Delta Sigma Theta grad, undergrad chapters to host economic forum

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter and Delta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated serve as one of the distinguished speakers for an Economic Development Forum Saturday, November 17 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Dr. Bettye J. Williams, chair of the Program Planning and Development Committee, the forum is a national initiative in all chapters throughout the United States will be observing as one of the chapter initiatives. The theme of the forum is “Create a Plan: Entrepreneurship, Financial, and Estate Planning.”

Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣΘ) is a not-for profit Greek-lettered sorority of college-educated women who perform public service and place emphasis on the African American community. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. The first public act performed by the Delta Founders involved their participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930.

Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world. A sisterhood of more than 300,000 predominantly Black college-educated women, the sorority currently has over 1,000 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.

For More Information, call Bettye J. Williams at (870) 536-3073 or Renisha Ward at (601) 509-7412.

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