LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recognized and honored six individuals who it says have, are or will continue to make a significant impact in the community, county and state.

Historical black colleges and universities professionals honored during a program held at the African American Cultural Center in downtown Lumberton were Robeson County Commissioner Pauline Campbell, Fayetteville State University; Tuskegee airman mechanic James (Jimmy) Jones, North Carolina A&T State University; educator and community advocate Priscilla Leazer, Livingstone College; Judge Herbert L. Richardson, North Carolina Central University; and educator, Robeson Community College board member and community advocate John Staton, North Carolina A&T State University.

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A special presentation was made to the guest honoree, 16B District Court Judge Vanessa E. Burton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University.

The chapter’s May Week program placed emphasis on the contributions made to education in the Robeson County community and aimed to raise the understanding by young people of the importance of higher education. The Lumberton Alumnae Chapter, through its scholarship programs, hopes to inspire and motivate high school students to attend college and maintain high scholastic grade point averages.