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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Joins UT Tyler Greeks

May 9, 2007

Twelve students are members of The University of Texas at Tyler’s chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Mindy Sutton, director of UT Tyler Greek life, announced. 

Dr. Fredericka Brown, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is the advisor for the organization. 

“I think the addition of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is great for the UT Tyler Greek community,” said Sutton.

Delta Sigma Theta is a service-oriented sorority, which was founded in 1913. The largest historically black sorority in the world, Delta Sigma Theta has more than 250,000 members in seven regions.

The UT Tyler members had to have at least 24 semester credit hours, ample community service hours, recommendation letters from professional staff and a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

“I feel honored to be one of the 12 charter members of Delta Sigma Theta on UT Tyler’s campus. I am starting a tradition, leaving my legacy,” said Candace Porter.

The UT Tyler Delta Sigma Theta members and their hometowns, classifications and majors are:

BEAUMONT – Lamesha Barnes, junior business management.
CARTHAGE – LeNae Thomas, senior health and kinesiology.
DALLAS – Tiffany Alexander, senior education; Shanequa Winston,
senior health professions; and Crystal Jackson, junior nursing.
DUNCANVILLE – Porshe Chiles, senior journalism.
LONGVIEW – Robyn Hundley, senior journalism.
MIDLAND – Rettia Johnson, senior physical therapy.
NEWTON – Candace Porter, senior psychology.
PALESTINE – Brittany Crawford, junior nursing.
TYLER – Bethanie Williams, junior nursing; and Ashley Hampton, senior education.

For more information, contact Sutton, 903.565.5651.


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