38th Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarship Reception

 

The Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated invites you to attend the 38th Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarship Reception to honor outstanding women from Portland/SW Washington who are accomplished in areas surrounding the sorority’s programmatic initiatives.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Atrium at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N Gantenbein
Portland, OR  97227
4:00 - 6:00 pm

 

During the Women of Excellence reception, Portland Alumnae’s scholarship committee, together with Piedmont Rose Connection, Inc., will present the 2019 scholarship award recipients. Awardees are selected by first submitting a completed application and meeting all of the application requirements, including enrollment in a four-year college or university in the fall of 2019.

 

This year's celebration theme is “Jazzin’ It Up! ” Please join us for a reception to support our scholarship fund, featuring jazz music and hors d’oeuvres, along with our illustrious guest speaker, Dr. Keith Dempsey.

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Congratulations 
to the
2019
Women of Excellence Award Recipients
 

The Arts

Intisar Abioto

Education

Kali Thorne Ladd, Jasmine Johnson, Zalika Gardner, Kaaren Heikes, Marsha Williams

Entrepreneurship

Gayani P. Ekanayake

Health & Wellness

Shafia M. Monroe

Social Justice

Libra Gilbert-Forde

Pearls of Wisdom

Melanie Ramsey
Congratulations 
to the
2019
Scholarship Award Recipients
 

LILLY DERIBEW

Award: Portland Alumnae Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

High School: De La Salle North Catholic

College: University of Oregon

Major: Political Science

ELISA IZELLA BOYER

Award: Piedmont Rose Connection, Inc. Scholarship

High School: De La Salle North Catholic

College: University of Chicago

Major: Biology

JOHANA AMANI

Award: Beta Psi Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

High School: Roosevelt

College: University of Oregon

Major: Interior Architecture

MALLORY LEWIS

Award: Milton Emanuel Memorial Scholarship

High School: St. Mary’s Academy

College: Loyola University New Orleans

Major: Human Biology or Health Science

JADE VICTORIA-LYNN NEWTON

Award: Sherra Neal Memorial Scholarship

High School: St. Mary’s Academy

College: Oregon State University

Major: Kinesiology

GANIYAT MAYOWA KARIMU

Award: Dr. DeNorval Unthank and Thelma Unthank Brown Memorial Scholarship

High School: De La Salle North Catholic

College: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science

Major: Biomedical Sciences

TREVOR MAXWELL-REID JONES

Award: Cyvira Woods Memorial Scholarship

High School: Oregon Episcopal School

College: Loyola Marymount University

Major: Film Production

NEHEMIAH PERNELL JACKSON

Award: Cyvira Woods Memorial Scholarship

High School: La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

College: Skidmore College

Major: Psychology

MARK DUANE AGARD, JR.

Award: Sherra Neal Memorial Scholarship

High School: Heritage

College: Georgetown University

Major: International Relations

IMAN RE’ANN PEARCE

Award: Chris Poole-Jones Memorial Scholarship

High School: De La Salle North Catholic

College: Spelman College

Major: Education Administration and Psychology

ANDRE GREGORY THARP, III

Award: Willie Ralph Triplett Memorial

High School: U.S. Grant

College: Loyola Marymount University

Major: Electrical Engineering

TAVIA SERENA ROACHE

Award: Pearl Smothers Mashia Memorial

High School: St. Mary’s Academy

College: Howard University

Major: African-American Studies

Dr. Keith Dempsey is currently the Department Chair of the Graduate School of Counseling at George Fox University, becoming the first African American to receive tenure at the Institution.

Dr. Dempsey has 20+ years of professional experience in the helping field.  He served as a multi-systemic therapist, a clinical social worker, and later went on to develop substantial programs at the African American Health Coalition (AAHC) designed to combat physical and mental health disparities.  He currently operates a private practice in Portland and conducts individual, couple & family therapy.

Dr. Keith Dempsey

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Support from our community partners is essential in helping us provide the best experience for our honorees and scholarship recipients. Please consider supporting our legacy by becoming a sponsor of this year’s fundraising event. Your sponsorship will allow our organization to both continue and expand our outreach throughout the Metro region.

 

Click here to download our sponsorship package

 
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