Grambling Deltas earn top scholastic award

The Delta Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues a rich legacy of scholarship, service and sisterhood.
These ideals were personified in one of the ladies’ recent scholastic accomplishments.

The Delta Iota Deltas received the “All-Star” Highest Collegiate Grade Point Average Award at their statewide meeting last weekend.The meeting was held in Monroe and was an opportunity to conduct Delta business with more than 500 Deltas and 37 chapters within the state.The chapter’s overall GPA was a 3.48.

“This was a proud moment for Delta Iota,” said Delta Iota chapter president Amber Williams.

Williams added that the chapter’s achievements spoke to the high academic standards. Delta Iota requires at least 2.75 GPA for membership intake.

The Delta Iota Deltas are not content with just scholarly recognition.
They have also had an intense semester filled with informative programs for the community.

One of the recent programs included last week’s financial awareness seminar in Jacob T. Stewart.

Titled “Consumer Savvy,” the program aligned with the organization’s five-point thrust.

The thrust includes economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement.

During Consumer Savvy, financial expert Jessica Alford counseled students with regard to their finances.

With 176.8 million credit cardholders in 2008, according to the 2010 The Survey of Consumer Payment Choice, financial accountability remains a concern.

The nation’s average total debt in 2009 included credit cards, mortgage, home equity, student loans and more.
That figure is $16,046, according to www.creditcards.com.

The dollars and sense/cents seminar resonated with students.

“If you can’t afford it, you don’t need it,” is just one handy tip from the seminar that stuck with me,” said Student Government Association secretary Arsenio Wilborn.

Wilborn is a psychology senior from Long Beach, Calif. and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

“I was glad to see the ladies of D.I. giving students valuable information in such a time as this,” he said.