Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

A few classics

Monday, June 15, 2009

Omega 4 Life - Leadership Development

Omega4Life is a yearlong, national leadership development program sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and the General Electric Company. This model focuses on African-American collegiate Omega Men majoring in: Mathematics, Science, Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, and Business (Finance, Management, Marketing). Omega4Life is designed to develop a pool of outstanding African-American male collegiate leaders for the company and the country.

Omega4Life participants are chosen from applicants who have a 3.2 and higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who are active members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and who have Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing.

The selected Omega4Life participants will:
  • engage in a variety of activities, experiences, and interactions that will significantly increase their leadership skills,
  • be paired with a mentor, who will guide them with career development,
  • be provided with an opportunity to meet and network with outstanding African-American business leaders in their fields of study,
  • potentially be provided with an internship,
  • learn how to be successful in their particular academic fields,
  • increase their employment opportunities with GE upon graduation from college,
  • and enhance their chances of achieving distinction in their particular professional fields. - click link for more information like history and application

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mr. John Dallas Enoch

This man was responsible for so much and one of my mentors in business. Not only did he lay the foundation for the MBEIC he was responsbile for laying the foundation for the national organization. I remember when I first assendend to chair many years ago before he retired I was less worried about getting the approval of my peers and the board thn I was getting his approval. I did and it meant allot. I hold John is high regard and hope that in my lifetime I can leave just a part of the legacy he did.

BURLINGTON - Mr. John Dallas Enoch, 81, of 1800 Lower Hopedale Road, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Alamance Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Mr. Walter Enoch and Mrs. Mary Jane Moore Enoch, both deceased, and the husband of Mrs. Glennue Farrior Enoch, of the home. Mr. Enoch was a member of First Baptist Church, Apple Street, where he served as a Trustee. He was the founding owner and operator of General Maintenance Inc. Mr. Enoch received many awards for his work with helping to develop minority businesses. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two brothers, Eddie (LeFronia) Enoch of Burlington and Albert J. (Aileen) Enoch of Charlotte; four sisters, Pauline Hazel, Lillie Carr and Minnie Mebane, all of Burlington, and Arlene (Ted) Bridges of Huntsville, Ala. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Vance Enoch, and two sisters, Ruth Lewis and Vernice Chandler. A public viewing will be held Monday, June 8, 2009, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Sharpe Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Apple Street. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, and at other times the family will receive visitors at the home. Burial will be in the Enoch Family Cemetery. Sharpe Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Renaissance Street Navigation Overview (Spartanburg, SC)

An urban orienteering race designed to challenge participant's street navigational and reasoning skills.


Highlight the city's transformation from yesteryear to present.

Objective of the game:

Locate landmarks; solve word problems and trivia questions before time elapses.

How to play 

  • Each team is given a compass, a map, an answer sheet, and marker location card.
  • Teams may navigate to any point in any order they choose.
  • Participants interpret and compare map information to natural surroundings.
  • Travel by foot (as a team) to marker locations without the aid of electronic devices.
  • Overcome misinformation (things false or no longer in existence).

NOTE: Teams may not be able to locate all locations due to time restraints; therefore, each team must maintain an awareness of time and its member's physical limitation.

Teams must remain within 40 feet of each other at all times. The team must return to the start point together. No substitution of team members after 9:00 am July 4th.

Each team will receive the official game rules upon registering. 

Team Preparation (optional) 

Take the historical tour walk conducted by the Spartanburg County Historical Association.

Tour dates are: April 24; May 23; Jun 19. Call 864-596-3501 for details and reservation.

Consult your physician before engaging in any physical activities.

Integrate the practice of navigating around town by city map into your walking/running regime.

Award (winner take all)

In addition to the Five Hundred Dollars awarded to the winning team, each member of the winning team will receive a 30 day gift certificate to Clyde's Main Street Fitness, a $20 gift certificate to Justin's Steakhouse, and a pictorial book depicting the City of Spartanburg both past and present.

Pick up registration at


The Spartanburg Regional History Museum in the Chapman Cultural Center Clyde's Main Street Fitness 167 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC Hibbett Sports, 1855 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

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