24th Annual Cotillion Ball

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24th Annual Cotillion Ball


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


This source is the booklet from the seventh annual Cotillion Ball held in March of 1996 at the Chancellor Hotel. It includes biographies photographs of Kendra Allen, Unique Ammons, Beth Bowie, Mya Brown, LaShaundra Lockett, Christina Marshall, Anita Nash, Candace Phillips, Jonté Rollins, Lekia Washington, and Jeshona Williams.

List of Debutantes and Escorts:


First Name Last Name Parents Sponsor Receiver Escort Church School Planned College Planned Major
Kendra Nicole Allen Tunoia Allen and William Hurd, Sr. William Hurd, Sr. Tunoia Allen Dwain (Tony) Jones
Centennial High University of Illinois in Chicago Criminal Justice
Jerrion Unique Ammons Jerry and Valerie Ammons Jerry Ammons Valerie Ammons Brandom Vonner Champaign Christian Center Central High Purdue University or Illinois State University Business
Elizabeth Ellen Bowie Lawrence and Ellen Bowie Terry Moore (cousin) Ellen Bowie Howard Epps
Urbana High
Pre-medicine or Criminal Justice
Mya Shenelle Brown Fredrick and Mamie Brown Fredrick Brown Mamie Brown William Summerville
Central High College in Illinois Pre-Law
LaShaundra Diane Lockett Johnny and Kathy Lockett Syral Easley (grandfather) Kathy Lockett Stewart Walker St. Luke C.M.E Church Centennial High University of Illinois Computer Programming
Christina Marshall Charlene Baylis and Edward Mashall Anthony Baylis (brother) Angela Cooper (sister) Bruce Brown
Centennial High
Anita Ann Nash Elder Charles and Eloris Nash Elder Charles Nash Eloris Nash Charles Nash, Jr. (brother) New Hope Church of God In Christ Central High Illinois State University, Bloomington or University of Illinois Education or Psychology
Candace Danielle Phillips Danny and Sandy Phillips Danny Phillips Sandy Phillips Edward Peppers Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Centennial High University of Illinois or Louisiana State University Public Relations
Jonte' Miesha Rollins Benita Gay and Brown Marks Thomas Rollins, Sr. (grandfather) and Jerry Exum (uncle) Benita Gay Billy Lewis Bethel A.M.E Church Urbana High Illinois State University or Southern Illionis University Carbondale Elementary Education
Lekia Shanta Washington Edna Haynes and William Washington Will Haynes (stepfather) Edna Haynes Corey LeSure Church of the living God, Pillar Ground of the Trust Urbana High Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Health Profession
Jeshona Monique Williams Ken and Gayle Harris and Ivory Williams Ken Harris (stepfather) Gayle Harris Antwan Mobley Champaign Christian Center Centennial High University of Illinois or Illinois State University, Bloomington Business Law or Child Development


First name Last name Parents High School College Major notes
Dwain (Tony) Jones Theresa L. Jones N/A Parkland Community College/Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Business Administration a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Brandon Vonner Brenda Vonner and Jackie Vonner Central High Parkland Community College or University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Computer Technology
Howard Epps Kathy Coburn Urbana High Illinois State University, Bloomington or Southern Illinois University, Carbondale N/A member of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
William Summerville Willie T. and Valerian Summerville Central High N/A Theatre Arts or Education member of Canaan Baptist Church
Stewart Walker Allen and Caroline Walker Centennial High University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Astronomy or Philosophy member of Freewill Baptist Church
Bruce Brown Herb and Judy Nesbitt and Richard Clifton Centennial High N/A N/A member of Center of Hope Church
Edward Peppers Rev. Sherman Peppers, Sr. Centennial High Illinois State University, Bloomington or Alcorn State University Pre-Medicine
Charles Nash Elder Charles and Eloris Nash Central High N/A Music member of New Hope Church Of God In Christ
Billy Lewis Harriet Nash Centennial High N/A N/A
Deulon (Corey) LeSure Lila LeSure Urbana High N/A N/A Currently employed at Herbergers, Urbana
Antwan Mobley Verna Carter Urbana High N/A N/A member of Alpha and Omega Temple


30 March 1996





"24th Annual Cotillion Ball," in Cotillion Yearbook Database, Item #46, http://eblackcu.net/cotillions/items/show/46 (accessed May 26, 2020).


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