Starting the Semester with Grit: AKA alumnae donate over 50 care packages for BSU event

By: UMBC Magazine Editor
Sep 14, 2017

Group of male students posing with green care packages
Students pose with care packages provided by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Lambda Phi alumnae chapter at the Black Student Union's Black Student Orientation event on Friday, September 8. (Group of female students posing with green care packages)

Our alumni are all about giving back to the campus community, and the sorors of the Lambda Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. are no exception. As part of their 40th anniversary luncheon this past summer, alumnae donated over 50 care packages for the Black Student Union’s Black Student Orientation. AKA alumna Brenda D. White ’79, economics, was there to hand out bags full of snacks, toiletries, and other back-to-school essentials to students at Friday’s event.

“Alumnae members are committed to preserving our legacy and continuing our tradition of scholarship and service on UMBC’s campus,” writes Tamara L. Lewis ’92, psychology, a fellow AKA soror who spearheaded the care package effort. The group is dedicated to supporting students in more than one way: they’ve collectively raised over $10,000 for the Second Generation Scholarship through their annual Homecoming reunion event since its inception, and raised an additional $1,300 for the fund at their summer gathering.

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