The women of Zeta Phi Beta Inc. hosted its 34th annual Christian Women of the Year Awards and Scholarship luncheon entitled “Virtuous Women Impacting a Generation,” on Saturday, March 23.
The members of the Epsilon Phi Zeta Chapter honored eight women dedicated to the community and their faith at the Berkeley Marina’s Hs Lordship’s Restaurant.
The honorees were Rev. Dorothy Baker of Downs Memorial United Methodist Church, Ruby Blunt-Taylor of Murph Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of North Highlands, Althea Grannum Cummings of Imani Community Church in Oakland, Janice D. Doubley of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Oakland, Neldon Gentry of Church of the Living God, P.G.T. of Oakland, Beverly Habersham of St. Paul AME Church in Berkeley, Beverly Kennedy of Parks Chapel AME Church in Oakland and Rev. Dr. Eunice Shaw of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland.
Guests wee welcomed by Rev. Tanisha Sparks of Allen Temple Baptist Church and Epsilon Phi Zeta Chapter President Pamela White. “This is the 34th anniversary of our luncheon, and we are so proud of the longevity we’ve been able to provide,” she said.
Dr. Norma Ayers led the chapters’ presentation of scholarships to five college students; De’Seana Avery of UC Berkeley, Lauren Hill of Hampton University in Virginia, Elexus Hunter of Clark Atlanta University, Keturah Platt of San Diego State University and Angel Timmons of San Francisco State University. “When we support our youth, we support our future,” said chapter member Zeola Slaughter.