Sidney Oglesby, who in 1964 was the first African American to win a national college championship in gymnastics as an athlete at Syracuse University, received the Syracuse Eight Courage Award from his alma mater. The award is given to student athletes who exhibited uncommon bravery or highly principled behavior in face of adversity.

Oglesby is currently the commissioner of jurors for New York’s Onondaga County.

Joy Kamunyori, a graduate student in the computer science department at the University of Virginia, won first place in a competition at the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in Orlando, Florida. Kamunyori’s research was titled, “Handling Self-Modifying Code Using Software Dynamic Translation.”