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saying that Apple had dedicated it-self to “leaving the world better than when we found it,” and stressing Ap-ple’s position as “an industry lead-er in renewable energy, elimination of toxics, and protecting working for-ests.” Apple under Cook’s leadership has increasingly focused on making its business more environmentally sustainable, first allowing outside in-spections of its supplier manufactur-ing plants, before tightening environ-mental guidelines with each passing year. The firm has also joined forces with the World Wildlife Fund and the Conservation Fund in a bid to reduce the tech giant’s impact on the plan-et’s forests. s Soror Angela James, Natchez Alumnae Chapter, was recently named as one of the 2015 Unsung He-roes by Natchez’s local newspaper, The Natchez Democrat. Persons des-ignated as Unsung Heroes are com-munity members who unselfishly dedicate their lives and resources to aiding others in the community. For nearly six years, Soror James has worked with Adams County CASA (Court Appointed Special Ad-vocates for children). In her posi-tion, she works with abused or ne-glected children. Soror James has a special place in her heart for all children. That is evi-dent in her volunteer activities: men-tor at Robert Lewis Magnet School, volunteer at the Children’s Advoca-cy Center at Natchez Children’s Home Services where she conducts foren-sic interviews on children who have allegedly been sexually assaulted or have witnessed a violent crime, coach-ing her church’s dance team, the Pil-grim Baptist Church Praise Dancers, and hosting an annual Praise Dance Camp during the summer. Her love for children naturally draws them to her. “I just think all children should be loved, given at-tention and nurtured. When you do that, you can have them grow up to be these unbelievable human be-ings,” Soror James said. Soror Angela James was initiat-ed into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated through the Natchez Alumnae Chapter in 2005, where she is a valued member of several chap-ter committees and currently serves as Chairperson of the Arts & Letters Committee. s s88 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Soror Michelle Mills Clement was recog-nized by the Women of Color Organization at a reception themed “Women in Male-Dom-inated Careers Mak-ing A Difference.” So-ror Clement is the executive director and CEO of Commercial Brokers As-sociation. The Commercial Brokers Association is a member-owned co-operative providing commercial real estate listing services to its members since 1977. As CEO, Soror Clement oversees the strategic direction of the 3,800 member organization. In her acceptance speech, So-ror Clement spoke about the impor-tance of having a “posse”—a group of professional women-friends one can turn to when needed. She mentioned how she networked with other wom-en and then pointed to the two tables where her sorors were seated, saying “…especially the women of Delta Sig-ma Theta Sorority.” Women of Color is a nonprof-it organization founded in 1996 by Assunta Ng, publisher of the North-west Asian Weekly. The organization consists of professional women who want to enhance the quality of life for women of all races and backgrounds by supporting one another through programs and events that foster self-improvement and networking skills, by providing opportunities to build cross-cultural and multi-gener-ational relationships, and promoting community services. Soror Clements is an active mem-ber of Seattle Alumnae Chapter and serves as co-chair of the Social Ac-tion Committee. Soror Clements also serves on the National Social Action Committee. s Soror Helen Miner was the sole award-ee of the prestigious Attorney General’s Award for Meritori-ous Public Service October 15, 2014. The award is the top ser-vice award granted by the Depart-ment of Justice. This award recogniz-es the most significant contributions of citizens and organizations that have assisted the Department in the accomplishment of its mission and objectives. Each nominee must show achievements or contributions in one of the following: performance of a special service in the public inter-est; exceptionally outstanding con-tribution; extraordinary courage. She was presented the award by At-torney General Eric Holder in Wash-ington, D.C Soror Miner was nominated for this award by the supervisory chap-lain, William Tigner of the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in El Reno, Oklahoma. She has been the choir director and music educator for the inmates at the FCI for over forty-four years. Her dedication has helped countless inmates with their self- esteem and to develop commu-nication skills that they can use be-yond their incarceration. Soror Miner is the guiding force for the Oklahoma City Alumnae Chap-ter Pearls Choir. Soror Miner was ini-tiated into Delta Sigma Theta at Beta Upsilon Chapter, Langston Univer-sity, in 1953 and has been a faithful member of the Oklahoma City Alum-nae Chapter since the 1980s. s Soror Stephanie Mo-rales was the first woman to be elected Commonwealth’s At-torney in the City of Portsmouth (Virgin-ia) February 10, 2015. As Commonwealth’s Attorney, she is the chief prosecutor and chief law enforcement officer in the City of Portsmouth and is tasked with supervising all attorneys and criminal prosecutions in the City.


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