Congratulations to Mrs. Twillea Evans-Carthen, former President of Eta Nu Omega Chapter of San Bernardino-Riverside who received the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Far Western Regional Directors Leadership Award on April 26, 2014 at the sorority’s 85th Regional Conference held in Sacramento, California April 23 – 27, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel. The Far Western Region includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Over 900 members were in attendance at this conference.
She has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for over 34 years. During Mrs. Evans-Carthen’s tenure as President, in 2009 and 2010 she was the recipient of special congressional recognition from Congressman Joe Baca (Member of Congress 43rd Congressional District) “for her leadership as the President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Nu Omega Chapter with a membership of 100 educated women and her longstanding commitment to community service.”
Mrs. Evans-Carthen is the recipient of the 2012 “Virtuous Woman” of the Year Award. The recognition was both for living a life of “virtue” and providing exceptional service to the community. Also, she was awarded the 2013 “Citizens of Achievement” award by the League of Women Voters of San Bernardino for her contributions in improving the quality of life in her community as a volunteer and going “above and beyond doing a job for which she is paid.
Carthen has been a college administrator for more than 26 years in human resources and educator at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) who coordinated a prayer vigil at the university to generate awareness about Miss Terrilynn Monette who was a CSUSB alumna who disappeared in New Orleans in early March 2013. Mrs. Evans-Carthen was instrumental in establishing an annual scholarship in memory of Miss Monette at CSUSB through CSUSB Black Faculty, Students and Staff Association. The first recipient of the annual scholarship was recently awarded to a deserving CSUSB Student on February 28, 2014 in the presence of Miss Monette’s parents, friends and university family at the campus annual pioneer breakfast.
Evans-Carthen is a resident of Highland, California and is an Adjunct Professor for over 17 years at Brandman University (Riverside Campus) for the Human Resources and Organizational Leadership degree programs; a member of Life Changing ministries and has been married for over 30 years to her high school and college sweet heart Tracy Carthen. They have three children, Mrs. Megan Carthen Jackson who is married to Marcus Jackson of the United States Navy (Pensacola, FL) and twin sons, Eric and Evan Carthen sophomores at California Lutheran University.