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2017 Award Recipients

This page contains biographies for the recipients of the Onyx & Ruby awards.

Georgia E. Beasley Legacy Award
Diane Jordan-Grizzard, A&S ’77, CECH ‘87

Emerging Leader Award
Sean Walton, Esq., A&S ‘07

Pillar of the Community Award
Majorie Moseley, A&S ‘82

Tower of Strength Award
Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins, Bus ’02, Bus ‘06

Student Trailblazer Award
Mitchell Phelps, Bus ‘17

Linda Bates Parker Legend Award
Claudia Abercrumbie, Bus ‘85

Special Recognition – Honorary 4A Humanitarian Award
Christie Kuhns, A&S ’01, Law ‘06

 

Georgia E. Beasley Legacy Award

In honor of the late Georgia E. Beasley, this award recognizes the contributions of our alumni pre-1975 who have made sacrifices and shared their vision to enhance the quality of life at UC and in the community. Their legacy is timeless and one that set a standard of excellence that inspires us to keep our eyes on the prize, while pressing toward the mark.

Diane Jordan-Grizzard
A&S ’77, CECH ‘87

 


Emerging Leader Award

This award highlights our most recent alumni within the last 10 years, who are blazing the trails toward becoming our future leaders. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes the significant contributions of young alumni whose impeccable skills and talents have created opportunities toward building a better tomorrow for themselves and their community, and honors them for remembering to reach as they climb.

Sean Walton, Esq.
A&S ‘07

 


Pillar of the Community Award

This award recognizes alumni who are avid supporters of their communities by sharing their time, talents, and treasure with individuals and organizations where they live, work, and play.

Majorie Moseley
A&S ‘82

 


Tower of Strength Award

As special recognition for faculty and staff, this award honors those individuals who play a valuable role in shaping the personal and professional development of alumni during their college years. Alumni credit these individuals for enhancing their educational experience and for being instrumental in helping them chart their path in life.

Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins
Bus ’02, Bus ‘06

 


Student Trailblazer Award

This award acknowledges individuals who created university firsts or were at the forefront of movements and activities. They embody all the qualities of a leader-motivational, charismatic, critical thinker, risk-taker, visionary, creative, change agent, and a community activist. These individuals are extremely involved on campus, are an inspiration to other students, and continue blazing the trail for change.

Mitchell Phelps
Bus ‘17

 


Linda Bates Parker Legend Award

Claudia Abercrumbie
Bus ‘85

 


Special Recognition – Honorary 4A Humanitarian Award

Christie Kuhns
A&S ’01, Law ‘06

 


Contact

Justin Gibson, Bus '05
Associate Director,
Diversity Outreach and Engagement

Email Justin
or call 513-556-4312

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