Published on March 1st, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
AKA Sorority Inc. presents SC State with endowment
Pictured AKA International President, Dr. Glenda Glover
Over $1.6 million distributed to HBCUs during Black History Month
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., (AKA) in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to SC State University as a part of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund initiative.
On February 28, SC State president James E. Clark will join 31 other presidents of historically black colleges and universities at the AKA International Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois to accept the first $50,000 installment of each institution’s award.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCUs,” said AKA International President, Dr. Glenda Glover. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of 10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide SC State the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”
SC State, along with many HBCUs, has its challenges with scholarship funding. Funds from the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund will support students through gap funding, which directly impacts student recruitment and retention.
The historic event will gather presidents from HBCUs across the nation and feature remarks from Glover, as well as a tour of the iconic and recently renovated Ivy Center International Headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
“SC State is very pleased to be a recipient of the $100,000 endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund is an exceptional program that benefits deserving students who seek an education,” said Clark.
“We are ever so grateful to the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Educational Advancement Foundation for addressing a very critical need in our communities. As such, I look forward to joining the AKA organization in Chicago on February 28,” he continued.
For more information, contact Cynthia Howell of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at
(773) 684-1282 or visit www.AKAEAF.org.
About SC State
Founded in 1896 as a land-grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools. For more information, visit us at www.scsu.edu.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) 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 letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1000 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 Glenda Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African-American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit www.AKA1908.com. For more information on Educational Advancement Foundation, visit www.AKAEAF.org.