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DELTAS in the NEWS DDELTs eWOlMtEaNho Wnors D awoardms D receo Soror Rhonda M. Burnough was elected to serve District 77 in the Georgia House of Representatives. By offering an energetic voice with bold and original solutions for Clayton County, Soror Burnough was able to defeat the 16- year incumbent. Appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the Governmental Affairs, Higher Education, and Small Business Development committees for this legislative session, State Representative Burnough has already sponsored anti-discrimination legislation (HB 230), Delta Day at the Capitol (HB 187), and is co-sponsor of the Absentee Ballot Access Act. This dedicated educator has spent over 20 years providing a wide variety of enrichment experiences for the students, parents and community. While serving as the first community relations liaison for Clayton County Public Schools, Soror Burnough created and implemented numerous valuable community programs such as the DAY ONE initiative which promotes awareness of beginning the academic year with a positive attitude and willingness to learn, and the Celebrity Reader program, where community leaders read to fourth grade students. She also initiated viable civic organizations such as 500 Men Standing in the GAP, which encourages fathers and men to become actively engaged in the lives of children throughout the community, and 500 Women Standing in the GAP. “My parents instilled in us the importance of living in the community s66 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. that you work in, because it enables you to invest in that place,” Soror Burnough recalls. State Rep. Burnough is a member of the East Point/College Park Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. s Soror Helene Fisher has been appointed president of Danya International LLC (DLH Danya). DLH Danya is a wholly owned subsidiary of DLH Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of innovative healthcare services and solutions for the Federal Government. Soror Fisher will lead operations for customers mainly in the civilian agencies. For the last four years, Soror Fisher was vice president of MAXIMUM Federal Services and was responsible for operations and program performance of a major initiative for the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal civilian agencies. Prior to joining MAXIMUM, Soror Fisher was vice president for Xerox responsible for federal healthcare for Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security operations. Soror Fisher has held other leadership positions in various companies responsible for largescale program delivery efforts for the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, State and electronic health record programs. Soror Fisher has a Bachelor of science degree in mathematics/computer Science from Prairie View A&M University, a Master of Arts degree in computer information and resources from Webster University and certifications in project management professional and information technology infrastructure library. She served as captain in the United States Army Signal Corp. Initiated at Prairie View A&M University, Soror Fisher is currently vice president and membership chair of the Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Chantilly, Va. and a member of the Northern Virginia Section of the National Council of Negro Women. She is happily married to Nate Fisher and they have two children, Courtney and Brandon. s Soror Rhonda A. Hall is one of the greats in the field of education. Her stellar career with Accomack County Public Schools on Virginia’s Eastern Shore resulted in her recent selection as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in April 2017. She made great strides as former Director of School Improvement for Accomack County, guiding accreditation, school improvement plans through data analysis, and goal setting. Accomack County’s New Teacher Academy was birthed through Soror Hall’s leadership. As former Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Student Learning, she led teacher recruitment, facilitated discipline meetings, and implemented instructional best practices. Soror Hall earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland in Princess Anne, Md., in May 2005. She holds the M.Ed. in administration and supervision from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., and the BS in communication disorders from Hampton


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