Wilson earns Sybil Bentley Dove Award

Published 10:07 am Tuesday, May 29, 2018

AHOSKIE – “It is an honor and a privilege to announce that our own Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps (RCCWJC) participant, Akevia Wilson, is this year’s winner of the National Christian Women’s Job Corps Sybil Bentley Dove Award,” stated Pat Byrd, CWJC Executive Director.

Akevia Wilson is shown here speaking at the recent Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps graduation.

Wilson just graduated from Chowan University in May with an A average and has earned her degree in Education. She has been involved with the CWJC program since 2015 when she came to this area in need of assistance.

“We are so proud of her accomplishments and hope this award will help her as she gets a job and sets up her own residence. Being a teacher has been her dream and with God, hard work and determination, she has reached that goal,” Byrd stated.

Three Baptist organizations (Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps, Britton Ministry, and Chowan University) worked together to help her achieve her goal.

Christian Women’s Job Corps is a part of Women’s Missionary Union (WMU).

Wilson was the key speaker at the recent Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps graduation where the award was announced.