Press Release

Atlanta Tech to host Ken Hudson scholarship reception

Fundraiser to help local minority men achieve success in college and the workplace

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees (ATCF) will host a reception on Thursday, September 20 to raise funds for the Ken Hudson Servant Leader Scholarship.  Named for long-time community supporter and ATCF Board member, Ken Hudson, these annual scholarships are awarded to male students, enrolled in Atlanta Technical College, who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and community service.  The reception will be held in the Cleveland Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College and will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Dr. Ken Hudson who gained notoriety in the late 60s as one of the first black officials in the National Basketball Association (NBA) served on the ATCF from its inception in 2000 until his passing earlier this year.  He always had an affinity for uplifting his community and often spoke to NBA players about their need to serve as role-models and set the standard for finer manhood.  After his stint with the NBA, he joined The Coca-Cola Company where he cultivated community and business relationships, and continued to engage professional men in mentoring projects. 

When Hudson joined the ATCF in 2000 he saw the opportunity to develop a multi-facet support program that would foster a legacy of excellence by recruiting, training and graduating minority men.  With his help, the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males was launched in 2008.  Hudson was the programs biggest cheerleader, mentoring participants, donating resources, and ultimately lending his most valued assets, his name and reputation, to the college with the formation of the Ken Hudson Servant Leadership Scholarship (KHSLS).

The KHSLS will be given annually to young men who are enrolled at Atlanta Technical College and are actively engaged in community service. Applicants will be required to explain current participation in community service projects as well as submit an essay on the importance of servant leadership. Recipients will be selected based on academic standing and must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Scholarship awards will be used to pay for tuition and/or books and supplies. Monies raised during the September 20 event will fund the scholarship.  For additional information on the KHSLS reception contact 404-225-4648 or emailing eking@atlantatech.edu.