22 Jan 2014
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Roslyn Brock, who made history in February 2010 when she was unanimously elected as the 14th Chairman of the NAACP, will deliver the keynote address at the Founders' Day celebration of the Beta Epsilon Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.
The event takes place at 3 p.m. Feb. 9th at First Baptist Church-Broad, where the pastor is the Rev. Keith Norman, president of the Memphis Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Brock is the youngest person and fourth woman to hold the position of NAACP chairman.
A 30-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Brock was initiated into the Alpha Eta Chapter at Virginia Union University in the fall of 1984.
"We are so pleased and proud to have Roslyn visit Memphis and share this special time with the community," said Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter President Cynthia Bryant-Welch.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the nation's first black sorority, founded in 1908. Beta Epsilon Omega was chartered in 1934 and has approximately 400 active members.
More about Roslyn Brock
A servant leader with the NAACP for more than 27 years, Brock is a Diamond Life Member of NAACP and joined the Association as a freshman at Virginia Union University, where she was elected president of the Youth and College Division from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Union University; earned a master's degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
Brock was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by The George Washington University; the September 2010 issue of Essence magazine listed her among the "40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World," Black Entertainment Television's (BET) 2010 "Black Girls Rock," honored her in its inaugural broadcast and she received the 2010 National Urban League's Women of Power Award.