Published on January 7th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
2018 Delta Assembly Presents Forty-Six Debutantes
The Columbia (S.C.) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated hosted its biennial cotillion, The Delta Assembly 2018 recently at the Township Auditorium. Mrs. Jessie C. Byrd was the general chairperson and Mrs. Fern H. Kelly was general co-chairperson. Ms. Brenda B. Branic is the president of the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University. The predominately black sisterhood of more than 200,000 college educated women is dedicated to public service. The Columbia (S.C.) Alumnae Chapter was chartered in 1940.
Presenters of The Delta Assembly were Mrs. Cynthia Hardy, Radio and Television Host and Mr. Vince Ford, Senior Vice President of Community Services, Palmetto Health. Mrs. Jessie C. Byrd, General Chairperson brought greetings. Ms. Brenda B. Branic, Chapter President, extended the welcome to the audience. The Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor, City of Columbia and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Honorable DeAndrea Gist Benjamin, Fifth Judicial Circuit Court Judge, extended the welcome to society to the debutantes. Music was provided by Miss Taylor Bailey, Mezzo-Soprano and Resonance.
Forty-six young ladies of character, scholarship and service were presented. The Assembly was the culmination of a year of public service, cultural, educational and social activities.
The 2018 Delta Assembly Debutantes were: Amaya Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Kerry) Anderson; Tymia Zanai Boles, daughter of Ms. Renee Boles; Aubryn Gabrielle Bosket, daughter of Ms. Tonya Bosket; McKinley Elizabeth Brooks-Sumpter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Lauren Brooks) Sumpter; Kira Rene Chiles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick (Dr. Wendy) Chiles; Chandler Christina Cooper, daughter of Drs. Noble and Traci Cooper; Christina Nicole Curry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter A. (Valeria L.) Curry; A’alyah Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ezell (Angela) Parker; Sakiia Donaldson, daughter of Ms. Pamela Donaldson; Jaila Donnielle Evans, daughter of Mrs. Jakiya Noble Middleton; Shelbi Arlevia Frederick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. (Marylin Ross) Frederick, Jr.; Garland Ashante’ Furgess, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John V. (Tracie S.) Furgess, Jr.; Kadence Gary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emery (Anouk) Gary; Jordan Ashley Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence (Melinda) Green; Dymon Gunter, daughter of Ms. Angela Gist; Bria Noelle Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clivis (Sharon) Hamilton; Kristian Arnell Hardy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold (Kiesha) Hardy; DaNazia Wright Harkness, daughter of Ms. Kearstan Wright; Taylor Alexandria Henry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Ronica) Henry; Savannah Hudson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Yakima) Hudson; Jordyn Elizabeth Irick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tre’ (Shasta Bowens) Irick; Dejah Tyonna Jovan Jones, daughter of Ms. Monica Jones and Mr. Darral Lane, Jr.; Andrea Mikayla Page Kimpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton G. (Audra) Kimpson; Kymber Christina Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie (Shnita) Lee; Avery Amani Lee, daughter of Ms. Lula Lee; Jaiara Lykes, daughter Ms. Sherry Halter and Mr. James Lykes; Cassie Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Hope) Martin, Shannon Maxwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Suzette) Maxwell; Derah Jai Meggie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Derrick (Jackie) Meggie; McKayla Shannon Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin (Sherry) Moore; Danielle Christine Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Damon (Dietricha) Morgan; Zamari Ja’Nae Nevils, daughter of Ms. Zelice Nevils; Akili Lexi Nipper, daughter of Ms. Keelin Ford and Mr. Dexter Nipper; Halle Geralon Loretta Peniston, daughter of Ms. Shirpolie Peniston-Blair and Mr. Anthony Peniston; Mya Alani Porter-Tribble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Sherry Tribble) Tentyon; Brandi Elizabeth Rivers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby (Tara) Rivers; Jada Carlynn Rodgers, daughter of Ms. Jerri Rodgers; Candance Saley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlton (Paulette) Saley; Sequoia Ronique Sims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sims; Regan Alicea Summers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Genice Hall) Summers; Delaney Alicia Toomer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dane (Tania) Toomer; Hayle Patrice Turner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick (Adrienne) Turner; Zhariah Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent (Tracee) Walker; Kayla Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John (Candace) Webb III; Alana Christine White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Alva) White; and Sydney Worth, daughter of Ms. Toneta Killens and Mr. Timothy Worth.
The Columbia (S.C.) Alumnae Chapter has sponsored The Delta Assembly since 1961 when twenty seven (27) Debutantes were presented to society.