Omega Psi Phi to hold Annual Mardi Gras


Tamika Patterson
Tamika Patterson

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will present their Mardi Gras 2009 Contestants, this Friday at the Savannah Civic Center Arena from 8p.m.-until. Tables are $250.00 and Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. This is a BYOB affair.

This year’s contestants are Tamika Patterson, India Calhoun, and Anitra Williams.

Tamika is a lifelong resident of Savannah. She is an alumnus of Alfred Ely Beach High School and Savannah State University where she received a degree in Computer Information Systems.

She has participated in various community service activities. She has served as a Parent Involvement Coordinator at Beach High School during 2004-2005.

She also served as a Parent volunteer/Troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Tamika may be known through her parental involvement/ civic support with the following organizations: The Maxine Patterson School of Dance {for 11yrs}, AWOL (Abeni Cultural Arts), The YMCA, The Savannah Stars, and Girl Scouts.

She is currently a member of the

India Calhoun
India Calhoun
Play Date Savannah Street Team.

Ms. Patterson is currently employed by the Savannah-Chatham Board of Education as a Technology Specialist Trainer with Instructional Technology.

She has been employed with the school system for 7 years.

The second contestant, India Calhoun, is also a graduate of Alfred Ely Beach High School where she graduated in 2004. She has furthered her education at Savannah State University where she will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering this May.

India has exemplified outstanding leadership by involving herself in many campus organizations.

She is a member of the MAGEC Stem Scholarship Program, student support services, Iota Lambda Phi Sorority Inc., Delta Alpha Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Delta Nu Chapter, and New Student Orientation Leaders Association.

After graduation India plans to become CEO of her grandfather’s construction company, a licensed realtor, and establish a real estate company. This year’s third contestant is Anitra Williams. She is a graduate of Windsor Forest High

Anitra Williams
Anitra Williams
School and is a native of Savannah. Anitra has obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Management and Masters of Public Administration from Savannah State University.

Ms. Williams is a lifetime member of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church where she serves as a trustee. She is very active in her church and community where she volunteers in many capacities.

Anitra is currently employed with the Savannah-Chatham Board of Education as a Career and Technical Education teacher at Sol C. Johnson High School.

In addition to her teaching duties, Anitra gives countless hours to many extracurricular activities throughout the school.

She has served as advisor to the Future Business Leaders of America, and DECA. She also serves on the board of advisors for the Jobs for Georgia Graduates.

Proceeds from this event support the Mu Phi Chapter’s scholarship fund and other programs such as American Diabetes and the St. Paul Boys and Girls Academies.

For ticket information please contact (912) 844- 2578 or (912) 665-1681.

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