Written by CHRISTOPHER HICKS-MARSHALL a.k.a. CHUMA
Last night, my friend, Fisiwe, and I had the pleasure of attending the Delta Epsilon Iota New Members Banquet, which was thrown to celebrate the specially selected members of the newfound honor society at Georgia State University. During this banquet, the founding members were honored with special awards, and one of those members, Dammeon Hicks-Marshall, who is the president of this organization, received a very monumental and extraordinary award, to his surprise.
Historically, many organizations, institutions, and universities have established honorary awards in the name of those who either possessed phenomenal leadership paradigms, and/or expounded generosities regarding charities or assistance, as well as inspired or taught others how to succeed. Many of those awards are named after noble people, community figures, and famous literary and celebrity personalities. In many cases, these awards are posthumously created and bestowed, as many people aren’t even acknowledged until after they are long departed this life. But last night, one individual who thought he was quite unknown, discovered else wise, and found out his name would forever go down in history.