Updated: Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:17

Best of 2012: Local chapter of 100 Black Men recognized

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The 100 Black Men of Savannah’s Collegiate 100 Chapter of Armstrong Atlantic State University has been named the 100 Black Men of America Inc. 2012 Collegiate 100 Chapter of the Year.

The award is based on the Armstrong Collegiate 100’s outstanding accomplishments, community service and mentoring.

“As the percentage of African-American male college graduates declines, these outstanding men have combined academic excellence with community service and have contributed to the betterment of Savannah,” Terry L. Enoch, president of 100 Black Men of Savannah said in the award announcement. “They deserve our highest praise for the honor, which they bring to themselves, the Savannah 100 and Armstrong Atlantic State University — but particularly the city of Savannah.”

Armstrong’s Collegiate 100 chapter president emeritus, Kwame Phillips, and Dujon Curtis, vice president emeritus, represented the chapter at the 26th National Conference of the 100 Black Men of America in Atlanta on June 15 when they accepted the award.

“In 2011-12, we established the goals, the objectives and a theme for the year to remind ourselves of the vision and mission of our organization,” said Phillips. “The theme was ‘Raising the Bar with the Four Principles,’ which included effective leadership, efficient execution, enduring brotherhood and excellent servant-hood. We took the four principles and made them our pillars to hold up the four programs of our organization: economic empowerment, health and wellness, education and, most importantly, mentoring.

“We are focused and determined to have a positive impact on our campus, in our community and in our world,” Curtis added.

Armstrong’s Collegiate 100 chapter, which has 16 active members, was chosen from a pool of more than 50 other national Collegiate 100 chapters. The chapter was the runner up for the award a year earlier.

—Business in Savannah

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