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DDELTs eWOlMtEaN Women Soror Roslyn Clark Artis was appoint-ed by the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial University as Interim President, effective as of July 15, 2013. An experienced higher educa-tional professional, Soror Artis was a Trustee Scholar at Vanderbilt Uni-versity in Nashville, Tenn., where she earned her doctorate in higher edu-cation leadership and policy. She re-ceived a juris doctorate degree from West Virginia University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from West Virginia State College Institute. Soror Artis was inducted into the Alpha Delta Chapter at West Vir-ginia State University in 1991 and was most recently a member of the Beckley Alumnae Chapter in Beckley, West Virginia. s Soror Gwendolyn Burns Carter was one of nine persons to re-ceive the citizenship award by the Prairie View Firefighters As-sociation in Prairie View, Texas on August 28, 2013. The Prairie View Firefighters Association presents this award to those who make a difference through community service. Soror Carter holds many distin-guished positions in various commu-nity service organizations. She serves as president of both the Prairie View and Alta Vista Subdivision Retired Teachers Association, as well as the Prairie View Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. She is a life member of Prairie View University Alumni As-sociation, s84 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. the National Coalition of Negro Women and the NAACP. She is also a member of the Gulf Coast Unit-ed Way Advisory Council; District VI community volunteer chair for Texas State Teachers Association; Precinct 10 judge and chair for Waller County, Texas; election judge for the City of Prairie View; and volunteer deputy voter registrar for Waller County. Even with all of her volunteerism, she still finds the time to regularly deliver food to seniors for Fort Bend County Meals on Wheels program. Before receiving the citizenship award, Soror Carter also received the Lulu B. White Lifetime Achievement award for social work and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s Golden Oak Legacy Award for her tremendous community service. Soror Carter was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta through the Alpha Kappa Chapter at Huston-Tillotson College in Austin. She is a Golden Life member and past president of the Prairie View Alumnae Chapter. She was one of many sorors recently ac-knowledged for 50+ years of continu-ous service to the Sorority at the 2011 Southwest Regional Conference. s Soror Tammica Tray-lor  Craft earned her doctorate in educa-tion with emphasis in professional leader-ship on May 10, 2013, from the University of Houston. She is a native of Daingerfield and Midland, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Sci-ence degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in kinesiology at Sam Hous-ton State University and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology and an Edu-cational Administration Certification, from Prairie View A & M University. She is employed with Cypress Fair-banks I.S.D. as an Assistant Princi-pal. Soror Craft was initiated into Del-ta Sigma Theta through the Kappa Mu Chapter at Sam Houston Univer-sity in spring 1994. She is a charter member of the North Harris County Alumnae Chapter and served as its first chapter president. She has been involved in community service both personally and professionally most of her life.  With a strong desire to provide ongoing community ser-vice, educational support and schol-arship, under her leadership, the North Harris County Alumnae Chap-ter awarded over $25,000 in scholar-ships to deserving African-American students. s   Soror Jacquelyn L. Dupont-Walker was recently appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Los Angeles County Metro-politan Transportation Authority. She was ap-pointed as one of three representa-tives. Soror Dupont-Walker is a South Los Angeles housing advocate and serves as head of the Ward Eco-nomic Development Group. She was a major force in recent Los Angeles redistricting efforts. She joined with other black leaders to fight for politi-cal gains that would have been elimi-nated if the lines for voting districts were redrawn. She also chairs the University of Southern California’s Master Plan Advisory Council. She represents West Adams residents as USC plans a multibillion-dollar rede-velopment of several areas near the campus. DELTAS in the NEWS honors D awards D reco


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