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Pictured from left are Nancy S. Newson, second vice president of the Clarksdale-Marks Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sorority Inc; CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner; Rosalyn K. Griffin, president of the Clarksdale-Marks Alumnae Chapter of DST; and LaShasa S. Griffin, first vice president of DST.
CLARKSDALE – Students at Coahoma Community College now have access to more financial resources for college thanks to the generous donation of one local sorority.
The Clarksdale-Marks Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently presented Coahoma Community College President Dr. Valmadge Towner with a $10,000 check that will award $1,000 scholarships to 10 eligible Tigers during the upcoming school term.
Rosalyn K. Griffin, president of the Clarksdale-Marks Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; LaShasa S. Griffin, first vice president; and Nancy S. Newson, second vice president, were all on hand to bestow the generous donation, generated from the sorority’s car tag fund.
“We are ecstatic to have continuous monetary support from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), Inc.,” said Towner. “Monies donated from DST will help us provide financial support and incentives to deserving students as they pursue academic goals. We applaud DST for stepping up to help our students again.”
According to the Chapter President, the funds were generated with the help of legislation passed in 2002 by the state of Mississippi that allowed the organization to have distinctive automobile license plates available for purchase. Portions of the proceeds are placed in a tag fund that is divided among the five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the state.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of an organization that not only talks the talk but also walks the walk,” said Griffin. “The youth of today are our future and a great investment. This is just an excellent opportunity to assist students in the continuation of their education. Members of the sorority are proud to be a part of the driving force behind quality education in the state.”
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization of more than 250,000 initiated predominately Black college educated women whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world, including 33 Chapters in the State of Mississippi.