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Williams Selected for local King Award

posted Dec 31, 2009, 5:50 AM by Upstate Admin NPHCGG   [ updated Dec 31, 2009, 6:07 AM by Bobby Clark ]
GGL names local activist as 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citenzenship Award winner

Greenville, SC - Maxim A. Williams, Director of Community Relationship Building for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, has been selected by the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as the winner of the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award.

Williams was selected because of his outstanding service through Bon Secours’ Building Healthy Communities Initiative, working to organize and improve the Sterling community. He is also the founder of the Sterling Phoenix League, a community-based, umbrella organization focused on housing, community spirit, safety, economic development, health & wellness, and youth engagement.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizenship Award is presented in Greenville annually by the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at its MLK Scholarship Gala. Since the first award was presented, over twenty-five distinguished men and women have been honored for their outstanding service to the citizens of Greenville. Recipients have provided service in diverse areas including civil rights, government service, education, and youth services.

Prior award recipients include Lottie Gibson, Max Heller, Fred Bostic, Thomas Kerns, and Xanthene Norris. There is a completed list of winners available on the Chapter website, www.gglapa.org.

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