Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Project to Recognize Extraordinary Accomplishments


image001(2)By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 8th Annual Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Tribute Program honoring local High Desert individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We are honoring a total of 10 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell.

Join the celebration of Black History Month and the recognition of our 2016 DVL Honorees at our Tribute program on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center.  Admission is FREE.

The tribute program is an afternoon of honor, history and entertainment featuring this year’s honorees lead by DVL Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku and Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry.

2016 DVL Honorees

  • Mina Blazy, Principal, Gus Franklin Jr. STEM Academy
  • Dr. Lakieta L. Emanuel, Chief Clinical Director of HD Speech & Language Center, Inc.
  • Cedric Evans, Co-Founder & President, Field Hogz Sports
  • Alexandra Gessesse, Youth Academic Achievement & Community Service
  • Thomas & Tamara Lee, President & Vice President High Desert Black Heritage Committee
  • Vickie Mack, Executive Director, Sterling Solutions
  • Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, CPP

A Special Tribute Award will be presented to Nancy Jackson of Southern California Edison for her outstanding service as High Desert Public Affairs Region Manager

The 2016 DVL Honorees will be featured in the 8th Black History Month “Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders” 32-page publication inserted in the February 5, 2016 issue of the Daily Press Newspaper

For more information about the organization, programs and events

Contact (760) 242-2487 or visit www.dvlproject.com

The DVL Project is an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation.

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