The WDC-MAC-SAC annual honors banquet, named in
tribute (posthumously) to William (Billy) Jefferson Jackson, was held on Friday
October 27, and was an evening filled with inspirational comments and
affirmations that students educated at Saint Augustine's College are prepared to
compete and achieve excellence in their endeavors as noted by the five area
alumni honored during the 2006 banquet. William (Billy) Jefferson Jackson,
Dr. John T. Epps (‘39), Mrs. Lisbon Williams (‘51),
Dr. LaMonte G. Wyche, Sr. (‘63), and Evelyn Little Anderson (‘72) were
honored this year.
president Orabelle Wright-Price welcomed honorees, alumni and friends and Samuel
Williams offered the invocation. Caroel Selby, Vice President of the National
Alumni Association brought greetings to the attendees. Dr. Mosee, Master
ceremonies, gave an overview of the occasion and thanked the Jackson
family for allowing the chapter to name the honors banquet in tribute to William
(Billy) Jackson and presented the commemorative plague. David, Billy's son
received the plaque and his niece offered comments, as well. Debra,
Billy's daughter, made remarks, and offered one of the highlights of the evening
when she presented the chapter with funds to start a scholarship in the name of
her father, William Jefferson Jackson.
Presentations were made to our 2006 honorees and a common thread found in their
remarks was one of gratefulness for the recognition and love for our alma mater.
Dr. John D. Epps, reflected on his early years at the "Aug" and Mrs. Lisbon
expressed an honor to be amongst the attendees. Dr. LaMonte G. Wyche expressed
his humble gratitude; the importance of events such as the honors banquet
and encouraged alumni to continue to support each other and our Alma mater. And
Mrs. Evelyn Anderson expressed her gratitude for those who helped mold her
character throughout the years. The entire evening exuded the familial
environment that attending Saint Augustine's College fosters among its students
and was enjoyed by all. We should never get too
bogged down with life to lift each other up.
Every table had a camera. Take a look at the photos you took during the banquet.
View the 2006 banquet photo gallery.
WDC-MAC-SAC Would like to
thank fellow alumni, family and friends along with our business supporters for
your belief in and support of The 2006
William Jefferson Jackson Annual Honors Banquet