Many familiar names to be honored at Hunt County AALC

Jan 16, 2013

A list of award recipients begins with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, president of the Hunt County African American Leadership Conference, shares a partial list with KETR, highlighting the names of people who have been or are currently associated with Texas A&M University-Commerce.

These honorees, along with many others, will be recognized during the 2013 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Celebration, scheduled for Sunday, January 20th beginning at 2pm at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce.

The partial list follows:

  • Wendell and Linda Edwards
  • Dr. John Ballotti, Jr.
  • Dr. Chester Robinson
  • Harry and Rheba Icenhower
  • Jeff Hundley
  • Dr. Kenneth L. "Rock" Clinton
  • Coach Sam Walker
  • Jalinna Jones
  • Janet Peek
  • Israel Hughes
  • Linda Farmer
  • O.J. Simmons
  • Rex Giddens
  • Dr. Chuck Arize
  • Ivory Moore

Sunday's event will feature guest speaker Dr. Rick Balkin, Associate Professor of Counseling at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Jason Cunningham of Benson Brothers of Commerce will be the Master of Ceremonies.

This celebration is free and open to the public.