Janice Eatman-Williams (MNO ‘01)

Janice Eatman-Williams (MNO ‘01) received the 2018 Newton D. Baker Distinguished Service Award, honoring the legacy of Cleveland's Newton D. Baker, who urged everyone to volunteer their time, talent and service to those in need. For more than 25 years, Eatman-Williams has built connections between CWRU and the Cleveland community by providing youth and families access to academic assistance, life­ skills training and college preparation. Additionally, she has completed certification in Cleveland State University's Neighborhood Leadership Institute and participated in CWRU’s Think Forum: Social Justice, Activism, and Advocacy, SAC's Community Service Committee, and Cleveland State University’s Girls Health Summit. Her civic engagement earned her CWRU’s President’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Community Partner Service Award from the Cleveland Job Corps, and the East Cleveland Public Library’s Volunteer Recognition Award. She also delivered water, food and supplies to the citizens of Flint, Michigan, worked on post-­hurricane restoration projects, and is active with the African American Alumni Association and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.