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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents Annual Educational Scholarships


Chapel Hill, NC – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated encourages and supports the advancement of educational opportunities for all. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta carries out the charge by awarding scholarships to graduating students in the chapter’s service area of Orange and Chatham Counties. The chapter has awarded over $150,000 in scholarship aid to 225 students since its chartering on March 18, 1979.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently awarded $4,750.00 in scholarships to seven (7) graduating seniors in Chatham and Orange County schools.  A reception for the students and their families was held on May 20, 2017 in Chapel Hill.

(Pictured left to right): Jamison Dorsey (Northwood High), Alexis Baldwin (Orange High), Paul McLaughlin (Chapel Hill High), Qwai-zia Pennix (Jordan-Matthews High), Kayla Merriweather (E. Chapel Hill High), Arianna Hinton (Cedar Ridge High), and Kristian Eanes (Northwood High)

Paul McLaughlin (Chapel Hill High Sc

hool) will attend Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. received $500;  Kayla Merriweather (East Chapel Hill High School) will attend New York University received $750; Arianna Hinton, (Cedar Ridge High School) will attend North Carolina State University received $750; Jamison Dorsey (Northwood High School) will attend The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill  received $750; Kristian Eanes (Northwood High School) will attend Queens College received $750; Qwia-zia Pennix (Jordan-Matthews High School) will attend Elon College  received $750; and Alexis Baldwin (Orange High School) will attend North Carolina State University received $500.

About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities.  Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 900 chapters worldwide and has initiated over 300,000 members.  The sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to develop its national programs.  For more information, please visit


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Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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