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New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women Inc. honors Dr. Avis Hinkson

11/4/2011, 4:13 p.m.
New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women Inc. honors Dr. Avis Hinkson

Dr. Avis Hinkson, the first African-American to hold the position of dean at Barnard College, the prestigious liberal arts college for women in New York City, will be honored with the Beacon Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education by the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women Inc. at its annual Founders Day commemoration on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Lowell New York, located at 28 E. 63rd St.

The Beacon Award is bestowed to individuals who embody qualities demonstrated in their professional fields or community involvements that reveal what it truly means to lead by example. Award recipients provide women with positive images to emulate and values to be respected and admired.

Long-time member and former Coalition President Audraine Wilson will also be honored for her years of service to the organization.

The guest speaker will be David Banks, president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation and founding principal of the Bronx High School for Law, Government and Justice and the Eagle Academy.