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During their tenure at GRCC, 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.

GIANT Awards and Banquet

The GIANT Awards and Banquet will take place at the J.W. Marriott on Saturday, October 1, 2022.


Please submit nominations for  Junior GIANT Awards by August 26, 2022.


Tickets will go on sale August 12, 2022.

38th Annual Awards and Banquet

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