JUNE 2018


**David Jameson Days a rising Senior at the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina designated to leadership role for the 2018-19 academic year

Annually, rising leadership is announced for the top nine student officers as well as battalion at the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. The Office of the Commandant has named the rising leadership for The Citadel 2018-19 academic year.  

David Jameson Days, of Chester, South Carolina, a rising senior at the Citadel has been selected as the 2019-2020 Regimental Executive Officer, Second-in-command among the Citadel corps of cadets.


David is currently studying History and Spanish with plans of attending law school after finishing his bachelor's. He is also a member of the Air Force ROTC detachment at Citadel as wells as various other groups on campus. He states that he “is a Christian with a passion for helping others.”

He is the son of the Reverend Jacques Days, M.D. and the Reverend Angella Beckford-Days, Pastor and Co-Pastor of Thomas Chapel AME Church, Union, SC. and the grandson of the Reverend James Days, Pastor of St. John AME Church, Ailey, GA and Mrs. Dorothy Days.

Also, David was one of 13 Citadel cadets initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, on Thursday, May 3, 2018. https://meritpages.com/ddays?expand=10897746

Congratulatory messages can be sent to: daysmt516@gmail.com


**Dr. Wilma Mishoe has been named as the First Woman President of Delaware State University in Dover, DE, effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Wilma Mishoe had been serving as the interim President.  Prior to that she was named the First Women President of the Board of Trustees for Delaware State University.  She comes to the office with a wealth of wisdom and over 30 years of experience in Higher Education, which includes her service as an administrator and interim president at Wilberforce University.

Dr. Wilma Mishoe is the Chair Pro Tem of the Steward Board at Mt Zion AME Church in Dover, DE where the Pastor is Rev. Dr. Erika D. Crawford.

She is the Sister of Rev. Rita Mishoe-Paige, Pastor of Star Hill AME Church in Dover, DE and the daughter of Dr. Luna Mishoe former president at Delaware State University and former member of the Judicial Council of the AME Church.

To read more visit: https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2018/06/15/wilma-mishoe-named-president-delaware-state-university/706693002/


**Joe Ann Lyle Hoffman, the 6TH Connectional Director of Promotion Missionary Education(PME) for the Women’s Missionary Society received the Valiant Woman Award given by Church Women United (CWU)

Joe Ann Lyle Hoffman, the 6TH Connectional Director of Promotion Missionary Education(PME) for the Women’s Missionary Society, Life Member and the Widow of the late Reverend William D. Hoffman received the Valiant Woman Award given by Church Women United(CWU) in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday May 4, 2018.  She has been a member of Church Women United for over 25 years.  Joe Ann presently serves on the local level of CWU as Membership Chair, Editor for the Yearbook and Editor for the Unit’s Newsletter.  On the state level of CWU she serves as the Editor for the Church Woman Newsletter, and as Chaplain.

The VALIANT WOMAN AWARD is presented at the local, state and national levels. A Valiant Woman is a woman who has given service to Church Women United, her church and her community.  She may or not be an actual leader but is always someone who leads by example.  A Valiant Woman is a woman who lives the Gospel Message in her everyday life.

Joe Ann is a faithful member of St. James AME Church in Fort Worth, Texas, Editor of the 10th Episcopal District MSWAWO+PK’s newsletter “TEXAS NEWS” and a friend and blessing to all who are privileged to spend any time in her presence.

Congratulatory messages can be sent to: joahoff@sbcglobal.net


**James A. Alexander, Jr. Receives Dual Degrees and Symone Alexander Completes Ph.D. Program

James A. Alexander, Jr., son of Rev. James Alexander, Pastor of First AME Church (FAME) in Atlanta  & Charmaine Alexander, Recording Secretary for CONN-M-SWAWO + PK’s, recently graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, earning both a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree simultaneously. James also received a certification in Law & Business from Vanderbilt Law School. James received his B.S. in Psychology (magna cum laude) in May of 2013 from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

In the law school, James was named a Dean's Scholar and a Branstetter Dispute Resolution Fellow. He was selected as an Associate Justice on the Moot Court Board, a Co-Chair on the prestigious Hyatt Fund Board, and Member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. During that time, he also taught as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant (TA), was an Octofinalist in the Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition, and was the Westlaw Student Representative for Thomson Reuters. He was also elected President of Vanderbilt's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and to Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society – the oldest legal organization in the world. He remains a Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International member as well.

In the divinity school, James was named a VDS Scholar and a Cal Turner Moral Leadership Fellow. He was appointed by the Provost as an appellate judge of the university Honor Council, known as the Appellate Review Board. James was also elected as President of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance (MVSA), served as the Ecumenical Chair of the Methodist Student Association, and served on the Class Gift Committee, which oversaw the largest amount raised to date. James was awarded HONORS in his Field Education work and was awarded HONORS for his Master's thesis and defense. James is also a recipient of the 2018 John Olin Knott Award for scholarly writing. He graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School summa cum laude.

James has accepted an offer from Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, GA and has moved to Atlanta, with his wife, as he prepares for the Georgia Bar Examination. Symone Alexander (James's wife) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and defended her Dissertation on June 14, 2018, wrapping up her Ph.D. program in Macromolecular Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Howard University in May of 2013. Symone received 1st place in the Covestro Student Award Lecture Competition in 2017 for best lecture presentation. She also co-founded the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition, an organization that helps scientists fight for human rights across the globe. Symone forewent the MLK Fellowship Award and a postdoctoral fellowship offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to accept a postdoctoral fellowship offer from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), where she was also awarded a prestigious fellowship award in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Symone has published numerous research papers in prestigious academic journals and will be traveling to Peru in July to begin research on her newest project.