Project Humanities Director Receives Inaugural ASU Faculty MLK Servant-Leader Award

Founding director of Project Humanities is first Faculty Servant-Leadership Award winner

2022 Inclusion Starts with Us, ASU Annual MLK Celebration

Dr. Lester on Arizona Horizon PBS (MLK Award Interview)

Accepting the Award (Video)




January 2022

Project Humanities Receives Catalyst Award, ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion

Accolades are long for Ahwatukee prof's unique program, Ahwatukee Foothills News (26 December 2021)




December 2021

Project Humanities Director Receives Citizen of the Year Award, Phi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 


Video: Dr Lester receiving the award

November 2021

Project Humanities Receives MLK Diversity Award, City of Tempe

January 2021
5Project Humanities Director Receives Unity in the Community Service Award, Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal ChurchFebruary 2020
6Project Humanities Director Receives The Art of Academia, Living History Award
January 2020
7Project Humanities Director Receives MLK Diversity Award, City of Phoenix
January 2019
8Project Humanities Director Receives Diversity Leadership Alliance Award
December 2018
9Project Humanities Director Receives 9th Prismatic Pride Award, Ion Arizona MagazineApril 2017
10Project Humanities Director Receives MLK Diversity Awards ↓, City of Tempe and City of Paradise ValleyJanuary 2017
11Project Humanities Director Inducted into Echo Magazine’s Hall of FameNovember 2016

Project Humanities Director Receives Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Award ↓, ASU Committee for Campus Inclusion

April 2016
13Project Humanities Director Receives Invisible Heroes "UMOJA" Award, United Gay Informed Men of African Descent (UGIMA) February 2015
14Project Humanities Director Touted as 'Invisible Hero', Echo MagazineFebruary 2015
15Project Humanities Director Receives ADE Francis Andrew March Award
January 2015
16Project Humanities Director to be honoured by Modern Language AssociationModern Language AssociationJanuary 2015
17Project Humanities Receives Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award, Arizona HumanitiesNovember 2014
18Project Humanities Director Receives Roy Wilkins Community Service Award, East Valley NAACPOctober 2014
19Project Humanities Receives Commendation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Humanity 101October 2014
20Project Humanities Receives Inaugral Key of Excellence Award, The Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society ↓
December 2013