Assistant Professor Constance Iloh was honored at Florence Gould Hall in New York on December 2 as the 2017 Scholar of the Year for the African Diaspora Awards. The African Diaspora Awards is a special initiative that celebrates exemplary individuals who have made a significant difference in the African community.
The 2017 African Diaspora Awards show, which began with First Lady of the City of the New York, Chirlane McCray, congratulating all honorees, recognized worldwide change-agents and excellence across a broad range of fields. Dr. Iloh was honored for her innovative scholarship, which includes research on college access, opportunity, educational stratification, and the privatization of postsecondary education.
Other 2017 award recipients in different categories included Ethiopia Habtemariam (President of Motown Records), Richelieu Dennis (Founder of Sundial Brands and Shea Moisture), Imelme Umana (the first Black Woman President of the Harvard Law Review), the Honorable Ugo Nwaorkoro (Deputy Mayor of the City of Newark, New Jersey), and Darlene & Lizzie Okpo (Vogue featured fashion designers).
The event was hosted by Applause Africa.