Black & Pan-African Student Advising
W.E.B. Du Bois Prize for Academic Excellence
This award is presented to a graduating senior of African descent with the highest cumulative grade point average and who has most embodied the high standards of excellence, set by Dr. Du Bois.
2021 Recipients: Ezekiel Vergara and Cecilia Morin.
Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service Award
This award is presented to the graduating student of African descent who has shown the utmost dedication to community service, both at Dartmouth College and in the Upper Valley community at large.
2021 Recipient: Marina Cepeda
Kye Allums Award for Athletic Achievement
This award is named in honor of Kye Allums, the first Division I openly transgender athlete in NCAA sports history, and will be presented to the graduating student of African descent who has broken records and/or barriers in athletics.
2021 Recipient: Tola Akinwumi
Lorraine Hansberry Award for Performing Arts
This award is presented in honor of Lorraine Hansberry, prominent playwright and social justice advocate, to the graduating student of African descent who has shown superb dedication and performance in the arts. To whom high consideration is given, to those whose artistic work reflects aspects of the Black experience.
2021 Recipients: Alexandra "Lexi" Warden and Esther Omene
Lorna C. Hill '73 Award
With highest honor, this distinguished award is presented to the staff or faculty member who not only excelled in their position at Dartmouth, but also provided invaluable service to the Black community through their support and mentorship of students. This award symbolizes a member of the community who the Class of 2021 feels was invaluable to their undergraduate experience.
2021 Recipient: Dr. Joshua Bennett
Anna J. Cooper Award
This faculty-specific award is presented to the faculty member who has shown excellence in their field, and dedication to students' success both inside and outside of the classroom.
2021 Recipient: Dr. Trica Keaton
Nelson "Nels" Armstrong '71 Award
This staff-specific award is presented to the staff member who has played an instrumental role to students in the Class of 2021, shining both in their position and greatly contributing to the community at Dartmouth.
2021 Recipient: Vince Wilson
Paul Robeson Award in the Humanities
This award is presented to the graduating student of African descent who has completed a special, interdisciplinary major, double major in two divisions, or a Senior Fellowship and who has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence through their course of work.
2021 Recipient: Jordan McDonald
Edward Mitchell 1828 Award
The award is presented to the graduating student of African descent who, throughout their academic career, has exhibited leadership, dedication and spirit in making a significant contribution to the college.
2021 Recipient: Princilla Minkah
Zora Neal Hurston Award in Social Sciences
This award is presented to the graduating student of African descent, who has shown academic prowess and will graduate with honors in the social sciences.
2021 Recipients: Jasmine Butler and Michael Green
Ernest Everett Just Award 1907 in Mathematics and the Sciences
This award exemplifies the spirit of Ernest Everett Just, a pioneering cell biologist and Class of 1907 Valedictorian. This award recipient is a graduating student of African descent who has proven academic success in the scientific or engineering field, as well as contributed to a supportive community of STEM scholars.
2021 Recipient: Nathanael Boone
Dr. Reena N. Goldthree Award for Scholarly Excellence and Community Engagement
Formerly known as the Black Student Advising Award, in 2017 was renamed after a professor who symbolized and modelled for students the balance of being a consummate scholar as well as being deeply involved in making Dartmouth a better place for Black students on campus through leadership, activism, and engagement.
2021 Recipient: Dr. Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch
African and African American Studies Awards
Gary Love Prize in AAAS: Oumy Kane and Marina Cepeda
Pamela Joyner Prize in AAAS: Nai-Lah Dixon
William Cook-Louise Cook Jacobs Award in African American Arts and Letters: Alexandra "Lexi" Warden