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Hall of fame & Special Awards

Do you know an individual that played a positive role in the African American education experience in Dallas County? Nominate them to be inducted to the AAEAHP Hall of Fame or to receive a Special Award.

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DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2024

Instructions

  • Please complete the selected form in its entirety.
  • Please ensure the nominee has approved of submitting this application.
  • Please complete and attach the supporting documents in PDF form. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 15, 2024.
  • Please use one form per nomination.

Eligibility Criteria

The individual should have made significant contributions to the educational experience of African Americans in Dallas County, 1902- present.

  • Educators – A minimum of 15 years in the profession and retired 3 years from a full time position.
  • Non Educators – A minimum of 3 years service and retired 3 years from a specific educational endeavor. Categories – (e.g., school board member, district advisory committee member, PTA supporter, civil rights activist, support staff, founder/leader of professional community organization and/or participant in community initiatives to improve education…).

Submission Process

  1. Hall of Fame Permission and Verification Form 
    • Completely filled out with appropriate signatures
  2. Hall of Fame Nomination Form (completed by nominator)
    • Significant contributions to education (3 paragraphs)
  3. Resume to include:
    1. Education – Colleges/Universities
    2. Earned degrees, Honorary Degrees
    3. Community/Civic Involvement – Church, Fraternities/Sororities, Clubs, Organizations, Other
    4. Most significant accomplishments – (5) one liners bulleted
      (VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE ADD AT THE END OF YOUR RESUME.)
  4. Letter of Testimony (recommendation) – at least one (1)
  5. Other Documents (Optional)
    • (e.g., printed materials, 5 pages limit…). all items must be identified with nominator’s name, address and telephone number attached.
  6. Do not send photographs.

Hall Of Fame Nomination

Instructions

  • Please complete the selected form in its entirety.
  • Please ensure the nominee has approved of submitting this application.
  • Please complete and attach the supporting documents in PDF form. Deadline for submission is Monday, July 15, 2024.
  • Please use one form per nomination.

Eligibility Criteria

Use Special Award Nomination Form below. The individual should have made a significant contribution to the field of education for a minimum of three years. 

Nomination process

Living nominees who are selected for the Hall of Fame will be notified by phone and mail. A family member and/or the person nominating a deceased honoree will be notified in the same manner. Individuals not selected may be considered for another year if nominator updates file and /or the AAEAHP Board of Directors approves the nomination. Nominees may remain in the pool up to five years.

Special Award Categories

Pioneers – 1867-1902
Educators and others who contributed to the development of schools, provided space, resources to support educational experience for African Americans in Dallas County (e.g. churches, other organizations).

 

Special Award Categories Continued

Trailblazers – 1902-2017
Educators and others who were first to make a contribution in an area related to the education of African Americans in Dallas County (e.g., first African American Superintendent in Dallas County, first person to initiate strategies to forge desegregation, first African American on the DCCCD Board).

Outstanding Educator Award
An award presented to educators, 40 years or older, who demonstrate the vision, innovation and action to improve teaching and learning. Individuals should have at least five years of experience in the field of education and have documentation of implementing programs/strategies to improve student achievement especially for African American students.

Thelma Page Richardson Risk Taker – Documented risk taking behavior (cutting edge of change, challenges the status quo, documented results).

The African American Education Archives and History Program Special Award – This award is presented to individuals or entities that have made a significant contribution related to collecting and maintaining a repository of artifacts, documents , or visual images that record the African American Education experience in Dallas County. Priority areas related to preserving the African American experience in Dallas County include: oral history, archiving, curriculum development, publishing materials, displays, exhibits and other areas.

Special Award Nomination

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For more information, call Dr. Alfred L. Roberts, Sr. (214) 478-7228 or Ms. Gwendolyn Brantley at (972) 298-6980 or fill out the contact form below.