Robin Lynn Young
Spirit Award Criteria
Prior to each Cluster II Conference, Nu Iota Omega sends notification to each chapter to submit an eligible candidate for the Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award. The criteria is as follows:
- Have outstanding leadership qualities
- Be reliable and dependable
- Have real vision and a sense of value
- Promote and demonstrate sisterly relations
- Exemplify and cultivate a spiritual sight
- Be involved in and committed to other civic organizations
- Be creative and talented
- Display a winning attitude
- Be an effective communicator
- Go above and beyond the call of duty
Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award
November 17, 1965 - July 3, 1999
The Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award is dedicated in remembrance of Robin Lynn Young. Robin was a dedicated and loyal member of Nu Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® She exemplified all the characteristics of a true Alpha Kappa Alpha woman. She had an enormous spirit. Her spirit was so illuminating and real; she inspired everyone she touched. She was a tremendous leader with vision and a sense of value. Robin modeled and promoted sisterly relations with vigor. She was creative, talented, committed to community service and possessed a win-win attitude.
Nu Iota Omega has vowed to continue the legacy that Robin left behind. We will spread her love and model her dedication to be of service to all mankind. We will take her drive and demeanor to fulfill our dreams, while making this world a better place one butterfly at a time.
Every chapter in Cluster II has someone who exudes these very special qualities and Nu Iota Omega acknowledges that special "Soror" each year during the Cluster II Conference.
Robin Lynn Young Year 2003 Recipient
Soror Marsha Lewis Brown
This year's recipient is a proven leader, an accomplished professional, gifted, caring, creative and hard working soror according to her chapter. Soror Marsha Lewis Brown (right) is reliable, dependable, energetic and is always going above and beyond the call of duty to bring positive visibility to her community and the sorority.
Soror Marsha is a Silver Star and life member. She is very active on the local, regional and national levels of the sorority. In 1999, under her stellar leadership as the South Atlantic Region Conference Chair, Cluster II hosted one of the most memorable and fiscally successful regional conferences.
Because of her superb communication and organizational skills, Soror Marsha has coordinated three (3) Basilei Schools of Excellence as the South Atlantic Regional Leadership Team Chairman and provided support to each of the Stella J. Lett Undergraduate Leadership Institutes under Regional Director Sonja Garcia's administration. As a member of the National Standards Committee she recently coordinated the Presenters and Facilitators luncheon and was one of the presenters of two workshops for the 2003 Leadership Seminar. She has served admirably and with distinction in every major office in Gamma Theta Omega from Basileus to Tamiouchos and currently chairs the Basilei Council. She has received the chapter's highest award, Soror of the Year, the Basileus Meritorious Award, the Leadership Award and Soror in the Spotlight recognition.
Soror Marsha embodies all of the qualities and talents including enthusiasm, personality and accomplishment that Soror Robin exuded. It is with great pleasure and honor that Nu Iota Omega honor her.