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Released 2/15/02
Updated 2/15/02

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"Remember the Dream, Encourage Youth" Theme of
GGL's MLK Youth Program and College Fair

Greenville, SC: The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity held it 23rd annual MLK Youth Program and College Fair at Southside High School on Saturday January 19, 2002. Despite bad weather, seventy-five people attended the events which awarded students from 10 local high schools. The theme of the Program and Fair was "Remember the Dream, Encourage Youth" and was sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities. The day's event were the beginning of the Chapter's annual MLK event ending with the MLK Banquet on Monday night.

The College Fair held earlier that morning; had nine representatives and two sessions on the topics "What to expect from your first year in College" and What you need to know about Financial Aid". The nine college represented were Converse College, Benedict College, Claflin College, The Citidel, Clemson University, Voorhees College, Presbyterian College, USC-Spantanburg, and Erskine College.

"What to expect from your First year in College" was moderated by Berney Samuels and featured undergraduates from Clemson University and Lander University's Roy Rasheed . The Second Session, "What you need to know about Financial", was moderated by Rudy Simmons and featured expert opinion from Jerel Arceneaux of University of South Carolina's Financial Aid Office.

The Youth Program awarded 124 students certificates in five areas: Academics, Art, Athletics, Leadership, and Music. Approximately 40 students were present to receive awards. Remaining and corrected certificates have been sent to schools, and students who were not present can received their certificates from the their local school's Guidance Office.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is the nation's first African-American Greek-letter fraternity established by college students. Established on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University, Alpha Phi Alpha has more than 750 chapters worldwide with over 100,000 members. Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter is the Greenville chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha established in 1941.

Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. was established in 1966 by George W. Jenkins, Founder of Publix. The foundation focuses on youth and education. Charities' philanthropy is channeled toward nonprofit agencies with a special emphasis on United Way and its representative agencies. It also supports many other efforts in the communities where Publix Super Markets operates. For more information, please view their web site,


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