In 1985, a group of 26 Delta women much like our famous 22 Founders,
had a vision for a better Hattiesburg through community service. This
vision became a reality on April 19, 1986 marking the beginning of another
historic “Delta Journey.” Since that day, twenty-six years ago, Hattiesburg
Alumnae Chapter has truly expanded it’s membership. Our chapter has
provided annual educational scholarships and school supplies to
deserving students, and funded numerous Presidential Classrooms.
Hattiesburg Alumnae continues to take pride in the production of the bi-
annual Jabberwock and the annual Mardi Gras Ball.

At the start of the new millennium, Hattiesburg Alumnae refocused its
attention to current health care disparities that affect our local community.
Our chapter provides STD/HIV/AIDS screenings, breast cancer awareness
programs, diabetic education, and the prevention of heart disease.  The
chapter also participates in voter registration drives and voter assistance
by providing transportation to election polls. Hattiesburg Alumnae
sponsors workshops on home ownership and assist with building homes
with Habitat for Humanity.

Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter is committed to mentoring teenagers in our
community through the Delta Academy and Delta GEMS (Del-Teen)
organizations. We launched the EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build
Opportunities for Developing Independence) program in July 2010.

Hattiesburg Alumnae became more technology driven developing the
chapter's web page which provides links for voter registration and
scholarship applications, as well as keeping the community and members
abreast of upcoming chapter events.

Some of our new initiatives are “Project 22” for Haitian Relief and the
Samaritans Purse. We have formed collaborative efforts with the local
Salvation Army, AIDS Services Coalition, American Heart
Association, Mississippi Department of Health, Hattiesburg Public School
System, Association for Retarded Citizens, and the NAACP in order to
make a difference in our local community.

“Looking to our past to build our future”, Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated marked its 25th Anniversary
serving the Hattiesburg area, Sunday, April 17, 2011, with a luncheon
featuring our 24th National President, Cynthia Butler-McIntyre as the guest

Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter members salute our past presidents,
executive board, and the members for their valued contributions that are
now a part of our chapter’s history.  
Charter Members
Soror Troyana B. Ratliff
Soror Marilyn Dixon*
Soror Jacquelyn Jones
Soror Iva Sandifer*
Soror Lou Biedia Bell
Soror Barbara Brown
Soror Addie N. Burger*
Soror Victoria Easterling*
Soror Geraldine Parker
Soror Eloise Lamar
Soror Elease Lindsey
Soror Romain Richards
Soror Rubye L. Thomas*
Soror Unice Dyess*
Soror Mary Lee London
Soror Clementine Benton
Soror Eloise Hopson*
Soror Rubystene Boykins*
Soror Gloria Bryant
Soror Marjorie Clark*
Soror Bertha Edwards*
Soror Tonia Williams
Soror Pam Williams
Soror Willie L. Taylor
Soror Priscilla Walker*
Soror Irene Williams
Past Presidents
Soror Troyana B. Ratliff
Soror Unice Dyess*
Soror Rubye L. Thomas*
Soror Clementine Benton
Soror Jacquelyn Jones
Soror Joann Wynn
Soror Judith Jacqueline Beard*
Soror Verna Miller
Soror Melvia Fountain
Soror Harriet Kinnel
Soror Victoria Easterling*
Soror Julie Trotter
Soror Sametra Chisolm
Economic Development
  • Capital Campaign Fund Drive
  • Habitat for Humanity
Educational Development
International Awareness &
Physical & Mental Health
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Heart Health Awareness
  • Shape-Up Sistas
  • Breast Cancer Awareness
Political Awareness & Involvement
  • Voter Education
  • Voter Registration
  • Voter Transportation Service
  • Delta Days at the State Capitol
  • Delta Days with the City Council
More Chapter Projects
  • Jabberwock
  • Mardi Gras Ball Scholarship
  • NPHC Graduate Chapter
  • Prison Angel Ministry
  • Project ACE
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • Arts/Letters Book Signing

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Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.