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DDELTs eWOlMtEaN Women DELTAS in the NEWS Soror Cressondra Brown Conyers a charter member of the Williamsburg Alumnae Chapter, was elected by the Virginia General Assembly as Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge for the counties of Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex on May 14, 2012. She is the first African-American woman to serve as a judge in Virginia’s 9th judicial circuit. Soror Conyers is a native of Hampton, Va., graduating from Virginia State University (then Virginia State College) with a B.A. in English in 1977 and taught eighth grade English in Williamsburg, Va. for 11 years. In May of 1992, she received her juris doctorate degree from the Marshall- Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary. Prior to taking the bench, Soror Conyers served as the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Williamsburg and the County of James City. Also, before joining the Williamsburg/James City Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, she served as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Newport News, Va. for 11 years. Soror Conyers is a past president of the Peninsula Bar Association, and in 2008, became the first African- American president of the Williamsburg Bar Association, a position she held until May, 2010. s Soror Marilyn Granville Davis received her Ph.D. in reading and literacy from Alabama A & M University on Dec. 9, 2011. Soror Davis is the founder of the Reading honors D awards D reco Experiences Are Dynamite (R.E.A.D.) program. R.E.A.D.’s mission is to encourage s60 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. families to start reading to children at birth by highlighting the importance of this activity to academic and life success. She works with local schools and community agencies to convey the importance of home and school connections with regards to reading and academic success. Soror Davis is a professional speaker, presenter and author. She has published three books: “Just Say YES,” “My Christian ABC Book” and “Learning Colors and Numbers with a Smile.” She has been employed as an adjunct professor in Social Work at Howard University and the University of North Alabama. Soror Granville Davis was initiated into the Muscle Shoals Area Alumnae Chapter in 2008 and currently co-chairs the chapter’s Social Action Committee. s Soror Ora Dixon has been named one of the 2012 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. She is among three outstanding women selected to receive this prestigious award based on distinguished service, exceptional professions and community leadership, and the commitment to prepare girls for leadership roles. A lifetime Girl Scout, Soror Dixon served as a Girl Scout Council president and Board of Directors chair. In addition, she devotes an extraordinary amount of time to serving her community. A certified master naturalist, she volunteers her time with the Potomac Valley Chapter. Soror Dixon received the award on September 26, 2012 during the Women of Distinction luncheon held in Martinsburg, W.V., in celebration of the Girl Scouts of the USA’s 100th Anniversary – “The Year of the Girl.” Soror Dixon was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta through the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter in 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies in microbiology and has two master’s degrees; one in communication studies and the other in strategic leadership. s Bishop Kennedy High School in Jacksonville, Fla. honored Soror Carla Harris with the dedication and blessing ceremony for the Carla Harris Performing Arts Center at Bishop Kenny High School. Wall Street executive, gospel singer, Harvard graduate, and member of the National Social Action Commission, Soror Harris is a native of Jacksonville. She is a stalwart supporter of Bishop Kenny, Class of 1980, and a dedicated benefactor. Chapter president of Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter and Bishop Kenny alumni, Karen Kincade, was joined by several chapter members for the dedication of the center officiated by Bishop Felipe Estevez of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine in Florida. The $1.5 million facility seats 450 guests and features a 3.5 story stage facility with dressing rooms, prop and material storage rooms, and new


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