The Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrated Founders Day in grand style. They started their fun-filled weekend enjoying each other’s company by dining at the Aberdeen Barn Steakhouse in Virginia Beach. On Saturday, approximately 156 Deltas and their guests attended a private showing of the acclaimed movie “Hidden Figures.” Dr. Anna-Maria McGowan, Technical Fellow at NASA, who serves as NASA’s Senior Engineer for Complex Systems Design, prior to the viewing of the movie gave a brief inspirational message to the group and talked about what sparked/peaked her interest in math and science.
Hopefully, women and men will take their children, especially their daughters, to see this wonderful movie, based on our history that has never been told! Glory to those three powerful women who broke down barriers at NASA located in Hampton Roads on the Peninsula. One of the three women, Mrs. Johnson (98 years of age), is still living.
Along with other Deltas from throughout the state, Founders Day concluded with a statewide gathering of sorors in Richmond. This was a time to meet and greet new Deltas and to look forward to seeing sisters from yesteryear.