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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S June 16-19, 2011 ▲ Atlantic City, New Jersey Eastern Region Collegiate Luncheon “Higher Aspiration, Higher Inspiration, Higher Motivation… Strive to A.I.M. Higher” BY DENESIA PARRIS AND DEBBIE TIJANI Storic” Eastern Region gatheredorors of Delta Sigma Theta So-rority, Inc.’s “Dynamic and His- during the region’s 48th conference in Atlantic City, N.J. for Collegiate 16th National President Thelma Thomas Daley and Eastern Regional Representative Denesia D. Parris pose for pictures with sorors at the Variety Show, held during the 48th Day on June 16, 2011. The theme for Eastern Regional Conference. PHOTO BY ANGELA HOLMES the day of fellowship, workshops and networking was “Higher Aspiration, Higher Inspiration, Higher Motiva- day started off with an opening ses- group of women meeting but a group tion…Strive to A.I.M. Higher.” sion where National First Vice Presi- of women making a difference. The The day was designed especially dent Paulette Walker and National Founders realized the importance of for collegiate sorors to encourage Second Vice President Chelsea Hayes having a voice as black women and them to do their part to take the So- challenged and charged collegiate wanted to make sure their voices rority to the next level as the organi- sorors to remember the 22 found- were being heard. Through refl ec- zation moves into 100 years of sister- ers, college students themselves, tion on the story of Delta’s founding, hood, scholarship and service. The who wanted to be more than just a collegiate sorors were charged and encouraged to hold true to the Soror- EASTERN REGION COLLEGIATE AWARDS ity’s mission.Six workshops were offered dur- ing Collegiate Day. These workshops ▲ Collegiate Academic ▲ Bridging the Divide were aimed to equip sorors with the Excellence • Omicron Alpha Chapter, St. necessary tools to conduct the busi- • Gamma Chapter, University of Johns University ness of Delta in their current chap- Pennsylvania ▲ Collegiate Soror of the Year ters. Each workshop was designed to ▲ Answering the Call the • Victoria Phifer, Alpha touch upon an issue that needed to Leadership ▲ Divine 9 and Beyond be addressed to the collegiate body • Kaylene Baugh, Zeta Omega • Pi Alpha City-Wide of the Eastern Region such as: estab- ▲ Most Creative Community lishing order, transitioning from col- Service Project of the Year legiate to alumnae chapters, mental • Alpha Gamma Chapter, health, fi nancial management, colle- Morgan State University giate programming and network en- gagement. 42 ▲ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.


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