51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e Schomburg Center. Along the general president of Alpha Phi Alpha torch’s path, chapters included Fraternity, Inc., also welcomed Delta impressive STEM programs or into the “Century Club.” recognition among the festivities “You have demonstrated to a and memorial observances at global audience what women can do the gravesites of the Founders. when they are in a bond of sisterhood,” As “Chariots of Fire” said Tillman. played triumphantly to set the Carolyn House Stewart, international climactic tone for the final leg of president of Alpha Kappa the torch, Jennifer Stinson and Alpha Sorority, Inc. praised Delta the National Centennial Torch with the alphabet of accolades Committee passed the symbolic from “ambitious to zealous.” Representatives from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. presented the National President and the Hip Hop legend, Doug E. Fresh and past national presidents with (right)R & B songstress, Brandy Norwood (above) bouquets of roses. bring stellar performances during the Pub-lic “I know there is a God Meeting. PHOTOS BY BERNADINE STALINGS because there is a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,” said Dr. students. Central region’s activities Andrew Ray, grand basileus of included a keynote address from 17th Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. National President, Mona Humphries Other leaders from the Bailey. In the Southern Region, the NPHC and other organizations Atlanta Metro chapters collaborated participated including: Paul for their weekend celebration and Griffin, immediate past president Tampa secured a private cruise on of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, the Yacht StarShip. Inc.; Bonita Herring, When the torch stopped in the national president, Sigma Gamma Southwest region, 14th National Rho Sorority, Inc.; Iota Phi President, Frankie Muse Freeman was Theta Fraternity, Inc.; Margo present to light the torch in Dallas. torch to the National President, Soror Copeland, president, The Links, The Midwest region proudly boasted Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, who Inc.; and Beverly Burks, executive about its tour visits in Chicago, brought greetings to attendees. director of the NPHC on behalf of the Cleveland and Detroit, including Moments later, the assembly organization’s national president, the year-long exhibit which will be received greetings from local public Jennifer Jones. featured at the Charles H. Wright figures which included Maryland’s Following remarks and presentations, Museum of African American History Rushern Baker, county executive The Distinguished Professor in Detroit. for Prince George County, and Ike Endowed Chair Award was presented The South Atlantic region reported Leggett, county executive for Montgomery to Jackson State University amounting its participation through Charlotte, County. to a $220,000 award. Greensboro, and Bermuda Alumnae Representatives from the “Divine While a blanket of clouds hovered Chapters with the Triple Threat Nine” organizations of the National above crowd, the program continued Protection Symposium and a first-place Pan-Hellenic Council presented Soror with a rousing concert consisting of float in the Bermuda Heritage Butler-McIntyre with outgoing performances by legendary hip hop Day parade. Notable commemorative officer’s gifts to commemorate her artist Doug E. Fresh and recording events in the Eastern region ranged service to the Sorority as well as her artist and actress Brandy. A surprise from a Harbor Rally welcoming tenure as the president of the Council appearance by comedian Soror Kym 16th National President Dr. Thelma of Presidents for NPHC. Mark Tillman, Whitley added to the excitement. s Daley, to a centennial exhibit at the s32 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
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