Collins to receive community awards

Collins to receive community awards
April 22
00:00 2013

Winston-Salem State University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bobby Collins has been selected for two local community service awards.

Collins will receive the YMCA Black Achievers Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sundance Plaza. Collins was chosen in large part due to his leadership abilities, strong values and the service that he has rendered to the community.

The YMCA Black Achievers Program is a nationwide YMCA movement that strives to prepare teens for college and a profession. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Black Achievers Program is administered by the Winston Lake Family YMCA and is one of the largest Achievers Programs in the southeast and one of the premier programs in the nation.

Collins will also be honored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter at the 10th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Vital Issues Scholarship Breakfast on June. 1 at St. John CME Church in Winston-Salem.

The Beta Lambda Chapter of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. is an organization of African American females educators with several purposes. They are committed to stimulating professional growth among teachers, fostering a true spirit of sisterhood, promoting the highest ideals of the teaching professionals and encouraging the development of the potential of our youth.

“I feel this is an honor and a privilege for someone to recognize your service and dedication to core values. It is who I am and I want to continue to help and guide our youth,” Collins said of the awards and recognition.

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