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The History of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black Community. 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.  Since its founding more than 300,000 women have joined the organization.  The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women.  The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan, (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea. 

The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the organization's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:

  • Economic Development

  • Educational Development

  • International Awareness and Involvement

  • Physical and Mental Health

  • Political Awareness and Involvement

For more information, visit our national website at

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 


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The 22 Founders:  Osceola MaCarthy Adams, Marguerite Young Alexander, Winona Cargile Alexander, Ethel Cuff Black, Bertha Pitts Campbell,  Zephyr Chisom Carter, Edna Brown Coleman, Jessie McGuire Dent, Frederica Chase Dodd, Myra Davis Hemmings, Olive C. Jones, Jimmie Bugg Middleton, Pauline Oberforfer Minor, Vashti Turley Murphy, Naomi Sewell Richardson, Mamie Reddy Rose, Eliza Pearl Shippen, Florence Letcher Toms, Ethel Carr Watson, Wertie Blackwell Weaver, Madree Penn White, Edith Motte Young 

The History of

Sandhills Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a public service organization founded on the campus of Howard University on January 13, 1913. The Sandhills Alumnae Chapter was chartered on April 8, 2009 in Southern Pines, NC.  Sandhills Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. serves Lee, Moore, Hoke, and Montgomery counties. Our chapter is committed to our founding principles of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Public Service. 

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Sandhills Alumnae Charter Members 


Dorothy Brower

Jackie Covington

Vanessa Edmonson

Regina Emerson

Seigi Foxx

Annette Morgan-Galbraith

Shanika Goins

Jakia Marshall

Ke'Sha Ridges

Joyce Shamberger

Karen Wicker 

Sabrina Wicker 


Past State Coodinator Juanita Massenburg, Past Regional Director Linda Richardson and Past Regional Director Mary Sutton presided over the ceremony.  

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