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 1. Wisconsin Arts Governor’s award 2001

2. NAACP Madison, Wi Branch W.E.B. DuBois Advocates Award (Education)

3. International Society of Bassists Award for Board of Directors service

4. International Society of Bassists/Young Bassists award

5. Manfred E. Swarsensky Humanitarian Service Award (Rotary Club).

6. Urban League (Whitney B. Young) Award 2002

7. Madison Magazine / Madison’s Best

8. Hilldale Award University of Wisconsin-Madison(Donna Shalala) 1989-90

9. ASCAP composers award/last 7 years

10. Down Beat International Jazz Poll award from 1964-1977

11. International Peace award / Tokyo, Japan 1987

12. Community Service award (WORT)1990

13. NAACP Act-So Judges award 1999

14. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award 1999

15. Franklin-Randall MMSD PTO Award 1989 -1990

16. University of Wisconsin/Madison Mentor Program 1988

17. Certificate of Appreciation NAACP 2000-2001-2002

18. Blue Note Tokyo Musical Excellence award

19 Certificate of Appreciation (Plato) University of Wisconsin-Madison 1997

20. Certification Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1999

21. Certificate of Ass. Membership Nat.Jazz Service Organization 1995-99

22. Jazz and Pop Best Bassist Annual Readers Poll 1968

23. Endowed Chair University Club University of Wisconsin-Madison

24. Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity Life Membership

25. Arts Midwest Jazz masters award 1993

26. 3/2./00 Received first Hate Mail letter from unknown to Campus Diversity (Happy to have received/joined my white anti-racist)

27. Honorary Doctorate of Musical Arts/Vandercook College of Music 1992

28. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters/Edgewood College 1998

29. State of Wisconsin/City of Madison Committee for the Arts 1990 (Mayor Paul Soglin)

30. Mayoral Proclamation Award / Mayor Soglin 1993

31. Strathmore’s Who’s Who 1960-Present

32. Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 2004

33. Excellence Award/ Umoja Honoree Sept 2005

34. Clark County School District Equity & Diversity Education Department

Las Vegas Nevada Dr.Celeste Jackson Stansberry, Coordinator lll Presenter for EDE speaker series.

35. National Foundation for the Advancement in Art Teacher Recognition 2005-6

36. MAMA (Madison Area Music Award Michael St. John Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

37. Human Rights Award (Rev.James C. Wright) 2008

38. “FIGS” 2008 First Interest Group Students (Freshman Year)

39. TRIO award/first in family to go to College/Awarded by Caroline McCormack

40. Spencer Tracy Award for Distinction in the Performing Arts (Wisconsin Historical Society) 2009

41. Exceptional Service Award University of Wisconsin-Madison 2008 (Gary Sandefur, Dean)

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