dents gain a renewed sense of purpose and respect for themselves and others. She encourages her students to use their WINGS to soar above conflicts, disagreements and negativity. She promotes positive communication, conflict resolution and community service involvement to help guide students with making better choices. Soror Williams received both her B.A. in secondary education and her M.A. in educational leadership from Western Michigan University. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority through the Delta Upsilon Chapter in April 1995. She has since been an active member of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter and has served on several committees. Most notably, as past chair of Jabberwock, she helped raise over $10,000 dollars in scholarship funds for local students. s Soror Michelle Wright was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Region of the American Red Cross. Soror Wright will oversee blood service distribution to 52 hospitals in Arkansas, Southwestern Missouri and the greater Memphis area. Soror Wright is currently the only American Red Cross African-American female CEO and one of only two African-American CEOs (out of 36, nationally) in the entire country. Soror Wright received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tuskegee University, where she graduated with honors and awarded "Electrical Engineering Student of the Year." She also holds a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering/engineering management from the University of Tennessee Space Institute, where she chartered the National Society of Black Engineers and was UTSI’s first full-time African-American student to earn this degree. She received a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, with a double specialization in health and leadership policy. Soror Wright has been recognized throughout her career as a topperforming s64 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. multiple national and international award-winning corporate leader with Fortune 500 organizations including Savient Pharmaceuticals, Genentech Biotech Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, The Pillsbury Company, The Procter and Gamble Company, Honeywell, and Martin Marietta Corporation. She was initiated into the Jackson (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a memberat large residing in North Little Rock, Arkansas. s Sorors Sandra Pelham and Dr. Doreatha Fields, both of Melbourne/ Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter, have intersecting streets named in honor of their dedication to community activism. The mayors of Melbourne and Palm Bay recognized these outstanding citizens in a city council meeting. Soror Pelham is the chairperson of the Powell Subdivision Neighborhood Watch Program, a position she has held for eight years. She has received numerous awards and accolades which include the South Brevard NAACP President’s Person of the Year Award. Soror Pelham is a former social worker in Orange and Brevard Counties in Florida. She coordinates Melbourne Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter’s Black Heritage Calendar Festival, as well as serving as chairperson of the Delta Bookmark educational initiative in donating books to area schools and libraries. Soror Doreatha Fields is the CEO of Diamond Jewel Facets and the founder and executive director of the Diamond Community School, Inc. in Brevard County - Florida’s first African American owned private school specializing in innovative learning strategies for students with academic, physical, emotional and social challenges. Frequently referred to as a “mover and shaker,” Soror Fields has a passion for designing, implementing and advocating for innovative educational programs for at-risk children with learning disabilities. She has nearly 40 years of pioneering educational programs for women, clergy, community and youth. She is recipient of numerous local, state and national awards including the highest national award for public service - the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service from the American Institute of Public Service. She also chaired the Melbourne/Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter’s award winning Project SMART (Seniors Medication and Record Tracking) Program. s Sorors Sandra Pelham and Doreatha Fields at intersecting streets named in their honor.
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