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Women gnitions D honors D awards D recognitions JOURNAL Spring 2014 s85 Soror Dupont-Walker is a member of the Century City Alumnae Chapter. s Soror Shirley Frankin, former two-term mayor of Atlanta, joined the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Af-fairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013. She was the first female to serve as mayor of the City of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010. Soror Franklin’s public service career began in 1978 when she served as the Commissioner of Cultural Af-fairs under Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. She was later appointed as the nation’s first woman chief ad-ministrative officer, or city manager, where she was responsible for the daily operations of a city with nearly 8,000 employees. She was charged with guiding the development of Hartsfield International Airport, a new city hall, a new municipal court building and 14,000 housing units. Soror Franklin has received nu-merous awards and honors for her leadership in government. Governing magazine named her the 2004 “Pub-lic Official of the Year.” In 2005, TIME magazine named her one of the top five mayors in the country and U.S. News and World Report named her one of “America’s Best Leaders.” In 2005, Franklin received the presti-gious John F. Kennedy Profile in Cour-age Award and was honored with the Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics’ Ethics Advocate Award in 2006. Newsweek Magazine subsequently named her one of the women to watch in their Women & Power issue in 2007. Soror Franklin serves as the chairman of the board and CEO of Purpose Built Communities. She is also a a member of the board of di-rectors of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Soror Franklin was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as an honorary member in 2002. s Soror Denise E. Gilmore was recent-ly elected vice-presi-dent of the board of directors of the Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City affiliate. She has served on the Komen Kansas City board of direc-tors since 2009. Soror Gilmore also serves on the Komen Development Leadership Team. She is a 3-year breast cancer survivor, and a pas-sionate advocate for breast health education and awareness for African- American women. She serves as an ambassador for breast cancer aware-ness, speaking at health forums and to community organizations. In addi-tion, Soror Gilmore is featured in the 2013 “Faces of Komen,” which com-memorates the 20-year anniversary of the Kansas City Race for the Cure. Soror Gilmore was presented with a resolution by the City of Kansas City Missouri City Council in observation of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as an inspirational breast can-cer survivor and community leader. Her story was featured in the Octo-ber 2013 issue of Redbook magazine in a special article on breast cancer, in honor of her mother who lost her battle to breast cancer. Soror Gilmore is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation. She is a member of the Kansas City Missouri Alumnae Chapter, and cur-rently serves on the Honorary Mem-bership Task Force. She served on as National Treasurer from 2002-2006. s Soror Toni Harp was elected first female mayor New Haven, Conn., beating oppo-nent Justin Elicker in a tough race. She is the first female to be elected in the city’s 375-year history. Prior to being elec-tion to the mayoral seat, Soror Harp served as a state senator for more than two decades. She won the elec-tion November 2013 election by a margin of less than 6 percent. She will be the second African-American leader and the second state senator elected to the position. Soror Harp is a graduate of Roosevelt University and received a master’s in education from Yale Uni-versity. Prior to being elected in the Connecticut Senate, she served an al-derman for the city of New Haven. Soror Harp is a member of the New Haven Alumnae Chapter. s Soror Danielle Hin-ton Hassel was se-lected as an honoree for the 2013 National Medical Association’s Top Healthcare Pro-fessionals Under 40 Award Program, pre-sented by the NMA Post-Graduate Section. This award program honors individuals under age 40 who are working to change the face, practice, and future of medicine. Presentation of the award was made at the 2013 NMA Annual Convention and Scien-tific Assembly in Toronto, Canada. Soror Hassel serves on the Bluff City Medical Society executive com-honors


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