Latest Updates from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
New Members Webinar | National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Committee
The Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Committee is proud to announce the launching of its unplanned pregnancy training module for members via webinar. This training will bring greater awareness of the issue of unplanned pregnancy. This webinar is mandatory for ALL sorors inducted since January 2013. All other sorors are encouraged to take the webinar. Access the webinar here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Rhoer Xavionna Bryant-Davis - True Dedication to Leadership and Services
Advanced placement classes, homework and extracurricular activities. There’s never a dull moment for Xavionna Bryant-Davis. At 16, this 11th grader at River City High School in West Sacramento, California stays busy. “I play volleyball. I am in the National Honor Society, in journalism, in the Drama Club, in the American Sign Language Club and take studio art (graphic design).” Read More Here!
USATF & Sigma Gamma Rho to Encourage Youth Activity
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has partnered with USA Track & Field (USATF) to promote youth activity nationwide through RunJumpThrow, USATF announced Friday. USATF and The Hershey Company teamed up in 2015 to create RunJumpThrow (RJT), a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field. To date, the program has reached more than 100,000 children. Read More Here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Julia Andrews - Education + Mentoring, A Winning Formula
Education has always been a part of Julia Andrews’ life. Her grandmother was a teacher. Her mom was a teacher. Her dad was a high school principal. “I thought I could get away from it. But, it kept pulling me back,” said Andrews. She remembers summers in her Davenport, Iowa home as a child. “My mother taught summer school in the kitchen. All of the neighborhood kids came to my house.” That, of course meant school work for Andrews too. Read More Here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Ellie Dahmer-Civil Rights Advocate...50 Years After the Voting Right Act
Times were very different fifty years ago. Turmoil and necessary change were intertwined. It was the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The country was still healing over the assassination of a president. Slowly, but surely, things were changing. Read More Here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Chi Sigma Philo Affiliate - Making a Difference in Alabama
Members of the Philo Affiliates have been supporting Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority for more than 70 years. The women, who proudly wear gold and white, were officially named “Philo” because that identifies their commitment to be friends of the sorority. They serve their communities and participate in Sigma’s national programs. They also find creative ways to raise money for local activities and to contribute to the sorority scholarship fund. Read More Here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Alexis Holliday - Understanding the Meaning of "My Sister's Keeper"
Talking got Alexis Holliday in trouble in earlier years. She always made good grades, but received checks on her report card for excessive talking for her behavior. In high school, she was able to change what was considered a negative into something positive. Holliday changed things around when she took a podcasting class. “I went for it and thought I won’t get in trouble for talking anymore.” Read more Here!
The Sigma Spotlight: Mildred L. Midkiff - Sharing Sigma History
Hattie McDaniel was a talented person. She was friendly and well-known in Los Angeles. She hosted a luncheon for Sigma board members in her home in 1951.” At 91, Soror Mildred L. Midkiff can still recall some interesting stories. Read More Here!
Arizona Senator Inducted Into Sigma Gamma Rho
Arizona State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor is now a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Landrum Taylor, who currently serves as special projects director for the Arizona Department of Education, became a member of the international community service organization during the 63rd Western Regional Conference in Phoenix. Read More Here!