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Released December 17, 2009

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607

Contact: Bobby Clark


MLK Scholarship Gala scheduled for Jan. 17th
31st annual Gala will be held on Sunday this year.

Greenville, SC - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Gala will be held Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Younts Center on the Furman University Campus. This is fourth year that Gamma Gamma Lambda and Furman University are collaborating on the events on events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is departure from the normal date on Monday evening of Dr. King Holiday.

The Gala will feature local entertainment and honor this year's MLK Citizenship award winners, along past award winners. Tickets for the Gala can be obtained from any member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Call 864-888-7741 or e-mail for more information.

Along with the Gala, there are several other MLK events for January and February:

Friday, January 15, 2 PM
Freetown Stay-in School Pizza Party
Freetown Recreation Center

Saturday, February 6, 9 AM- 2 PM
Go to High School, Go to College
Upstate College Fair and Youth Award Program
University Center, Furman University

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice educationally and socially at Cornell. The founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. Gamma Gamma Lambda is the Greenville Chapter established in 1941.


First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All