Global Excellence Through Service and Fortitude

Global Excellence Through Service and Fortitude

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The Queens Alumnae chapter was awarded  DigiDiva status at the 51st Eastern Region Convention

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Global Excellence Through Service and Fortitude

The  Queens  Alumnae  Chapter  of  Delta  Sigma  Theta Sorority, Inc.  was  chartered  on June  4, 1951. The  present  chapter  name  is  actually  its third. The  original  name  was  Delta Theta Sigma  Chapter.  This  in  turn became  the  Long  Island Alumnae  Chapter  until  1965 when  Nassau  Alumnae  Chapter  was  chartered.  At  that point  we were  renamed  Queens  Alumnae  Chapter. Ethel  Cuff  Black, a  Founder  of  Delta  Sigma Theta Sorority,  Inc.  was  one  of  the  charter members of  the chapter.  Soror  Cuff  Black  remained active  until her retirement. At  present, the  chapter has over 200  members; all hold a minimum of a  Bachelor's degree.  Approximately  75% of  the membership hold  graduate  degrees. The  chapter  welcomes the  opportunity  to partner with other organizations and community leaders  that  share the  same  goals  and  ideals. The charge of the chapter continues to be that of offering programs and services for the betterment of humanity.

Ethel Cuff Black

Ethel Cuff Black was born October 17, 1890 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Her mother, Susan Wilson Cuff, was the daughter of Moses and Susan Wilson, free Blacks and property owners. Ethel graduated cum laude at Howard University in 1915.  While at Howard University, she joined twenty-two other women in the founding of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. On June 4, 1951, Ethel and 10 other women chartered the Queens Alumnae Chapter in Queens, New York.

 

Ethel married David Horton Black, a successful real estate agent and resided in Jamaica, New York.   Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Black taught in several institutions of learning. Of significant note was her tenure at P.S. 108 in South Ozone Park, New York.  After twenty-seven years of teaching at P.S. 108, she retired in 1957. Ethel especially enjoyed writing, receiving special recognition and eventually an award from Readers Digest.  After an illness, she entered eternal peace on September 22, 1977.

1890-1977

Queens Alumnae Chapter Charter Members

Evelyn Letcher*, Helen Harvey Logue Aubry*, Virginia Ross Love*, Mae Hubert Brooks*,

Willa B. Eaton Pardo*, Emalena Jones Davis - North*, Gertrude Thompson*, Myrtle Price Jarmon*,

 Vivian Williams*, Mary Washington Johnson*

*Deceased

Award Winning Programming

Over  the  past  66  years  Queens  Alumnae has worked tirelessly to award scholarships to deserving students though its scholarship  program.  The Chapter has awarded  well  over  half of a million dollars in scholarships to date. Each  year  the  chapter  implements  a  full  program agenda  that  encompasses  the  Sorority’s Five-Point Programmatic  Thrust.  The  charge  of  the  chapter continues  to  be  that  of  offering programs  and  services for  the  betterment  of  mankind.  Some  of  the  programs that  the  chapter sponsors  in  the  Queens community include:

 

●  Teen  Lift  annual  tours  of  historically  black colleges  and  universities

●  Social  Action  Program  updates  such  as  ongoing   voter  registration

●  Project  Cherish’s  restoration  of  the  house  of African  American  inventor  Lewis  H.  Latimer

●  Adoption  of  the  New  Horizon  School  for  students   with  special  needs  in  Accra,  Ghana

●  The  Dr.  Betty  Shabazz  Delta  Academy

 

The Queens  Alumnae Chapter has been the  recipient of various awards for its exemplary programs and initiatives.  In 2008, the chapter received the Queens Borough President's  Education Award.  During the 2008 National  Convention, Queens Alumnae Chapter received  the Technology Award for Outstanding Chapter website.  In 2011, at the Eastern  Region Conference,  Queens  Alumnae was  awarded  the  distinction  of “Chapter of  the Year.”  In  2015,  the  chapter  received  the  Exemplary Economic  Development Award.  In  2016,  Queens Alumnae  was  awarded  the  Exemplary  Social Action  Award.  At  the  53rd National  Convention held in  August  2017,  the  chapter  had  the  unique distinction  of  receiving awards  for  both the Exemplary EMBODI  Program  and Interactive  Technology Achievement.  Finally,  the  chapter  also  received  the  Eastern Region  Chapter  of  the  Year  Award in 2017.

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Top Supporting Chapters