Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) alumnus Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D. was recognized as a young leader under 30 in the April 2009 issue of Ebony magazine.
Ebony magazine salutes Hilton, 27, as being one of the young men across the nation who are excelling in careers and giving back to the community.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for the work that I do in my discipline and within the community,” said Hilton.
Hilton serves as the public policy fellow for the Greater Baltimore Committee, a regional business organization. He also teaches at Baltimore City Community College and serves on the Maryland Roundtable of Education Speakers Bureau Advisory Board and the Foundation Board of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Baltimore Alumni Chapter.
Hilton graduated from FAMU’s College of Arts and Sciences with a master’s degree in applied social science with a concentration in public administration in 2004.
After obtaining his Ph.D. at Morgan State University, Hilton decided to remain in the Baltimore area to serve the community.
“I wanted to bring a positive light to the city to show that there are positive black males here who give back to the community,” said Hilton.
Hilton’s motivation to succeed in his career and community involvement comes from his family upbringing.
“I know the sacrifices my parents made for me to succeed,” said Hilton. “I didn’t have a choice!”
Hilton works closely with the CEO and policy advisors to research, develop and advocate public policy agenda related to the business organization’s work to impact the Baltimore city and surrounding areas.