The annual McDonogh Network Awards celebration is organized by the Office of Intercultural Development and College Relations to recognize and celebrate students for their academic achievement, contributions, and efforts in promoting diversity through leadership and education.

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McDonogh Network Awards 2016.

The awards are named after prominent Black and African-American alumni who were known as leaders during their tenure at Lafayette College. Both the awards ceremony and the alumni network are named after David and Washington McDonogh, early African American attendees of Lafayette College (1838-1844). Read the story of the McDonogh brothers.

Nominate students for McDonogh Awards

See below for award categories and descriptions

DARLYNE BAILEY ’74 EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AWARD

A student whose academic/artistic accomplishments reflect an outstanding level of scholarship and advances understanding on an important issue related to diversity.

DR. EUGENE DELOATCH ’59 EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AWARD

A senior in the natural sciences or engineering whose academic accomplishments reflect an outstanding level of scholarship.

DR. EUGENE DELOATCH ’59 FIRST-YEAR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is granted to first-year students studying engineering and science with the highest GPAs.

OTIS ELLIS ’89 SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD (selected by department of athletics)

This award is granted to a successful varsity athlete who has achieved an outstanding level of scholarship.

Riley Temple ’71 Creative and Artistic Citizenship Award

A student whose creative scholarship in the visual and/or performance arts contributes to knowledge on societal issues of multicultural concern.

Leroy Nunery ’77 Intellectual Citizenship Award

A student whose research on important social, political, or economic issues advances knowledge and involves the student in activities within a community.

David A. Portlock Cross-Cultural Relations Award

A student who has worked diligently to promote cross-cultural relationships on campus and/or the community.

Jeffrey Robinson ’80 Leadership Award

Awarded to an accomplished student who is also characterized by noteworthy leadership in college activities and student life.