Monday, December 13, 2010

Center for HBCU Media Advocacy Announces Nominees for Inaugural HBCU Awards

First National Awards Ceremony Recognizing HBCU Achievements

The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy Inc., has announced the finalists for the inaugural 2011 HBCU Awards to be held on March 18, 2011 at the North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Event Center beginning at 7:00 p.m. Crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement, the HBCU Awards is the first and only event to recognize the influence and impact of HBCUs on American culture.

“Historically black colleges and universities have authored and continue to author some of the great American success stories in higher education and personal achievement,” says Center Founder and Executive Director Jarrett L. Carter, Sr. “These awards provide an national opportunity for recognition and celebration, for the HBCU communities that have long wished for these stories to have a place among national headlines.”

A three-month nomination process received more than 1,000 entries submitted by administrators, students, alumni, faculty and supporters of HBCUs throughout the country. Finalists were selected by Center leadership, and winners will be named by a panel of HBCU students, alumni and administrators. Winners will be announced on the evening of the ceremony.

Among the categories are: HBCU of the Year, HBCU President of the Year, HBCU Student of the Year, HBCU Alumnus of the Year, Best HBCU Choir, Best HBCU Marching Band, Best HBCU Student Publication, and more. To see a list of all categories and nominees, visit

Based in Baltimore, MD, the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc. seeks to promote the mission, culture and development of America’s historically black colleges and universities through new media exposure, training and education. The HBCU Awards are the Center’s primary fundraising initiative, and all proceeds raised by the awards are tax deductible contributions made to support the Center’s mission, objectives, and student scholarship funding for HBCU students in and around the host city.

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