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HBCU Campaign Fund & HBCU of the Month Initiative Committee Announces 2nd Annual Initiative Achievement On-Line Awards


The D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund & HBCU of the Month Initiative Committee, announces this year's 2nd Annual Initiative Achievement On-Line Awards.

The Initiative Achievement On-Line Awards recognizes the significance and the present achievements of the current HBCU Institutions and its student through multiple of categories, who participated as an HBCU Supported Institution with the HBCU Campaign Fund. The nominations are audience based on giving all HBCUs and students a chance to be part of the experience. Categories are split between ONLY for HBCU Campaign Fund's 2015 HBCU Supported Institutions and for all HBCUs. Voting is audience based and takes place in late November through early December and winners are announced in the middle of December.

This year featured HBCU Institutions are: Langston University, North Carolina A&T State University, Grambling State University, Tuskegee University, Bethune-Cookman University, Livingstone College, Central State University, Virginia Union University, Wiley College, Harris-Stowe State University and Elizabeth City State University. The following institutions have pre-selected nominations in the following categories: Chancellor/President of the Year, Favorite Student Government Association, Campus King of the Year, Campus Queen of the Year, Best Marching Band, Favorite Women's and Men's Sports Team of the Year, Favorite Mascot of the Year, National Alumni Association of the Year and Best Recognition Program.

According to a open welcome letter to the awards by HBCU Campaign Fund's President Demetrius Johnson Jr., he stated "The HBCU Campaign Fund organization and HBCU of the Month Initiative Committee were thrilled to celebrate the historic rich history of the following prestigious institutions during their chosen months and now honoring the success of their current accomplishments and achievements as an educational institution."

During the summer the HBCU Campaign Fund president and HBCU of the Month committee pre-selected five (5) HBCUs as HBCU Campaign Fund HBCU Supported Institutions to be part of the next year HBCU of the Month Initiative Program, which is a program warmly open to all HBCUs. Each year, twelve institutions are supported by the organization and each month, one HBCU is celebrated and campaign for socially. During the program, the organization supports and displays the significance socially on our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the organization's website) of the current supported schools and the organization partners to work to fundraise contributions to give back to the school and its student.

While five (5) were pre-selected during the summer, seven (7) will be voted into the program during the Initiative Achievement Awards voting for the year 2016. It was initially planned to host all 107 HBCUs before giving HBCUs multiple term chances as HBCU of the Month but the program is currently being re-evaluated and HBCU Campaign Fund's 2014 Supported institutions will enter back into the pot to be selected as an HBCU of the Month Supported Institution for 2016.

You may vote for your HBCU to become an HBCU Campaign Fund HBCU of the Month Supported Institution by visiting the Initiative Achievement Award page and clicking 'HBCU of the Month' school category.

Other categories are open to all HBCUs and HBCU students including: Balton F. Coleman Most Achieved Student of the Year, Favorite Student Newspaper of the Year, Favorite Student Activities Board, Alumnus of the Year, Favorite Dean of the Year, Favorite HBCU Advocate, Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Favorite Greek Organization (Campus Chapter) and Favorite School Organization.  There are two categories in place which honors HBCU entities which are a mission in committing hard work to serving historically black colleges and universities and its student as well as HBCU student athletics.The pre-selected nominees for Favorite HBCU Support Organization are The HBCU Nation Radio Show (The HBCU Nation), Tom Joyner Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, HBCU Buzz, HBCU Pride Nation, HBCU Digest, HBCU Story and HBCU Gameday.

Also, two new categories have been added to this year's awards, which is the Lifetime Recognition Award which is was created to honor a individual which is selected by the HBCU of the Month Committee, Board of Directors and upon audience nominations on their commitment, outstanding service and contributions to historically black colleges and universities, students and the community. The second new category added is the Distinguished HBCU of the Year Award, this award the HBCU Institution is selected by the HBCU of the Month Committee, Board of Directors and upon audience nominations on recognition of its past and current achievements, success, servings of academic excellence, current year rankings recognition by various rankings sources and contributions as an HBCU and the community.

"The HBCU of the Month Initiative Committee would like to extend its appreciation in advance to everyone who participated in nominating someone, voting, and promotions of the Initiative Achievement Awards in its existence to continue to honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU Campaign Fund and HBCU of the Month Committee would like to continue this awards of such distinct honor for more years to come." President Demetrius Johnson Jr. stated in his open letter in regards to the Initiative Achievement Awards.

The HBCU Campaign Fund asks for your general support by giving a donations to the Initiative Achievement Awards and HBCU Campaign Fund in this endeavor to keep the awards operating as well to provide student scholarships. You can give securely through the organization's website here.

"The HBCU Campaign Fund organization is warmly appreciative of your support this far as an organization that is organized to support the significance and campaign to fundraise for HBCUs while recruiting for HBCUs and promoting HBCU pride." President Demetrius Johnson Jr. continues in his open letter. "We are here to serve as advocates for HBCUs and HBCU students."

To nominate someone for any of the categories listed above, the nomination period begins now until December 1st @ Noon (CT). You can nominate in the selective categories by clicking here or logging onto the Initiative Achievement Awards home page and scrolling down and clicking the category you wish to nominate for. VOTING period will take place between December 1st @ 4 pm (CT) through December 15th @ 11:59 pm (CT). Winners will be announced on December 18th.

The OFFICIAL hashtag of the awards is #IAAwards2015.

For more information about the 2015 Initiative Achievement Awards, please do not hesitate to contact via e-mail at iaawards@hbcucampaign.org.

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