Dec. 5, 2012
Media Contact: Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-2121, email@example.com
UCO SIGMA GAMMA RHO CHAPTER HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS
The University of Central Oklahoma’s chapter of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will honor seven community leaders at the L.E.N.D. (Leaders Empowering for a New Day) A HAND awards banquet at noon Dec. 15 in the Nigh University Center’s Heritage Room on Central’s campus.
“We want to show people you don’t have to be a celebrity or on television to make a difference. At the L.E.N.D A HAND awards banquet we want to recognize outstanding community leaders who have influenced our sorority by the work they have done in our local community,” said Vernelia McKnight, L.E.N.D A HAND chairman and epistoleus of the Sigma Gamma Rho alumni chapter.
This years honorees include:
Ed Cunliff, Ph.D.
University of Central Oklahoma, professor
Educator of the Year
Kappa Alpha Psi Oklahoma City Alumni, polemarch
Humanitarian of the Year
Christ Temple Community Church, pastor
Religious Leader of the Year
Dearing House Child Advocacy Center, director
Civil Duty Worker of the Year
Wings of Hope
Communicator of the Year
Sisters in Motion, executive director
Health Worker of the Year
Sigma Gamma Rho, alumna and southwestern region sergeant-at-arms
Outstanding Soror of the Year
Tickets for this banquet are $10. For tickets or more information contact McKnight at 918-504-9708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.