The men of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Mu chapter is sponsoring Central State University student Jacques Anderson for the coming Women’s Conference, March 16, 2013. The 2nd annual, one day event will take place on Central State’s main campus in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Anderson, a sophomore at the university, was nominated to attend the conference backed by the members of the fraternity because of her long history of aiding the chapter.
“She was chosen because she not only supports the chapter, but she supports everyone individually,” said Jonathan Hairston, the chapter’s graduate advisor. “In her time of need we thought it would be a disservice not to support her in being the best woman she can be.”
Coping from the recent death of her father, Kwann Blackburn, Anderson said she’s thankful for these men who’ve helped her time and time again.
“I feel lucky…and I feel privileged for the Iota members and our strong bond,” said Anderson. “This event is something that can better me as a woman. I lost hope when my father died, but I can build that back up now by having more confidence in myself.”
The Women’s Conference features founder and CEO of Black Girls Rock Beverly Bond and hopes to engage women who have “successfully created change” by providing “an exceptional platform for women to affirm that positive images of women must be embedded so that women leaders become the norm not the exception.”
The men of Iota ‘proudly’ paid for all expenses in the course of the event for Anderson. She was unanimously selected by the chapter.
“Jackie has helped the fraternity by participating in community service and sometimes working at social events, and she has, without knowledge, become a positive spokeswoman for the brothers,” Hairston said. “She is a friend turned sister.”