On Thursday, June 28, 2012, Jonathan C. Corson, Hill parent of Jonathan M. Corson ’11 and vice president of the local chapter of the NAACP, presented David Dougherty with a plaque thanking him for his and The Hill’s commitment to diversity and for hosting several Pottstown community-wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations. The Hill also has supported the programs and growth of Pottstown’s Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, among other diverse local churches and organizations. Jonathan also shared commendations provided by Pennsylvania State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. and Pennsylvania State Representative Tom Quigley.
Evan Brandt, Pottstown Mercury
reporter, noted this honor in his blog, Digital Notebook. In his entry, “The Long Goodbye”
, Brandt expressed his admiration for the Doughertys and their commitment to Pottstown.
Pictured above, from left: Newstell Marable, president of the Pottstown Chapter of the NAACP; Johnny C. Corson, vice-president of the Pottstown Chapter of the NAACP; Kay and David Dougherty; Johnny M. Corson, Hill class of 2011 and current student at Boston University; Nile Watkins-Frazier, resident of Pottstown and student at Montgomery County Community College; and Tiannia C. Bowman, co-founder of Hearts of Harmony, a local organization that helps inspire girls and young women.