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Annual Pillars Awards

The annual Pillars Awards recognizes people from the community who often work “behind the scenes” often without intentionally seeking recognition.  Young Pillars are selected based on their academic accomplishments and community service.

For further details on the Black Affairs Advisory Board or the Annual Pillars Awards, call (305) 375-4606.

2017 Community Pillars

  • Mrs. Glenda Harris
  • Akua Scott
  • Tangela Sears
  • Pierre Saliba
  • Ronda Vangates
  • Julia Brown
  • Stephanie Daniels
  • Keon Hardemon-Dual

2017 Young Pillars

The Black Heritage Planning Committee also awards scholarships to “Young Pillars,” students who have enrolled in a post secondary institution and are involved in various civic-oriented activities. The 2017 recipients are:

  • Dequan Sands
  • Darius Wright
  • Abdias Armenteros
  • Travis Johnson
  • Julius Brown
  • Keanna Nembhard
  • Cornelius White
  • Druscilla Daley

2014 Community Pillars

  • Former Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford
  • Chief Joseph Obadeyi
  • Attorney Marlon Hill
  • Ms. Nancy Ancrum
  • Rev. Dr. Dorothy Ziegler
  • Mr. Morris Copeland

2014 Young Pillars

The Black Heritage Planning Committee also awards scholarships to “Young Pillars,” students who have enrolled in a post secondary institution and are involved in various civic-oriented activities. The 2014 recipients are:

  • Andre Stroman 
  • Kayla Nembhard 
  • Lemondra Hodges
  • Alliyah Jasmyne Brown
  • Maggie Maxwell
  • Andre Stroman
  • Ebony Smith
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