Leadership Charlotte’s Legacy Awards 2012 - Honoree Bishop George Battle
Leadership Charlotte is an inclusive, community leadership organization that has served Charlotte since 1978. Each year, the Legacy Awards honor Charlotte leaders who are creating lasting change and measurable difference in our community.

Bishop George Edward Battle Jr. received the Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26, 2012. The individual who receives this award has demonstrated a commitment over time to serving the community in various capacities. He has made significant contributions, both personally and professionally, to the betterment of Charlotte and serves as a role model in volunteer community leadership. A former Chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of Education and staunch education advocate, Bishop Battle created the Greater Enrichment Program and founded the Charlotte Mecklenburg Alliance for Public Schools. He also co-founded Urban League of the Central Carolinas and has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards.

Bishop Battle is the Bishop of the North Eastern Episcopal District (New York, New England, Western New York, and the Bahaman Islands Conferences) of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. A 1967 graduate of Clinton Jr. College in Rock Hill, South Carolina with an Associate Degree. He is also a graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina with a B.A. degree. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, also in Salisbury. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Clinton Jr. College, Hood Theological Seminary, Livingstone College, Queens College, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was elected a Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1992, 84th in the line of succession.

 

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