Recognizing Mrs. Peggy Williams Ruffinby Representative G. K. Butterfield
Posted on 2015-02-10
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, today it is with great pleasure that I
rise to recognize the contributions of Mrs. Peggy Williams Ruffin who
dedicated her career to public service. Mrs. Ruffin is being honored by
the Gamma Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at
this year's Diamond Anniversary Banquet in Wilson, North Carolina. Mrs.
Ruffin has dedicated herself to the pursuit of social justice and the
well-being of those less fortunate and is most deserving of this
Mrs. Ruffin, who is married to Jessie Ray Ruffin, was born on September 18, 1942, in Wilson, North Carolina to James Williams and the former Ida Pearl. Mrs. Ruffin graduated from Shaw University with a Bachelor's degree and received her Master's degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. Following her education, Mrs. Ruffin worked as a medical social worker and hospital supervisor. Upon retiring from the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, she was presented the state's highest honor--the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In keeping with her selfless contributions to others, Mrs. Ruffin currently serves as a mentor and tutor as well as a Board Member of the Odelle W. Whitehead Center.
Mrs. Ruffin is a Golden Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was initiated in 1963 while attending Shaw University as a member of the Beta Rho chapter. She joined the Gamma Beta Omega chapter in 1969 and has served in many leadership positions since then.
Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Ruffin's contributions to our great nation are many. She is dedicated to the service of others and her passion to improve the quality of life and the well-being of her community is self-evident. I ask my colleagues join me in congratulating Mrs. Peggy Ruffin on the high honor of being recognized by the Gamma Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.