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Soror Diana Bell was recently elected board presi-dent of Girl Scouts of Northern California. She is the first African American elected to this position. An accomplished businesswoman and civic and com-munity activist, Soror Bell serves on a number of boards including California Board of Accountancy, Sutter East Bay Hospital and Emily’s List. Until retirement in 2007, Soror Bell served as the senior vice president for the Hewlett-Packard Company where she led the company’s World Wide Total Customer Care Experience and Quality functions as well as Corpo-rate Affairs. A past president of the Hayward-Tri-City Alumnae Chapter, Soror Bell is celebrating over 17 years of sis-terhood, scholarship and service in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Soror Estelia (Dede) Carney received the 2013 Marion Stubbs Thomas Com-munity Service Award from the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The award was developed to honor persons who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication. Soror Carney has served the community through many boards including her election to the Convention and Visitors Authority Board, serving on the Pitt Education Foundation Board and the NC Justice Center Board. In addition to being a charter member of two chapters—Iota Alpha Chapter and Pitt County Alumnae Chapter—Soror Carney has served as co-chair of the N.C. Fall State Meeting in 2013 together with Soror Annette Goldring. Soror Carney received her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through the Iota Alpha Chapter at James Madison College in 1971. Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank head-quartered in Boston, has promoted Soror Roxann Cooke to senior vice president and regional manager of 17 retail banking locations in the Boston, Cambridge and MetroWest markets. “Roxann is a talented banker who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within Eastern Bank and in the community through her service to our customers and various not-for-profit organizations,” said Eastern Bank’s Robert DiGiovanni, senior vice president, director of Retail Banking. “Roxann is a great addition to our senior leadership team.” In 2012, Eastern Bank appointed Soror Cooke as vice president and branch manager of the bank’s Ashmont Sta-tion office located at 1906 Dorchester Avenue in Dorches-ter. Prior to that, Soror Cooke, who joined Eastern in 2009, served as branch manager of the bank’s Lynn office at 112 Market Street. Soror Cooke serves on the board of several organi-zations including the South Middlesex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Girls Inc. of Lynn; the Dorchester YMCA; and Ashmont Hill Chamber Music. She also received the Greater Boston YMCA Young Black Achievers award for her professional accomplish-ments and her commitment to community service, Soror Cooke earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in so-ciology 28 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She also completed a post graduate program at the Harvard University Extension School where she received a graduate certificate in business administration and management. Soror Cooke further developed her leadership skills through the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Soror Harriet Frink Davis, an experienced higher education administrator and fundraising professional with more than 25 years of experience, was named vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at North Carolina Central Univer-sity (NCCU) in Jan. 2014. She began at NCCU on Feb. 3, 2014. Under her leadership, the division manages the overall operation of fundraising efforts for the university, builds and cultivates corporate partnerships and support, galva-nizes alumni, and promotes the NCCU brand to targeted constituencies in key markets. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the Management Develop-ment Program at Harvard University and North Carolina A&T State University, where she received her bachelor’s, master’s and a Ph.D.  Dr. Davis serves as a board member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District III, and as co-chair of CASE DIIIs HBCU Initiative. She is also a member of Women Executives in Virginia Higher Education and an affiliate member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In her spare time, Dr. Davis volunteers with a number of organizations. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The Links, Incorporated, Junior League of Greensboro Inc. and Leadership Greensboro Alumni. She is also a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C. Dr. Davis is the mother of two adult daughters, Dr. Jillian Davis Morgan and Dr. Jennifer Davis Alexander, both scientists, and grandmother to Davis and Zoë. Soror Emily Duncan was appointed vice mayor of Union City, Calif. In this role she will continue to work on the city’s economic recovery, education and public safety initiatives. Soror Duncan was elected to the city council of Union City in 2010. She is the first African American elected official in the city’s history. Soror Duncan represents Union City on a variety of boards including the Association of Bay Area Gov-ernments, Alameda County Fire Advisory Commission, Union City Economic Development Committee, Youth Violence Prevention Board and New Haven School Dis-trict’s Kid’s Zone Board of Directors. She is a former vice president and Social Action Com-mittee chair of the Hayward-Tri-City Alumnae Chapter. Soror Duncan is celebrating over 40 years in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Faye Floyd partnered with the North Metro Pan Hellenic Council to chair the 2nd Annual “Cruisin for St. Jude Motorcycle Charity Ride” June 7, 2014. Dr. Floyd, along with the council, solicited sponsors, bikers and donations for the children of St. Jude. The goal was to raise $6,000, which exceeded the initial goal. The event included vendors, members of other Greek organizations and the community. Over 50 bikers partici-pated in the 80 mile route which was escorted by the Law-renceville Police Department. The marketing of the event included “Cocktails for a Cause” and television interviews on CBS-46 and the Fuller View Show. The event won “Outstanding Program” at the 67th Biennial National Pan-Hellenic Council National Leader-ship Conference for 2013 in which more than $3,000 was raised. On June 17, Dr. Floyd was appointed by the Gwin-nett County Commissioners as one of the Human Relations Commissioners. Dr. Floyd will serve as the vice chair of the HRC and the chair of Housing, Welfare and Employment for Gwinnett County. Dr. Floyd will focus on partnering with county businesses, agencies and orga-nizations to develop programs and events while creating awareness to Gwinnett County residence on fair Housing, Welfare and Employment. Dr. Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in adult education, and a doctorate in education specializing in instructional leadership. Soror Floyd was inducted into East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter in 2007 and is currently the second vice president of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter. Soror Karen Keys-Turner was promoted to the position of Federal Security Director for nine Northern Michigan airports. Soror Keys-Turner will be the ranking authority for security operations at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich. and eight “spoke” airports in the region that feed into that location; six of those are located on the state’s remote Upper Peninsula. The job is compliance-oriented as it relates to airport operations and equally management-focused in terms of engaging and supporting operations and staff at nine separate sites. According to Soror Keys-Turner, the area is rich with diverse homeland security concerns such as the historic Mackinac Bridge, a myriad of waterways and the nearby Canadian border. Keys-Turner is a 2011 graduate of the Naval Postgrad-uate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. As a student at CHDS, Keys-Turner earned the Philip Zimbar-do Award, named in honor of the renowned psychologist and former Center instructor. Her thesis, “Understanding the Violent Islamist Radicalization Process: A Framework for Understanding,” outlined models of extremists’ paths to violent ideology and recommended a counter-radicalization policy that develops expertise in combating such actors. With the region’s numerous outdoor festivals and events during the tourism season, there are concerns about active shooters and potential domestic terrorism. Soror Cherise Grandison of Special School District of St. Louis County has been named the 2014-2015 School Social Worker of the Year. Soror Grandison, a licensed clinical social worker assigned to Normandy School District and high school, has been a significant team member in addressing the mental health, academic support, and community needs of students and their families. Each year, The School Social Work Association of Missouri, Inc. honors a social worker who best exemplifies


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