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Daps Awards
Black Excellence Awards

The DAPS Awards recognized Black pastors, professionals, students, and ministry from a list of candidates submitted each month by individuals, AHERN Board of Directors, or AHERN Magazine Staff.

The DAPS Awards is a formal/black-tie event held each year in different cities throughout East Tennessee.

The pastor and professional of the month must have served in their professional at least 3 years.  Student of the month must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore.

Each candidate is selected on a 5 point grade scale in the following category: Community Involvement / Church Involvement / School Involvement / Organization Affiliations / Academic Achievement

Make sure their biography includes as much info from the above criteria.  Submit info to

Mrs. Vivian M. Releford, Vice-Chair, DAPS Awards

President Awards
Rev. Dr. C. H. Charlton, BOD Co-Director
Rev. Pamela L. Hoard, BOD Co-Director
Tammi McGowan, Reporter of The Year

Distinguished African Americans
Rev. Dr. Renee' Kesler, Minister
Derrick Woods, Professional
Karla Mills, Teacher
Destiny Minniefield, Student
Kitchen of Hope, Ministry

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