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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to Remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Events
Scholarship Gala – "Realizing the Dream: Building Onto Our Legacy" – to highlight MLK Activities

Greenville, SC, December 28, 2006 – 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 hold its Scholarship Gala – "Realizing the Dream: Building Onto Our Legacy" on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 6:30 pm at the Greenville Hilton. This year's celebration will honor Dr. King with song, dance, and spoken word coming from Greenville’s very own Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theatre for Youth.

This will be the 28th annual MLK event and will feature a return performance by Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theatre for Youth.

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 $750 award that continuously supports high school students who enroll in an accredited college or university for 4 years.

Tickets are $40.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC, 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, or by contacting Rudy Simmons at 864-884-1906.

Go to High School, Go To College Award Program and College Fair will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2007 from 9am – 2pm at Furman University in Younts Conference Center. 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 300 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 Rudy Simmons, MLK 2007 Chairman at


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