Voorhees College was recently presented a check for $5,000 from the South Atlantic Region (SAR) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
In support of Delta’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative, the SAR Education Awareness Committee (EAC) selected Voorhees to be an award recipient. The funds will support the GAP fund.
The GAP fund was created to assist students with a financial need due to account balances that prevent them from returning the following semester or graduating.
Lisa McCloud, South Carolina State Chair for the EAC said the organization did an evaluation of all HBCUs in South Carolina and Voorhees appealed to their mission. “This was an opportunity to recognize a smaller institution that is accomplishing great things. Many people may not know about Voorhees, but this institution has already done so much in just a short time,” McCloud said.
Marion Payne, SAR Co Chair for the EAC said Voorhees has a financial need and the sorority knew they could assist. “We are happy to be of service and make a difference in the lives of students,” Payne said. “Voorhees continues to make a positive impression in the community, so we wanted collaborate.”
President W. Franklin Evans said Voorhees recognizes and appreciates the SAR of Delta for their contributions. “I especially want to thank the ‘Devastating Divas’ for their undying public service to our institution and institutions alike,” Evans said. “Voorhees can better serve our students because of this gift.”