The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, a national organization of women in the education profession, sponsored its fourth city wide WALK for EDUCATION on Saturday, November 8. This activity kicked off the nation’s week long observance of American Education Week from November 16-22.
The purpose of the walk was to restructure the community’s awareness of the National Celebration as well as encourage walking for health and to provide the opportunity for extended family activities.
This year the walk included: alumni representation from Miles College, Alabama State University, Birmingham Southern College, Alabama A & M University, and Tuskegee University; Girl Scouts from local troops (who led the Pledge of Allegiance), their parents and friends; members of Junior Imperial/Imperialite Club; and the sponsoring organization of NU Chapter of Birmingham. Affiliate groups of the chapter – youth groups (Xinos and Kudos), Hub Parents, Anthropos and Kappa Omicron Tau (College Guidance Group) also participated.
Chapter books and other school supplies were given to the children. Healthy fruit treats and household trinkets were given as rewards for those who walked collectively over 500 miles. In addition to this activity, NU Chapter will provide tokens of appreciation to teachers of Bush Hill Academy. The coordination for this gesture was Mary Jackson. Other recognitions are given to students and staff for their quest for a Remarkable School.
The chapter Basileus is Jerrie Foster. The chairs for the Walk were Peggie Myles and Donna Lohman. Members of the chapter – Frances Faulks, Angela Cox, and Teresa Nalls, assisted with registration and distribution of materials Other members present were Josetta Greene, Martha Barber, Tonya Griglen, Jocelyn Thigpen, and Carolyn Nelson.
Jocelyn Thigpen, Editor – Phi Delta Kappa NU News