Awards

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Chapter Awards &
Recognitions
Celebrating New Bern Alumnae Chapter and New Bern Alumnae Chapter Members
New Bern Alumnae 2019 Sisterhood Award Donna Crudup
(l-r) Donna Crudup, Natalie Standifer, Demetrics Davis, Linda Sifontes (l-r) Natalie Standifer, Donna Crudup, Linda Sifontes
New Bern Alumnae 2019 Delta of the Year Demetrics Davis
Elected Chapter members Ann Herndon (left) and Linda Sifontes were recently elected as President and Secretary, respectively, of the Craven County Retired School Personnel. Congratulations!
Chapter member Monica Perry Minus has co-authored a book about prayers for 21st century concerns. There will be a book signing on October 26th from 3pm - 5pm at the New Bern- Craven County Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern. Congratulations to Soror Minus on this accomplishment
Monica Perry Minus, co-author
Monica Perry Minus Co-authors Book
Perfect Attendance Awards for 2018-2019
Attended all meetings (l-r): Pearl Higgins, Willie Wiggins, Tina Nelson, Natalie Standifer, Linda Sifontes, Angela McCoy-Speight, Dolores Sinclair. Not pictured: Marsha Eastland.
Missed one meeting: (l-r): Ashley Cephas, Janette Fintchre, Brenda George, Floleeshur Sawyer, Lou Walker, June Vann. Not pictured: Edna Butler, Donna Crudup, Cheryl Spencer, Celeste Young.
Chapter members celebrate with Mae Belle Vaughn, February 2020
Mae Belle Vaughn Celebrates 102 Years!
By Holly Desrosier, The Sun Journal New Bern native Tiffany Dove has a quiet resolve to make a difference in her hometown. She has accomplished this through her involvement as a volunteer and member of many organizations. “I think that if you can, you should give back and help people when they are in need,” she said. Tiffany left New Bern briefly to attend North Carolina Central University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in management. She returned home and worked at a community development corporation for a couple of years before deciding to work in the family business, Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc., which was established by her grandparents Oscar Roosevelt and Grace Becton Dove in 1960.
She has now been a licensed funeral director for 25 years, and she and her two brothers continue to work there under the ownership of their father and two aunts. She is a licensed preneed specialist, helping families of the deceased to plan and pay for funerals in advance. She is also a member of the Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of North Carolina, as well as the national association, and has chaired their awards banquet for the district. She is currently on the registration committee and is active with the women’s auxiliary for the state. “I grew up in it, but it can be a tough job,” Tiffany admitted. “You’re dealing with people at one of the worst times in their lives.” While she stated that she enjoys being able to help families during those difficult periods, she stressed the importance of having friends and family to talk to, along with extracurricular activities to help decompress.
Another of Tiffany’s longtime commitments has been with the New Bern Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has been active with them for nearly 25 years. They are a public service organization that works to uphold the missions of established local nonprofits. They also host several food drives, have a Relay for Life team each year and host two youth groups for young women and one for young men. Another of the group’s focuses is social action and making sure the public is informed about the voting process and what their rights are. “We do voter registration education workshops, and we’re also going to be involved with the census and getting information out to people about how important the census is,” said Tiffany. Throughout her tenure, she served four years as president, as well as recording secretary, financial secretary, chair of the Social Action Committee, co-chair of the Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant and delegate at national conventions and regional conferences. In addition, she has co-chaired Delta Academy, a youth program aimed at boosting academic performance and self-esteem in young females ages 11 through 14, and Delta GEMS, a youth program created to help at-risk African American females ages 14 through 18 by instilling the importance of academic excellence through goal-setting and providing tools for college and career planning. She is currently chair of he Artist of the Month program and chair of the Journalist/Public Relations Committee, for which she is in charge of publicizing all of the sorority’s events. To read the full story,click here
52 Faces of Community Recognizes Tiffany Dove
Kizzy Petersen National Nurses Day In honor of National Nurses Day, Soror Kizzy Petersen was recognized by State Farm Insurance Agency with an award of $500 presented by fellow chapter member Lynada Murray (right).
Kizzy Petersen and Lynada Murray (right)

© This site is the sole property of the New Bern Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. . All rights reserved.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Awards
Chapter Awards &
Recognitions
Celebrating New Bern Alumnae Chapter and New Bern Alumnae Chapter Members
(l-r) Donna Crudup, Natalie Standifer, Demetrics Davis, Linda Sifontes (l-r) Natalie Standifer, Donna Crudup, Linda Sifontes
New Bern Alumnae 2019 Delta of the Year Demetrics Davis
New Bern Alumnae 2019 Sisterhood Award Donna Crudup
Elected Chapter members Ann Herndon (left) and Linda Sifontes were recently elected as President and Secretary, respectively, of the Craven County Retired School Personnel. Congratulations!
Chapter member Monica Perry Minus has co-authored a book about prayers for 21st century concerns. There will be a book signing on October 26th from 3pm - 5pm at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Congratulations to Soror Minus on this accomplishment
Monica Perry Minus Co-authors Book
Missed one meeting: (l-r): Ashley Cephas, Janette Fintchre, Brenda George, Floleeshur Sawyer, Lou Walker, June Vann. Not pictured: Edna Butler, Donna Crudup, Cheryl Spencer, Celeste Young.
Attended all meetings (l-r): Pearl Higgins, Willie Wiggins, Tina Nelson, Natalie Standifer, Linda Sifontes, Angela McCoy-Speight, Dolores Sinclair. Not pictured: Marsha Eastland.
Perfect Attendance Awards for 2018-2019
Chapter members celebrate with Mae Belle Vaughn, February 2020.
Mae Belle Vaughn Celebrates 102 Years!
By Holly Desrosier, The Sun Journal New Bern native Tiffany Dove has a quiet resolve to make a difference in her hometown. She has accomplished this through her involvement as a volunteer and member of many organizations. “I think that if you can, you should give back and help people when they are in need,” she said. Tiffany left New Bern briefly to attend North Carolina Central University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in management. She returned home and worked at a community development corporation for a couple of years before deciding to work in the family business, Oscar’s Mortuary, Inc., which was established by her grandparents Oscar Roosevelt and Grace Becton Dove in 1960.
She has now been a licensed funeral director for 25 years, and she and her two brothers continue to work there under the ownership of their father and two aunts. She is a licensed preneed specialist, helping families of the deceased to plan and pay for funerals in advance. She is also a member of the Funeral Directors & Morticians Association of North Carolina, as well as the national association, and has chaired their awards banquet for the district. She is currently on the registration committee and is active with the women’s auxiliary for the state. “I grew up in it, but it can be a tough job,” Tiffany admitted. “You’re dealing with people at one of the worst times in their lives.” While she stated that she enjoys being able to help families during those difficult periods, she stressed the importance of having friends and family to talk to, along with extracurricular activities to help decompress.
Another of Tiffany’s longtime commitments has been with the New Bern Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has been active with them for nearly 25 years. They are a public service organization that works to uphold the missions of established local nonprofits. They also host several food drives, have a Relay for Life team each year and host two youth groups for young women and one for young men. Another of the group’s focuses is social action and making sure the public is informed about the voting process and what their rights are. “We do voter registration education workshops, and we’re also going to be involved with the census and getting information out to people about how important the census is,” said Tiffany. Throughout her tenure, she served four years as president, as well as recording secretary, financial secretary, chair of the Social Action Committee, co-chair of the Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant and delegate at national conventions and regional conferences. In addition, she has co-chaired Delta Academy, a youth program aimed at boosting academic performance and self-esteem in young females ages 11 through 14, and Delta GEMS, a youth program created to help at-risk African American females ages 14 through 18 by instilling the importance of academic excellence through goal-setting and providing tools for college and career planning. She is currently chair of the Artist of the Month program and chair of the Journalist/Public Relations Committee, for which she is in charge of publicizing all of the sorority’s events. To read the full story,click here
52 Faces of Community Recognizes Tiffany Dove
Kizzy Petersen (l) and Lynada Murray
Kizzy Petersen National Nurses Day In honor of National Nurses Day, Soror Kizzy Petersen was recognized by State Farm Insurance Agency with an award of $500 presented by fellow chapter member Lynada Murray (right).