PROVERBS 31:25-28 says
"Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future. Her mouth is full of wisdom; kindly teaching is on her tongue. She is vigilant over the activities of her household; she doesn't eat the food of laziness. Her children bless her; her husband praises her: 'Many women act competently, but you surpass them all!'"
On this Mother's Day Shiloh is recognizing a young woman who fits the above scripture on her daily walk
She is the Granddaughter of Kathryn and the late Leonard Jones,
the daughter of Sherri Jones Evans and the Wife of Rowan Miller
We recognize and salute Mallory Evans-Miller
Mallory is the mother of four, three sons and one daughter.
Her son DeShawn Evans is a graduate of Conestoga High School where he was an honor roll student. Deshawn loved hip hop dancing and was a member of local groups in both the Philadelphia PA and the northern Delaware area. The dance groups competed and traveled from the east coast to the west coast. Deshawn just completed his freshman year at Temple University.
Her son Jeremiah Miller also is a graduate of Conestoga High School where he was an honor student as well as a great basketball player. In the fall of 2021 Jeremiah began his collegiate studies at Penn State University, in addition to his pursuing his college degree he also is playing basketball for the University
Her Son Rowan Miller has been an honor student throughout his elementary years. In the fall of 2022 Rowan will begin his high school education at Malvern Prep School where he was awarded a full basketball scholarship.
Her Daughter, Genesis Harps is a special needs child, although she has various health issues, nothing stops this 5th grade honor student, to pursue whatever she chooses, she loves being competitive like her brothers, she is a ballet dancer, is in a competitive cheerleading, participates in Chester County Special Olympics, and is the biggest supporter of her brothers, she doesn’t miss any basketball games or competitive dancing events
Mallory works a forty-hour week as a medical technician at a birthing center, she has already earned her associate degree in the healthcare field and is currently a full-time student pursuing her bachelor’s degree in, Healthcare Administration But her greatest love is being a hands-on Mom to her four children.
This woman, mother and wife has very long days getting her children ready to meet their days. Their successes are very much contributed to the time and love she has given to each of them.
Not Just A Mother
You are not ‘Just’anything.
Not just a woman
or just a friend,
Or just a mother.
You are a universe,
made up of waves that brought life,
stars that hold dreams,
landscapes of home,
rocks that will crumble but will always remain.
The winds gentle sway and strongest roar.
You are someone’s ‘all’
and ‘all’ is not lost.
You are a mother.
But never, just.
Shiloh salutes Mallory Evans-Miller
Shawna Hudson Underwood is the daughter of Bruce and BeBe Hudson of Lincoln University, PA, and a graduate of Oxford Area High School
Shawna Hudson Underwood earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from North Carolina Central University. Upon graduation, Shawna started her professional career at State Farm Insurance as an
Auto Claim Representative.
After her engagement with her now husband Edward, Shawna transferred from Concordville, PA to the Frederick, MD State Farm office and pursued her Master of Fine Arts and Interior Design Degree from The George Washington University while continuing to work full time as a claim representative.
After obtaining her Master’s Degree, Shawna was enthusiastic to pursue her creative passion and was hired as a Senior Interior Designer at a private design firm in Washington, DC designing spaces for the United States Senate, including then Senator Barack Obama and the United States Capitol. She later joined the US government as an Interior Designer at The Library of Congress and currently manages the planning, design, and execution of all
US Copyright Office facility projects.
Shawna is also the principal/owner of her boutique design firm, Shawna Underwood Interior Design and has been recognized for her clean and refined design approach. Shawna Underwood Interior Design is faithful to providing clients with quality and functional design that create timeless, bespoke interiors with turnkey service. As a LEED-Accredited Professional, Shawna advocates designs that incorporate the technologies and strategies of sustainable design. Shawna was recognized as Home & Design Magazine's Hot Talent and has been featured in numerous shelter periodicals and online publications.
Shawna currently resides in Washington, DC and enjoys spending time with her husband and two handsome boys Preston and Chase Underwood.
CEO, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, OPERATIONS, AND EDUCATIONAL STRATEGY
As a co-founder of Charm City Buyers, Kyara leads the way for strategy, management, and execution of the vision through strategic focus, organizational strategy, operational capacity and overall leadership. With deep passion for “seeing the opportunity in (historically Black) neighborhoods first”, Kyara has launched Charm City Buyers as a nationally recognized brand known for our love of Baltimore and closing the wealth gap through real estate.
Kyara’s passion for real estate runs deep and her ability to identify strong investment opportunities build a seven-figure rental portfolio within 4 years and transition into fulltime entrepreneurship since 2016. She has also expanded her holdings to not only include rental properties but also provide opportunities for homeownership (renovate to sell). In 2021 Kyara is a majority owner of a full-service MBE General Construction company with the intent to expand as the premier historic, residential contractor in the region.
It has never been enough to succeed alone. As a result, Kyara has been committed to empowering and educating more people to build wealth through real estate. This has resulted in countless property purchases by mostly women and POC in Baltimore City. More specifically, in the final two quarters of 2021, students of Charm City Buyers’ flagship program acquired $8M / 100 units within Baltimore City. By consistently increasing annual revenues, she has created, tested, and enhanced a technologically advanced scalable business model. Kyara’s business acumen and commitment to excellence has resulted in her national recognition from prestigious institutions including Forbes and Black Enterprise.
Years of Experience
B.S. Economics and Finance
Member Lafayette College Board of Trustees, Real Estate Committee
Member, Charm City Land Trusts
In January 2022, the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Law Enforcement Executive and Administrators appointed Ruth Evans, director of Arcadia University’s Department of Public Safety, as interim president of its Executive Board. As interim president, Evans will preside at all meetings, enforce the organization’s goals and objectives, appoint committees, approve finances and communicate on behalf of the organization.
Evans began at Arcadia in August 2019 after two decades in a variety of roles in Lincoln University’s Department of Public Safety. She joined the HBCU-LEEA in 2003 and was elected to the Executive Board in 2004; Evans has served as financial secretary, treasurer, and vice president for the organization.
"The wealth of knowledge, training, and leadership skills gained from this great organization is immeasurable and has propelled my career in public safety and law enforcement,” said Evans. “I stand on the solid shoulders of the founding members and past leaders of the organization and will continue to support the traditions of law enforcement within university environments."
The HBCU-LEEA, Inc. is a nonprofit national organization of police chiefs, executives and security directors that advance campus public safety for its students attending the 105 HBCU educational institutions nationally. In 1999, the concept of the HBCU-LEEA was born when a group of concerned campus police chiefs and campus public safety directors reached consensus on the need to organize for the purposes of information-sharing and collectively addressing mutual challenges. In 2000, Chief White (Clark Atlanta University) organized the first formal meeting to establish the organization of Police Chiefs and Security Directors from HBCU institutions around the country.