Atlanta Technical College Foundation hosted a reception on Thursday, Sept. 20 to raise funds for the Ken Hudson Servant Leader Scholarship. Friends of the honoree, including NBA official Tony Brown, were on hand to share some of the wisdom and lessons they garnered from Hudson along the way. Brown emphasized Hudson’s heartfelt advice to have a support system.
Dr. Hudson was a long time community supporter and an ATCF board member until his passing earlier this year. Hudson came to national prominence in the late ’60s as one of the first black officials in the NBA. He was committed to uplifting his community and often spoke to NBA players about their duty to serve as role models and set the standard for young men.
Hudson was one of ATCF’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders; 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. The Ken Hudson Servant Leadership Scholarship will be given annually to young men who are enrolled at Atlanta Technical College and are actively engaged in community service.