Events

Awards Program

Dominion Resources and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and accomplishments of eight outstanding African Americans during the third annual "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History" awards program on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the Richmond Marriott.

2015 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History honorees with their awards.clockwise: Kevin Lloyd (representing his father 2015 SMSW Honoree Earl Lloyd), Juanita Cary (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Lott Cary posthumously); Carl Cruz (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Sgt. William Harvey Carney posthumously), Frances Brown (representing her daughter 2015 SMSW Honoree Dr. Beth A. Brown posthumously), James “Plunky” Branch, 2015 SMSW Honoree, Dr. Jamelle Wilson 2015 SMSW Honoree; and Brigadier General Sheila R. Baxter, USA (Ret), 2015 SMSW Honoree. Alonzo “Zo” Mourning, 2015 SMSW Honoree did not attend but accepted his award by pre-recorded video.

2015 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History honorees with their awards and the Governor of Virginia.Left to Right: James “Plunky” Branch, 2015 SMSW Honoree; Brigadier General Sheila R. Baxter, USA (Ret), 2015 SMSW Honoree; Juanita Cary (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Lott Cary posthumously); Kevin Lloyd (representing his father 2015 SMSW Honoree Earl Francis Lloyd); Governor Terry McAuliffe; Dr. Jamelle Wilson 2015 SMSW Honoree; Frances Brown (representing her daughter 2015 SMSW Honoree Dr. Beth A. Brown posthumously); and Carl Cruz (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Sgt. William Harvey Carney posthumously). Alonzo “Zo” Mourning, 2015 SMSW Honoree did not attend but accepted his award by pre-recorded video.

2015 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History honorees, student essay winners and the Governor of Virginia.Left to Right: James “Plunky” Branch, 2015 SMSW Honoree; Brigadier General Sheila R. Baxter, USA (Ret), 2015 SMSW Honoree; Juanita Cary (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Lott Cary posthumously); Northern Region essay winner – Angela Gyane (Potomac Senior High School); Western Region essay winner – Eric Xu (Western Albemarle High School); Kevin Lloyd (representing his father 2015 SMSW Honoree Earl Francis Lloyd); Governor Terry McAuliffe; Eastern Region essay winner – Vanessa Adkins (Charles City High School); Central Region essay winner – Paige Lambert (Hanover High School); Dr. Jamelle Wilson 2015 SMSW Honoree; Frances Brown (representing her daughter 2015 SMSW Honoree Dr. Beth A. Brown posthumously); and Carl Cruz (representing 2015 SMSW Honoree Sgt. William Harvey Carney posthumously). Alonzo “Zo” Mourning, 2015 SMSW Honoree did not attend but accepted his award by pre-recorded video.