AKAs hold scholarship recognition ceremony

AKAs hold scholarship recognition ceremony
September 21
05:00 2017

The Phi Omega Chapter of  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA) recognized scholarship recipients during a ceremony on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.  Participating in the ceremony were Carol Mitchell, who welcomed the audience, and Angela Evans-Everette who lead the audience in prayer.

Jalea Morris, a 2015 scholarship recipient now attending UNC at Chapel Hill, returned to give encouragement and advice to the present awardees on Sunday, Aug. 6.  Nora P. Baker, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee, presented the Phi Omega scholarship award to Gabryelle Fulp, who will attend the University of South Carolina at Columbia.  She presented Pearl Scholarship awards to Ashanti Marshall, who will attend Winston-Salem State University; and Reyniah Taylor, who will attend N.C. A & T State University. Brelynn Wray, who will attend Hampton University, was not present for the ceremony.  President Kenyetta Richmond gave “words of wisdom” and closing remarks to the recipients. A reception followed where awardees mingled with guests and chapter members.

Other members of the Scholarship Committee are: Deidra Brown, Carol Crocker, Stephanie Dance-Barnes, Saleena Frazier, Natalie Harding, Sabrina Hinton, Monica Johnson, Bianca Malloy, Hazel McGill, Carolyn Fair Parker, Barbara Puryear, Pamela Robinson, Anissia Scales, Mary Scott, Mertice Williams, D’Walla Simmons-Burke and Mertice Williams.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American, college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 290,000 members in approximately 993 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East.

Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-lettered organization for African-American women.”

For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit Kenyetta Richmond is the president of the local Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


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