Eyes on the prize:

A 400 Year Quest for Humanity, Equality, and Civility

28th NAAAHP Annual Conference

November 6-9, 2019

Host Institution: Southern University and A&M College


2019 Registration Rates

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We are headed to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 NAAAHP Conference. Visit - https://book.passkey.com/go/naaahp2019 - to make your hotel reservation!


Oral and Poster Research Presentations

The conference schedule is brimming with practical and enlightening presentations to help position our students for success in their academic pursuits and future endeavors. Some topics include but are not limited to:

  • Humanities (Arts, History, Law, etc…)

  • Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, etc...)

  • Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc…)

  • Formal Sciences (Computer, Mathematics, Statistics, etc…)

  • Applied Sciences (Business, Engineering, Medicine, etc..)

Examples of Past Research Presentations

  • Abena Okyere Acheampong University of Maryland Eastern Shore Poster: Neurotoxicity of Chlorpyrifos

  • Alejandra Becerril Estrada University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Title: Colorism within Latino Communities: How to Understand and Unlearn Internalized Hate

  • Andre’ Spears, Anthony Stewart, Chlistunodd J. Sansinena Southern University and A&M, Baton Rouge Title: Probing the Electrochemical Characteristics of Aged Carbon-Supported Pt Catalysts

  • Courtney Murphy Florida A & M University Title: The Effects of Media on Adolescent African Americans

  • Eric Hobson Jackson State University Title: Identifying Actinobacteria Streptomyces Microbe and Host Interactions

  • Gabrielle Price Spelman College Title: Computed Tomography Brain Radiation Exposure in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

  • Ibukunoluwa Ayo-Durojaiye Bowie State University Title: How to Change the Black Male Image in America

  • Itzel Mendoza Lawson State Community College Title: Dvl2 Mutation Causing Variations of Heart Defects in DiGeorge Syndrome Patients

  • Julian Dill Lawson State Community College Title: Molecular Mechanisms for Thrombospondin 1-Induced Calreticulin Recruitment of LRP1 for Signaling Complex Formation

  • Leonel Herrera-Flores Tennessee State University Title: Investigating Microenvironmental Cues in Alveolar Regeneration

  • Melvin Kenney Morehouse College Title: ‘WE’ the People

  • Paige Greenwood Hampton University Title: HIV/HCV Coinfection Leads to Elevated Expression of Proinflammatory Cytokines Compared to Monoinfection

  • Saanyol Suswam Miles College Title: The Effects of Phosphorylated Focal Adhesion Kinase on Renal Cell Carcinoma Development and Progression

  • Samanda Robinson Fisk University Title: Catastrophic Conformity: Searching for Individualism Via Gender and Race in a Dystopian Society

  • Sierrianna Terry North Carolina Central University Title: The Library of Congress: Working with America’s Precious Treasures

Research Presentations - Oral

  • Presentation Time: 5 – 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion and transition time to the next presenter

  • Submission: Submit your 150 word or less abstract through the Eventbrite system when registering, you can also add “TBD” and go back to edit your presentation later

  • Award: Certificate of Participation

Please Note: If you have handouts, PowerPoints, or other presentation software please arrive early for your session and inform the moderator. Please have back-up content in the event there are technical difficulties. Also, you must indicate during registration that you intend to present your research.

Research Presentations - Poster

  • Set your poster up in advance

  • An easel will be available if requested

  • Submission: Submit your 150 word or less abstract through the Eventbrite system when registering, you can also add “TBD” and go back to edit your presentation later.

  • Award: Certificate of Participation. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medallion awarded to the winner.

Please Note:  Be present during the judging sessions to compete in the contest.


Debate Topics and Guidelines

Model African Union Guidelines

In this Model African Union, college and university students are given the opportunity to participate in a simulation learning all about the roles, structure and activities of the African Union. Participants immerse themselves in the economic, social and political-security issues facing African countries. Through this very detailed simulation, students gain a clearer understanding of the capabilities, yet the constraints involved in shaping policies as members of the AU. Participating institutions, delegations follow a set agenda and participate in various roles throughout the process.

Delegations are assigned a country or countries that they must study and know in and out in order to represent them. Resolutions will be submitted based on the needs of the specific countries. The MAU Booklet with complete instructions and details will be sent to all participating delegations and the names of countries they will represent.

On the first day of the simulation, participants are asked to wear African attire for the Roll Call Of Nations.

To learn more about the African Union and the countries involved, students are urged to visit the AU website at www.au.int

Oratorical Contest

R.A.C.E. Honors Journal


In an effort to celebrate and promote the National Association for African American Honors Programs and academic excellence, NAAAHP is asking you to become servant-leaders within your institutions’ local communities. NAAAHP member institutions are encouraged to engage in community delving projects designed to motivate and assist others through academic enrichment, professional development, self-awareness and networking.

Activities may include, Voter Awareness, Financial Literacy, Read-Ins, Tutoring Programs, Homeless Shelters, Mentoring Programs, Church Programs, or the support of well-known initiatives such as Head Start and St. Jude Children Programs.  Our goal is to celebrate 28 years of NAAAHP with a minimum of 28 cities in our nation, and we can only do that with your support.

Please share your photos and videos with your community efforts and signage representing NAAAHP on the Facebook page and submit the community service form on the website. For example, if you are volunteering at a local elementary school, have students hold up creative signs with NAAAHP on them and snap away! Be sure to get permission for minor children postings. Moreover, feel free to post your videos and pictures on social media using the hashtag - #NAAAHP2019

The institution with the best community project, will earn a monetary award for their service agency. The amount is to be determined.