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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S EASTERN REGION AWARDS ▲ Regional Director’s “Highest • Mu Psi, John Hopkins • Nassau (NY) Alumnae Heights” Award University • Pi Sigma, SUNY College at • Eastern Region Information, ▲ EMBODI Awards Old Westbury Communications and • North Arundel County Alumnae • Pi Rho, Long Island University Technology Task Force • Zeta Omega, Lincoln University ▲ Project ACE Awards ▲ Chapter of the Year (PA) • Westchester Alumnae • Queens Alumnae (Large) ▲ Financial Fortitude Awards • Pi Lambda City-Wide • New Haven Alumnae (Small) • Baltimore County Alumnae District of Columbia (Statewide) • Gamma Chapters, University of • Gamma, University of ▲ Heritage and Archives Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Award ▲ Delta DEAR of the Year ▲ Physical and Mental Health • North Manhattan Alumnae Awards Awards ▲ Excellence in DID Training • Delores Shelton, Chester (PA) • Columbia (MD) Alumnae Award Alumnae • Pi Sigma, SUNY College at • Westchester Alumnae • Emily Moore, Nassau (NY) Old Westbury (Chapter) Alumnae • Gail Mitchell, Queens AlumnaeProject Shape Awards▲ ▲ Social Action Awards • Suffolk County Alumnae (Trainer) • Westchester Alumnae • Annapolis Alumnae ▲ Advisor of the Year Massachusetts (Statewide) Awards of North Manhattan Alumnae)Columbia University (member • Queens AlumnaeUniversityRegional Day of Service• Christine Bannerman, Rho,▲• Epsilon Delta, Temple ▲ Delta GEMS/Delta Academy • Epsilon Tau City-Wide Awards Outstanding Collaboration: • Wilmington Alumnae Collegiate sorors also had an op- Eastern Region and Eastern Regional Representative create new bonds at a collegiate lun- Sisterhood Luncheon cheon and invited local and nationalDenesia D. Parris, opened the lun- portunity to fellowship, connect and cheon. The guest speaker for the lun- Delta leaders to present greetings. “Deltas by the Sea: cheon was Soror Ericka Dunlap, Miss “Every soror here is a beacon,” America 2004, who was an inspiration Beacons Lighting the said Soror Jacobs. “Your drive, your to all of the sorors who attended. She Way in Our Communities” creativity and your tireless efforts offered words of wisdom to the young of purposeful programming lead the sorors as they navigate through their way in our communities and remind BY DEBORAH PEAKS COLEMAN collegiate life. Individual and chapter me daily of why it is a blessing to love awards were also presented during AND KARLA JONES PENN and serve Delta.” cussion on how to be a more effective ference theme, “Deltas by the City, site of the 48th Eastern RegionalTIn the tradition of the Miss Amer-ica Pageant, held annually in Atlantiche 48th Eastern Regional Con-Collegiate Day ended with a dis- the luncheon. leader on campus and an inspiration- Sea: Beacons Lighting the Way Conference, a “queenly” salute was be- al poem written and read by Soror in Our Communities,” was the focus stowed upon 50-year Deltas, complete Yorri Berry. Collegiate sorors were of the Sisterhood Luncheon, where with a red pageantry sashes with gold re-energized, inspired and urged to chapters and individual members of lettering, recognizing their 50 years of move into the next Sorority year with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were service in Delta. Approximately 150 confi ▲ honored for “lighting the way” in their sorors in attendance were honored dence and diligence. communities. Presiding offi for reaching this golden milestone. cers, East- ern Regional Director Robin M. Jacobs 43 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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