On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will honor six men who have made significant contributions to Cobb County and the North Atlanta communities. These leaders have impacted the local community by investing their times, talents, and treasures. Recipients are from a variety of backgrounds and continuously demonstrate their commitment to being of service. The event is open to the public and will ... Read More
On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will honor six men who have made significant contributions to Cobb County and the North Atlanta communities. These leaders have impacted the local community by investing their times, talents, and treasures. Recipients are from a variety of backgrounds and continuously demonstrate their commitment to being of service. The event is open to the public and will take place at 8:30 AM at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria Hotel, Powers Ferry Road, in Atlanta, Georgia. Individual tickets are $25 (or table of 10 for $250). Tickets can be purchased on PayPal at email@example.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Karen Greer of 11Alive will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The recipients of Rho Zeta Omega President’s Community Leadership Award are outlined below. They are:
The Business Owner Recipient is Mr. Ausker T. Morris Jr., of the A. T. Morris Realty Group, Inc., Mr. Morris often teaches home buying seminars to help first time buyers understand the process, with the ultimate goal of achieving home ownership and lending his assistance and advice for various senior programs in Cobb County and others through Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The Clergy Recipient, Dr. Harris T. Travis has been the Senior Pastor at Zion Baptist Church, Marietta for the past 22 years, leading more than 35 Associate Ministers that serve the church and community. He has been very active in the community through his ministry and giving through various auxiliaries designed to help those in need, be it homelessness, alcoholism/drug addiction, clothing, food or just a word of prayer. He also contributes his service through his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The Corporate / Executive Recipient is Mr. Marvin Ellison, Executive Vice President., US Stores at The Home Depot. Mr. Ellison is the first African-American in Home Depot’s executive suites in the company’s history. As one of six executive vice presidents, Mr. Ellison is in charge of nearly 2,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Ellison and The Home Deport have provided scholarships for various Cobb County students through Rho Zeta Omega’s scholarship program with the Pearl Foundation, Inc. and has been a partner of Rho Zeta Omega in various other capacities over the years.
The Government Official Recipient is Mr. David Hankerson, who currently serves as County Manager for the Cobb County Government. During his tenure, the country has remained financially stable, even during the midst of economic downturn throughout the state and country. Under Mr. Hankerson’s leadership, Cobb County moved from a rural community to its present urban county and led the way in building new libraries, park facilities, senior centers, and court system buildings. Mr. Hankerson is active in various community projects in the Cobb County area.
The Community Volunteer Recipient is Mr. Gregory Carter, who has been the Operating Partner at California Dreaming in Kennesaw for more than 5 years. Mr. Carter actively sponsors annual Cobb County community initiatives, like the MLK Day Celebration and the California Dreaming Bowl which generates funds for the athletic programs at Sprayberry High School and Kennesaw Mountain High School and the Toys for Tots program.
Don Johnson, State Farm Agent, will receive the President’s Award because of his various leadership roles in the community, ranging from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb Boys and Girls Clubs, and The United Way to name a few. This successful entrepreneur is a constant advocate for education and social awareness. Mr. Don Johnson has also been a constant and consistent supporter of Rho Zeta Omega with its community projects and fundraising efforts for more than 24 years.
Rho Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. congratulates all of our honorees and appreciates their continued support and commitment to investing in Cobb County and other communities.
For more information, please contact Sarah-elaine Jones, President of Rho Zeta Omega atHide