The members of Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter proudly celebrate Soror Laurie C. Reid, outgoing Chapter President. Initiated into Gamma Tau Chapter in the Spring of 1984, Soror Reid has been a steadfast, dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. During this time, she was considered the most dependable Delta on her line, the Innovative 18.
Prior to becoming President, Soror Reid served in various capacities in Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter, most notably, 1st Vice President / PPD Chair, 2nd Vice President / Membership Chair, and Fundraising Chair. Under Soror Reid’s leadership, Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter continued its traditions of developing and delivering exemplary programming to our community and providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students. MRAC has been designated a Red Ribbon chapter by the Southern Region for four consecutive years. The chapter has received several other regional awards including recognition for outstanding programs in Physical & Mental Health and Technology. During Soror Reid’s administration, she sought to enhance the chapter’s infrastructure to ensure that chapter operations were effective as membership grew to nearly 1000 members. The goal throughout her tenure has been to maintain chapter excellence. She accomplished this through:
- Increased member participation in chapter programs and sisterhood activities
- Enhanced internal processes
- Improved communication internally and externally
- Innovative programming
- Strengthened external partnership for more impactful community outreach.
In addtion to serving as chapter president, Soror Reid has also been leading in other areas of the Sorority. She is currently serving as Co-Coordinator of the 55th National Convention.
Soror Reid, a health professional with over 30 years of experience, currently serves as the Director of Nursing, Right at Home – Atlanta. Prior to joining Right at Home, Soror Reid, a retired U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps Officer, served as a Senior Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, (DHAP), Office of Health Equity. Soror Reid previously served as senior nurse consultant with the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as served on active duty within the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, attaining the rank of Major. She began her military service career at Tuskegee University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and obtaining a commission through Army ROTC. She earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Leadership and Management Institute as well as the National Black Nurses Association Leadership Institute.
In addition to dedicating her time to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Soror Reid finds time to volunteer with several organizations including the Atlanta Black Nurses Association. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, the U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal, and the March of Dimes, Nurse of the year award.
Soror Reid, we salute you and congratulate you on your accomplishments through the years. Thank you for four years of innovation and growth for Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter!