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K-State Today

May 7, 2018

Black Student Union awards Stacey Hall Humanitarian Award to Choma family

Submitted by Jessica Elmore

Congratulations to Kimathi Choma, assistant dean for diversity, recruitment, and retention in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Tosha Sampson-Choma, assistant professor of English, who received one of the K-State Black Student Union's highest honors, the Stacey Hall Humanitarian Award.

The Chomas were selected to receive this special award for the continued service they provide in Ghana, Africa. For the past 10 years they have traveled to Ghana to support the African Initiative Mission's Wechiau Girl Conference where they provide community sustainability, education and health.

The Stacey Hall Humanitarian Award is named after K-State student Stacey Hall, who was a member of the Black Student Union. Hall was committed to community service, local civic organizations and becoming a global citizen to work toward a better world. Tragically, in 1996, Hall died in a car accident. In her memory the K-State Black Student Union created this award in her memory and for more than 20 years, the Black Student Union has awarded individuals who display her spirit for humane efforts and civic engagement.