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Released Nov. 18, 2012

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Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter
P. O. Box 5244
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Contact: Terry Williams, Bobby Clark
Telephone: (864) 441-9067

2012 Luke H. Chatman Scholarship
winner named

Mayanna Pearson was selected as this year’s winner.

Greenville, South Carolina - Manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind have always been the efforts of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and of the Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter (GGL) here in Greenville. The Luke H. Chatman Memorial Scholarship which was named in honor of one of GGL’s most prestigious members is given each year to High School Students in Greenville County who excel in scholastic, extracurricular, and community activities.

Mayanna Pearson, GGL’s 2012 scholarship recipient, embodies these characteristics and much more. Upon graduation from Southside High School earlier this year Mayanna ranked 60 out of 160 students in her senior class and finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.417. She currently attends Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC where she is pursuing at degree in Education. After attaining her degree Mayanna plans to peruse her dream of opening a Charter school in order to better educate and mold Americas youth. Mayanna is a soft-spoken young lady but is also very ambition and possess a positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life. We are looking forward to her future knowing that it is a bright and promising one.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4, 1906. The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter was chartered on August 24, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina under the Umbrella of the National Organization and the first African-American Greek-Letter Alumni Chapter in the Upstate of South Carolina.


Committee Chair Bro. Williams congratulates
Mayanna Pearson, 2012 LHC Scholarship Winner .

Brother Luke Haze Chatman was born on August 18, 1921.  He was initiated into Gamma Gamma Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on May 18, 1949. As a dedicated member of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter, he held many chapter officers including Treasurer, Secretary and President.  In 1955 he became the first District Director of South Carolina and remain in that capacity until 1967.  In 1968 he was elected Southern Regional Vice President and held that position until 1972. Brother Chatman strongly believed that education would open all doors to success.  He worked tirelessly to improve the education system in Greenville County for more than 30 years.

The Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter looks forward to a lifelong relationship with Mayanna and is committed to helping Mayanna and others within the community. If you or anyone you know is interested in this scholarship please reach out to any member of the chapter or you can email Brother Terry Williams, for more details.

First of All, Servants of All, We shall Transcend All