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Commendations and Acknowledgements JOURNAL Spring 2016 s7 “Ella was prompt, effective and very friendly. If I needed information or assistance, it was done proper.” – SOROR FRANKIE MUSE FREEMAN, 14TH NATIONAL PRESIDENT “All should know that Ella was a valuable pillar, ever upholding Delta’s banner and always getting the work done. She remained positive even in stressful times. She radiated a deep commitment to Delta and was giving of the historical knowledge.” —DR. THELMA T. DALEY, 16TH NATIONAL PRESIDENT “Soror McNair loves her Sorority and that was man-ifested in her faithfulness and dedication to the work she performed for 40+ years…Her work and contribu-tions were pivotal to the growth and development of our Sorority during much of its last forty years of its first century.” —SOROR MONA H. BAILEY, 17TH NATIONAL PRESIDENT “In life, you might find some people that are not easy to get along with. This was not the case with Ella. Whatever I needed or wanted, she would do it. She was perfect.” —DR. BERTHA M. RODDEY, 20TH NATIONAL PRESIDENT “Ella is one of the easiest people with whom you’ll ever work. She takes her job seriously, but never takes herself too seriously.” —REP. MARCIA L. FUDGE, 21ST NATIONAL PRESIDENT “Soror McNair is a problem solver and a forward think-er. Her work on every Delta Days in the Nation’s Capi-tal since its inception has been critical to their success for 26 years.” —REV. DR. GWENDOLYN E. BOYD, 22ND NATIONAL PRESIDENT “To know Ella McNair is to love her. Always a lady, she is kind, caring, faithful, loyal and committed to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s fundamental principles.” —DR. LOUISE RICE, 23RD NATIONAL PRESIDENT “All I had to do was merely mention an idea or an activity I envisioned for the Sorority. Ella and her staff would ‘make it happen.’ I appreciated her so much for her initiative and ability to anticipate my needs before I even needed them.” —SOROR CYNTHIA M.A. BUTLER-MCINTYRE, 24TH NATIONAL PRESIDENT “Working with Ella McNair is an experience I will for-ever cherish - most specifically - because of her pro-fessionalism and her sense of humor. Ella possesses a rare combination of a clear vision that kept Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority supreme in all categories, outstand-ing administrative skills, a professionalism of the high-est quality, an unmatched commitment and dedication to her task.” — SOROR PAMELA E. SMITH, CHAIR, NATIONAL PROGRAM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (1996-2008) “I am honored to have been afforded the privilege to work directly under two dynamic women of Delta: So-rors Althea T.L. Simmons and Ella M. McNair. Ella has mentored me over the past 15 years. Working with her has enriched my life immeasurably. I wish her much love, joy, and peace as she enjoys retirement.” —SOROR CAROLYN MCCREA, INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS, PUBLICATIONS, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS “Since the first day of Ella’s employment and for more than 41 years, we have shared a lifetime of Delta expe-riences at various levels, and it has been my honor and privilege to work with her. Her dedicated and devoted service is extraordinary, and I applaud her. I personally appreciate all her support. It won’t be the same around this office without her. Her achievements as chronicled above have made quite an impact on the organization. Congratulations, Ella, and enjoy the next phase of your life. ‘Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.’ Don’t forget to let us know when you purchase that “double-wide.” We will be waiting for an invitation to visit.” —SOROR ROSELINE MCKINNEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


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