Dorothy M. Williams, former president of the D.C. chapter of the National Council of Negro Women was recently honored for her 20 years of service to the organization and for her contributions to the Washington community in a ceremony at the Washington Hilton.
During the ceremony, Williams was presented with a proclamation naming a day in her honor.
Williams was given another citation from the D.C. City Council by Council member Charlene Drew Jarvis.
Williams, of Webster Street NW, was also recognized for her service as a charter member of Africare, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and as a five-time recipient of the Mary McLeod Bethune Achiever award. Inspiring Amputee
His doctors have called him "amazing" and his therapists have described their muscular 53-year-old patient as, "an inspiration."
After both of his legs were amputated several years ago, Phil Cephus is still going strong, undaunted by his disability. A former gardner, Cephus now works as a volunteer at area hospitals coaching and counseling other amputees of all ages.
For his achievements, Cephus was recently named the Handicapped Individual of the Year by the Mayor's Committee on the Handicapped as, "an individual who has demonstrated superior courage in overcoming his disability."
Cephus, of Quincy Street NE, is also active in wheelchair athletics including basketball and racing and is a member of the National Handicapped Sports and Recreation Association.
Also honored for their contributions to the city's handicapped community were: committee chairwoman Theresa N. Travis, Yetta Galiber, City Council member Polly Shackleton, the U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Engraving and Printing, PSI Associates, Inc., WTTG -- TV, and the Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries Guild. Honors to Fraternity
The Mu Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma national fraternity at Gallaudet College was named as one of the fraternity's outstanding new chapters at the organization's 55th Biennial Grand Conclave Awards Ceremony in Memphis.
The two-year-old chapter at the college for hearing-impaired students was cited for upholding the high standards of the fraternity, one of the oldest and the fourth largest fraternal organization in the world. Big Brother of the Year
Victor Simon has been chosen 1985-1986 Big Brother of the Year of the National Capital Area for his seven years of guidance and companionship with a 15-year-old Wheaton boy. Simon, 36, a reporter with the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington who lives on Crossfield Court in Rockville, is also the 1985-1986 Big Brother of the Year for Montgomery County, one of the four area jurisdictions served by the Big Brother organization.
This year's other Big Brother area winners were James Jackson, of 17th Place NE, for Northeast/Southeast Washington and the late James C. Getz, formerly of Mintwood Place NW, for Northwest/Southwest Washington. College Thespian
Kenneth Wolf, a theater major at Wooster College in Ohio, recently appeared in the school's fall production of Anton Chekov's play "The Cherry Orchard."
Wolf's character, Trofimov, is central in the four-act play about the decline of an aristocratic Russian family faced with the prospect of destroying their prized cherry orchard.
The 20-year-old thespian graduated from the Maret School in Northwest and is now a junior at Wooster, a four-year liberal arts college. He is the son of Frances and Peter Wolf of Cathedral Avenue NW.