Men of Merit Speakers

  • Jwanza Kunjufu, Author, Urban School Consultant, Professional Lecturer
  • John Willis, Director of the King Center
  • George Lyons, Attorney
  • Alan Wade, CEO of the Jackson Blazer Newspaper
  • Clarence Love Retired NFL Player
  • Daryl Hoskins, Proprietor of Daryl’s Downtown Restaurant
  • William Strohaver, Previous JC Vice-President
  • Halbert Bates, Western Michigan University
  • Steven Hogwood, Proprietor of McDonalds Restaurants
  • Janice Fairley, Manager Training/Quality NCO Group
  • Tony Jackson, Proprietor of State Farm Insurance
  • Thomas Burke, Mentoring
  • Fred Parker,
  • Eric Beda,
  • Dr. Daniel Phelan, JC President
  • Ed Woods, Apprenticeship Manager
  • Mark Schissler, JC Foundation
  • Matthew Heins, JC Trustee and Jackson Chief of Police
  • Christopher Simpson, Jackson Police
  • Frank Weathers, Jackson Community Relations Liaison
  • George Brown,
  • Woody Wilson, JC faculty
  • Dr. Larry Rowley, Assistant Professor for Afro-American & African Studies, University of Michigan
  • Michael Eatman, Director of Intercultural Student Programs, Spring Arbor University
  • Hakim Crampton, Poet & Author
  • Anthony Parker, Consumer Energy
  • Simon Fuller, Manager of JATA
  • Daphne C. Watkins, Professor at U of M
  • Jason Caldwell, Artist & Business Owner
  • Steven Albee Scott, JC Professor