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. In recognizing them, we encourage their continued success in their careers and outreach activities. Recipients will be recognized at the 42st Reunion of Black Graduates on Friday October 4, 2019.
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 nominees must exhibit the listed characteristics & accomplishments:
1 ) Attended at the University of Michigan for at least one semester
2) Demonstrated extraordinary interest and/or commitment to Black students at the University through outreach efforts, recruitment or supportive interest over a number of years
3) Exhibited distinguished service or accomplishment in any field of human endeavor
4) Provided unusual and singular contributions to the development of the cultural and/or spiritual life of any community
To see past Sain Award Recipients visit our "Notable UMBA" section of our website.
Please address additional questions or comments to the Homecoming Awards selection team at: HomecomingChair@umbagoblue.org (NOTE: Please include a reference to “Sain” in the subject line)