Congratulations to Eric Williams, GRCC’s executive director for equity affairs, and Andre Fields, of the Counseling and Career Center, for receiving the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Change Agent Award!
This new award recognizes people who have acted with fierce conviction to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Mr. Williams and Mr. Fields were nominated for their work with GRCC’s Alpha Beta Omega program. They serve as co-directors of the program, which formed in December 2012 to help reverse low achievement rates among black men in higher education. The group hosts motivational speakers and field trips to four-year universities and connects members with mentors, tutoring and counseling resources.
Award finalists will be recognized during the annual Diversity Visionary Awards Celebration on March 5.