I would like to congratulate Atlanta ’s Jamaican Star, Elaine Bryan for being the first and only Caribbean resident in this region to be selected to join the Georgia Sandy Spring’s Leadership Program. Elaine Bryan graduated from this highly prestigious program on Thursday, May 14, 2009 , after she also received the Mayor Shirley Phoenix Award and the Judge Glenda Hatchett Mentor award for her outstanding service in Georgia . It was significant when our local TV station, Fox 5 featured her from The Lenox Mall, while she received her awards. In addition to all her outstanding honors and awards, Mrs. Bryan has served thousands of Jamaicans in this region in her capacity as Counselor, where she has secured scholarships for numerous students from Jamaica .
It was important for me to inform other Jamaicans about this wonderful person, who is a Northwestern University Alumna, as I got to learn about her during interviews on my radio station morning show, WATB 1420. It would also be appropriate after she has been honored and recognized by Americans, that the Jamaican officials do something to also honor Elaine Bryan publicly, so that other Jamaicans will be as proud of her achievements as I have been over the years. I know that my listeners are also proud of this phenomenal woman.
In our local papers, I read where Elaine Bryan was recruited into the leadership program by Judge Elliott Shoenthal and Council Woman Karen McEnerny of Atlanta . I would be happy to know that this wonderful achiever, Elaine Bryan is definitely known especially by all Jamaicans as she could be a real inspiration to others, worldwide.