Eta Beta Lambda and Delta Mu Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, held their 22nd Annual Dr. Evies O. Cranford Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship Banquet on Feb. 23 at the Hyatt.

This year’s banquet featured HBCU was Florida A & M University (FAMU) of Tallahassee, FL. The keynote speaker was Dr. William Hudson, VP of Student Affairs at FAMU. In remembrance of Dr. Evies Cranford, his son Cory and widow, Dr. Sharon Cranford kept the “shout-out” to HBCU alumnae tradition going this year.

The fraternity awarded $500 college scholarships to deserving local high school students: Amiah Oliver, Deron Dudley, William Butler and D’Aydrian Harding. Sydney Mansaw was one of two recipients of a $500 STEM scholarships presented by Westar Energy. Tanzin Azad received a $400 scholarship from the Alpha Widows, Gloria Williams, Sharon Cranford and Carolyn Goodman.