Senior Jacques Pape Nominated for HBCU Student of the Year
By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
(March 16, 2011) – Senior Jacques Pape, who has led groups of Morehouse students to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, is a nominee for Historically Black College and University Student of the Year at this week’s 2011 HBCU Awards ceremony in Greensboro, N.C.
Each year, The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy honors the best of the best from the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by North Carolina A&T University on Friday, March 18.
An international studies and physics major, Pape is a native of Port-au-Prince, where a January 2010 earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation. Since then, he has led groups of students on trips to Haiti to deliver clothing, toiletries and medicine to his fellow countrymen.
Two weeks ago, Pape headed a group of 20 Morehouse, Spelman and Georgia State students and faculty members to Port-au-Prince to work in the countryside and in an orphanage.
“It’s definitely a high honor,” Pape said of the nomination. “I’m glad just to have been nominated. I would have never imagined in a million years that I’d be chosen for something like this.”
Pape’s nomination is one of three for Morehouse. The Morehouse College Glee Club, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is in the running for the best HBCU choir, while the Morehouse-Spelman homecoming is a nominee for best HBCU homecoming.
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