Afro-American Alumni Association Awards

Paul Gaines Sr. Achievement Award

The Award is given to a current faculty, administrator, library or staff member that has been employed at least one year at BSU and has worked on behalf of students of color.

2017 Recipient: Reverend Chang-Hee Son


Sarah A. Lewis Distinguished Award

This award is granted annually to an alumnus/a who has distinguished themselves professionally and through service to BSU.

2017 Recipient: Barbara Jackson, '80, G'89
2018 Recipient: Nigel Smith, '01


Alfred Gomes Community Service Award

Given to a member of the Afro-American Alumni who exemplifies the ideal of "men and women for and with others," this award recognizes genuine dedication to the ideals of social justice, authentic relationships with the greater community and empowering peers to serve and/or increase awareness of injustice. 

2017 Recipient: Benvinda (Cardosa) Butler '08


Henry Hampton Bridge Builder Award

This award is given to a student and/or student group of color on the Bridgewater State University campus who has taken the initiative to address campus unity.

2017 Recipient: Men Integrated In Brotherhood

Nominations are accepted year round. Full details are available here.

The Afro-American Alumni Executive Board and Awards Committee reserves the right to grant an award for which the candidate has not been specifically nominated. All nominations and deliberations are kept confidential.