‘Noble men’ gain award

‘Noble men’ gain award
March 29
05:00 2018

This past Saturday, March 24, the who’s who came out to The Chronicle’s Community Awards. We honored those who have been excellent leaders in the Winston-Salem community. One of our Organizations of the Year Award went to Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

The organization was chartered on Dec. 10, 1923, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by five noble men, whose mission was to perpetuate the high ideals of Sigma: brotherhood, scholarship and service. These individuals were Dr. William H. Bruce, Dr. Ashley L. Cromwell, Dr. Rufus S. Hairston, Dr. John R. Henry, and Dr. Cicero Neely.

These five distinguished gentlemen attended Howard University School of Dentistry, Meharry Medical College, and Leonard Medical School of Shaw University. They started their practices in the Columbia Heights, a section located around Winston-Salem Teachers’ College, which later became Winston-Salem State University. These doctors became well known in the community for their service and leadership, which helped them promote fraternity initiatives and actively recruit for Sigma.

Today, 94 years later, the brothers of the Delta Sigma Chapter continue to uphold the principles and high ideals on which the chapter was chartered and the beloved Fraternity was founded.  They strive to be role models and have a positive impact on the lives of those in our communities, their peers, and future generations of young men.  This is accomplished through their partnerships with numerous community organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, March of Dimes, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Family Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the American Cancer Society. 

The Brothers also accomplish great things through their Sigma Beta Club, their youth auxiliary group in which they mentor young men ages 8 to 18. It is because of these and the many other contributions that the chapter has been recognized by the Fraternity as the Chapter of the Year at the local, regional and international levels.

Their motto is, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” 

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