HBCU Digest names Central State’s College of Business the 2018 Business Program of the Year; hurdler Juan Scott earns Male Athlete of the Year honors
Central State University was recognized for its strong academic and athletic prowess at the annual HBCU Digest Awards as the College of Business earned the distinction of Best Business Program of the Year while hurdler Juan Scott was named Male Athlete of the Year honors.
CSU President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, the 2016 Female President of the Year award recipient, called this year’s honors a tribute to each award winner’s hard work and commitment of excellence.
“Our College of Business continues to be innovative and dynamic in its efforts to provide a quality academic experience for our students. Under the leadership of Dr. Fidelis Ikem, our program has provided tremendous opportunities for our students to learn the necessary skills needed in order to work at top-level organizations after graduation.” she said. “We also strive to recruit and develop top student-athletes which is evident in our tremendous track star, Juan Scott. We have seen Juan reach tremendous levels of success which includes multiple national championships. He is an excellent representative of our University and continues to instill pride within the campus community every time he competes.”
Renowned for its training and job placement of Central State students, CSU’s College of Business has instituted a wide variety of programs which includes the Ohio Summer Banking Institute. In partnership with Union Savings Banks and the Ohio Bankers League, the 10-week summer internship program trains and places Central State students in banks around the region.
Juan Scott, a hurdler from Dayton, Ohio, was undefeated in the indoor 60-meter hurdles this past season, culminating with a NCAA Div. II national title in March. During the outdoor season, Scott tallied three victories, finished sixth at nationals in the 110-meter hurdles and earned All-American honors.
HBCU Digest is a national publication dedicated to covering Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The 2018 HBCU Digest Awards were held on Friday at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.