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from the Delta Archives by ael acimnr JOURNAL Spring 2014 s83 Stained Glass Window Continued from page 26 Current and former members of Howard University Alpha Chapter heavily supported the project. Alpha chapter members initiated a centen-nial fundraiser challenge across their chapter lineage with the goal of rais-ing 50 percent of the funds for the project. The remaining 50 percent was raised by the centennial host chapter’s fundraising committee. In addition, members of the sorority who are faculty and staff at Howard University created a commemorative notecard featuring the artist render-ing of the window that was distrib-uted during Howard University Day activities during Centennial Found-ers Weekend in Jan. 2013. s Collegiate Luncheon Continued from page 42 displayed on a screen. The South-west region was awarded for having the highest number of participants selected for the program. The gradu-ation ended with a brief acknowledg-ment of all the program participants and a procession of cohorts. Soror Deloris Drake, member, Na-tional Leadership Academy, said the hard work of organizing the program pays off during the cohort gradua-tions. “The graduation is a culmination of hard work that has been put on and highlighted by very phenomenal and dynamic women,” Drake said. “These women are our future leaders and I think we are in very good hands.” Qualified sorors are urged to ap-ply to the Leadership DELTA Program for their 2013-2014 cohort. Applica-tions will be available in the spring of 2014. s enue to HBCUs,” said William R. Har-vey, Hampton University president and chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, in a statement. On August 16, 2013, the Depart-ment of Education released a report stating that there were 39,206 HBCU Parent PLUS Loan denials (or 68% of all HBCU applicants) between March 2013 and August 2013. “The sustainability of the insti-tutions that serve these students is critical to maintaining a high stan-dard of education in this country,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, 21st National President of Delta Sigma Theta and CBC Chair in a statement. “This is no longer an issue that can be discussed. The issue must be addressed and the policy must be fixed now.” Alternatives in perilous times There are several steps you can take if your PPL is denied: • Appeal: The Department of Edu-cation has increased the number of loan approvals in the U.S. as a result of the appeal process im-plemented. If you or your parent are denied the loan based on your credit, be sure to take the extra step to appeal the decision. For more information, contact the department at (800) 557-7394 or visit the website at http://www. direct.ed.gov/dlq-a.html. • Get an Endorsement: You may have someone endorse the loan. This person would be respon-sible to repay the loan if you are unable to make the payments. • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Students whose parents are turned down for PLUS loans can borrow more on their own -- up to an additional $5,000 per year in federal unsubsidized loans. They can also turn to pri-vate lenders – although some lenders say their standards for private loans are more stringent than the government’s require-ments for PLUS loans. Only one parent must apply for a PLUS loan and be denied based on adverse credit. However, if both par-ents apply independently and one is approved, the student is not eligible for the unsubsidized loan amount. s Threat to HBCUs Continued from page 66 Members of Delta Sigma Theta participate in the “Write for Civil Rights - March to the Mailbox” campaign with the Honorable William Byron Rumford, following a social action luncheon. PICTURED (L - R) Audrey Grey; Ollie Owens; Ellen Law, Farwest regional director; Catherine Drake; Emma Dupree; Geraldine P. Woods, 13th National President; and William Byron Rumford, author and promoter of the 1963 Fair Housing Act Proposition 14 of California. DSQ


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