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During their tenure at Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Patricia Pulliam and Mr. Cedric Ward curated the Giant Awards and Banquet.

The Giant Award recognizes members of the African American community for their exceptional contributions in shaping the history, culture, and quality of life of the Grand Rapids community. Each award is named after local ‘giants,’ serving as a memorial to their notable service-leadership.



Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GIANT Awards and Banquet Committee has rescheduled the event for February 5, 2022 We believe this approach is in the best interest of our community. 

In the interim, we are moving forward with the Junior GIANT and Milo M. Brown Scholarship process. 

Please submit Junior GIANT nominations to: Junior GIANT Nomination and Milo M. Brown nominations to: Milo M. Brown Scholarship

by December 1, 2020.


A video presentation of the 38th Annual GIANT Awards and Banquet. The event was held on February 22, 2020.