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2002 News from Mecklenburg County

July 19, 2002


Charlotte, NC -- Mecklenburg County Manager Harry L. Jones Sr. will share the spotlight with a former U.S Surgeon General Saturday night when Jones receives a Community Service Award from the Charlotte Chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association. 

This award is given to a person who has worked effectively in the Charlotte area to increase community awareness of pressing social issues facing the community. 

"Morehouse College alumni exemplify service, and Harry Jones has dedicated his life to service here in Mecklenburg County," says Melvin D. Caldwell, Jr., president of the local alumni chapter. 

The award will be presented during the third annual "Beacon of Light" Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom, Charlotte Marriott Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. The event was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, the sixth president of Morehouse College, by recognizing individuals who embody the leadership and moral character of Dr. Mays. 

 Dr. David Satcher, Morehouse College class of 1963, is keynote speaker for the banquet.  Dr. Satcher served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States and Assistant Secretary of Health from February 1998 to January 2001. He is only the second person in history to have held both positions simultaneously. In September, Dr. Satcher will become director of the new National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse College School of Medicine. 

Morehouse is the nation's only private, historically black, four-year, liberal arts college for men. The 61-acre campus is located three miles southwest of downtown Atlanta and has an enrollment of about 3,000 students. 

For ticket information, contact Melvin Caldwell at (704) 902-9076.

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