On Dec. 10, 2011, Durell Epperson of Natchez, Miss., became an Envoy member of Beta Sigma Phi and was honored with a reception at Riverside Bed and Breakfast in Natchez. As an Envoy member, BSP sisters look to Mr. Epperson for inspiration and wisdom as he serves as a model for growth and understanding. The privilege of his friendship will last a lifetime. Members of Preceptor Alpha Theta Chapter, Bastrop, La., Xi Alpha Phi Chapter, Natchez, and Preceptor Alpha Chapter, Conway, presented Mr. Epperson with an Envoy membership pin, a certificate and a yellow rose, the flower of Beta Sigma Phi. Riverside was beautifully decorated in Christmas splendor and BSP sisters and Mr. Epperson enjoyed finger foods and a toast following the ritual. SUBMITTED PHOTO