Mott Community College President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was honored with an award of excellence at an event on March 14th. The recognition came from the Association of African Women in Flint and was in celebration of International Women's Day.

Walker-Griffea said she was honored to "receive this award in connection with International Women's Day. Celebrated around the world, it is an opportunity for us to recognize the political, economic and social achievements of women and I am humbled to have been chosen as representative of women in the Flint community."

The Association of African Women in Flint is a volunteer organization that is focused on advocacy for women and community service. This marked their first year sponsoring an International Women's Day event which featured speakers, live entertainment and women owned businesses. International Women's Day was established in 1911 and is celebrated on March 8th worldwide.