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Deltha Q. Colvin
is honored with a  Medium Paver
from  A/AAFSA.

The African/African American Faculty/Staff Association is an organization that is interested in creating and maintaining an environment conducive to cultural diversity. The purpose of the organization is to promote awareness of issues and concerns of the African/African American community to assure that the African American community has the opportunity to make the fullest contribution to the mission of the university; to encourage the professional development of the African/African American faculty/staff; to educate the university community about all forms of racism, discrimination and multicultural issues; and to assist WSU in recruiting and retaining African/African American faculty, staff and students.

We have chosen to recognize three women in our campus community that exemplify the purpose of our organization. These women are Deltha Q. Colvin, Bernice Hutcherson, and LaVona Spencer.

Ms. Colvin is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. In this role she serves as the Director of the Upward Bound Program Wichita Prep along with monitoring the Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound Math-Science Regional Center, and Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Programs. She has been involved with TRlO Programs for 33 years. She served as eighth president and secretary of the Mid-American Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), serving on the board of directors of the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations (NCEOA) representing federal regions V and VII. MAEOPP, the largest of the ten TRlO regional associations, represents ten states in the Midwest and has over 800 members. She is also former president and treasurer of the MO-KAN-NE Chapter of MAEOPP. Colvin chaired conferences, task forces and commissions of both MAEOPP and NCEOA.

In the Wichita community, Ms. Colvin is a life member of the NAACP and Wichita State University Alumni Association. She serves on the Community Housing Services of Sedgwick County board of directors. Ms. Colvin is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. On her own campus as well as others, Colvin is very much involved in matters of diversity and general staff sensitizing and orientation. She is a national advocate for the kinds of students represented in the TRlO Programs. She has dedicated her professional career to working toward the success of TRlO Programs and assisting students and adults in gaining equal educational opportunity.

The A/AAFS/A recognizes these three women and their efforts to promote education to those that are less fortunate. They exemplify true Heroines.

(See also Bernice Hutcherson and LaVona Spencer)

September 11, 1998