NAACP Image awards to be hosted

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be hosting their second annual Image Awards at 6:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 7 in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Corinthian Bethel, the president of Eastern’s NAACP chapter, said the image award is to honor minority faculty, staff and students for their accomplishments, leadership and achievements on campus.

Bethel said the theme is “A Night of Royal Excellence,” and it would be a night of elegant entertainment and celebration. He said the event would run like a banquet, with formal attire required for those participating.

Bethel said despite this being the second image awards, there is nothing new being added to the event. However, it is important to recognize those who do often get overlooked for their achievements and success.

He said the organization will continue to plan being more proactive in the community with leadership development and community activism, going into the new year and semester.

Organization members are planning more informational workshops, and hoping to participate more in the community with activism and fundraising.

Bethel said tickets would be $15 at the ticket office in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, which will go on sale Feb. 2 and 3.


Roberto Hodge can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].