Daija Lampkin, of Middletown, received the Earnestine Tucker Award from The University of Alabama's Black Faculty and Staff Association in March.

The association's Academic Premier Awards honor UA students on Black Scholars Day.

The mission of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is to contribute to the betterment of UA a by serving as an advocate for educational equity, with an emphasis on African-American students and the professional needs of its members. To that end, this organization promotes and provides opportunities for networking among individuals and groups to articulate mutual concerns and advance educational opportunities.