The 73rd Annual Debutante Presentation and Ball was held at 7pm on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Savannah State University in the Student Union Ballroom. The Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented thirteen (13) Debutantes. The Debutantes were honored during this formal annual Presentation and Alpha Ball.
These thirteen young ladies are pursuing their dreams through post-secondary education. They are active in the community as volunteers to various charitable organizations and activities, and provided hundreds of hours of volunteer service. They are also high academic achievers and received many scholarships and awards.
The Debutante Season began in April 2017 when the Prospective Debutantes and their parents/ guardians became acquainted with the Brothers of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter and the Alphabettes’ (wives and widows of the Brothers) in the Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) Multipurpose room.
Highlights of the season included two days of Charm School conducted by Ms. Taqwaa F. Saleem; feeding the homeless at the Old Savannah City Mission; and participating in the African American tour “Day Clean Journeys.” In June 2017 Alphabettes Elainor Ray, Beverly Copeland, Wilmotine Ellis and Valarie West worked with the parents and Debutantes on their Social event entitled “Showtime at the Apollo” which they performed Savannah State University in the Elmore Theater Sunday, July 23, 2017. Presentation rehearsals were conducted by Alphabettes Mrs. Beverly Copeland and Wilmotine Ellis.
In January 2013, the chapter named the scholarships in honor of the late Lillie Jackson Ray wife of Alpha Brother Robert Ray. Mrs. Ray worked tirelessly with the Debutantes from 1987 through October 2012.
The Brothers of Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., President Brother Soloman Myers, III and the Alphabettes express their sincere congratulations to the 2017. Debutantes and their parents/guardians