Congratulations to Morgan State University President David Wilson and MSU Board Student Regent Matthew Reeds for their recent recognition as 2017 ‘Rays of Hope’ Award recipients. Black Professional Men, Inc. (BPM) honored the two at the 24thAnnual Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarship Breakfast held this month at Martin’s West. The Rays of Hope awards are given to outstanding African-Americans from the Baltimore Metropolitan area that excel in their prospective professions and serve as role models to younger African-American males.
Building on the theme “Learning from the past, embracing the future” this year’s event provided BPM with an opportunity to highlight and distribute scholarships to deserving African-American male students graduating from Baltimore area high schools. Since the event began 23-years-ago, more than 200 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students.
Black Professional Men, Inc. is a Baltimore-based, nonprofit volunteer organization established in 1991 to address the social, economic, and political awareness needs of the African-American community, with an emphasis on helping young men. The organization’s members participate in a variety of community service initiatives that empower the youth exposing them to different experiences and positive role models.
Dr. David Wilson is the 12th president of Morgan and Matthew Reeds, a 2017 honors graduate, served on the Morgan Board of Regents during the past academic year. The Morgan family salutes their commitment to the community as well as their ongoing civic endeavors!