WVSU Receives $100,000 Pledge from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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March 4, 2019
WVSU Receives $100,000 Pledge from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) has received a pledge of $100,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, as part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins and the presidents of 31 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gathered at the AKA International Headquarters in Chicago to accept the first installment of their institution’s award.

“I appreciate the commitment of International President Dr. Glenda Glover and the entire Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. not only for their support of West Virginia State University, but their passion to improve access, opportunity and college completion. What they are doing is inspiring and I hope all NPHC Sororities and Fraternities follow their lead,” said Jenkins. “The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter has a long and distinguished history at West Virginia State University, and has played a pivotal role in the lives of many young women who have gone on to change the world, including Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson.”

Thursday’s event gathered presidents from HBCUs from across the country and featured remarks from AKA International President Dr. Glenda Glover as well as a tour of the organization’s recently renovated world headquarters. 

“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,” Glover said. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million toward the endowment, and we are honored to provide West Virginia State University the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. began on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope. For more information, visit www.aka1908.com.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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