PREVIOUS HBCU POWER OF DREAMS WINNERS
Audrey Stradford has been helping students realize their dreams of a college
education. Known as Miss Audrey to many who have graced the halls of Tennessee
State University, it is not uncommon to see her open her checkbook to help pay
for a student’s textbook, tuition, or buy them a hot meal she also drives
students to college fairs and interviews.
It is because of this and many other acts of kindness and encouragement over the
past three decades that Honda recognized Stradford as its first-ever HBCU Power
of Dreams Award winner during the 2015 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational
Showcase in Atlanta. Audrey Stradford. The 1966 graduate of Tennessee
State University was recognized for her lifelong dedication to serving the
Tennessee State University community and helping the nation's Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) students to achieve their dreams through
guidance and mentorship. After being recognized on the field, Stradford was
awarded a brand new 2015 Honda CR-V to help her continue to get students to
College Fairs and interviews. The HBCU Power of Dreams Award, is given to
individuals within the HBCU community who have enhanced their institutions and
Honda honored Ms. Barbara Andrews, a middle school teacher and South Carolina
State University alumna, for going above and beyond to support her students and
community. In addition to supporting her own students, Ms. Andrews has raised
awareness of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, and supported South Carolina
State University students impacted by the illness. As the 2016 Honda HBCU Power
of Dreams Award winner, Ms. Andrews was presented with a surprise $15,000 grant
on the field to support her dream of establishing a scholarship fund so students
and families don’t have to choose between school and their medication.
Ms. Andrews selfless dedication to her students, to her Alma Mater and to
those in need is a true example of the spirit and strength of the HBCU
Dr. N. Jean Hudley is the Founder and Executive Director of
Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc. Established in
2004 to target at-risk adolescent youth, Dr. Hudley was
honored at the 2017 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational
Showcase and received the HBCU Power of Dreams Award.
Dr. Hudley works hard to help young men achieve their
goals and dreams. She has taken her time to go to schools,
social security appointments, hospitals, etc., to make sure
that the young people in the community she serves have
what they need to succeed. She has tirelessly given of
herself for the good of the young lives she's touched. Dr.
Hudley has encouraged and helped these young people
apply for college and start their own non-profit organizations.
The HBCU Power of Dreams Award was established by
Honda to honor those extraordinary individuals, who are
taking action and moving the HBCU community forward.
Honda received numerous compelling nominations
describing ideal individuals going above and beyond in the
HBCU community, and positively affecting the lives of
others. A committee reviewed all submissions and the
winner selected was based on the committee’s