Charlotte Alumnae

Chapter of

Delta Sigma Theta

Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey - Delta Sigma Theta "Centennial" Award

The “Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey Delta Sigma Theta “Centennial” Scholarship Award”, the highest scholarship recognition of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, recognizes a female Charlotte area high school senior who is well-rounded, has exceled academically, gives of her time freely and has exceptional leadership skills. 



Dr. Roddey, a known Educator, Philanthropist, Civil Rights Activist and 20th Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated  is a pillar in the Charlotte community and abroad.  As Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrated its Centennial year, it was befitting that Dr. Roddey was honored with the naming of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter’s four year, Centennial Scholarship.

She is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Roddey is a former Elementary School Teacher and Principal in Charlotte Mecklenburg and is credited with assisting to desegregate Albemarle Elementary School.  As an educator at UNC Charlotte in the 1970s, Maxwell-Roddey founded the Africana Studies program at UNC Charlotte and co-founded of the Afro-American Cultural Center (today the Harvey B. Gantt Center) in Uptown Charlotte.  Dr. Roddey has received numerous awards and recognitions.

Dr. Roddey is a Past President of Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, Past Director of the South Atlantic Region, Past National First Vice President and the 20th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated