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AKA 2014 Annual Scholarship and Graduate Recognition: “Construct Your Educational Journey”

2014 Graduate Recognitions AKA-ONLINE

(Front): Shayla Calleros, Hollie Woods, Jahnel Denise Walker, Cierra Joseph, Mysha Ross (Back): Nicole Swearingen, Angela Nelson-Swearingen, Constance Yvanna Ann Logan, Rodniesha Angel Griffin, Christina Antionette Francis, Kiana Janae Landrum, Annette Weathington, President

RIVERSIDE, CA- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Nu Omega chapter, gathered with family, friends, and members of the local community to honor high school and college graduates this past weekend of Saturday, May 31. The celebration was held at Creola’s Restaurant in Riverside. The 2014 accomplished scholarship recipients included Shayla Calleros, Alta Loma High School;  Cierra Joseph, Eisenhower High School; Mysha Ross, Eisenhower High School; and Hollie Woods, Canyon Springs High School. They each were awarded $1,100.

Each student expressed their gratitude for the scholarship as they prepare to pursue undergraduate work at institutions as prestigious as UC Berkley, UC Davis, and Fisk University in fields varied from pre-med, education and law. Ms. Jahnel Denise Walker of Kappa Theta, University of California Riverside (UCR) was awarded the “Sharon Thomas of Eta Nu Omega” scholarship for holding the highest grade point average within the undergraduate chapter.

Additional graduates were awarded a certificate of recognition and gift from Eta Nu Omega chapter. Honorees included graduates of members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Theta chapter at UCR: Christina Antionette Francis (B.S. Sociology); Rodniesha Angel Griffin (B.A. Business Administration); Ta’Neill Marche Hope (B.S. Sociology); Constance Yvanna Ann Logan (B.A. Psychology); Janelle Cherise Prothro (B.S. Biology); and Jahnel Denise Walker (B.A. Political Science/Law and Society).

Graduating members of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Eta Nu Omega chapter included Angela Nelson-Swearingen (M.S. Organizational Leadership).  Children of Eta Nu Omega Chapter graduating from high school included: Chelsie Blacksher, Aquinas High School and Kiana Janae Landrum, Eisenhower High School.

Children of Eta Nu Omega chapter graduating from college included: Kierie Steward (B.S., Alabama State University); Richard Blacksher (B.A., California Baptist University); Brandon A. Brooks (Juris Doctorate in Law, Cooley School of Law); Nicole Swearingen (M.A., Brandman University); and Malcolm Thomas (M.S. California State University, San Bernardino) Keynote speaker, Dr. Mallanie Harris provided a motivational message to “Construct Your Educational Journey.” For future events, please visit www.etanuomega.org.

21st Annual Celebration, Armed Forces Day

By John Coleman

The Armed Forces Assn., was recognized at the 21st Anniversary Celebration of “Armed Forces Day” during Sabbath Services at Kansas Ave SDA Church in Riverside. Awards were presented to outstanding members of the Association, Church, and community.