PAST

             Presidents

 Ola Willoughby 

YEARS SERVED:

   1969-1971 

MANTRA OR MISSION STATEMENT OR SLOGAN:

 The chapter utilized the mission statement of the National Organization. 

NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Soror Willoughby completed 30 years of civilian service with the Marine Corps where she retired as Deputy Director of the Decorations and Medals Division. Following passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, she worked to implement Equal Employment Opportunity policies and initiatives within the Marine Corps. She was the first African American to serve as an EEO official within the Marine Corps. Soror Willoughby was the first African American to serve as Chair of the Arlington County Civil Service Commission. 

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT:

    The remnants of racial segregation and affordability often forced predominantly African American organizations to utilize facilities in Washington, DC and Maryland for major programs and activities. In 1971, Alexandria Alumnae (now NoVAC) hosted its first public activity at a Northern Virginia hotel. The Chapter held its 1971 Founders Day celebration at the Crystal City Marriott Hotel. Sorors Roberta Flack, Barbara Watson, Flaxie Pinkett, and Charlotte Holloman were award recipients at this elegant event. In 1971, the Chapter presented “In Pursuit of a Dream,” a play written and produced by Soror Betty Bouey Yates.

The Chapter also performed the play at the South Atlantic Regional Conference. 

 

NEW PROGRAMS OR INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED:

 The Chapter launched Project S.I.F.T. (Self-Improvement for Teens), a project geared toward teenage girls from 14-17 years of age. Activities included workshops, career information, and trips for culturally enriching activities. 

 

PRESIDENTIAL NUGGET TO IMPART ON NOVAC:

"Remember that membership Delta Sigma Theta is a lifetime commitment.”  

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Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

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Arlington, VA 22204-9998 

Phone Number: 703-715-6140

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