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CONCORD ALUMNAE CHAPTER HISTORY

On Saturday, April 27, 1991, in the Kittie M. Sanson Chapel, on the campus of Barber-Scotia, 24 women came together to Charter the Concord Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated under the leadership of Patsy Nwagbaraocha, the chapter’s first president. These women spent an entire year trying to figure out how to best continue Delta’s rich legacy of service by establishing a new alumnae chapter. Knowing that there were several other members of Delta Sigma Theta both living and working in the Concord/Kannapolis area, the time was right to start and continue the work of Delta within their own community.

Many of the chapter’s programs and events continue to play a significant role in the upkeep, growth, and service within our community. These events include an African American Male Forum contributed to the Barber-Scotia College Scholarship, now known as the Concord Alumnae Scholarship, Voter Registration Drives, campaigns hosted by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and Adopt a Highway in Cabarrus County. In May 1992, the Concord Alumnae Chapter held its very first Jabberwock, a notable Delta tradition. On January 15, 2022, the Concord Alumnae chapter was a part of the very first MLK Dream Day at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis, NC. In January 14 2023, the Concord Alumnae chapter participated in the first MLK Dream Day Parade in Cabarrus County.

Over the past 30 years, Concord Alumnae has made its mark in the Concord/Kannapolis area, and our presence is now a significant part of the culture. What started with 24 is now 200 hundred members strong and we are even more committed to serving the diverse needs of the Cabarrus County Community. We are passionate about our work as we proudly continue the legacy of our 22 founders and fulfill the desires of our charter members by making a difference in the community we love.

CONCORD ALUMNAE CHAPTER HISTORY

On Saturday, April 27, 1991, in the Kittie M. Sanson Chapel, on the campus of Barber-Scotia, 24 women came together to Charter the Concord Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated under the leadership of Patsy Nwagbaraocha, the chapter’s first president. These women spent an entire year trying to figure out how to best continue Delta’s rich legacy of service by establishing a new alumnae chapter. Knowing that there were several other members of Delta Sigma Theta both living and working in the Concord/Kannapolis area, the time was right to start and continue the work of Delta within their own community.

Many of the chapter’s programs and events continue to play a significant role in the upkeep, growth, and service within our community. These events include an African American Male Forum contributed to the Barber-Scotia College Scholarship, now known as the Concord Alumnae Scholarship, Voter Registration Drives, campaigns osted by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and Adopt a Highway in Cabarrus County. In May 1992, the Concord Alumnae Chapter held its very first Jabberwock, a notable Delta tradition. On January 15, 2022, the Concord Alumnae chapter was a part of the very first MLK Dream Day at Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis, NC

Over the past 30 years, Concord Alumnae has made its mark in the Concord/ Kannapolis area, and our presence is now a significant part of the culture. What started with 24 is now nearly 200 hundred members strong and we are even more committed to serving the diverse needs of the Cabarrus County Community. We are passionate about our work as we proudly continue the legacy of our 22 founders and fulfill the desires of our charter members by making a difference in the community we love.

CHARTER MEMBERS

The Concord Alumnae Chapter charter members are

(*Omega Omega Chapter)

Sharon Banner

Grace Bryant

Bettye Davis

Betty Eddleman*

Peggy Fleming*

Hugerietta Franklin

Betty Gore*

Joann Graham

Azalea Howie

Regina Lyons

Nulbeltha Martinez

Ruthie Norman

Patsy Nwagbaraocha (First President)

Cassandra Patterson

Jeanne Peay-Parks

Jatuan Perrin

Lillian Rose

Ella Mae Small

Estoria Stark

Marice Stark

Tiffany Thompson

Betty Tinnin

Sangar Young

Tangar Young

CHARTER MEMBERS

The Concord Alumnae Chapter charter members are

(*Omega Omega Chapter)

Sharon Banner

Grace Bryant

Bettye Davis

Betty Eddleman*

Peggy Fleming*

Hugerietta Franklin

Betty Gore*

Joann Graham

Azalea Howie

Regina Lyons

Nulbeltha Martinez

Ruthie Norman

Patsy Nwagbaraocha (First President)

Cassandra Patterson

Jeanne Peay-Parks

Jatuan Perrin

Lillian Rose

Ella Mae Small

Estoria Stark

Marice Stark

Tiffany Thompson

Betty Tinnin

Sangar Young

Tangar Young

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2022-2024)

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BRIDGETT HERRING-WILLIAMS

President

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ELAINE JOHNSON

Vice President

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MELISSA RIVERS

Recording Secretary

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NODISHA ECHOLS

Corresponding Secretary

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TANGAR YOUNG

Financial Secretary

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SYIISHA DALE

Treasurer

APPOINTED OFFICERS (2022-2024)

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EDNA JONES

Parliamentarian

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KIA COLLETON LIVINGSTON

Sergeant at Arms

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SANGAR YOUNG

Custodian

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SHEILA PRIOLEAU

Chaplain

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MONIQUE JOHNSON

Assistant Sergeant at Arms

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

ARTS AND LETTERS | Nodisha Echols, Dana Watkins 

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES | Elaine Johnson, LaShima Tate

SOCIAL ACTION | Angela Bunting, Kristin McLean

DELTA GEMS | Zanitha Thomas, Sokoya Lindsay

MAY WEEK | Nandi Dail

SCHOLARSHIP | Tangar Young, Syiisha Dale

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM | Kieva Skinner,

Sherelldra Amos-Williams

STEP TEAM | Shanté Burke-Hayer,

Vontraciya Davis

FOUNDERS DAY | Crystal Agurs, Lavetta Dawkins Patterson

PFF SISTERHOOD LUNCHEON | Azalea Howie, Keonna McDougald

COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS | Laytora Dash, Jody Yearwood

HEALTH & WELLNESS | Ebony Rooks, Tiffany Jackson

PROTOCOL & TRADITIONS | Kia Colleton-Livingston, Elizabeth Johnson

CHAPLAIN'S CIRCLE | Sheila Prioleau

DELTA ACADEMY | Sheila Prioleau, Darnesha Eddinfield

TECHNOLOGY| Vontraciya Davis

PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT | Aletta Barnes-Baker, Elaine Johnson

HERITAGE & ARCHIVES | Oneaka Mack Saba, Melissa Rivers

RISK MANAGEMENT | Leah Wade, Joanne Lynch

DELTA DEAR CHAMPS | Christie Hammond, Tonja Gooden

Past Presidents

Patsy Nwagbaraocha | 1991-1994

Peggy Fleming | 1994-1999

Azalea Howie | 1999- 2002

Sangar Young | 2002-2004

Ruthie Norman | 2004-2006

Tangar Young | 2006-2010

Hugerietta Franklin | 2010- 2014

Sophia Latimore-Scott | 2014-2018 

Kim Sexton-Lewter | 2018 - 2022

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2022-2024)

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BRIDGETT HERRING-WILLIAMS

President

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ELAINE JOHNSON

Vice President

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MELISSA RIVERS

Recording Secretary

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NODISHA ECHOLS

Corresponding Secretary

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TANGAR YOUNG

Financial Secretary

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SYIISHA DALE

Treasurer

APPOINTED OFFICERS

(2022-2024)

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EDNA JONES

Parliamentarian

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KIA COLLETON LIVINGSTON

Sergeant at Arms

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SANGAR YOUNG

Custodian

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SHEILA PRIOLEAU

Chaplain

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MONIQUE JOHNSON

Assistant Sergeant at Arms

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

ARTS AND LETTERS | Nodisha Echols, Dana Watkins 

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES |

Elaine Johnson, LaShima Tate

SOCIAL ACTION | Angela Bunting,

Kristin McLean

DELTA GEMS | Zanitha Thomas,

Sokoya Lindsay

MAY WEEK | Nandi Dail

SCHOLARSHIP | Tangar Young,

Syiisha Dale

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM |

Kieva Skinner, Sherelldra Amos-Williams

STEP TEAM | Shanté Burke-Hayer,

Vontraciya Davis

FOUNDERS DAY | Crystal Agurs,

Lavetta Dawkins Patterson

SISTERHOOD LUNCHEON |

Azalea Howie, Keonna McDougald

COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS | Laytora Dash,

Jody Yearwood

PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT | Aletta Barnes-Baker, Elaine Johnson

Past Presidents

Patsy Nwagbaraocha | 1991-1994

Peggy Fleming | 1994-1999

Azalea Howie | 1999- 2002

Sangar Young | 2002-2004

Ruthie Norman | 2004-2006

Tangar Young | 2006-2010

Hugerietta Franklin | 2010- 2014

Sophia Latimore-Scott | 2014-2018 

Kim Sexton-Lewter | 2018 - 2022

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