Cheers West Edition


Attorney Areva Martin hasreceived the Making A Difference Award from St. Mark AME Church for her advocacy and community service as president of the Special Needs Network.

Martin dedicated the award to the SNN Parent Advisory Council.

Willie J. Hagan
Willie J. Hagan

Willie J. Hagan, president of Cal State Dominguez Hills, was honored with the city of Los Angeles’s Hall of Fame award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.

City Councilman Curren D. Price presented Hagan with the award as the city marked the start of African American Heritage Month and praised his role in “reinvigorating Cal State Dominguez Hills’ mission to increase access to education.”


Compiled by Anne Artley.


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