Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders Program Announces 2014 Honorees

The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 2014 Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Honorees. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We are honoring a total of 14 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell.


Mr. Garner Morris, Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Mr. Morris is a longtime High Desert resident and community advocate. He’s being honored for the significant positive impact and inspiration his professional accomplishments and service has made within our community.

The 2014 DVL Honorees are:

  • Dr. Helena Johnson, President of the National Council of Negro Women
  • Derek King, Principal of Excelsior’s Aviation, Medicine & Engineering Academy
  • Councilman Jermaine Wright, City of Adelanto
  • Elvin Momon, Victor Valley Union High School District Superintendent
  • Curtis Green , Field Representative for SB County 1st District Supervisor Lovingood
  • Dr. Joseph Morris, Victor Valley College Nursing & Allied Health Director
  • Roxanne Young, Deputy Director SB County DASS
  • Paul Williams, Victor Valley College Dean of Instruction for Humanities, Business, Applied and Fine Arts
  • Barbara Williams, Retired Librarian
  • Eddie “Strings” Martin, Professional Musician
  • Malaika Wright, Youth Mentor & Advocate
  • William Barnes, Riverside Prep Senior / Scholastic Achievement
  • Rev. Rita Jackson, Victor Valley Union High School Board Member

The 2014 DVL honoree’s will be featured in the 6th Issue of the Black History Month “Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders” 32-page publication scheduled for inclusion in the February 1, 2014 issue of the Daily Press Newspaper.

The community is encouraged to join us in celebrating Black History Month and the 2014 DVL Honorees at our FREE Tribute program on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center. It’s a great afternoon of history, entertainment and honor.
For more information about the organization, programs and events, call (760) 242-2487.

The DVL Project is an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation, (760)


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