Each year The National Black College Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honors outstanding graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have made significant contributions to society and have excelled in their chosen field of endeavor. Here are the 2016 NBCA Hall of Fame Inductees:
James K. Bennett, M.D.
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Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr. (Posthumously)
The Programs and Initiatives of The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. are designed and implemented to highlight the accomplishments of Historically Black Colleges and Universities through their graduates and students. It's primary vehicle to accomplish this is the Annual NBCA Hall of Fame Weekend. However, during the year other initiatives are conducted with specific emphasis placed on educating and developing current and future generations of young leaders. These Programs and Initiatives include: The Andrew Young Emerging Leaders Institute Call to Womanhood and Call to Manhood Chefs of the World: A Taste of Fame The Competition of Black College Queens HBCU Invitational Golf Classic Legacy Lecture Series Tour Positive Image Program Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Birthday Bash
The Competition of Black College Queens (the Competition) showcases young African-American women who have already been chosen by their respective college or university to represent them as their “campus queen.” The Competition highlights the intellect, talent and personalities of these young women who are students attending HBCU’s. During the Competition, these queens will vie for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation – what we refer to as “The Queen of Queens.” During her reign, Miss Hall of Fame will travel around the country, representing the NBCA Hall of Fame Foundation, serving as its spokesperson, and as such will be a positive reflection of all that HBCU’s represent.
The AYE Leaders Institute was created to assist students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in developing and/or honing their leadership skills with emphasis on understanding some of the entrepreneurial, social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends and events that are likely to occur over the next 20 years and the impact that these trends and events may have on their livelihood.
The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend includes a number of powerful workshops, the HBCU Invitational Golf Tournament, the Competition of Black College Queens, and the signature event The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The focus of the Competition of Black College Queens is to provide great opportunities for these young women attending our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and help the better prepare for the future, as well as gain self-awareness, selfconfidence, individual pride, pride for their institution and a greater social awareness overall. Each of the college queens in the competitiion represents the leadership and reigning queen of the HBCU they represent. In this series of competitions, our queens demonstrates their unique talents and skillsets, to the point of one finalist and ultimate college queen of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.View the Past & Present Hall of Fame Queens
The Black College Invitational Golf Classic takes place during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and attracts the elite Division I and Division II HBCU golf teams. The Hall of Fame awards scholarships to participating schools in support of their golf programs. This is the only official NCAA sanctioned golf tournament for teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.
Black College football season kicks off in September and during this time fans look forward to the HBCU Classics. What are HBCU Classics? Unlike bowl games, these annual football matchups are often played at neutral sites during the regular season. They are more than a game; they are weekend extravaganza accompanied by the battle of the bands, concerts, parades, and parties.