Meet Tonya


Beverly J. Odoms is a native Cincinnatian and a 1968 graduate from Withrow High School. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education from Ohio State University, Masters degree in Special education and a Masters plus 30 hours in Education Administration.

Now retired from the Cincinnati Public School System, Beverly has always had a vision to own and operate a character building organization that will instill traditional morals & values into the mind, body and spirit of our youths. This non-profit corporation would also train, implement and assess social skills for individuals who need a second chance to succeed in today’s society.

"Life Long Cincinnatian. Founder & CEO of Applause Inc. Promoting Character Building.
Bachelor Of Science in English, Physical & Health Ed., Masters in Special Education"

Ultimately creating leaders in our communities who are morally sound, strong and productive tax paying citizens in society. On February 29, 2014; Beverly’s vision became a reality with the inception of Applause, Inc. Located at 791 East McMillan Street Suite 101. Her company has a curriculum base of Charm (to enhance and instruct correct speaking methods for job interviews, business, debates and public forums), Etiquette (basic manners in social skills that create charismatic appeal for acceptance in any arena) and Modeling (building confidence & self-esteem to walk in a room and own it).

Beverly J. Odoms business and social affiliations are with the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., NAACP and Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Beverly is married to Nemmsaiu Amen-Sebek and has one daughter (Camille), one granddaughter (Kiara) and a new great grandson (Trey).


Member of NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Delta Kappa (educational sorority), Paddock Hills Community Council, Toast Masters Guild for professional speakers, Urban League


Masters plus 30 hours Educational Supervision & leadership Administration. University of Cincinnati 1999-2000
Masters in Special Education. University of Cincinnati 1990-1992
Speakers Guild Certification in communication 1990 – 1991
Bachelors of Science in English, Physical & Health Education. Ohio State University 1968-1972
Withrow High School Graduate 1998