River City Alphas receive award at convention
From staff reports
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Epsilon Chi Lambda Chapter, Elizabeth City Alumni of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., was recognized for its outstanding hours of service within the Elizabeth City community at the Fraternity's 88th Southern Region Convention last month.
Six members of the chapter attended the convention, held March 22-24, in Jackson, Mississippi.
The chapter was one of 12 chapters recognized from among over 200 college and alumni chapters in seven southeastern states. Most recently, the chapter has implemented the Fraternity's "Project Alpha" initiative designed to provide education, motivation and skill building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases for teen males.
The chapter also recently completed its "Adopt a Highway" project by clearing debris from a designated section along Halstead Boulevard.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., founded in 1906, is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men. The Epsilon Chi Lambda Chapter was established in 1953 and conducts numerous community service projects annually.
COA students headed for study in Costa Rica
College of The Albemarle students are packing their bags for the upcoming study abroad trip to Costa Rica, scheduled for April 20-27.
Eight COA students will be attending the service learning trip this year, along with three members of the college’s faculty and staff. While the trip offers fun opportunities for attendees, the educational experiences are also an important aspect of the trip.
Students will gain firsthand knowledge of the language, culture, history and ecosystems of Costa Rica. The group will visit a coffee plantation, a local school to help teach an English language class, and will participate in additional volunteer activities upon arrival in San Josè.
“The study abroad program has received tremendous support from the College of The Albemarle Foundation since its inception,” said Brian Edwards, Chair, Social Sciences Department and Associate Professor, History. “This has come in the form of scholarships for the student participants, and in many cases, the scholarships have made the difference in them joining the trip. We are very grateful to the Foundation for helping our students gain this educational experience.”
Asper inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at UNC-W
Julie Asper of Camden was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Asper was initiated at University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
Asper is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.
Local residents earn degrees from WGU
Several local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University.
The online, nonprofit university held its commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of nearly 22,000 students from across the country.
Area graduates include:
Damita Owens of Elizabeth City, who earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing;
Heather Nicholson of Elizabeth City, who earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing;
Kaliegh Taylor of Elizabeth City, who earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing;
Amy Spaugh of Hertford , who earned a MBA, IT Management;
Ashley Brickhouse of Hertford, who has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing;
Joeseph Jaroszewski of Moyock, who earned a Master of Science, Information Technology Management.
Anderson, Morrisette top L&F agents for March
Jimmy Anderson and Debbie Morrisette were recognized for top performance in March at Long and Foster Real Estate.
The announcement was made by Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon.
Anderson, named Sales Agent of the Month, is an Elizabeth City native and resident of the Outer Banks. He has been a broker with Long and Foster Real Estate for 15 years and is currently Broker-In-Charge of the Outer Banks office. Jimmy taught for 34 years in local schools, at the College of the Albemarle and the Albemarle Area School of Real Estate. He served on many committees and on the Board of Directors for the Albemarle Area Association of Realtors and the Outer Banks Association of Realtors where he received the Above & Beyond Award.
Morrisette, names Listing Agent of the Month, is a native of the Albemarle area. She began her real estate career in 2004 and has received many awards for her real estate achievements. Debbie has earned Top Producer award for Long & Foster Elizabeth City office for the past eight years.