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HBCU Campaign Fund's 2nd Annual Initiative Achievement Awards Nominee List


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.

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. 

Vote for your favorite nominee by logging onto the Initiative Achievement Awards home page here and scrolling down and clicking the categorg. 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.


2015 Initiative Achievement Awards Nominee List

Chancellor/President of the Year

  • Dr. Kent J. Smith (Langston University)
  • Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr. (North Carolina A&T)
  • Dr. Cynthia Warrick [Interim President] (Grambling State Univ)
  • Dr. Brian L. Johnson (Tuskegee University)
  • Dr Edison O. Jackson (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. (Livingstone College)
  • Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond (Central State Univ.)
  • Dr. Claude G. Perkins (Virginia Union Univ.)
  • Dr. Haywood Strickland (Wiley College)
  • Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack (Harris-Stowe State Univ.)
  • Dr. Stacey Jones (Elizabeth City State Univ.)

Campus King of the Year

  • Landon Gray (Langston University)
  • Jamal Averett (North Carolina A&T)
  • Maurice "Trey" Evan III (Tuskegee University)
  • Jahlil Y Witt (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Dionte Forney (Livingstone College)
  • Brandon Billips (Central State Univ.)
  • Jason Smart-El (Virginia Union Univ.)
  • Timothy Moore (Harris-Stowe State Univ.)
  • Titus Lee (Elizabeth City State Univ.)

Campus Queen of the Year

  • Blongshia Chi (Langston University)
  • Myja Gray (North Carolina A&T)
  • Sierra Gray (Tuskegee University)
  • Joiya Smith (Grambling State Univ.)
  • Devin Tunnage (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Ashley Williams (Livingstone College)
  • Kiera Elicia Graham (Central State Univ.)
  • Khadijah Harvin (Virginia Union Univ.)
  • Shammia Williams (Wiley College)
  • Kuriston White (Harris-Stowe State Univ.)
  • Suehier Ali (Elizabeth City State Univ.)

Alumnus of the Year

  • Tom Joyner (Tuskegee University)
  • Tina Owens (UAPB)
  • Travis Jackson (North Carolina A&T)
  • Sonya Worrell (Norfolk State Univ.)


Favorite Student Activities Board

  • Langston University Active [Student Activities Board]
  • Favrot Student Union Board (Grambling State Univ.)
  • Bethune-Cookman University Student Activities Board
  • Elizabeth City State University Student Activities Committee 


Favorite School Organization

  • Campus Tour Guides (Central State University)
  • Melvin B. Tolson/Denzel Washington Forensics Society (Wiley College)
  • National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (Harris-Stowe State Univ.)
  • Vike Nu Models, Inc., (Elizabeth City State University)

Favorite HBCU Advocate

  • Dr. Charlies Nelms (Graduate of Arkansas AM&N)
  • Denzel E. Stewart (Graduate of FAMU)
  • Travis P. Jackson & Jeremiah Isaiah (Graduates of North Carolina A&T and Johnson C. Smith) [HBCU Pride Nation]
  • Dr. Larry J Walker (Graduate of Cheyney Univ.)
  • Anti Intellect (Graduate of FAMU)

Favorite HBCU Support Organization

  • United Negro College Fund
  • Tom Joyner Foundation
  • HBCU Pride Nation
  • HBCUStory
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • HBCUGameday
  • HBCU Buzz
  • TheHBCUNation Radio Show
  • HBCU Digest

Best Marching Band

  • Marching Pride (Langston University)
  • Blue and Gold Marching Machine (North Carolina A&T)
  • Marching Crimson Piper Band (Tuskegee University)
  • World Famed Tiger Marching Band (Grambling State Univ.)
  • Marching Wildcats (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Marching Blue Thunder (Livingstone College)
  • The Invincible Marching Marauder (Central State Univ.)
  • Ambassadors of Sound Marching Band (Virginia Union Univ.)
  • The Marching Sound of Class (Elizabeth City State Univ.)

Favorite Athletic Conference

  • Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association  (CIAA)
  • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
  • Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Favorite Men's Sports Team of the Year

  • Men's Football (North Carolina A&T)
  • Men's Football (Tuskegee University)
  • Men's Football (Grambling State Univ.)
  • Men's Football (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Men's Basketball (Harris-Stowe State Univ.)

Favorite Men's Sports Team of the Year

  • Women's Softball (Langston Univ.)
  • Women's Bowling (North Carolina A&T)
  • Women's Volleyball (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Women's Basketball (Virginia Union Univ.)

Favorite Mascot of the Year

  • Aggie and Aggietha (North Carolina A&T)
  • Grambling Tiger (Grambling State Univ.)
  • Dr. Wyle D. Catt  (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Blue Bear (Livingstone College)


National Alumni Association of the Year

  • Langston University
  • North Carolina A&T
  • Tuskegee University
  • Grambling State Univ.
  • Bethune-Cookman Univ.
  • Livingstone College
  • Central State Univ.
  • Virginia Union Univ.
  • Wiley College
  • Harris-Stowe State Univ.
  • Elizabeth City State Univ.


Favorite Greek Organization (Campus Chapter)

  • Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (UAPB)
  • Beta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Langston Univ.)
  • Gamma Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Bethune-Cookman Univ.)
  • Kappa Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Johnson C. Smith Univ.)


Best Program Recognition

  • STEM Academy (UAPB)
  • Department of Social Work (Virginia Union Univ.)
  • Department Aerospace Science (Tuskegee Univ.)
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (North Carolina A&T)

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