Homecoming 2017

October 16-22

Alpha Kappa Alpha Alumnae Establish Scholarship during Homecoming 2016

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017
Members of UNCG's Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority pose for group photo

Left: Several of the scholarship’s Charter Donors celebrating their accomplishments during the 35th AKA Reunion.

During the numerous 2016 Homecoming activities, 67 UNCG alumni and sisters of the Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) decided to collectively give back and establish a scholarship in celebration of their sorority’s 35th Anniversary. The sorority pledged more than $91,000 to support the “Pearls of Promise” scholarship.

Phaedra Grove ’92, ’95 and Ronda Moore ’99 led the effort in encouraging their sisters to give and honor one of their sorority’s core tenets, scholarship.

Phaedra shared, “Being an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman has opened doors for networking, provided career opportunities, and refined my leadership capabilities. AKA also adds the components of sisterhood and service that is extremely fulfilling to me.”

The sorority named the scholarship “Pearls of Promise” to represent the 20 pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha which refer to the sorority’s founders and first members.“The endowment was created to ensure that we leave a legacy of supporting college women completing their undergraduate studies at UNCG,” Phaedra said.

Ronda and Phaedra both know personally how the promise of scholarship can make a difference. Ronda said, “As a past UNCG scholarship recipient, I know that someone’s gift made it possible for me to attend UNCG. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to give back.”

The scholarship will provide the Nu Rho chapter with an opportunity to further the sorority’s mission by awarding a scholarship to students who exhibit exceptional academic merit and service.

Gifts from the women of AKA work together to fund this scholarship. This opportunity creates a strong bond among the sorority and will forever connect them back to the current students receiving their support.

When asked what she would say to alumni thinking about giving back, Phaedra said, “My time at UNCG represents some of the best days of my life. So put your money where your heart is and give another young person the opportunity to experience the ‘G’!” Ronda said, “A full life is gained through giving.