Call for nominations has ended. thank you for your submissions!
Each year, the HGSE Alumni of Color Conference recognizes individuals by giving three awards: the Alumni Achievement Award to an HGSE Alumnus, the Tina Hansar Award to a current staff member, and the Kolajo Afolabi award to a current student. Each award is given to a person who demonstrates commitment to equity in issues of race, class, and education. We invite members of the HGSE community to submit nominations to the AOCC Keynote and Alumni Awards Committee.
ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The 2017 Alumni of Color Conference Awards Committee will recognize and HGSE alumnus who has demonstrated commitment to equity in issues of race, class and education. This year's award will go to an alum who exemplifies the values of this year's theme: "Define. Defy. Dismantle.: Forging Our Legacy Through Activism." For more information, follow the link below:
TINA HANSAR AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
The Alumni of Color Conference awards annually an HGSE faculty/staff member who has demonstrated commitment to educational equity in the spirit of Tina Hansar. Christine "Tina" Hansar had a long and fulfilling career in student services at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) where she was loved by students and colleagues. Specifically, she was instrumental in the successful acclimation of many students of color to the HGSE environment through her kindness, compassion, and empathy for the challenges minoritized students face in predominately white institutions. She was a true advocate for student initiatives and played key roles in student-initiated events to honor the personal, political, and intellectual assets that these students bring to educational organizing and knowledge-building. In her honor, the Christine "Tina" Hansar Award for Commitment to Educational Equity recognizes the work of a current HGSE faculty/staff member who demonstrates Tina's advocacy for student-led initiatives to transform the HGSE environment and education broadly in the pursuit for equity and excellence. For more information, follow the link below:
KOLAJO AFOLABI AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE
The Alumni of Color Conference awards annually an HGSE student who demonstrates through their work committed to educational justice in the spirit of Kolajo Paul Afolabi. At the moment of his untimely passing in Fall 2011, Kolajo Paul Afolabi, Ed.M. '10, was a doctoral student who studied higher education - a devoted friend, partner, and family member and an active member of the HGSE and AOCC community. His particular commitment was to support low-income, first-generation youth in their pursuit of higher education. Kolajo was determined that all young people should have the opportunity to afford, attend, and graduate from college. In his honor, the Kolajo Afolabi Award for Commitment to Educational Justice recognizes the work of a current HGSE student who demonstrates Kolajo's mission to use academia as transformative pursuit for equity and excellence. For more information, follow the link below: