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Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission provides scholarship grant to Joliet’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

New Lenox, IL (June 10, 2014)--The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission has allocated $3,000 worth of scholarships to the Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Three $1,000 scholarships were given to Anna Gatson, Lincoln College; Kynede Kackson, Northern Illinois University; Courtney Toran, Robert Morris College; at the sorority’s Scholarship Tea on June 8. 

Photo caption: Pictured are students Anna Gatson, Lincoln College; Courtney Toran, Robert Morris College ; Kynede Kackson, Northern Illinois University; who all received $1,000 scholarships from the Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. through a grant given by The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission at the sorority’s Scholarship Tea on June 8 .

The Joliet Area, Kappa Mu Omega Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has for over 35 years supported and recognized excellence in education throughout the Joliet and South Suburban Areas. 

“Tealight Foundation is thankful to the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission,” said Pat Meade, President of the Tealight Foundation of the Kappa Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  “Providing scholarships increases the community's awareness of education, allows students to further their education, and enables them to eventually give back to the community in a positive way.” 

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority awards scholarships to students who demonstrate good grades and community service. With the help of Silver Cross’ Healthy Community Commission, they are able to grant new scholarships to deserving individuals. Scholarship recipients must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433 and 60436. 

The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission (HCC) is to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.  

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black women on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. The Kappa Mu Omega Chapter in Joliet was chartered in 1975. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit http://www.silvercross.org/ or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

 

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