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Mu Alpha Celebrates 2014 Achievement Week Program at Ebenezer A.M.E
11/19/2014 4:24:28 PM

Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Photo: Donovan Snipe
By Kurt Walker

The Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held its annual Achievement Week ceremony at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church on Sunday, November 16th. The program is held annually during the week of November to coincide with the organization’s Founders Day, which is November 17th.

International Chapters hold various events and service projects during Achievement Week and members of the community are recognized for their distinguished service efforts and contributions as well as students, who are awarded scholarships.

Scholarship winners were Roderick Britt of South Carolina State University, Sam Wilson II and Chase Robinson, both students at the University of South Carolina The theme for this years essay contest was, “Considering the political climate in the United States and the world, how much value do you place on your right to vote” and was won by Jaimen Mendoza, Faith Christian School of Summerville.

Cecelia Gordon Rogers was named local “Citizen of the Year” for her work as Executive Director of Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School who recently received an “A” rating from the South Carolina Department of Education (ESEA). Community honors were also bestowed upon Dr. Shawn Johnson, Interim Principal of Charleston Development Academy, Myra Haney-Chamble, Child Care/Cultural Arts Director of the Cannon Street YMCA, Kimberly Whiddon Nolte, Executive Director of the YMCA Greater Charleston and Branch Director of the Berkeley County Family YMCA, Eric Jackson, Executive Director of R-3, Inc.

Captain Nathaniel Taylor was the recipient of the Colonel Charles Young award. The Young award is given to a member of the organization who has demonstrated excellence in service to the armed forces. South Carolina state senator Marlon Kimpson received the “Omega Man of the Year” award for his dedicated service to the Charleston community. The Achievement Week event committee was chaired by Reginald K. Brown.

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