Campbell excels at UNC

February 17, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Eric D. Campbell Jr.
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Eric D. Campbell Jr. of Hagerstown is a senior in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Top 10 ranked Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration in investments and marketing consulting and a minor in African-American studies. 

He is the 2012 Black Student Movement president, the second largest student group on campus, which seeks to embrace black ideals and black culture and voice the concerns and grievances of the black community to the university, as well as giving back to the community.

He is also the director of mentoring for Movement of Youth Inc. a mentorship program for high school students from inner-city Durham.

Additionally, he is a Carolina Leadership Institute Scholar, Public Service Scholar, MLK Jr. Scholarship recipient; Black Student Movement’s Mr. Junior, Black Alumni Reunion’s Harvey Beech Outstanding Senior Award recipient and sits on the chancellor’s MLK Celebration Committee and is a mainstay on the dean’s list.

He has interned for the Commodity Futures Trading Committee in Washington, D.C., and with the director of franchising for McDonald’s USA, LLC. 

He was a fall 2010 initiate into the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Upon graduation he hopes to attend law school, study abroad in Sierra Leone and then begin a career in corporate America.

Pancake supper

The Summit Youth group at Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold a pancake supper Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The youths will serve the Shrove Tuesday meal. No reservations are needed.

The church is at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, cake and beverage.

Donations will be accepted.

Black history program

Pastor Jamol Cooper of New Life Ministries will host a black history program Sunday at 3 p.m. at Best Western Venice Hotel, 421 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The keynote speaker will be Pastor Jerold Banks of First Love Church in Frederick, Md. Andy Smith, from Brothers Who Care, will give a presentation. 

The event will include praise, dancing, singing  and readings. A dinner will be served. 

For more information, call 540-247-3830 or go to

Movie night

The movie “Dolphin Tale” will be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

The movie, popcorn and drinks are free.


Book Club to meet

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Sisters-In-Spirit Book Club will discuss “Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter” by Ntozake Shange. It will also be a meet and greet for new members. 

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or send her an email at

Ash Wednesday

• Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.

The imposition of ashes will be available. 

• Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., will host an Ash Wednesday service Wednesday, Feb. 22, at noon.

The community is invited.

Women’s conference set

Bridge of Life Church will host a women’s conference May 4 to 6 with the theme, “Turn the Page.” 

Those 13 and older are invited. Moms and daughters are encouraged to attend. 

Participants will be blessed and refreshed as they worship and meet other women from several states and hear speakers from New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Mency anniversary to be celebrated

Greater Campher Temple, 125 Bethel St. in Hagerstown, will celebrate the sixth annual pastoral anniversary of Presiding Elder Darin Mency and Elect Lady Helen Mency in April.

The theme is “Man of God — Blow Your Trumpet,” Ezekeil 33:1-9.

The events will be Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, at 11 a.m.; Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m.; and the anniversary banquet Saturday, April 21, starting at 4 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza, 1718 Underpass Way.

All of the services will be at Greater Campher Temple, except for the anniversary banquet.

Tickets for the anniversary banquet cost $40 for adults and $18 for those 12 and younger. RSVP at 301-797-2500 by March 31. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For more information, call Angie Nicholson at 240-217-9581, or Diane Dickson at 301-791-4543.

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