Soror Spotlight

Soror Artexas Davis has been an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 64 years, including membership in MRAC for 29 years. She was initiated in Phi Chapter while enrolled at Drake University and was the only Pyramid on her line. Later affiliations included membership in the Albany Alumnae Chapter in Albany, GA where she served as chapter secretary, and later as advisor to the undergraduates at Albany State College (now University). She graduated from Albany State College as the valedictorian of her class and earned a M. S. degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she began her professional career at the IBM, Inc. Corporate HQ in Armonk, NY. Her positions included Personnel and Employment Counseling, Programming, Manager, Information Systems, and Account Management. She had work assignments in Canada, Germany, France, and Japan. She was a member of the Westchester Alumnae Chapter and served as Treasurer and chairperson of various committees. Artexas was selected for an IBM Faculty Loan Assignment at Clark Atlanta University, after which she opted to take a 5-year Pre-retirement IBM Leave of Absence and stay in Atlanta. She then worked with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Artexas’ daughter, Imani VanNoy, recruited her to join MRAC and share the legacy experience. Her greatest joy came when her granddaughter, Amber VanNoy, was initiated in MRAC!! Artexas is proud to be an active and supportive member of MRAC and Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Soror Imani Davis VanNoy is a Golden Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She pledged Delta in the spring of 1975 at Howard University. Her line number was 17 on the Nostalgic 29. She joined the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter in the first year that it was chartered. Over the years, Imani has been on many committees including Fundraising, Delta Gems, Arts and Letters, Physical and Mental Health, May Week, Membership, Community Outreach, and Courtesy, among others. She has also served as Chaplain in MRAC. She is a past recipient of the Physical and Mental Health Award for Outstanding Service. After receiving her medical degree from Harvard, Imani moved to Atlanta to do her residency in Internal Medicine. She has been practicing in Marietta for the last 36 years. She is a past Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She is married to Richard VanNoy and has two children, Justin and Amber. Imani is honored to be in MRAC with both her mother and daughter.

Soror Amber VanNoy has been an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. since she was initiated into the sorority in the Spring of 2019 on the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter “DSTurbing the Peace” line. She is most proud to serve in the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter alongside her very active mother and grandmother. She is active on the fundraising and membership committees. This past year, she co-chaired a new event for the chapter, “Lyrics and Laughs” comedy and jazz show that raised over $7,500. Amber graduated from Hampton University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. She is currently working in the digital marketing industry and looks forward to attending business school to pursue her master’s degree soon.