The COVID-19 didn’t deter the Goldsboro Chapter of Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. from raising funds to provide scholarships for deserving high school students. Members of the chapter, along with the Queen’s Committee and Ms. Shirley Kornegay Kee, raised nearly $15,000 for Ms. Kee to earn the title of 2020-21 DGAF Alumni Queen.
Though the annual Scholarship Program which was scheduled for the Memorial Day Weekend of events and activities, the 2020 celebration had to be canceled. However, because of the Queen’s contest, annual scholarships were presented to 20 qualified 2020 high school graduates.
Ms. Shirley K. Kee is a 1964 graduate of Dillard High School and Ft. Worth Beauty College of Ft. Worth, Texas. She is the owner and operator of Ms. Kee’s Salon on S. Slocumb Street. Ms. Kee is a member of First African Missionary Baptist Church of Goldsboro and the mother of three children, Eddie, Wilkins and Beverly Kee. She is also the doting grandmother of Logan and Adam Kee.
The Goldsboro Chapter is extremely grateful and proud of Ms. Kee and her extraordinary dedication, plus superb effort in supporting the DGAF Alumni Scholarship Program. We Salute 2020-21 Queen Shirley K. Kee!
Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. recently honored Maurice L. Edwards, Sr. as a distinguished and supportive member the organization. He has been a member of the D. C Chapter for over thirty (30) years and has held numerous positions in the chapter.
Maurice L. Edwards, Sr. was born in Goldsboro, NC and was educated in the Goldsboro City School System and graduated from Dillard High School in 1950. While at Dillard High School, Maurice was the Student Government President and a member of the football team.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and was one of the first Black members to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout in the state of North Carolina.
After graduating from Dillard High School, Maurice spent two (2) years at Howard University where he was a (Pre-Med) Biology major. However, he had to return to Goldsboro after the death of his father in 1952. He worked in Goldsboro for a year to help support his family and then joined the US Army and trained as a medic. Maurice was stationed in Japan for two years and in 1956, he was discharged and returned to Goldsboro.
He married his high school sweetheart, Effie Barnes, and they are parents of two children, Maurice L. Edwards, Jr. and Anita Edwards. The family moved back to DC where Maurice worked as a correction officer in the DC Department of Corrections. He took courses at Howard University, USDA Grad School and the University of Maryland while working full time and earned his BS in Psychology from Federal City College. After his retirement from the DC Department of Correction as a parole officer, he worked as a security guard, a counselor at Hope Village and then retired for a second time from Catholic Charities.
Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. salutes this outstanding individual and is extremely grateful for his lifelong staunch support of the National Association and the DC Chapter.