Monday, February 22, 2010
The competition for the MEAC Distinguished Alumni Award is underway with the online voting at the conference’s official basketball tournament website, http://www.meachoops.com/vote/alumni/.
Brigadier General Stephen M. Twitty is one of nine alumni from various Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) competing for the title of MEAC Distinguished Alumni.
Students, faculty, staff, friends, family and alumni are encouraged to vote online for Brigadier General Twitty at http://www.meachoops.com/vote/alumni/. The voting period will conclude on March 10, 2010.
All MEAC Distinguished Alumni will be honored on Alumni Night. This will take place on Thursday, March 11, 2010 during half-time of the annual Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (LJVM) in Winston-Salem, N.C. Also during that time, the winner of the Wachovia MEAC Create the Legacy Award will be announced.
The winning institution’s Distinguished Alumnus (with the most votes) will receive the Wachovia MEAC Create the Legacy Award, and their institution alumni association will be awarded $2,000 in the name of Distinguished Alumni.
Brigadier General Twitty holds a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan and a master’s in national security strategy from the National War College. Brigadier General Twitty was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his actions as an infantry Battalion commander during the fall of Baghdad in 2003. He has also been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal as well as the Legion of Merit. Brigadier General Twitty was inducted into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame in 2009.
About the MEAC Basketball Tournament
The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single elimination championship playoff that involves 11 Division I HBCU’s located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State and South Carolina State University.
The tournament is played at the LJVM in Winston-Salem, N.C. Both the men’s and women’s tournament champion receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Tickets are available at www.MEAChoops.com, by calling the MEAC Office at (757) 416-7100, through ticketmaster outlets nationwide, at MEAC School Box Offices and at the LJVM Coliseum Box Office.