Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Schooling: Audrey S. Brooks

Who is Audrey S. Brooks? She was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert S. and Annie R. Smith. She was born on the May 23, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland and died December 27, 2003. She was the mother of Wesley A. Jennings and Colonel Sidney A. Brooks.

What's her significance to me? Well if you didn't know, I'm an Iota Sweetheart. Mrs. Audrey S. Brooks is our Eternal Sweetheart.

Founders' remarks about our
Eternal Sweetheart.
Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Morgan State University staff and aided 12 young men in the development of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

The 12 Most Honorable Founders greatly appreciated the love and support of Mrs. Brooks. She was named the Eternal Sweetheart shortly after the fraternity's founding in 1963. Her son, Brother Wesley A. Jennings was a member of Iota's first pledge class.

The late Audrey S. Brooks
I like to tell people being an Iota Sweetheart was a lifestyle before there was a title. That's how I like to operate in life. Work hard and help people because you want to show love and support. Not because you're looking for a title. Mrs. Brooks was humble; acting out of the kindness of her heart. She didn't have to help the 12 Most Honorable Founders.
FAMU @ Morgan St 2015
Iota Dedication Statue

The late Mrs. Audrey S. Brooks stated, 

"The purpose of Iota Sweethearts is to smile and be gracious on behalf of Iota. Anything else is inappropriate." 

As an Iota Sweetheart I do my best to uphold the standards of our Eternal Sweetheart. After all,

"It takes a special lady."

Relax, Relate, Release,


At the BCU Iota Plot
With my BCU Iota brothers

Cliff's Graduation!!!

Mike at the FAMU Probate


FAMU & FSU Iota Sweethearts

Being serenaded by the Iotas

Our Most Honorable Founders and Eternal Sweetheart listed on the Dedication Statue.

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