New Dimensions for Elogeme Wonder Women
Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority, “Blessed Sisterhood” celebrated their 30th year at their Annual Summit held at the Par-A-dice Hotel, July 20 – 23, 2017. Elogeme Adolphi’s Genesis Chapter was established on the campus of Bradley University in 1987 by Founder Mattie Pearl Dawson. The first National Advisor was Dr. Denice Ross-Haynes. “Tean” Elos, (Teens Advancing the Kingdom of God), undergrads, alumni and Community Chapter members from Elogeme Chapters included: Bradley University (Genesis Chapter), Illinois State University (Cherith Brooke), University of Illinois (Berakah Chapter), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, (Beyth Lechem Chapter), Chicago State University, (Daughters of Issachar), Northern Illinois University (Great Waters), Southern University Baton Rouge (Hiddekel Chapter), Atlanta Christian (Zion Song), Eastern Illinois University (Kairos Vision), Chicago Kaleo Community Chapter and Peoria River of Life Community Chapter. Members of The Purple Hat Brigade, an ecumenical intercessory prayer group, support this vision and were in attendance as well.
National Advisor, Judy Hendricks, shared “Reflections of These 30 Years” identifying many of the stepping-stones leading to 2017. Keynote speaker, Dr. Darryl Scriven, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Florida A&M University used the movie, “Wonder Woman” as a metaphor for the “suave, saved, sanctified” women of Elogeme. He challenged them to walk out the New Dimensions as “Wonder Women” on college campuses and in the marketplace. On the outside they may be adorned in business suits, nurse’s uniforms, wear clerical collars or athletic sneakers, but underneath they are warriors donned in the warfare garb of spiritual warriors. They were compared to the mythical Amazon women of Greek mythology. Prophetic Psalmist, Stacie Joseph Harris, formerly with the gospel group, Israel and New Breed, ministered in song at the Purple and White Banquet, Saturday, July 22nd. Ms. Jessica Jones, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was the recipient of the $3000 Mattie P. Dawson Scholarship Award presented by Elogeme and The Purple Hat Brigade.
The award is given in loving memory of founder, Evangelist Mattie P. Dawson to an undergraduate member meeting specified qualifications. Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee chaired by Dr. Gloria Cox. The scholarship amount has increased from $500 in 1997 to $3,000 in 2017.
Ms. Isha Robinson, Berakah Chapter, after a glorious 2016 reign, passed on the title of Ms.Ingenue 2017 to Ms. Shari Ware of Peoria’s River of Life Community Chapter. Ms. Ashley King was crowned Ms. Elogeme 2017 and with her scepter of righteousness will represent Elogeme throughout 2018.
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