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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Weekend Events
Scholarship Gala – "A Night Under the Greenville Stars" – to highlight MLK Activities

Greenville, SC, January 11, 2005 – The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will pay homage to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during its annual MLK commemorative weekend.

The Upstate Chapter will sponsor hold its Scholarship Gala – "Celebration of a King – A Night Under the Greenville Stars" on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the Greenville Hilton located at Haywood Road and Orchard Park Drive. This year's celebration will incorporate a mixture of local, state, and regional talent – combining various artistic expressions ranging from dance, rap, poetry, vocal, and drama.

This will be the 26th annual MLK event held by
Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter in Greenville.

This special event promises to be an entertaining and exciting evening as the local chapter raises funds for the Luke H. Chatman Scholarship. The Chatman scholarship is an annual $3000 award that supports an area high school student who enrolls in an accredited college or university.

Tickets are $35.00 and the event is open to the public. Interested persons can purchase tickets from any brother of the Greenville Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, tickets can be purchased on line by visiting the website,

Go to High School, Go To College Award Program and College Fair will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Southside High School. This program, which is also a part of our MLK events, honors high school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Academics, Art, Athletics, Music, and Leadership. Last year, over 255 award winners were recognized. Several regional colleges and universities will be on hand to share information about their curriculums and programs, admissions, and financial aid.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is the nation's oldest and largest predominantly black Greek-letter fraternity established by college students. Founded on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has more than 750 chapters worldwide with over 100,000 member initiated. Gamma Gamma Lambda is the Greenville Chapter established in 1941.

For more information about the MLK Gala or the Goto High School, Go to College Youth Program, please contact Charles Beasley, MLK 2005 Chairman at


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