National PanHellenic’s annual step show

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Marshall University’s National PanHellenic Council held its annual step show Saturday at the Keith Albee Theater.

A disc jokey provided music and concessions were avaibale for the crowd.

“I attended the step show because I wanted to see and support the different Greek organizations participating in the show,” said Kayla Marshall, Marshall graduate and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

The NPHC is made up of the Divine 9, nine historically African American, international Greek letter fraternities and sororities.

“I enjoyed the camaraderie of all our Marshall University students, staff and Greeks at this years step show,” said Jon Austin, Marshall graduate and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. “It exemplified the family reunion feel that Homecoming always brings forth.”

“It is essential that non-Divine 9 members know that members of the NPHC are more than just stepping and rhythmic talent; stepping is just one of the many intricacies that the Divine 9 embodies,” Austin said. “We are students, mentors, community service advocates, scholars, graduates and leaders of Marshall University. Stepping is a rich tradition within our organization but it does not define the D9. We are so much more.”

“If you weren’t able to be at this year’s step show you have really missed a good time and I encourage you to come out next time around,” said Rinesha Jackson, junior exercise science and pre physical therapy major.

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