Columbia - Sonja Taylor

2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

FBI Director James Comey presents Columbia Division recipient Sonja Taylor with the Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017.

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The Columbia Division honors Sonja Taylor, an advocate for social justice and educational equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Mrs. Taylor’s mission is to diversify the student population of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) in both its residential and statewide outreach programs. Under her leadership, GSSM’s residential population has seen remarkable growth among African-American students over the past three years.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 28, 2017, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character," said Director Comey. “Time and again, today's award recipients have put others before themselves.”

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2016 DCLA Winners


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