Top Hat Salute to Local Fathers

Issue Date: 
September 24, 2012

Four members of the Pitt community were honored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Pittsburgh alumni chapter, Alpha Alpha Omega. The recent event, “12 Fathers Who Make a Difference: A Top Hat Salute to Fathers of Distinction,” was held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. From left, John Wallace, the Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, Pitt School of Social Work; Rodney Jones (SHRS ‘81G), chief executive officer of Kindred Healthcare’s Pittsburgh market; John M. Wilds, Pitt assistant vice chancellor for community and governmental relations; and Robert Hill, Pitt’s vice chancellor for public affairs. Alpha Alpha Omega said it recognized the honorees for their professional successes and for displaying exemplary moral character. Alpha Kappa Alpha is an international service organization. Founded in 1908, it is the oldest Greek-lettered organization created by African American college-educated women.