A Home for the ‘Divine Nine’

NPHC Plots and Gardens project
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wearing of the Black & Gold. The annual homecoming Blood Drive. The King Street parade. The alumni breakfast and tailgating. All of these are long-established traditions around homecoming at Appalachian. This weekend, hundreds of alumni and their families will come back “home” to celebrate their personal traditions.

It is my pleasure to announce the launch of a new tradition, a long time in the making. A site on our campus for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Plots and Gardens project will be dedicated Saturday morning. The space will serve as a formal gathering space for “The Divine Nine,” the historically black Greek letter organizations that make up the NPHC. At the ceremony, which is open to the public, an architectural drawing of the design will be unveiled.

It is time. It is our time.

Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor

Postscript - Alumna Mary Black Pritchett ’43 joined me for the Wake Forest – AppState game, Sept. 23. Listen to a short memory she shared about her time on campus.

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