So if you live under a rock and have not seen the thousands of posts from these lovely ladies yesterday to bring in their two year AKAversary with the biggest bang that seemed to have shut down social media (Lordt lol), today is all about Pearls of C.U.L.T.U.R.E. (P.O.C.) - the Fall 2014 line of Pi Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at my alma mater, the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
[Let's get personal] I felt the urge to write this blog because of the love I have for this group on young women. For most of this huge line of 36, there was already a relationship there between you and I through mentor-ship, deep Student Union conversations, and mutual interests as college students looking to make a difference. I remember watching your probate and feeling so proud that you all made it into greek life to show a positive influence on our brothers and sisters. You are such an influential line not only being the largest line to cross at UCF, but also being a group of powerful BLACK women with a drive that cannot be distracted. You all changed the scope of greek life at UCF by simply going as hard as possible to the point where everyone had to step up or fall behind. You all inspire others more than you know inside and outside of greek life. As a fellow member of the Divine Nine, I appreciate your contributions to our greater cause. I pray that you all continue your individual and group successes as you grow beyond the UCF community. I am a fan of black excellence, so you have my support the whole way. One time for P.O.C. (Pretty Gvng) !
- With love, Pvyne
P.S. I remember writing out individual qualities I appreciated about each and every one of you way back after your probate and I am extremely proud to see that those qualities still shine through today.