Earlier this afternoon, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. released a communication confirming its National President, Cheryl A. Hickmon, has sadly passed away. She was recently elected as 27th National President this past November.
Hickmon was initiated into the sorority through the Alpha Xi Chapter at South Carolina State University. While studying at the HBCU as part of the Class of 1984, she pursued her B.S. in Professional Biology. By the time of graduation, she had become president of the Alpha Xi Chapter. She went on to become a Clinical Laboratory Project Manager and Senior Clinical Technology Supervisor.
Despite Hickmon’s busy professional life, DST was never far from her heart. With experience she gained in her initiating chapter, she went on to do work on a regional level. She served as President of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Hartford, Connecticut for two terms. During her tenure she focused on increasing fundraising to fund scholarships for students in the area. She also helped to bring in new members. She also served as Committee Chair in the chapter for several committees. Regionally, she was a leader for years. She served as Regional Director for the Eastern Region for four years. She lead the sorority’s South Atlantic region as Regional Representative for two years.
Hickmon’s appointment as National President happened only recently during the sorority’s 55th National Convention in held last November in Atlanta. Prior to that election, she was already a known powerhouse at that level. She had served as National First Vice President, National Secretary and more.