Kim Williams-Capers

National Board of Directors, Vice Chairwoman of Swing Phi Swing SFI®
Past National Treasurer of Swing Phi Swing SFI®
Founding member of The Raleigh Graduate Chapter
Board of Directors for Women NC North Carolina Committee for Women for CEDAW/CSW

Served as past & Present:
Raleigh Grad President*Chairwoman of the National Finance Committee*National Scholarship Committee*50th Anniversary Committee*Joint National Convention Committee*Alumni Advisory Committee*Southeast Region Advisory Committee * Nomination and Recognition Advisory Committee*AROPC for The Raleigh Graduate Chapter*Chapter Treasurer*Chairwoman for the Chapter Finance Committee*Chapter Assistant Public Relations Representative*

Bettie Murchison
Pledged Swing Phi Swing in 1973 at North Carolina Central University

Serving as Parliamentarian for the Raleigh Graduate Chapter 2016 - 2018

Co-Chair of Swing Phi Swing Speakeasy 2015

CEO of Oasis Health & Wellness Centers International



Tammy Russell-Meadows

CEO of RUSMED Consultants, LLC.
Chaplin of The Raleigh Graduate of Swing Phi Swing
Associate Pastor at Greater Grace Christian Church in  Youngsville, NC since 1990
Graduate of Shaw University School Of Divinity
Graduate of VSU

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Lori Gittens 
National President of Swing Phi Swing
​Social Fellowship, Inc.®

Celeste M Pleasant
President, Raleigh Grad Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®

Who's who in our raleigh graduate chapter


Debra Lightner
CFO of Lightner Funeral Home and Cremation Service
(Lightner Funeral Home is family owned and operated. It holds a rich legacy of community service since 1911.)
Past  President of The Raleigh Graduate Chapter
​Recipient of The Outstanding Chapter Member Award in 2011
Debra is the daughter of the late Mayor Clarence E. Lightner, the first African American Mayor in the City of Raleigh.

Social Fellowship, Inc.


Mildred A. Council, MSW
​The longest serving Council member serving the city of Greenville, NC
since the inception of the City Manager form of Government in 1959 for 22 years;
District #1 Council Member from 1987-2009
Mayor Pro-Term from 1999-2001 and 2005-2009

Served 6 years and 9 months on Pitt County Board of Education and Board Chair;
Swing 1969 Muntu Chartered Line Shaw University; Graduating in 71' with a BA in Sociology

Masters in Social Work University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 74'

Recieved over 50 distinguished Awards including NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine 2006,

Swings Prestigious Tanya McCoy Sutton Leaderdhip Award 2006;

110th Congressional Record Tribute by Representative GK Butterfield on 11/5/18

Raleigh Graduate Chapter of Swing Phi Swing -2018 Swing of the Year

 A 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by City of Greenville Human Relations Council

Julie Johnson
National Board Of Directors, Chair

Kim Williams-Capers
National Board of Directors,

Vice Chairwoman

Message from the President

Greetings Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

Welcome to the Raleigh Graduate Chapter of SWING PHI SWING Social Fellowship, Incorporated® website.  In March 2020, the world changed. The COVID-19 Pandemic literally stimulated the WORLD to stand still. Just like the rest of the world, our chapter has been practicing social distancing and having mini health check meetings with our SISTERS and BROTHERS across the globe. With the clash of the Pandemic and the continued injustices of PEOPLE of COLOR, the world experienced and was forced to admit to the blatant inequalities that have existed for over 400 years.

Raleigh Grad has continued to partner with like-minded organizations to feed and help those who are suffering during this very uncertain time. The Raleigh Graduate Chapter continues to do our community service by providing Covid Survival Advice via our platform SWING into ACTION. BROTHERS and SISTERS of both orgs, if you would like to participate please contact us at We would love to hear from you.

I also want to take a moment to encourage the brothers and sisters of the Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship,  Inc. ®and Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® to continue to reach out to brothers and sisters. Reach out and verify that they are healthy and safe.  Staying safe and practicing the 3 W’s… Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distances are critical steps to protect us from this virus.

Thank you for visiting our page. Please feel free to contact us.

Stay Healthy and Safe,
Celeste M. Pleasant, President of the Raleigh Graduate Chapter              
In Sisterhood,

Celeste M Pleasant 

Raleigh Graduate Chapter Officers​

        Roc Rouse                                   Tina Quiller-Morgan                         Teresa Edmundson
           Vice President                                                            Treasurer                                                                 Secretary

                                Beverlon Braswell​                          Joyce Greene Mcleod
                                                    Parliamentarian                                                    Chapter Historian