BGSU alumnus honored at White House

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Bowling Green State University alumnus Arnold Rampersad was one of 20 artists, writers and scholars recognized by President Barack Obama on March 2. Rampersad, known for his skill at telling the African-American story through the lens of biography, was presented a National Humanities Medal during a ceremony at the White House.

A professor emeritus of English and humanities at Stanford University, Rampersad received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from BGSU in 1967 and 1968, respectively. He was named a BGSU Distinguished Alumnus in 1992 and one of the Prominent Alumni in 2010. The University also granted him an honorary doctorate in 1995. His award-winning books have profiled W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson and Ralph Ellison.

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(Posted March 07, 2011 )