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Honors & Awards

2014

FCW: The Business of Federal Technology – named to the Federal 100

2014

American Council on Education (ACE)– Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award

2014

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

2014

Maryland Daily Record Circle of Influence Inductee (Reflecting Designation as an Influential Marylander in 2007, 2012, and 2014)

2014

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council Legend’s Circle Individual Award

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Johns Hopkins University, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ideals Award

University of Cincinnati, President’s Award for Excellence

Champion for Children Award, Maryland State Department of Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Honorary Doctor of Laws

Spelman College, Honorary Degree

Morehouse School of Medicine, Honorary Doctor of Science

Presidential Medal of Excellence, Bowie State University

American Association for the Advancement of Science, William D. Carey Award

American Educational Research Association, Distinguished Public Service Award

Association for Program Administrators of CSTEP and STEP, Educational Visionary Award

World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C., Educator of the Year Award

Black Engineer of the Year Award

Heinz Award (Human Condition category)

National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee

Leadership Maryland, Outstanding Leader of the Year

U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions Leadership Hall of Fame Award

The Links, Incorporated, Co-Founders Award for Services to Youth

University of La Verne, Honorary Doctorate (Exemplary Leadership & Public Service)

Bank Street College of Education, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

University of Maryland, Baltimore, President’s Award

Ohio State University, William Henry Watson, Jr., Memorial Award

Greater Baltimore Committee, Regional Visionary Award

Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, Visionary Leadership Award (inaugural)

TIME – named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

2012 Technology Council of Maryland Lifetime Achievement Award

2011

Top American Leader Award – Washington Post and Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership

2011

Carnegie Corporation of New York Academic Leadership Award

2011

GE African American Forum ICON Lifetime Achievement Award

2011

Gladstone Institute Leadership Award for Promoting Diversity in Science & Medicine,  University of California, San Francisco

2011

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Johns Hopkins University

2011

TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence

2010

Ruth L. Kirschstein Award, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

2010

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Harvard University

2010

Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

2010

Maryland’s “First Citizen” Award (Maryland State Senate)

2010

Frank W. Hale, Jr., Diversity Leadership Award, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

2010

Candle in Education Award, Morehouse College

2009

Time – named one of America’s 10 Best College Presidents

2009

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Georgetown University

2009

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research

2009

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan

2009

Virginia B. Smith Innovative Leadership Award, National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education and Council for Adult & Experiential Learning

2009

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Daniel Webster College

2009

Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, American Council on Education

2008

Honorary Doctor of Sciences, North Carolina State University

2008

Named one of America’s Best Leaders, U.S. News & World Report & the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

2008

Frederick Douglass Award, University System of Maryland Achievement in Higher Education Award, Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars

2007

Honorary Doctorate, Haverford College

2007

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Wheaton College

2006

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Princeton University

2006

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Goucher College

2006

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Pace University

2006

Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, Teachers College-Columbia University

2006

Board of Judges, Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education

2005

Honorary Doctor of Humanities, University of Alabama, Birmingham

2005

Honorary Doctor of Letters, Duke University

2004

Citigroup Friends of Maryland Education Award

2004

Honorary Doctor of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2004

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Gallaudet University

2004

Honorary Degree, Prince George’s Community College (Maryland)

2004

Speaker’s Medallion, Maryland House of Delegates

2004

John Hope Franklin Distinguished Contributor to Higher Education Award, Black Issues in Higher Education

2004

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser in Maryland, Maryland Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals

2004

Ida B. Wells Risk Taker Award, National Alliance of Black School Educators

2003

American Philosophical Society, Fellow

2003

Honorary Doctor of Human Letters, Franklin & Marshall College

2003

Honorary Degree, Roosevelt University

2003

National Academy of Sciences – Induction into National Academy’s Portrait Collection of African Americans

2003

Phi Kappa Phi – University Service Award

2003

Maryland Business Hall of Fame, Membership Induction

2002

Yale University – Edward Bouchet Leadership Award in Minority Graduate Education

2002

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Binghamton University

2002

Honorary Degree, Medical University of South Carolina

2002

Honorary Degree, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

2002

Fast 50 Champion of Innovation, Fast Company Magazine

2002

Council on Chemical Research, Diversity Award

2002

Marion C. Bascom, Sr., Leadership Award, Associated Black Charities

2001

American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Fellow

2001

Harold W. McGraw, Jr., Prize in Education

2001

Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award, National Education Association

2001

Honorary Degree, Mercy College

2001

Stuart M. Macht Award for Community & Business Leadership (Baltimore County, MD)

2000

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

1999

Marylander of the Year, The Baltimore Sun

1999

Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

1999

Golden Torch Academic Visionary Award, National Society of Black Engineers

1998

Honorary McCormick Scientist, McCormick Technology Worldwide, McCormick & Company, Inc.

1998

Henry A. Rosenberg, Sr. Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council

1998

BETA Award (Baltimore’s Extraordinary Technology Advocate), Greater Baltimore Committee’s Technology Council

1998

Human Relations Chairperson’s Award, Baltimore County Human Relations Commission

1997

Education Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore County, Maryland Chapter

1997

Paul Harris Fellow Award, Woodlawn-Westview Rotary Club

1996

U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Mentoring
(Awarded to Dr. Hrabowski’s university in recognition of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for gifted African American undergraduates in science and engineering)

1994

The Andrew White Medal, Loyola College of Maryland

1994

The Hatikvah Award, The Jewish National Fund

1994

The Educator Achievement Award, National Science Foundation

1993

Outstanding Science Educator Award, Eli Lilly & Company