Alamae Harris of Pine Bluff has been named volunteer of the month by the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
Nearly five years ago, Harris was inspired to lend her talents and flair for fashion to coordinate the annual Easter Parade and Fashion Show for the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund, an affiliate of the ASPSF.
“She agreed to become a member of our organization under the condition that she would be allowed to take our fundraiser to another level and she has done just that,” said Jeannie H. Epperson, chair of the JCSPSF.
“She has been a tremendous asset to us and she works tirelessly throughout the year preparing for the next event. We truly would not be where we are today without her dedication.”
Her work helped the organization to raise enough money to increase the level of its scholarship awards. Harris currently serves as JCSPSF vice chair and fundraising committee chairman. During her tenure, she has raised awareness in Jefferson County for the need for the SPSF mission. She has helped solidify this awareness by taking a lead role in various media campaigns, including appearing as a guest speaker on Coffee with Monica and KUAP Radio.
“Harris has exemplified herself as someone who promotes transformative change in the lives of single parents in the Jefferson County community,” said Marilyn Bailey, JCSPSF board secretary and publicity chair.
Harris is the eldest of eight siblings and the daughter of Ruth Ward Rice and the late Curtis Rice. She is married to Kenneth and they have two children.