Chamber of Commerce Honors Pedrito Maynard-Reid for Years of Outstanding Community Service
Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Walla Walla College vice president for spiritual life and mission, was recognized for his outstanding community service at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.
Maynard-Reid is known for his enthusiasm, flashy ties, and hearty "amens" on the WWC campus, but he also spreads that energy and helpfulness around the community. Besides leading out in WWC’s annual Service Day, he has served on the local newspaper’s advisory board, as vice president for the United Way, and as chair of the Rotary Club’s international service committee. He is also involved in numerous church-sponsored activities.
“Passionately serving others and reaching beyond the walls of our church has become second nature to me, because it was something my mother and home church in Jamaica instilled in me from a young age,” Maynard-Reid says. “I preach it in my classes every day and strive to practice what I preach in my daily life.”
He was honored for that service with the college’s Community Service Award, which is awarded annually to a faculty or staff member who has shown exceptional service to those in the Walla Walla area. “We are proud of Pedrito and believe his efforts to build bridges between the college and the community deserve this recognition,” says Jon Dybdahl, WWC president, who presented Maynard-Reid with the award.
Maynard-Reid has been at WWC for 16 years, serving as professor of biblical studies and missiology and, for the last six years, as vice president for spiritual life and mission.