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Omega Omega s Soror Andrea Pair Bryant transitioned into the Omega Omega Chapter on March 24, 2012. Soror Bryant was born July 19, 1942 in Baltimore, Md. and later moved to Austin, Texas. Soror Bryant graduated from Baltimore’s Western High School in 1960. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Morgan State University (then Morgan State College) in 1965. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. while attending Morgan State. She continued studying physics as a Fulbright Scholar in Karlsruhe, Germany and Columbia University. Soror Bryant returned to Washington to become a programmer with IBM, later embarking on a path to become an attorney starting as an attorney in training for IBM. She received a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978. IBM later transferred her to Austin. Soror Bryant joined the Austin Alumnae Chapter where she served for many years as chair of the Arts and Letters, Founders Day and the Scholarship Fundraiser committees. Soror Bryant participated on several boards and committees of various organizations such as the National Bar Association, Austin Bar Association, American Bar Association, Legal Aid of Central Texas, Austin Black Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Symphony League, Zach Theatre and the City of Austin Arts Commission. She also donated her time and gifts to the Town Lake Chapter of the Links, Inc. and was currently serving as chair of the Arts Committee. She provided pro bono services for divorce cases for Voluntary Legal Services and served on weekly clinics of the Catholic Diocese Law Project. Soror Bryant is survived by her husband Melvin, sons James and Michael; grandchildren Chloe, Max and Jordan West; sister, Myrtle Britton; and brother, James Pair. s Soror Lelia S. Coleman was born on June 10, 1944 and entered the Omega Omega Chapter on Nov. 19, 2012. Soror Coleman was born in Fort Myers, Fla. And was the eldest of three children. Soror Coleman earned her bachelor's degree from Florida A& M University and a master's degree from the University at Albany State University of New York. Additional graduate studies were completed at the University of Washington. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1965 through the Beta Alpha Chapter at Florida A & M University. Soror Coleman retired from the Albany, New York City School District dedicating her life to serving atrisk youth and students with special needs. Soror Coleman was a dedicated member of the Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She served as the Ritual & Ceremonies chair for many years. In 2006, she received the Minerva Award for her leadership skills and commitment to promoting excellence in chapter programs and activities. She truly enjoyed serving on several chapter committees and mentoring young and new sorors. Soror Coleman was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Soror Coleman was a faithful member of Israel A.M.E. Church in Albany, N.Y. where she served as a member of the Senior Usher Board, Stewardess Board, program director of the Progressive Adolescent Vocational Educational Program (PAVE), and supervisor of the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. She served several years as a Trustee and Steward Board member. In 2006, she became a deaconess. Soror Coleman leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Allen; her daughter, Soror LaTanya Coleman; and a host of loving family members. s Soror Alpearl Sadberry Connor entered the Omega Omega Chapter Jan. 12, 2011. Born Jan. 18, 1919, Soror Connor began teaching at the age of 21. She taught at the family organized Rosenwald School near Bryan, Texas, along with other rural and small town Texas schools, before moving to Ft. Worth. She ended her professional career as a Texas A & M Home Demonstration Agent for the Department of Agriculture. Soror Connor was active in the local and state Parent Teacher Association and led the charge for African American public schools to have public telephones, indoor toilets, water fountains and new text books. She led PTA fundraisers to obtain an American flag for a school in Fort Worth during a time when the school district did not provide U.S. flags to African-American schools. She lobbied the Texas State Capital in the late 1950’s and obtained military training for African-American young men attending three local high schools. 66 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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