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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Spring. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5311.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Spring. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5311

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1998 - Spring, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 19, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5311.

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Transcript service to all DEMETRIA CANTU "... you count your blessings. It really does the heart good" Jerrilyn Smallwood Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first black Greek organization that was established at the University of Houston, dedicated much of its time and efforts throughout the year to help those in need. "Service to all Mankind" is AKA's motto, and all 20 members did so by helping Just a Sister Away House. JASA is an outreach center for battered women and their children. AKA members collected baby clothing, bottles, diapers and toys to hold a baby shower for each person who needed help. In addition to the baby shower, AKA raffled tickets for a chance to win a new BMW Tickets sold for % 1 each, and the group raised over $750 for JASA. "We help them to get back on their feet. We've all been there, so we try to complete the cycle. It's a part of my life to give back what I've been given," said AKA member and junior disciplinary studies major Dana Enriquez. Alpha Kappa Alpha also held a fundraiser for the American Red Cross called Penny Pals, in which each member collected UH students' dirty pennies.This year, AKA helped raise over $ 100 for the Red Cross. "The more you give, the more you receive. When you help someone less fortunate, you can count your blessings. It really does the heart good," said AKA President Jerrdyn Smallwood, a senior theater major. Not only did AKA help those in need, but the group also hosted several functions in which hope and direction were highlighted in the themes. During the fall semester, AKA hosted "The Plight of the Black Student," in which guest speakers, such as Dr. Linda Reed, director of the African American Studies Department, talked about where the black student was going on the UH campus. "It's all about responsibility. It's 50/50. We need to take half of the responsibility, as does the faculty and staff. That's what will make the system better," said senior anthropology major Marjorie Brown. School spirit was also a major part of Alpha Kappa Alpha's atmosphere. Members participated in various Homecoming activities, such as Paint the UC and the banner contest. AKA also won second place overall in the "StrutYour Stuff" step contest. Alpha Kappa Alpha sisters strut their stuff as they groove to the music. AKA donated many hours and showed much dedication towards charities such as JASA House and the American Red Cross. Photo courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha