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Soror of the Year

2013 National Soror of the Year


Janie L. Samuels is the proud recipient of the 2013 Mahala S. Evans Soror of the Year award.

A member of Beta Psi Chapter in Shreveport, LA since 1983, Soror Janie  has served as the Southwestern Region’s Assistant Regional Director & Regional Director, and has also served on many Iota committees. One of her proudest accomplishments was submitting the Toys “U” Can’t Return Program to the Library of Congress.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Wiley College in Organizational Management with studies in business from Grambling State University & Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

She was Co-Owner of JaLi’Ve Enterprises, LLC, a consulting, planning & training firm for 19 years. Housing Unit Manager for the City of Shreveport for six (6) years and a banker for over 20 years.

Jamie is a member of many organizations and has served on many boards as president and other positions in the City of Shreveport.

Janie has been married to Edward L. Samuels for 47 years. They have two (2) sons, a daughter-in-law and two (2) grandsons.

Soror Janie is a very active member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church: Sunday School Teacher & Chairperson of Stewardship.