Greetings and Welcome to the Education Program Page of the Mighty Eastern Region, I trust this correspondence finds you well. Below and attached to this correspondence you will find the 2020-21 Education Initiatives for the Mighty Eastern Region that were presented during the 2020 Eastern Regional Leadership Retreat. As Men of Sigma it is my honor and privilege to provide leadership to one of the cornerstones of our collective bonds as Brothers, Scholarship. In the words of our dearly beloved Brother, Inventor, and Scientist – George Washington Carver, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom!” Our Educational Initiatives are listed below:
- RAISING MONEY FOR AND PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS
- ORATORICAL & DEBATE
- CONTINUING EDCUATION INITIATIVE
Educational Stakeholders of the Eastern Region please ensure that you highlight any and all educational activities and programs on Social Media utilizing the #EDUCATION1914. Include pictures and descriptors because as a wondrous band it is Mission Critical that we increase our visibility in the communities that we serve as testament to the oath we took and the commitment in our collective hearts. We as educated men of Sigma have a duty to serve as a buffer and vanguard of the communities that we service against the coming uncertainty and expected difficulties of the new presidential administration. We have to be PRESENT in our communities and PROMOTING the culture for service that we all hold so dear; increase of the #EDUCATION1914 is an affirmative step toward that desired result. The Eastern Regional Director of Education is looking for an explosion of educational reporting utilizing #EDUCATION1914. The Region is looking to award two chapters (one graduate and one collegiate) with a monetary award and recognition at our upcoming Eastern Regional Conference for the chapters that utilize the #EDUCATION1914 to highlight and showcase their educational events and service to the community through our Adopt A School and/or Scholarship initiative. Become the model chapter by publicizing your events this fall! More details to follow during the upcoming State Meeting Season.
- Formalizing a partnership between Sigma chapters and local schools.
- Empowering disadvantaged youth through programming, fundraising, and advocacy.
- Providing opportunities for short-term structured mentorship.
- Encouraging collaboration across Sigma’s four program areas (Sigma Beta Club, Bigger and Better Business, Social Action, and Education).
In order to assist our chapters in their Adopt-A-School program, we are offering $500 Regional grant funding to assist in the cost of a program that they are currently executing or planning to execute at their Adopt-A-School.
Oratorical and Debate Contests:
The oratorical and debate contest will continue to be sponsored and supported by the Eastern Regional Director of Education. We must collectively be committed to making these competitions the showcases of intellectual discourse and eloquent oratory that they were designed to be. Graduate advisors, chapter presidents, area directors, chapter education chairs and state education chairs all share in the collective responsibility to encourage our collegians to participate in this showcase. The skill sets that can be honed and perfected in this contest have cross applications in the job market that is simply unparalleled.
The themes, monetary prizes and chapter trophies will come through your State Directors of Education and supported by the region when you decide to implement. The information and rules on how to conduct a competition at the state level is all available on our national website. You can also go to www.debate-central.org in order to gain more clarity on the rules for conducting the Lincoln Douglas as well as the oratorical contests at the state level or contact me directly Education@pbseast.org for more information.
Continuing Education Initiative:
Fully-financial Collegiate and Alumni members are able to submit an application for a $250.00 Eastern Region Continuing Education Scholarship. This reimbursement scholarship is being established to encourage and support Brothers who have taken the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, and or other Professional Licensure exams and passed them between September 2020 – March 2021.
Eligible Brothers should click on the survey below to apply for the scholarships. When completing the survey, you will need to upload a recommendation from your Chapter President, a copy of payment, a copy of your test score.
Eastern Region Education Team:
Bro. Dr. Dwayne Dixon (Delawre)
Bro. Justin Artenant (New Jersey)
Bro. tonto Corbin (Maryland)
Bro. Lajuane Trusty (Virginia)
Bro. Akil Mondisir (NE/CT/RI)
Bro. Maurice Jones (Pennsylvania)
Bro. Dennis Matthew (New York)