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Student Commons (Bldg 3, First Floor

Celebrate RCC’s Pioneers

Join Us to Celebrate RCC's 50th Anniversary Celebrating 50 Pioneers: George ( Chip) Greenidge, Jr. Named a RCC Pioneer.

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Celebrate RCC’s Pioneers
Celebrate RCC’s Pioneers

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Student Commons (Bldg 3, First Floor, 1234 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02119, USA

About the Event

Celebrate RCC’s Pioneers

Join us for a special reception to celebrate RCC’s Pioneers!

49 individuals who have made significant contributions to the College over the past 50 years will be honored, with one pioneer representing the collective contributions of the Greater Roxbury Community. Nominees have been evaluated based on leadership; community influence and impact; innovation and achievement; commitment to RCC’s values; academic contributions; and excellence in student support. RSVP for 2/23/23 for the reception here: https://rcc50pioneers.sched.com/

Countless individuals have contributed to the success of the College over the last 50 years. We are proud to honor the pioneers who went above and beyond with their support of the College. 

Here are the list of the Pioneers: https://www.rcc.mass.edu/explore/news-updates/50_Pioneers.html

RCC’s 50 Pioneers

  • Royal Lee Bolling, Sr.
  • Willie Booker
  • Dr. Peggy Brown
  • Atty. Wayne Budd
  • Lisa Carter
  • Elizabeth Clark
  • Jane Cloutterbuck
  • Dr. Angela Paige Cook & Reverend Joe Cook
  • Rep. James Craven, Jr.
  • Michael Dukakis
  • Judge Harry J. Elam, Sr. & Family
  • Faculty Founders - RCC Social Sciences Department
  • Gloria Fox
  • George {Chip} Greenidge, Jr.
  • Reverend Dr. Ray Hammond
  • Alfreda Harris
  • Donna Harris-Lewis
  • Judge Leslie Harris
  • Sherman Hart
  • Haynes Family
  • Ruth Hines
  • Michelle Howard-Harrell
  • Napoleon Jones-Henderson
  • James Jennings
  • Hubie Jones
  • Lou Jones
  • Sadiki Kambon
  • Sharif Abdal Khallaq
  • Joyce King
  • Melvin H. King
  • David Lee and Don Stull
  • Pablo Llanos
  • Keith McDermott
  • Jean McGuire
  • Dr. J. Keith Motley
  • Melvin Miller
  • John D. O'Bryant
  • Dr. Everest Onuoha
  • William "Bill" Owens
  • Justin A. Petty
  • Kyrsis Rodriguez
  • Byron Rushing
  • Sarah-Ann Shaw
  • John Curtis Thomas
  • Charlie Titus
  • Steve Tompkins
  • Charles "Chuck" Turner
  • Dianne Wilkerson
  • Atty. Nunotte Zama

The Collective Contributions of the Greater Roxbury Community – to be honored through commissioned artwork

Pioneers Reception

The reception will be held in the Student Commons (Building 3, First Floor) from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

The pioneer exhibit will tour four to five locations in Greater Boston throughout 2023 and will be permanently installed at the College upon its return. Bookmark this page and visit it regularly for more updates!

RSVP for 2/23/23 Reception here: https://rcc50pioneers.sched.com/

Pioneers Reception Sponsor: M&T Bank

Through the 50 Pioneers Project, 49 individuals who have made significant contributions to the College over the past 50 years will be honored, with one pioneer representing the collective contributions of the Greater Roxbury Community. Nominees were evaluated based on leadership; community influence and impact; innovation and achievement; commitment to RCC’s values; academic contributions; and excellence in student support.

The exhibit honoring RCC’s 50 Pioneers will be unveiled on February 23, 2023 at a reception.

Thanks to the Pioneer Selection Committee!

We extend our deepest thanks to the Pioneer Selection Committee for carefully reviewing the 80+ nominations and selecting RCC’s Pioneers. 

  • Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Co-Chair
  • Izzy Marrero, Co-Chair
  • Sheriece Perry, Co-Chair
  • Judge Leslie Harris
  • Mukiya Baker- Gomez
  • Dr. Aisha Miller
  • Kara Elliott Ortega

Please contact Ms. Thornill-Hudson for questions about the event at vthornhill-hudson@rcc.mass.edu or 857-701-1284.

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