Frankie Dakin, the Rhodes College junior who was elected last year to Millington’s Board of Aldermen, will receive the Student Peace Award during the 2013 Vanderhaar Symposium March 14 at Christian Brothers University.
The 8th annual symposium will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Spain Auditorum. Panelists include Delvin Lane, leader of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton’s Gang Violence Prevention Team; Gabriela Benitez, coordinator of the West Tennessee’s Immigration and Refugee Coalition; Malik Shaw, vice principal of Pleasant View Islamic School and co-founder of the American Muslim Intercultural Network; and Kyle Kordsmeier, Organizing Director of the Workers Interfaith Network.
The Symposium is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.gvanderhaar.org.
Here are previous Student Peace Award winners:
- 2006 Laura Dallas McSorley – Rhodes College
- 2007 Rev. Dr. Andre Johnson – Memphis Theological Seminary
- 2008 Ceylon Mooney – Christian Brothers University
- 2009 Anthony Siracusa, III – Rhodes College
- 2010 Jennifer Nicole Armstrong Fearnley– University of Memphis
- 2011 Kioni Hawkins Logan – LeMoyne Owen College
- 2012 Samantha Sol Bownes – Christian Brothers University
- Janelle Adams – Rhodes College – Senior
- Amanda Willhite – Christian Brothers University – Senior
- William Zachary – Christian Brothers University – Senior
- Asha Wesley - LeMoyne-Owen College – Senior