HAMPTON, Va. (May 22, 2018) — The 2018 HBCU Awards finalists have been announced and Hampton University’s President Dr. William R. Harvey will be the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, which will also be formally named in his honor during this year’s awards ceremony. The 2018 HBCU Awards will be held on June 22, 2018 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel at 6:00 p.m.
“This is a once in a lifetime honor for me,” said Dr. Harvey. “This recognition is truly meant to be this year; coinciding with Hampton University’s 150th anniversary year and my 40th year of being President. I hope the legacy of this award will inspire leaders in higher education and ensure future HBCU students, staff, faculty and alumni to strive to uphold THE standard of excellence that I have experienced over my career.”
The HBCU Awards is a national awards ceremony that honors individual and institutional achievement at historically black colleges and universities throughout the country. Winners are selected based on merit of accomplishment and for producing positive coverage of HBCU communities.
Hampton University received six total nominations for this year’s awards, including Ruth Carter as Female Alumna of the Year. Carter is a two-time Academy Award nominated costume designer and the first African American woman to be nominated for an Oscar in costume design. Dr. Harvey is also a nominee in the category for Male Alumnus of the Year, representing his alma mater Talladega College. Dr. Harvey was the first recipient of the 'Male President of the Year' award in the inaugural HBCU Awards in 2011.
2018 Dr. William R. Harvey Award/finalist:
- Inaugural winner of the William R. Harvey - Lifetime Achievement Award
- Male Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Wlliam R. Harvey - Talladega College
The 2018 Hampton University finalists are:
- Female Alumna of the Year – Ruth Carter
- Best Student Government Association - Hampton University
- Best Research Center – Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Science Research
- Best Business Program – Hampton University School of Business
- Male Athlete of the Year – Maximilian Kuester
- Female Student of the Year – Martha Baye
About the HBCU Awards
Created by HBCU Digest Founding Editor Jarrett L. Carter Sr. in 2011 and crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement, the HBCU Awards is the first national awards event to recognize the influence and impact of HBCUs on American culture.
For more information about the HBCU Awards visit: https://hbcudigest.com/.