(L-R) Toni Counts Rose (Scholarship Committee Chairman), James Thomas II, Jake Keller, Stephanie Magee, Tanita Indelicato, Nicole Tolbert, and Tamla Roberts (Chapter President). Photo by Jason Lewis
The San Fernando Valley Chapter honored five students at their 3rd Annual Afternoon Tea and Scholarship Fundraiser
By Jason Lewis
Sentinel Staff Writer
The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter, put on their nicest dresses, their elegant hats, and they all met at the beautiful Calabasas Country Club for a tea party.
This tea party was not just a high class social event, this tea party was held so that they could award $10,000 in scholarship money to five deserving students. Tanita Indelicato, Stephanie Magee, Jake Keller, Nicole Tolbert, and James Thomas II benefited from the chapter’s fundraising efforts.
Indelicato currently attends Pierce College and has a 3.5 GPA. She will transfer to CSUN this fall where she plans to obtain her Bachelors degree and further her studies at USC for her doctorate. Her goal is to create programs that will address social issues among the African-American and Latino communities.
Magee attends Bishop Alemany high school and has a 3.02 GPA. She has been accepted at Boise State University and Grand Canyon University where she plans to study mass media because she believes television, radio, film, the Internet, and magazines are such persuasive mediums.
Keller attends Golden Valley high school and has a 3.27 GPA. He plans to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and major in hospitality management and culinary arts. He loves cooking and the joy and comfort good food brings to other people as well.
Tolbert attends Campbell Hall high school and has a 3.8 GPA. She applied to Loyola University Chicago and University of San Francisco. She plans to study in the field of psychology and has a special interest in neurology and clinical psychology.
Thomas attends Oaks Christian high school and has a 3.47 GPA. He plans to attend Lincoln University, a prestigious Black college. Thomas has two appealing interests, medicine and psychology. He is interested in the medical field because he was blown away by learning how complex and perfectly designed our bodies are during his classes in anatomy and physiology.
These are five very deserving students who are assets to our community.
This event was in part to celebrate these students’ accomplishments, but it was also to have a good time, and that is what these ladies provided their guests.
“Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter has done it again,” Tamla Roberts, Chapter President, said. “Another sold out event. Our guests seemed very pleased with every aspect of the fundraiser, especially the entertainment by the Keschia Potter Quartet. Rave reviews circulated throughout the room. Our Afternoon Tea is definitely becoming an event not to be missed. A special thank you goes to this year’s Fundraiser Committee Chairman, Cydney Junius, and her committee for a job well done.”
Since its chartering in 1990, Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter has emphasized supporting deserving college-bound students in the San Fernando Valley with their expenses through scholarship awards. The Annual Afternoon Tea is the chapter’s preeminent fundraising endeavor. The chapter is comprised of women who use the special skills and expertise developed in their working life to design and implement a program of service that addresses a broad spectrum of issues and concerns aligned with the national program initiatives. For more information on Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter and its programs, visit www.aka-slo.com.