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PAST PRESIDENTS

Shirley Page
2009 - 2013
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  • Charter President responsible for the chapter's initial leadership and programming including the establishment of Delta Academy, Delta GEMS, and EMBODI programs

  • 2011 Southern Regional Conference was co-hosted by the chapter in Memphis, TN

  • The chapter had its largest membership of 327 during the 2012-2013 year

  • Bettye Coe Donahue Scholarship was started during her tenure & over 20,000.00 was awarded in scholarships during her term of office

  • The chapter began its award-winning tradition by receiving over 10 awards & various recognitions including 2011 Chapter of the Year & Project 13 during the Centennial Year

  • Over $30,000 was secured in external grants and collaborative partnerships such as Delta Research and Education Foundation, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis

  • 2015 TN State Cluster was hosted by the chapter in Memphis, TN and there were over 700 registrants

  • The chapter received over 20 awards during her administration including recognition for having the most chapter members from the Southern Region in attendance at the 2016 Delta Days at the Nation's Capital & 2016 Chapter of the Year

  • The International Awareness & Involvement thrust was advanced through partnerships such as the One Step Initiative & the chapter sending its first 2 delegates to Delta Days at the United Nations in 2017

  • The chapter initiated its first line, The Journey of the First 53, on April 2, 2017

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Necole Jones
2013 - 2017
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Marva Maples
2017 - 2019
  • The chapter embraced more technology for effective chapter management and continued to be designated a Red Ribbon chapter for adherence to compliance and stellar programming

  • The chapter received several technology awards: *Innovative Chapter of the Year for Technology | *Technology Best Practices Award | *Website of the Year

  • The chapter received recognition throughout the nation, because of her relentless desire to "take it up a notch" through the use of electronic receipting and Election Runner

  • Under the Economic Development point of our Five-Point Thrust, the chapter unveiled its Adopt-a-Highway on Hwy 64 stretching from Morning Sun to new Brunswick Road as a part of our 10th anniversary; this accomplishment marks the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter as the first Delta chapter of record, in the state, to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway initiative

  • The chapter experienced phenomenal growth from approximately 300 members in 2019 to almost 500 chapter members during a pandemic - including the initiation of the chapter’s second line, “The Production of the P.R.I.M.E 79” on September 27, 2020

  • The chapter received almost $35,000 in external grants through collaborative efforts with community partners and profited over $36,000 in the Double Good Popcorn Event

  • The chapter launched several signature programs: Pearls of Perfection Debutante Cotillion, Jewel Sister Circles, the SCTAC Community Outreach Fund, and "22 for the 22" Planned Giving where members voluntary donations exceeded our $10,000 goal by almost 25%

  • The tech team flawlessly executed the first VIRTUAL chapter meetings, ceremonies, youth mentoring programs, elections, membership intake, reclamation, charter day activities, and other events during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • The chapter executed the Mobile Food Pantry where we exceeded expectations by serving over 500 families/providing over 8000 meals. The Red Tub Sponsorship provided needed items for young ladies in foster care, and the Youth Villages Wishlist fulfillment for children impacted by traumatic life experiences

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Sherry Townsend
2019 - 2021
Traci Townsel
2021 - 2023

  • Chapter adopted Lucy Elementary School and was a 4x recipients of the Good Health WINs Grant, which allows us to increase education and awareness surrounding mental health

  • 8 Chapter members held positions on the Southern Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Regional Leadership Team

  • Chapter held our first Community Excellence Gala where we recognized members of the community who possess a servant attitude and heart. Over 500 guest were in attendance. .

  • Our Chapter held our first Pearls of Pearlfection Debutante Cotillion on the same weekend as our State Cluster and SCTAC was well represented at both!

  • Chapter fully implemented the Google Workspace to improve internal productivity and also conducted PSLF webinars about student loan forgiveness. Contributing to over $6,532,743 dollars in student loan forgiveness and counting.

  • Ended the 2022-2023 sororal year with 576 financial members and increased external partnerships and networks

  • Updated our internal newsletter format and after 7 years, we now have an approved Memorandum of Understanding with the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated that allows both chapters to share the work and needs of all of Shelby County

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