Black Excellence Awards 2022 honors front line workers and 12 outstanding students

April 28, 2022

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

The 37th Annual Black Excellence Awards Program was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Brown Deer.

Twelve high school seniors were awarded scholarships from the Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Foundation. The students were also presented laptops from Dr. Eve Hall of the Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL). Dr. Hall is a former educator with Milwaukee Public Schools and former executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Foundation, and a long time supporter and sponsor of the Black Excellence Awards.

Besides the scholarship winners, the Black Excellence Awards also honored twelve local individuals for their professional or life achievements. Since this was the first Black Excellence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the honorees for this year were all front line workers.

Pictured at this event are (top photo, from left) Northwestern Mutual Vice President and co-host Ron Adams; honorees Dezzy Lovell; Sergeant Troy Johnson, Chef Marvin Jones, Dr. Sandra Millon Underwood; Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, Inc. Chief Communications and Diversity Officer and event co-host Angela Adams; (lower photo) GMUL Grant Support and Assessment Consultant Sallie A. Brown (back row, left); GMUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall (back row, center), GMUL Education Services Manager Thomas McCreary (back row, right); and 2022 Louvenia Johnson Scholarship Recipients Joy Aderungboye, Amillia Bell, Brandon Evans, Jr, Leoneysha Castillo, Sylvia Green, Malachi Jones, Ricky Merritt, III, Delonte Nelson, Laila Phillips, Shaterra Richerson, Zion Rogers, and Emmanuel Stoffel.

Photos by Yvonne Kemp