CHAPTER NEWS Bennettsville-Cheraw Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Soror-ity, Inc. sponsored a Sisters Inspiring Sisters Session Jan. 11 at the Marl-boro Adult Education Complex in Bennettsville. The Sisters Inspiring Sisters Ses-sion exposed girls in middle and high school (Delta Academy, Del-ta GEMS, and Jabberwock contes-tants) to college life through the ex-periences of college students and professionals with similar demo-graphic backgrounds. The session gave participants an opportunity to share common experiences and de-velop the academic and leadership skills needed for success in middle and high school. The event also pro-moted higher learning and increasing self-esteem. The guest speakers for the event were Dr. Abbigail J. Armstrong, Assis-tant Professor of Middle Level Edu-cation at Winthrop University; Karen Clark, Associate Professor of English A Sisterhood Called to and Study Skills at Sandhills Community College; Myah Woods, teacher at Bennetts-ville Intermediate School; Kier-ra Jenkins, teacher at Easterling Elementary School in Mari-on; Dana Moore, sophomore at Winthrop University; and Alex-is Worsley, current Miss Jabber-wock s76 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Queen and sophomore at Coastal Carolina University. Dr. Armstrong presented a ses-sion on “Planning for Success.” She discussed the steps needed to pre-pare for academic and future success. In her presentation, she stated that preparing for success requires hav-ing a vision, setting goals, and having an action plan. At the conclusion of her presentation, participants were reminded of how social media should be used and the damaging effects when not used with good judgment. Clark shared information on ca-reer opportunities at SCC and invit-ed participants to visit the college. Pamphlets and brochures were also displayed for participants to learn more about colleges and admissions requirements. Other topics discussed were: col-lege experiences, career goals, aca-demic expectations, self-discipline, time management, leadership, social activities, strategies to promote stu-dent success, words of inspirations and reflection. s Collier County Alumnae Chapter awarded Charlayne Hunter-Gault with a Lifetime Achievement award during their Hattitude: Women of Distinction in Diversity Luncheon. s PICTURED: College Students and recent graduates, Delta Academy, Delta GEMS, Jab-berwock Contestants, and Dr. Abbigail Armstrong (BACK ROW CENTER) STANDING L TO R: Dr. Thelma Hart Johnson, chair and chaplain, Charlayne Hunter Gault and Chris Richet Rahmings, Chapter President.
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