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Soror Newman led the discussion on the importance of skin care and consistent maintenance. She demon- strated this knowledge by facilitat- ing hands on mini-facials for the par- ticipants. The girls were pleasantly surprised to be treated to Mary Kay makeovers after the facials. This year’s session has motivated the girls to be more comfortable in the skin they’re in and ultimately will uplift their self- esteem and self-confi ▲ dence. The Madison County (MS) Alum- nae Chapter honors the unsung heroes of Madison County—mothers that make daily and lifelong sacrifi c- es to provide unconditional love, wis- Delaware Deltas during Delta Days at the State Capital. dom, and peace to their families and communities. The chapter awarded tive director of Learning Link of Dela- programs came out to learn more its third annual “Delta Mother of the ware. Panelists addressed ways the about the skin they’re in! This Project Year” title on April 16, 2011, while federal funding will be used across SEE session was themed, “Skin: The celebrating the lives of nine fi nalists the state and the actions parents and Behavior and Health Connection.” during their signature event, A Morn- members of the Sorority can take to The overall objective of the session ing with Minerva. improve academic performance in was to create an educational setting The program, which began in the communities we serve. where students became better aware 2009, has doubled in size since its The second panel discussion was of how their personal behavior, hab- inauguration. National First Vice on jobs in Delaware and featured Deb- its and the environment can have a President Paulette Walker served as orah Wilson, president and CEO of considerable impact on the health of the celebration guide. Her energy the Metropolitan Wilmington Branch their skin. and heartfelt commentary set the of the Urban League and a member The Project SEE of the Sorority; Zandra Henry, direc- day was coordinated tor of programs for First State Com- by Soror Seleta O. Ra- munity Action Agency; and Samuel him. Sorors who pre- Lathem, president of Delaware AFL- sented were Dr. Ava CIO. The discussion focused on strat- Phoenix, an Obste- egies for getting Delawareans back to trician/Gynecologist work in the current economic envi- practicing with A Place ronment. for Women, and Soror Following lunch, sorors trav- Andrea Newman, a sk- eled to Legislative Hall where they incare and image con- were introduced on the fl sultant and national oor of the House of Representatives by Hon. sales director with Stephanie T. Bolden, state represen- Mary Kay Cosmetics. tative of the 2nd Legislative District To develop their and a member of Delta Sigma Theta. awareness of the pur- The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter’s Delta Academy and The remainder of the day was spent pose of skin and how Delta GEMS participants learn how to care for the their skin visiting state legislators to share our to preserve and pro- at the chapter’s Project SEE session, “Skin: The Behavior and concerns, discuss pending legisla- tect it, Dr. Phoenix ex- Health Connection.” tion and express our expectations of plored the following local elected offi ▲ topics: the anatomy of skin; what tone for the grand event as the ladies cials. are the benefi were serenaded and showered with ts of having a healthy On Jan. 22, 2011, 35 students of Jack- lifestyle as it relates to our skin; the love while family and friends listened sonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter’s benefi as their achievements were read in ts of an appropriate skin care Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy routine; and how do we protect our poetic style. Each participant, along and Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS skin. with a past winner, was escorted by 87 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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