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result of her work, she has received in- ma Lambda Chapter at Johnson C. na at Chapel Hill. In her new position, vitations to speak on her research by Smith University in 1987. Dr. Shuford will be responsible for various media outlets and by universi- The Wilmington Journal, a news- the supervision of six departments. ties in the United States and Africa. paper serving Southeastern North Dr. Shuford grew up in Granite Dr. Green was initiated into Delta Carolina, recently published an ar- Quarry, N.C. Her father was a school Sigma Theta Sorority in the fall of 1992 ticle recognizing Dr. Rodriguez for principal, her mother a teacher. She through Beta Gamma Chapter. She is her educational accomplishments graduated from East Rowan high currently a member of Greensboro and civic responsibilities. ▲ school and received her bachelor’s Alumnae Chapter. ▲ degree in psychology from North Carolina Central University where Dr. Shenila Hill she also became a member of Delta Rodriguez, charter Sigma Theta Sorority. She later pur- member and presi- sued a master’s degree in guidance dent of the Gwinnett and counseling and received her County Alumnae Ph.D. from Bowling Green State Uni- Chapter, was recently versity in higher education admin- conferred with a doc- istration. Upon graduation, she was torate of philosophy hired there as the director of multi- in organization and management with cultural affairs. She was promoted to a specialization in leadership from Soror Christine Richardson, Rich- assistant vice president for student Capella University. Her dissertation mond (VA) Alumnae Chapter, stands affairs and later served as interim was entitled “Co-creating Alignment 5-foot-11. She was a high school fi associate vice provost for academic rst- Between Women, Organizations, and team, All-State basketball player and affairs. Society to Support Women’s Career earned a basketball scholarship to While at BGSU, Dr. Shuford was Success: An Exploratory Case Study Virginia State University where she very active in the Toledo Alumnae Of Transformational Change.” sparkled as a Lady Trojan. Now, as an Chapter, having served as president, Dr. Rodriguez completed all the adult, she uses that competitive spir- vice president and chair of policies requirements for her degree while it to knock down stereotypical barri- and procedures. She was also campus balancing the demands of being a ers and has ascended to the top of adviser to Epsilon Omicron Chapter wife and mother, having a career and her profession—in a male-dominated at BGSU. While in Toledo, Dr. Shuford serving as the vice president of the fi was on the board of directors for the eld. Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter. In the Richmond Department of Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure Dr. Rodriguez also holds a bach- Fire and Emergency Services’ 152- Northwest Affi liate, a steward at War- elor’s degree in mathematics from year history, Soror Richardson is one ren AME Church, and a member of Johnson C. Smith University and a of the fi the Cultural Diversity Committee for rst two women to rise through master’s degree in technology man- the ranks. Joining the department in the Toledo Museum of Art. agement from Mercer University. 2000, Soror Richardson rose from re- While sad to say goodbye to the Dr. Rodriguez is a certifi cruit, to fi ghter, to lieutenant, to sorors in Toledo Alumnae Chapter, refi ed proj- ect management professional and captain, to battalion chief. She is one Soror Shuford said she was happy to holds membership in the Academy of the two-percent of female fi ght- return to her home state where her refi of Management, the National Black ers nationwide. family resides. ▲ MBA Association, the Project Man- When speaking on the impor- agement Institute and the National tance of fi Dr. Johnnie C. Smith re safety and preventable Council of Negro Women. She is losses, Soror Richardson says, “You of Clarksville Alum- also a graduate of the Pathbuilders develop a passion for wanting to help nae Chapter recently Executive Leadership Development the community.” published a book ti- Program. Soror Richardson was initiated tled, “Succeed Indeed Dr. Rodriguez is often an invited into Delta Sigma Theta through featuring Academic speaker on topics about leadership the Richmond Alumnae Chapter in Boot Camp.” She is and women in the workplace. She 2001. ▲ an academic guru most recently spoke to Girl Scouts who knows how to bring out the of America on what young girls need Toledo Alumnae Chapter said con- best in students, especially at-risk to do to become the next generation gratulations and goodbye to Dr. students. Dr. Smith has over 20 years of leaders. Bettina Shuford in March 2011. Dr. of experience in higher education, Dr. Rodriguez, a diamond life Shuford assumed the position of as- counseling, advising, consulting, member of Delta Sigma Theta Soror- sociate vice chancellor for student af- organizational management, public ity, was initiated through the Gam- fairs at the University of North Caroli- speaking and troubleshooting. 99 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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