Cheryl Hickmon
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Voorhees College President Ronnie Hopkins releases statement on the passing of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. president

The Voorhees College family mourns the passing of Cheryl A. Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and chair of its board of directors. We offer condolences to her family, friends and sorority sisters.

Ms. Hickmon, a South Carolina State University graduate who passed on Jan. 20, will be remembered as a servant leader who held numerous positions in her sorority while working professionally and personally to improve the human condition. She was elected president of the sorority in November 2021.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shared the following information on its website, “Hickmon was a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist who found great professional fulfillment in using her Andrology and Endocrinology skills to aid couples looking to add to their families. Outside of her service commitments to her sorority, Hickmon enthusiastically donated her time and resources to many other philanthropic organizations including NAACP, NCNW, National Brotherhood of Skiers, and St. Monica’s Episcopal Church.”

We know that her family, sorority sisters and others who knew and loved her will cherish fond memories of their time together. We, at Voorhees College, lift all of them in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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