Ending 2010 on a Happy Note: The Community Leadership Awards at the Carver
On December 9, the Office of the President and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement sponsored the fourth annual Community Leadership Awards at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Each year the event gets bigger and better. This year more than 350 attended as the honorees were recognized for their significant contributions to community service, civil rights and education.
This is one of my favorite DDCE events because it honors Austinites who may not have been recognized for their considerable contributions to the development of the City of Austin and the well-being of its residents. This year we honored six longtime Austin residents who are exemplary role models not only for our young people, but for all of us: Reverend Freddie Dixon, Dr. Charles Akins, Dr. Audrey L. Mackey, Dr. General Marshall, Dr. Bertha Means and Mr. Edward Roby.
We also honored three outstanding organizations and the people who are the visionaries behind the organizations: Huston-Tillotson University – Dr. Larry Earvin; ProArts Collective – Ms. Lisa Byrd; and SANDE – Ms. Toni Tipton-Martin.
Please join me in congratulating this distinguished group of honorees.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
W.K. Kellogg Professor in Community College Leadership
Professor of Law
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