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GABC Communications Manager Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Fellowship

May 1, 2017

Austin, TX- The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Hakeem Adewumi has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for research abroad for the 2017-18 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Adewumi currently serves as the Special Projects & Communications Manager at GABC and is an emerging artist who uses photography as a method of storytelling. Before joining GABC, he travelled to various countries throughout the Black diaspora to build a comprehensive body of work that celebrates the vibrant cultures of the diaspora. His work, along with Moyo Oyelola, was recently featured on local KLRU arts-documentary series, Arts In Context and was selected to air nationally across the PBS television program. To follow their work, visit www.drexhibit.co.

“The GABC Team is extremely proud of Hakeem’s accomplishments and are grateful for his creative execution within our organization”, said Tam Hawkins, President & CEO. “We cannot wait to witness the phenomenal projects that will amplify his talents on the world stage.”

Hakeem was instrumental in the development and success of the nationally recognized #iamblackaustin campaign and served as the Creative Director for the Taste of Black Austin and Hidden Figures of Austin Project produced by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.

More of his work can be seen at www.hadewumi.com

The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected for academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 160 countries.

About GABC:

The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce (GABC) is an organization that is committed to inspiring, developing, and promoting Black economic success in the Greater Austin area. Serving as a bridge for African-American businesses and the Greater Austin business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence within Central Texas.