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BCCC to honor 3 people for building on MLK’s dream


Bucks County Community College will honor three individuals with the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards on Friday, Jan. 26.

Tom Jennings, chair of the college’s board of trustees, and Associate Vice President Kevin L. Antoine, will recognize leaders of corporate, humanitarian and community organizations who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to nondiscrimination, regardless of an individual’s station in life.

Jennings said the event serves as a reminder that the work of Dr. King continues for everyone.

“We remember Dr. King for his courage, compassion, and unwavering commitment to justice for all,” Jennings said. “We honor three extraordinary citizens who live his values. They are the peacemakers of our time, and they enrich our college and our community by their good example, steadfast spirits and lives of generous service.”

This year’s honorees are:

Community Leader – Billie Barnes, executive director, Workforce & Economic Development, County of Bucks; Corporate Leader – Bernard Tynes, chief experience and impact officer, Penn Community Bank; Humanitarian Leader – Erin Lukoss, executive director/CEO, Bucks County Opportunity Council.

For full biographies of each honoree, visit

The third annual Bucks County Community College MLK Leadership Awards, featuring live music from the College’s Madrigal Singers and jazz faculty combo, takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Linksz Pavilion on the Newtown Campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. The ceremony will be streamed live online starting at 5:30 p.m. on the College’s website, Presenting sponsors are Parx Casino and Penn Community Bank.

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