Albert Nguidjol is currently the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of IINJ.
He has been a member of the Board since 2007, the same year in which he received IINJ's American Dream Award for his accomplishments.
is originally from Cameroon.
He has a Master's Degree in Physical Education.
Before he came to the US, he was a soccer player for the Cameroon National Team.
He was Head Coach of many Division One teams, and Assistant General Secretary and Chair of the National and International Committee of the Cameroon Soccer Federation.
tenure, in 1998 Cameroon qualified for the World Cup in France, and in 2000 they won the African Cup of Nations in Lagos and the Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney.
came to the US in 2001 with three things: his
determination, and $60.00.
first job was at a carwash making $3.50 an hour.
In 2004, after his
foreign credentials evaluation, Albert
passed the New Jersey Teachers License Certification Exam and found a full-time teaching position in the Newark Public School System.
He is currently the Head Coach of a Boys Varsity Soccer Team and the Assistant Coach of a Boys Varsity Volleyball Team.
In addition to being a former American Dream honoree, Albert
has received several other recognitions and honors.
In 2006, he
was deeply honored when he
was ordained as an elder at his
church in Newark.
In 2007, the Universal Peace Federation
recognized him as "Ambassador for Peace.
In 2009, he
was recognized as "Soccer Coach of the Year" by the Star Ledger of Essex County.
In 2010, he became an honorary member of the National Young Scholars Program.