2021-2022 Delta Excellence in Education Programs: D.E.E.P. Kickoff

Please join us for our virtual D.E.E.P. Kickoff orientation session on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, via Zoom at 3 pm EST. 

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy and Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta G.E.M.S. are free programs that assist young girls, ages 11-18, to prepare for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. EMBODI is our free program for boys, ages 11-18, which stands for Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence.

Currently, we will be holding these sessions virtually!

•Virtual sessions will be held once a month
•Register for the DEEP Kickoff, virtual orientation here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdOGprjgiHtZ6Hdokmy9dKDtUUe4r8GYI – After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.•Ready to be a part of our educational programs? Apply here: https://dstknoxvillealumnaedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/youth-initiative-parent-guardian-fillable-forms-package.pdf •For questions, please e-mail dstknoxalum@gmail.com

KAC Member Honored for Commitment to Service

CONGRATULATIONS to Knoxville Alumnae’s Porschia Pickett!

She was recognized at the Girl Talk, Inc Fashion Show Gala for 10 years of dedicated service as a mentor to teen girls. She was honored with the inaugural “Porschia Pickett Mentor of the Decade Award.”


Girl Talk, Inc. empowers girls to become their best selves by reducing the likelihood of teen pregnancy and helping them to advance educationally.

Delta Dear Tea 2021

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter honored our “Dedicated – Energetic – Active – Respected – Sorors” better known as Delta DEARS this weekend. DEARS are members of Delta Sigma Theta’s sisterhood who have been blessed to reach the golden age of 62 years. The KAC Delta DEAR Tea was filled with sweet moments, surprise gifts and lunch on us! It might have been virtual but you could feel the love in the “room.” Oh, to be a Delta!

Our fabulous Membership Services committee coordinated contactless drive thru pickup of Delta DEAR gifts. Divas and Dolls picked up the bags and delivered them to the doorstep of their DEARS.

The smiles on the KAC Delta DEARS were priceless when they FINALLY could see what was in their bag during the virtual tea!

Special Moments

Sisterhood can’t be stopped. Avis Andrews-Gary is visiting family but brought her red so she could celebrate with her DEAR sisters!

Christina Goode is new to the Delta DEAR circle and got to celebrate with her newly initiated legacy, Christiana.

Veronica Smith enjoyed her first KAC DEAR Tea. She’s new to Knoxville Alumnae after moving to Knoxville from Miami Alumnae Chapter.

Long-time KAC member, Eddie Mae Robinson, who will be turning 100 this summer, joined her Delta DEAR sisters on the phone from Maryland!

Thank you Membership Services for honoring our Delta DEARS!


May Week Friday

Hearts for Haiti: $3,251 in donations for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Elementary School’s The Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote village of Chἐrette, Haiti.

Thank you to our International Awareness & Involvement Committee for highlighting this service opportunity!

On this final day of Knoxville Alumnae’s May Week 2021 celebration, we are grateful to announce the totals of two of our international campaigns benefiting women and children across the globe!

THANK YOU to all who supported KAC!

Hands to Give: $500 in 5 Days. $2,233+ in funds for young girls of Ghana’s Ashanti Region and Garífuna women of Honduras. Donations will go toward personal hygiene supplies and meals.

Congrats to our newest members of Spring ’21 on their first service project in Delta!


May Week 2021 Thursday

Physical & Mental Health

Studies show African American women disproportionately suffer from health conditions associated with low physical activity, including obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and colon cancer. Let’s move!

Here is a KAC workout for all fitness levels. Bookmark it and start your Wellness Journey!

Before you start — you will need a chair and weights of your choice (you can use two water bottles as weights if you don’t have any).


May Week 2021 Monday

Mindfulness Monday

Crimson Conversations: relax, relate, release with mental health and mindfulness tips. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and it can impact your ability to perform your best. (Very Well Mind)  


Here is a look at ways to cope with an important reminder from professional counselor, DeShelle Burrowes.