Monday, October 17, 2011

Sorority Honors Former Sister with “Queen of the Roses” 5K Walk/Run for Scholarship Oct. 23

CHESTERTOWN, MD—On Sunday, October 23, the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi invite the Washington College and Chestertown communities to join the 4th Annual Queen of the Roses 5K Walk/Run, beginning at 9 a.m. in Wilmer Park. The race was created in 2008 to raise money for a scholarship founded in memory of Jasmine Dora Queen, a member of the Washington College Class of 2010 who died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism the summer before her junior year. This scholarship is awarded yearly to a Washington College student in the field of business management. Following the 2nd Queen of the Roses race, the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi were able to fully endow the scholarship by raising a remarkable $20,000. Jessica Hohne, a sister of the sorority, became the first recipient in fall 2011.
Jasmine Dora was a beloved member of Alpha Omicron Pi and a prominent student in the Washington College community. During her time at WAC, Jasmine was also a member of the varsity softball team, the Black Student Union, and Cleopatra’s Sisters. She was a lively young woman who kept her sisters and friends laughing at all times. “The Queen of the Roses 5k celebrates the life of Jasmine and helps us all to remember that tomorrow is never promised,” says Alex Lating, a senior who serves as the philanthropy chair of Alpha Omicron Pi. “The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi ask that you join us on this special day to help remember the life of a truly amazing person.”
Students may register in the dining hall beginning the first week of October. Non-students may register online at Cost to register in advance (by end of day Friday, Oct. 21) is $8 for students and $15 for non-students and includes a 2011 Queen of the Roses T-shirt. The fee to register after the Friday deadline is $20 for both students and non-students. (T-shirt availability for late registrants cannot be guaranteed.) Please contact Laurie McDade ( for more information.

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