51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e Delta’s Stained Glass Window Unveiled and Dedicated at Andrew Rankin Chapel by e. misy daniels Hundreds of sorors from across Scholarship, and Service,” said Soror greats such as Frederick Douglass, the nation descended upon Phoebe Dixon, Founders Day Week-end Mary McLeod Bethune, and W.E.B. the campus of Howard Uni-versity co-chair. “Rankin Chapel not only Dubois. Over the decades, some in Washington, D.C. July 11, is a center of worship for the student of the world’s most renowned and 2013 for the unveiling and dedication body, it is also a place where Greek distinguished orators and preach-ers of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. organizations hold activities and im-portant have graced the pulpit includ-ing stained glass window at the historic ceremonies, an important Martin Luther King, Jr., Benjamin Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. center for Greek life on campus,” Mays, Howard Thurman, Gardner The stained glass window was dedi-cated said Dixon. Designated as a national Taylor and Mordecai Wyatt Johnson. during a ceremony In addition, world lead-ers attended by Cynthia M. such as John F. Ken-nedy, A. Butler-McIntyre, the Eleanor Roosevelt, National President, Rev. William Jefferson Clinton Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, and Bishop Desmond centennial chair and Tutu have spoken there. 22nd National President, Thirty-three stained glass past national presidents, windows depicting a spe-cial members of the execu-tive dimension of lega-cies board, past Alpha of Howard University Chapter president, Erin adorn the chapel. The Keith, along with the for-mer Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity President of Howard window was designed University Dr. Sidney A. by Howard University Ribeau, and members of professor and artist, Akili the Howard University Ron Anderson. Anderson Board of Trustees. “The was selected through a Centennial Founders The stained glass window in Rankin Chapel at Howard University dedicated competitive RFQ process to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. PHOTO BY NYEMA VERNON Day Weekend Planning to design, construct, and Committee, under the install the window to leadership of our 22nd National Pres-ident, historic landmark, Rankin Chapel has honor of our Founders. The selection Gwendolyn E. Boyd, and the served as a center for cultural and re-ligious committee included Alpha Chapter Founders Day Weekend co-chairs, activities of the University and alumnae sorors Janeula Burt and Edna Lee Moffitt and myself, sup-ported the community. It was built during Anita Moore-Hackney; Gwendolyn E. the planning committee’s rec-ommendation the university presidency of Jeremi-ah Boyd; Michele Hagans; Artis Hamp-shire- to leave a living legacy Rankin (1890-1903), and dedicated Cowan; Bernard Richardson, to honor our Founders at the historic in 1896 in the name of his brother Dean of Rankin Chapel; Lou Stovall; Rankin Chapel as we joined together Andrew. Rankin Chapel has been vis-ited and Robert Tarola, Howard Univer-sity to celebrate a ‘Century of Sisterhood, by African-American historical senior vice president and CFO. Continued on page 83 s26 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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