|George Johnson Jr., director of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations and magazine editor, poses with Oakwood Magazine's HBCU award.
Photo supplied by Oakwood University
During the July 2016 HBCU* Executive Media Training Institute in Washington, D.C., Oakwood Magazine was named "Best HBCU Alumni Publication."
According to the website, the HBCU Awards acknowledge and celebrate achievement at historically Black colleges and universities throughout the United States. Crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement, this is the first and only event to recognize the influence and impact of HBCUs on American culture.
"Oakwood deserves a lot of credit for the quality of its publication this year," said Jarrett Carter, Sr., founding editor of HBCU Digest and organizer of the event. "In an extraordinary submission cycle of beautiful design and quality writing, Oakwood stood out for the strong combination of its storytelling, information provision, and graphic appeal," he said.
Director of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations and magazine editor George Johnson Jr. shares the award with Kisha Norris, publisher; Debbe Millet, managing editor; Richard Hodnett, advertising manager; Ron Pride, designer; Anthony Chornes, II, photographer; and Kanique Mighty-Nugent, webmaster.
*Historically Black Colleges and Universities