Delta DEARS (Dedicated - Energetic - Active - Respected Sorors) are members of our illustrious sisterhood who have reached the golden age of 62 years. Dedicated to upholding the ideals and traditions of our glorious Sorority, PAC Delta DEARS continuously set a standard of excellence in sisterhood, scholarship and service. We honor and treasure our Delta DEARS because of their grace, wisdom, integrity, fortitude, and commitment.
As a chapter, we pay special tribute to our Delta DEARS through special activities such as the annual Delta DEARS Tea and Delta DEARS Monthly Spotlight.
There is much to say about this Delta Dear powerhouse, Soror Lela Triplett-Roberts. Small in stature, big at heart, she exemplifies our jewel Dedication.
A pillar in Portland’s community for well over 30 years, she continues to educate, organize, and feed young minds. Soror Triplett-Roberts is a retired Portland Public School educator. Her career spanned from being an English teacher to Vice Principal and Principal throughout the school district. Dedicated to education, after retirement she helped to open a non-profit Catholic middle school for students living in poverty. Soror Triplett-Roberts prepares over 300 lunches and dinners a week to feed the families at St. Andrew Nativity School.
Proudly becoming a Delta in 1981, she continues to demonstrate her dedication to our beloved sorority by wearing many hats for the Portland Alumnae Chapter. She is our Recording Secretary and is a member of several committees including the Scholarship and Internal Audit committees, to name a few. Soror Triplett-Roberts is a dedicated soror, beloved family, and friend we can always count on.
A consummate reminder of class and poise, Soror Velma Johnson symbolizes our jewel Temperance. Joining Delta in 1974, she has always demonstrated a firm balance of body, spirit, and decorum.
Soror Johnson has been a leader in education for over 30 years. As President and Co-Owner of Teachable Moments, LLC, she provided professional development and teacher preparedness programs to assist local schools, universities, and government agencies with
implementing culturally responsive practices. As a board member of Young Audiences, an Oregon and SW Washington organization that encourages youths to use the arts to broaden their learning, she continues to inspire young people to dream and achieve.
Personifying Temperance, she is an active member of Portland Alumnae, chairing the Nominating Committee and assisting on several other committees such as the Scholarship and PAC’s 40th Anniversary. Dr. Velma Johnson is an inspiring soror, beloved family, and friend we can always learn from.