UCOR general counsel featured at MLK celebration with Alpha Kappa Alpha

Raeburn Josey

Raeburn Josey

The Oak Ridge Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold its 26th annual program to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at the Y-12 New Hope Center on Scarboro Road in Oak Ridge.

The program, “The Community Speaks,” begins at 9:45 a.m. in the NHC Auditorium. UCOR General Counsel Raeburn Josey will present the keynote address entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—2014.”

At UCOR, Josey provides legal and management services on behalf of URS and its affiliates. He holds degrees from Georgia State University and Georgia State College of Law, and has bar licenses in several states. UCOR is the federal government’s cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge. 

Prior to joining the UCOR team, Josey was general counsel for Solutions at the Waste Pilot Plant in Washington state. He also worked as human resources manager for Nordson Corp. and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and as a prosecutor with the Atlanta municipal court system.

Andre’ Canty, a member of the Highlander Research and Education Center’s Development and Communications team, will serve as master of ceremonies. Creative expressions will be presented by the Jefferson Middle School SECME Inc., and the Praise Dance teams from Mt. Zion and Oak Valley Baptist Churches will perform. Musical selections will be rendered by LaShemia Pruitt and Qiana Jones. “Keep the Dream Alive” scholarships will be awarded to several local students.

Co-sponsors for the program, along with the Oak Ridge Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha are B&W Y-12 LLC, Oak Valley Baptist Church, and Oak Ridge Church Women United. The public is invited to attend this commemorative program. There is no admission charge.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, founded in 1908, was the nations’ first sorority for college-educated black women, dedicated to service to mankind. Larrissa Henderson is president of the local chapter. Ruby Miller serves as chairperson for the sorority’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King program.


Join the club!

If you support Oak Ridge Today, please consider becoming a voluntary subscriber. You don't have to subscribe to read our stories, but your contribution will help us grow and improve our coverage.

We currently offer three subscription levels: $5, $10, or $25 per month. We accept payments through PayPal. You may also visit our subscription page for information on other options.

Thank you for your support.

Subscription options

Commenting Guidelines

We welcome comments, but we ask you to follow a few guidelines:

1) Please use your real name, including last name. Please also use a valid e-mail address. We do our best to confirm identities. If we are unable to confirm your identity or your comments don't appear to be posted using a real, full name, your comments may not post or may be removed.
2) Be civil. Don't insult others, attack their character, or get personal.
3) Stick to the issues.
4) No profanity.
5) Keep your comments to a reasonable length and to a reasonable number per article.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these guidelines. Comments from readers posting for the first time may be held for review, and they will not be posted if they violate the guidelines. We urge you to do your best to follow the guidelines if you would like to see your comment posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

More information is available here.

More Business News

More Business

More Community News

More Community

More Education News

More Education

More Government News

More Government

More Police and Fire News

Oak Ridge Today

THP: Man injured in December crash dies

Note: This story was updated at 2:41 p.m. Jan. 18. A man injured in a late December accident on Interstate 40 in Roane County died from his injuries, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The crash happened on … [Read More...]

More Police and Fire

More U.S. Department of Energy News

More DOE

More 2014 Election News

More 2014 Election

More Entertainment News

More Entertainment

More Obituaries

David Justus Johnson Jr.

Obituary: David Justus Johnson Jr.

David Justus Johnson Jr., age 93, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away on December 20, 2014, after a brief illness and a long life. David was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Armour Tech (Illinois … [Read More...]

Mitchell Jerry Davis

Obituary: Mitchell Jerry Davis

Mitchell Jerry Davis, age 57, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, December 16, at Methodist Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1957, in Oliver Springs, the son of Charles Perry Davis and Louise Echols Davis. Mr. … [Read More...]

Oak Ridge Today

Obituary: Ruth Slusher

Ruth Slusher passed away Friday, December 5. She was born in Pineville, Kentucky, in 1925. She was later a resident of Rhea County, where she owned a home on Watts Barr Lake and also in Oak Ridge. She was … [Read More...]

Oak Ridge Today

Obituary: J.D. Campbell

J. D. Campbell, age 87, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, December 12, at Methodist Medical Center. Mr. Campbell was born October 18, 1927, in the Wheat Community in Roane County. He lived in Georgia … [Read More...]

More Obituaries

More Opinion

More Opinion

More Sports News

Oak Ridge Wildcats Geevantay Gee and Powell Panthers Cropped

Photos: Wildcats blow out Powell 85-44

  All 12 Wildcats scored, and four Oak Ridge players finished in double digits during a 85-44 blowout win at Powell on Friday night. The Panthers were shorthanded, playing without three injured starters. It … [Read More...]

More Sports