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2018 Mom's Day Essay


Every year the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center holds a "Mom of the Year" essay contest. This essay is open to all mother or mother figures of current University of Illinois students. All mother's of the essay entrants are acknowledged during the University of Illinois Black Chorus Mom's Day concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm held at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Please write to the to theme of "My First Lady." Share how your mother/mother figure has been the "First Lady" in your life.

The maximum number of essay submissions is 15. Do not delay in submitting your essay on your mother's behalf!

Copy and paste this link to submit your essay

All essay submissions are due Sunday, April 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm.

Congratulations to Jocelyn Hines-Williams for winning the 2017 Mom of the Year Award!

The essay winner will be announced Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The University of Illinois Black Chorus Mom's Day Concert at 7:30 pm.

Every essay submitter will recieve two (2) complimentary tickets to the Mom's Day Concert to attend with their Mother/Mother Figure.
The tickets will be at the Krannert Ticket Office in Will Call under the name of the student who submitted the essay. 
If you have any questions contact Ashley M. Davis, Assistant Director, at