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All Black Affair

Black Student Association presents awards at annual gala

Published: Monday, February 27, 2012

Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012 14:02

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In continuing the annual tradition, the Black Student Association celebrated the "All Black Affair" gala Friday at the Student Union.

Alicia Rose, vice president of BSA, emceed the gala and presented the awards to their recipients.

Rose said the awards were given to students and faculty members that have made a difference in the BSA community.

Niya Blair, director of the multicultural center, received BSA's faculty of the year award while Perry Jackson, BSA's advisor, received the adviser of the year award.

Lillie Fears, a professor of journalism, was given an award for her outstanding contribution to BSA, Rose said.

Students and BSA members LaPaige Hill and Mark Echols, both from Jonesboro entertained the crowd with a song while Paul Harden, a sophomore psychology major of Hot Springs, read a poem to the audience.

Harden won BSA's Talent Show Wednesday at the Student Unions' auditorium.

The rest of the night included dinner, dancing, and a best dressed award that went to Tyneisha Collins, senior early childhood education major of Osceola.

The gala was one of many events celebrating Black History Month at Arkansas State University.

More photos of Black History Month can be see on

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