The definite chill in the air on Saturday, October 17 didn’t put a damper on the enthusiastic walkers from Team Choices as they participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, something they do each year.
There were 71 Team Choices walkers this year, which included employees, their families and friends. They raised $1,500 for the cause by selling pink ink pens, tickets for an everything Pink Ribbon raffle basket and making their own donations.
Always grateful and inspired by so many who reach out and support people with developmental disabilities and Choices In Community Living, this is one way employees have taken a stand to give back to the community. It’s also a chance for employees to enhance their sense of being part of a caring and generous team, at work at Choices and at work in the community!
Maurice Hollingsworth joined our Partners For Community Living group that attended the inspiring luncheon. He is pictured with one of his best friends, Greg Stephens, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and Greg’s mother Ellie, who has been the “go to” person at Choices In Community Living for many years. She is retiring in October as Office Administrator for Choices.
Congratulations to Dr. Clark E. Beck, Sr. He was presented the 2015 Citizen Legion of Honor Award during the Presidents Club of Dayton Annual Meeting. It was an honor to be a part of the audience to watch him receive this prestigious award and to hear his gracious and caring acceptance speech. What a truly remarkable man and how fortunate we are as a community to have him.
Dr. Beck was employed as an engineer by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 32 years, during which time he did test work on Kevlar before it was used in applications related to space travel. He taught at Central State University, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University. In 1987 we became the Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State.
He has served tirelessly on numerous community boards, such as the American Red Cross, Antioch University Midwest, Engineers Club of Dayton, United Way, Riverdale Optimist and many more.
The Presidents Club represents various civic and public service organizations. Its mission is to encourage the spirit of servant leadership through active volunteer service in our region.
Maurice Hollingsworth had a huge smile on his face as he posed with the Honor Guard prior to the start of the Award Luncheon.
Wright State University’s Presidential Lecture Series for 2015-2016 is focusing on disability issues. Mark your calendars now for February 12 and March 22. The speaker on February 12 will be model, actress, contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Paralympic Bronze Medalist Amy Purdy. The speaker on March 22 will be Maysoon Sayid. Maysoon is a writer and professional stand-up comedienne.
For information about these two speakers and their presentations at Wright State, go to www.wright.edu/event/presidential-lecture-series.