Mr. Alexander B. Cummings is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of The Coca-Cola Company. The CAO structure consolidates key global Corporate functions in a purposeful approach to effectively support the business operations of The Coca-Cola Company. Key global Corporate functions include Legal, Human Resources, Global Community Connections, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Research & Innovation, Science, Global Quality and Product Integrity, Transformational Productivity and Strategic Security.
Our keynote speakers are community and Fortune 500 leaders who motivate and inspire our attendees to live their dreams and make a difference. They challenge us to boldly build what we envision, to beautifully rise above the obstacles of our circumstances, and to boldly explore and fulfill the opportunities that surround us.
2018 is a historic year for Liberian Awards. It is the first year we recognize a class of all-female honorees. Yet our honorees were not chosen because they are women but because of their professional accomplishments in Art, Law, and Science are praiseworthy and their collective magnanimity in mentoring Liberian children soldiers, law students, and medical students is laudable. They live the immigrant story powerfully and represent Liberia proudly. Liberian Awards is honored to share and celebrate the inspirational stories of these incredible women.
People sometimes ask me why I started Liberian Awards. The shortest answer I can give is to fill a void in our community. I believe that majority of our community lacks awareness of the successes of Liberians in the Diaspora partly because of the size of the Diaspora in comparison to home. I also believe that our youths are beginning to question why our words and actions differ. Too often, we’ve not lived our expectations of them. Read More …
Few things are more liberating than an education. Many immigrants and minority college students desperately strive to become liberated from the bleak future of economic poverty. But many of us close our eyes to those students striving and fixate on those who may have given up. Liberian Awards has opened its eyes to the plight of those who aggressively seek liberation through education, those who are often blinded by the harsh realities of lives, and those who would not be able to see their dreams come true without help. Knowing the needs of these high-achieving young immigrants and minorities cannot just be seen, Liberian Awards’ donors have opened their hearts and hands and sponsored scholarships and donated to the organization’s work. But we also need your help. Will you open your hearts and hands to give our students support before they have to give up on an education? Will you invest in liberating them from a bleak future by donating?
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Liberian Awards has provided scholarships and mentoring to students from Liberia, Jamaica, United States, and Bangladesh. Our students have studied abroad in Turkey, Spain and South Africa, and attended colleges in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hamshire, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island.
"Isn’t it great to have a Liberian organization that values the benefit of academic and professional success? Too often, it seems, our Liberian organizations focus on other values or do not honor these types of contributions and achievements. This is a good organization and there is a lot you can do to assist with its work."Patricia Minikon
“It is both reassuring and affirming to see you, a younger professional with such vision and passion, undertake to create a process to inspire the development and achievement toward excellence of young Liberians and other young people of African descent.”Dr. Corann Okorodudu
“The best thing about Liberian Awards is it is a useful way to show appreciation and provide role model to Liberian youth.”Dr. D. Elwood Dunn
“Your program was well executed, and for your generation you are a shining star.”Dr. Ciyata Coleman
“I...want to say a big thank you for all you are doing to make the lives of young people better.”Mme Kona-Facia Freeman-Nepay
“I would like to extend ... warm thanks and appreciation to you and the entire group for the wonderful honor bestowed upon all of us. The hard work you all did was evident in the entire organization and implementation as the evening went on. The event was elegant, warm and welcoming. I am honored to have been chosen as one of the awardees and am willing to help in any way I can to make the event a continued success."Ms. Jackie N. Sayegh
“I wanted to thank you again for the very fine program and the high honor bestowed on me and so many other deserving members of our community. Congratulations on a job well done!”Dr. Dawn Cooper Barnes
"The best thing about Liberian Awards is the recognizing of Liberian accomplishments in America [and] creating an avenue for Liberian folks to connect across professions and disciplines...[T]he ceremony itself has become an event where Liberians and friends of Liberia can celebrate individual and group accomplishments, be inspired and have a memorable evening.”Mr. Sengbe Kona Khasu
"On behalf of Sundial Creations, Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman and myself, we're deeply honored to accept the award of "Business of the Year". We want to thank you and the Liberian Awards committee for your enthusiasm and belief in our business."Emmet Dennis, Jr. (2011)