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    ‘New Pittsburgh Courier’ Recognizes Duquesne University Professor

    Dr. Uhuru Hotep, associate director of Duquesne University’s Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center and the Robert and Patricia Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs, has received a Men of Excellence award from the New Pittsburgh Courier.

    Nominated by readers and screened by the newspaper’s editorial board, Hotep was selected as one of 50 outstanding men contributing to the community. He is a nationally recognized authority on student achievement and leadership-following development.

    A co-founder of the Duquesne Project for Academic Coaching through Tutoring (PACT), Hotep is also a consultant to the Kwame Ture Leadership Institute. With the help of grants from the Alkebulan Foundation, he created The Johari Sita: The Six Jewels of African Centered Leadership, the nation’s first African centered leadership-fellowship training program. Hotep’s nationally acclaimed seminars include 75 Ways to Raise the Intelligence of Black Children and Teens, Preparing African Youth for the 21st Century Leadership and Service and Kilombo Reconstruction: Building Sovereign African Villages in Modern-Day America, Part I-III.

    A Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Hotep serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pan African Studies and lectures on African American affairs in Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Canada, the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. His published writings include poetry, plays, essays and scholarly research appearing in the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, the Journal of Pan African Studies and the Journal of Urban Education, among others.

    He lives in Turtle Creek.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.