Linda Gipson Hitchens
NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Soror Hitchens, with a lasting and impactful career in education and training, has served in many different roles. She has experience in instructional design, curriculum development, and adult learning principles in non-profit organizations, private educational institutions, corporations, and the Department of Defense. She has built and led teams of subject-matter experts and designers in the development, design, implementation, and delivery of instructional and procedural education materials.
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT:
Under her leadership, membership intake took place during Spring 2003 and resulted in the initiation of 33 new members as well as a visit by the Sorority’s national president. The City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church were added to NoVAC’s service area, and the chapter welcomed back charter member Nellie Brooks Quander. The Chapter awarded $48,000 in scholarships to eight deserving young scholars.
NEW PROGRAMS OR INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED:
The Electronics Subcommittee was added to the Communications team and worked to complete NoVAC’s first website and online directory while making the transition to e-mail for chapter-wide communications. The Heritage and Archives Committee began documenting, in earnest, the Chapter’s historical documents including, but not limited to, photos, newsletters, and information about charter members and past presidents. The “Soror Spotlight” feature was introduced to the Chapter’s newsletter and the NoVAC Delta Ensemble and the Deltones were originated with sorors performing at signature events.
PRESIDENTIAL NUGGET TO IMPART ON NOVAC:
"No matter where you are in your life cycle, there is always something you can give to our Sorority—whether it be your time, your talent, your energy, your wealth—all are valuable. And whatever task you undertake, whether big or small, it deserves your very best."
DSTNoVAC 2003 - 2004