Founder's Week

Reflections of Excellence 2024

Saturday, FEBRUARY 17, 2024
11:00 AM EST 

Bank of America Auditorium at the Shirley Massey Executive Conference Center

The Reflections of Excellence program brings together trailblazers receiving Benjamin Elijah Mays “Bennie” Awards and Candle Awards in 2024 for their achievements as leaders in their fields, including the arts, science and medicine, public service, business, civic leadership, education, and philanthropy. The awardees will discuss their lives, pathways to success, and outlook on contemporary issues.

Award descriptions

Benjamin Elijah Mays “Bennie” Awards

The Benjamin Elijah Mays “Bennie” Award, one of the highest honors that Morehouse bestows on its alumni, is named for one of the College’s most revered Presidents, Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, who served from 1940 to 1967. His legacy lives on in the College’s international stature and in the success of its alumni.

The Candle Awards

For 154 years, Morehouse College as been a beacon of light and a source of knowledge to the global community. The Candle Award recognizes outstanding non-alumni who are exemplary in their professions and are committed to excellence, community service, and leadership, the values taught at Morehouse College.