5th Annual Cotillion Ball (1976)

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5th Annual Cotillion Ball (1976)


African American Women, Post-Secondary Education, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Gamma Upsilon Psi Society


This source is the booklet from the fifth annual Cotillion Ball held in April of 1976 at the Ramada Convention Center. It includes biographies and photographs of Vickie Vaughn Lewis, Paulette Melvin, Ola Mae Merritt, Cathy B. Oliver, Renita Elaine Sqaure, Pamela Stovall, Phoebe Johnetta Williams, Charisse Mildred Walker, and Marilyn Ann Williams as well as many advertisements for local businesses.

List of Debutantes and Escorts:


First Name Last Name Married name (1981) Parents Sponsor Escort Address Church School Planned College Planned Major Updates (1981)
Marilyn Ann Williams Carter Mrs. Rosetta Williams/Mr Ike Williams, Sr. Ike Williams, Sr. Michael Carter 1304 W. Beslin, U Pilgrim Baptist Church Urbana High Parkland College Secretarial Science
Phoebe Johnetta Williams
Mrs. Mary L. Williams Barnes Step-father Leonard Peete 1505 W Washington, C Mt. Olive Baptist Central High University of Illinois

Charisse Mildred Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Walker Eldridge Walker David Cobbs 1802 East Florida, U Pilgrim Baptist Church Urbana High Dillard University/Southern Illinois University Physical Therapy graduated in 1979 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She received an A.A. degree in physical therapy. She received a scholarship from SIU-C for her internships at Burnham and Carle Hospitals. She attended Parkland College in 1979 and 1980. Presently in Washington, D.C. attending Howard University. She is the mother of one son and expects to receive her B.S. in physical therapy in 1982.
Pamela Stovall
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stovall, Sr. Robert L. Stovall, Sr. Maurice Hampton 103 East Church Street, C Bethel A.M.E. Church Central High Illinois State University/Southern Illinois University n/a
Renita Elaine Square Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. James Square James Square Tyrone Cook 806 Fairoaks, C New Light Church (Rantoul) Centennial High Parkland Secretary/Airline Stewardess
Cathy B. Oliver Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Russell Oliver Russell Oliver Clifton Motley 1303 W. Dublin, U Pilgrim Baptist Church Urbana High Parkland Business Administration
Ola Mae Merritt
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Merritt Otis Merritt Herman Montgomery 909 N Linview, U Grove Street Church of God Urbana High Eastern Illinois University Business Administration
Paulette Melvin Bell Mr. Lee U. Melvin and the late Alberta Melvin Lee U. Melvin Christopher Lane 1209 Dorie Miller Drive, C Salem Baptist Church Centennial High Parkland College/Southern Illinois University Nurse
Vickie Vaughn Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Lewis Jasper Lewis Willie Brownlee 803 N Goodwin, U Salem Baptist Church Urbana n/a Veterinarian
Elizabeth Ann Johnson Britten Mr. and Mrs. Curlie Rogers Curlie Rogers Marvin Hite 1306 N Mattis, C Morning Star Free Will Baptist Centennial High Indiana State University Medicine living in Houston, Texas. In 1979 she married Richard Britten and they are the parents of two sons.
Marilyn Jean Jackson Leonard Mr. and Mrs. Tommie L. Sims Tommie L. Sims Michael McMullen 606 Sunrise, U Morning Star Free Will Baptist Urbana Hampton Institute (Virginia)

Kimberly LeJeun Ganns Martin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ganns Joseph Ganns Sampson Flowers 1911 Harding Drive, U Twin City Bible Church Urbana Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK) Commercial Art
Sheila Ann Belle
Marvin L. Belle and Freida M. Sweet Marvin L. Belle Tony Hunt 903 N Busey, U Bethel A.M.E. Church Urbana Parkland College/Dillard University (New Orleans) Surgical Technology/Pre-medicine


First name Last name High School College Major notes
Willie Brownlee Centennial High Parkland Communications
Michael Carter Urbana Kentucky State University Physical Education
David Cobbs Centennial High Parkland Recreation
Tyrone Cook Centennial High Parkland Business
Sampson Flowers Centennial High Parkland Accounting
Maurice Hampton Central High n/a n/a Employed at Adoph's
Marvin Hite Centennial High n/a n/a
Anthony Hunt Urbana n/a n/a
Chrisopher Lane Centennial High n/a Business/Music
Michael McMullen Centennial High n/a n/a
Herman Montgomery Centennial High n/a n/a
Leonard Peete Central High n/a n/a


10 April 1976





"5th Annual Cotillion Ball (1976)," in Cotillion Yearbook Database, Item #30, http://eblackcu.net/cotillions/items/show/30 (accessed May 26, 2020).


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