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MCC President receives NAACP Award


Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea with two MCC students at the awards dinner.
MCC students Machai Jamison and Dennis Mitchell congratulate Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea.
MCC employees, Board members, and students were on hand to congratulate Dr. Beverly.
MCC employees, Board members, and students were on hand to congratulate Dr. Beverly.

Mott Community College President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was honored with the Lenore Croudy Distinguished Leadership Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Flint Chapter, on Saturday, March 10, at their 36th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner.

“I am humbled and surprised to have been chosen by the Flint Chapter of the NAACP for this award, especially as it has been re-named in honor of my former Board Chair at Mott Community College, Lenore Croudy,” said Walker-Griffea. “For me, it represents the power of knowing our history and of working together for civil rights and equality,” she added.

Walker-Griffea likened the impact of the NAACP on her life with the impact MCC has had on the greater Flint community for almost 100 years. “Just as the NAACP has worked for generations to ensure that African Americans’ civil rights are protected and that we are given equal opportunities to succeed,” she said, “so has Mott College touched many lives for the better. We are all working together to build a stronger community, that is the legacy of the NAACP, Lenore Croudy and Mott Community College.”

The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Founded February 12, 1909, it is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization. The NAACP has more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world serving as the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

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