Mott Community College president named Woman of the Year by national community college association

FLINT, Michigan — The president of Mott Community College received the Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges at the organization’s annual awards breakfast in April 14th.

Beverly Walker-Griffea, known locally as simply “Dr. Beverly,” is the eighth recipient of the award, given to women who have shown outstanding leadership and mentorship to provide opportunities for women in community colleges. 

Walker-Griffea, described by a coworker as an “outstanding mentor and role model to students and colleagues alike,” was recognized for her work helping women find pathways to success and championing social justice issues.

“I am thrilled and honored to have received the Mildred Bulpitt Woman of the Year award,” said Walker-Griffea. “Dr. Mildred Beatrice Bulpitt was the Founder of the AAWCC and its prestigious Leaders Institute. She took a stand for equality in community college leadership many years ago, so that women like myself could sit in the president’s chair today. I am proud to be a part of her legacy of advancing women through the leadership pipeline.”

Mildred Bulpitt founded the American Association for Women in Community Colleges in 1973 with the goal of inspiring women to achieve their highest potential in community college and prepare them for leadership roles in higher education.

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