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article icon Delta Upsilon Recognizes Distinguished Father at Kearney Campus MLK Program
Posted: January 31. 2011

Trenton, NJ – Jan 17, 2011 -- In support of President Barack Obama’s, Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative - Delta Upsilon recognized six fathers who have been consistently active in the lives of their children who are enrolled in Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Youth College during its Martin Luther King Program, Monday,  January 17, 2011, at the Kearney Campus College. 

More than 350 people participate in the event.  “We were honored to see our newly reclaimed Brother, Donald Davis, honored by the school for his 28 years’ of outstanding leadership as Director of the Youth College,” said Aula Sumbry, Chair, Delta Upsilon’s Social Committee.

In addition to a certificate from Delta Upsilon these six fathers will be honored in a later ceremony during which they will receive direct recognition from the office of the President of the United States. It should also be noted that Delta Upsilon has established and maintains and ongoing working relationship with Mercer County College’s Youth College.

Delta Upsilon’s Social Action Committee supports this worthy program as a serious strike against the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in Trenton, NJ.  According to one Trenton school administrator, more than two thirds of high school freshmen drop out, leave or face expulsion by the fourth year.  

We consider it an honor to encourage Misters: Wayne Walker, Shawn Slaughter, John Jenkins, Patrick Williams, Willie Hood and Peter Hollis, involved Fathers all. We also honored Brother Dr. Eugene Gadsen as our Chapter Father. In addition to Brothers Donald Davis and Dr. Gadsen, we want to thank Brothers Jeff Sumners, Terrence Carter, our Basileus Dr. Garry Keel and Committee Chair Aula Maarufu Sumbry.

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