April 23, 2012
Nominated for three HBCU Awards, Paul Quinn College took awards for Male President of the Year and Student Government Association of the year at the HBCU Digest and The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy 2012 HBCU Awards at Bowie, Maryland. President Michael J. Sorrell was recognized for his tireless leadership to cultivate a culture of servant leadership on the campus, and for his dedication to transforming the College into one of America's great small liberal arts colleges.
The student government association was honored for living the Quinnite creed of "WE over Me" by energizing the community into various acts of civic engagement. The SGA has made a significant impact on the Paul Quinn College / Highland Hills community by trumping a proposal to turn a neighboring landfill into the largest garbage dump in the southwest; taking local leaders to task to build a grocery store in the community; and rallying against injustices created by castle laws (Texas' equivalent of Florida's "stand your ground" law) , an issue that made national headlines because of the Trayvon Martin tragedy.
The honors add to the College's impressive five-year transformation. Dexter Evans, who served as SGA president during the 2011-2012 year, was nominated for Male Student of the Year.
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