Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. National President Cheryl A. Hickmon has died. Sorority officials announced Hickmon passed away on Jan. 20 after a recent illness.
In a Facebook post, the sorority said, “She is remembered not only for her role as a leader but for being a colleague, friend, and most of all, sister.”
A native of Hartford, Conn., Hickmon was a member of Delta Sigma Theta since 1982 being initiated through the Alpha Xi Chapter at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC.
“The entire sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of President Hickmon,” the sorority said in a statement. “During this difficult time, we ask that you respect her family’s privacy and keep them in your prayers.”
Hickmon was employed at Montefiore’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health in Hartsdale, NY. She supervised the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratories for Andrology and Endocrinology.
A licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist Hickmon worked in the Reproductive Medical Laboratory for more than 30 years specializing in Andrology and Endocrinology.
Along with her dedicated membership and leadership in Delta Sigma Theta, Hickmon was also a member of the NAACP, NCNW, National Brotherhood of Skiers, and St. Monica’s Episcopal Church.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was the second historically African American sorority founded at Howard University in 1913. The organization has over 350,000 members and 1,000 chapters worldwide.