Fourth annual Black History Unsung Hero Award program to be held Feb. 26

Published: January 27, 2022

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The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association at Auburn University, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Council, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Office of University Outreach, encourages students, faculty and staff to join them in celebrating Black History Month in February.

As part of this celebration, students, faculty and staff are invited to the fourth annual Black History Unsung Hero Award program that will be held Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Alumni Center with a cocktail hour before the event, starting at 5 p.m. Auburn University Trustee Timothy Vines, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, will be the keynote speaker.

The program will highlight the achievement of many unsung heroes at Auburn University and the local community. Send nominations for the Unsung Hero Awards to by Feb. 1. The award categories include the student award, faculty award, staff award and community award.  

The cost for students to attend is $5 and faculty and community member tickets are $10. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to purchase an ad in the Black history booklet. Proceeds from the ticket sales and ads will go towards scholarships for minority students. Tickets and ads can be purchased here.

Unsung Hero Awards flyer