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s63 ing the donor database for fundraising tasks, research-ing grant funding opportu-nities, serving as the DREF social media facilitator, and other duties related to fund raising and programming. A native of Washington, DC, Trenise was previously employed with the National Headquarters staff of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she was a member of the Cen-tennial Trenise Cockerham Information Technology team. Most recently, she earned her M.B.A. from Trinity Washington University.  She describes herself as being com-mitted to philanthropy and having a passion for helping others through community service. Trenise was initiated into Delta on April 10, 2008 through the Delta Xi Chapter at Fayetteville State Uni-versity in North Carolina, where she earned a B.S. in accounting. She is a member of Delta’s Federal City Alum-nae Chapter and resides in Washing-ton, DC. Foundation Presents 5K Run/ Walk Event at 2014 Regional Conferences In an effort to promote health and wellness, the Delta Research and Educational Foundation is presenting a Regional 5K Run/Walk for Your Life Event at each of the Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity, Inc. seven regional con-ferences being held in the spring and summer of this year. This health and fitness event is open to Delta mem-bers, their families and lo-cal community members, in general. The 5K event will be held in the following confer-ence host cities: Denver, Colo. – Cen-tral Region; Boston, Mass. – Eastern Region; Long Beach, Calif. – Farwest Region; Louisville, Ky. – Midwest Re-gion; Raleigh, N.C. – South Atlantic Region; Tampa, Fla. – Southern Re-gion; and Albuquerque, N.M – South-west Region. Reports from the Centers for Dis-ease Control indicate, “there are sev-eral health areas in which the inci-dence is higher in African-Americans; there are other health areas in which the incidence is not higher, but the prognosis and deaths are higher. The most common health issues for Af-rican- Americans include high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, obesity, stroke, kidney failure and cancer.” Recent studies have proven that walking/running can reduce the risk of certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. Join DREF in promoting health awareness and taking “steps” to prevent disease. Plan to register for the upcoming 5K Run/Walk for Your Life Event. Registration for the event opened March 1, 2014 at www.active.com; the tax-deductible registration fee of $25 was designated in honor of Dr. Pau-lette C. Walker, who is the 25th na-tional president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website www.deltafoundation.net or Delta’s regional websites. You may also con-tact Muriel A. Evans-Buck, director of development, at DREF at mebuck@ deltafoundation.net. New Educational Opportunity: Mentoring Keys Scholarship funded by KeyBank Foundation The first awards of the Mentor-ing Keys Scholarship Program will be made this spring by DREF to col-legiate students majoring in busi-ness at a Historically Black College and University. The Mentoring Keys Scholarship was made possible by a $100,000 donation from the KeyBank Foundation. Multiple scholarship awards will be made and the schol-arship recipients will have the added value of participating in a mentoring program. The Mentoring Keys Schol-arship will benefit students for the 2014-15 academic year. Additional Scholarship Awards and Internship This spring, the Foundation will also award the Oleta Lawanda Crain Scholarship (for female high school graduates in designated states: Colo-rado, Missouri, and Oklahoma) and the Eula Dean Roby Scholarship for students majoring in education; both scholarships will be applied to the 2014-15 academic year. The 2014 Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Internship will also be pre-sented in late spring to a collegiate female student. The STJ Intern will be afforded an eight-week intern-ship on Capitol Hill in the office of a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. The STJ Internship is being JOURNAL Spring 2014 Washington, DC – Rain showers did not deter the participants in The Delta Foundation’s 5K Centennial Walk and Health held last July on the National Mall. photo by L.V. Barnes


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