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Dr. Charles Alexander, UCLA Associate Vice-Provost Villager Award Honoree
Long Beach, California -- Mar 30, 2017 --

Dr. Charles Alexander's  legacy of “Lifting as we Climb” has been evidenced in his professional and personal life journey.  Over the years he has received several notable awards  in recognition of  that legacy including The University of California, San Francisco’s  Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in recognition of his inspirational leadership in advancing the goals of social and economic justice; the California Wellness Foundation’s $25,000 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award among others.  He is a strategic  advocate and pioneer in the development of pipeline programs designed to increase the diversity in the Health Professions.  He provides executive leadership for a collection of programs designed for nearly 6000 undergraduates from diverse populations, who have been historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education including, but not limited to,

Students from low-income circumstances, and first generation college students.  He advocates for  those who are most in need of advocacy.  He returns his social capital to the community through his support, his role-modeling, and by sharing his knowledge and strategies for making a difference. 


 Dr. Alexander received his Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology from the State University of New York-Cortland; a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha; and a PhD in The Sociological Foundations of Education from Marquette University, Milwaukee. 


 Afram Global Organization Inc, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization, sponsors the Annual Villager Awards as a part of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. consistent with the Mantra “Lifting as we Climb.”  Over sixty awards have been presented over the years to African-Americans and others of acknowledged African Ancestry who have been a source of empowerment and support well beyond what is required of them in their daily work.   The award recipients are applauded for their impact in reducing disparities in health, education, and socio-economic circumstances.  See: www.villageprojects.net for more information.