8 years ago, Annie Ibok presented her son Emem with a half-dollar on move-in day at Howard University. She presented that half-dollar with with the agreement that her son would return it to her only after he had obtained his engineering degree. On graduation day Emem presented that half-dollar back to his mother and went on to serve his community, being a founding member of TRUST: A Society For Men and serving as Vice President of the newly chartered Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Seattle . It is through that involvement in which his passions are manifested into action. She unfortunately did not get to enjoy the fruits of her labor, passing away shortly after he graduated. Emem created The Annie Ibok Scholarship in her honor to provide financial aid to underserved students in their undergraduate studies.