|Posted by phibetasigma4una on January 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM|
The Sigmas of UNA are very grateful to everyone who helped make Thursday, January 9, 2014 as a fantastic, meaningful, memorable day. This Day was very special for the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma because it marked the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., at the campus of Howard University, by Honorable Brother A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Brother Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Brother Charles I. Brown, on January 9, 1914.
Fresh with the start of the Spring Semester, the Sigmas immediately got involved with a Winter Coat Drive campaign. A table was set up to receive coats, and the amount collected exceeded expectations, as around 30 garments were collected. We would like to say thank you to everyone who gave contributions, including the UNA Police Department.
Also on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, a Blue and White Wreath was placed at the Sigma Stone in the middle of campus and decorated.
On Thursday, January 9, 2014, the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma hosted a Back-to-School Bash to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary with the rest of the student body at UNA. Over a hundred guests attended, including a Brother from the Iota Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at Mississippi State University. The venue was decorated with Blue and White Balloons, and a presentation Table of the Centennial Cake - a beautiful 3-tiered Cake that had our 3 Greek Letters on top, 3 Stars and a Dove at the middle level, and the Dates: 1914-2014 on the bottom level. The cake was prepared by the Victorian Tea Room of Muscle Shoals, AL. Music was provided by DJ-Keek. We would like to say thank you to ALL of fellow students who came, and also recognize in appreciation Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, for sharing the occasion together. We also would like to thank the Director of Greek Life at UNA, Julie Fletcher, for her encouragement and for visiting, and the University of North Alabama for allowing us to schedule the event on campus, for publicizing the Centennial, and for providing the bottles of drinks for everyone. We say "Thank You" to the UNA Florala for representing and taking photos.
We were honored to receive a Centennial Greeting to the Chapter from the International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Brother Jonathan Mason. We also say thank you to the Governor of Alabama, Robent Bentley, for his Proclamation that January 9, 2014 was PHI BETA SIGMA DAY in Alabama.
Once again, we express our gratitude to everyone who helped make our Centennial Anniversary a fantastic, meaningful, memorable day.