TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus Adriel A. Hilton will receive the 2010 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship at the 2010 American Educational Research Association Conference Multicultural/Multiethnic Education (MME) Special Interest Group (SIG) on May 3, in Orlando, Fla.
“I feel both humbled and honored to be receiving the 2010 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship,” said Hilton, who received his master’s degree in applied social science with a concentration in public administration in 2004. “I am excited that the American Educational Research Association has taken the initiative to encourage scholarship that represents the underrepresentation (persons of color).”
This award is given annually to an exemplary scholar/practitioner who illustrates effort in producing scholarship that advances multicultural and multiethnic education and a demonstrated commitment to underserved communities beyond scholarship with evidence of improving the practical conditions experienced by multicultural/multiethnic communities.
Hilton was nominated for this award and selected by a committee of the MME-SIG of the American Educational Research Association.
“Receiving the 2010 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Hilton. “The award symbolizes that my work and scholarship are not in vain. Receiving this award is inspiring and memorable.”
Hilton is a graduate of the Ph.D. program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. He has been a Frederick Douglass Scholar at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in the College of Education and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was featured as one of Ebony magazine’s “2009 Young Leaders Under 30” for his educational achievements, service to the community and leadership.
In his career, he has received numerous accolades, including the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education’s “Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation” Award and the Outstanding Research Award from the American College Personnel Association’s Standing Committee for Men.