Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Donald Mitchell Jr. was chosen to receive the Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity.

A graduate of Shaw University, Dr. Mitchell earned his doctorate in educational policy and higher educational administration from the University of Minnesota earlier this year.

Jerell Blakeley, a graduate student in the social and philosophical foundations of education program at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was awarded the prestigious Eagleton-Harold Martin Fellowship of Politics and Government from the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

A graduate of Howard University and a former intern for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Blakeley will serve his fellowship in the office of Rochelle Hendricks, the secretary of higher education for the state of New Jersey.


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  1. Big Michael Gramby says:

    DJ you have been a great inspiration to the family every sense i have know you, you have just kept on giving of your self in search of higher education and look what it has done for you, i am so proud of you and the things you have done for your self and the family. Keep up the good work we are all standing behind you. Kudos to Minnesota State.

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