Awards

Africana Studies boasts faculty and students doing outstanding work both in and out of the classroom. 

2016 Honors Convocation Student Recognitions

Each year, every program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences selects outstanding students to recognize at the annual Honors Convocation in April. 

Congratulations to the 2016 Africana Studies honorees: Paige Foster, Dallas Jackson, Arnesha Parr and Josiah White.

View all 2016 Outstanding Undergraduates

2016 AFS student honorees

Travis Boyce

2015 Diversity in the Classroom Award

Dr. Travis Boyce, Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Africana Studies, was recognized by his students and the Diversity Advisory Board in 2015 for the Diversity in the Classroom Award.

Students are asked to nominate their professors for this award at the beginning of each Spring semester. Learn more about the Diversity in the Classroom Award on the College of Humanities and Social Sciences website.

Departmental Awards

The Department of Africana Studies received the University of Northern Colorado Academic Excellence Award for Departmental Excellence in Scholarship in 2003. The department was notified of the award on February 24, 2003 received it at the Celebration of Academic Excellence banquet held on March 10th, 2003.

The University of Northern Colorado also awarded the Department of Africana Studies the Distinguished Service Award on November 15, 2002. The award was given to the department in recognition of its exceptional leadership and its devoted support of the McNair Scholars Program.

Past Faculty Awards and Recognition

2014

  • Dr. George Junne was chosen as a Summer Visiting Professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

2012

  • Dr. George Junne received the Harrell L. Strimple Award from The Paleontology Society.

2011

  • Dr. George Junne received the Paul Stewart Award from the Black American West Museum in Denver, Colorado.
  • Dr. Travis Boyce received the Delta Zeta Sorority (Delta Xi Chapter – UNC) Outstanding/Favorite Professor Award
  • Dr. Travis Boyce was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2011 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity in the Classroom Award.
  • Dr. Travis Boyce served as a Faculty in Residence for the 2010-2011 academic year for Wiebking Hall. He will continue as a Faculty in Residence for the 2011-12 academic year for Wiebking and Wilson Halls
  • Dr. Reo Leslie, an adjunct faculty member in Africana Studies, received a nomination for the 2011 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity in the Classroom Award.

2010

  • Dr. George Junne received the Champion of Higher Education Award from the Colorado Black Round Table.
  • Dr. Travis Boyce and Dr. Hermon George received the 2010 First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty Award (sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and Housing and Residential Education at UNC).