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warrior awards

The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education's Warrior Award is an international distinction given to individuals who have provided longstanding service, commitment, and leadership focused on the “most difficult” challenges impacting Black males in education globally. We seek out individuals who have tirelessly fought for what they viewed as right for Black males, thus demonstrating the “warrior spirit.” Each year, members of the selection committee identify potential candidates for this honor and later solicit nomination letters, private reviews, and character evaluations from colleagues who know these individuals, as well as their accomplishments with Black males. Please note that the selection committee DOES NOT accept applications. The first time that an individual learns that he or she was considered for the distinction of the Warrior Award is after receiving the letter indicating that he or she was selected for the award.

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Warrior Award Recipients

*Titles listed reflect those held by the award recipient at the time of recognition.


Dr. Donna Y. Ford - Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology
John W. Daniels Jr. - Chairman Emeritus of Quarles & Brady

Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson -  Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and the Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Lemuel W. Watson - Dean of the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington
Dr. Chance W. Lewis - Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Full Professor of Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. William H. Smith - Director of the National Center for Race Amity
Dr. Livingstone Thompson - Irish Institute of Training and Development


William A. Keyes IV - Institute for Responsible Citizenship
Thomas A. LaVeist - George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health


Dr. Anderson J. Franklin - Boston College
Dr. Lee Jones - Brothers of the Academy
Dr. Joseph L. White - University of California, Irvine
Earl "Gabby" Hart - Carifta Games
Kenneth Randolph Horton - Bermuda House of Assembly of Bermuda
Dr. Melyn Bassett - Male Mentoring Program


Dr. Phillip J. Bowman - University of Michigan
Dr. Carl A. Grant - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Richard A. Majors - Author of Cool Pose; Applied Centre of Emotional Literacy Leadership & Research
Ronald Walker - Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color
Russell Bell - MRC Learning Center
Dr. Peter Weller - Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN)
Dr. Alston Barrington “Barry” Chevannes - The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus


Inaugural Class

Dr. Melvin C. Terrell - North Eastern Illinois University
Arlethia Perry-Johnson - UGA State System and Kennesaw State University
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent - University of Texas
Dr. James Davis - Temple University
Dr. Roy Jones - Clemson University, Call Me Mister
Dr. Mac A. Stewart - Ohio State University, Founder, Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
Dr. Ron Taylor - University of Connecticut
Dr. Rex Crawley - Robert Morris University

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