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SLCC Honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ Award Winners


Salt Lake Community College honors the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Education Services at a Humanitarian Awards Ceremony.



This annual award recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”  

“Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of ‘Beloved Community’ asks us to confront how can we as a Nation, State, Local Municipalities and Communities move forward to realize a ‘Beloved Community’ and what would that look like?” said Jack Hesleph. “I am honored to be recognized with this award, and to engaging with these challenges that remain in the here and now.”

Scott Byron Hayashi is the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. During more than 25 years of ordained ministry Hayashi has served inner city, suburban and rural congregations in California, Utah and Washington.
Ruby Chacon is a painter and artist. Born in Salt Lake City, she graduated from the University of Utah. 

Recognized as one of the most distinctive contemporary voices in American art, Chacon’s work depicts the lives and the histories of peoples indigenous to the American West—such as sheepherders, women making tortillas, and tattooed men in hairnets.

Jack Hesleph has worked for Salt Lake Community College since 1984. He is the Director of Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event also included a Panel Discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community,” and was held on January 29 at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

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