Gazette Reports: Amherst’s Ononibaku to receive community service award

By SCOTT MERZBACH

AMHERST — Since arriving in Amherst more than 35 years ago, Pat Ononibaku has focused her energy on improving education by promoting social justice and equal opportunities for all children, and addressing racial disparities in discipline, while also being a mentor and a socially conscious entrepreneur.

Later this month, Ononibaku will be presented the Jean Haggerty Award for Community Service by Amherst Media at its annual meeting, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m., at its 246 College St. headquarters.

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