Four women will be honored at Bucks County Community College’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Builder Awards.
The celebration will be held next Thursday and cap off the Newtown Township-based community college’s celebration of Black History Month.
Community college President Dr. Felicia Ganther and the Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees will present awards to the winners, who are listed below.
• Community Dream Builder – Adrienne King, of Perkasie, Founder and President, The PairUP Society
• Corporate Dream Builder – Dr. Vail Garvin, of Warminster, President & CEO Emerita, Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
• Humanitarian Dream Builder – Karen Downer, of Bensalem, President, Bucks County NAACP
• Student Dream Builder – Lateefat Adewale, of Croydon, President, Bucks County Community College Student Government Association
The community college said the winners have “demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to nondiscrimination, regardless of an individual’s station in life.”
“Acknowledging and honoring these leaders is critical to keeping the legacy of Dr. King alive,” said Ganther. “Doing so not only educates our community on what is needed to improve the lives of all citizens, it also provides a blueprint for others to follow as they see the great works of those we honor for their service. This year’s honorees have truly modeled the way for us to do more and be more and for our fellow man, just as Dr. King had done.”
Kevin Antoine, the community college’s associate vice president for government and community relations and chief diversity officer, stated the honorees are being recognized for the unsung work they do.
“The MLK Dream Builder awardees have done their job well, without the expectation of recognition or glamour. What’s more, this program exemplifies the college’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by reaffirming that there is goodwill in the people of Bucks County, regardless of their station in life,” he said.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Newtown Township campus and feature live music from the college’s Madrigal Singers and jazz faculty combo.
The ceremony will be streamed live starting at 5:30 p.m. at bucks.edu/dreambuilderawards.