Special to Atmore News
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan has been awarded by Lions of Alabama as this year’s Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award winner.
This award may be presented at the Lions of Alabama annual convention to a non-Lion Alabama resident who “has made a significant contribution to a better community, state, and nation through his or her personal business or professional life.”
Aubrey D. Green was Past President of The International Association of Lions Clubs.
Past recipients include U.S. Senators Jim Allen and Howell Heflin, U.S. Congressmen John Sparkman and Tom Bevill, University of Alabama football coaching legend Paul “Bear” Bryant, Gov. George Wallace, University of South Alabama founder Dr. Frederick P. Whiddon, diabetes expert Dr. Sam Eichold, and humanitarians Sheri Mills and Steve James.
A press release issued by the organization states that “Stephanie Bryan epitomizes this award. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians strive to make the world a better place for not only their Tribe, but the community at-large. Their generosity is too vast to describe, for our schools, community improvements and causes large and small affecting of the underserved. Chairwoman Bryan emphasizes these values in every opportunity she gets.”
The 2023 Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award is meant “to mirror the hard work and purpose Stephanie Bryan values in her heart,” a Lions spokesman said.