Gladys Gary Vaughn
1989 - 1992
NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Gladys Gary Vaughn was named to the Hall of Fame at Florida A&M University’s School of Agriculture and Home Economics. She also co-founded the National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences and co-authored the book African American Women: Contributions to the Human Sciences. She designed and secured over $12M in funding from federal and private sources for outreach and education programs that focused on the prevention of adolescent pregnancy, family planning, diabetes education and prevention, latchkey children, and mentoring, among other subjects.
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT:
In 1982, the Chapter initiated 28 new members. Omicron Rho received their charter at George Mason University.
NEW PROGRAMS OR INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED:
The Chapter adopted the new Delta Dears concept recommended for use in Chapter programming. Proposals presented by the Long-Range Planning Committee included a chapter awards program, recommendations for property acquisitions, and improvements to chapter programming. The Chapter held its first Jabberwock fundraiser during her tenure raising $21,000. The Chapter established a permanent address as PO Box 4310, Arlington, Virginia 22204 and began taking minutes at the Executive Board meetings.
PRESIDENTIAL NUGGET TO IMPART ON NOVAC:
A "good Delta" understands and practices creative adaptation to uncertainty and change—is willing to take a stand on controversial issues and is willing to assume the risks associated with her stand. A group of "good Deltas"—more than anyone else—gives Black women a sense of pride, a sense of belonging.