Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority were shocked this morning to receive the news of the passing of Cheryl Hickmon, the sorority’s 27th National President. She was just elected to the position in November 2021. She resided in Hartford, Conn.

According to the announcement released to members of the sorority, Hickmon “transitioned this morning after a recent illness.”

She had served the organization in numerous positions, including serving as national vice president, national secretary, eastern regional director, south Atlantic regional representative.

Professionally, Hickmon supervised the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratories for Andrology and Endocrinology at Montefiore’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health, a division of the Montefiore Medical Center and a teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Hickmon graduated with a degree in Biology from South Carolina State in 1984 and pledged the sorority in 1982.  

Hickmon received the Outstanding Accomplishments and Achievement Award from S.C. State. She also received several other awards, including the “100 Most Influential African Americans in the State of Connecticut” honor from the Connecticut Chapters of the NAACP, and the Citizen of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Tau Iota Chapter).

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

 Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Howard University in 1913. The founders’ first act of public service was participating in the Suffrage March of 1913.

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