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Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service
The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. The Southern Area is composed of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. A premier international service organization with more than 16,000 members in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom, membership of The Links, Incorporated continues its legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   With millions of service hours recorded annually, members regularly contribute more than 1,000,000 documented service hours in their respective communities annually. The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, has made more than $24 million dollars in charitable contributions since its founding. Working closely with its sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated are  Linked in Friendship – Connected in Service. For more information on our national organization, visit www.linksinc.org.

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Southern Area Coming Events

september, 2021

13sep(sep 13)12:00 am19(sep 19)11:59 pmHBCU Week 2 - "Rep Your City"

16sep6:30 pmRedistricting: Ready, Set, and Map

16sep9:00 pm10:00 pmProgram Chairs Webinar

19sep4:00 pmBrunswick (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated - HBCU Virtual Forum

20sep(sep 20)12:00 am26(sep 26)11:59 pmHBCU Week 3 - "Turn-Up The Lights"

20sep9:00 pm10:00 pmNational Trends and Services Facet Conference Call - Chapter NTS Chairs

21sep9:00 pm10:00 pmParliamentarian Webinar

22sep7:00 pm8:00 pmNominating Committee Meeting (Internal)

22sep9:00 pm10:00 pmAwards & Recognition

23sep9:00 pm10:00 pmBehind the Lens (Emerald Infusion) - Our Kind of People

23sep9:00 pm10:00 pmAll Stars Ambassadors Check-In

25sep8:00 am10:00 amWalking For Healthy Living - Gainesville (FL) Chapter

About The Southern Area

Southern Area Shining Emeralds

  • Tonjua Williams, Ph.D.
    St. Petersburg (FL) Chapter
    President of St. Petersburg College
    Tonjua Williams, Ph.D.
    St. Petersburg (FL) Chapter
  • Mignon Clyburn
    Charleston (SC) Chapter
    Board of Directors
    Mignon Clyburn
    Charleston (SC) Chapter
  • Wonya Lucas
    Buckhead/Cascade City (GA) Chapter
    Vice President of Membership
    Wonya Lucas
    Buckhead/Cascade City (GA) Chapter
  • Courtney Phillips, Ph.D
    Louisiana Department of Health
    Secretary
    Courtney Phillips, Ph.D
    Louisiana Department of Health
  • Lori George Billingsley
    Atlanta (GA) Chapter
    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
    Lori George Billingsley
    Atlanta (GA) Chapter
  • Dr. Ivy Ruth Taylor
    Holly Springs, MS
    President
    Dr. Ivy Ruth Taylor
    Holly Springs, MS
  • Ava L. Parker
    Palm Beach State College
    President
    Ava L. Parker
    Palm Beach State College
  • Deidra K. Diaz
    Magic City (AL)
    2020-2022 Southern Regional Director Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Deidra K. Diaz
    Magic City (AL)
  • Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis
    Durham (NC)
    President National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
    Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis
    Durham (NC)
  • Judge Cheri Beasley
    Triangle Park (NC)
    NC CHIEF JUSTICE
    Judge Cheri Beasley
    Triangle Park (NC)
  • Dr. Karrie Dixon
    Elizabeth City (NC)
    Chancellor, Elizabeth City State University
    Dr. Karrie Dixon
    Elizabeth City (NC)
  • Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones
    Augusta (GA)
    President, Paine College
    Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones
    Augusta (GA)
  • Dr. Rosalyn Artis
    Columbia (SC)
    President, Benedict College
    Dr. Rosalyn Artis
    Columbia (SC)
  • Paula D. McClain
    Durham (NC)
    President - American Political Science Association
    Paula D. McClain
    Durham (NC)
  • Dr. Sharon Contreras
    Greensboro (NC)
    Superintendent of Guilford County Schools
    Dr. Sharon Contreras
    Greensboro (NC)
  • Joy Jibrilu
    Nassau Bahamas
    Director General of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation
    Joy Jibrilu
    Nassau Bahamas
  • Rose Hudson
    Baton Rouge (LA)
    CEO Louisiana Lottery
    Rose Hudson
    Baton Rouge (LA)
  • Dr. Autumm M. Jeter
    Magic City (AL)
    Superintendent - Bessemer City Schools
    Dr. Autumm M. Jeter
    Magic City (AL)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson
    Alumna
    U.S. Representative
    Rep. Frederica Wilson
    Alumna
  • Vi Lyles
    Crown Jewels (NC)
    Mayor - Charlotte (NC)
    Vi Lyles
    Crown Jewels (NC)
  • Dr. Carmen Walters
    Jackson (MS)
    President - Tougaloo College
    Dr. Carmen Walters
    Jackson (MS)
  • Keshia Lance Bottoms, Esq.
    Dogwood City (GA)
    Mayor - Atlanta, Georgia
    Keshia Lance Bottoms, Esq.
    Dogwood City (GA)
  • Dr. Maria Lumpkin
    Raleigh (NC)
    Interim President St. Augustine's University
    Dr. Maria Lumpkin
    Raleigh (NC)
  • Dr. Jarralynne Agee
    Magic City (AL)
    Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Miles College
    Dr. Jarralynne Agee
    Magic City (AL)

MEET THE LINKS

National Presidents of The Links, Incorporated

Over our nearly 75-year history, 17 trailblazing women have served at the helm of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated. Under the transformative leadership of our national presidents, as well as current and past national officers and members of our Executive Council and Governance Committee, The Links, Incorporated has grown into a leading voice in black communities across the world. Our 17th National President is Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard. Her administration’s theme is Transforming Our Communities, Fulfilling Our Purpose. Visit our national website to learn more about these dynamic women and their contributions to the world.
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AREA DIRECTORS

SHUANA TUCKER-SIMS, PH.D

AREA DIRECTOR
“Embracing Our Legacy. Cultivating Our Future”

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SYLVIA PERRY

AREA DIRECTOR
“Collective Excellence: Elevating Our Friendship,
Enriching Our Service”

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MONICA BOONE-ALLEN

AREA DIRECTOR
“Linking to Empower Communities”

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LORNA HANKINS

AREA DIRECTOR
“Increasing Our Collective Impact by Valuing our LINKED Individuality”

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SOUTHERN AREA

4000+ Members | 80 Chapters

Serving Seven States and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

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Southern Area of the Links, Incorporated

P. O. Box 2182, Jacksonville, FL 32203 |  Info@salinksinc.org | 1 (877) 756-8372