By Special to the Daily World
Allen Temple AME Church will be the site of the 30th Anniversary Silver Scholarship Luncheon sponsored by the Women for Morris Brown College Inc. The event will be in the church’s A. D. Powell Fellowship Hall on March 5 at noon. The Rev. Scottie Sweeney, a Morris Brown College graduate, is the pastor of Allen Temple.
The theme for the occasion is “Celebrating our 30th Anniversary and Honoring 30 Phenomenal MBC Women.” The Morris Brown College women who will be honored include Helen Threatt, founder of the organization; Dr. Louise T. Hollowell, the first elected president; Joyce Porter Wyatt; Eloise Phillips Burwell, Eddye Wiley Peacock; M. Pauline Morgan White; Victoria W. Jenkins; and Joycelyn Wyatt King, all former presidents of the organization; many women in civil rights including Alberta Williams King Sr., mother of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (posthumously); noted business woman Miranda Mack McKenzie; recent presidential appointee Beverly J. Harvard; accomplished radio personality Joyce Littel; renowned jazz singer Jean Carne, and recently elected State Sen. Donzella James, to name a few.
“We want to raise a minimum of $30,000 to be donated to our alma mater on our 130th Founders Day Celebration on March 18, 2011,” says Willene White-Smith, president of the Women for Morris Brown College, Inc. affinity group. “As Morris Brown graduates, we invite and encourage our friends and supporters to attend this exquisite luncheon and to honor and pay tribute to the lives and contributions of 30 dynamic MBC graduates who have truly demonstrated their passion for our community and our dear ole Morris Brown,” White-Smith added.
Tickets for the luncheon are $60 each and will benefit scholarships for Morris Brown students. For information, contact Willene White-Smith at 404-273-1626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is one of many efforts planned by our alumni to raise funds for scholarships for Morris Brown College students, said Dr. Stanley Pritchett, Morris Brown College president. “All of us who love Morris Brown certainly owe our alumni a debt of gratitude.”