A New Honor
Emma L. Bowen was a community activist who fought tirelessly to ensure that her community had equal access to quality social services. Her work positively impacted thousands of individuals in immeasurable ways. Today, her legacy is honored and her work carried on by the two institutions that bare her name: The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center, a community-based facility that provides mental health, chemical dependency recovery and other supportive services in a caring environment to over 15,000 clients annually and The Emma Bowen Foundation, which recruits promising students of color and places them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading media, PR and technology companies.
The Bowen Center established the Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Award to honor individuals and organizations whose exceptional leadership and unfailing dedication to community-based initiatives, reflects and continues the legacy of Mrs. Bowen.
This year, the Bowen Center is pleased to announce recipients of the Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Award will be presented with Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Medal.
The custom designed 3” die cast medal features Mrs. Bowen’s raised profile on the front, and is attached to a beautiful purple ribbon. The back of each medal will feature the engraved name of the recipient along with the year of presentation.
Please help us celebrate as we bestow the Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Medal for the first time to Bill T. Jones, Dr. Melissa M. Freeman and Richard Salgado on Tuesday, October 23rd.
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Master of Ceremonies
The Emma L. Bowen Center is pleased to announce that a familiar face will be serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the upcoming Emma L. Bowen Humanitarian Awards reception.
Award winning journalist Randall Pinkston, who served as a reporter for WCBS (Ch. 2) News from 1980 – 1990, will be the MC for the evening.
Mr. Pinkston left WCBS in 1990, to join CBS News where he served as White House correspondent for two years. He remained in CBS' Washington bureau until 1994, when he returned to New York to work as a general assignments reporter for CBS Evening News, CBS News Sunday Morning, and 48 Hours. While at CBS News, Mr. Pinkston covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. intervention in Haiti, and the Unabomber story.
A three time national Emmy award winner (1996, 1997 and 1998), Mr. Pinkston was also awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award in 1996 for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
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