AKA Pays It Forward Empowering Students With College and Career

Shown at the event are organizers and presenters: (Seated) l-r : Siera Patrick, Lois Prime, Mary Davis, Rose Leger, and Vanessa Givens. (Standing): Garielle Josey, Betty Burney, Hal Gray, Assunta Bolden, Anquinette Calhoun, Lovely Sainsurin and Evelyn Tukes

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Gamma Rho Omega Chapter presented the 7th Beyond High School Seminar at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church’s BEST Academy last weekend to over 150 Duval County middle and high school students. Attendees received answer to their questions about college during a round-table discussion with students from Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and University of North Florida.

Betty S. Burney, former DCPS board member served as the moderator for the day which included workshop sessions on financial aid, scholarships and information on careers and college alternatives. Presenters included Dale Bell, Gwen Flanders, LTC Vanessa Givens of the U.S. Navy and Ramona Cobb of First Community Credit Union.

The seminar was coordinated by the organization’s Scholarship Committee chaired by Lois Peterson Prime.

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