Academic and Community Awards
Celebrating Black Excellence!
Every year the Black Community Services Center hosts a ceremony celebrating the intellectual vitality, academic achievement, artistic expression, and community service of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our Academic and Community Awards enables us to recognize and say thank you to individuals and groups striving to make our community better. It's also an opportunity to recognize students who achieve a 3.5 or higher.
2023 Academic and Community Awards
Community Services Center Presents: The Annual Academic & Community Awards
Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at the Arrillaga Alumni Center from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PT
Attire is Semi-Formal to Formal and should match with our theme for the year, which is White and Gold with Red Accents
The community awards available for nominations are listed below. Nominate Click here to submit your nominations by April 20th!
Dr. St. Clair Drake Teaching Award (2022 Recipients: Brittany Hull - Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric & Aileen Robinson - Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Studies)
This award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate for this award has inspired students intellectually and demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the intellectual vitality / academic environment of the Black community.
Professional Staff Mentor Award (2022 Recipient: Ashante Johnson, Student Services Officer, African and African American Studies)
This award is presented to a professional staff member or administrator who has provided outstanding support for students through advising, mentoring, coaching and or research.
Frosh Award of Excellence (2022 Recipient: Mikayla Tillery)
This award is presented to a Frosh that has demonstrated commitment to the Black community via activities including but not limited to: participating in BVSO’s, dorm council, service learning, and/or mentorship.
Student Organization Leadership Award (2022 Recipients: Whitney Thomas & Darion Wallace (Grad))
This award is presented to two students, an undergraduate and a graduate, who have shown exceptional leadership within their student organizations. Ideal candidates for this award are those students who have taken on various leadership roles within their organization and / or have made innovative changes in order to help their organization make a positive impact on Stanford’s Black community.
Community Service Award (2022 Recipients: Habeeb Jimoh, Meghan Perrie Anna Hunter & Davon Robertson-Co Presidents, GSB Black Business Student Association (BBSA))
This award is presented to two students, an undergraduate and a graduate, who have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to public service. Ideal candidates for this award have dedicated time and energy to community service endeavors that have made positive contributions to individuals and / or organizations.
Arts Award (2022 Recipients: Kiara Dunbar & Lauren Howell (Grad))
This award is presented to two students, an undergraduate and a graduate, who have excelled in the area(s) of music, dance, theatre and / or visual arts. An ideal candidate for this award is someone who has pronounced dedication to the arts and has freely shared their talent to enhance the Black Community or represent the community in a positive way.
Best Program / Event of the Year Award (2022 Recipient: Black Gender Marginalized Collective, Pink Party)
This award is presented to a Black Volunteer Undergrad and/or Graduate Student Organization that has demonstrated exceptional collaboration skills on a program or event. Ideal candidates for this award have not only contributed financially to an event, but all groups worked together consistently from creation, coordination, and execution of the event.
BVSO of the Year Award (2022 Recipient: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Chi Chapter)
This award is presented to a Black Volunteer Undergrad and/or Graduate Student Organization that has executed consistent quality programming that has impacted the community in a significant and / or unique way. Ideal nominees are organizations with consistent excellence in programming and / or organizations that have shown great improvement.
Nominate Click here to submit your nominations by April 20th!