The 69th Annual Debutante Presentation and Ball was held on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Savannah State University in the Student Union Ballroom. The Beta Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. presented seven (7) Debutantes. The Debutantes were honored, following the Presentation, during the Annual Formal Alpha Ball.
These seven 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 May 2013 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) Debutante Committee in the Economic Opportunity Authority Banquet room. Brothers DeWayne Gilliard & Ramon Ray, Social Committee Co-Chairman welcomed the group and Brother Shed Dawson, President, gave greetings.
Highlights of the season included Charm School, and a Social Program entitled “From Girls to Ladies” and rehearsals conducted by Alphabettes Mrs. Beverly Copeland, Mrs. LaTasha S. Gilliard, Mrs. Kimberly McGuire, Mrs. Elainor B. Ray, Lori Williams. 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 Shed Dawson and the Alphabettes express their sincere congratulations to the 2013 Debutantes and their parents/guardians.