College and community leaders honored for their service
The Office of Religious Life and Campus Culture at Philander Smith College hosted its Annual Living Legends Banquet at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock.
In its 15th year, the Living Legends Banquet honored individuals who have made a lasting impact on the community and the campus. The 2022 Living Legends honorees include: Ms. J’Nya Thompson, PSC student; Mr. Bruce James, PSC Assistant Professor of Business; Mr. Brandon Greenwood, Alumnus and PSC Head Women's Basketball Coach; Bishop Vernon Kennebrew, Senior Pastor, Christ Temple Cathedral Church; Dr. Terry Esper, Alumnus and Member of the PSC Board of Trustees; Ms. Mary Hardin, Community Leader; and Rev. Wayne Clark, President and CEO, The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas. This year's special guest included renowned gospel singer Ms. Kathy Taylor.
The Living Legends Banquet served as the culmination of Philander Smith College’s annual Religious Emphasis Week (February 20-24, 2022), which engages students, faculty, staff and the community in activities and programming designed to provide opportunity for intellectual and spiritual growth. This year’s banquet theme was “Moving Forward: We Still Believe God.”
“We are always delighted to take this opportunity each year to recognize those in our community who leave a lasting legacy of leadership and service,” said Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow, Philander Smith College Chaplain and Dean of Religious Life and Campus Culture. “It is the dedication and sacrifice of these individuals that has helped to uplift our communities.”