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#NewtownPA Bucks County Community College To Honor 3 For Building On King's Dream

#NewtownPA Bucks County Community College To Honor 3 For Building On King's Dream | Newtown News of Interest |

Bucks County Community College will honor three individuals with the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Leadership Awards on Friday, January 26.


Tom Jennings, chair of the college’s board of trustees, and associate vice president Kevin L. Antoine, J.D., will recognize leaders of corporate, humanitarian, and community organizations who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to nondiscrimination, regardless of an individual’s station in life.

Jennings says the event serves as a reminder "that the work of Dr. King continues for us all.


“We remember Dr. King for his courage, compassion, and unwavering commitment to justice for all,” said Jennings. “We honor three extraordinary citizens who live his values. They are the peacemakers of our time, and they enrich our college and our community by their good example, steadfast spirits and lives of generous service.”


Antoine, the AVP of External Affairs and chief civil rights officer at the college, says the honorees are being recognized for the work they do at the local level to ensure that all residents of Bucks County have an opportunity to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


“The MLK Leadership awardees demonstrate through their life’s work that civility, character, and fairness are unique to American democracy.” said Antoine. “What’s more, this program exemplifies the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by reaffirming that there is goodwill in the people of Bucks County, regardless of their station in life.”

This year’s honorees are:


  • Community Leader: Billie Barnes, Executive Director, Workforce & Economic Development, County of Bucks
  • Corporate Leader: Bernard Tynes, Chief Experience & Impact Officer, Penn Community Bank
  • Humanitarian Leader: Erin Lukoss, Executive Director/CEO, Bucks County Opportunity Council


johnmacknewtown's insight:


Attend the 21 February 2024 meeting of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) to learn about events celebrating Black History month and projects sponsored by the HRC. See the agenda and how to attend in person or via Zoom here: 

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