Lowcountry Black Historical Society to honor community leaders Sunday

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch—A Democratic Party candidate for the First Congressional District, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch graduated from the College of Charleston in 1988 with a concentration in Supply Chain and Logistics. She worked for Orient Oversea Container Line, Inc., becoming Director of Sales and Marketing. She also served as liaison between OOCL, the federal government, and several states, and was named Chair for the Maritime Association of South Carolina and the S.C. International Trade Conference. Currently, she serves on the Brookings Institute's Advisory Council on Exports and the World Trade Center Charleston at the Metro Chamber of Commerce. She is an advisor to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Coalition and is on the Charleston School of Law's Maritime Institute Advisory Board. She also served on the College of Charleston's Intermodal Transportation and Logistics Management Program advisory committee. She is Director of Business Development at Clemson University's Restoration Institute, Colbert-Busch and her husband, Claus Wyman Busch III have three children and two grandchildren. JUDY WATTS/JOURNAL SCENE

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The Lowcountry Black Historical Society will honor a number of outstanding community leaders in a special commemoration ceremony to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Summerville High School. The program, sponsored by the Lowcountry Black Historical Society in conjunction with the Rock of Faith Community Missionary Baptist Church, will honor ten outstanding citizens for their contributions to the greater Dorchester County Community, according to Rev. Dr. Rayford Brown and Louis Smith, event coordinators. Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Democratic Party candidate for the First Congressional District seat of the U.S. House of Representatives and sister of television personality Stephen Colbert, will be the keynote speaker; she is also an honoree. Ethel Campbell, first vice chair of the Dorchester County Democratic Party and a 2012 LBHS honoree, will host the program. In addition to Colbert Busch, this year's honorees include Dorothy Louise Jenkins Brown, Albert and Elaine Glover, Margaret Brown Goodwine, Carolyn Alston Howard, Dr. Anthony Lemon, Summerville Police Chief Bruce Owens, Pat Raynor, Frances Townsend and Rev. Luther Williams. In addition, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Ridgeville, and the Summerville Journal Scene will be honored for contributions to the community as well. “We are honoring these people not only for their efforts to better the black community, but the entire community,” Smith said. “We are honoring the American spirit of coming together to build a stronger community and bright future for all and these individuals truly embody that spirit. I am humbled and honored to be able to honor these people and institutions.” The public is invited. For more information call 819-3652.

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