Page 54

18_JournalSpring2016_0503_2 (2)

52nd National Convention R E G I O N A L C O V E R A G E s52 Central Region Officers – Perspective DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. BY GLENISE A. CLOUDY When you are looking for charismatic and coura-geous sorors to show-case achievements, there is no need to look any further than the Central Regional Director Billie F. Coachman and the Central Regional Representa-tive Taylor Ashley. Bound together in sisterhood, the two officers have forged an alli-ance to make the Central Region via-ble and sustainable while seamlessly working against the hurdles of being the smallest region to ”Motivate, Cul-tivate and Empower.” Despite operat-ing with only six active states, Soror Coachman, affectionately deemed the “Centennial Director” of the Central Region, can point to major achieve-ments in the area of programming. “Look at how many of the chap-ters in my region, not just St. Louis, stood up and took a stance on the is-sues related to the Ferguson events in 2014,” said Soror Coachman. “There were all kinds of workshops and seminars on policing and gun violence. We took it a step further and announced our ‘Violets Against Violence’ campaign, which provid-ed information on the issues relat-ed to domestic violence and human trafficking.” Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National President, addressing members of the Central Region. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER


18_JournalSpring2016_0503_2 (2)
To see the actual publication please follow the link above