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N.Y. Lawyers Alliance Recognizes Morristown Alumnae Member

By Ferlanda Fox Nixon The Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Morristown Alumnae member, Darilyn Olidge, for her commitment to pro bono legal services for nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life of individuals who reside in low-income communities. Olidge was one of three business and transactional lawyers to be honored during …

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Recap: Virtual Eastern Regional Meeting

Submitted by Jo-Ann Raines Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated from across the Dynamic and Historic Eastern Region gathered on May 22, 2021 for the first virtual regional meeting. The more than 4,200 members in attendance were welcomed by Lesli Foster and Allison Seymour, members of the sorority who are part of the WUSA-9 …

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Morristown Alumnae Member Recognized for Outstanding Work on Wall Street

By Marcelyn Joseph Crain’s New York Business recently listed Morristown Alumnae member, Kendra Smith-Williams, as one of 55 “Notable Women on Wall Street.” This year’s list of powerhouse finance professionals includes women who excel in wealth management, consumer and investment banking, equity research, asset management, and quantitative strategy, among other areas. They also demonstrate a …

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Maryland State Social Action Hosts Virtual Delta Days

Submitted by Vanice Antrum and Nicole Y. Drew The late Shirley Chisholm said, “You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines,” and the Maryland chapters did not let the pandemic deter them from their state advocacy.  Under the leadership of Nicole Y. Drew, Esq. (Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae), the Maryland State Social Action Committee …

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Montgomery County Alumnae and DERT Member Appointed Disaster Action Team Coordinator

Submitted by Ngozi Okoli From chapter Emergency Response Team member to becoming the newly appointed Disaster Action Team Coordinator, Cindy Douglas can’t get enough of helping people in emergencies.  Douglas was first introduced to the American Red Cross through her work as a Delta. She has been actively engaged in the Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae …

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Morristown Alumnae Member Is Education Trailblazer

By Aubree Ashtynn Dumas The year 2021 ushers in the first African American to sit on the Board of Education of Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey. Newly elected to the position on Nov. 3, 2020, Dr. Lynda Lynn Wright, a member of Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, explained that …

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Quaker City Alumnae President Honored Among Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans

Submitted by Tonya Eason Ross Every year, the Philadelphia Tribune honors African-American “leaders, movers and shakers” viewed as influential individuals with the ‘power to initiate change in the community,’ according to Philadelphia Tribune President and CEO Robert W. Bogle. While this year’s event had to move from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to online due to …

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Eastern Region Collegiates Unite, Make BOSS Moves

Submitted By: De’Jah Gross, Eastern Regional Journalist Committee Collegiate Member Eastern Regional Representative Nadege DeBrosse hosted Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated’s first virtual collegiate retreat on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Elevating BOSS (Bringing Overall Success to our Sisters) MOVES in THE EAST had more than 90 attendees andstarted the morning with a powerful meditation from …

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Eastern Regional Leadership Hosts First Virtual Town Hall

Submitted by Chanta L. Jackson Eastern Regional Director Rosie Allen-Herring and Eastern Regional Representative Nadege DeBrosse hosted their first Virtual Town Hall on Nov. 15, 2020. The gathering was meant to provide a forum for chapter presidents and primary advisors to have candid conversations with regional leadership, to receive timely updates and share best practices. …

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Red Print Heartbeat: African-American Nurses Who Set the Pulse of Health Care

Submitted by Ferlanda Nixon Months before the coronavirus sparked a pandemic and became a part of the American lexicon, members of the Arts and Letters Committee of Morristown Alumnae Chapter (MAC) set in motion designs for “Red Print Heartbeat: African-American Nurses Who Set the Pulse of Health Care.” Red Print Heartbeat is a photo exhibition …

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