The University of Cincinnati African American Alumni Affiliate honored eight alumni, faculty, staff and students at its Onyx & Ruby Gala. The organization also celebrated its 20th anniversary during the Feb. 20 event at the Sharonville Convention Center.
The honorees were:
- Dwight Tillery ’70, an attorney, Georgia E. Beasley Legacy Award
- Christina Brown ’10, a self-described “freedom fighter in training,” Emerging Leader Award
- Jason Dunn Sr. ’03, vice president of multicultural and government affairs with Cincinnati USA/Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pillar of the Community Award
- Dr. Terri Hurdle ’12, director of diversity and inclusion for Mount St. Joseph University, Tower of Strength Award
- Brittany Bibb ’15, a marketing major involved in many campus organizations, Student Trailblazer Award
- Ashley Nkadi ’16, a neuroscience major involved in numerous campus activities, Student Trailblazer Award
- the late Dr. Terry Kershaw, professor of Africana studies, Honorary 4A Humanitarian Award
- Brenda I. Woods ’80, active in alumni affairs, Linda Bates Parker Legend Award.
Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Give 4A Change campaign supporting scholarships for African American students participating in study-abroad programs.