The University of Michigan Black Alumni seeks nominations for the annual “Five Under Ten” young alumni recognition awards. This award is bestowed annually to five recent U of M graduates for their professional achievements and/or contributions to the community-at-large. These young alumni symbolize the hope we all hold for our future. In recognizing them, we encourage their continued success in their careers and outreach activities.
In order to be recognized for the “Five Under Ten” award, nominees MUST HAVE an UNDERGRADUATE degree awarded between 2007-2016.
The University of Michigan Black Alumni seeks nominations for the annual "Making A Difference Award (M.A.D.)." Award. This award is bestowed annually since 2015 honors alum who have made significant contributions to their community and or career through their time, actions, talents and dedication. This award breaks into categories such as Law, Education, Social Action and many more to show that our black alumni are truly apart of the Michigan difference by affecting change.
In order to be recognized for the “M.A.D” award, nominees MUST BE recognized as an alum must be a graduate from any school, college or division of the University of Michigan.
The Making A Difference Award requirements are as follows:
A. Graduate from any school, college or division of the University of Michigan
AND B. Has made significant contributions to their community and or career through their time, actions, talents and dedication
AND C. Deserves acknowledgement as embodying the spirit of distinction that brings pride to the University of Michigan Black Alumni
Dr. Leonard F. Sain was one of the earliest and foremost African American educators in Michigan. He has a historically significant career as one of the first African Americans in the field of educational administration in the Detroit Public School system. Dr. Sain was an educator and a leader, who left a legacy of human service and achievement. The Leonard F. Sain Esteemed Alumni Award is given each year to someone who, like Dr. Sain, has shown outstanding achievements and service in their field of human endeavor.
All awardees must have:
A. Attended at the University of Michigan for at least one semester
AND B. Demonstrated extraordinary interest and/or commitment to Black students at the University through outreach efforts, recruitment or supportive interest over a period of years
C. Exhibited distinguished service or accomplishment in any field of human endeavor
D. Provided unusual and singular contributions to the development of the cultural and/or spiritual life of any community