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Norfolk State Accepts Gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

by Stan Donaldson -

Norfolk State University recently was awarded a portion of a $100,000 endowed gift from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The university was one of 32 Historically Black Colleges and Universities awarded a financial gift from the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. Earlier this month, Norfolk State University Interim President Melvin T. Stith, Sr., Ph.D., and his wife, Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith, a member of the historic sorority, accepted $50,000 check from the organization in Chicago, Illinois. Norfolk State was one of the first institutions to receive gifts, totaling $1.6 million, during a presentation ceremony.

The university will use the funding for general scholarships, according to officials from the NSU Office of University Advancement. The sorority’s leadership announced earlier this year that the organization would distribute funding from its $10 million endowment to 96 accredited HBCUs over the next four years.