Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Image Awards (Feb. 5)

Staff, students, faculty, and organizations will be recognized for the achievements they have earned at Ferris State University as B.L.A.C.K hosts the annual Image Awards of 2011.

The Image Awards of 2011 will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Williams Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Students of Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K) will be presenting staff, students, faculty, and organizations with numerous awards for the achievements and hard work they have accomplished at Ferris State University. A few include the Rosa Parks Award; an award for outstanding academic achievement by a female, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award; an award for outstanding academic achievement by a male.

Michael Wade, Assistant Director of Multicultural Services said, “This event is an opportunity for students and staff to be recognized for their leadership and hard work.” Wade added that the Image Awards has been an event on campus for more then 10 years and each year it is an event to enjoy.

The Image Awards started in the early 1990s by LaMira King, an FSU student at the time. Image Awards was created to bring people together and to help support one another. King’s goal was to give the students of FSU a sense of pride and accomplishment while also entertaining the audience. In 1996 B.L.A.C.K was established by King and upon her graduation she turned the ceremony over to the organization she had created. Image Awards became the first event hosted by the organization B.L.A.C.K at FSU.

This years Image Awards is an international theme and will give you a passport to a whole new world, B.L.A.C.K encourages.

This event is FREE and open to everyone. Following the Image Awards there will be an After Glow held in the Dome Room. Cost is $5 at entrance.

For more information contact Markus Woods at 1-313-399-2619.

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