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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S of social justice at the Social Action Luncheon. Soror Frankie M. Freeman, CENTRAL REGION COLLEGIATE AWARDS Esq.,14th National President, was ini- tially scheduled to speak at the lun- ▲ Chapter of the Award ▲ Regional Representative cheon but an injury prevented her • Phi, Drake University (small Initiative Award from attending. category) • Zeta Zeta, Truman State The events of the conference • Alpha Omega City-Wide University ended with the Installation of Offi (large category) ▲ Zeta Pi City-Wide - cers. On Sunday, the Ecumenical Ser- ▲ Soror of the Year • Chapter Program of the Year vice message was given by Dr. Rob- • Alexis Spinks, Alpha Omega Award ert C. Scott, pastor of Central Baptist City-Wide • Alpha Omega City-Wide Church in St. Louis. ▲ Advisor of the Year From the plenary sessions to the • LaTanya Mackey, Zeta Pi City workshops, Delta sorors conducted Wide (member of St. Louis the business of the Sorority with Alumnae) grace and style. Members now look ahead to the Centennial Celebration. out a spirit of fear” because they were troduced Rev. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, Rita Holmes-Bobo and Ashley J. Lewis the “blueprint of change.” 22nd National President, who served contributed to this article. ▲ National First Vice President as the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Paulette C. Walker offered greetings Rev. Boyd is an engineer and the ex- Central Region on behalf of National President Cyn- ecutive assistant to the chief of staff Collegiate Luncheon thia M. A. Butler-McIntyre. Dr. Walk- at the Johns Hopkins University Ap- er joked with the audience about plied Physics Laboratory. “The Collaboration: keeping her remarks short per the Rev. Boyd opened her remarks Building Upon a Vice President Chelsea C. Hayes in- for their tireless efforts. Speakingby thanking the collegiate advisorsNational President. National Second Blueprint of Change” BY GLENISE A. CLOUDY TGrand Ballroom of the St. Louishe theme for the Collegiate Lun-cheon, held June 2, 2011 in the Union Station Marriott, was “The Col- laboration: Building Upon a Blueprint of Change.” Soror Eulonda Rushing, Central regional representative, pre- sided over the event. Kansas State Facilitator Jasmine Hammond of the Eta Gamma Chapter, dressed in black with a violet in her hair like her fellow facilitators, intro- duced the dais. The dais included the members of the national and regional leadership. Soror Sarah Hodge, Okla- homa state facilitator and a member of the Theta Mu Chapter, ushered Central Regional Representative Eulonda Rushing addresses sorors during Collegiate Day in inspirational words from Romans with the support of the Central Region Collegiate Leadership Team. Also pictured, Central 12:2. She reminded sorors that they Regional Director Sandra Lucado and 22nd National President Gwendolyn E. Boyd. should “press forward and lead with- PHOTO BY ANTHONY CARTWRIGHT 31 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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