Charles Gomillion-Joseph Sandy Himes Award

This award is given to an individual for a career of distinguished sociological practice through service and teaching or research at a minority serving institution or through work in civic organizations that contribute to a better understanding of the sociology of race and a better functioning of citizens in society. The award carries a $500 honorarium.

Nomination Procedure
Candidates for the award may be nominated by a member of the SSS, or may self-nominate. Applicants must be current or retired faculty members who worked at a minority serving institution1 for the entirety or substantial portion of their career. Application packets should include a curriculum vita, a statement indicating qualification for the award, and three reference letters two of which must be from current or former members of the SSS. Applications for the award are due Dec. 1 to the Chair of SSS Committee on Honors.

1A minority serving institution is defined by the United States Department of Education as a 1) Historically Black College or University (HBCU); 2) Black Serving Institution (Schools where at least 25% of the student body is comprised of African Americans); 3) Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); 4) Tribal College or University; 5) Alaska Native-Serving Institution; 6) Native American-Serving nontribal institution; and 7) Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.