Delta Mu Foundation Awards Five Scholarships

The Delta Mu Boule Educational Foundation, Fort Worth/Arlington, TX, awarded scholarships to five African American students at a reception for the recipients and their families on June 5, 2021, at the Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, TX. Each recipient received a $2500 scholarship. In addition to our scholars and their families, the Foundation was also graced with the presence of three widowed Archousai, Laura Rodgers, spouse of the late Archon Nish Rodgers, Sharon Croxton, spouse of the late Archon Harry Croxton, and Sheila Babers, spouse of the late Archon Don Babers. Our corporate sponsors, Satori Capital and BSNF Railway, also had representatives present to receive their plaques of appreciation for their stellar donations to our scholarship program. Our Scholarships were awarded to:

  • Tazwell Wooten, a graduating senior from All Saints Episcopal School where he has been attending on scholarship. He will be a film/design major at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He was awared the first Washington Johnson Scholarship, named for the late Archon Washington Johnson, the first Sire Archon of Delta Mu Boule. Tazwell was unable to attend the reception due to his recent move.
  • Corey Anthony is a graduating senior from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School. He plans to major in psychology at Howard University in Washington, DC. Corey was the recipient of the first Nish Rodgers Scholarship. The late Nish Rodgers was Delta Mu’s first Sire-Elect and passed away as he was to assume his Sire Archon duties.
  • Nicklaus Utsey is a graduating senior from Paul Lawrence Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy. He will major in journalism at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will be the first recipient of the Harry Croxton Scholarship. The late Harry Croxton was the treasurer of the Foundation for many years and took charge of the accounting duties until his passing.
  • Jakari Buie is a graduating senior from Seguin High School in Arlington, TX. Jakari will major in business and finance at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. Jakari is the first recipient of the Donald Babers Scholarship. Archon Babers, a former Delta Mu Sire, died in 2020.
  • Kendyll Locke is currently a student at the University of North Texas and was awarded a one-time scholarship of $2500 to assist him in the completion of his final year of college. Through advanced placement and college courses taken while in high school Kendyll has accelerated his program and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2022. He plans to seek admission to law school.
Delta Mu Education Foundation Chairman, William “Bill” Traylor, extending greetings to all
Delta Mu Boule’s Sire Archon, John Barnett, making remarks
Delta Mu Boule’s Sire Archon-Elect, Curtis Harris, introducing our recipients
Archon Keon Anderson introducing our guest speaker
Guest Speaker, Principal Rodney White of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy
Chairman Traylor presenting a plaque of appreciation to corporate sponsor Satori Capital representative, Ms. Cami Miller
Pictured from left to right; Archon Ryan Mays one of Delta Mu Boule’s founders and Laura Rodgers, the widow of the late Archon Nish Rodgers, presenting the Nish Rodgers Scholarship to recipient Corey Anthony, II, with Chairman Traylor on the far right
Pictured from left to right, Archon Ryan Mays and Sharon Croxton, the widow of the late Harry Croxton, presenting the Harry Croxton Scholarship to Nicklaus Utsey, with Chairman Traylor on the right.
Archon Ryan Mays and Sheila Babers, the widow of the late Archon Don Babers, presenting the Don Babers Scholarship to Jakari Buie, with Chaiman Traylor on the right
Archon Ryan Mays and Qiosha Dickson, the mother of recipient Kendyll Locke, presenting the Delta Mu Boule’ Scholarship to Kendyll Locke, with Chairman Traylor on the right
Group photo of the attendees From left to right on the top row: Archons Ken Hampton, Curtis Harris, Keon Anderson, Ryan Mays, Wayne Brown, Mr. Robert Utsey, Mrs. Debora Utsey, Archon Jim Austin, Corey Anthony, Ms. Priscilla Anthony, Archon Richard Stewart, Ms. Carmenia Sturges, Principal Rodney White, Ms. Qiosha Dickson, Sire Archon John Barnett, Archons Don Washington and William Traylor. On the front row, from left to right Ms. Laura Rodgers, Ms. Sheila Babers, Ms. Cami Miller, Nicklaus Utsey, Corey Anthony,II, Jakari Buie, Kendyll Lockje, Mrs. Jeanelle Davis and Ms. Sharon Croston
Chairman Traylor presenting a plaque of appreciation to our corporate BNSF Railway through its representative Mrs. Jeanelle Davis
Our widowed Archousai, from left to right, Ms. Laura Rodgers, Ms. Sheila Babers and Ms. Sharon Croxton whose late husbands and Archons were honored in the naming of three (3) of our five scholarships