Monday, 18 February 2013 06:57 Top 25 2013 Albert V. Dixon Icon Award

Lord D. Nickens

Lord Dunmore Nickens was born August 6, 1913 in Virginia, the son of a former slave.  Mr. Nickens moved to Frederick with his family when he was six years old.  It would come to be his first encounters with racial segregation and civil discord.  An incident at a Point of Rocks train station where a conductor kicked him would shape his role as a civil rights advocate. 


After graduation from the segregated Lincoln High School, Mr. Nickens went on to join the Army in 1940, serving in the Pacific during World War II.  After the army, Lord Nickens worked as a laboratory technician at Fort Detrick, retiring in the early 1970’s.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:46 Top 25 2013 Bernetta R. Brown Rising Star

Ikea Wilson

Ikea Wilson, affectionately known as "Kiki,” is a graduate of Thomas Johnson High School and currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she majors in Business Management.  Ikea is a Junior Account Executive at Broad Street PR & Events, LLC, a firm based in Philadelphia, PA and Lagos, Nigeria and is currently working on her childhood dream of producing Frederick's first urban magazine she calls "Out 40 Magazine: The Mile Is Still Golden," a quarterly online publication she expects to launch this fall.

Monday, 18 February 2013 06:28 Top 25 2013 Rodney Pulliam Unsung Hero

Delores Ambush

Born and raised in Frederick, MD, Delores Ambush knows most people and they definitely know her. Delores is known for her kind and gentle spirit, the way she connects with just about anyone, and her sincere desire to help others. As the youngest of five girls born to Gladys “Nannie” Ambush, Delores grew up surrounded by a loving family (including sisters Mary, Elizabeth, Loretta, and Dorothy) and a supportive community (especially the extended “family” on Phebus Avenue).

Sunday, 21 October 2012 01:08 Top 25 2012 Albert V. Dixon Icon Award

Bill Hall

Mr. William Grafton Hall was born and reared in Frederick, Maryland. He is second of eight children born to Mrs. Adelaide Dixon Hall and the late James T. Hall, Sr. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953, and served in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, he attended Morgan State College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sunday, 21 October 2012 01:03 Top 25 2012 Albert V. Dixon Icon Award

Bernard Brown

Mr.    Bernard    Brown    was born in Frederick County, MD, to Newton and Anna Brown. He attended elementary school in Hopehill, MD. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1946, he spent four years in the U.S. Army, including 16 months in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Brown attended the Command and General Staff School for Non Commission Officers while in Seoul, Korea. He received many awards while in Korea, including the Combat Infantry Badge. He received his honorable discharge in 1953 with the rank of Sergeant 1st Class.

Sunday, 21 October 2012 00:53 Top 25 2012 Rodney Pulliam Unsung Hero

Shirley Grier

Mrs. Shirley Moore Grier, a native of Roxboro, North Carolina, is the oldest of nine children born to Mattie Moore and the late James Moore.  Shirley received a diploma in Business and Secretarial Science from Orange County in Middletown, New York. While living in Newburgh, New York, she worked for non-profit organizations and was a payroll clerk for her uncle’s cleaning business. After relocating to Frederick, MD in 1972, she attended Frederick Community College where she received a Registered Nursing Degree.  As a Certified Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse, Shirley has worked in several areas of nursing. She worked for the State of Maryland for 26 years, retiring from Springfield Hospital Center in 2003.

Sunday, 21 October 2012 00:29 Top 25 2012 Bernetta R. Brown Rising Star

Kavonte Duckett

Mr. Kavonte’ Duckett was born on January 28, 1994 in Frederick, MD. He is the son of Lynne Duckett and Charles Thomas; and Chastidy Thomas. He has two brothers Kordarus and Kwaveon and two sisters Chastyn and Chandler. Kavonte’ is a senior at Tuscarora High School and is involved in many clubs and other activities. He is President of the Necktie Club, Ambassadors Club, and Committee Member of the Multicultural Assembly.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 05:19 Top 25 2009 Rodney Pullium Unsung Hero

Rose Chaney

Rose Chaney

A native of Frederick, Rose is the daughter of the late Emerson & Ethel Dorsey, the sister to Iva and Emerson Jr.  Rose has one son, Brian and 3 grandchildren;  Kiarah, Tyler and Blair, of whom she affectionately refers to as her pride & joy.

Rose attended Lincoln School for 9 years, and then integrated to Frederick High school where she would graduate.  Rose received her BS in Art Education from Morgan State University and went on to teach Elementary Art for 34 years in Frederick County Public Schools.   Retired in 2004, Rose is now a member of Frederick County Retired Teachers Association.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 05:19

Rodney Pulliam

The Rodney Pulliam Unsung Hero Award

In 2009 announced the naming of it's Unsung Hero Award to honor community activist Rodney Pulliam, who tragically lost his life, along with his three sons, in 2002.  To honor the eternal spirit of Mr. Pulliam's philanthropy, love for God and passion for others, will honor his name by honoring those who embody that spirit of caring for this community.


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