An Evening of Honors

Written by admin   // November 9, 2012   // 0 Comments

Ms. Felisa Parris, academic advisor for graduate programs in Marquette University’s School of  Professional Studies. 

MCLD hosts third annual dinner to salute its volunteers and supporters

The Milwaukee Center for Leadership Development (MCLD) will host its 3rd Annual Awards Dinner to honor its supporters. The event will be held on November 10, 2012 at the Grace Center located at 250 East Juneau Avenue. Ms. Felisa Parris, an academic advisor of graduate for Marquette University’s School of Professional Studies will graciously serve as the keynote speaker.
“I have had the honor and great pleasure of getting to know Ms. Felisa Parris for the past few years and I am excited about her presentation at the MCLD’s 3rd Annual Awards Dinner,” says Tamiko Jordan-Obregon, MCLD’s Executive Director. “She is a phenomenal woman and educator and will issue a call to action to the city of Milwaukee.” Ms. Parris will speak about “The Demand for Excellence.”
The dinner is being sponsored by various colleges, universities, and Milwaukee area businesses which include Bryant & Stratton College, Herzing University, Hupy & Abraham, S.C., UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, Cardinal Stritch University, the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals, Associated Bank, and many others. “It is critical to recognize those who have played an integral role in helping to establish the MCLD,” says “We are in our third year of operations and it would not be possible without the efforts of so many throughout the community,” says State Representative Jason Fields, MCLD’s Board Chairman.
The Milwaukee Center for Leadership Development was established in April 2010. Though major funding has been difficult to secure for this organization due to its newness to the community, there are many who understand its youth development concept and support the mission. “I am encouraged by this organization,” says Stanthia Grier, the vice chair of the MCLD Board of Directors. “We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect different results. Many people are talking about change, but the MCLD is actually bringing about change through its youth classes.”
Some of the honorees include Reuben Harpole, several employees of Hupy & Abraham, S.C., Bryant & Stratton College, Angel Flemister, and many more. “Our supporters have truly gone above and beyond,” says Jason Fields. “Bryant & Stratton College has provided meeting space, classrooms for our leadership program, financial support, scholarships for our students, and the list goes on. They are making it happen and we appreciate them and all of our supporters.”
The MCLD invites you to join them at the dinner and to learn more about what they are doing in the community and how you can become a part of it. All proceeds of the dinner will go towards the operating and programming expenses of the Milwaukee Center for Leadership Development. Sponsorship opportunities can be found on the MCLD website at







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