AKAs make donation to the University
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. showed its unified support for Delaware State University on Nov. 3 by presenting the institution with a check for $11,850.24.
The donation – which will go toward AKA scholarships at the University – was made during the Pre-Game Reception in the MLK Jr. Student Center prior to the Hornets’ gridiron contest against Savannah State (see above photo).
The AKA donation was the sixth one celebrated by the University within the last two weeks. During the Oct. 17 Homecoming weekend, the institution celebrated five other checks.
To see photos of the below check presentations, click on the below link.
DSC Class of 1968 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
DSC Class of 1968, Golden Anniversary Fund Drive. To celebrate the 50th class anniversary, several members of the golden class of 1968 engaged in a drive to raise a minimum of $10,000 to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
WILBERT “BUNNY” MILLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Wilbert L. “Bunny” Miller, Class of 1959, a former member of the Hornets football team and a member of the Delaware State University Athletics Hall of Fame, has contributed $10,000 to establish an endowment fund to help student athletes engaged in football and baseball, two sports in which he himself excelled as a student. He is a retired school administrator who currently secures grants for daycare projects and works with the Police Athletic League to mentor Wilmington area youths through sports.
NORMAN M. OLIVER SR BOOK SCHOLARSHIP
Norman M. Oliver Sr, Class of 1985, is a former Student Government Association president and a former member of the Delaware State University Board of Trustees. “Stormin’ Norman” has also made his mark on the world in multiple arenas. He is well-known in the Wilmington, Del. and the surrounding area. He contributed $10,000 to establish the Norman M. Oliver Book Scholarship. In addition, Norman has established the Margaret Oliver endowed fund as a tribute to his late wife.
STEVEN R. EWING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Steven R. Ewing, Class of 1982, also a former Student Government Association president and now a Georgia entrepreneur, is an avid supporter of his alma mater. Mr. Ewing continuously gives back to Delaware State University, and on Oct. 27 he presented a check for $10,000 to go toward the establishment of the Steven Ewing Endowed Scholarship fund to support student success. (Photo unavailable)
WILLIAM J. AND REVEREND SHIRLEY M. SMITH SR. SCHOLARSHIPS
In September, William J. Smith Sr. and his wife, The Reverend Shirley M. Smith, Class of 1989, created two scholarship funds – an endowed fund and a general fund to help students succeed at attaining their degrees. The Smith family’s contribution of $58,000 has gone toward the establishment of the William J. and Reverend Shirley M. Smith Sr Endowed Scholarship and the William J. and Reverend Shirley M. Smith Sr Scholarship. Rev. Smith, Mr. William Smith, their daughter S. Renee Smith-Larry ‘88 and, her husband, H. L. Larry, were joined by several family members and friends for the presentation on Homecoming.