The University of Cincinnati will cancel all classes on the Uptown and Medical campuses at 11:00 a.m. today including all classes in session at that time. Offices on these campuses also will close at 11:00 a.m. More Information
Director of AACRC
Mrs. Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins affectionately known by her students as "Ms. Niki", is a native Cincinnatian and a graduate of the prestigious Walnut Hills High School. While at the University of Cincinnati, Ewaniki was heavily involved in many student activities and was heavily involved in the Cincinnati community. Noted as a leader and a scholar, Mrs. Hawkins was a Darwin T. Turner scholar, and amongst her many involvements included serving as a Base Mentor, an AACRC Choir president, a member of CWEST and Sigma Phi to name a few. Niki also accomplished many "firsts" amongst her peers and colleagues by becoming the first Miss Kuamka and the first female Director of the African American Cultural & Resource Center.
Ewaniki excelled in higher education and as a student and then prospered as a professional on the University of Cincinnati campus. In 2002, she graduated from the College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing/Entrepreneurship. Soon after graduation, she became employed with the African American Cultural & Resource Center as a Program Coordinator for four academic years and was promoted to Assistant Director of the AACRC and Ethnic Programs and Services. In 2006, Ewaniki went on to complete her Master of Business Administration degree from the College of Business. Recently, Ewaniki was promoted to Director of the AACRC, where she will help to continue the rich legacy and increase retention rates of African American students. Ewaniki loves helping students reach their fullest potential and prides her creativity as being one of her greatest assets. She is married to Mr. Brandon Hawkins and has two beautiful daughters Khara and Karis.
P. Eric Watford
AACRC Program Coordinator
Eric was born and raised in the small town of Springfield, Ohio and later attended Wilberforce University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Because he became musically gifted from an early age playing the piano, while pursuing a counseling degree, Eric would also minor in piano performance. Currently employed at the University of Cincinnati for the past 20 years, Eric creatively incorporates his artistic talents with his love for mentoring and serving students. He is a Program Coordinator in the African American Cultural & Resource Center and the Musical Director of the AACRC Choir. Amongst his many accomplishments at UC, Eric is the longest standing Program Coordinator at the AACRC and the first AACRC Musical Director. To date, Eric continues as a technical and music consultant to many individual students and student organizations and loves mentoring black males.
AACRC Program Coordinator
Tamar E. Kinebrew is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Tamar attended the University of Cincinnati earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, a minor in Africana Studies and a Master of Education in School Counseling. Currently, Ms. Kinebrew serves as a program coordinator in the African American Cultural & Resource Center. She is responsible for three of the office major constituencies coordinating the Transitions Program, B.A.S.E. (Brothers and Sisters Excelling) and S.I.S. (Sisters Impacting Sisters). Prior to returning to Cincinnati, Tamar worked as a Professional School Counselor and later as a Curriculum Specialist/Testing Coordinator at Pinellas Park High School in Largo, FL. In her spare time, Tamar loves to sing, spend time with her family and friends, scrapbooking and reading.
Mrs. Benita J. Webster
AACRC Financial Administrator I
Benita Webster lovingly referred to as "Ms. Benita," started at the University of Cincinnati as Business Service Officer for the Resident of Education and Development Office and the College of Arts and Sciences where she served as the Adminstrative Coordinator. Now stationed at the African American Cultural & Resource Center, she is responsible for all financial and human resource related tasks for the Inclusion & Retention area. Benita received her Associates in Accounting and General Business from West Virigina Southern College and an Associates in Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash campus. Ms. Webster recently received a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Administration. Mrs. Webster loves to cook and enjoys spending time with Ronnie, her husband of 37 years, and her daughter Kenyatta who is also a Bearcat! Mrs. Webster says "In our society, education is the key to the future!"