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JOURNAL Spring 2016 s87 her an excellent representative of Delta in manufacturing and a deserv-ing STEP Ahead award recipient. s Soror Diane Hamil-ton received the 2015 Harold Koon Award presented by Charles-ton, South Carolina’s Mayor-Joseph P. Ri-ley, Junior before the City Council on Janu-ary 27, 2015. This award is the highest award given by the city for commu-nity services. The Award was estab-lished in 1988 to perpetuate the ener-gy, dedication and selflessness of Mr. Harold Koon, a long-time resident of the Mazyck-Wraggborough/Garden District who was an indomitable vol-unteer for the city of Charleston and his neighborhood. She presently serves as President of the Maryville/Ashleyville Neigh-borhood Association and serves on the following committees: Seniors of West Ashley, Old Charlestowne Task Force, The 10,000 Trees Initiatives, and Stand Up Charleston. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Charleston Habitat for Humanity and co-chairs their Family Services Committee. On April 12, 2012, she re-ceived the ‘Helping Hand Communi-ty Service Award presented by the Charleston County Chapter of South Carolina Coalition for Voter Partici-pation Organization. Soror Hamilton is a 2008 re-tired educator with 43 years of ex-perience with the Charleston County School District. She was the 1992- 1993 Teacher of the Year for James Is-land High School and the 1992-1993 Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from South Carolina State College and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) from the Citadel. In her years as an educator, she has served as a teacher, a Social Studies Department chair and a teacher coach. Soror Hamilton was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta through the North Charleston Alumnae Chapter on April 16, 1994. She is a Diamond Life mem-ber and presently serves as chair of Social Action Committee and is a member of the May Week Committee. Due to her unwavering commitment to Delta Sigma Theta, Soror Hamil-ton has also served North Charleston Alumnae Chapter previously as a past president, vice president, recording secretary, sergeant at arms and chair of Policies and Procedures. s Soror Renee Harp-er was recently elect-ed as Treasurer of the Liberty Mutual PAC by the Board of Direc-tors. Renee is the first African American to hold this position. In this role Renee will oversee the man-agement of all fiscal transactions and reporting related to the Liberty Mu-tual PAC. This position is in addi-tion to her other position as Assis-tant Vice President & Controller for Liberty Mutual where she manages a budget in excess of 1.4 billion dollars annually. Soror Harper is also member of the Liberty Mutual Diversity Council, Senior Finance Management Team and serves as a mentor to new Fi-nance employees. She recently was featured as a guest panelist for “Navi-gating the Corporate Ladder”. Renee is a graduate of Universi-ty of Rochester and has earned both her Masters in Business Administra-tion and Masters of Science in Ac-countancy. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Pine Manor College Visiting Nurse Administration (VNA), YMCA Boston Achievers Branch and Greater Framingham Community Church Council. Renee is currently complet-ing her term as president of Boston Alumnae Chapter. s Soror Angela Hutchins, of Nat-chez Alumnae Chapter, was re-elect-ed to the position of Adams County Supervisor of Adams County Super-visor of District 3. Hutchins has been actively in-volved in her community. She orga-nized voter registration drives and political forums, delivered food to the elderly, collected donations for the StewPot Center, painted homes for Habitat for Humanity, raised mon-ey for Relay for Life, organized Breast Cancer Awareness programs and mentored community youth. Soror Hutchins is a member of the Mississippi Association of Su-pervisors, Delta Regional Authori-ty, Advisory Board of Entrepreneurs, vice president for the Board of Com-mission Workforce Investment Com-mission for Southwest Planning and Development, and the National Asso-ciation for the Advancement of Col-ored People. As a member of the Adams Coun-ty Board of Supervisors for the past four years, she oversaw county roads and bridges, levied taxes as neces-sary to meet the demands of the county and approved expenditures and appropriation of county funds. Upon her re-election, Circuit Court Judge Lillie Blackmon Sand-ers, who swore her in, told Soror Hutchins she was proud to swear in the first African-American female elected supervisor. Soror Angela Hutchins was initi-ated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorori-ty, Incorporated through the Natchez Alumnae Chapter in 2009. She is a for-mer Chair of the Social Action Com-mittee and currently serves as vice president of the Natchez Delta Devel-opment Corporation. s In a move that demon-strates Apple’s focus on environmental is-sues, the Cupertino company promoted Soror Lisa Jackson, Honorary Member, to the role of policy lead. Soror Jackson was previously the company’s head executive for the environment. Jackson, who worked as the administrator of the Environ-mental Protection Agency until 2013, will now lead Apple on all environ-mental, educational, and accessibili-ty policy issues. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the appointment in an internal memo,


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