USC Black Alumni Association’s Rev. Jini Kilgore Cockroft presents Assemblyman Mike Davis with the 2010 Kilgore Service Award
Assemblyman Mike Davis received the USC Black Alumni Association
2010 Kilgore Service Award
Assemblyman Mike Davis received the prestigious Kilgore Service Award from the Black Alumni Association at the 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Alumni Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The award is named for the founder of the organization, Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr., whose primary mission was to provide tuition assistance to African American USC students.
“On behalf of the USC Black Alumni Association, I am very pleased to honor Assemblyman Davis for his service to the community which supports not only our USC students and alumni, but prospective students and families who are focused on higher education,” remarked Michele G. Turner, Executive Director of the Black Alumni Association.
Assemblyman Davis said, “I am honored to be recognized by the USC Black Alumni Association with the Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr. Award. He was a fearless civil rights activist who added greatly to the University’s policy with the community, as well as he helped improve the quality of life of Californians through his work as a prominent pastor, university administrator and civil rights activist. Dr. Kilgore, a personal friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he helped organize the march on Washington and was surely part of a generation of leaders that changed the world.”
The event’s theme, “Leadership, Legacy & Scholarship,” accurately describes the unwavering commitment of Assemblyman Davis to these high ideals.