Tracey Whitney – Guess Who I Saw Today? A Tribute to Nancy Wilson

Thank you to all who attend this Red Carpet event, Tracey Whitney – Guess Who I Saw Today? A Tribute to Nancy Wilson.  Tracey Whitney performed at the African American Performing Arts Center for the AAPAC Presents AFRIQUERQUE Concert Series, where she paid homage to the legendary jazz singer, Miss Nancy Wilson. Tracey was joined by some of Albuquerque’s finest – Jim Ahrend on piano, Milo Jaramillo on bass, Stephen Dewave Peace on guitar, Paul Gonzales on trumpet and Wayne Johnson on drums.  Tracey took a moment during the evening to thank the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter for their support.



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  • Blueprint for Financial Success
    April 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Patrick J. Baca Library
    8081 Central NW
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121

  • Chapter Meeting
    May 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Soror Victoria’s Office Building
    6565 Americas Parkway
    Albuquerque, NM 87110

  • Chapter Meeting
    June 9, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    Soror Victoria’s Office Building
    6565 Americas Parkway
    Albuquerque, NM 87110

Cotton Club Scholarship Gala!

The goal of the Cotton Club Scholarship Gala is to both support organizations providing scholarships for youth and to recognize the work of education champions.  

The funds raised support the Judith R. Harris Scholarship Fund.  Judith Rouse Harris passed away on June 7, 2010.  Judith was an active trailblazing leader who served and volunteered on numerous boards and committees throughout the state of New Mexico.  Judith served as Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Council of New Mexico for over 13 years.  She was very active and a long-standing member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  In keeping with the Sorority’s mission, a scholarship was named after Judith, whose countless efforts, steadfast devotion, and leadership were shown as she worked on a variety of public service projects that benefited the Albuquerque community.

Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, musical talent and volunteers that supported the 7th Annual Cotton Club Scholarship Gala.  A special thank you to Cathryn McGill, Founder and Director of New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee and Soror Vicki Scott for their efforts in coordinating this event.

Congratulations to the evening’s honoree, Dr. Linda Townsend-Johnson.  She has been on the vanguard of education for the past 25 years — teaching at all levels of education from preschool to college.  Currently, she is the principal at Sunset View Elementary School in the Paradise Hills neighborhood on Albuquerque’s Westside.  We are extremely proud not only of her focus on academics, but also her commitment to teach children to serve others.  Sunset View Elementary conducts local fundraisers annually to provide food, clothing, toys and other items to needy students and their families.

Dr. Townsend-Johnson received her BA in elementary education in 1991 and began teaching immediately.  She completed her Master’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia University in 1996.  She earned her administrative licensure in 2004, followed by her Doctorate of philosophy from Oregon State University in 2006.

Community service is another important area of recognition for Dr. Townsend-Johnson.  She is the president of the NAACP Rio Rancho Northwest Mesa Branch and in that role, she has placed special emphasis on financial literacy.  She has helped families retain their homes, establish budgets, and invest in retirement savings.  Additionally, she has worked in her church children’s ministry for more than a decade and has volunteered with the UNM School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

Black History Month Proclamation at City Council Meeting

Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, joined the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee (NMBHOC) on February 21, 2018 at the City Council meeting where Councilor Pat Davis read the Black History Month Proclamation.  Cathryn McGill, Director of NMBHOC, and Dr. Danielle Riddle-Price, President of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shared some words with the council after the proclamation was read.


Delta Day at the State Capital

On January 31, 2018 the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter went to the New Mexico State Capital.  We attended House and Senate Committee Meetings, and visited the offices of several legislators.  The Honorable Sheryl Williams Stapleton invited us to her round table.  We were fortunate to have the chairs for each of our Five Programmatic Thrusts share information about our programs with her.  Several opportunities for potential collaboration were identified!

Please continue to stay aware of the bills being considered during this short session. Many will have a direct impact on the economic, educational, health and safety of our communities. Act accordingly by contacting your representatives to let them know your concerns.

Visit the state site to learn more about your representatives, legislation, and to view committee webcasts:

Masquerade Soirée en Noir & Silent Auction

Thank you for coming out and supporting our annual fundraising affair. The night included dinner, dancing, cash bar, and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit programs and projects that directly support the citizens of the City of Albuquerque.

We want to thank our generous sponsors for their support of the 4th Annual Masquerade Soiree en Noir & Silent Auction:

Platinum Sponsor
Office of African-American Affairs

Gold Sponsor
Mrs. Suzanne Johnson

Crème Sponsors
Riddle Price & Associates
Mrs. Ramona Dillard
Mrs. Elizabeth Okoye
Mrs. Nellie Ward & Mrs. Karon Stephens
Ms. Vicki Scott
Mrs. Gloria Fadipe & Mrs. Myra Roosevelt
Mrs. Brenda Steele & Mrs. Cynthia McDonald
Ms. Sonya Morring Smith

Albuquerque Mayoral Forum

Missed the forum?  View the video here.

For more information on the candidates and voting in New Mexico and Bernalillo County go here.

Our Zeta Phi Beta Sisters

Celebrating with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at their 47th Pacific Region Leadership Conference. Hosted by the Omega Alpha Zeta Chapter in Albuquerque, NM.

Juneteenth Voter Registration

Registering voters while enjoying friends and family at the Albuquerque Juneteenth celebration. Get registered to vote!

Duke City Day Party

We had a great time at the Duke City Day Party, playing games, listening to music, spending time with friends, while making new ones.

Camp Patten Prayer Garden Restoration

Coming together to restore the prayer garden at Camp Patten. After clean-up, adding fresh flowers, hanging encouraging signs, and placing other fun and heartening elements, the garden is peaceful place be with God.

Financial Fortitude

A special thank you to the presenters of the Financial Fortitude seminar, Dorothy Cleaves (SunTrust Bank), Sara Traub & Bridget Mullins (Pregnezer, Baysinger, Widemen & Sales, PC), and Edward Dunn (State Farm), and all our guests. Stay tuned for more Financial Fortitude seminars in the future!

Adopt A Highway

The dedicated members of Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter keeping our highways free from litter. Contact the New Mexico Department of Transportation to get your business or organization involved in the Adopt A Highway program.

Inner Beauty Conference

The president of the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter, Dr. Danielle Riddle-Price presented at the 2017 Inner Beauty Conference to over 140 6th- 8th grade Girls of color! Put on by the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs in conjunction with Albuquerque Public Schools.

Anti Hazing House Bill Passed

The Anti Hazing Bill (HB200) initiated by Albuquerque Alumnae passes on the New Mexico House floor! Thank you to House Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Stapleton for her support.

Delta Days in Washington, DC

Albuquerque Deltas traveled to Washington, D.C. for our annual Delta Days at the Nation's Capital. Sorors enjoying a break with Past National President Marcia Fudge.

Motown The Musical

The Red Carpet reception for Motown The Musical was a hit! Thank you to the cast members Allison Semmes (Diana Ross) and Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye) for joining us at the reception.

World Vision Experience

Albuquerque Alumnae Deltas supported International Awareness with World Vision Experience, a truck that travels the world showing how the displaced and vulnerable live in other countries.

African American Read-In

The Duke City Deltas featured Albuquerque local and NAACP Image Award Nominee Dr. Karissa Culbreath as our 2017 African-American Read-In author for her book "Daddy's Little Girl."

Golden Anniversary High Tea

Celebrating 50 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service! The Golden Anniversary High Tea and Celebration of our Charter Members was delightful!