NOTABLE MEMBERS

Below are a few of the many notable members of sigma gamma Rho sorority, Inc.

DR. LEENETTE MARTIN

A leader in education and  faith, she was appointed  Interim President of Edward Waters College in 1996. 

U.S. CONGRESSMAN ROBIN KELLY

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois District 2. Serving since 2013

KELLY PRICE

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, author

DESHAUNA BARBER

Miss U.S.A. 2016. She is a motivational speaker and capain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

LISA PRICE

Founder of Carol's Daughter multi-cultural beauty brand. 

GEORGIA DAVIS POWERS

1st woman and first African-American to be elected to the Kentucky state senate.

VICTORIA ROWELL & TONYA LEE WILLIAMS

Young and the Restless Alumni

HATTIE MCDANIEL

1st African-American actress to win an Academy award in 1940. 1st African-American to sing on U.S. network radio in 1915. Recipient of Hollywood Hall of Fame star

CARMELITA JETER

American sprinter. Three time gold medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games.

CAMILLE WINBUSH

NAACP Image award-winning actress (The Bernie Mac Show)

HYDEIA BROADBENT

Born with congenital HIV, she became the 1st minor to be an HIV activist at the age of 6. Twice named by Ebony Magazine as one of 150 most influential African-Americans

BISHOP CAROLYN TYLER GUIDRY

2nd elected female Bishop of the AME church

MARILYN MCCOO

Grammy-award winner and lead singer of 5th Dimension

MARITZA (MCCLENDON) CORREIA

In 2004 she became the first African-American woman to make the U.S. Olympic swim team and medal (Silver in the 400 meter freestyle relay)

GWENDOLYN CHERRY

In 1970 she became the 1st black woman to serve in the Florida state congress. 1st black woman to practice law in Dade County, FL

VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG

Four-time Grammy-nominated gospel recording artist

MAYSA LEAK

American Jazz singer. Known for solo work and work with the band Incognito

MC LYTE

1st solo female rapper to release an album in 1988.

AUDREY JONES

Senior producer for ABC's The View.

SANDRA BLAND

Activist. Her death following a traffic stop invigorated the Black Lives Matter movement.

RENEE POWELL

A PGA Hall of Fame golfer. 2nd black woman to compete on the LPGA Tour. 1st woman of color elected to the membership in the PGA of America in 1996.

ALICE ALLISON DUNNINGAN

1st African-American female journalist credentialed to cover the White House in 1948. She was honored with a life-sized statue in the Newseum museum in Washington , DC in 2018

MYEISHA TAYLOR, MD

Her work helping young people enter the field of medicine earned her the namesake of Doc McStuffins' mother on the hit Disney series.

U.S. CONGRESSMAN LINDY BOGGS

1st woman from Louisiana elected to Congress in 1973.  1st woman to chair the Democratic National Convention.

MARY T. WASHINGTON WYLIE

1st African-American CPA

DAME MARY EUGENAI CHARLES

1st woman to hold the position of Prime minister of Dominica (1980-1995)

ANNA MARIA HORSFORD

Actress, (Amen, The Wayans Bros, Friday)

ELLIA ENGLISH

Actress, (The Jamie Foxx Show, Code Black)

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