The Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce awarded Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Dr. Gregory J. Vincent its Advocate of the Year Award. Dr. Vincent received the award for his many efforts to help underserved communities in Austin and connect communities with the University of Texas at Austin. The award was given Jan. 23 during the CCAACC’s Community Leadership Awards during the 8th Annual Black Elected Officials Reception.
Gilbert Tuhabonye was named Citizen of the Year and Khotso Khabele was named Community Leader of the Year. Tuhabonye is the founder of Gilbert’s Gazelles and co-founded the Gazelle Foundation to raise money to fund water projects in Borundi. Khabele is the founder and now director of the Khabele School in Austin, which is a model for a positive school culture and creating a love for learning.
CCAACC established its Community Leadership Awards in 2012. Before the honorees were given the award, short video clips about each were shown. Dr. Vincent’s video may be seen on Vimeo. To read more about each of the honorees, visit the CCAACC web site.