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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., present grants

6/11/2014, 1:43 p.m.
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has allocated $3,000 worth of scholarships to the Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae ...

The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has allocated $3,000 worth of scholarships to the Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Three $1,000 scholarships were given to Anna Gatson, Lincoln College; Kynede Kackson, Northern Illinois University; Courtney Toran, Robert Morris College; at the sorority's Scholarship Tea on June 8.

The Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has for over 35 years supported and recognized excellence in education throughout the Joliet and South Suburban Areas.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority awards scholarships to students who demonstrate good grades and community service. With the help of Silver Cross' Healthy Community Commission, they are able to grant new scholarships to deserving individuals. Scholarship recipients must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433 and 60436.

The purpose of Silver Cross's Healthy Community Commission (HCC) is to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization's main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.