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Phi Sigma Sigma boosts scholarship fund at UVa-Wise


The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma chose an old fashioned yet proven method to raise some dough to sweeten an established scholarship fund at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The sorority held a bake sale in the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center to raise money for the “Everet J. Flanary Memorial and All Participants of the D-Day Invasion with the 116 Company 1st Army Scholarship.” 

“Our recruits have to do a philanthropy project for our Philanthropy Night, so we decided to bake and decorate cupcakes,” said Helen Osborne, chair of the Phi Sigma Sigma Philanthropy Committee. “It was a patriotic theme. We found out that Mr. Flanary was a veteran, so we decided to donate the profits to his scholarship.”

Erica Boggs, archon of the sorority, said the endeavor was a group effort, and one that the sisters plan to do again.

“It was really exciting,” Boggs said. “Scholarships are the only way I’m able to attend college, so knowing that this will help another student is very exciting.”

Sorority members presented the funds to Tami Ely, vice chancellor for development and college relations earlier this month.

“UVa-Wise has many caring and hardworking students who recognize the importance of scholarships and want to give back to others,” Ely said. “The Phi Sigma Sigma members are making a difference, and we are proud of their generosity.”