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E. Kathleen Cooke

Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon

E. Kathleen Cooke Foundation

Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon

On Saturday, November 3rd, Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc., Epsilon Lambda Sigma Chapter hosted the E. Kathleen Cooke Unsung Heroine Scholarship Luncheon. The theme was “Blessed is She...Gatekeepers of the Community.” The 22nd Past International President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Joann Loveless, served as keynote speaker.  


The luncheon honored seven dynamic women leadersfrom the Cincinnati community for their significant contributions in education, business, entrepreneurship, advocacy, civic leadership, and social justice.

The 2018 Honorees were:

Terri C. England - Early childhood educator for over 37 years and director and administrator of the 5 Star rated, New Horizons Child Care Center in Evanston.

Rosemary Oglesby-Henry - Founder and CEO of Rosemary’s Babies Co. which provides direct support to teen parents and their families.

Andrea Martinez - Primary Administrator at the Martin Luther King Academy in Over the Rhine.

Julie S. Washington - Certified Executive Coach, Founder and President of Inspired Actions, LLC.

Doris Thomas - CEO of Never the Less Inc., an organization providing services and support for at risk teens.

Brenda I. Woods - Community advocate and philanthropist.

Tammy Solomon Gray - Multiple Sclerosis advocate and Principal at Cheviot School-Gifted Academy West.

The luncheon also awarded Xavier University undergraduate, Elise Sampson with a $1,000 educational scholarship.

The luncheon was named  in honor of E. Kathleen Cooke, a charter member of Epsilon Lambda Sigma Alumnae Chapter and advocate for public education who served the Cincinnati Public School system for over 30 years as a veteran teacher.  Proceeds from the luncheon will provide additional scholarships for college-bound students in the Greater Cincinnati area who are passionate about continuing their education and being active in their communities.

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