Opening Session: The Keepers of the Legacy – A Tribute to the Divine 9
Location: Centennial I
HBCU’s are the foundation of the Divine 9 – the historically black fraternities and sororities. The Divine 9 are inherently vested in the sustainability of HBCU’s as alumni and members of their individual Greek-letter organizations. This dialogue will shed light on the present strengths and vulnerabilities of their alma maters and provide an opportunity for the Divine 9 leaders to discuss their options for building alliances and supporting HBCU’s through their network of members.
Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. & National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, City of Atlanta
Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President & CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
Panelists: Divine 9 Representatives
Dr. Everett Ward, President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Carolyn G. Randolph, South Atlantic Regional Director, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. David Marion, Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Kendra Hatcher King, National Brand Director, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Griena Knight Davis, International Grand Anti-Grammateus, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Hon. Daryl A. Anderson, Sr., International Executive Director, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
~ Award Presentation to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ~