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OU student leaders to be honored at Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration – The Oakland Press


 

Seven Oakland University student leaders will be recognized at the 32nd annual Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, in the Oakland Center Founders Ballrooms.

Detroit native Loni Love, an award-winning TV/radio host, actress and author, will be the keynote speaker.

The Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Award is given annually to students who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King’s work, demonstrating strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership in breaking down cultural stereotypes and promoting interracial understanding.

The 2024 recipients are: AJ Joseph, junior, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences-Preclinical Professions; Nosaiba Lela, junior, English; Asha Mullings, Junior, Health and Wellness Promotion; Kayla Smith, sophomore, Graphic Design; Tayion Williams, junior, Film Production; Shamiah Woods, sophomore, Human Resource Development and Tuger Xiong, junior, Musical Theatre.

Lela and Williams will each receive a $10,000 scholarship and the rest will receive $5,000.

“This is one of the university’s marquee events, and this is the highest diversity award that a student can receive in terms of recognition from the institution,” said Omar Brown-El, senior director of the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at OU.



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