Twenty-five years ago, Brittany Packnett Cunningham ’02 was one of the founders of the student group Diversity E.T.C. (Education Through Communication) and served as a catalyzing force for so many of the initiatives that would follow. Since then, she has been a consistent voice giving back to the Burroughs community through trainings, speaking engagements, and other partnerships with Daniel Harris and the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Engagement.
Brittany was honored during assembly on Friday, October 7 with both the Outstanding Alumnus and the Distinguished Service awards; she also spoke to Burroughs’ adult community on Thursday, October 6. She is the first alum to receive both in a single year. The award was presented by JBS Alumni Board president Terry Riley Patton ‘77; Brittany’s family (including her brother, Barrington Packnett ’07) were also in attendance. You can view snippets from the event here.
Following Friday’s alumni awards presentation, Brittany stayed on stage to participate in a student-led discussion with Ayomide Ajakaiye ‘25, Alexander Doty ‘25, and Delali Suggs-Akaffu ‘27 about her work as an activist during her time at Burroughs and beyond. The conversation continued after assembly with 1st period English and History classes.