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In May of 1952, Regional Director, Aster Lee Henderson visited Lubbock at the request of 9 dynamic Deltas headed by Hazel Alexander. After her visit to Lubbock, Ms. Henderson noted in her report "I think this progressive Western city is an ideal spot for the expansion of Delta. The Sorors are quite enthusiastic and command the respect of the people of the community." A formal request was then submitted to National Headquarters on September 2, 1952. On the evening of Saturday, November 15, 1952, the Delta Xi Sigma chapter was chartered in Lubbock, Texas. Soror Henderson's first observation of the charter members in 1952 still rings true for today's Lubbock chapter.

CHARTER MEMBERS

*Gloria Alexander *Hazel Alexander *Clarissa Fowler
*Thelma Holmes *Lula Jones *Vernice Mallory
*Emmalene Phea *Mae Simmons *Myrtle Thomas

FIRST INITIATES

*Willie Cox *Mary Hill
*Mildred Lusk *Lillian Struggs
*Edith Quinney

*Deceased

2018 - 2020 CHAPTER OFFICERS

President Dr. Raegan Higgins Siwatu
1st Vice-President Vecelia Mann
2nd Vice-President Natalie Harris
Recording Secretary Tamara Clay
Corresponding Secretary M. Shaunta Wallace
Financial Secretary D'Juana McPherson
Assistant Financial Secretary Pamela Frazier
Treasurer Paula Bibbs-Samules
Chaplain Regina Dunn-Culver
Parliamentarian Angela Boyd
Sergeant-at-Arms Takisha Cozart Dial

CHAPTER NEWS

[dot]Dr. Raegan Higgins Siwatu was named one of the Young Professionals of Lubbock Top Twenty under 40 in November 2019.

[dot]Dr. Raegan Siwatu was featured as a Diversity Champion for 2016 in the September 2016 issue of Insight into Diversity magazine (www.insightintodiversity.com). The issue is titled Inspiring Women in STEM, Honoring women who inspire and encourage the next generation of STEM leaders.

[dot]Sherell Guichard-Thomas was elected to the national board for the American Bouvier des Flandres Club for a 3 year term, 2014 thru 2017.

[dot]On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Vernita Holmes received the Ray J. Diekemper - Lifetime of Service Award.

[dot]Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Adrienne Cozart received the Senator Robert L Duncan Community Champion Award. The award is given to organizations and/or individuals who have positively impacted the Lubbock Community.

[dot]Adrienne Cozart was recently appointed as the Vice chair of the Texas Workforce Board.

[dot]The African American Chamber of Commerce recently inducted Lottie Barrow and Mae Phea into their Educators Hall of Fame.

[dot]Gwen Titus has recently been appointed to the Parks and Recreation Board. She is also a member of the MLK Celebration Committee