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The POWER of 10: Black Alumni Achiever Awards> FEB 11TH


Its that time of year to start preparing for our annual Black History Month event where we celebrate our own!! The Black Alumni Achiever Awards are taking place on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the UIC Forum. 

As a financial* member of the UIC Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC), you are invited to nominate alumni who have made significant contributions in their industry or community for an award in one of the following categories:


1. Pioneer Award - Alumni from one of the first 10 classes who helped to create student opportunities and/or facilities that are available for students today.

Previous recipient - Alicia McCray (Class of 1972)

2. Distinguished Service - An alum who has given 10+ years of service to the UIC community. Their contributions have helped to shape this campus and the greater Chicagoland area.

Previous recipient - Dr. Michael Toney ( Class of 1973)

3. Community Advocate - Leader in their community. Gives significantly to community development. This individual is a change agent who advocates for the underserved.

Previous recipient - Anita Andrews - Hutchinson (Class of 1995)

4. Global Impact - Alumni whose work in their career field has allowed them to make a significant impact outside of the United States. They are a leader in their industry. 

Previous recipient -  Charles Phillipe Jean-Pierre (Class of 2006)

5. Lifetime Achievement -  Awarded to an alum who has consistently over a period of more than 25+ years has neen a beacon of service and support to UIC students or other people through their employment or volunteer service. 

Previous recipient - Professor Sterling Plumpp (UIC Emeritus Faculty Member '71-01)

6. Outstanding Young Alumnus (2)- Recent graduate (within last 5 years) who is making significant progress in their prospective career field and community.

Previous recipient - Sherisha Young (Class of 2003), Dr. Natalie King (Class of 2014), Kenneth Thomas (Class of 2013)


*if you are not a financial member please visit our website at uicbaac.org to pay your annual membership today.

Please click >>here<< to download the nomination form.

Tickets will be available for purchase in the near future. If you would like to volunteer or serve on this event committee please send an email to our secretary at uicblackalumni@gmail.com.


If you would like to view the program from our last Alumni Achivers event please click >>here<<





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