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HBCU Proud Week 1

It’s Black History Month, and what better way to celebrate this time of reflection than by showcasing our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Every Monday, KAC will show you why we are “HBCU Proud!” and share facts about HBCUs!

The first HBCUs were founded in Pennsylvania and Ohio before the American Civil War to provide Black youths with an education at a time when Blacks were largely prevented from attending established colleges and universities. Today, there are 107 HBCUs with more than 228,000 students enrolled.
Here are this week’s Knoxville Alumnae Chapter members who are HBCU Proud!

#dstknoxville #SRDST #DST1913 #JoyInOurSisterhood #BlackHistory #EducationalDevelopment

Go Red for Women

Join the women of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Friday, February 5th, 2021 as we Go Red for Women!

According to the American Heart Association, you can control or treat these heart health risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider’s help:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Lack of regular activity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Diabetes

To learn more on how to improve your heart health:


Member Spotlight: Happy Birthday Dr. Lula Powell!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: We celebrate the legacy of our dear past president, Dr. Lula Powell, as she turns 90 years young!

A retired educator, Dr. Powell was the longest-serving principal at Green Magnet Math and Science Academy. In 2015, Knoxville City Council voted to rename Town View Drive off Summit Hill Drive to “Lula Powell Drive.”
Her storied 42-year career in education as a teacher, librarian, and principal was also paired with her dedicated service to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she served as president in 1963. 

Covid Facts and Misconceptions Webinar

We are excited to partner with our sister-friends of the Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta on this important conversation. See details below.
The Nu Zeta Chapter wants to bring awareness regarding the COVID-19 shot. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Nu Zeta Chapter is collaborating with Upsilon Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Greater Knoxville Chapter, and the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to discuss the Facts and Misconceptions. A member of KAC who specializes in healthcare will serve as a panelist on the program as well.
The event is Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 7 pm for a virtual conversation. RSVP for Zoom Link at NUZETAKNOXVILLE@GMAIL.COM

2021 Dr. Jeanne L. Noble Delta GEMS Registration Open

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to join the Dr. Jeanne Noble Delta GEMS! Register now through February 8th, 2021.

A natural outgrowth and expansion for the continuation of the highly successful Dr. Betty Shabaaz Delta Academy: Catching the Dreams of Tomorrow, Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) was created to catch the dreams of African American adolescent girls aged 14-18.

REGISTER: Complete the registration forms by clicking here. Email your filled-out registration packet to

ORIENTATION: If you would like to find out more about Knoxville Alumnae’s educational programs, Delta GEMS and Delta Academy, orientation is January 31st, 2021 at 2 pm via Zoom. Request a link to orientation here.


2021 Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy Registration Open

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to join the Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy! Register now through February 8th, 2021. A virtual orientation will be held January 31, 2021 at 2pm. Register for the orientation here.

The Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy is a unique program designed for young ladies ages 11-14 years. The Academy’s goals are to enhance or spark interest in math, science, technology, and/or careers where minority women are scarcely represented. Click here to complete the registration forms. Email completed forms to . #dst1913 #SRDST #dstknoxville #ServiceInOurHeart

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter Issues an Open Letter to Knox County Commission

Statement in Support of the Knox County Board of Health, medical professionals combatting COVID-19Members of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are deeply concerned about the impact of limiting the authority of the Knox County Board of Health. Research increasingly shows that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Therefore, we strongly advocate for medical professionals in our city/county to lead the efforts to keep Knoxville/ Knox County residents safe.Please read the full statement submitted to Knox County Commission.#dst1913#dstknoxville#SRDST#PowerInOurVoice

YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center

BLESSINGS OVERFLOW: Members of the Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta joyfully donated more than $1,500 in gift cards to the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in East Knoxville. A portion of the gift cards went directly to children who otherwise wouldn’t see a lot of gifts this Christmas and the other portion when to the center to help buy equipment and snacks. The Phyllis Wheatley Center’s After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) provides a safe, nurturing environment with structure and accountability for middle-school students at no cost.

Founders Day Celebration 2021

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter

Virtual Founders Day Celebration
“Celebrating Our Founders: Life, Leadership, and Legacy”  

The Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is pleased to announce our Virtual Founders Day Celebration! Deidra K. Diaz, director of the Dynamic Southern Region, will serve as the Keynote Speaker.

We hope you plan on joining us for “Celebrating Our Founders: Life, Leadership, and Legacy” on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1:00 pm on Zoom.

Registration is required. The deadline to register is January 28th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Every guest must register for themselves.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. SAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Remember to sign in to your Zoom account before signing into the Founders Day event. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please share this email with friends!
We can’t wait to celebrate with you! 

Knoxville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Telicia Mims, President
Debra Leon, Founders Day Chair
Sandy Mitchell-Woods, Founders Day Co-Chair

#DSTKnoxville  #DST108 #ForwardWithFortitude