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37th Annual Scholars Banquet
The Annual Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM) Scholarship Banquet is Rockford's premier prestigious minority event, bringing together all of Rockford and surrounding areas to honor African American and minority high school seniors. These young scholars have displayed exceptional character through their service to the Rockford community, academic achievements and leadership among their peers. Bright minds, with bright futures; we celebrate, encourage and support their aspirations in education. We are excited to see them grow into their professions and succeed in life.
Presented by The Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM). We are also joined by The City of Rockford Fire Department, presenting one scholarship award to a scholar who has aspirations in pursuing a profession in the fire fighting or fire science field. Here are some photos from this year's event.
Thanks to all those who attended and supported our minority community. We hope to see you again in February 2018!
Honoring African-American high school seniors who have shown exceptional leadership through academic achievement and community service
Friday, February 23, 2018
Social Hour: 6:00PM · Dinner: 6:45PM
Tickets: Jessica L. Jones, 815.222.7140
Shurice Hunter, 815.298.7091
Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center
610 North Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107
In 2015, she was honored with the Washington Press Club Foundation’s Life Time Achievement Award and that same year was also inducted into the Atlanta Press Club’s Hall of Fame. She is the author of four books.
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist
with more than 50 years in the industry. Her career began as part of the civil rights movement when she and Hamilton Holmes became the first two African-American students to enroll in the University of Georgia.
Upon graduation, she entered her journalism career as a reporter for The New
Yorker. She then worked as a local news anchor for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. and later as the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times. Hunter-Gault has won two Emmy awards and two Peabody awards. In August, 2005, she was inducted in the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received Black Enterprises Legacy Award.