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Delta Dear Tea 2021

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter honored our “Dedicated – Energetic – Active – Respected – Sorors” better known as Delta DEARS this weekend. DEARS are members of Delta Sigma Theta’s sisterhood who have been blessed to reach the golden age of 62 years. The KAC Delta DEAR Tea was filled with sweet moments, surprise gifts and lunch on us! It might have been virtual but you could feel the love in the “room.” Oh, to be a Delta!

Our fabulous Membership Services committee coordinated contactless drive thru pickup of Delta DEAR gifts. Divas and Dolls picked up the bags and delivered them to the doorstep of their DEARS.

The smiles on the KAC Delta DEARS were priceless when they FINALLY could see what was in their bag during the virtual tea!

Special Moments

Sisterhood can’t be stopped. Avis Andrews-Gary is visiting family but brought her red so she could celebrate with her DEAR sisters!

Christina Goode is new to the Delta DEAR circle and got to celebrate with her newly initiated legacy, Christiana.

Veronica Smith enjoyed her first KAC DEAR Tea. She’s new to Knoxville Alumnae after moving to Knoxville from Miami Alumnae Chapter.

Long-time KAC member, Eddie Mae Robinson, who will be turning 100 this summer, joined her Delta DEAR sisters on the phone from Maryland!

Thank you Membership Services for honoring our Delta DEARS!

May Week Friday

Hearts for Haiti: $3,251 in donations for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School’s The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote village of Chἐrette, Haiti.

Thank you to our International Awareness & Involvement Committee for highlighting this service opportunity!

On this final day of Knoxville Alumnae’s May Week 2021 celebration, we are grateful to announce the totals of two of our international campaigns benefiting women and children across the globe!

THANK YOU to all who supported KAC!

Hands to Give: $500 in 5 Days. $2,233+ in funds for young girls of Ghana’s Ashanti Region and Garífuna women of Honduras. Donations will go toward personal hygiene supplies and meals.

Congrats to our newest members of Spring ’21 on their first service project in Delta!

May Week 2021 Thursday

Physical & Mental Health

Studies show African American women disproportionately suffer from health conditions associated with low physical activity, including obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and colon cancer. Let’s move!

Here is a KAC workout for all fitness levels. Bookmark it and start your Wellness Journey!

Before you start — you will need a chair and weights of your choice (you can use two water bottles as weights if you don’t have any).

May Week 2021 Monday

Mindfulness Monday

Crimson Conversations: relax, relate, release with mental health and mindfulness tips. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and it can impact your ability to perform your best. (Very Well Mind)  

Here is a look at ways to cope with an important reminder from professional counselor, DeShelle Burrowes.

May Week 2021

Join the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for May Week 2021!
May Week is a national program of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. It was created at the second national convention at Wilberforce University in 1920. Its purpose is to emphasize the importance of higher education in the community, especially for black women.

May Week: Spring Into Financial Fortitude

REGISTER: Spring Into Financial Fortitude – Tuesday, May 4th at 6 pm EST, via Zoom, KAC will host an economic development workshop focused on savings, credit recovery & counseling, preventing virtual bank fraud, and homeownership!  This event is free and open to the public. 

Zoom meeting: Financial Fortitude
When: May 4, 2021, 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

International Awareness: Hands to Give

May 1st – 5th – The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. wants you to help us empower women!

To overcome barriers to education and healthy living for young women and mothers of single-parent homes, KAC invites the community to support the cause to raise funds for young girls of the Ashanti Region in Ghana and Garífuna women of Honduras.

Some of the ways your donation will be used? $25 = food for 2 weeks for a family of 6. $5 = 6 packs of menstrual pads (lack of menstrual pads for these young girls can result in them missing up to a week of school per month).

Donate via Eventbrite:

Donate via check by mail:
Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
P.O. Box 14181
Knoxville, TN 37914
To: Knoxville Alumnae Chapter
Memo Line: Hands to Give

Though our minimum goal is $500 in 5 days, we are confident our community will exceed that number because of the significant impact YOUR donation will make!



2021 Collegiate Scholarships

The 2021 Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta collegiate scholarship application period is closed.

Delta Sigma Theta is an international public service sorority comprised of predominantly Black, college educated women. Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization. KAC encourages academic excellence through higher education. Scholarships are awarded to young African-American women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership, and community involvement.

There are TWO different collegiate scholarships available.

$1,000 Mu Zeta Collegiate Scholarship Qualifications:

-Applicant must be an active member of Mu Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

-Minimum 3.0 GPA

-Applicant must be a rising junior or senior

$1,200 Dessa Blair Scholarship Qualifications:

-African-American Female-Education Major (Sophomore-Senior)

-Aspiring K-12 Teacher

-Minimum 3.0 GPA  -Knoxville Area Resident

Questions? Email Deadline: Saturday, May 1, 2021