Charles Awuah-Ansah

Profile Updated: June 13, 2022
Charles Awuah-Ansah
Residing In: KUMASI Ghana
Occupation: President/CEO - Emma Konadu Memorial Medical Center, Kumasi. Ghana.
Children: Blessed with two great kids- A son and a daughter Anthony Ansah More…- born 1973, lives in London , IT admin for Community One Union. Dawn Sessions born 1976. Lives in Omaha with her husband and son, Business Mgr. Marriott Reservations Center.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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School Story:

So many fond memories of my 1 year as an AFS exchange student at LSE High. Learned to eat hot dogs, burgers and apple pie.
I want to say thank you to the whole class of 1970 for making me feel at home and enjoy my year as one of you - A true Knight.
So many stories to fill volumes....Everyone always had a smile for me...hope you are still smiling....Great times with Greg Chase, Kathy Abrams, Laura Boretti, Greg and Lisa Nicklas,Tina Adams, Janie Tinstman, Jim Graul, Don Van Horn, Bill Bennett, Deb Hoy, Ann Nordstrom, Sue Hitz, Peggy Rutledge, Debra Jochum, Jordan Kominsky, Bob McIntyre. Sadie Hawkins, Senior Prom, football games, Graduation...skipping for lunch with Greg Chase and the gang....Oh!!! there was the time when I was driving Greg Chase's car ( I was not allowed to drive as an AFS student)... we were on a dirt road outside Lincoln ....we were having fun for a while until we saw the LSE High Principal coming from the opposite direction. We both took a dive under the dashboard with the car moving over 50 MPH ...but thanks to my "professional driving", we made it...The Lord looks out for fools sometimes.

** Special Memories of LSE (i.e., favorite teacher, class, activity)

Mrs. DeMars - English teacher

** Life lesson learned at LSE – not in the classroom

Listen carefully and speak louder and slower.

Any higher education or advanced degrees?

MA Economics and Marketing. Cardiovascular & Infectious Disease Specialist - Merck & Company Cardiovascular Specialist - Johnson & Johnson Cardiovascular Specialist - Schering - Plough Pharmaceuticals. Cardiovascular/Endocrine Specialist - Abbott Labs Pharmaceuticals.
Cardiovascular Specialist - Nitromed Inc.

** Comments:

After LSE High, I attended Ghana Seconday School for the GCE O'Level and A' Level Advanced Degree certificates, before attending University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1973, where I got a BS degree. Went on to the University of California in Los Angeles to get my MA degree.
Got into pharmaceutical Industry as a Cardiovascular & Infectious Disease specialist for Merck & Company, Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough, Abbott Labs and Nitromed, Inc. over the years.

What do you do now?

Currently running Ultras Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - A company I formed in 1993 to supply over 8,000 chain Food and Drug stores in the US - Eckerd Drug, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Minyards, Fiesta Foods, TX. Grocers Supply, Commercial Mexicana, HEB, Midway Importing. Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals in Mexico and operating my wholesale Distribution center in Ghana, from where I service other countries in Africa. Opened Emma Konadu Memorial Medical Center in Ghana in 2010 - Specializing in : Woundcare, Prostate Infections, Urinary Tract Infections and Infectious Diseases.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Travel to vacation spots, Reading novels, visiting family members in the US, Europe and Africa.
Travel to national parks in the US and Canada...Carnivals in Trinidad, Rio and Key West are always fun.

What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?

Travel to the Far East, China, Hong Kong, India, Fiji, Australia.
Completing my readings in Merging with Siva - Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics.

Places you want to go?

China, Hong Kong, the Far East.

What's the farthest you've been from home?

USA, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Denmark and Brazil comes close.

Favorite Music:

Jazz, Blues, some country and Rock.

Favorite Movies:

Bugsy, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The outlaw Josey Wales.

Favorite Quote:

"History always repeats is also full of instances in which superior nations, organizations, kingdoms and institutions were overcome by smaller ones with the will and the drive to win."

Anything else we should know?

Hello LSE High Class of 1970,

It was just a little over 2 months ago that we had that "thriller of a party" in Lincoln. It was a great opportunity to see old friends again and I cannot thank the organizers enough for all the hard work that made such a wonderful production. Everyone looked so good, healthy and strong. We all have a lot to be thankful for.

Laura, Marty and I were thrilled to be there, to be counted with all the Knights from Lincoln Southeast High. You made us feel at home, gave us a lot of support in 1969 and this homecoming was equally great.

I left Las Vegas on July 9, 2010 to return to Ghana to spend some of my retirement time opening medical clinics to treat a lot of patients suffering from ailments that could be treated with some of the medications that I manufacture in Toluca, Mexico. The first clinic will be opened on October 20, with the second of 15 planned clinics slated to be opened in November of this year.

It is going to be a great adventure with many challenges, but as a Knight from LSE High, I should be able to meet the challenges and turn them into opportunities to improve the quality of life for my people in Ghana and other parts of Africa that will be touched by our program.

My homes in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana are always open for visitors. I will always leave the light on for whenever you get here. I have plenty of rooms to make everyone comfortable. There is a 65 bed hotel next to my house to accommodate additional folks. I will be most thrilled to host any of you anytime. Maybe Jerry can fly a whole gang non-stop from Lincoln to Accra, Ghana......

I love you all and wish you all the best always. Until we meet again (hopefully soon in Ghana), take care and stay out of trouble.

My contact info:
Charles Awuah-Ansah
USA cell: 702-241-5903
Ghana cell: 011 233244180977
Skype: charles_ansah

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