Center on Race and Social Problems

Dean Davis honored with Lifetime Achievement award

In its 20th year of celebrating the valuable work of community leaders and advocates for youths and families, Nabhi Christian Ministries of Lincoln/Larimer will honor four distinguished people at its annual NCM Awards dinner on Oct. 6. The theme for this 20th anniversary edition is, “Leadership builds safe pathways for the healthy development of children.” This event is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion.

Dr. Larry E. Davis, one of the country’s foremost experts on race relations, is one of the NCM Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The author of eight books and dozens of academic papers, Dr. Davis is dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, the Donald M. Henderson Professor, and founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems.

“We are so pleased to honor Dr. Davis. His accomplishments at Pitt, as an author and national speaker, and in many more realms throughout his lifetime make him an ideal candidate for this award,” said the Rev. Jacque Fielder, pastor of Nabhi Christian Ministries and founder of the NCM Awards.