Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter

PAST CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

 
Lisa M. Jackson, 2015-2017
 
Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter's fifth president, Lisa M. Jackson, in keeping with the tradition and mission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., committed to using the collective strength of chapter members to promote academic excellence, and support community programs and public service projects.  The chapter's commitment to local communities was matched with the theme of our National President, Dr. Paulette C. Walker, Uncompromising Commitment to Communities:  Service, Leadership, and EmpowermentRecognized in the Dynamic Southern Region as a Red Ribbon Chapter, chapter programming emphasized voter awareness initiatives and monitoring legislation impacting rural and underserved communities.  New attendance records set for the National Convention, Mississippi State Cluster, and Mississippi Delta Days at the State Capitol, empowered and engaged members.  Through increased sisterhood and service among members of the three chapters in the tri-county area, the Go Red for Women program and inaugural Tri-County Jamboree were held.   Jabberwock 2017 recommenced embracing scholarship and youth development. Lisa M. Jackson was initiated in the Delta Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1985, and has been a member of the Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter since 2012. 
 
 
 


Dr. Juanyce D. Taylor, 2013-2015
 
Dr. Juanyce D. Taylor joined Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter in 2007. Hitting the ground running and remaining an active and engaged member, Dr. Taylor has chaired and co-chaired numerous chapter committees resulting in the chapter’s positive progression and increased visibility. Committees include Political Awareness and Involvement, Social Action, Policies and Procedures, Technology, Nominating, Elections, and Special Projects. In 2011, Dr. Taylor was elected as chapter Vice President and in 2013 elected as the fourth Chapter President of Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter. Serving as the voting delegate during the Sorority’s Centennial (100th) Celebration in Washington, DC, she preserved this energy and led the Chapter into its silver anniversary of celebrating ten (10) years of committed service. In 2015, she led the Chapter’s launch of the “$20.15 by 2015 Giving Campaign,” in which members raised over $16K for 30 student scholarships distributed during the annual May Week Observance Program. In addition, a literacy initiative was supported by this giving campaign in which students in grades Kindergarten through second grade at Bolton-Edwards Elementary School (Bolton, MS) received free summer reading books. This was in light of recent legislation (Mississippi Literacy Based-Promotion Act) requiring third graders to read at a "basic-level" in order to be promoted to the 4th grade. At the conclusion of her tenure, she drafted a resolution focusing on “Rural and Underserved Populations” which was adopted by Grand Chapter during the 52nd National Convention held in Houston, TX in July 2015. Dr. Taylor was initiated into the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter in 1999.
 
  

Dr. Laurie S. Lawson, 2009-2013

 

Setting the pace for innovation and technology, the Chapter launched its website under

the leadership of its third president, Dr. Laurie Smith Lawson. During the 50th National Convention, the chapter received the 2010 Stellar Communicator Award for establishing the first e-booklet for the 2010 Jabberwock ad booklet from the Southern Region. Continuing the spirit of innovation, the Chapter developed its first logo, motto, and brochure, as well as became eco-friendly by allowing members to access documents and submit reports via the Chapter's website. During Dr. Lawson's leadership, the chapter reached a milestone. The Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter grew to over 100 members. Continuing the spirit of community involvement, the Chapter implemented the EMBODI Program, established partnerships with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Mississippi Veterans Memorial Project; and held its first public Founders Day celebration.  The Chapter also held the inaugural Beacons Blaze Black Tie Affair, which honors outstanding men that give back to their communities. Dr. Lawson was initiated into the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1995, and is a charter member of the Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter. She has served as the chapter’s Custodian and President of CADE. Dr. Lawson has also been a member of the Southern Region Leadership Team, and served on the Southern Region’s Arts and Letters Commission. From 2013-2015, she was elected to serve as the chapter’s First Vice President.

 
 
 
 
Dr. Mary M. White, 2005-2009
 

During her tenure, Dr. Mary White focused on the Educational Development component of the sorority's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust. Under her leadership, the chapter implemented the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy program at Bolton-Edwards Middle School and the Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS (Growing and Establishing Myself Successfully) program at Clinton High School. The chapter also expanded its fundraising and entrepreneurial efforts by hosting the 1st Annual Mardi Gras Ball, as well as establishing CADE (Clinton Alumnae Delta Enterprise). The first Membership Intake Process was held during Dr. White's tenure. Forty women were initiated in April 2009. Dr. White was initiated into the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on the campus of Alcorn State University in 1968, and is a Diamond Life Member of the sorority. She has served on the Southern Region Leadership Team, the Regional Program Planning and Development Committee, and currently serves on the Southern Region’s Leadership Academy. Dr. White is a charter member of the chapter, has served as the chapter’s Vice President, and currently serves as the president of CADE.

 

Dr. Limmie M. Flowers, 2004-2005

Under the leadership of the Chapter's chartering president, Dr. Limmie Flowers worked towards developing partnerships within the Chapter's service area, as well implementing programs that would engage and impact the community. Dr. Flowers was initiated into the Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1966. She is a charter member of Clinton (MS) Alumnae Chapter, and has served on the Sorority’s National Arts and Letters Commission.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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