March 1, 2013

ALIE-COX RECEIVES “BLACK HISTORY IN THE MAKING AWARD” FROM WILDER SCHOOL

RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman Mo Alie-Cox from VCU Men's Basketball program received recognition for his outstanding start to his academic career on Thursday when he was received the "Black History in the Making" Award from the Wilder School.

Alie-Cox was chosen by the Criminal Justice program as its award winner. He was recognized at an awards ceremony last night at Grace Street Theatre. The Middleburg, Va. native earned Dean's List honors during the fall semester.

"In his short time here at VCU, Mo has done a phenomenal job of focusing on his studies and really working hard to achieve his goals in the classroom," Associate Vice Provost of Student Services  and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support Sofia Hiort-Wright said. "It's not easy for freshman to transition to college so quickly, but Mo's done a great job and we're extremely proud of him for earning this recognition."

The Department of African American Studies at VCU put on their annual Black History in the Making Awards, which spotlight students who are in the process of making black history.

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