Matthew Wixson ’08
Dr. Samara Webb ’05 Gibson of Orchard Lake, Michigan, and Dr. Matthew Wixson ’08 of Ann Arbor, Michigan, both received Kujichagulia Alumni awards (named for the second principle of Kwanzaa, meaning self-determination). Gibson is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology with the DMC Medical Group, and Wixson, who was recognized in absentia, is an anesthesiologist with Michigan Medicine (formerly the University of Michigan Health System) as well as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.
The student group also presented its Sankofa award (the name derived from the Akan people of Ghana, expressing the importance of sharing knowledge from the past) to Dr. Gerald Griffin, associate provost at Hope, where he is also a member of the biology and psychology faculty and an active researcher.
A gallery of images from the event is available online.