Nine from the 'Divine 9'

The National Pan-Hellenic Council includes nine traditionally African-American Greek organizations, and UCA is the only university in Arkansas that currently has all nine groups represented.

In honor of UCA Homecoming week, NPHC will present $900 to Ida Burns Elementary School in Conway. All nine organizations were founded at institutions of higher learning, and the UCA chapters want to help the younger generation continue a legacy of academic excellence.

The UCA students will present nine $100 gift cards to Principal Cindy Thacker this Thursday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. They hope the gift cards will be distributed to nine teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms.