Huntsville Alumnae Chapter wins Chapter of the Year

Chapter of the Year AwardHuntsville Alumnae Chapter wins Chapter of the Year at the 50th National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana!


Congratulations to all of the members of the Huntsville Alumnae Chapter for outstanding work this past year and for everything all of you have done to make this a fabulous year for our chapter!  Sixty two members of our chapter recently returned from an exciting and extremely busy week in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The Chapter of the Year Signature Award is given to outstanding collegiate and alumnae chapters that have exhibited innovation, and quality execution in the areas of internal development, programmatic delivery, community involvement, chapter management and member involvement.  The Chapter of the Year Award was awarded to Huntsville Alumnae Chapter during the Sisterhood Luncheon at the 50th National Convention in New Orleans.  The criteria for the award is as follows:


  • Execute quality programming related to the Five point programmatic thrusts and Social Action
  • Demonstrate positive outcomes of activities within the chapter and in the community
  • Promote internal development programs
  • Reflect creativity in the method of delivery and execution
  • Collaborate with other community organizations and/or sister chapters to execute programming
  • Support local, regional and national activities

First place recognition is awarded to one collegiate and one alumnae chapter in each state in the Southern region for this signature award.  I am so proud and honored to report that our chapter was chosen for this prestigious award.  A special thanks to all of those chairpersons, co-chairs and committee members who worked hard to accomplish our goals for this past year in all five programmatic thrusts and also to Soror Rosa Kilpatrick and Alicia Redrick for an outstanding job of putting our award winning package together for this submission. 


We also won first place in the area of Educational Development for our Black History program and play done by our GEMS program under the leadership of Tonju Butler and Jenella Lymons with the play written by Ovetta Hobson. 


We received a 3rd place National Award for membership reclamation under the leadership of our membership committee led by LaShanda Felton. 


We received certificates of recognition for our chapter newsletter done by Tomoka Love and her committee and innovative technology for our automated sign in process, accomplished by Sandra Richardson and the members of the ICC committee.




Again, I thank everyone for their hard work, commitment and dedication to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  We should all be extremely happy with this wonderful accomplishment. 

Congratulations to our Heritage and Archives Award committee under the leadership of Carletta Curry for our submission to National and our recent recognition as first place in the Southern Region for our chapter history submission.  We were recognized at the closing banquet of our National Convention!  Carletta and Valarie did an excellent job putting together our scrap book depicting how we told our chapter history through the Black History Program done by the GEMS last February, as well as through Her Story told at our Sisterhood Brunch through our contests and games! 
That makes a grand total of six awards for our chapter at National Convention in New Orleans!  I am looking forward to a great year ahead with lots of new ideas and of course, good ole Delta spirit!


I look forward to seeing all of you in September and bringing these awards to chapter meeting for you all to be able to see them!


Yours in Delta,



Jackie Wyse

Chapter President