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PRESS ROOM: Florida Memorial University Celebrates Adoption

THE WESTSIDE GAZETTE — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, decided to adopt Florida Memorial University (FMU) to fulfill one of their international program targets:  HBCU For Life/A Call To Action which supports all HBCUs.

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By Carma Henry

MIAMI GARDENS, FL — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, decided to adopt Florida Memorial University (FMU) to fulfill one of their international program targets:  HBCU For Life/A Call To Action which supports all HBCUs.

Prior to this Reception on March 22, a meeting was held with Dr. Hardrick to discuss how Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter could have the most impact. They identified three main areas: (1) telling the story, (2) giving and (3) mentoring. Gamma Zeta Omega is in partnership with the W.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.

“We will be offering internships, professional development and mentoring,” said Sharon Jones, FMU Alum, and AKA’s HBCU for Life/A Call To Action member.

The Adoption Reception was the beginning of a lasting relationship between Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter and Florida Memorial University.

ABOUT FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution that offers 27 undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to provide an academically rigorous environment built upon the pillars of leadership, character, and service. FMU is widely recognized as the birthplace of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing.

For more information, call (305) 626-3600 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.

This article originally appeared in The Westside Gazette.

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Vallejo Sorority and Fraternity Donate Turkeys for Needy Families for Thanksgiving

“Giving back to the community is the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, said chapter president Sandra D. Stowes. “The turkey donations are an annual activity under our program (called) Target 3, which focuses on strengthening families in a variety of ways, including addressing nutrition, health, and financial wellness.”

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Members of AKA and KAP gather to carry out their annual food giveaway in Vallejo. Photo courtesy of AKA and KAP Greek societies.
Members of AKA and KAP gather to carry out their annual food giveaway in Vallejo. Photo courtesy of AKA and KAP Greek societies.

By Angela Jones, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Beta Omega Chapter

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Beta Omega Chapter and Vallejo-Fairfield Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity donated and delivered more than 100 turkeys to several community-based organizations on November 6 to provide Thanksgiving meals for homeless residents and families in need during the holiday season.

“Giving back to the community is the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, said chapter president Sandra D. Stowes. “The turkey donations are an annual activity under our program (called) Target 3, which focuses on strengthening families in a variety of ways, including addressing nutrition, health, and financial wellness.”

Sorority and fraternity members partnered with Walmart Neighborhood Market and arranged for the turkeys to be donated and delivered to Christian Help Center, First Baptist Church, Faith Food Fridays, and WothaDabora.

“We increase our impact in the community when we partner with our fellow Greek organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha,” said Kappa Alpha Psi President Darren Stowes. “Together we can close the gap significantly and create healthier, stronger families and communities.”

The donations will help the community organizations serve Thanksgiving meals to more than 400 families.

“Our sorority members look forward to the turkey donations each year,” said Target 3 Chairman Lisa Freeman. “The event is a very rewarding opportunity for our chapter because we’re making a huge difference in the lives of many residents who might otherwise go without a nutritious meal on Thanksgiving.”

Angela Jones, represents the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Beta Omega Chapter

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AKAs Receive Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness

THE SAVANNAH TRIBUNE — On October 10, 2019, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated received a City of Savannah Proclamation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented for Alpha Kappa Alpha’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness under the leadership of its International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. In 2018, Dr. Glover made a commitment to bring awareness by establishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Community Impact Day.

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Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter receives a City of Savannah proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness. GSO Chapter members pictured with Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Savannah City Council.

By Savannah Tribune

On October 10, 2019, Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated received a City of Savannah Proclamation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The proclamation was presented for Alpha Kappa Alpha’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness under the leadership of its International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. In 2018, Dr. Glover made a commitment to bring awareness by establishing a Breast Cancer Awareness Community Impact Day.

This is an effort to encourage survivors to share their story and to help other members and women to understand that mammograms are the key to early detection which ultimately saves lives. Later that year, the AKA Mobile Mammography Unit was unveiled to continue the fight against breast cancer by traveling to underserved communities, striving to reach 100,000 women throughout the United States. “Alpha Kappa Alpha will continue its life-saving mission to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting women. The objective of this effort is to highlight the significance of early detection through mammography screenings, education and training”, stated Dr. Glover.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered organization to own a fully equipped digital mobile mammography unit. The sorority recognizes that many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment but there remains much more to be accomplished. Mayor Eddie DeLoach proclaimed October 2019 “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and October 18, 2019, “National Mammography Awareness Day” in the City of Savannah. Ms. Denise Cooper, Esq., president of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter received the proclamation on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

This article originally appeared in The Savannah Tribune.

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FAMU’s Delta line of 1979 celebrates 40th anniversary

FLORIDA COURIER — The Spring 1979 line of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., pose during Florida A&M University’s Homecoming Convocation at the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center in Tallahassee on Oct. 4.

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FAMU’s Delta line of 1979 celebrates 40th anniversary (Photo by: Justin W. Robinson | WR Photography)

By The Florida Courier

The Spring 1979 line of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., pose during Florida A&M University’s Homecoming Convocation at the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center in Tallahassee on Oct. 4.

The line sisters, who include Florida Courier Senior Editor Jenise Griffin, participated in various Homecoming activities, including the parade and football game.

This article originally appeared in the Florida Courier.

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