On Saturday, May 9, 2009, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated its 21st year of Fashionetta with its Annual Scholarship and Salute to Mothers Luncheon and Fashion Show. The event, titled â€śItâ€™s All About Hatsâ€ť, awarded six Scholarships for $1500 and one Book Award for $750 to college bound high school students from the Pasadena/ Altadena/ San Gabriel Valley area.
The Scholarship recipients were Alexandra Baptiste, Beverly Uweh, Sasha Hyde, Olivia Bellinger, Matthew Vine and Ryan Branch. The Book Award recipient was Arin Dear-Walker. The sorority also recognized four outstanding women for their contributions to the community. The Mothers of the Year are Dr. Reta Floyd, Mildred Hawkins, Dr. D. Marie Chappell-Battle, and Anthony Moreland â€śTonyâ€ť Stewart.
Back Row ~ Scholarship Recipients: Ryan Branch, Sasha Hyde, Alexandra Baptiste, Olivia Bellinger, Arin Dear-Walker, Beverly Uweh, Matthew Vine. Front Row ~ Elise Mallory, President and Khalilah El-Amin, Scholarship Chairman