Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates Founders Day

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The Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta at Alcorn State University celebrated their Founders Day with a week entitled ‘CODE RED’ from Monday, January 9th, 2017 through Friday, January 13th, 2017.

Monday, January 9th kicked off the celebratory occasion with an event called ‘Spread the Love’ which took place in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Hall Lobby from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Here, a table was set up by members of Delta Epsilon where students would come over and write inspirational notes to people in nursing homes in the local areas and then these notes were given to them at a later date.

On Tuesday, January 10th at the James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom at 6:30 pm the event ‘New Year, Who’s This?’ was presented.  Here, special guest speaker, Dr. Arlen Cooper, spoke to students about ways to relieve stress and how to manage their health.

Wednesday, January 11th presented a light hearted event called ‘When It All Falls Down’ which was a Greek Dodgeball game which took place at the E.E. Simmons Gymnasium (Old Gym) at 6:30 pm. Students were asked to bring toiletries to enter the game which would later be dispersed to individuals at neighboring homeless shelters who were in need of them. The Greek organizations that took part in this event were Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Delta Sigma Theta. According to DeShayla Vassell, President and 2016 initiate of the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, “Delta Week is a week of programs formulated to reach out to our community and celebrate the remembrance of our 22 founders. It is an honor and a privilege to represent our sorority in a positive way.”

Thursday, January 12th brought about an event entitled ‘Let’s Talk About It’ which  occurred in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Multipurpose Room at 7:00 pm. The special guest speaker was Ms. Destiny Crockett, who is the Chaplin and Director of the Programming and Planning Committee for the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. This event consisted of a Q and A (question and answer) session where students were asked to write down a topic of their choosing to be discussed and analyzed thoroughly.

Delta week came to a conclusion on Friday, January 13th at the Oakland Memorial Chapel on the campus of Alcorn State University at 5:oo pm. Kayla Anderson, a Spring 2016 initiate, celebrating her first Founders Day, stated, “I really did enjoyed my first Founders Day. It was definitely one to remember.”

MaRhonda Ratcliffe is a Junior Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Laurel, Mississippi. She will be a contributing writer for The Campus Chronicle for the 2016-2017 school year.

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