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Amazon, IBM, BlackRock, Procter and Gamble, Pepsi Co., and Seibert Williams Shank & Co. | IOTA BETA LAMBDA CHAPTER Over the last 20+ years, the Iota Beta Lambda Chapter has provided college scholarships in some way to graduating high school seniors in Brevard County, Fla. continuing their education. That same community impact has continued this year with the award of Iota Beta Lambda Chapter scholarships to six high school students, including: Jalynn French, a graduate of Rockledge High School, who will be attending Florida A&M University where she will pursue her goal of becoming a nurse; Zyon Hayden, a graduate of Bayside High School, who was a member of the football team, active in the community, will be attending Friends University (Wichita, Kansas) and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and will also be part of their Football team; Dalyn Sims, a graduate of Rockledge High School, a member of the Varsity Boys basketball team among other activities, who will be attending Bethune-Cookman University, where he plans to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering; Mikyla Tolivert, a graduate of Palm Bay Magnet High School, excelled in basketball recognized as Florida Today Player of the Year, Breakfast of Champions Player of the Year, Brevard Sports Network Player of the Year, 5A-District 12 Player of the Year, Florida High School Athletic Association 5A Player of the Year, who made history as the first athlete in Brevard County to ever win the Florida Dairy Farmers 2020 Player of the Year, will be attending Georgia State University, and majoring in PreLaw, where she will be part of the Women’s Basketball team and intends on continuing her education to receive her Master’s Degree; Azaria Watkins, a graduate of Titusville High School, actively involved in extra-curricular activities, including as Student Senate President and Lieutenant Governor of the Key Club, who will be attending Valdosta State University, and majoring in Psychology, to be a Behavioral Specialist; and lastly, Jayden Weatherspoon, a graduate of Viera High School, who participated in basketball and worked part time, will be attending Edward Waters College and pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Sports Management. | IOTA PI LAMBDA CHAPTER Brothers from across Miami-Dade County, convened at Sgt. Joseph Delancey Park in Richmond Heights, Florida to walk and raise awareness about the need to support pregnant mothers through the research, advocacy, and maternal aid provided by the March of Dimes. As part of the March for Babies campaign, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter engaged in social media fundraising CONVENTION ISSUE

with the proceeds going directly to the March of Dimes. The chapter spread its message through email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sparking online conversations about the March of Dimes and its vital services. Additionally, to foster community engagement for the event, the Chapter invited the Mu Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., in the spirit of the Gwen Carmen Alpha Phi Alpha/Zeta Phi Beta Fundraising Challenge. The advocacy of the Brothers resulted in more than $2,700 raised for the March of Dimes. “Our chapter stands with March of Dimes to fight for the health of all moms and babies,” said Chapter President Brother Leslie Elus. “Families in our community and across the country are touched by the fundraising we do, and we won’t stop until we reach our goal of building a better future for us all.” | BETA BETA LAMBDA CHAPTER At the start of 2021, Beta Beta Lambda Chapter conducted a series of events dedicated to the memory of Brother Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., beginning with MLK Day of Service held on Saturday, January 16th. Chapter members, the chapter’s mentee group the Knights of Gold, and College Brothers from the Delta Psi Chapter at Florida Memorial University and Tau Delta Chapter at Florida International University, as well as family members and friends conducted a trash cleanup activity on the alumni chapter’s designated Adopt-A-Highway located on Northwest 183rd Street between 37th and 47th Avenues in Miami Gardens Florida. On Sunday, Jan. 17, the Chapter played an active role in the virtual church service celebrating the outstanding life of Brother King, partnering with the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, the Greater Miami Chapter of the Links, and the Jack and Jill Chapters of Miami Fl and South Miami Fl. The service which was pre-recorded was streamed on Zoom and the Church’s YouTube channel. During the service, the Chapter donated $500. And finally, on Monday, Jan. 18, the Chapter participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 5000 Role Model Virtual Scholarship Breakfast. As a sponsoring partner of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Foundation, the Chapter donated $1000.00 towards the effort. The event was also streamed live on YouTube. | DELTA XI LAMBDA CHAPTER Literacy development starts early in life and is highly correlated with academic achievement. With this in 41

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