The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will present Their Mardi Gras 2013 Contestants, this Friday at the Savannah Civic Center Arena from 8p.m.-2:30 a.m. Tables are $250.00 and Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door. This is a BYOB affair.
This year’s contestants are Keyona Smith, Victoria Smalls, and Katina Merritt.
Mrs. Keyona Smith is a 1990 graduate of Savannah High School and a proud graduate of Savannah State University where she earned her B.S. in Social Work and her Masters from Capella University. She is currently employed with Chatham County Health Department as a Case Manager for Community. She serves as a member of the Chatham County S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) and she’s also a foster parent for Chatham County DFCS. Keyona is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Savannah Alumni Chapter where she severs on the Membership Services Committee. She is a member of First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church where she severs in the Mass Choir, Pastors’ Aide Board, Deaconess Board and Leading Ladies Ministry.
Victoria Smalls is the Assistant Director at Kids College Early childhood Center in Bluffton where she has been working for almost 5 years. She earned her Associates of Art Degree in 2005 from the University of South Carolina Beaufort and is one credit away from her Bachelor of Science in Human Services. She is a member of Campbell Chapel AME church where she on the Gospel Choir, is the YPD Director Assistant and is in training to become the Office Assistant.
Katina Merritt-Bussie was born in Savannah, GA. Katina is the youngest of eight children; and has always displayed a generous and motivating spirit .With the importance of education instilled in Katina by her parents; she graduated from Alfred
Ely Beach High; received a Bachelors of Business Administration, concentrating in Information Systems from Savannah State University; and finally a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Katina now resides in Roswell, GA. Katina is currently employed by Verizon Wireless in a management capacity, as a Technical Support Coordinator. Katina is Apple Certified and is presently completing continuing education working towards her A+ certification.
Katina does volunteer work for several nonprofit organizations