This year, at the 12th Annual, 2020 SCM Awards, we are proud to honor Dr. Braque Talley, the 2020 recipient of the SCM Humanitarian Award. Dr. Braque Talley is the Vice President of Enrollment at Rust College in Holly Springs, MS and reports directly to the President of the institution. The theme for the 12th Annual 2020 SCM Awards is “20/20 Perfect Vision: Everyone will see clearly” and Dr. Braque Talley has helped many students from all over see a clearer future for themselves and others.
Dr. Talley graduated from Rust College in 2011 and earned his masters degree at Alabama A&M where he also worked as a graduated assistant from 2011 to 2012. He went on to obtain his doctorate from Jackson State University in 2018, which, in his opinion, is his most significant professional accomplishment to date, since only 2 percent of the African-American population in the United States holds this type of degree.
During his professional career, Dr. Braque Talley has helped many impoverished students and students from low-income families enroll into the college, as well as adults and first generation college students. He acted as a mentor to countless of college students of all backgrounds and gives hope to students who thought of giving up on themselves and on life, many of whom went on to graduate with a college degree and become quite successful in their careers and communities.
The SCM Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in Memphis, TN that recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of Hip-Hop and R&B Artists, models, deejays, producers, business owners, community leaders, designers, dancers, stylists, and more. Our purpose is to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication they put forth, for the sacrifices they make to enhance their crafts, skills and talents and for taking the time to invest in themselves.
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