Honors and Awards

Diebedo Francis Kere, was awarded the Marcus Prize for Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The award comes with a $50,000 cash prize.

Kere is a native of Burkina Faso. He is a graduate of the School of Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. He later founded his own architectural firm in the German capital. Kere was honored for his works which include a Red Cross museum in Switzerland, a school for girls in India, and an international conference center in Burkina Faso.

Dolph Pulliam, director of community outreach and development at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was named Citizen of the Year at the Iowa Juneteenth Observance. Earlier in his career, Pulliam was the first African-American television broadcaster in the state of Iowa.