January 20, 2022

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. extends our condolences to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in the passing of International President Cheryl A. Hickmon, and joinsin honorable reflection of her life and legacy.

We recognize that President Hickmon’s contributions to Delta Sigma Theta encompass being a Golden Life Member with over 35 years of service, leadership and commitment. She held notable roles including National First Vice President, National Secretary, Eastern Regional Director and Chapter President of the Hartford Alumnae and Alpha Xi Chapters.

Her passion for women’s health was demonstrated through her professional responsibilities at Montefiore’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health. In service to the community, she was actively involved in the Children’s Defense Fund movement, National Council of Negro Women and NAACP. Within her well-deserved list of honors and achievements, she received the award for “100 Most Influential African Americans in the State of Connecticut” by the Connecticut Chapters of the NAACP.

President Hickmon’s zest for life was fueled in part by adrenaline rushing activities and being a founding member of the Thrillseekers, Inc. Ski and Adventure Club of New York.

While her earthly transition is an immense loss, we hold space for the joy that her presence and impact brought to her family, friends, colleagues, Delta Sigma Theta, and networks that span across local communities and the globe.

We pray solace is found in recognition of her purpose-filled life.

Rasheeda S. Liberty, International Grand Basileus
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.