On Thursday, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shared the news that the organization’s national president passed away.
National President and Chair of the National Board of Directors, Cheryl A. Hickmon’s death was posted to Delta Sigma Theta’s official Instagram page.
“It is with great sorrow that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shares the passing of our beloved National President and Chair of the National Board of Directors, Cheryl A. Hickmon. President Hickmon transitioned peacefully on January 20, 2022 after a recent illness.,” the caption expressed.
The touching post also spoke of Hickmon’s dedication to the 109-year-old sorority.
“President Hickmon was a devoted member of Delta Sigma Theta since 1982 and served in various capacities at the chapter, regional, and national levels before being elected National President. She is remembered not only for her role as a leader but for being a colleague, friend, and most of all, sister.”
“The entire sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of President Hickmon. During this difficult time, we ask that you respect her family’s privacy and keep them in your prayers.”
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According to HBCU Buzz, the distinguished sister was initiated into the Alpha Xi chapter at South Carolina State University. Hickmon would eventually become the president of the campus’ chapter as well as graduating with a degree in professional biology.
Her commitment to the sorority led her to a two-term tenure as president of the Hartford, Connecticut alumnae chapter. Under her tutelage, she increased fundraising efforts and raised monies for scholarships for students.
Hickmon’s presence throughout Delta Sigma Theta was prominent as she served as Regional Director for the Eastern Region for four years and Regional Representative for the South Atlantic region for two years.
This past November, Hickmon reached the pinnacle of success within the organization, being appointed as the sorority’s national president during the 55th National Convention in Atlanta. She had previously served as National First Vice President and National Secretary.
We extend our condolences to Hickmon’s family and sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.