Storyteller Awards

Each year, it is our great privilege to honor outstanding members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. The emerita/emeritus award honors you life-long commitment to scores of students, alumni, faculty, staff and employees. As the highest honor our organization bestows, it hails a recipient’s life and work as the embodiment of the very best qualities of the HBCU tradition.The legacy award honors those who have left an indelible mark on the HBCU family. Their incredible legacies, are a lamp unto our paths as we seek to advance the mission and curate our visions for HBCUs in the twenty-first century. The legacy award honors a rising star among the HBCU community whose work contributes to the existing body of work on HBCUs, their historic mission and 21st century mission.

2013 Awardees
Beth Madison Howse | Fisk University | LEGACY
Michael J. Sorrell | Paul Quinn College | LEGEND

2014 Awardees
Johnnetta B. Cole | Fisk University | EMERITA
L.M. Collins | Fisk University | LEGACY
Hazo W. Carter, Jr. | West Virginia State University | LEGACY
Johnny B. Hodge Jr. | North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University | LEGACY
Mary Alice Yancey Love | Tennessee State University | LEGACY
Taronda Spencer | Spelman College | LEGACY
Ivory Toldson | Howard University | LEGEND

2015 Awardees
Alice Coachman | Tuskegee and Albany State Universities | LEGACY
St. Paul Epps | Norfolk State University | LEGACY
Matthew Kennedy | Fisk University | LEGACY
Earl Lloyd | West Virginia State University| LEGACY
Wallace Maryland, Jr. | Alabama State University | LEGACY
Charles U. Smith | Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University | LEGACY
Nelson Townsend | University of Maryland Eastern Shore | LEGACY
Levi Watkins | Tennessee State University | LEGACY

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