Past Chapter Presidents

Past chapter presidents of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter have demonstrated a record of leadership and results in Howard County, Maryland area. The chapter has had 14 past presidents who were all effective and accomplished leaders.

Soror Celonia Walden was a charter member and the first president of the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter. In her honor, the chapter offers the Celonia B. Walden Award for the Performing Arts as a scholarship for high school seniors. There is a classroom dedicated to her memory at Howard Community College. The chapter also honors another president, Gilda Lewis, by offering the Gilda Lewis Public Service Award. Soror Lewis was an educator who dedicated her life to public service. Sorors Walden and Steele are among the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame inductees. Soror Melinda Pope was named “Citizen of the Year” for 2014.

 

Our Illustrious Past Presidents

Celonia Walden+

Ruth Felton*+

Margo Barton*

Ruth Felton*+

Alice Clark

Alice Haskins+

Gilda Lewis*

Marion Payne

Muriel Mitchell

Jane Waters

Yvonne Howell

Robin Steele

June Alexander

Melinda Pope

 

 

1971 – 1972

1972 – 1974

1974 – 1975

1975 – 1976

1976 – 1978

1978 – 1982

1982 – 1986

1986 – 1990

1990 – 1994

1994 – 1998

1998 – 2002

2002 – 2006

2006 – 2010

2010 – 2014

 

+ Charter Member
* Deceased