Georgetown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, June 8.
Ms. Vervatine Alston Reid, president, and chapter members will welcome guests at the celebratory luncheon event at 11:30 a.m. at Greater St. Stephens AME Church, 2800 Highmarket Street.
Over the past 50 years — under the leadership of Mary Ella Greene, Nancy Hudson, Mary Davis, Lillie Jean Johnson, Alma White, Ethel Blake Bellamy, Eunice Brown, Marthena Grate Morant, and Vervatine Alston Reid — the sorority has continually provided public service to the community according to Delta’s Five Point Thrust Program: Educational Development, Economic Development, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement and International Awareness and Involvement.
Highlighting the event is keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd who will honor the Georgetown Alumnae Chapter with words of wisdom and her beautiful, gifted voice.
Dr. Boyd is an engineer, motivational speaker, preacher and an advocate for STEM education. Boyd earned her B.S. from Alabama State University with a major in mathematics and a double minor in physics and music. She received a fellowship and was the first African-American woman to earn a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University. She has earned both the M. Div. and D. Min. degrees from Howard University.
Dr. Boyd spent over 30 years as an engineering team member at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She also served as chair of the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council from 2001-2014. From 2000-2004 she served as the 22nd National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority launching Project SEE (Science in Everyday Experiences) as well as humanitarian and education advocacy efforts across the globe.
For tickets call 843-344-3385.