Black Excellence Gala and Awards

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2023


This year’s Black Excellence Gala, presented by the Black Student Athlete Advocacy Council, will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Huguette Labelle Hall. The event celebrates Black excellence and achievements from throughout the year. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a night full of exciting performances, three course Caribbean meal and keynote speech by George Laraque.

During the event, three awards will be given out to current students who have made significant contributions to their community, entrepreneurial endeavors and through the arts. This year’s awards are open to all students, not just athletes.

The Community Advocate Award recognizes a person who has had a major impact on the community, either internal or external, through their leadership or involvement.

The Entrepreneurship Award celebrates the integral role of creativity and innovation at the heart of entrepreneurship. It recognizes a founder, owner, or CEO of a private or public company who is primarily responsible for the company’s recent performance.

Finally, the Art Recognition Award is presented to the personality who demonstrates, through their outstanding art, all aspects of the Black community. From beauty to social issues, this Black artist illustrates the heart and soul of the community through another lens. 

If you know someone who you think is deserving of one of these awards, make sure to nominate them before the deadline at 11:59 on February 11th.


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