Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter honored 12 fathers who have made a difference in 2012. These gentlemen were honored for their public service on June 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The evening kicked off with a reception, smooth jazz and the opportunity to congratulate the honorees.
|FATHERS OF DISTINCTION
The distinguished Pittsburgh area fathers are leaders in the fields of media, religion, the arts, community service, education and healthcare. The men chosen to receive the awards have not only demonstrated outstanding ethical and moral character to their families, but to the community at large.
The honorees: Eric Blackwell, Small Seeds Development; Robert Hill, University of Pittsburgh; Reverend Robert James Mt. Ararat Baptist Church; Rodney Jones, Kindred Healthcare Hospital Division; Louis “Hop” Kendrick, actively retired; Alex Matthews, Highmark; Dwight Mayo, DM&K Construction; Vince Sims, WPXI; William Tompkins, Kids Voice/100 Black Men; Dr. John Wallace, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. John Wilds, University of Pittsburgh; and Gregory Young Sr., Duquesne Light Company.
Rhonda Fleming served as event chair and the Ways and Means chairperson was Lynne Hayes Freeland.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.
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