The Recognition Ceremony acknowledges African American males who have persisted and experienced academic success. In addition, students, faculty/staff, and community professionals are commended for their leadership and service to the African American male population at The Ohio State University and in the community.
High ranking academic officials within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion preside over the event and distribute awards and certificates for academic excellence, service, and leadership.
Total number of African American males with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average:
Gene and Sheila Smith Excalibur Prize
The Gene and Sheila Smith Excalibur Prize is named in honor of Gene and Sheila Smith for the exceptional and many contributions they have made to the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. This award is presented to a student who exhibits exemplary scholastic achievement, outstanding character and leadership and service to The Ohio State University community.
Michael Golden - 2016
L'Nard Tufts - 2015
Wynton Jordan - 2014
Joseph Amos - 2013
Aaron Hatchett - 2012
Sean Plaskett - 2011
Justin McGee, Inaugural Recipient - 2010
Please contact Dan Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the Recognition Ceremony.