FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) 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 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 Feb. 12, 1909, it is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization. — G.G.