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Women gnitions D honors D awards D recognitions JOURNAL Summer 2013 s61 sound and lighting systems. The center will be a place to mold and harness the creative imaginations of students into magnificent works of art and culture for years to come. A highlight of the afternoon was Soror Harris singing several songs accompanied by the school choir. s Soror Ursula Y. Hill completed the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Commencement exercises were held on May 20, 2012 on the National Mall. Soror Hill successfully defended her dissertation on “Understanding Collective Efficacy and Goal Attainment Among School Boards” – the first of its kind studying the group efficacy of a political board. She attended Virginia Union University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in education focusing on administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. Soror Hill is currently the principal at A.W.E. Bassette Elementary School in Hampton, Va. Prior to becoming a principal, she taught in the Isle of Wight County and Hampton City School Systems as a teacher and assistant principal. She has received numerous honors such as: the Hampton City Schools Title I Best Practices for Family Engagement Award; the Virginia Governor’s VIP Competence to Excellence Award; and the Hampton Council of PTA’s Parent Involvement Principal of the Year Award. Soror Hill was initiated into Beta Epsilon Chapter in 1987. A diamond life member, she is a member of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter where she serves as the chair of the Protocol and Traditions Committee. s Soror Ingrid Saunders Jones was elected national chair of the National Council of Negro Women in May 2012 during the organization’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. Soror Jones is the first to be elected to the post since the passing of NCNW Chair Emerita and 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta, Dr. Dorothy I. Height. As chair, Soror Jones will oversee fundraising for the 78-year-old organization, founded by Soror Mary McLeod Bethune, while garnering national attention for NCNW’s national community outreach and educational programs. Soror Jones’ responsibilities will focus on revitalizing the organization through fostering a new generation of members into the organization. Soror Jones currently serves as the senior vice president of Global Community Connections for the Coca-Cola Company and chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation. She is also a member of the board of directors at Clark Atlanta University, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, The Ohio State University President’s Council on Women, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and Girls Scouts USA. Soror Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Michigan State University and a master’s degree in education at Eastern Michigan University. Michigan State University honored her with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. She also received honorary degrees from Spelman College and Knoxville College. Soror Jones was initiated into Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at Michigan State University in 1966 and is currently a member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter. s The Honorable Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. December 2012 through the Detroit Alumnae Chapter. Soror Kilpatrick served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Detroit’s 13th district for 14 years from 1997-2013. During her tenure in Congress, she served as the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus from 2007-2008. She also was the first African American woman to serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Soror Kilpatrick is a native of Detroit. She received her associate’s degree from Ferris State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Western Michigan University. She received a Master of Science degree in education from the University of Michigan. In, 2008 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Ferris State University. Prior to her election to Congress, she was a teacher in the Detroit Public School District and member of the Michigan House of Representatives. s Soror Sherina E. Maye was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to the Illinois Commerce Commission in February 2013. The Illinois


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