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Students win ‘Black History in the Making’ Awards

Mar 2, 2018

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By Tim Bajkiewicz, Ph.D., School Associate Director.

At VCU's
At VCU's "Black History in the Making" Awards Feb. 28, 2018. (l to r) Dr. Hong Cheng, Robertson School Director; students Chelsea Jackson, Crystal Douglas and Destiny Moore; Frances Lynch, School Admin. Specialist; and Dr. Clarence Thomas, Chair, School Diversity Committee.

Three Robertson School of Media and Culture undergraduate students have received Virginia Commonwealth University’s "Black History in the Making" Award for 2018.

School faculty chose the students "in recognition of their academic excellence, career ambitions or commitment to their communities," according to VCU’s Department of African American Studies, which sponsors the award.

The students are Crystal Douglas, creative advertising; Chelsea Jackson, print-online journalism; and Destiny Moore, public relations.

"We’re incredibly proud of Crystal, Chelsea and Destiny and are excited they’re receiving the kind of recognition they deserve. Students like these really make the Robertson School shine," said Dr. Hong Cheng, School Director.

A total of 45 students were recognized at the ceremony on Feb. 28 at VCU’s Depot building at 814 W. Broad Street.

The award has gone to more than 600 students from more than 50 VCU departments and Richmond organizations since it was established in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, a scholar of African American and Caribbean literature, according to the VCU Department of African American Studies.