Thursday, December 1, 2011

African American Employee Council of Delta College Sponsors “Chicken & Waffle” Fundraiser, Dec. 8

Don’t miss an evening of great food, entertainment, cultural expression…and help Delta College students while you’re at it!

The African American Employee Council (AAEC) of Delta College is hosting a "Chicken and Waffle" fundraiser at San Joaquin Delta College on Thursday, December 8, at 5:00 p.m. in Danner Hall.

AAEC is bringing this traditional southern classic (made famous by Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles) to Stockton to raise money for student scholarships and to support AAEC events. In addition to great food, the event will include a live Jazz/R&B band, a student performance, vendors, and more. Pre-sale tickets are $10.00.

Every year the AAEC provides four $250.00 scholarships to continuing students of African descent at Delta College. Providing student scholarships is central to the AAEC mission to promote education and academic achievement within the African American community. In addition to the student scholarships, AAEC host a Celebration of Black Graduates to recognize the academic achievements of students receiving an associate degree.

The event serves as a cultural transition ceremony where graduates experience a series of African rituals designed to prepare them along the next phase of their journey. Each student is conferred with a hand woven Kente strip from Ghana, West Africa, which symbolizes the historical and cultural tradition of striving for excellence. The ceremony is meant to remind students of their accomplishments, and reinforce their responsibility to continue “that which is good.” By supporting this event you will partner with AAEC to nurture academic achievement in the African American community through activities that promote cultural awareness.

Chicken & Waffle FundraiserFor more information or to purchase tickets, contact: AAEC President Solyn Laney at: 209-954-5151, x6258, or event coordinator Aja Butler, 209-954-5100.

Media Advisory For More Information Contact: Aja Butler. Director of Student Activities/ASBG Advisor. (209) 954-5100.

San Joaquin Delta College 5151 Pacific Ave Stockton, California 95207 (209) 954-5151

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