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CSCC Hosts 7th Annual Community First Awards

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Pictured, from left to right: Le-An Thomason, Education; Derrick and Beth Kinsey, Non-Profit Leadership; Chief Eddie Byrum,  Public Service; Lauren Brown, Arts; Dan and Janey Cook, Philanthropy; Dr. Madison Torrence, Healthcare; Mason Headrick and Love Patel, Student Leadership; Jeff Rogers, Business; and Avery Johnson, Public Service. Not pictured: Pidge Collette, Don Lorton Volunteer Service Award.
Pictured, from left to right: Le-An Thomason, Education; Derrick and Beth Kinsey, Non-Profit Leadership; Chief Eddie Byrum, Public Service; Lauren Brown, Arts; Dan and Janey Cook, Philanthropy; Dr. Madison Torrence, Healthcare; Mason Headrick and Love Patel, Student Leadership; Jeff Rogers, Business; and Avery Johnson, Public Service. Not pictured: Pidge Collette, Don Lorton Volunteer Service Award.

Cleveland State Community College hosted its signature event on Tuesday evening—the seventh annual Community First Awards. 

The event was held at the Ocoee Crest in Benton and recognized individuals from CSCC’s five-county service area who share the Cleveland State value of always putting the community first. 

Award winners were: Le-An Thomason, Education; Derrick and Beth Kinsey, Non-Profit Leadership; Chief Eddie Byrum,  Public Service; Lauren Brown, Arts; Dan and Janey Cook, Philanthropy; Dr. Madison Torrence, Healthcare; Mason Headrick and Love Patel, Student Leadership; Jeff Rogers, Business; Avery Johnson, Public Service; and Pidge Collette, Don Lorton Volunteer Service Award. 

Each year, the Community First Person of the Year is revealed on the evening of the event. This year, there were two persons of the year, Dan and Janey Cook, who took home the prestigious award.

Pictured, from left to right: Dr. Ty Stone, Cleveland State president, Honorees Dan and Janey Cooke and Mike Griffin, Foundation chair
Pictured, from left to right: Dr. Ty Stone, Cleveland State president, Honorees Dan and Janey Cooke and Mike Griffin, Foundation chair

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