Paulette Walker, Ed.D., Elected Vice-President of Delta Sigma Theta, the Largest African-American Sorority in the Nation
TAMPA, Fla. (August 12, 2008)
How does it feel to be elected VP to this great sorority?
I am absolutely elated – especially knowing that I was elected by my peers. I am honored and humbled by their belief in me, particularly my leadership and communication abilities.
How long will your vice-presidency last?
Two years and I am eligible for re-election in 2010.
How long have you been in the organization?
Since 1966 – when I was a sophomore at Michigan State University
From their Mission:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 250,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 950 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands (St. Croix and St. Thomas), Jamaica, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Thrust of:
· Economic Development
· Educational Development
· International Awareness and Involvement
· Physical and Mental Health
· Political Awareness and Involvement
The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.