HBCU Proud Week 3

It’s Black History Month, and KAC is HBCU Proud!

DID YOU KNOW: After the Civil War (1861-1865), HBCUs emerged to provide Black Americans the most basic of human rights — access to a full education. Prior to the Civil War, the education of Black Americans was prohibited in most Southern states and often discouraged in Northern states resulting in only a few Black schools being in existence — Cheyney University (est. 1837), University of the District of Columbia (1851), Lincoln University (1854), and Wilberforce University (1856). – HBCU FirstHere are this week’s Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members who are HBCU Proud! #dstknoxville#SRDST#DST1913#JoyInOurSisterhood#BlackHistory#EducationalDevelopment

HBCU Proud Week 2

It’s Black History Month, and KAC is HBCU Proud!

DID YOU KNOW: The Institute for Colored Youth (briefly the African Institute at its founding) opened on a farm outside Philadelphia in 1837. It is today Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It is the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Here are this week’s Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members who are HBCU Proud!

Divine Nine Pop-Up Shop

Members of the Divine Nine and friends, stay home and SHOP as the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc invites you to our Virtual Pop Up Shop!

February 28th, 2021 from 3 to 6 pm EST on Zoom, vendors will showcase merchandise. Register here to join the virtual shopping experience. 

Let us bring to you the latest Black Greek Letter Organization merchandise and paraphernalia representing the best in culture and style. Fraternity and sorority goods to make sure you are FRESH for when you are doing service amid the pandemic, for when life gets back to normal, or for supporting your friends in BGLO organizations!

2021 EMBODI Registration Open

KICKOFF: The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is inviting male youth, ages 11-18, to join our 2021 EMBODI program. The virtual kickoff is Sunday, February 28th, 2021, at 1 pm via Zoom. Our special guest speaker is Clarence Swearengen, educator, athletic director, and mentor. Register for the webinar kickoff here.

The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program addresses STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement, and service-learning.

JOIN: If you are joining EMBODI, click here to complete the registration forms. Email completed forms to President.dstknoxalum@gmail.com
#dst1913 #SRDST #dstknoxville #ServiceInOurHeart

Hearts for Haiti

It’s the season of LOVE! Knoxville Alumnae’s International Awareness and Involvement Committee invites you to support its Hearts for Haiti campaign! Donate to help the children of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School’s The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote village of Chἐrette, Haiti. The funds will help with teacher’s salaries, school lunches, and school building operational expenses. Donate now through February 28th, 2021. 
Give as an individual or team up and give as a group! 

1) Donate via Eventbrite. You do not need an Eventbrite account to give. Just click on the link, put in your amount and credit card, and submit! 

2) Mail check to: Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 14181
Knoxville, TN 37914.

To: Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
Memo:  “Hearts for Haiti”

HBCU Proud Week 1

It’s Black History Month, and what better way to celebrate this time of reflection than by showcasing our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Every Monday, KAC will show you why we are “HBCU Proud!” and share facts about HBCUs!

The first HBCUs were founded in Pennsylvania and Ohio before the American Civil War to provide Black youths with an education at a time when Blacks were largely prevented from attending established colleges and universities. Today, there are 107 HBCUs with more than 228,000 students enrolled.
Here are this week’s Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members who are HBCU Proud!

#dstknoxville #SRDST #DST1913 #JoyInOurSisterhood #BlackHistory #EducationalDevelopment

Go Red for Women

Join the women of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Friday, February 5th, 2021 as we Go Red for Women!

According to the American Heart Association, you can control or treat these heart health risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider’s help:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Lack of regular activity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Diabetes

To learn more on how to improve your heart health: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en


Member Spotlight: Happy Birthday Dr. Lula Powell!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: We celebrate the legacy of our dear past president, Dr. Lula Powell, as she turns 90 years young!

A retired educator, Dr. Powell was the longest-serving principal at Green Magnet Math and Science Academy. In 2015, Knoxville City Council voted to rename Town View Drive off Summit Hill Drive to “Lula Powell Drive.”
Her storied 42-year career in education as a teacher, librarian, and principal was also paired with her dedicated service to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she served as president in 1963. 

Covid Facts and Misconceptions Webinar

We are excited to partner with our sister-friends of the Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta on this important conversation. See details below.
The Nu Zeta Chapter wants to bring awareness regarding the COVID-19 shot. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Nu Zeta Chapter is collaborating with Upsilon Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Greater Knoxville Chapter, and the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to discuss the Facts and Misconceptions. A member of KAC who specializes in healthcare will serve as a panelist on the program as well.
The event is Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 7 pm for a virtual conversation. RSVP for Zoom Link at NUZETAKNOXVILLE@GMAIL.COM

2021 Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Registration Open

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to join the Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS! Register now through February 8th, 2021.

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was created to catch the dreams of African American adolescent girls aged 14-18.

REGISTER: Complete the registration forms by clicking here. Email your filled-out registration packet to President.dstknoxalum@gmail.com.

ORIENTATION: If you would like to find out more about Knoxville Alumnae’s educational programs, Delta GEMS and Delta Academy, orientation is January 31st, 2021 at 2 pm via Zoom. Request a link to orientation here.