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Double Emmy Award Winner GregAlan Williams to Host 19th Annual Hall of Fame

 

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ATLANTA (11/14/17) –  GregAlan Williams will host Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine’s 19th Annual Hall of Fame and the induction of four of Georgia’s most notable individuals, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Infiniti Club at SunTrust Park. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and the attire is business.

Emmy Award-Winning actor, critically acclaimed author, respected educator, prolific speaker, master storyteller… these are just a few characteristics to describe the genius of Gregory Alan Williams. Williams, most recently noted for his role as Mac McCready on the OWN Network’s “Greenleaf” made his acting debut in 1978. After serving two years in the United States Marine Corps, and a short stint in the band Flight Time, where he performed with famed music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, he became a founding member of the world-renowned Penumbra Theater in St. Paul, Minn., and began his journey to Hollywood. Other acting credits include “Remember the Titans” and “Hidden Figures.”

“Each year, our HOF inductees are individuals and esteemed organizations that have left a lasting imprint not only on communities in Atlanta, but the world,” says Ms. Pat Lottier, publisher, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. “We are honored to share their stories and to insert their narratives into the city’s history.”

19th Annual Hall of Fame Honorees:

Dr. Lonnie Johnson, president and founder of Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc., a technology development company, and its spin off companies, Excellatron Solid State, LLC; Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems, LLC; and Johnson Real Estate Investments, LLC. In 1989, Johnson formed his own engineering firm and licensed his most famous invention, the Super Soaker® water gun, to Larami Corporation. Two years later, the Super Soaker® became the number one selling toy in America.

William Stanley III and Ivenue Love-Stanley, the power duo behind Stanley, Love-Stanley broke new ground for African-American architects in the South. He was Georgia Tech’s first African American to graduate with a degree in architecture, and she was the school’s first female African American architect. As the second largest African-American architectural practice in the South, Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C. has been responsible for many landmark projects that have helped to reshape Atlanta and other communities throughout the region. The firm’s achievements range from designing award-winning projects, such as the Olympic Aquatic Center at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ebenezer Baptist Church to being the recipient of numerous community and professional service citations.

Monica Kaufman Pearson, renowned Atlanta television broadcast journalist. After 37 years as a news anchor with WSB-TV Atlanta, Pearson retired in 2012. She now hosts a weekly radio show on KISS 104.1 FM and co-hosts Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Georgia Public Broadcasting talk show – “A Seat at the Table.” She joined WSB-TV in 1975 as Atlanta’s first woman and first minority to anchor the daily 6 p.m. news, and has received 33 local and regional Emmys for reporting, anchoring and her Closeups and an Emmy for an exclusive interview, that garnered national recognition, with Georgia Congressman John Lewis in 2008.

The Tribune will also recognize William “Bill” Taggart, former CEO of Atlanta Life and interim president of Morehouse College, with the Legacy Award.

Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is supported by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and honorary chair Curley M. Dossman Jr. Other sponsors include the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Grady Health System, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Publix Super Markets, Inc.

For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table, please email Pat Lottier at plottier@atlantatribune.com, or call 404.731.5160. Media inquiries should be directed to Katrice L. Mines or Kamille D. Whittaker at editorial@atlantatribune.com or 770.587.0501, ext. 214. Tickets to the Hall of Fame can be purchased at https://at2017hof.eventbrite.com.

CurleyDossmanAbout the Honorary Chair: Curley M. Dossman Jr. is president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and vice president of Community Affairs at Georgia-Pacific. He oversees all the company’s community-based programs nationwide and the foundation’s philanthropic giving. In his dual roles, he works closely with CEO Jim Hannan, other company executives, and civic leaders in Atlanta and across the country.

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Superwomen Reception Proceeds to Benefit the George A. Lottier Scholarship Foundation + Internship Program


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Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine will hold a reception on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Commerce Club to celebrate Women’s History Month and salute the accomplishments of the phenomenal women featured in the March 2017 Superwomen Issue. Hosted by The Commerce Club General Manager Steve Alden, the annual event recognizes “Superwomen” and “Women to Watch” who, combined with their list of accomplishments, accolades and board memberships as well as their ability to balance work and family, make an impact on Atlanta life, culture, business and the next generation of decision makers.

March17Cover600The reception kicks off a series of year-round events to raise funds to support the George A. Lottier Scholarship Foundation Internship Program which has, to date, awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and internships to students of color interested in the fields of communication, journalism, graphic design and marketing.

Tiara Cole, a senior Print Journalism student from Clark Atlanta University, has been selected as the Spring 2017 Editorial Intern. For 10 weeks, she will work closely with Atlanta Tribune’s editorial department to learn all aspects of the print and digital publishing process. Cole joins a growing list of Atlanta Tribune internship understudies who have gone on to become accomplished journalism and media practitioners.

Featured:

2017 SUPERWOMEN: Audrey Boone-Tillman, Theia Washington-Smith, Marvy Moore, Kali Wilson Beyah, Tracey Lloyd, RaShonda Harris, Helena Clemons, Brenda Reid, Shan Cooper, Petrina McDaniel and Jan Lennon

2017 WOMEN TO WATCH: Lori Flowers, Keya Grant, Jamila M. Hall, Marva Lewis, Dara Mann, Mercedes Miller, Ann Milner, Scarlet Pressley-Brown, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, Sheri Riley, Theresa Spralling, Brenda Usher and Stephanie White

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*For more information on how to support the Foundation visit http://www.atlantatribune.com/extras/.

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Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine Inducted Civil Rights, Corporate & Community Icons into Its Hall of Fame

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[ATLANTA] Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, joined by a renowned host committee including Georgia-Pacific Foundation president Curley Dossman Jr., Fulton County Commission board chairman John Eaves, and emcee Silas “Si-Man” Alexander, inducted a cadre of Community and Corporate Icons into its Hall of Fame (HOF), Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the 755 Club at Turner Field.

“Over the course of decades, our HOF inductees have each taken bold steps to leave a lasting imprint in their spheres of influence,” said Pat Lottier, publisher, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine of the honorees. “We are honored to share their stories and to insert their narratives into the city’s history.

Alongside a special recognition to the Georgia Lottery for its more than $17 billion in contributions to education in Georgia, Atlanta Tribune inducted Tommy W. Dortch Jr., chairman and CEO of TWD Inc., and chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America; and Hank and Yvonne Thomas who have been marriage and business partners for more than 30 years.

A moving tribute was paid to Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, who, after a 19-year tenure at Atlanta Technical College has taken on the role as president of Southern Crescent Technical College.

Atlanta Tribune also proudly recognized Georgia State University students Camilla Mhute and Adesuwa Imafadon, recipients of the 2016-2017 Social Media Internship, powered by IBM.

Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was proudly supported by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. Other sponsors included Georgia Power, The Atlanta Braves, Georgia LotteryHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportUPS, and Publix Super Markets.

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*If you missed the opportunity to support the George A. Lottier Foundation during the Hall of Fame, register for the 22nd Annual George A. Lottier Golf Tournament in June 2017. For more information on how to support the Foundation visit http://www.atlantatribune.com/extras/

 

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Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine Inducts “Community Heroes of Education, Civil Rights & Business” Into Its Hall of Fame

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The Georgia-Pacific Foundation’s Curley Dossman Jr.is serving as honorary chair of the
18th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, November 10, 2016

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ATLANTA  – Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine will induct Community Heroes of Education, Civil Rights and Business into its Hall of Fame (HOF), Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the 755 Club at Turner Field. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and the attire is business.

“Each year, our HOF inductees are individuals and esteemed organizations that have left a lasting imprint not only on communities in Atlanta, but the world,” says Ms. Pat Lottier, publisher, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. “We are honored to share their stories and to insert their narratives into the city’s history.”

18th Annual Hall of Fame Honorees:

BUSINESS | Tommy W. Dortch Jr., chairman and CEO of TWD Inc., and chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America, has worked diligently to dismantle systemic barriers to empowerment. Under his guidance, 100 Black Men of America expanded to include 102 chapters globally with the mission of “100” — to improve the quality of life, and enhance the educational and economic opportunities for African Americans.

CIVIL RIGHTS | Hank and Yvonne Thomas have been marriage and business partners for more than 30 years. Hank served as an American civil rights activist and one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, men and women who bravely boarded the first Greyhound bus that traveled the South in 1961 to protest segregation, while Yvonne was a fixture in the commercial banking management industry. Together, they ventured into hotel ownership and franchising, owning Dairy Queen and Burger King franchises before transitioning to McDonald’s, where they remained franchise owners of nine restaurants for 31 years.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: EDUCATION | As one of the most successful education initiatives in Georgia history, the Georgia Lottery-funded HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program currently provides Georgia students with financial assistance for attendance at eligible Georgia colleges, universities, or technical colleges. To date, it has supported students with more than $17 billion to the State of Georgia for Educational Programs since June of 1993.

The Tribune will also proudly recognize the two student recipients the 2016 Social Media Internship, powered by IBM.

Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is supported by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and honorary chair Curley M. Dossman Jr. Other sponsors include Delta Airlines, Georgia Power/Southern Company, Atlanta Braves, UPS, Georgia Lottery, Publix Super Markets and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Proceeds of this event will benefit the George A. Lottier Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships and internships for deserving college students.

For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table, please email Duane Torrence at dtorrence@atlantatribune.com, or call 770 – 587-0501, ext. 201. For silent auction contributions, email Allison Slocum, aslocum@atlantatribune.com or call 770.587.0501, ext. 206. Media inquiries should be directed to Katrice L. Mines or Kamille D. Whittaker at editorial@atlantatribune.com or 770.587.0501, ext. 214. For general information and subscriptions to Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, visit www.atlantatribune.com.

 

cdossmanAbout the Honorary Chair: Curley M. Dossman Jr. is president of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and vice president of Community Affairs at Georgia-Pacific. He oversees all the company’s community-based programs nationwide and the foundation’s philanthropic giving. In his dual roles, he works closely with Chief Executive Officer Jim Hannan, other company executives, and civic leaders in Atlanta and across the country.Curley received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 1973 and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1976. Since that time, he has assumed positions of increasing responsibility in the government and public affairs arena. Just prior to joining GP in late 1994, he was state vice president, government affairs for AT&T, where he was responsible for representing that corporation’s interests in the legislative, regulatory and industry relations areas. A native of Louisiana, Curley served for several years as legislative assistant and special assistant for U.S. Senator Russell B. Long (Louisiana).

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