The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

New Mexico’s first African-American Greek-letter organization, chartered on March 18, 1967, and serving the community ever since.


It all started in 1967...

Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter members. Date unknown.

On March 18, 1967, fifteen awe-inspiring Delta Women living in Albuquerque, New Mexico chartered the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  The charter members were, Jennie Brown, Margaret Carson, Euola Cox, Sara Davis, Fannie Dawson, Buena Vista Green, Uline Hughes, Artis Hopkins, Lauretta Loftus, Joy Malry, Dorothy McNeil, Anna Swaim, Alfreda Taylor, Ellie Warren, and Ina Webb. 

Central in our history are projects that support families and improve conditions for those underrepresented in our community. These projects have traditionally included holiday charity drives, Kwanzaa celebrations, and community workshops.


Celebrating over 50 years in the community...

The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter has had a number of highlights in our 50+ year existence.  Among these include hosting three Southwest Regional Conferences which brought thousands of visitors and millions of dollars into the Albuquerque economy. 

We continue to expand our public service with programs like the African American Read-In, Dress for Success clothing drive, Habitat for Humanity projects, Roadrunner Food Bank volunteering, Delta Red Carpets, Adopt-A-Highway, World AIDS Day vigil, school supply drives, and voter registration, education, and mobilization efforts to name a few.

We love to partner with members of our community! Contact us for more information.

ABQ Deltas 2022-2023
Official 2018-2019 Chapter photo. Photographer : Depree Shadowwalker

Awards & Recognition

SW Region Awards

  • 2019 Distinguished Arts & Letters Award: Dance Theatre of Harlem Red Carpet
  • 2019 Excellence in Programming: Economic Development
  • Servant’s Heart Award: 2017 Mayoral Candidate’s Forum 
  •  Social Action Award of Distinction: H.B. 200, Anti-hazing Bill

TX/NM State Summit Awards:

  • 2019 Outstanding Program Award: International Awareness and Involvement
  • Economic Development Award: Financial Fortitude- Paths to Higher Education
  • Political Awareness & Involvement Award: H.B. 200- Anti-hazing Bill
  • 2018 Spirit of New Mexico Award
  • 2018 DREF Community Empowerment Grant: ESL Tutoring for African refugees
  • 2017 DREF Community Empowerment Grant: Move NM! Health & Wellness Fair
  • 2016 DREF Community Empowerment Grant: African-American Read-In

The Albuquerque Journal (Dec 21, 2018)
Award winners exemplify the ‘Spirit of New Mexico’. Click to read the story.

Albuquerque the Magazine (Nov 2018 issue)
Albuquerque Delta’s Big Year!

The Albuquerque Journal (Sept 16, 2018)
Sorority Dedicated to Change, CommunityClick to read the story.


PRESIDENT La Vonda Bowens | VICE PRESIDENT Rada Moss | TREASURER Marissa Corley

Chapter Meetings

Second Saturdays. All sorors are welcome; however, proof of membership is required. Please email us to verify your membership. Meetings are not open to the public.


Been away for a while and want to come back? We welcome you with open arms! Email us for more information.

Membership Questions? Visit the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National website Membership FAQs page.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

The Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. |   P.O. Box 27044   |  Albuquerque, NM 87125
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