Blue and Gold Spring | Summer 2021 Volume 2 • Issue 1 - Page 79

Alpha Kappa Alpha ( AKA ) donates $ 50,000 towards education scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha ( AKA ), the nation ’ s oldest sorority founded by African American women , has donated $ 50,000 to Bluefield State College to endow an education scholarship .
The scholarship was announced by Dr . Glenda Glover , president of AKA , and presented to Dr . Deirdre Guyton , Director of Alumni Affairs , by Susie Green , president of the Beta Lambda Omega chapter and an alumna of the institution as well .
Dr . Glover said in a written statement , “ On behalf of our 300,000 members , I ’ m delighted to present this endowment to Bluefield State . We recognize the College ’ s proud tradition as a Historically Black College and the many , many African American women who have gone on to important careers as educators .”
While the endowment itself is unrestricted , the scholarships it provides will be directed towards women pursuing education degrees at Bluefield State .
“... I ’ m delighted to present this endowment to Bluefield State . We recognize the College ’ s proud tradition as a Historically Black College and the many , many African American women who have gone on to important careers as educators .”
- Dr . Glenda Glover , President of AKA
Dr . Guyton added , “ This is a wonderful gift ! So many of our students are the first in their families to go to college . They need exactly the
kind of help this endowment provides .
“ I especially want to thank Susie Green . Not only is she an outstanding representative for Bluefield State , but she has been a vocal advocate for the College within Alpha Kappa Alpha .”
Susie Green commented , “ Our AKA chapter has long supported the College and its Campus Food Pantry Initiative . This endowment shows that we are committed to feeding the mind as well as the body .”
Alpha Kappa Sorority is an international service organization founded at Howard University in 1908 . It has more than 1,000 chapters in the United States and North America , Europe , Africa and Asia . In partnership with the Education Advance Foundation , it established the HBCU Endowment Initiative with the goal of establishing an endowed scholarship at every accredited four-year Historically Black College or University ( HBCU ).
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