Past Vanguard Award Recipients

The Vanguard Awards profiles the outstanding efforts of young professionals and entrepreneurs growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals influence the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Metro Detroit. They demonstrate the ability to positively impact the area long-term through professional accomplishments and community involvement.

Click HERE to visit our the Vanguard Awards website. 


6TH ANNUAL VANGUARD AWARDS - OCTOBER 13, 2016 - COBO CENTER

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENTS: 

Amanda Lewan
Arthur Cartwright
Candice Simons
Chioke Mose-Telesford
Christopher Scott
DeNeatra Love
Gabriela Santiago - Romero
John Marcicky
Kyle Bazzy - Meagan Ward
Michelle Srbinovich
Rico Razo
Samantha Farr
Shane Gianino
Suneil Singh

In case you missed it, here's a recap video of the event!

On Thursday, October 13th, DYP held the 6th Annual Vanguard Awards to recognize 15 young professionals and entrepreneurs...

Posted by Detroit Young Professionals on Monday, October 17, 2016

5TH ANNUAL VANGUARD AWARDS - OCTOBER 1, 2015 - Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENTS: 

Adam Blanck
Alex Riley
Alexander Simpson
Anna Kohn
Brittni Kellom
Deirdre Greene Groves
James E. Feagin IV
Latoya Asaya
Elizabeth C. Lamoste
Marlowe Stoudamire
Naliah Ellis-Brown
Paulina Johnson
Rachel Lutz
Sebastian Jackson

In case you missed it, here's some clips of the 5th Annual Vanguard Awards. Hosted by Detroit Young Professionals at the Max. M and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center on Thursday, October 1, 2015

DYP recognized some of Metro-Detroit's best and brightest in front of a sold out crowd at the Max M. and Marjorie S....

Posted by Detroit Young Professionals on Thursday, October 8, 2015

4th Annual Vanguard Awards - October 1, 2014 - Andiamo Detroit Riverfront

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Congratulations to our 2014 Vanguard Award Recipients: 

Beverly Ebersold
Brandon Jessup
Chris Rutherford
Clarinda Barnett - Harrison
Dameon Gabriel
Edmund P. Lewis
Evette Hollins
Jason Hall
Khalilah Gaston
Mitra Jafary - Hariri
Patrick Beal
Robert Thomas
Shani Allison
Shani Penn
Stephanie Chang

Learn more about each recipient HERE

Member's Choice Award Recipients:

Community Service Award: Brandon Jessup

Rising Star Award: Robert E. Thomas

Pioneer Award: Jason Hall

 

Detroit Young Professionals' Vanguard Awards recognized 15 entrepreneurs and civically engaged Detroiters this past...

Posted by Detroit Young Professionals on Sunday, October 5, 2014

3rd Annual Vanguard Awards - May 19, 2011 - Vain Ultra Lounge

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2011 VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENTS: 

  • Austin Black II
  • Bethany Shorb 
  • Bobby Smith
  • Christianne Sims
  • Curtis Blackwell II
  • Erin Nicole
  • Jason Webber
  • John Lambrecht 
  • Janette Pierce
  • Jeff Ivory 
  • Jesse Cory 
  • Jessica Hernandez
  • Kenyetta Campbell 
  • Margarita Barry
  • Matt Clayson
  • Norman Hurns
  • Pamela VandeVord 
  • Rian English
  • Sommer Woods
  • Torya Blanchar d

Learn more about each recipient HERE


2nd Annual Vanguard Awards - March 25, 2010 - Amnesia

 

Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) brought together movers and shakers from across Southeast Michigan to honor 10...

Posted by Detroit Young Professionals on Monday, March 29, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2010 VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENTS!

  • William Malcolm
  • Andre Johnson
  • Chris Ramos
  • Claire Nelson
  • Dana Forrester
  • Jake Sigal
  • Kristina Marshall
  • Marc Alexander
  • Scott Davis
  • Sicari Ware

2009: 

  • Jeremy Brandt
  • Rev. D. Alexander Bullock
  • Piper Carter
  • Mack Hendricks
  • Carrie LeZotte
  • Jason Malone
  • Dara T. Munson
  • Kalyn Risker
  • Luanne Thomas Ewald
  • Danielle Wright