The Brothers of the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Bro. Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship. Initially only given to one African American male, graduating from a Cincinnati-area high school, the selection committee felt that two individuals were equally deserving of our support for them to continue their education. Elijah …View full post
Do you know of a young man, grades 8-11, who is interested in community service, academic excellence, and joining a brotherhood with over 5,000 members around the world? The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sigma Beta Club is having its next informational on Monday, May 9th at the West College Hill Community Center (2062 North bend …View full post
On Monday, February 1st, the Delta Theta Sigma Cincinnati Alumni chapter initiated three new brothers into our Wondrous Band. The neophyte brothers are Bros. Paul Pierre, Sonjay Jones, and Cameron Fitzpatrick. Please join us in welcoming them into the Blue & White Family, and for their commitment to Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service!View full post
The Cincinnati Alumni chapter created a new tradition at the Centennial Gala in 2014 – that we would recognize individuals and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area who exemplify our motto of “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity” in their works. The awards are given out in three categories based on our three National Programs: …View full post
During the December chapter meeting, the brothers of the Cincinnati Alumni chapter elected new officers for the 2016 year. Held annually, the new officers will officially fill their respective seats on January 1, 2016. The new officer are: President – Dan Davis Vice President – Irvin Carney Secretary – Dr. Tai Collins Treasurer – Rev. …View full post
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Do you know of a young man, grades 8-11, who is interested in community service, academic excellence, and joining a brotherhood with over 5,000 members around the world?
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sigma Beta Club is having its next informational on Monday, May 9th at the West College Hill Community Center (2062 North bend Road). The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Irvin Carney, the Sigma Beta Club coordinator, at (334) 590-4564 or email@example.com
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On Monday, February 1st, the Delta Theta Sigma Cincinnati Alumni chapter initiated three new brothers into our Wondrous Band. The neophyte brothers are Bros. Paul Pierre, Sonjay Jones, and Cameron Fitzpatrick. Please join us in welcoming them into the Blue & White Family, and for their commitment to Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service!
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The Cincinnati Alumni chapter created a new tradition at the Centennial Gala in 2014 – that we would recognize individuals and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area who exemplify our motto of “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity” in their works. The awards are given out in three categories based on our three National Programs: Bigger and Better Business, Education, and Social Action. The awards will be presented to winners at the 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast on January 9, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott Rookwood.
The winners of the community awards are: Carl Satterwhite (Bigger and Better Business), Ceair Baggett (Education), and Yvette Simpson, Esq. (Social Action).
Bigger and Better Business Award – Carl Satterwhite
Carl Satterwhite is the President/Owner of RCF Group. RCF Group focuses on providing tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions, gaining insight through listening sessions to understand your business culture, needs and challenges. At RCF Group, We Make The Workplace For You.
RCF Group is a National Minority Supplier Development Council Corporate Plus Member, one of less than 100 minority businesses endorsed by the NMSDC as such. RCF Group is a NMSDC Northeast Regional Corporation of the Year recipient and three-time SCOMSDC Corporation of the Year. RCF Group is dedicated to a supportive environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion while working together for the long term benefit of our clients, business, and community.
Carl is a member of the Board of Trustees for numerous professional organizations including: the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, BEARE Board, Cincinnati Branch of the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Regional Chamber Executive Committee, Munoz Foundation Board of Directors, and is United Way Chair.
He is Minority Business Advisory Council Co-chair, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Sickle Cell Committee, Cincinnati Leadership Advisory Committee Co-chair, Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee VP for Cincinnati and Chair for the United Way Herbert R. Brown Society. He is the founder and host of Executive Straight Talk.
He is married to his Mt. Healthy high school sweetheart of 30 years, Dawn. They have two sons: Cameron and Brice, including daughter-in-law, Courtney granddaughter, Zoey, and grandson Braylen.
Education Award – Ceair Baggett
Ceair Baggett is the principal for Ethel M. Taylor Academy, a Cincinnati Public School serving Pre-K-6 grades. Taylor Academy is a Title 1 school, located in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Millvale. Before coming to Taylor, Mr. Baggett served as Assistant Principal for Cincinnati Public Schools, Robert A. Taft Information Technical High School and Gilbert A. Dater high School respectively.
Mr. Baggett has a long relationship with Cincinnati Public Schools not only as an Administrator but as a student as
well. A proud product of Cincinnati Pubic Schools, he attended Midway Elementary and College Hill Elementary before graduating from Taft Information Technology High School. Upon graduating high school, he received the Cincinnati Bell scholarship from Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School.
Mr. Baggett enrolled as a full-time college student at Xavier University majoring in Education. Through his scholarships and academic achievements Mr. Baggett was hired as was an Operational Administrator for Cincinnati Bell while in undergrad. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Mr. Baggett continued at Xavier where he acquired a Masters in Education Leadership.
Mr. Baggett has numerous accomplishments and received several awards in his professional and academic career. Most notably, in his first year as Assistant Principal at Taft High School, Taft went from a CP rating to Effective on the school Report Card!
Social Action Award – Yvette Simpson, Esq.
Cincinnati City Council President Pro Tem Yvette Simpson grew up in Lincoln Heights, and after graduating from Princeton High School attended Miami University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In 2014, she received her MBA through Xavier University’s Executive MBA Program.
Simpson is serving her second term on Cincinnati City Council. She is the Chair of the Human Services, Youth, and Arts committee, and serves on the Budget & Finance, Law and Public Safety, Neighborhoods and Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation committees. Simpson is also a member of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, as appointed by the City Planning Commission.
On Council, Simpson focuses on creating jobs by developing and expanding Cincinnati small businesses, improving the lives and empowering Cincinnati youth, and providing the tools for our neighborhoods to become more vibrant places to live and work. She sponsored a motion to create two new commissions, the Small Business Advisory Committee (the SBAC) and the Youth Commission of Cincinnati (the YCC). She is currently the City Council Representative and coordinator of these commissions. The commissions are charged with evaluating the state of Cincinnati small business and youth and advising the Mayor and City Council on ways to improve in these areas.
Simpson also led the effort to create a new consortium, “Youth to Work” comprised of the departments and organizations using city funding to create summer employment opportunities for Cincinnati youth.
Councilmember Simpson spends as much time as possible in the community talking directly with her constituents about their ideas and concerns at neighborhood walks/coffees and community council meetings. Since her election, Simpson has been to nearly all Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods, and plans to reach all our communities during her time on Council.
Simpson has held board positions with many community organizations throughout Cincinnati, including the YWCA and the Urban League. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Links, Inc. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the Business Courier’s Forty under 40 and a YWCA Rising Star. In 2014, Simpson was honored as one of the YWCA’s Career Women of Achievement.
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During the December chapter meeting, the brothers of the Cincinnati Alumni chapter elected new officers for the 2016 year. Held annually, the new officers will officially fill their respective seats on January 1, 2016. The new officer are:
President – Dan Davis
Vice President – Irvin Carney
Secretary – Dr. Tai Collins
Treasurer – Rev. Kenneth Bibb
Chaplain – Min. Marcus LaCour
Parliamentarian – Darrell Phillips
The officers-elect will be officially installed at the 102nd Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast on January 9, 2016 at the Courtyard Marriott Rookwood. The event starts at 9 a.m. with a brief welcome, then a breakfast buffet. Tickets for the Breakfast can be purchased at https://pbsfoundersday102.eventbrite.com.
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It is our pleasure to announce the recipient of the 2015 Caleb Brown Jr. Scholarship is Mr. Montell Brown.
Montell will be graduating from Oak Hills High School this spring. He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, one of eight Ivy League institutions, where he will major in Biological Basis of Behavior.
Montell served as President of his Senior Class and the Mock Trial Team. He was a member and captain of the Oak Hills football team, and member of the National Honor Society. He will graduate as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Brown on a job well done, and to much success in his future endeavors!
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Congratulations to Lambda Theta/University of Cincinnati brother Brian Barney, recipient of the 2015 Presidential Leadership Medal Medal of Excellence – THE HIGHEST HONOR BESTOWED ON A UC STUDENT!!!
Established in 2002, the medal is awarded by the university president to exceptional graduating students who best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati.
The 2015 honorees were selected from applications of 29 graduating seniors from across the university. A UC committee represented by faculty, staff and student leaders reviewed the 13 finalists.
Brian Barney is from South Holland, Illinois. Barney is in the University Honors Program and is graduating summa cum laude this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the College of Allied Health Sciences. Upon entering his freshman year, Barney was awarded the Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship for his academic excellence, and he also started his career as a Division I NCAA track and field athlete. Barney’s leadership skills, love for a challenge and pushing the academic boundaries earned him the title of captain of the track team, Greek Life’s Male Athlete of the Year and nominations for the Rhodes Scholarship and Fulbright Fellowship Program.
In addition to his goal of becoming a practicing physical therapist, Barney has had success as an undergraduate academic researcher. Through his work in neuroexcitability and stroke recovery, Barney has earned an Undergraduate Research Fellowship Grant for his first summer as a research assistant and he later published his work and presented it at several presentations at the university and national level. Barney has demonstrated excellence for service, not only to the university, but also internationally through a Serve Beyond Cincinnati trip to Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti where he helped build a house for a family in need. In 2014,
Barney served as the African American Cultural and Resource Center’s Mr. Kuamka and currently serves as president of the ADVANCE Organization, a student group providing leadership and professional development for students of color. In addition, he is president of the Lambda Theta chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and is the men’s track and field representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Barney has engaged in the University Honors Program and has completed the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program.
Brian will be pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky this fall. Congratulations Brian, and best of luck!
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At the past chapter meeting, the brothers selected the new administration to lead Phi Beta Sigma in Cincinnati. The following brothers were elected to the respective posts:
President – Brother Dan Davis
Vice President – Brother Mario Cannon
Secretary – Brother Dr. Tai Collins
Treasurer – Brother Rev. Kenneth Bibb
Chaplain – Brother Dave Walcott
Parliamentarian – Brother Darrell Phillips
The above-mentioned brothers will be installed at the 101st Founders’ Day Celebration Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Rookwood on Saturday, January 10. Tickets are $25 each or $175 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase tickets online at www.pbsfoundersdaycincy.eventbrite.com.
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The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce their collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Omega Chapter with their signature event, ASCEND.
The ASCEND program is designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental skills. Students in the ASCEND program will be coached in academic enrichment, and receive life training skills to support their journey to college or vocational employment. The sorority will place additional emphasis on SMART careers (Science, Math And Related Technologies).
“The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Omega Chapter are excited to partner with the men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Delta Sigma Chapter”, said Sandra D. Mosley, ASCEND Program Chair for the Sigma Omega Chapter. “Together, we will engage in the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program to motivate, engage and assist high school students – males and females – in reaching their maximum potential.”
The ASCEND program will meet six times, one Saturday a month from January through June from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (the location will be disclosed at the time of your acceptance letter is sent out). A nominal fee of $10.00 must accompany this application, along with a copy of your most recent report card, and letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or community leader.
The application must be returned by December 9, 2014 to the following address:
Sigma Omega Chapter
P. O. Box 17194
Cincinnati, Ohio 45217-0194
If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Mosley at 513.477.4944 or email@example.com.
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On Sunday November 2, the Cincinnati Alumni chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. celebrated the reestablishment of the local Sigma Beta Club! Four young men from the Cincinnati area were inducted into the oldest youth auxiliary program among the historically African American fraternities and sororities in the country.
“The Sigma Beta Club Induction ceremony was a great event that reminded the community and our new SBC initiates that their lives are valuable and that The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Cincinnati are committed to making a positive impact on young black men’s lives” says Bro. Irvin Carney, coordinator of the local Sigma Beta Club.
The SBC program is for young men ages 8-18 who have an interest in social, academic, and personal development. Programs the young men will participate in are community service, programs with other young groups around the region, and attending the fraternity’s National Conclave in Little Rock, AR in July 2015.
“The Sigma Beta Club is the root of our fraternity’s principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service,” says Justin M. Gibson, President of the Alumni Chapter. “We stand with President Obama and his ‘My Brothers’ Keeper’ program, and the SBC aligns with the goals of his administration.”
Membership into the Sigma Beta Club is accepted throughout the year. If you or someone you know is interested in SBC, please visit http://cincinnatisigmas.com/initiatives/sigma-beta-club/ or contact Bro. Irvin Carney directly at 334.590.4564.
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