Multitalented Morristown Alumnae Member Uses Gifts to Benefit Others
By Marcelyn Joseph
Newly initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, through the Morristown Alumnae Chapter on Sept. 26, 2020, Aubree Ashtynn Dumas refuses to let grass grow under her feet. Dumas immediately began making significant contributions to the chapter despite being one of its youngest members. She supports the chapter’s Arts and Letters Committee; Publicity and Public Relations Committee; Delta GEMS youth program; and Community Outreach, International Awareness and Involvement, and Physical and Mental Health programmatic thrusts of the Program Planning and Development Committee. Additionally, less than six months after her initiation, Dumas confidently accepted an appointment to co-chair the chapter’s Delta Heritage Celebration Award Ad Hoc Committee.
A woman of many talents, Dumas uses her graphic design and writing prowess to help inform the community about Morristown Alumnae’s public service initiatives. Instrumental in the development, content, and design of the chapter’s first electronic newsletter, The MAC-ezine, Dumas’s first article for the newsletter also got picked up by the Eastern Region’s H.E.R. Stories in January 2021.
Seen by many on TikTok and Instagram as the Cheetos® “snack queen,” Dumas used her social media savvy to help the young ladies of the chapter’s Delta GEMS program create TikTok videos to spread awareness of important issues. She also helped to elevate the profiles of local Black-owned businesses by creating social media posts for each business selected for promotion by the chapter’s Social Action Committee during Black History Month.
In addition to Morristown Alumnae, other nonprofit organizations have benefitted from Dumas’s digital and technical knowledge. She has designed and launched websites and newsletters, created marketing plans, and written multimedia content for entities. In most cases, she performs these services gratis or at steeply discounted fees.
A gifted dancer, Dumas participated in Morristown Alumnae’s Fitness Friday event earlier this year, during which she taught attendees a heart-thumping dance routine. The young men of the chapter’s EMBODI program also learned a few dance moves of their own when Dumas joined one of their sessions to introduce them to the history of Hip-Hop culture and dance.
Professionally, the future looks bright for Dumas as she aspires to become an actor, dancer, and broadcast journalist. She wants to create her own publication that sheds light on Black experiences. “I believe my purpose in life is to create space for Black voices and stories to be heard and I hope to continue to make that possible by using my art and talent in digital media and entertainment.” Dumas currently attends Georgia State University where she will earn her master’s degree in communications with a concentration in digital media strategies.
By Marcelyn Joseph Newly initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, through the Morristown Alumnae Chapter on Sept. 26, 2020, Aubree Ashtynn Dumas refuses to let grass grow under her feet. Dumas immediately began making significant contributions to the chapter despite being one of its youngest members. She supports the chapter’s Arts and Letters Committee; …