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TAASU’s Silver Harvest Banquet Makes Successful Return to KCKCC


Kelly Rogge
Thursday, November 21, 2013
College Advancement

It has been three years since The African American Student Union has hosted the Silver Harvest Banquet at Kansas City Kansas Community College. However, that absence did not hurt interest in the event, which honored community members in the Kansas City, Kan. community.

“We had almost 100 people attend,” said Ma’Rie Hinson, one of the sponsors of TAASU at KCKCC. “The food was great, the people enjoyed it, and it went well. I think we are going to work hard to make this event happen again next year.”

The Silver Harvest Banquet was held Nov. 16 in Upper Jewell. In addition to a social hour, the event included dinner and dancing. The goal of the banquet is to honor community members who are making a positive impact working with younger people. Five individuals were recognized with the Richard T. Lee Award, named after the former KCKCC Dean of Student Services Richard Lee. The 2013 honorees included Rosette Scover, owner of Rosie’s Dance Academy in Kansas City, Kan.; Commissioner Tarence Maddox, Unified Government Commissioner and Founder of the Books Not Bars Mentor Program; Rev. Walza Starr II, pastor of Faith City Christian Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Wyandotte County; Rev. Jarvis Collier, pastor of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, author and community developer and Rashanda Rhodes, College and Career Coordinator at F.L. Schlagle High School.

In addition, there were two recipients of the Shining Light Award – Roger Suggs, Fringe Benefits of Education and Vonzetta Chancellor, financial aid technical assistant.

For more information on TAASU and future events, contact Jeremiah McCluney at jmccluney@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7602 or MaRie Hinson, mhinson@kckcc.edu or 913-288-7601.