Nominations Being Accepted for Nate Thomas Award

The Nate Thomas Award Ceremony will be hosted on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the McCormick Tribune Campus Center in the MTCC Ballroom. Please RSVP by April 28. The event will be hosted from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, April 21, 2023 at 8 p.m. The award requirements can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns, email

The Nate Thomas Award Ceremony was inaugurated by the Black Student Union to honor graduates of color, faculty, and staff for their commitment, advocacy, and persistence in bringing positive transformative change to the Illinois Tech campus for the benefit of improving campus life for current students and those who come after them. Additionally, the Black Student Union is making an attempt to better close the communication gap between Black students on campus and the African American Alumni Association. The Nate Thomas Dinner & Award Ceremony’s purpose is to commemorate faculty and students who contributed to and epitomized the practice of giving back to the community while using the skills they have been given.