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A Week of Awards for COSEBOC: Ron Walker Receives Leadership Award from Bell National Resource Center

Ron Walker and Todd Anthony

The week of September 26, 2016: This has been a proud week for COSEBOC! Early in the week Ron Walker accepted the Asa Hilliard Award from Courageous Conversations, and later in the week, Ron was recipient of the Leadership Award at Ohio State from Todd Anthony, Bell Nat’l Resource Center on the African American Male.

On behalf of COSEBOC, Ron sends deepest gratitude to Todd Anthony and Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male for this great honor.

The Mac A. Stewart Distinguished Award for Service

Ohio State University
Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center
on the African American Male

Dear Mr. Walker:

Congratulations! On behalf of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University, I am very pleased to announce that you were selected to receive The Mac A. Stewart Distinguished Award for Service. This national award is given to an individual who has provided outstanding service and leadership on matters dealing with African American males. In other words, this award recognizes distinguish service and leadership in the private or public sector (e.g., government, community, workplace, education, etc.) that aims to make a major impact in the lives of African American men and boys.

Since 2008, you have been a national leader on topics related to disadvantaged males of color. Additionally, you have been instrumental in convening coalitions (e.g., social scientists, thought leaders, practitioners, and policy advocates) to impact local, state, and national policy that support positive education outcomes for African American males and other males of color in Arkansas. As Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), you have has also grown the national visibility of COSEBOC and have made many presentations by organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Education, The College Board, California Association of African American Administrators and Superintendents, The American Public Health Association, and The Council of Urban Boards of Education on topics related to educating African American males. Both your professional efforts and accomplishments were admired and appreciated by this year’s selection committee.

Each year, members of the selection committee identify potential candidates for the award who are engaged in important work related to African American males. It is important to note that the selection committee does not accept any applications. The first time that an individual learns that he or she is considered for The Mac A. Stewart Distinguished Award for Service is after receiving this letter indicating that he or she was selected for the award.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., I would like you to serve as the Center’s keynote speaker for its annual Gathering of Men event, where the formal award presentation will take place…
I look forward to congratulating you in person!


James L. Moore III, Ph.D.
Executive Director & EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education