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Delta Newsletter SPRING 2015 • 31 As a fourth grade student, Washington was one of the first 21 students to integrate Hoxie School District 46 in August 1955. History has shown that this occurred before the Little Rock Nine as the first school desegregation after the Brown v. Board of Education decision in Topeka, Kan. Due to this fact, the governor of Arkansas has provid-ed funds to have a monument erected in honor of the “Hoxie21” that will be located near the Little Rock Nine monument. Soror Fayth Hill Washington’s Hoxie21 display is permanently featured in the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum was built around the Lorraine Motel where the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. took place April 5, 1968. The exhibit was unveiled during the grand Re-Opening at the Museum April 4, 2014. For more information, please visit: www.hoxie21.org. The Hill Foundation partnered with Rhodes College and the Hill Collection served as the benchmark for their Dig-ital website. The State of Arkansas recognized the group Hoxie21 through proclamation in 2003. Soror Valerie White has been selected as this year’s Harlem YMCA Black Achiever for McGraw Hill Financial during the 44th Annual National Salute to Black Achiev-ers in Industry Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis March 20. Soror White is the lead analytical manager for the Housing Enterprises and Structured Securities group at Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services. She leads the analyti-cal operation for public finance credit enhanced securitized structures and affordable housing. Soror Valerie is widely recognized in the international public finance housing industry. She was selected as one of 25 members of a U.S. delegation to the Tri-Country Housing Conference in Edinburgh. Her many addresses on global public finance housing include delivering the key note address at the 7th Annual National Housing Conference in Brisbane, Australia, delivering the plenary address at the World Bank’s 5th Global Housing Finance Conference and serving as a featured panelist presenting on the European affordable housing finance market at the first International Social Housing Summit in Den Haag, Netherlands. As a member of East Kings County Alumnae Chapter, Soror White’s Sorority involvement includes serving as co-chair of the Economic Development Committee and conducting professional development workshops for youth participants while on the EMBODI Committee. Soror White’s many recognitions also include being named one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal Magazine and being included in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black New York City. Soror Susan B. Wilson was recently named the vice chan-cellor of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As the chief diversity officer, Soror Wilson will lead the implementation of UM-KC’s strategic diversity plan. The plan focuses on creating a vibrant and diverse learning and working environment that enhances the success for all. She advises the chancellor and his cabinet on matters of diversity. “Preparing today’s students for a global society is essential to the mission of any urban-serving university,” said Wilson. “It is also imperative that higher education continues to provide a path out of poverty for those less fortunate.” After receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, she embarked upon a career that included behavioral healthcare administration, consulting, media and higher education. Wilson served as consulting psychologist for the National Football League and the Kansas City Chiefs for over 14 years. She also served as host and contributor for radio magazine and talk shows on KCUR 89.3, a Kansas City NPR affiliate. A native of Pittsburgh, Soror Wilson was initiated into the Sorority through Mu Chapter at University of Pittsburgh and is a current member of Kansas City Mis-souri Alumnae Chapter. Soror Latabia Woodward has been recognized as the 2014 United Way Women’s Legacy Award- “Time” Award recipient for her commitment to empowering and developing young leaders. She was awarded this honor at the 10th Annual Women’s Legacy Award Gala on Friday, March 28, 2014. She was also named one of the 2014 Women on Fire Community Activists by the Metro Atlan-ta Chapter of the Bennett College National Alumnae Asso-ciation March 29 and appointed to the Gwinnett County Budget Review Team by County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash Aug. 8. Soror Woodward is a graduate of Leadership Gwin-nett, a flagship community leadership development pro-gram where she has been appointed as the 2014 Alumni Chair for the Leadership Gwinnett Class Liaisons. She also continues to serve as a mentor and group facilitator for the Leadership Gwinnett Program. Her other board memberships include: the Gwinnett Coalition of Health & Human Services Communications Board; the Women in Technology on Campus Corporate Advisory Board; and the Computer Information Systems Advisory Board at Gwinnett Technical College. Soror Woodward earned a Bachelor of Science in decision sciences\MIS from East Carolina University, and a Master of Science in technology management from the University of Phoenix. She was initiated into the Kappa Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1995 and now serves as president of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter. Election Results CHAIR, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Marcia Dukes ALUMNAE MEMBERS, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Jane Anita Bishop Deborah Hunter-Harvill Tory Tolson s SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION REGIONAL DIRECTOR Andria Moffattee Jeffries REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Deandrea Newsome MEMBER, 2015 NATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Glynis Winfield Mason CHAIR, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Amanda Louise Wise ALUMNAE MEMBERS, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Vernida Gaillard Hill Delores S. Hunt Wanda Solan COLLEGIATE MEMBER, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Sheneka Yvette Jones s SOUTHERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR Cheryl W. Turner REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Brittany Stephenson MEMBER, NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE Joanell Lawson MEMBER, 2015 NATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Donna C. Bowman CHAIR, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Alleshia White ALUMNAE MEMBERS, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Gail D. Boyd Linda Johnson Theus Mary Carmen Williams COLLEGIATE MEMBER, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Ashley Lindo s SOUTHWEST REGION REGIONAL DIRECTOR Pamela Moore Rogers REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Kristen Wells-Lewis MEMBER, NATIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE Juliet Katherine Williams MEMBER, NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE Eula S. Woodberry MEMBER, 2015 NATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE June Perdue Jenkins CHAIR, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Nicole Taylor ALUMNAE MEMBERS, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Talemah M. Jones Lameka A. Trahan Tammica Traylor-Craft COLLEGIATE MEMBER, 2016 REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE Raven Alston Continued from page 16 s MIDWEST REGION


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