Submitted by Nicole Duncan-Smith
The Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted its 40th Annual Black College Fair on Saturday, March 4at M.S. 032 Stephen Decatur: Magnet School of Leadership, Exploration, and the Arts.
The theme was: “Forty Years of HBCUs Excellence, the Legacy Continues.”
Once again, students, parents, and guardians came from far and white to engage 25 HBCUs alumni reps and talk about the benefits of attending a Black college. Several non-profit organizations and other Divine 9 organizations also were present, all sharing important resources regarding student support, internships, and scholarships.
The effort echoes the chapter’s commitment to celebrating Black excellence and scholarship by serving as an entry point for students to learn about the value of HBCUs. It is also another example of how invested the chapter is in our mission to provide students in the NYC area the resources to successfully matriculate, including an opportunity to apply for multiple Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter scholarships.
During the fair, the committee played a video reel that highlighted testimonials from chapter sorors who graduated from HBCUs.
More than 300 attendees had the opportunity to attend a financial aid workshop and a panel where HBCU alumni reflected on their time on campus. They spoke about why they chose their respective schools, student life, and detailed the professional advantages of graduating from a Black college or university. Lastly, to give guests just a taste of true campus life, the Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter sponsored performances from step teams Bronx Gems and Mammoth Steppers of Leadership Prep of Ocean Hill, Brownsville, the Brooklyn United Marching Band, and the Victory Music Dance Company.