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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.

Banquet Information (as of 12/7/2021)

The GIANT Awards and Banquet Committee has rescheduled the event for a later date to be determined. 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 by March 1, 2022.


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