ambitious, and be the driver of your dreams." #UMN18 #Convocation— UMN Housing (@UMNHousing) August 28, 2014
He's the definition of a leader MT @JonHigherEd awesome, @ProfitIdowu is speaking at #UMN18 new student convocation! http://t.co/IXILNRCKsG— Matt Hilker (@mthilker) August 28, 2014
⚡️Props to our man @ProfitIdowu for staring down an arena full of Gophers and inspiring them to a great year⚡️ pic.twitter.com/reDHiPpbRL— jeff kling (@Mutzenpapa) August 28, 2014