Love in Action celebrates unsung heroes who serve the community by volunteering as a labor of love. Recipients give selflessly of their time and resources to those who normally can’t give back in return. Nominations are submitted and the recipients are informed of their acknowledgement.
For more information about the Love In Action Awards, contact Mary Ann Williams at (231) 777-0582.
2017 Love In Action Awards
Fifteen individuals were honored during the 16th Love In Action Awards Dinner on Feb. 23 in Muskegon Community College’s Collegiate Hall.
“Love In Action was created to recognize and celebrate area unsung heroes who give of themselves unselfishly and show love and kindness throughout the year,” explained Mary Ann Williams, the MCC Continuing Education coordinator who oversees the Love in Action Awards activities. “Recipients are nominated by their peers. These nominees could be from church affiliates, agencies, organizations or from other individuals.”
The event, which is organized by the MCC Community Outreach Office, is supported by the MCC Office of the President and MCC Alumni Relations Office.
The 2017 Love in Action Award recipients are Shelinda Knight-Davenport, Robert Lee Dowson, Jeanette Foster, Kimi George, Erma Gordon Starr-Gibson, Eleanor Harris, Charles and Bobbie Johnson, Joe Louis Lane II, Sharri Lane, Pastor Phil and Michelle McClain, Lenora Turner-Terry, Linda C. Traylor, and Mary Ann Wells. Tarence Lauchie’, pastor of Grace for the Nation in Grand Rapids, MI, provided the keynote address. Music was provided by Lillie Smith and the MCC Black History Month Community Choir.