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McKenzie Earns Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence

Jameco McKenzie, residence life coordinator for University Housing, received two awards for his work to foster more inclusive, collaborative spaces for students.

Jameco McKenzie holding two trophies in front of a red wall covered in balloons
Jameco McKenzie with his two Ebony Harlem Awards for Excellence

In April, the NC State African American Cultural Center recognized students, faculty and staff with Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence. One of the staff recipients was Jameco McKenzie, residence life coordinator for University Housing, who received two awards that evening.

The Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence is the annual celebration of Black excellence at NC State which recognizes NC State students, faculty, and staff who, through their deliberate actions, reflect and represent leadership, dedication and talent.

McKenzie’s awards were as follows:

  • “Demonstrated commitment to creating engaging spaces, encouraging collaborations and providing meaningful professional mentorship opportunities to their racially minoritized staff peers.”
  • “Demonstrated commitment to helping students achieve success in the classroom and empowering them to discover their purpose outside of the classroom.”

In addition to his role as residence life coordinator, McKenzie provides support and direction for several Living and Learning Villages on East Campus. He has worked within University Housing and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs since January 2019 and is originally from Nassau, The Bahamas. He completed his undergraduate education at Methodist University and his graduate education at Salem State University. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in organizational leadership at Gardner Webb University.