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The Peanut Luncheon


The George Washington Carver Peanut Luncheon for Scholarship

In 1979, the Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter presented its first annual George Washington Carver Peanut Luncheon for Scholarship. Held annually, on the third Saturday in February, the Chapter's signature event highlights the research and inventions of scientist Dr. George Washington Carver and draws more than 300 attendees.


The proceeds from this event benefit the Sorors Addie M. Corbett and Pearl Howell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are awarded annually and presented at the Alpha Eta Sigma Public Meeting in June each year. 

The Addie M. Corbett and Pearl J. Howell Memorial Scholarship 

Attending college and in need of funds to help defray the cost of higher education? The Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023. To apply, select Addie M. Corbett and Pearl J. Howell Memorial Scholarship.

2023 Carver Rose Honorees
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G. Lamar Stewart Sr.

Founder, Taylor MADEOpportunities

G. Lamar Stewart Sr. was born and raised in Germantown and North Philadelphia. He was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, attending John S. Jenks School and W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, before graduating from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
In 2002, Stewart enlisted into the U.S. Army, serving in Field Artillery and in the Chaplaincy while stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Huachuca, Ariz., as well as serving two tours in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.

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Reverend Dr. Michelle Anne Simmons


Why Not Prosper, Inc.

Reverend Dr. Michelle Anne Simmons, a single mother of two children, has overcome many challenges throughout her life.  It is through her faith in God that she has persevered and is able to share her story.  She has received a number of awards for her leadership, advocacy, heroism, and humanitarianism that have afforded her opportunities to travel the world, sharing her experience and ministering to others. 

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2023 True Blue Honoree: Laborer's Local 332
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Cory Robinson, President

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An affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local 332 was chartered on November 1, 1932. Local 332 established scholarships and an emergency relief committee to assist its members during those occasions when they were needed most. Funds for the committee were raised by from activities organized and operated by the members. 

Sam Staten, Sr. brought unity and a new sense of pride to Local 332 and, through his efforts, became a major player in national, regional and local labor issues.  Local 332 also contributed thousands of hours of "free" labor to non-profit organizations, churches, synagogues and housing groups. Local 332 also established the Diversity Apprenticeship Program, (DAP) to prepare and increase the number of minorities in the building trades’ apprenticeship programs. Over 400 minorities were placed in the various trades. 

Sam Staten, Sr. was Chairman of the Board from its inception until 2009, when Sam Staten, Jr. assumed the position. Additionally, in June 2008, Sam Staten, Sr. resigned as Business Manager and was replaced by Sam Staten, Jr who was, subsequently, reelected to his first full term as the 8th business manager of Laborers’ Local 332 In 2009. Cory Robinson is the current president of Local 332.

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Sam Staten, Jr.

Business Manager

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