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Who's Who in Raleigh Grad


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'

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

Swings Prestigious Tanya McCoy Sutton Leadership 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

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*


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

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.


Betty Murchinson

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

Joyce Green Mcleod
Graduate A&T 1980

Aggie Chapter Fall 1977

US Army Nurse Corps 1983-2003

(Operating Room Nurse, Infection Control Nurse)

Franklin County Health Department

(..Infectious Disease, Immunization, TB Nurse)

Franklin County School..School Nurse 

Present…..Volunteer Nurse

(Franklin County Partner in Health Clinic)

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Yashida Vinson 

Early Ed Educator for over 20 years.

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wake Technical Community College:Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Relations from North Carolina Central University.

Employed by the Wake County Public System located in Raleigh, NC

Teacher of the Year & served on the Parent Teacher Community Advisory Board (PTCA).

In 2014 owner of The Babysitting Company, LLC.

In 2019,  owner of iLead Kids Camp, LLC

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