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Regional ConferenceH I G H L I G H T S Research and Educational Founda- community hope and inspiration by tion to establish the Farwest Miss living out their dreams of attending a HBCU Scholarship Fund. HBCU. I will not let them down, I will With more than 100 applications not let you all down, but most impor- submitted, the committee (which tantly, I will not let myself down. I am consisted of sorors from each state aiming high and reaching beyond the throughout the region) was able to moon. My success will be your repay- score and select the best-qualifi ment.” ▲ ed ap- plicant. The winner, Dehojeni Cous- ins, is currently attending Spelman FARWEST REGIONAL College in Atlanta majoring in biol- CONFERENCE HOST CHAPTERS: ogy. She is graduate of Abraham Lin- Las Vegas Alumnae coln High School in San Diego. Eta Chi Cousins accepted her award dur- Tau Mu ing the Social Action Luncheon at the FARWEST REGIONAL Farwest Regional Conference. CONFERENCE COORDINATORS: “I wanted to attend Spelman Esther Langston, Las Vegas Alumnae College, which meant sacrifi Cecilia James, Eta Chi ces and The Farwest Region’s 2011 Miss HBCU a great fi nancial burden on my fam- Scholarship recipient, Dehojeni Cousins, is a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High ily,” said Cousins. “I am giving my School in San Diego. mother and so many people in our tive Krystle Evans. The goal was to create one large scholarship to as- sist a single high school senior with the dream of attending a Historically Black College or Uni- versity (HBCU). Many sorors throughout the region have attended HBCUs and wanted to give back to the tradi- tion and spirit of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 22 founders who attend- ed Howard University, one of the most promi- nent HBCUs. From 2009 through 2011, alumnae and colle- giate chapters through- out the region donated $500 and $250 respec- tively. With the aid of private donors, the Far- 17th National President Mona Humphries Bailey, 16th National President Thelma T. Dailey, Farwest Re- west Regional Scholar- gional Director LaVerne Gray Davis, 23rd National President Louise A. Rice, National President Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, Farwest Regional Representative Krystle Evans and 22nd National President Gwendolyn ship Committee was E. Boyd at the 48th Farwest Regional Conference. PHOTO BY TAMIE TRIPLETT able to utilize the Delta 53 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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