Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kappa Iota Zeta Recognition of Outstanding Service - Soror Tonya Cook

Soror Tonya Cook, a long term employee with Georgia State University, was recognized at the university’s awards ceremony, receiving the 2015 Carl V. Patton Award for Outstanding Community Service and Social Justice.  Soror Cook is a dedicated community activist through her work with the university as well as via her membership in Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter.   In 1998, Soror Cook created the concept of the Stork’s Nest Blitz, which is an annual event held at The Mall West End and benefits the Stork’s Nest program. During the Blitz, participating Zeta chapters along with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and community partners, create layettes on site to increase awareness and visibility about the program. There are also maternal healthcare professionals on site as well as other vendors and giveaways of maternity items and children’s books.  Over the past 17 years, several Zeta chapters in the Metro Atlanta area have participated in the Stork’s Nest Blitz and the event has been very successful under Soror Cook’s direction. Soror Tonya Cook is a “CCAOD” – A Community Conscious, Action-Oriented Dove. The sorors of Kappa Iota Zeta would like to acknowledge and thank Soror Tonya Cook for her outstanding leadership and service to the community.