Gamma Chapter

Mississippi State Organization of the The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Key Women Educators of Meridian & Lauderdale County, Mississippi

2021 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Shauna Waters has been a member of Gamma Chapter since 2010.  She has served on various committees and has served as Secretary, Second Vice President, and President.  During her presidency, Shauna initiated the Member Moment component as a staple on all meeting agendas, and she initiated the Gamma STARS program.  Shauna teaches Senior English at West Lauderdale High School, and she also created and sponsors the West Lauderdale High School Academic Team. 

2019 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD


A 14-year member of Gamma Chapter, Audrey Thompson has served as secretary and 1st Vice President.  She has been active on several committees, and was especially active on the World Fellowship Committee.  Audrey has always stepped up to assist and lead meetings when asked.  Retired from Meridian Public and Lauderdale County Systems, Audrey returned to the classroom to teach in the Choctaw Tribal School System.   

2017 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

A 39-year honorary member, Dr. Margaret Morrison is very active in Delta Kappa Gamma.    


Beginning in 1970, she worked for the Mississippi Health Department, serving and educating people in her 9-county district.  Her love for and dedication to DKG is evidenced by her involvement at the chapter and district levels.


2015 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

This year, Gamma Chapter's Woman of Distinction is one among us who is currently in her 37th year in education. She has served the profession as both a classroom teacher and capable administrator.

In Delta Kappa Gamma, she has served as Gamma Chapter President and is currently serving a 2nd biennium as Treasurer.  She attends chapter meetings faithfully, she has attended several district and Zeta State meetings, and she has also attended 1 International meeting.

Of the Society she says, "It's an honor to be a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.  The fellowship with outstanding educators has enabled me to grow as a leader and improve my practice in serving students and teachers."

Because of her outstanding contributions to Gamma Chapter, the Personal Growth and Services Committee recognizes Cheryl Thomas as this biennium's Woman of Distinction.

2013 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Gamma Chapter?s 2013 Woman of Distinction has had a remarkable teaching career.

She majored in Chemistry at Mississippi College and went on to earn her Masters Degree from the University of Mississippi at Ole Miss.

She has taught in several places all over the state including Whynot, Sebastapool, Harperville, Meridian, Brookhaven, and she taught several years at the Mississippi State College for Women, where she earned her terminal degree.

Sue was initiated in Alpha Chapter, Columbus in October of 1962. After she moved to Meridian, she transferred her membership to Gamma Chapter.

Sue has been faithful to attend as many meetings as possible.

It is with great pleasure that the Personal Growth and Services Committee awards the 2013 Gamma Chapter Woman of Distinction Award to Dr. Sue Marsalis!

 

2011 GAMMA CHAPTER WOMAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD

Janet Berg is Gamma Chapter's 2011 Woman of Distinction.  A member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International since 1999, Janet has served as Communications Chairman, Recording Secretary, and has been Gamma Chapter's Treasurer since 2006.  In 2009, she established Zeta State's first chapter website, www.gammachapter.net, to keep members informed through web-technology.  In addition to serving her chapter as webmaster, she publishes GammaGrams, Gamma Chapter's newsletter.

Janet has presented programs at her local chapter, at all 3 Zeta State District Meetings, and at Zeta State Convention.  She currently serves on the Mary Stuart Harmon Scholarship Board of Trustees, and has served as the Zeta State Convention Registration Chairman for the last 3 meetings.

Janet has attended 2 International meetings--Toronto and San Diego.

PREVIOUS GAMMA CHAPTER WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

2021 ~ Shauna Waters

2019 ~ Audrey Thompson

2017 ~ Margaret Morrison

2015 ~ Cheryl Thomas

2013 ~ Sue Marsalis

2011 ~ Janet Berg

2009 ~ Vivian Fulton

2007 ~ Teri Edwards

2005 ~ Diane Toms

2003 ~ Dot Shank

2001 ~ Fay Edwards

1999 ~ Karen Rhodes

1997 ~ Julia Reece

1995 ~ Sylvia Gambill

1993 ~ Coy Jefcoat

1987 Jane ~ Bruekmeier