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Dr. Smith is an award winner of Soror Thomas previously served Soror Latabia an Academic Achievement Banner, as president of the Houston Area Woodward, fi rst Favorite Facilitator Award, Woman Urban League Young Professionals vice president of Gwin- of Distinction Education Award and from 2008-2010 and Soror Perkins nett County Alumnae speaker for a variety of community is the immediate past president of Chapter, was recently and educational events at the local, the Northern Virginia Urban League selected for the 27th regional and national level. Addi- Young Professionals serving from class of Leadership tionally, Dr. Smith is the author of a 2009-2011. Sorors Thomas and Per- Gwinnett. This exclu- nationally certifi kins both campaigned on a similar sive and prestigious program affords ed academic suc- cess program sponsored through the theme of NULYP NOW that focused participants the awesome opportu- National Association of Academic on sustainability and development nity to learn the behind-the-scenes Advisors in Athletics, and she has through a mission-focused culture, operations of Gwinnett County’s gov- featured an article in the National branding, advocacy and a contin- ernment, education, power, growth Football League Newsletter titled ued connection to the Urban League and development, health and human “Thinking Beyond the Grid Iron.” Movement. services, justice and regional issues. Dr. Smith earned a bachelor’s “The Young Professionals are a The Leadership Gwinnett program is degree from Austin Peay State vital and dynamic component of our one of the most respected communi- University, a master’s degree from Urban League Movement, and the ty leadership development programs Murray State University and a fastest-growing,” said Marc H. Morial, in the country. doctorate degree from Tennessee president and CEO of the National Ur- Soror Woodward currently serves State University. ban League. “I’m excited to welcome as the chair of membership and recla- Currently, she serves as this new slate of leaders, and I know mation for GCAC. She has effectively assistant athletic director for our Young Professionals will build served GCAC in numerous capacities Academic Services at Tennessee upon its distinguished legacy of ser- including serving as chairperson of State University. Dr. Smith resides in vice to bring the Urban League Move- Program, Planning & Development Clarksville, Tenn. To learn more about ment to new heights.” and Cotillion committees. She has supporting her academic success In addition to their service to the also been a member of the Educa- book, “Succeed Indeed featuring National Urban League Movement, tional Development; Economic De- Academic Boot Camp,” visit www. both sorors are committed to serving velopment; Physical & Mental Health; drjohnnieabc.com. ▲ and leading within the Sorority. Soror Fundraising; Information, Communi- Thomas is the 2009-2010 social action cations & Technology; and the Social chair for North Harris Alumnae Coun- Action committees. ty Chapter in Houston, where she led Soror Woodward is a co-founder the chapter’s Census 2010 efforts of The LEAD Foundation, Inc., a non- and authored the Childhood Obesity profi t mentoring program for youth. Resolution which passed during the She currently serves on the board 50th National Convention in New Or- as the director of program develop- leans. Soror Perkins currently serves ment. on the Nominating Committee for the Soror Woodward completed her Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter. undergraduate studies in business The NULYP is active in more administration with a concentration than 50 chapters across the country. in decision sciences and manage- More than 4,000 young profession- ment information systems. She has a During its 2011 Annual Business als comprise its membership. NULYP master’s degree in technology man- Meeting in Boston, Mass., National provides programs and services that agement. She’s currently an IT stra- Urban League Young Professionals support the National Urban League’s tegic planning principal for Southern elected its offi fi Company in Atlanta. ve-point empowerment plan, includ- cers for the 2011-2013 administrative term. Sorors Tif- ing the National Day of Service and Soror Woodward was initiated fany D. Thomas and Pamela E. the National Day of Empowerment. ▲ into Delta Sigma Theta through the Perkins were elected to policies and Kappa Sigma Chapter at East Caro- procedures chair and treasurer, re- lina University in the spring of 1995. spectively. She is a wife and mother of fi ▲ ve. 100 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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