(June 30, 2012) North Carolina A&T student-athlete Jared Baldwin was named the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Man of the Year award, the conference announced June 27.

Selected by the MEAC’s Athletic Directors, Baldwin was honored for his achievements athletically and academically, as well as for his contributions to the community service.

“Mr. Baldwin’s commitment and excellence on and off the field of play exemplifies why he is the inaugural MEAC Man of the Year,” MEAC Commissioner Dennis Thomas said. “His accomplishments are a testament not only to his hard work and dedication but also that of his administrators, athletic and academic support staff and coaches who helped him while at North Carolina A&T.”

Baldwin was very successful as an athlete during the 2012 track and field season, claiming first place in the long jump at the 2012 MEAC Men’s Indoor Championship, en route to winning all-conference first team honors.

In academics, Baldwin graduated in May on the Dean’s List with a 3.43 grade-point-average, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Baldwin was also a member of A&T’s Honors Program, and was a Dowdy Scholar. He was inducted into four different honor societies, including Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Baldwin also ventured into the community, volunteering with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the Welfare Reform Lias Project. On campus, he volunteered as a tutor for the Aggie Impact Scholars Program.

“It’s an honor to earn such an award,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin will be honored with the Man of the Year award at the annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon July 20 at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.