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DELTA JOURNAL Summer 2012 PUBLISHER Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Five-Point Programmatic Thrust NATIONAL PRESIDENT ΔECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTThe Sorority continuously records and disseminates information to chaptersCynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre in reference to supporting minority owned programs, seminars and NATIONAL FIRST VICE PRESIDENT workshops on procurement and entrepreneurship, Adopt-a-Black-Business in Dr. Paulette C. Walker support of local black businesses and information on business fi nancing and management. An important component is emphasis on personal fi nancial Chelsea C. Hayes ΔEDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTDelta Chapters conduct programs/projects designed to address the need NATIONAL SECOND VICE PRESIDENT planning and management of assets. NATIONAL SECRETARY for excellence in education. On national and local levels, these programs Beverly E. Smith range from tutorial services to the awarding of scholarships and grants. Δ NATIONAL TREASURER INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT Terri R. Prunty, CPA Through international projects, Delta women have been able to broaden their knowledge and understanding of nations other than their own, to increase interest in international affairs, and to aid in developing a greater CO-CHAIR, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS Δappreciation for people of different backgrounds and cultures.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH Ashley R. Allison CO-CHAIR, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS Delta’s work in prevention and wellness translates into health education Erica Danielle Donerson programs, health fairs and provision of health care services for those in need. Delta also supports medical research that examines illnesses that EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR victimize specifi c segments of the nation’s population, particularly African- ΔAmericans.POLITICAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT Roseline McKinney DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS/PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS The Founders participation in the Suffrage March for Women to Vote in Ella M. McNair March 1913 signaled the fi rst act of political awareness and involvement. Public policy awareness in African-American communities continues to EDITOR/PUBLICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST guide activities of the Social Action Commission. The Sorority’s “need to know” and the accountability of elected offi cials has been the basis for Ashley Chaney, MPS public service programs in this area of political awareness and involvement. The focus has been on those issues that greatly impact the African-American PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST community. Through social action, the members of the Sorority, and their Bernadine Williams Stallings respective communities gain greater appreciation of their potential for infl uence in their communities. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: 1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 202.986.2400 www.deltasigmatheta.org The DELTA Journal is the offi cial publication of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It is designed to foster ideas and disseminate information that focuses on black women universally. Published periodically, the DELTA Journal communicates the programmatic thrust of the Sorority, as well as states the Sorority’s position on public policies. Articles by guest authors do not necessarily represent the views of Delta and Delta reserves the right to edit or reject any articles submitted. All articles become the property of Delta Sigma Theta. The DELTA Journal is published semi-annually and The Delta Newsletter is published quarterly by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Send all materials for publication to the editor via email to achaney@deltasigmatheta.org. No portion of this Journal’s contents may be reproduced without the permission of the publisher. A $20 processing fee will be charged for each photograph submitted for Delta Women, Chapter News, On the Yard and Omega 2 ▲ 20009, c/o DELTA Journal. DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.Omega. Photos should be emailed in J-Peg format along with article submissions. Internet photographs are not acceptable. Maila cashier’s check or money order payable to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1707 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


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