For their service and contributions to the community, the president of Tuskegee University and six of the institution’s alumni were honored at a breakfast ceremony Friday at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University.

The People of Influence Breakfast was sponsored by SouthEast Small Business magazine, a publication that compiles an annual list of people of influence who have attained senior levels in business, government and politics. For the event, 10 male and 10 female honorees were chosen from around the area. Those chosen also had to have a commitment to community involvement and participation.

In his acceptance remarks, Rochon said Tuskegee was fortunate to have so many talented people in the community who are dedicated to improving the city. He also expressed his desire for the university to be involved in “improving the quality of life” in the community.

“We’re committed to having a partnership role,” Rochon said. Read Full Tuskegee