Missouri Commission on Human Rights Recognizes its Unsung Heroes
(l-r: Wilma Partee; MCHR Chairman, Alvin Carter; Alvin Plummer;
Cornell Dillard; and Donna Cavitte.)
On Friday, Dec. 11, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) recognized four individuals who exemplify one of many principles upheld by the MCHR: the promotion of human rights through training and outreach.
During the Unsung Heroes Luncheon, which was held in Jefferson City, Dr. Alisa Warren, Executive Director of the MCHR, along with Alvin Carter, MCHR Chairman, presented plaques to Wilma Partee, former human resource director for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources; Alvin Plummer, consultant/trainer and former Executive Director of the MCHR; Cornell Dillard, Human Relations Officer for the Missouri Labor Department; and Donna Cavitte, human rights consultant and former Executive Director of the MCHR.
“We consider it a privilege to provide recognition to persons in our community who have gone the extra mile to promote human rights through training and outreach,” said Dr. Warren. “All four individuals are shining examples of true public servitude, and their work has greatly benefitted society as a whole.”
The keynote speaker for the event was Kelvin Simmons, Office of Administration Commissioner for the state of Missouri. During the luncheon, the MCHR also recognized some of its own staff with Employee Service Awards for service ranging from 20-35 years, for a combined total of 120 years of service to the MCHR. The recipients were: Sheryl Rose, 35 years; Dena Hays, 25 years; Ellie Bono, 20 years; Shirley Dawkins, 20 years; and Terry Old, 20 years.
For more information about the MCHR, visit www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights/.