GOLDEN SORORS—Patricia English, Lee Nicklos, Della Hale, Doris Brevard and Mildred Glenn. Each has celebrated more than 50 years in AKA.



According to Webster’s Dictionary the word unsung is used to define someone who is not celebrated or praised.
On Feb. 22, at the Lemont Restaurant the Ivy Charitable Endowment of Pittsburgh Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated (Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter) presented their Founders’ Day Community Awards Reception: Unsung Heroes. Guest enjoyed a beautiful view, divine hors devourers and a well-organized program. ICE President Delphina Briscoe and Christina Wilds, chapter president, welcomed the crowd and Great Lakes Regional Director Charlene Truitt Nelson was in town to greet sorors, friends and Unsung Heroes. Delphina Briscoe and Carol Brackett (ICE, vice president) presented awards to some of Pittsburgh’s best and brightest.
The Unsung Heroes of education were Linda S. Lane, Ed.D., superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Mark Brentley Sr., board of directors, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Gail Edwards, PhD, principal and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School.
In the field of health Kathy Mayle Towns, dean of nursing at the Community College of Allegheny County, was honored as well as Wilford Payne, executive director of PCHA Inc.-Alma Illery Medical Center.
In the humanities, Mildred E. Morrison, administrator Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging, and Cecelia Jenkins, executive director of Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. were honored.
Unsung Heroes the Arts were Patrice Wade Johnson, M.Ed, screenplay writer/author) and Janera Solomon executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
In the field of business, Theodore R. Vasser III, director, Pupil Transportation for the Pittsburgh Public Schools was honored as well as K. Chase Patterson, president and CEO of Corporate Diversity Associates, LLC.
On this night there was no lack of celebration and heartfelt praise.

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