The Africana Studies program offers two annual awards.
- The Anna Julia Cooper, Cheikh Anta-Diop, W.E.B. DuBois Award for Academic Excellence in African American Studies
Given to an Africana Studies major or minor who demonstrates an exemplary combination of significant scholarship, at least a 3.1 average in African American Studies, and service to the college and larger community.
1997 Edward R. Deitz, Jr. and Marlene D. Warner
1998 Dana M. Madison
1999 Bev-Freda L. Jackson
2000 Rebecca M. Hildebran
2001 Justin D. Arnold and Benjamin Stoltenberg
2002 Lauren A. Hildebrand
2003 Meghan Paul-Cook 2010 Lawrese E. Brown
2004 Stacey Turner
2005 Kenneth Willians Jr.
2007 Simon D. Jones
2008 Aaron M. Hurd
2009 Jeffrey T. Monsma
2010 Lawrese E. Brown
2011 Rachel L. Rutter
2012 Kirsty Chantal Bryant-Hassler
- The Toni Morrison-Wole Soyinka African American Studies Essay Award
Named for two extraordinary writers, Toni Morrison and Wole Soyinka, this award is presented annually to the student who writes the best essay on a theme related to continental Africa and/or diasporan Africa. Essays may be submitted by students enrolled in any Gettysburg College class, or will be chosen from work submitted in Africana Studies courses.
1997 T. Pemberton Brown and Kim K. Westerman
1998 Rebecca M. Hildebran
1999 Michael P. LaPuma
2000 Lauren A. Hildebrand
2001 Alex Armster-Wikoff
2002 Kathleen A. Zawrotniak
2003 Emily Joy Voss
2008 Jeremy Arnold
2009 Catherine Hagler
2010 Ellen M. Speake
2011 Alyson Buck
The "Ankh Maat Wedjau" Honor Society is a non-secret, non-profit organization which promotes scholarly study, research, publication and other scholarly activity in the field of Africana Studies among students at academic institutions, and among academic professionals in the field of Africana studies. More information