The Pi Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. GLG Science, Education and Community Service Association Inc. recently honored Gevale Ashford as the organization’s Man of the Year for his exemplary service to the community and the organization. Ashford was presented the honor during the organization’s 55th Anniversary celebration at the Riverside Convention Center before a sold-out audience. His service to the organization and community included untold hours devoted to computer work and raising scholarship money for local students. Ashford was initiated in 2001, and from 2002 to 2006 served as Vice Basileus Sigma Eta. He graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2006 with a degree in Computer Science. He has served as Pi Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Keeper of Records and Seals since 2018. Ashford is a Fiber Optic Network Architect for Frontier Communications. Others recognized at the event included Richard Nichols who received the Founder’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Rushawn Moulton received the Superior Service Award; A. Majadi was recognized as Citizen of the Year; Gerri Foxall-Kater was honored for going Above and Beyond; Dr. Kyisha Holmes was honored with the Outstanding Academic Leadership Award; Robert G. Goodloe received the Manhood Award; Danny Tillman received the Scholarship Award; Euridici Fitz was given the Perseverance Award; and Marcos Moreno received this year’s Uplift Award. The evening’s celebration of Service and Networking for Success was led by Masters of Ceremony C.A. Henderson and featured live music by saxophonist extraordinaire Jay Boykin and a photo booth by Prop and Pose 4 Me, owner/operator Chanae.
Header Photo: Gevale Ashford (c), along with Fmr. Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (l) and his wife (r).