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Black Faculty + Staff Awards

February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm MST

Join the University of Utah’s Black Cultural Center (BCC) for its second annual Black Faculty and Staff Awards celebration!

In honoring Black faculty and staff for their work on campus and in the community, the BCC will showcase, award and promote examples of excellence, amazing charges and upholding the four university goals.

This event will be a campus-wide virtual event only on zoom.

The nomination process is now closed. Thank you to all the nominators and nominees!

Award Categories

Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award

The Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award are for those new faculty and staff to the University of Utah who have stepped up to the plate and helped build and broadcast the University of Utah in a positive light.

Madam C.J. Walker Resource Award

The Madam C.J. Walker Resource Award are for those individuals who have strengthen community-engaged learning experiences and opportunities tied to civic engagement, and also foster stronger partnerships with the local community and the University of Utah.

James McCune Smith Award of Veneration

The James McCune Award of Veneration is for those individuals who are awe inspired by dignity, wisdom, dedication, and excellence at the university of Utah.

Malcolm X Award of Social Justice

The Malcolm X Award of Social Justice are for those individuals who have fought for justice in terms of the distribution of equal access, opportunities, and privileges within our campus and greater community. whose body of academic work (e.g., articles, books, creative works) and life promote or exemplify the area of social justice in modern life.

Maya Angelou Award of Innovation

The Maya Angelou Award of innovation for those individuals who have use creativity appropriately to develop new or improve processes, methods, systems, products, or services and encourage others to do the same. This award is given to those who make innovation a priority among team/faculty members and encourage reasonable and calculated risk taking and as a result improve the university and make U of U a better place to live and work.


Black Cultural Center

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Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Black Faculty & Staff Association

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