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Urban League Salutes Businesses, Students

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Lillie and Lutrelle Parker are greeted by Lavern Chatman, CEO of the Northern Virginia Urban League.

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NVUL board members Dr. John Fountaine of Fountaine and Fountaine HR Consulting and Steve Meyerson of Meyerson & Associates.

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Salim Wayne Waters provided music for the reception before dinner.

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Azzi Abraham and Tsion Tesfaye.

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Bea and John Taylor of Alexandria.

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Darrell Crapps of SENTEL introduces NVUL CEO Laverne Chatman to his family.

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Board chair Kenneth Bynum, CEO Laverne Chatman and board vice chair Keith Taylor.

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2009 Scholarship recipients: Stephanie Renee Mitchell of Chantilly HS, Danielle Coles of Potomac HS, Erica Nicole Shockley of South Lakes HS, Keith Michael Phox of Hayfield HS, Robert Mack Cordell III of Mount Vernon HS, Denarius Frazier of Forest Park HS, Rebecca Bergena of Washington Lee HS and Ariell Thompson of South Lakes HS. Not pictured are Chadwick Edward Eason of Mount Vernon HS and Yasir Hussein of TC Williams HS.

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David Temple, Angela Moody and James McNeill.

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Juliette McNeill, Gaynelle Pearson and Lisa Wilson

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Nicole Battle and Beverly Backus.

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NVUL chair Kenneth Bynum, Chastiti Dawson of The Adellsen Group, Angela Moody of EDJ Associates Inc., Alverta Lopez and Darnell Lee of W&T Travel Services and NVUL CEO Laverne Chatman.

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NVUL CEO Laverne Chatman, Thomas Morehead of BMW of Sterling and Doris and Reginald Brown of Infiniti of Chantilly.

At the Northern Virginia Urban League’s 19th Annual Community Service & Scholarship Awards Dinner on Friday, April 24, its 2009 Excellence in Leadership Awards were presented. This year’s awardees are: Thomas A. Moorehead of BMW of Sterling, Robin C. Brooks of Brooks Food Group, Abe Abraham of CMI Management Inc., Joseph E. Fergus of Communication Technologies Inc., Reginald L. Brown Jr. of Infiniti of Chantilly, Darrell L. Crapps of SENTEL, Warren M. Thompson of Thompson Hospitality are Earl W. Stafford of UNITECH.

Excellence in Leadership Awards were also presented to six "Emerging Businesses." The awardees are: Chastiti Dawson of The Adellsen Group, Angela Y. Moody of EDJ Associates Inc., Micheal E. P. Davis of Global Business Network Association, Steven A. Johnson of Invizion Inc., Lt. Col. Jerome Johnson (Ret.) and Major Brenda Johnson and Darnell Lee and Alverta Lopez of W&T Travel Services.

The final presentation was made to 10 Northern Virginia high school students. The 2009 NVUL Scholarship recipients are: Rebecca Bergena of Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Danielle Coles of Potomac High School in Dumfries, Robert Mack Cordell III of Mt. Vernon High School in Alexandria, Denarius Frazier of Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Yasir Hussein of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Stephanie Renee Mitchell of Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Keith Michael Phox of Hayfield High School in Alexandria, Erica Nicole Shockley of South Lakes High School in Reston and Ariell Thompson of Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria.

The Northern Virginia Urban League is located at 1315 Duke Street in Alexandria. For more information call 703-836-2858 or visit www.nvul.org