University of Lynchburg President Kenneth Garren received a Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Wednesday night.
Dr. Garren was one of six honorees at the 43rdannual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Dinner, held at LC. Formerly known as the National Conference for Community and Justice, the organization also honored Fred Fauber’67, 70 MEd,his wife Dolores “Dodie” Fauber, Hermina Walthall Hendricks, James H. Mundy, and James H. Taylor.
The award is presented to individuals who have “demonstrated a personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds.”
Robert A. Leveque, vice president of manufacturing at RR Donnelley, served as the dinner chair and Noreen Turyn, senior anchor and managing editor of WSET-TV ABC13, served as mistress of ceremonies.
A human relations organization, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities has worked for nearly 75 years to promote understanding and respect on all issues of diversity for all age groups. The message is delivered in schools, in houses of worship, and in the workplace. The organization traces its roots back to Nov. 25, 1935 when the first chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews was established at University of Lynchburg.