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Olivet College to recognize two state leaders
May 05, 2009

Olivet College will recognize two of Michigans finest leaders as part of it Leadership for Individual and Social Responsibility Awards Dinner Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the colleges Cutler Event Center.

The 2009 honorees are leaders in their chosen professions and reflect the colleges vision of Education for Individual and Social Responsibility.

The Honorable Judge Denise Page Hood was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the Senate in 1994 to serve as the United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. She presides over numerous criminal and civil matters. Prior to serving in this capacity, she served on the state court benches of 36th District Court, Recorders Court, and Wayne County Circuit Court and has worked as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Detroit Law Department.

Judge Hood is also extremely active in the Detroit area. She is chair of the Michigan State Planning Board for legal services, the State Bar Pro Bono Initiatives Committee, and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation Board. She is past president of the Detroit Bar Association and the Association of Black Judges of Michigan. In addition, she serves as a volunteer for various organizations, including as vice president of the Olivet College Board of Trustees.

Established in 1933 and expanded in the 1950s, Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital provides personalized, quality health care to the citizens of Eaton County. With more than 70 doctors, including physicians representing 15 different specialties, the hospital stands poised as a place where Eaton County residents can receive high-tech medicine with hometown care. HGB takes its commitment to the local communities it serves very seriously. Because of this focus, the hospital supports a number of organizations, including: American Cancer Society, Charlotte Performing Arts Center, SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Eaton Area Senior Center, Eaton County United Way, Charlotte Public Schools Athletic Department, Housing Services for Eaton County, Bellevue Lions Club, Potterville Athletic Boosters, Fraternal Order of Police, Celebrate Charlotte, Olivet High School Publications, America on the Move and many more.

Quality Excavators, Inc. is the top sponsor for this years Leadership Awards Dinner. Located in Bellevue, the company specializes in demolition; installing driveways, ponds, septic systems, drain fields, water and sewer mains for commercial sites; digging basements and footings; and prepping commercial sites for new construction.

Tickets to attend the event are $75 with proceeds benefiting the Olivet College Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (269) 749-7164.


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