The Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, was chartered on April 22, 1978 by 13 college graduates, many of whom also chartered Kappa Nu City-Wide Chapter as college students. These women identified the need for an alumnae chapter so that their work of the sorority could continue in the Evansville community after college life.
Much like today, early work of the chapter included building homes for families under the Habitat for Humanity program, voter registration, hosting seminars on Women’s Health Issues, participating in breast cancer walk-a-thons and mentoring young girls. In the mid 1970’s a scholarship fund was established to assist students with educational expenses upon entering college. It is now named the Betty Craig Memorial Scholarship in honor of our departed soror.
Leadership in the chapter has been marked by strong women of the community with a vision to go forward, much like the 22 founding members of our sisterhood on January 13, 1913. Past local presidents include: Phyllis Brooks, Anna Outlaw, Bernice King, Felecia Jett, Benita Brickhouse, Clara Roberts, Stephanie Terry, Dr. Dionne Blue, Sabrina Stewart-Thomas and Lori Sutton.
Through the years, Evansville Alumnae has dedicated itself to the ideals set forth by the National office. We pray that this chapter will continue to grow and progress in the spirit of the Founders and charter members by giving of their time, talents and resources for the uplifting of our brothers and sisters in political and social action, matters of education, international affairs, health concerns and economic growth.
CHARTER MEMBERS: Aurore Atwater Johnson, Gloria Hall Baker, Christine Butler, Jean Hubbard Crowe, Debra Dulin, Clara Roberts*, Jeannie Hisbon-Lee, Rene Jones McCormick, Jacqueline LaGrone*, Shawndula Long*, Lulito Crow-Newsome, Anna Dow Outlaw and Stephanie Taylor* (*deceased).
A Message from our President
Welcome to the official website of the Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I am honored to serve as President of this dynamic chapter of amazing, hardworking and dedicated women. We are pleased that you have taken the time to review our site and hope that you become well acquainted with our chapter and the great service that we provide to our community.
Since 1978, the Evansville Alumnae has consistently made a positive impact in the Evansville Community. It is our charge to ensure we are providing effective, timely and relevant service in our community and we are looking forward to an amazing sorority year. We are forging ahead in our steadfast commitment to public service and scholarship, guided by the principles and ideals set forth by our Charter Members.
The Evansville Alumnae Chapter continues to support our National Five Point Programmatic Thrust through our events that focus on:
International Awareness and Involvement
Physical and Mental Health
Political Awareness and Involvement
We want you to be informed so please visit us here, or follow us on social media.
If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and are new to the area or looking for a chapter to join, consider the Evansville Alumnae Chapter where we are committed to the community and to each other. I invite you to join us at a chapter meeting and/or event. Should you need any information, please contact me directly at email@example.com.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to your continued support of the Evansville Alumnae Chapter!
Yours in Sisterhood & Service,
Executive Board 2021-2022
President: Sherrie LaGrone
Vice President: Sabrina Stewart-Thomas
Treasurer: Ena Winfield
Recording Secretary: Rhea Jones-Price
Corresponding Secretary: Deiona Clayton
Financial Secretary: Lynn Rochon
Immediate Past President: Elexica McAlister
Policies & Procedures: Stacie Duncan
Social Action: Rhea Jones-Price
Program Planning & Development: Toni Hamilton
Information & Technology: Stephanie Terry
Scholarship: Melody McCoy
Delta G.E.M.S.: Vicki Rouse
Internal Audit Chair: Leda Johnson
Membership Services: Sabrina Stewart-Thomas
ERT Coordinator: Mariama Wilson