[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 22 (Tuesday, February 10, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E189]
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                         HON. G. K. BUTTERFIELD

                           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.