NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is a finalist in 10 categories of the 2018 Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Digest Awards.
TSU is a finalist for University of the Year, and TSU President Glenda Glover is in the running for Female President of the Year.
Other TSU nominations are:
Best Marching Band: Aristocrat of Bands
Best Student Organization: Collegiate Citizens Police Academy
Awards in Academic Excellence: Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center
Best Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) Program: College of Agriculture
Awards in Alumni Activity: James Shaw, Jr.
Female Athlete of the Year: Tia Wooten
Female Student of the Year: Theresa Lyles
Male Student of the Year: Naton Smith
Smith, a health science major from St. Louis, recently finished his freshman year with a 3.81 grade point average.
“I’m very honored to even be considered for this award,” says Smith, who was recently recognized as one of TSU’s “high achievers.”
The HBCU Awards is the first and only national awards ceremony honoring individual and institutional achievement at historically black colleges and universities throughout the country. Winners are selected by a panel of previous winners, journalist, HBCU executives, students and alumni for the merit of accomplishment and for generating positive coverage for HBCU campus communities.
More than 700 nominations were received for this year’s nomination process, an event record.
Last year, TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands and the university’s College of Engineering received top honors in the HBCU Digest Awards.
The year before that, TSU got three honors: Alumna of the Year, Dr. Edith Mitchell; Female Coach of the Year, Track and Field Director Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice; and Female Student of the Year, RaCia Poston.
In 2015, TSU’s women’s basketball team got Female Team of the Year, and student activities received Best Student Organization.
To see all the 2018 HBCU Awards finalists, visit: https://hbcudigest.com/north-carolina-hbcus-dominate-2018-hbcu-awards-finalist-ballot/
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