HBCU Proud Week 4

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

DID YOU KNOW: The first colleges for African Americans were established largely through the efforts of black churches with the support of the American Missionary Association and the Freedmen’s Bureau. The second Morrill Act of 1890 required states—especially former confederate states—to provide land-grants for institutions for black students if admission was not allowed elsewhere. As a result, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were founded. (Source: The National Museum of African American History and Culture)

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members 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!


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
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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


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.

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2021 Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy Registration Open

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to join the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy! Register now through February 8th, 2021. A virtual orientation will be held January 31, 2021 at 2pm. Register for the orientation here.

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young ladies ages 11-14 years. The Academy’s goals are to enhance or spark interest in math, science, technology, and/or careers where minority women are scarcely represented. Click here to complete the registration forms. Email completed forms to President.dstknoxalum@gmail.com . #dst1913 #SRDST #dstknoxville #ServiceInOurHeart