Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA | October 20, 2018
The concept of the Talented Tenth Gala is inspired by Dr. W.E.B DuBois, noted scholar and one of Fisk’s most well-known alumni. This principle recognizes the importance of educating exceptional men and women in order to uplift the African American culture and community. This tenet is at the core of Fisk University's mission.
The 2nd Talented Tenth Gala & Awards Ceremony aspires to highlight the work and achievement of alumni, friends and supporters of Fisk University in four categories.
TALENTED TENTH AWARD
This award is for Fisk alums under the age of 60 who live and/or work in the Eastern Region. This alum has made contributions in their community and/or professional field.
YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
This award is geared to alums who have graduated from Fisk in the last 10 years. This award will be determined by on-line votes on social media by the most likes, tweets, and reposts. The committee will keep track of the counts on various social media formats.
THE HASSELL MCCLELLAN AWARD RECOGNIZING DEDICATION TO FISK
This award is for an alum who has shown dedication and service to Fisk University. When making your nomination, please describe the type of service and years of service to Fisk.
RONALD W. WALTERS AWARD FOR POLITICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLIC POLICY
This award is for political scholarship and public policy on the local, state, national, and international level.
This event will also do the following:
Raise critical funds to support Fisk University
Raise funds to support WFAA student recruitment activities/scholarships
Recognize the accomplishments of Fisk Alumni in the Eastern Region
Bring together alumni across the Eastern Region to fellowship