SORORITY HISTORY

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First Row: Winona Cargile Alexander, Madree Penn White, Wertie Blackwell Weaver, 
Vashti Turley Murphy, Ethel Cuff Black, Frederica Chase Dodd 

Second Row: Osceola Macarthy Adams, Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, Edna Brown Coleman, 
Edith Motte Young, Marguerite Young Alexander, Naomi Sewell Richardson, Eliza P. Shippen


Third Row: Zephyr Chisom Carter, Myra Davis Hemmings, Mamie Reddy Rose, Bertha Pitts Campbell, 
Florence Letcher Toms, Olive Jones, Jessie McGuire Dent, Jimmie Bugg Middleton, Ethel Carr Watson

The original artwork is a life-sized painting on canvas created by artist Tarleton Blackwell. The original hangs in the National Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

 

Founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University, the Sorority is currently a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women.

 

This includes 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.

 

The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  •  Economic Development 

  • Physical and Mental Health

  • Educational Development

  • Political Awareness and Involvement

  • International Awareness and Involvement

 

For more information, visit our national website at www.deltasigmatheta.org

Visit the Central Region’s Website at www.dstcentralregion.org

 

Chapter History

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Standing: Cheryl Mills, Michele McRoy, Lawanda Shockley, Contejean Peoples (Omega Omega), Sharon Reid (Omega Omega), Renee Kerr and Charlene Congo

Seated: Sonia Solomon and Thorolese Hunt

Not Pictured: Diane Butts, Gwendolyn Carr and Elaine Hicks

The Leavenworth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., was chartered on April 30, 1989 to provide quality community service and programming in the Leavenworth area.

 

The mission of Leavenworth Alumnae Chapter is to make a difference in the lives of people in the local communities through education, service, scholarship, and social action programs.

 

The Leavenworth Alumnae chapter's first official action was participation in Post Activities and Information Registration. (P.A.I.R.) Day at Fort Leavenworth. This semi-annual event provides a single point location for clubs, service organizations, and other activities to inform the community of their upcoming events. The Leavenworth Chapter used this venue to invite Sorors that are new to the area to become an active part of the chapter and community. 

 

The chapter was conceived by three torch bearers: Thorolese Hunt, Michele McRoy, and Charlene Wilson.

 

Charter Members:

Dianne L. Butts

Gwendolyn L. Carr

Elaine M. Hicks

Thorolese J. Hunt

Renee R. Kerr

Michele J. McRoy

Cheryl D. Mills

Contejean B. Peoples (Omega Omega)

Sharon L. Reid (Omega Omega)

LaWanda F. Shockley

Sonia R. Solomon

Charlene J. Wilson

Past Chapter Presidents

 


1989 - 1990        Thorolese Hunt
1990 - 1991        Sharon Reid (Omega Omega)
1991 - 1993        Thorolese Hunt
1993 - 1993        Karen Wilson 
1993 - 1994        Mattie Fallen
1994 - 1995        Myra Williams 
1995 - 1997        Karen Wilson 
1997 - 1999        Janet Wilson 
1999 - 2001        Michele McRoy
2001 - 2003        Edith Cotton
2003 - 2005        Vambie White 
2005 - 2005        Tonya Lovelace
2005 - 2006        Barbara Brown
2006 - 2008        Ann Moss 
2008 - 2010        Laura Coaxum 
2010 - 2011        Nan Tyree 
2011 - 2013        Renee Wilson

2013 - 2014        Ayesha Agboga

2014 - 2016        Kondra Gibson-Dingle

2016 - 2018        Natalie Bynum

2018 - 2020        Chandra Fairley

 
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Chapter Recognitions and Awards

National Awards and Recognition

  • National 2019 Delta Heritage Celebration Award, July 2019

Central Region Awards and Recognition

  • Red Ribbon Award Commitment and Superior Performance Small Alumnae Chapter, August 2017, August 2018, July 2019, July 2020

  • Distinguished Service Award Physical and Mental Health Small Alumnae Chapter, July 2020 

  • Arts & Letters Program of the Year Award Small Alumnae Chapter, July 2019, July 2020

  • Regional Director’s Award July 2019

  • Distinguished Service Award Economic Development Small Alumnae Chapter, July 2019

  • Distinguished Service Award Educational Development Small Alumnae Chapter, August 2017, August 2018, July 2019

  • 2019 Central Region Community Service Project Certificate of Participation, July 2019

  • 2018 Central Region Certificate of Recognition for addressing Domestic Violence, August 2018

Community Recognition

  • City of Leavenworth, Kansas Proclamation April 30, 2019 Charter Day

  • Rock of Refuge Christian Fellowship “Rock Solid” Award, October 2018