The fourth-annual Black History Harvest Awards on March 21 recognized one member of the Atlanta community and five members of our Galloway community. Each of those recognized have worked to sustain and inspire the human spirit.
Dr. Tiffany Simpkins Russell, an educational consultant, received the Atlanta Community Award for her passion to educate and empower others. She has led many teacher courses and parent workshops about inclusivity and diversity.
Faculty members Elizabeth Chapman and Marcia Kochel and Galloway parent Jennifer Henn received Leadership Community Awards in recognition of their work bringing the realities of human trafficking to the forefront of our community consciousness.
Eighth-grader Kiry Bates received the Student Community Award in honor of her work in furthering the mission of the Somaly Mam foundation, and encouraging her peers to actively confront the realities of human trafficking.
Finally, Dr. Tshepo Masango Chery '99, a postdoctoral fellow at the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, was honored with an Honorary Leadership Award.
The immeasurable contributions of these individuals collectively impact a wide range of communities and effect change both locally and globally. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you to all who were able to attend!