MHP Awards Outstanding Moms

TEATIME TOAST: In April, the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) held Teatime Toast to Moms to honor 10 women with the Dr. Margaret Hudson Award. Kim Jackson, front, left, an MHP alumna, served as the event’s emcee. Also pictured are award recipients Maryann Simpson, front, right, and Bassima Roz, back row, left, and MHP Executive Director Dr. Genell Coleman.

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In April, the Margaret Hudson Program () held Teatime Toast to Moms, an event that honored 10 women with the Dr. Margaret Hudson Award in recognition of their dedication to their family and their community.

“This award embodies the passion for giving back to others that defined our namesake’s life,” notes Executive Director Dr. Genell Coleman. “Dr. Margaret Hudson dedicated her life’s work to ensuring that teen mothers were able to complete their education and that their children would be born and would live in excellent health.”

The 2016 Margaret Hudson Honorees are Alicia Latimer, Annie Sauber, Bassima Roz, Carmela Hill, LaQuisha Jackson, Gloria Kelley-Gonzalez, Lisa Harris, Maryann Simpson, Sherry Gamble Smith and Tracey Lyall.

Guests at Teatime Toast to Moms enjoyed testimonies given by the event’s emcee Kim Jackson of Channel 8 and keynote speaker Dr. Paula Marshall, of The Bama Companies. Both women attended the Margaret Hudson Program () and, since graduating, have left their mark on the Tulsa community. Victoria Bartlett, wife of Mayor Dewey Bartlett, served as honorary guest.

The event also featured artwork by Tulsa artist Margaret Aycock, which was on display and for sale. Aycock donated half of the proceeds to .

Teatime Toast to Moms is an fundraising event, with proceeds benefitting , which aids pregnant and parenting female students in creating stable, nurturing and self-supporting families. For more information, visit

Updated 06-28-2016

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