The UCF Africana Studies Program Awards held its annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service and Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 19, 2018. The awards luncheon honors Dr. John T Washington, one of UCF’s first African-American professors, by recognizing UCF students along with community adults and youth who have made outstanding contributions to our local area.
This year’s luncheon theme “Drum Majors for Service” featured renowned historian Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Brooks Higginbotham is also the National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History which was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History.
Recipients of this year’s awards luncheon included “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” host Monica May, of STAR 94.5, Ocoee High School senior Howard Daley and UCF students Uzoamaka Catherine Mbionwu and Andrew Ezigbo.