PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff college chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will sponsor the Women in NAACP (WIN) banquet on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church located 812 East Harding Avenue. Tickets for a table of eight are available for $160.00 and individual tickets for $20.00 per person.
An event that honors women in the organization, the keynote speaker for the event is Mrs. Classie Jones-Green. A native of Monticello, Arkansas, Mrs. Green made Pine Bluff her home in 1987. Classie is the daughter of the late Crawford and Evora Miller-Foster and has ten siblings. She is the mother of three children: Steven Jones, Bonita Jones-Rainey, and Scott Jones, all of which who are college graduates. She has been blessed with nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Green is a 1964 Graduate of Drew High School and a 1967 Graduate of Pines Vocational Tech School (LPN). She enrolled in the First Registered Nurse class at A&M (now UAM) and was the First African-American Nursing Graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1972.
During her 40-year nursing career, she has worked for Drew Memorial Hospital, Bradley County Hospital, Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Green was the UAM campus nurse from 1976 to 1987 and organized the first UAM Health Fair and was instrumental in the formation of the UAM African American Alumni Association, which has created an endowed scholarship in her honor. She also worked with the Affirmative Action Committee and was advisor to the UAM Soul Society, where she helped coordinate activities for “Black Awareness Week,” which was held annually in conjunction with National Black History Month.
Having worked as an occupational health nurse at International Paper in Pine Bluff from 1987 until her retirement in 2004, Mrs. Green is also a 1992 graduate of Leadership Pine Bluff, a Silver Lifetime member of the NAACP; and 2009-2012 President of the Pine Bluff’s Branch. She is currently serving on The Executive Board and is Editor of The NAACP Newsletter and serves as chair of ways and means committee of the Jefferson County Democratic Women.
Mrs. Green is an active member of the AME Zion Church where she serves on the Local, District, and Regional Level and is married to Elder Clarence Green.
For more information about the banquet, call (870) 575-8341 or (870) 692-5974.