A&M Chapter Pays Tribute to Elementary School Personnel
" ... They do not get the recognition they deserve ..."
The Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter, Inc., of Alabama A&M University sponsored lunch for more than 40 teachers and other personnel at Rolling Hills Elementary School, located at 2901 Hill Top Terrace, in northwest Huntsville, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Because of COVID-19 protocols, representation from the chapter was limited to members of its executive board.
“There are many times that our teachers and other school personnel do not get the recognition they deserve, especially considering how often they go far beyond the call of service,” noted Atty. Michael Walker, chapter president and 1987 AAMU political science graduate. The Ozark, Ala., native and retired law enforcement officer said the gesture was “just the chapter’s way of expressing gratitude” and assuring all school personnel that their contributions are appreciated.
Principal Kellen Conaway, an AAMU secondary education graduate from Daphne, Ala., thanked the members of the executive board and the chapter for their support of the school and the teachers. Professional meal service was provided and setup by Aramark Food Service based on the AAMU campus.
The 60-member chapter sponsors numerous activities for its membership, the University and the larger community, including a popular annual leadership banquet each June. Among the executive board members attending the event were President Michael Walker, Dr. Dorothy Downing, Elizabeth “Liz” Smith, Vanessa Williams and Marvin Williams.
Caption (l-r): Michael Walker, HPAC Chapter President; Elizabeth (Liz) Smith, President, Rolling Hills Elementary School PTA; Kellen Conaway, Principal, Rolling Hills Elementary School; Natis Rambus, Assistant Principal Rolling Hills Elementary School; Dr. Dorothy Downing, HPAC Chaplain; Vanessa Williams, HPAC Treasurer; and Marvin Williams, HPAC Vice President.