North Hills Ebony Women’s Annual Scholarship Recpetion (Debbie’s Lifestyles Photos Aug. 21)

NORTH HILLS EBONY WOMEN (Photos by Debbie Norrell)

by Debbie Norrell, Lifestyles Editor

North Hills Ebony Women Inc. (NHEW), was founded in 1979 and has provided 40 years of programming and sisterhood. The organization is a support, service and social organization for women of similar interests and backgrounds who are devoted to the continuous recognition of African American heritage, education and unity.

On June 30, at La Roche University, NHEW held their annual scholarship reception. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon guests enjoyed light refreshments, gospel songstress Damarra Chanel and keynote speaker Marsha Jones, executive vice president, chief diversity officer, PNC Bank. Jones reminded the scholarship recipients to always look your best, always be prepared, be your best person, avoid gossip, show respect and always tell the truth.

The 2019 scholars included: Taryn Douglas, recipient of the Norma Jean Ware Duncan Memorial Scholarship, the scholarship was named after founding member Norma Jean Ware Duncan. Douglas has been accepted into the 138th class of Spelman College. Also, Kennedi Wade and Jada Woods received NHEW Scholarships. Each recipient received $1,500. Wade will attend Columbia University with a major in mechanical engineering and Woods will attend Penn State University with a major in chemical engineering. Elizabeth Birru served as the NHEW Scholarship Committee Chairwoman while Evelyn Lawler is NHEW president. Beautiful bouquets of flowers were presented to Jones and Sister Candace Introcaso, president of La Roche University, as a thank you for their contributions to a successful reception.

NHEW asks you to watch for announcements about their Annual Membership Tea in September and their Holiday Tea Fundraiser in December. Ladies, this tea will be a great opportunity to wear your beautiful hats.


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