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32 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Omega Omega Soror Kathryn Bibbins entered the Omega Omega Chapter on Jan. 2, 2014. She was a remarkable 106. Born in Norfolk, Va., Soror Bibbins received her formative education there. She attended Hampton In-stitute graduating with a degree in English and obtained a master’s from New York University. She became an English teacher at Booker T. Washington, Jr. High School. Since married teachers were not allowed to teach at that time, she had to relinquish her teaching position. She returned to her true passion for educating children at J.C. Price Elementary School in 1946, when the law changed. She advanced to become a teaching principal and in 1954 opened the doors at Lindenwood Elementary School where she retired in 1971. Soror Bibbins was a devout Christian and held monthly Bible study sessions in her home until recent years. These sessions were attended by sorors and community residents. Soror Bibbins was one of the first members to be initiated into Mu Sigma Chapter, now known as Norfolk Alumnae Chapter. In September 2013, Nor-folk Alumnae Chapter presented her with 106 roses representing each year that she was blessed to be on earth. Soror Bibbins was actively involved with many committees in Norfolk Alumnae Chapter throughout the years until her health declined. Soror Anna Louise Lee Cooke entered into the Omega Omega Chapter June 28, 2014. She will be re-membered as a beloved wife, devoted mother, a God fearing Christian, committed servant, an excellent educator, a prolific published au-thor, community treasure and devoted Delta Dear. Soror Cooke, a lifelong resident of Tennessee, was born February 14, 1923 in Jackson. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lane College and a Master of Library Science degree from Atlanta University. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Lane College. Her professional career spanned many successful years where she served as a junior high school principal, high school English teacher and library director, and director of Alumni Affairs and Public Relations at Lane College. Besides her distinguished career in education, So-ror Cooke served as a staff writer for the Tri-State De-fender and Metro-Forum newspapers and also wrote feature articles for the Jackson Sun newspaper. As a published author, she chronicled the history of Lane College through the 19878 publication of her book, Lane College: Its Heritage and Outreach 1882-1982. In recognition of her efforts in preserving the history of Lane College, she was honored when the college dedicated the Dr. Anna Lee Cooke Archives Room located in the college’s library. At the time of her death, she was awaiting her recently published book, “I Said It My Way.” While at Lane College, Dr. Cooke became a member of the Beth Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma The-ta Sorority, Inc. She was a Golden Life member of the Sorority, and she was a charter member of the Jackson (TN) Alumnae Chapter. She served Delta on the local and national levels, serving as chapter president, committee chairperson of many committees, Beta Chi Chapter advisor and on national committees under the administrations of three Past National Presidents (14th National President, Frankie M. Freeman - National Projects Committee; – National Information and Communications Committee). She was a dedicated member of the St. Paul CME Church where she served as the public relations liaison and editor of the “Epistle of Hope,” the official newsletter of the church. She was a charter member of the Jackson (TN) Chapter of The Links, Inc. and held platinum membership status. Soror Cooke is the mother of Soror Elsie Cooke- Holmes, chair of Leadership DELTA. Soror Meredith Ebbin, received an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in 1993 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bermuda Arts Council in 2001. In 2010, she was one of 12 Bermu-dians honoured by Imagine Bermuda, an organization dedicated to achieving equality and racial harmony. In 2012, she received the Bermuda Arts Council’s Patron Award. In 2013, she was honoured by the Bermuda chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as its oldest member. Soror Katherine Clark Fletcher transitioned into the Omega Omega Chapter April 7, 2014. Soror Fletcher was initiated into the Alpha Delta Chapter at West Vir-ginia State University of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1939. She was considered a trailblazer, vanguard and pillar of the community as an exemplary educator who served the Omaha Public School system for almost 40 years. Both as a teacher and principal, Soror Fletch-er initiated a school breakfast program at Kellom elementary school in the 1960’s and was the first Afri-can- American principal of a suburban Omaha school. Her dedication to service to others, has resorted in her receipt of many awards, honors accolades for her commitment and tireless efforts to “make a difference.” Soror Fletcher was deeply committed to bridging the distance between racial groups having been a part of a group that discussed life in Omaha from a minority point of view to business and civic groups advocating for employment for people of color and women. In 1973, she served on Omaha’s desegregation task force. After earning her degree at West Virginia State, Soror Fletcher moved to Omaha, Neb. Shortly after arriving, she began to meet and organize members of Delta Sigma Theta in the area to initiate the steps needed to charter a new Delta chapter. On Nov. 24, 1947, the Gamma Xi Mixed Chapter was established in her home with seven other women. Soror Fletcher served as the inaugural chapter president. The Girls, Inc. expansion in Omaha will be named in her honor. The new building will be named the Katherine Clark Fletcher Center. Soror Georgine Mary Russell Hill, MBE (Member of the British Empire), artist, educator, and civil rights activist passed away on Jan. 27, 2014. She was 95 years old. The youngest of two sisters, Soror Hill was born on Feb. 1, 1918 to Harvard-trained dentist, Dr. Alfred Pierpont Russell and pianist Mabel Grant Russell. Her family had a long history of social involvement in their native city of Boston. It was in Boston where Soror Hill attended Girls’ Latin School. As a young student, she studied Latin, French and German, as well as the sciences and humanities. After attending the Latin School, Soror Hill enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art. She mas-tered various media (sculpture, watercolors, drawing) before settling on portraiture. In 1940, Soror Hill met her husband, Hilton, a Bermudian student attending Boston University, and they married that same year. The couple returned to Bermuda shortly after being wed. Soror Hill began teaching at the Girls Institute of Arts and Crafts in 1956. She was responsible for creating the first public


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