Students from the NASA Space and Rocket Center Space Camp and Space Academy in Alabama turned out to listen to MLK speaker Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space. The Frank Ski Kids Foundation sponsors students at the camp; V103 radio personality Frank Ski, along with Fox5’s Karen Graham, emceed the MLK event.
The National Association of Chinese Americans, Atlanta Chapter, was the recipient of GPC’s Corporate Humanitarian Award, given out each year at the annual MLK Celebration to recognize those who contribute making King’s dream come true. Pictured from left are Dr. John Wong, Patrick Ko, Lani Wong, Dr. Anthony Tricoli, Dr. Mae Jemison and Andy Wong.
GPC president Dr. Anthony Tricoli congratulates DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown who received the college’s Individual Humanitarian Award. Brown is a two-time alumnus of the college and, in addition to a lifelong career in public service, is involved in numerous community and charitable causes.
Newton Campus student Jalen Reddish, left, chats with Chuck Dawson, president and CEO of Harland Clarke, presenting sponsor of Georgia Perimeter’s MLK event.
Keynote speaker Dr. Mae Jemison and Tuskegee Airmen Val Harper, center, and Eugene Henry compare notes on their aviation adventures at a reception preceding Georgia Perimeter’s MLK program Jan. 15. The Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first U.S. African-American military airmen, was presented with GPC’s Trailblazer Award at the event.
Students from Ivy Preparatory Academy for girls presented Dr. Mae Jemison with a special gift they made to celebrate Jemison’s accomplishments and the doors she has opened for others.
Each GPC campus held mentor rallies during the week of the MLK program. Pictured: A Decatur Campus student signs up to serve as a mentor to young people in the community.
Tenor Gregory Broughton lent a special musical voice to GPC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Student Government Association members pose with GPC president Dr. Anthony Tricoli and Dr. Mae Jemison before the MLK program. The SGA was one of the program sponsors.
Dr. Mae Jemison challenged the MLK program audience to lead purposeful and socially responsible lives.