Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), recently presented a $50,000 check to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The funds were part of a $100,000 endowment pledge to UAPB as a part of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, according to a news release.

On Feb. 28, UAPB Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander met with 31 other leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) at the Alpha Kappa Alpha International Headquarters at Chicago to accept the first installment of their award.

“Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has implemented the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund with the goal of investing in the future of our young people and the sustainability of our treasured HBCUs,” said Alpha Kappa Alpha International president, Glenda Glover. “Our organization has pledged to donate a total of $10 million dollars towards the endowment, and we are honored to provide UAPB the first $50,000 during our February event as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacies of all HBCUs.”

Details:, or for details about the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund, contact Cynthia Howell, 773-684-1282.