The Grand Rapids Chapter of Sweet Adelines presented the highly prestigious award of Sweet Adeline of the Year Award to Rockford resident Colleen Pierson, an adjunct in the Language and Thought Department. The singing group is composed of 60 women who sing four-part harmony in acapella style.
The award is given to a member who exemplifies the ideal qualities shown through leadership, successes, progress and dedication.
“To be nominated was extraordinary, to win was a dream come true. I felt like I won an Academy Award,” Pierson said.
Master Director Denise Van Dyken was happy for Pierson: “Colleen brings so much enthusiasm, talents and humor to our group. It is a well-deserved honor.”
The Grand Rapids Chapter of Sweet Adelines are Regional Champions and will compete on the International Stage in New Orleans in September. They perform at community events, concerts, competitions, charity functions and sing the National Anthem at sporting games.
“The only thing better than singing, is more singing,” said Pierson. “One of my best life decisions was getting involved with this talented group of women.”