Cheryl Hickmon, President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dies

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Cheryl Hickmon served as a member of the Black Greek letter organization for almost 40 years.  

The Black Greek community is mourning after the sudden passing of Cheryl Hickmon, the national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

The sorority confirmed Hickmon’s death in the following statement:  

“It is with great sorrow that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shares the passing of our beloved National President and Chair of the National Board of Directors, Cheryl A. Hickmon. President Hickmon transitioned peacefully on January 20, 2022, after a recent illness. ”  

Hickmon joined the organization in 1982 when she was initiated into the Alpha Xi Chapter at South Carolina State University. The Hartford, Connecticut, native served in various positions on the chapter, regional and national level before being elected to National President.  

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In her professional career, Hickmon supervised in vitro fertilization laboratories for andrology and endocrinology at the Montefiore Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Health. She spent more than 30 years as a licensed clinical laboratory technologist who took joy in helping couples have children.  

Tributes to Hickmon poured in online, including from politicians, political groups and the other sororities and fraternities in the National Panhellenic Council.  

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