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College honoring African-American leaders
A local college is honoring 12 African-American leaders for their "exceptional contributions" to the quality of life in Grand Rapids.
The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College is hosting its 36th-annual Giants Awards and Banquet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, at 303 Monroe Ave. NW,.
The awards recognize the contributions of African-Americans from "all aspects of community life."
Each award is named after local individuals “who have given excellence.”
Proceeds from the event will support the GRCC Foundation’s Milo M. Brown Memorial Scholarship and the Jr. Giants Fund.
Tickets can be purchased online.
2018 Giants Award winners
Floyd Skinner Justice Award
Huemartin Robinson II
Walter Coe Public Service Award
Christina Y. Johnson
Eugene Browning Medical Service Award
Dr. Valencia L. Agnew
W.W. Plummer Humanitarian Award
Ethel Coe Humanities Award
Not awarded this year
Milo Brown Business Award
Wayne D. Wilson
Phyllis Scott Activist Award
William Glenn Trailblazer Award
Raymond Tardy Community Service Award
Gertrude G. Croom
H.C. Toliver Religious Life Award
Lois Jene Thomas
Hattie Beverly Education Award
Carolyn J. Evans
Martha Reynolds Labor Award
Deborah A. McMillan (posthumously)
Giant Among Giants
To be announced at the ceremony