The Rozelle Boyd Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded to an accomplished professional from outside of the TRIO profession. The recipient must demonstrate a strong sense of inclusiveness and personal attributes such as loyalty, empathy, and compassion. In addition, the individual is deeply committed to the call to action and demonstrates strong support of underrepresented individuals in higher education.
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Rozelle Boyd is a longtime elected official who has the historic distinction of being the first African-American elected to the Indianapolis City-County Council. He also served briefly as president of the City-County Council, the first African-American and Democrat to hold the position.
While at Attucks Mr. Boyd was encouraged by the Marion County Democrats to run for the county council. At the time, the county system was separated from the city system. Boyd agreed, beginning a distinguished political career.
Extracted from Indianapolis High School Hall of Fame website