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T.L. Summerville Named to Michigan Chronicle’s 2012 “Men of Excellence”

Joins Illustrious Group of Prior Honorees

August 16, 2012

The Michigan Chronicle recently honored Dykema member, T.L. Summerville, at its 5th Annual “Men of Excellence” awards dinner.

The annual award celebrates Detroit-area African-American men who have inspired others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. Summerville and the other 2012 “Men of Excellence” honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominees throughout Southeast Michigan, representing leaders from the worlds of business, community groups and philanthropic organizations. Past award winners have included: Judge Damon Keith, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Reverend Wendell Anthony, President of the NAACP Detroit chapter; and Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations, Detroit Pistons.

The Michigan Chronicle is one of the nation’s oldest and most honored minority-owned newspapers in the country. Founded in 1936, the Chronicle has been named “Best Black Newspaper in America” five times by the National Newspaper Publishers Association.