The Annual Scholarship Banquet was held on April 27, 2019 at the Santa Fe Hotel & Casino and was a huge success. The event was hosted by the Kappa Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Uplift Foundation) along with the Theta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (20 Pearls Foundation, Inc.). A total of $28,000 was given to this year’s scholarship recipients, the highest amount given in the program’s history.
2019 Kappa Xi Chapter scholarship winners were: Paul Jacob Barney, Nyah Gay, Malik Green, Myles Green, Tyler Jiles, Jordan Martin, Xavier McKenzie, Idris Shauib and Dale Weiford II. 2019 Theta Theta Omega Chapter scholarship recipients were: Breana Adams, Kaeli Brill, Lesharyn Jackson, Jayla Scott and Eden Tesfay. The Historically Black College & University Scholarship Recipient was Nyah Gay. Reflections from past scholarship recipients were delivered by Amelia Futsum and Kendrick Peterson.
Special thanks to Brother Dr. Andre Denson as the Master of Ceremony and Brother Khary Black for his musical selection. The speaker for the evening was Dr. La’Shaundra Cochran-Hall who delivered a well addressed message to the scholarship recipients.
A special acknowledgement to our scholarship donors and the scholarship committee of Kappa Xi Chapter and Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Thank you all for your attendance, time and service in making this event a success. We are looking forward to your continued support in the upcoming year.