GIANT Awards

GIANTS Award honorees and guests.


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.



*Note: The 39th Annual GIANT Awards and Banquet ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the J.W. Marriott


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