By Nikki Torian
The First Coast National PanHellenic Council (FCNPHC) sponsored their inaugural luncheon last weekend to congratulate and celebrate the local Divine Nine’s “Brothers and Sisters of the Year.” The festivities began with worshiping together at Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church morning services followed by a luncheon in the banquet hall.
Each chapter nominated a brother or sister of the year for their outstanding service to their sorority/fraternity chapter as well as the community. The proceeds from this event are benefit the organizations scholarship fund. The afternoon included dinner, vendor booths and presentations to the honorees.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. Next up for the FCNPHC is co-hosting a Town Hall meeting on October 24th at 6 p.m. at Bethel Baptist church, for more info visit www.firstcoastnphc.org.
Shown left to right are front row honorees: Nikki Torian (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Pi Eta Omega Chapter), Helen Johnson (ZPhiB – Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter), Angela Spears (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.); Phillis W. Varnado (AKA – Gamma Rho Omega Chapter); Joslyn Simmons (ZPhiB – Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter), Altoria White (Delta Sigma Theta), Vera Brown-Floyd (ZPhiB eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Beta Alpha Psi Zeta Chapter), and Matrell Sanders (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Omega Phi Omega Chapter; Second row honorees: Barry Minor, Sr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.; Eric L. Ammonds, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Iota Mu Nu Chapter; Octavius Holliday, Jr. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Theta Phi Chapter; Gregory L. Williams, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and Avery Cohen, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Adrian Bracy Photo