Thursday, May 1, 2014

Barnes Recognized as 2014 Women of Excellence

Vequitia Barnes, a 2014 Women of Excellence

United Housing, Inc. is excited to announced that Vequitia Barnes was nominated and selected as a 2014 Woman of Excellence by The New Tri-State Defender. Barnes, National Foreclosure Mitigation Counselor at United Housing, was recognized with the award during a Champagne Brunch and Awards Presentation at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on April 26, 2014.

“Vequitia is very deserving of this award, and we’re proud to have her on our team,” said Tim Bolding, Executive Director at United Housing, Inc. “Her enthusiastic and professional work ethic does not go unnoticed at United Housing, and we’re thrilled that the community has recognized her as a 2014 Woman of Excellence.”

Over the past seven years, the New Tri-State Defender has recognized more than 300 African American professionals and community leaders. This year, 110 nominations were received and 50 women were chosen as the 2014 Women of Excellence. Each honoree was chosen for their ability to motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and personal contribution to the community.

Barnes has served as United Housing’s National Foreclosure Mitigation Counselor for 1 year, and is also involved in various community efforts. Her community work includes assisting Felecia Bean Catering with its Annual Feed the Homeless and Hungry Thanksgiving day, as well as the Best in Black Awards.

About The Tri-State Defender
The Tri-State Defender is one of the longest, continuously published African-American papers in the United States. It was very active in the Civil Rights Movement and is aimed at the African-American market not only in Memphis, but also in nearby areas of Arkansas and Mississippi. The Tri-State Defender was founded by John Sengtstacke, publisher of the flagship paper Chicago Defender and publisher of the Tri-State Defender until his death in May, 1997. The Tri-State Defender is part of the Real Times LLC newspapers. For more information, visit: