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President Meyer Receives Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award

by Office of Marketing | April 17, 2012

During the 18th Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 31, 2012, Phoenixville Mayor, Leo Scoda, presented VFCC President, Don Meyer, with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

The breakfast was held in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts made for peace. Those in attendance were reminded about the importance of community and the impact on giving back to the community.

The Humanitarian Award is given to someone who has “demonstrated through action and deed the desire to elevate the level of cooperative living among community residents and engaged in services of a voluntary nature to affect positive change in the community,” stated Donald J.L. Coppedge, Chairman of the Social Concerns Committee.

“From my personal work with Dr. Meyer, I know how involved he is with his college and getting [the students] to be community-minded,” Scoda said.

Scoda gave the example of the annual Community Service Day in which faculty, staff and the entire student body spend a day picking up trash, pulling weeds and performing other beautification efforts in Phoenixville. He said another event the community looks forward to is Christmas at Valley Forge, their Christmas concert, which the College hosts each December.

Meyer said he was very honored to receive the award and is happy that he and his wife, Evie, came to the area about 15 years ago. “The motto of the church group I happen to be a part of for all of Pennsylvania and Delaware has three words: ‘We’re better together,’” Meyer said. “And I think of that this morning: ‘We are better together.’”