Wilmington, North Carolina
The North Carolina State Organization
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Mrs. Sophia Kelly Floyd
Theta Chapter Mourns the Loss of Sophia Floyd
Sophia Kelly Floyd passed away on November 22, 2022 in Pender County. Sophie was a graduate of East Carolina University and taught Business Education in Pender County Schools for 36 years. She was inducted into Theta Chapter in 1961 and served as Treasurer and a member of the Finance Committee. In 2011 Theta Chapter celebrated Sophia's 50th year of membership in DKG. Sophie was the first 50 year member for Theta Chapter.
Theta Chapter Contributes to Education through Grants and Scholarships
Marilyn F Grinwis Gray Scholarship
The Marilyn F Grinwis Gray Scholarship, established by Theta Chapter in 2018, is awarded to individuals who are currently enrolled in Music Education or Elementary Education degree programs at a recognized college or university in North Carolina. Ms. Gray had a passion for children and for music. Applicants need not be members of Delta Kappa Gamma International.
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Theta Chapter)
Previously known as the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship (Beta Phi Chapter), the name was changed when Beta Phi officially merged with Theta in 2020. This is a fully endowed scholarship, managed by UNCW. It is to be used to assist students pursuing a degree offered by the Watson School of Education at UNCW.
Marguerite Bellois- Delta Kappa Gamma- Theta Chapter Award
This annually funded award (at least $1000 per year) is offered from the interest earned on funds left to Beta Phi Chapter by former member Marguerite Bellois. Awards from this fund are managed by the Watson School of Education at UNCW. The intent of the award is to provide students with funds not otherwise available through scholarships, grants, or similar sources to assist pre-elementary, pre-middle school grades, pre-education of young children, pre-special education, incoming allied and secondary students, as well as Watson School students in their final semester of coursework with paying for their required testing and licensure exam fees to gain admission into the Watson School of Education at UNCW or to meet the requirements for teacher licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This is a need-based award (determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.) The amount of an award is determined by the Watson School of Education and will not exceed the total cost required by tests or licensure.
Theta Chapter Classroom Grants
Classroom grants, up to $500, are available to New Hanover and Pender County educators in the fall of each school year for classroom projects determined by the applicant. Educators receiving a grant must be willing to share with Theta chapter members how the project positively impacted classroom learning in a short presentation at a future chapter meeting.
Upcoming Chapter MeetingsAll meetings begin at 10:30 am.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Special Guests - Region IV Director Tammy Albright and Delta Iota Chapter Members
New Hanover County Arboretum 6206 Oleander Drive
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Founders Day Luncheon at the Wrightsville Beach Rec Center
Program: "Theta: Past-Present-Future"
Saturday, May 6, 2023Pine Valley Library - Pelican Room
2022 Theta Educator Grant Winners present...
2022 Educator Grant application now open!