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RVDW February 2024 Meeting

February 23 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

@ Montano’s, 3733 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014.
Program begins at 12:OO noon followed by the business meeting.
Please arrive at 11:30 am if ordering lunch.

Black History Month

Our Speaker:

Dr. Brenda Hale
President, Roanoke Chapter NAACP

Dr. Brenda Louise Hale, President of the Roanoke Branch NAACP, attended Chaminade University in Honolulu and Roanoke College where she studied psychology. She received her Licensed Practical Nursing education from Fitzsimmons Army General Hospital in Denver, Colo., and earned her associate degree in nursing from Virginia Western in 1989; received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Bethlehem Bible College in 2010; a Doctor of Theology in biblical studies from the Word of Life Theological Seminary in 2013; and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters with all rights and privileges from Roanoke College in 2018.

After retiring from the Army in 1978 as a Sergeant First Class (E-7), Dr. Hale worked with the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center as an LPN and RN; the Non-Commissioned Officers Association in Honolulu as a financial counselor; and Primerica Financial Service as a financial representative division leader.

Dr. Hale is a member of Loudon Avenue Christian Church and a Gold Life Member of the NAACP. In addition to serving as president of the Roanoke Branch NAACP, Dr. Hale is the Vice President of Region 4 of the Virginia State Conference. She was instrumental in reactivating the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council in 2010. Her nonprofit board service includes Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), Roanoke City Rescue Mission, Local Colors, Equal Justice Initiative and the Community Housing Corporation Board.

Dr. Hale is the first African American elected as secretary for the VA State Board of Nursing. She was also listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing 1990-91 and Who’s Who of American Women 1995-96. Other accolades: numerous military medals; the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award from the Roanoke Chapter SCLC; named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International; the Black Girls Rock Award from the Continental Societies, Inc. Roanoke Chapter; the Impactors of Excellence Award from the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council; the UBU Humanitarian Award; and the Virginia Western Community College’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award.


3733 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke, VA 24014 United States
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