26th Annual Cotillion Ball

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26th 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 April of 1998 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. It includes biographies photographs of Angela Burnett, Sarah Butler, Corisma Carter, Shayonda Davenport, Zewditu Demissie, Lekia Hale, Stephanie Hedrington, LaToyia Holt, Christina Hutchinson, Janelle Johnson, Valena McMillion, láRufus Mitchell, Brittany Nickerson, Elisha Peacock, Terri Russell,and Shevone Taylor.

List of Debutantes and Escorts:


First Name Last Name Parents Sponsor Receiver Escort Church School Planned College Planned Major
Angela Chera Burnette Tommie Burnette and Shirley Burnette Tommie Burnette Shirley Burnette Kenneth Bradley II Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Urbana High
Psychology or Music
Sarah Roberta Butler grandparents: Walter Willis and Carlene Willis Keenan Anderson Carlene Willis Vincent Brock Mt. Olive Baptist Church Urbana High Jackson State University English or pre-law
Corisna Chante Carter Raymond Carter and Connie Carter Raymond Carter Connie Carter C.J Harmon Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Centennial High School Parkland College Business Administration
Shayonda Nicole Davenport Michelle Davenport and Robert Davenport Robert Davenport Michelle Davenport Robert Davenport Church of the Living God Pillar Ground of the Truth Champaign Central High School University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign pre-med
Zewditu Demissie Gloria Demisse and Misganaw Demisse Misganaw Demisse Gloria Demisse
Dublin Street Church of Christ University High School University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign Microbiology or Genetics
Lekia Ashante Terrea Hale Darlene Dawson and Kenny Hale Darlene Dawson Kenny Hale Artie Calbert Mason Temple Church of God Rantoul Township Highschool Tennessee State University pediatric nursing
Stephanie Diane Hedrington Rosalind Hedrington and Ted Hedrington Rosalind Hedrington Ted Hedrington Michael Ward Church of the Living God Champaign Centennial
Journalism or Education
LaToya Camille Holt Tanya L. Chillis and Marcus Robinson William Brooks Tanya L. Chillis Tony Odom Church of the Living God Champaign Centennial High School International College of Fashion Design of Chicago fashion or interior design
Christina Annette Hutchison Vicky Hutchison and Tony Hutchison Tony Hutchison Vicky Hutchison Michael Vonner Salem Baptist Chuch Champaign Central High School Mississippi Valley State College Biology or Nursing
Janelle Louise Johnson Margo Johnson and Argie Johnson Argie Johnson Margo Johnson Jamal Johnson Canaan Baptist Church Champaign Central High School University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign Architectural Studies
Valena Georgette McMillion Eltricia McMillion Lindsey and George Harvey McMillion Donald Lindsey Eltricia McMillion Lindsey Lamar Johnson Salem Baptist Chuch Champaign Centennial High School Tennessee State University Accounting and Business Law
La-Rufus Ma-Sha Mitchell Bertha Lee Meriwether and Ed Love Meriwether Ed Meriwether Bertha Lee Meriwether Paulo S. Afonso Canaan Baptist Church Champaign Central High School Illinois Wesleyan University, Spelman College, or Cornell University Political Science and pre-law
Brittany Candace Nickerson Charlene Moore and Robert Jones Robert Jones Charlene Moore Keena Dion Jones Canaan Baptist Church Champaign Centennial High School Illinois State University pre-med
Elisha Carmel Peacock Adrian Peacock and Calvin Peacock Calvin Peacock Calvin Peacock Kenya Overcast Church of the Living God Pillar Ground of the Truth Champaign Centennial High School Parkland College cosmetology or nursing
Terrie Jeannine Russell Shirley Russell and Tony Russell Tony Russell Shirley Russell John Thomas Tabernacle of Praise Church Champaign Central High School Tifton Community College Religion or Psychology
Shevone Monique Taylor Anita Taylor and Larry Taylor Larry Taylor Anita Taylor Terry James
Rantoul Township Highschool Parkland College Child Development or Clinical Psychology



First name Last name Parents High School College Major notes
Vincent E. Brock Linda Brock Urbana High School Illinois State University sports medicine member of the Church of the Living God
Artie Calbert, Jr. Denise Calbert Rantoul High School Northwestern, or The University of Illinois engineering or law Greater New Light Baptist Church
Alexander Harris Florence Harris and Elder Anthony Harris Urbana High School University of California television broadcasting Church of the Living God
Jerry Dion James Christine James and Butch James Rantoul High School Parkland College plans to pursue a career in law New Life Church of Faith
Keena Jones Jennifer Jones Urbana High School undecided communication, or sports medicine
Antonio Odom Ovita Smith Odom and Dennis Davis Centennial High Georgetown University Business Administration Alpha and Omega Church
Michael Vonner Brenda Vonner and Jackie Vonner Champaign Central High School University of Illinois computer technology Bethel A.M.E. Church
Michael Ward Marion Ward and Kennice Ward Centennial High United States Navy


4 April 1998





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