Kirubell Yohannes Asmamaw

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What can I say, it’s been a great couple of years! From reading group to the Scottish Enlightenment class to rounds of chess, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and observing how you are engaging with life. You have a gift for being real and putting people at ease at the same time – perhaps Biggie helps too! I look forward to seeing where you end up, whether pursuing academia or entrepreneurship or something else.

— Dr. Paul Mueller


  • Raised and educated my son, Biggie
  • Overcame my wrongful arrest and suspension in 2017
  • Founded Urban K-9s, an independent dog training business in 2018 (@realkibaa)
  • Returned to The King’s College in FA-18 and earned a spot on the Dean’s List
  • Pulled cumulative GPA from 1.94 to 3.32 in 7 semesters (3.69 GPA since return)
  • Published in Empire State Tribune and Religion Unplugged
  • Faculty Assistant to Dr. Paul Mueller from 2019-2021 (Economic Thought and Practice, Political Economy, Introduction to Economics)
  • Faculty Assistant to Dr. David Tubbs from 2020-2021 (Constitutional Law, Enlightenment and Liberal Democracy, Statesmanship)
  • Spearheaded website design and assisted in the launch of the Center for the Study of Christianity and the Black Experience (
  • Conducted two independent research projects on: (1) the history of Scottish political economy, slated for the H.O.P.E. journal and (2) the role of the Black Church in transforming American Christianity for Religion Unplugged
  • Completed two internships: HiBob (2019) and The Corcoran Group (2020-2021)
  • Provided campus security as a Student Security Assistant for Thomas (2016-2021)
  • The King’s College Presidential Scholarship
  • Founder’s Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • First-generation college student & graduate
  • Refused to quit


  • Men’s Basketball 2018-2021


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Notes for Kirubell

I can honestly say that TKC will not be the same without you. Thanks for being such a welcoming presence in your many positions around the college. (And thanks for always letting me pet Biggie!). I can’t wait to see where God takes you next.

KR (and Biggie!), I am so glad to have known you these past couple years. Your tenacious energy and love for the people around you make you such a valuable friend. You are wise and motivated and were a wonderful addition to the House and school.

Congratulations! From the moment i met you and saw you i witnessed determination. It’s give me great pleasure to extend a hearty word of congrats! God bless you!

KR, what a pleasure it’s been getting to know you this year. Thanks for always bringing Biggie around, I’ll miss seeing that dynamic duo around campus. You’re going to do incredible things brother, just you wait!

KR (+ Biggie)! Okay, yes, Biggie has been my bud but I’m also thankful to have had you around campus these last few years. Your presence will be greatly missed! Praying for a wonderful future ahead of you.

Thank you for teaching me what true hard work and dedication means. Your life is inspiring and I can’t wait for you to achieve amazing things.
I’m going to miss seeing you (and Biggie) around campus! You are leaving an amazing legacy behind.
Thank you for everything! I appreciate you so much big man

Thankful for your presence in my life and the great company you & Biggie always provided at the Stu. Wishing you all the best and many successes. I’ll see you around! Godspeed!

Congrats my guy. You’re one hell of a fighter, and I know you’ll succeed in life. Let’s box soon 😉

KR! I’m gonna miss you dude. You say I brought positivity, but really it’s you who inspires it. You always have a great attitude and a kind word to say. I wish you nothing but the best!

Great to meet you (and Biggie) in PWS class Kirubell. I appreciate your abilities as a writer and thinker. And I applaud your personal resilience and determination. I know you will go far and I hope you stay in touch. Best Wishes, Prof Glader

Kirubell – Congratulations on finishing strong! I’m glad we got to collaborate on the CSCBE website. You are a talented man, and I look forward to seeing where God leads you!

KR!!! Congratulations man, you’re very inspiring! May God bless you in all your future endeavors!!! (also give Biggie my love too!)


This is a belated acknowledgment of your graduation and many achievements as a student at TKC. I congratulate you heartily! It was a great pleasure to have you as a student, and I thank you for all your help relating to CSCBE. I look forward to staying in touch in the year ahead. DLT

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