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PRNews Names Morgan State’s Peter Iwuh as ‘HBCU Student of the Year’

PRNews Names Morgan State’s Peter Iwuh as ‘HBCU Student of the Year’
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on May 12, 2022

Morgan State University’s Peter Iwuh, a senior Strategic Communication major in the School of Global Journalism & Communication (SGJC), was named “HBCU Student of The Year.” The honor, presented at the PRNEWS Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Awards national competition held April 20, at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, Virginia, was among the organization’s 2022 Most Impactful Communicators awards celebrating initiatives and professionals that support accountability, positive contributions to society and advocate for equity and inclusion.

Created by PRNEWS, the leading source and trusted voice within the communications and marketing community, the Social Impact Awards honor communicators who use their platforms to better their community and the global society at large. Recipients of this recognition include the campaigns, initiatives, professionals, teams, rising stars, and lifetime pioneers that are helping to usher in a diverse, equitable future and redefine organizations’ role in the fight for global change.

“This is such a big honor and lets me know all of us can have a huge impact right where we live promoting equity, inclusion, and excellence,” said Iwuh, a rising star in his own right.

Iwuh is an entrepreneur who founded his own Gen-Z-led creative agency Tykoon in May 2018.



In addition to running Tykoon, Iwuh previously served as the College Marketing Representative of Baltimore at Sony Music Entertainment, a Facebook HBCU News Fellow at Cleveland.com, a PR Intern at Turner PR, and a social media intern at Solve advertising agency.

The HBCU Student of The Year award is one of approximately 40 social impact honors annually awarded by PRNEWS.

“We are very proud of Peter, who has been a standout student throughout his career in the School of Global Journalism & Communication,” said Jacqueline Jones, dean for SGJC. “We are dedicated to equipping our students with the tools they need to make an impact in the professions. This win is part of the overall story of the rich academic talent you will find in our school.”

“It is really important to me that I use my skills to help create opportunities for others to thrive in communications fields,” said Iwuh. “The world desperately needs diverse talent to help PR, Marketing, and Adverting firms connect with the diverse communities they serve.”

Iwuh is slated to graduate this May during the Spring Commencement Exercises. He is considering attending graduate school or working for a global firm after graduation.

“I am really grateful I have some options to choose from, but after winning this awesome award, right now all I can think about is walking the commencement stage in a few days.”

SOURCE Morgan State University
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