Eggleston gave tours to approximately 150 people including groups from the public school systems in October. The tours took place at Eggleston’s business services divisions in Norfolk and in Hampton. Eggleston associates Claudette Brown, Kedrick Gurley, Anne Hobbs and Terrance Daniels helped with presentations and talked about their daily experiences at Eggleston.
Friends, family, and supporters of Eggleston celebrated the organizations 60th anniversary with a special event at the Slover Library in Norfolk on Friday, Sept. 11.
The event included a reception and unveiling of an oil painting of Mrs. Louise Eggleston done by portrait artist Ron Primm and a video retrospective outlining the 60 year history of the organization, highlighting its impact in the community.
Slover Executive Director David Sullivan spoke about the unique nature of the library, it’s technology and mission as well as its architecture and tribute was paid to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
Special guest speakers were Drs. Fred and Penny Frese. Fred spoke on his lifetime of living with schizophrenia while Dr. Penny Frese addressed the ways family members can help support assistance with mental illness. (Photos by Greg Lloyd Page).
Join us on Friday Sept. 11 at the Slover Library in Norfolk for “Beautiful Minds: My Life with Schizophrenia” by Dr. Fred Frese Phd, presented by Eggleston and the Slover Library.
A renowned expert on schizophrenia, Dr. Frese had his first episodic break as a young Marine Corps officer while guarding nuclear weapons. Dr. Frese will discuss his 15 years in and out of mental hospitals and how he went on to study psychology and earn his PhD while managing his illness. His wife, Dr. Penny Frese, will discuss what it is like to be the family member of someone with mental illness.