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  • 07 May 2011 10:17 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter member Evelyn Streater-Frizzle who was recognized twice in one month by two outstanding organizations. 

    On April 27th, Start Community Bank bestowed one of its first annual "Community Catalyst" awards to Ms. Streater-Frizzle for her involvement in the New Haven community, particularly for her contributions to the Whalley, Edgewood and Beaverdale neighborhoods.  It was said that the recipients of these awards are members of the New Haven community who lead lives of powerful example, and who, with little fanfare or recognition, serve as positive role models and agents of change. 

    Then, on April 28th, Ms. Streater-Frizzle received a Special Recognition Award from Marrakech, Inc. for her advocacy in her neighborhood.  Marrakech recognizes individuals for seeing a need in the community and for doing something to address it.  Like Ms. Streater-Frizzle, the individuals they recognize take on the responsibility to improve the lives of those in need, reflecting the mission and vision of the founders of Marrakech. 

    Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter is proud to have Evelyn Streater-Frizzle as a member.  Just as she gives of herself to her community, she does the same in the name of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • 15 Apr 2011 5:55 PM | Anonymous

    Watch Jade Gopie's StoryTheta Epsilon Omega member Jade Gopie was featured in her own television commercial sponsored by ExxonMobil and The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).  The NMSI was launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education, and science to reverse the United States' troubling decline in math and science education.  They find proven programs that are producing real results in the lives of students and teachers and expanding them across the nation.  One of those remarkable teachers is Jade Gopie who is the Advanced Placement (AP) Biology teacher at Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT.  Ms. Gopie's commercial televised nationally for the first time during the Masters Golf Tournament in April of 2011.  Click here to watch what she has to say about her AP program and students.

  • 30 Mar 2011 10:02 PM | Anonymous


    (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed six highly respected lawyers and jurists to the state’s Criminal Justice Commission. Governor Malloy named Justice Richard N. Palmer of Cromwell; Judge Juliett L. Crawford of New Haven; Mary M. Galvin of West Haven; Maura H. Horan of South Windsor; Moy N. Ogilvie of West Hartford; and Ann G. Taylor of Weatogue.
    “These members will lead the effort to recruit a diverse group of highly qualified attorneys from around the state as candidates for appointment as prosecutors,” Governor Malloy said.  “I have no doubt these nominees understand the needs of our criminal justice system, specifically when it comes to selecting prosecutors who will lead the fight against crime, focus on the public safety needs of our state and the enforcement of crime victims’ rights.”
    Governor Malloy also announced he has re-appointed Justice Palmer to serve as Chair of the commission, a position he has held since 2006.
    The Criminal Justice Commission is an autonomous body constitutionally charged with appointing all prosecutors of the Division of Criminal Justice, including the chief state’s attorney, deputy chief state’s attorney, and state’s attorneys for judicial districts, along with their deputies and assistants.  It is composed of the Chief State’s Attorney and six attorneys nominated by the Governor, two of whom must be judges of the Superior Court.
    The Honorable Richard N. Palmer was appointed as member and chair of the Criminal Justice Commission by Governor M. Jodi Rell in April 2006.  He has served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court since 1993.  From 1991 through 1993 he was the Chief State’s Attorney for Connecticut, and in 1991 he was appointed to the position of United States Attorney for Connecticut.
    The Honorable Juliett L. Crawford has served as a judge of the Superior Court since 1998.  In addition to her experience as an instructor in trial advocacy at the Yale University School of Law, Judge Crawford served as Assistant State’s Attorney and Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney from 1984 through 1998.  Prior to that, she worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Lowell Weicker, worked at the U.S. Social Security Administration, and served in the United States Army.
    Mary M. Galvin is senior counsel at the Travelers Indemnity Company in Hartford.  Previously, she served as Dean of Education for the National District Attorneys Association in Columbia, South Carolina.  She was State’s Attorney for the judicial district of Ansonia/Milford from 1988 through 2006, Chief Assistant State’s Attorney in New Haven from 1985 through 1987, Assistant State’s Attorney from 1977 through 1985, and was an Assistant Prosecutor from 1975 through 1977.
    Maura H. Horan was appointed to the Criminal Justice Commission in 2007 by Governor M. Jodi Rell.  She currently works as an attorney for Ruben, Johnson, Morgan & Horan, P.C., practicing in the areas of civil litigation, commercial leasing and real estate and mortgage transactions. Her experience includes loan transaction documentation, leasing, complex commercial litigation, pre-judgment remedy proceedings, mortgage foreclosures, contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, summary process actions and property tax appeals.
    Moy N. Ogilvie is a partner at McCarter & English, practicing in the area of product liability, toxic tort matters and pharmaceutical matters.  She has handled state and federal court matters involving exposure to various chemicals or products, and has served as national coordinating counsel for a chemical manufacturer’s benzene docket.  She currently serves on the Federal Grievance Committee for the United States District Court for Connecticut, which handles attorney discipline in the Connecticut federal courts.
    Ann G. Taylor has served as a member of the Criminal Justice Commission since 1999.  She is General Counsel for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.  She is a former Commissioner of the Connecticut State Ethics Commission and also has served as an Alternate Member of the State of Connecticut Judicial Review Council.
    For Immediate Release: March 30, 2011
    Contact: David Bednarz
    860-524-7315 (office)
    860-770-9792 (cell)
    Click here to read press release at the Office of the Governor website.
  • 12 Dec 2010 8:29 PM | Anonymous

    Gateway Community College hosted its annual Holiday Dinner for the less fortunate.  "Events like this one let people know that we really care," said Dorsey Kendrick, member of Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter and President of Gateway Community College.  The event attracted over 700 people, including 280 children.  The college donated the dinner, warm coats, hats and scarves, and toys for the children.  Click here to read the news article reported by The New Haven Register.

  • 08 Dec 2010 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    Krissie Williams publishes her second novel, Breath.  Purchase the e-book here to enjoy this spine-tingling must read.  Print copy will be available Summer 2011.

  • 22 Sep 2010 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Moy Ogilvie is featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2010 Edition of Women in the Law.  This special biennial section of the Tribune features a diverse group of high-achieving women in the field of law.  Attorney Ogilvie is a Partner in the Product Liability Practice Group at McCarter & English LLP where she handles a wide array of business litigation, and has significant experience in product liability, toxic tort and pharmaceutical matters.  She has tried state and federal court cases.  Attorney Ogilvie is a past recipient of the Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty award, a distinction given to members of the Greater Hartford community who are committed to business growth, personal excellence and deep community involvement.

  • 23 Jun 2010 10:39 PM | Anonymous

    The New Haven Register, Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    By Mark Zaretsky, Register Staff

    NEW HAVEN — To say Diane Turner led the United Way of Greater New Haven’s 2009-10 Community Campaign during a challenging time is a bit of an understatement.

    “In case you haven’t heard, it’s tough,” United Way board Chairman Al Smith told over 100 campaign supporters Tuesday night at a reception at the New Haven Country Club to honor Turner and her employer, Yale University, for their commitment to the community.

    The reception also celebrated that in the midst of that tough environment, the campaign was able to raise $5.2 million.

    When Turner, Yale’s associate university librarian for human resources, took the position as United Way campaign chairwoman after being recommended to Smith by Yale Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs Bruce Alexander, “She brought her incredible gifts to the campaign,” Smith said.

    “She opened doors that had not been open before” and “introduced us to new donors,” said Smith, managing partner of the Murtha Cullina law firm. “She helped us raise $5.2 million in an extraordinary fundraising environment.”

    Turner called it “interesting and extremely challenging” to lead the past year’s campaign, but said the end result shows the strength of the community. “We can achieve anything if we work united” and draw upon the community’s resources and knowledge, she said.

    President Richard Levin accepted the United Way’s thanks on behalf of Yale after being introduced by United Way of Greater New Haven President and CEO Jack Healy.

    Healy said that under Levin’s leadership of Yale, “We have seen amazing changes in the city” and its relationship with the university.

    He talked about the many ways Yale helps the city, from the School of Management giving advice to nonprofits, to the School of Law working with groups to help keep homeowners out of foreclosure, to the Yale Home Buyers Program, which gives Yale employees assistance to buy homes in New Haven.

    Levin said that every citizen is in the debt of those who work to make the city a better place. With regard to Yale, he said, “It does make me proud as the head of the university to know that the actual individuals at the university are in the mix” when it comes to making New Haven a better community.

    “It has been a challenge,” said Smith. But “the great thing about the community ... is that those who are able to at all dig a little deeper” during challenging times “because they realize” that those in the most difficult situations have it even harder when times are bad, he said.

  • 24 May 2010 10:59 PM | Anonymous

    Heidi McIntosh has been chosen by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a member of its prestigious 2010-2011 Children and Family Fellowship Class.  The Casey Foundation, a nationally-renowned child welfar organization, established the fellowship "to increase the pool of leaders with the vision, drive, and ability to create and sustain major system reforms and community initiatives that benefit large numbers of children and families."  Only 18 leaders across the nation were chosen for this honor.  Ms. McIntosh, a Deputy Commissioner for the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families, has assisted many states, including Connecticut, with improving the quality of child welfare practice.  The 20-month fellowship offers the opportunity for professional development through executive seminars and site visits to learn about innovative agencies and organizations across the country.  In addition, resources to apply effective service delivery models are also offered as part of the fellowship, which will allow Deputy Commissioner McIntosh to focus on specific program improvement initiatives here in Connecticut.

  • 21 May 2010 6:01 PM | Anonymous

    Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter congratulates its members who have graduated or retired in 2010.  All of the graduates and retirees will be officially recognized at the chapter's annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  The Dinner Dance is the chapter's largest fundraiser to support its scholarship and community service programs.  For tickets, please e-mail fundraising@akanewhaven.org

    • Kelly P. Brett, advanced graduate study at the Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris, France
    • Darcey Cobbs-Lomax, Walden University, Masters of Public Health
    • Stacy Risco, University of New Haven, Masters of Business Administration
    • Chereece Smith, Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist
    • Althea Norcott, James Hillhouse High School, 38 Years of Service
    • Evelyn  Streater-Frizzle, Yale University, 38 Years of Service
    • Sheila Saunders, Yale University, 26 Years of Service
  • 30 Nov 2009 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    In November of 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus held a forum to examine the critical role of race in our society.  Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean joined several esteemed members of a panel on Capitol Hill to participate in the "Discussion on Race" that was televised on C-SPAN.  Click here to view a segment of the video.

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