ARCHS was honored with the "Distinguished Community Service to Education Award" by Harris-Stowe State University at two seperate ceremonies this past week. ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the 2011 Commencement Awards Program held May 6 at the Saint Louis Club, and again on May 10 at the Harris-Stowe graduation ceremony.

The award was presented to ARCHS by Attorney Luther J. Rollins Jr., who is a member of the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents and Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary of the Kellwood Company. Also at the ceremony, Harris-Stowe President Dr. Henry Givens Jr. was honored along with several other guests. Other awardees included Cynthia J. Brinkley, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T Headquarters; Belma E. Givens, First Lady of Harris-Stowe; Sandra Murdock, science educator; and more.