Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Savannah Alumnae Chapter celebrated its annual May Week Observance with an emphasis on scholarship and community service. The Sorority established the May Week Observance in 1920 to involve the community in its focus on academic excellence, women’s issues, community service and celebration of youth.
In keeping with the sorority’s theme for this year, “Celebrating Our Cornerstones: Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service,” Savannah Alumnae Chapter presented its annual May Week program on May 4, 2014 – 4:00P.M. at the Student Center Ballroom – Savannah State University. The Chapter awarded $18,400 in scholarships. Presentations included: three $1,600 Academic Scholarships, one $800.00 Community Service Scholarship, and one $800.00 Non-Traditional Scholarship.
Special Scholarship Awards were presented to Savannah State University in the amount of $12,000. $10,000 was presented to Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, President, toward the university’s general scholarship fund, and an additional $2,000 was presented to the women and men’s basketball coaches. The Chapter also presented $1,500 to the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (in honor of Mayor Edna Jackson) to support the Savannah Youth Council.
In the area of community service, Savannah Alumnae Chapter donated seventy electric fans to Senior Citizens, Inc. to be distributed to seniors whose income is less than $1,000 per month. Chapter members assisted Title I students and their parents with selections of age-appropriate books for summer reading. The final project will include donating hygiene and cleaning products to Park Place Outreach Center.
Jacqueline Elmore is the Chairperson of the May Week Committee. Graysell Ellison is President of Savannah Alumnae Chapter. Savannah Alumnae Chapter extends gratitude to the Chatham-Savannah community for its ongoing support and participation.