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s The Howard Walk continued from page 26 "You know how you go somewhere and you have that feeling of that presence of who was there before you? I feel that way," said Soror Carolyn Grant, also of the Houston Alumnae Chapter. The Howard Walk concluded with thousands of sorors braving cold and wet conditions while covered in a sea of red of umbrellas as Rev. Boyd led them in singing the Delta “Sweetheart Song” around Fortitude. s Keena Brown and Stephanie Maxwell contributed to this article. New Initiative continued from page 41 er education to develop programs such as teacher apprenticeships in schools with authentic connections to African-American communities and schools,” said White-Smith. Regardless, this initiative is still supported by scholars, political leaders, and activists. It is expected to have a profound effect on African-American students and their families. s Xi Chapter Award continued from page 65 ranks of Ms. Cardinal 2012, Janessa Siegel, also an outstanding soror of the Xi Chapter. Chartered on April 15, 1922, at Simmons University, Xi Chapter has served the University of Louisville’s surrounding community for 91 years. It is the 22nd single-letter chapter of the organization and the oldest chapter of any Greek organization in the state of Kentucky. Along with Soror Strickland, Xi Chapter’s advisory team includes: State Coordinator, Soror Terina Matthews and Soror Yolanda Demaree. s of the Department of Mathematics. Soror Thompson was a charter member and devoted member of the Lawrenceville Alumnae Chapter, established on Dec. 3, 1951. She was also a member of the Southside Virginia Chapter of the Links, Inc. and a longtime member of St. Paul’s Memorial Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Thompson, Jr. and son, Joseph E. Thompson, III. s Soror Shirley Tolentino entered the Omega Omega Chapter on Oct. 31, 2010 at the age of 67. She was initiated to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter where she remained an active member. Soror Tolentino graduated with honors from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin. Upon earning a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1971, she became a legal editor for Prentice-Hall from 1971 to 1972 and an adjudicator for the Veterans Administration from 1972 to 1973. In 1973, she was appointed as a deputy attorney general of the State of New Jersey, a post she held until 1976. In 1980, she earned a Master of Laws degree in Criminal Justice from New York University Graduate School of Law and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the College of Saint Elizabeth that same year. Soror Tolentino was the first African American woman appointed to the Jersey City Municipal Court to serve as its presiding judge. In Jan. 1984, she was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean as the first African American woman to serve on the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey. She was a member of the National Association of Women's Judges and served as president in 1996-1997. Ebony Magazine featured Soror Tolentino on the magazine’s list of "1,000 Successful Blacks." She was also a member of The Girlfriends- New Jersey Chapter and a member and past president of the North Jersey Chapter of Links, Inc. Soror Tolentino is survived by her husband, Dr. Ernesto A. Tolentino, her two daughters, Aña Ramona and Candida Francesca; her grandson, Ramon Tolentino Flowers, and a host of family and friends. s Soror Minnie Louise Anderson Young transitioned into the Omega Omega Chapter on June 6, 2012 in Washington, D.C. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922 in Decatur, Ga. Soror Young and her family moved to Washington, D.C. where she was educated in the D.C. Public Schools. Upon graduating from Dunbar High School, in 1940, she entered Miner Teachers College where she received her elementary school teaching certificate. She furthered her education by receiving her Master of Arts degree from New York University and pursued additional study at George Washington University, Howard University and Catholic University. She taught elementary school at Briggs Montgomery, Mott and Katie C. Lewis elementary schools and retired from D.C. Public Schools in 1978 after 34 years of dedicated service. Soror Young was initiated into the Beta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta in 1944 while attending Miner Teachers College. She was a Golden Life and Diamond Jubilee member. She was a long-time active member of the Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter where she held several offices and served on the board of the Delta Housing Corporation. Soror Young united in marriage to the late Sie Young, Jr. in May, 1963. Sie was very supportive or her Delta activities. She was equally supportive of Sies’ fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. She was an active member of the Kappa Silhouettes, Inc. and served as national treasurer. She established the Sie Young, Jr. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc. in his memory. Soror Young is survived by cousins, Doris Wilson, Marie Brown, Brenda Rambeau and Mable Tabb. s JOURNAL Summer 2013 71


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