Mr. Tom Nchotu
at the time of his death, was the Chairman of the Parish Council of the Catholic Community of Cameroonians in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The de facto Grand Coordinator of Roman Catholics amongst Cameroonians in the D.C. area.
Tom was the Secretary General of the Santa-Njong Cultural & Development Association in America, NCUDA-USA, for about five(5) years. Santa-Njong is a small vibrant village in the NW Region of Cameroon about 23km from Bamenda.
He was the President of the alumni association of St. Augustine's College Nso, SAEXSA. He attended St. Augustine's College from 1972 until 1977 from where he obtained his GCE O-Levels. He then moved to Cameroon Protestant College CPC Bali from 1977 until 1979 where he obtained his GCE A-Levels.
Tom attended Yaounde University, where he obtained his first degree. He then began his teaching career, which took him to various towns and villages throughout the national territory including Bafoussam, Bandja, Bertoua, Mankon-Bamenda, Bali, CPC Bali, then Kumbo and Santa. He continued his studies at ENS-Yaounde, then taught in Bamenda prior to relocating to the United States of America. In the United States he became a certified teacher, and taught at Crossland High School in Suitland, Maryland.
He was a great man, very caring father, a wonderful brother, uncle, God fearing and family man. He leaves behind him, mom, Mama Cecilia; his wife of 21 years Magdalene Nchotu nee Fongwen and six children namely -Serge, Levi, Gaelle, Ghislain, Tatiana and Schmidt Nchotu to mourn him.