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Dr. Patricia R. Johnson


Hickory Alumnae Chapter, Hickory, North Carolina


Dr. Patricia “Trish” Rhyne Johnson, retired in June 2018 after 39 years of service to the students, families and employees of North Carolina Public Schools. In 1994 she was appointed principal in Catawba County Schools, becoming the first African American female principal to serve the school district after desegregation and school system consolidation. Most recently she served as Associate Superintendent of the Caldwell County School district from January 2000 until her retirement.

Recognizing that to whom much is given, much more is required, Trish is an active member in her community. She serves as Superintendent of her church Sunday School, is a Sunday School Teacher, and a member of the Women’s Ministry. An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated for more 43 years, she is a charter member of the Hickory Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. She is also a member of the Piedmont Chapter of The Links Incorporated, a Commissioner for the Hickory Affordable Housing (formally Hickory Public Housing) Board of Directors and a member of the Girl Scouts Piedmont 2 Peaks Board of Directors.

Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City North Carolina, a Masters of Arts Degree in Speech Pathology from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg South Carolina, Specialist in Education and Doctor of Education Degrees from Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina.

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Kamryn Dixon


Kappa Omicron- UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Kamryn Dixon is a native of Wake Forest, North Carolina. She is a Communication Studies major with a minor in Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kamryn is very committed to serving her community and received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from former President Barack Obama because of her numerous hours of service.While serving as the captain of the Varsity Cheerleading team, she started the very first cheer camp for students with special needs. Kamryn also organized a toy drive for elementary students in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with good grades. Lastly, Kamryn has Co-Authored a book entitled “Growing up Black in America.”

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kamryn is in the honors college. She was elected to serve as “Miss Freshman” of the Black Student’s Movement and received a seat on the First Year Class Council. She also participated in a yearlong fellowship on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This fellowship has allowed Kamryn to provide counsel to the Chief Diversity Officer as a member of the Student Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Every Nation Church Bible study group on campus.

Kamryn was initiated into the Kappa Omicron Chapter, Spring, 2022 and was elected to serve as the Internal Audit Chair, Educational Development Co-Chair, and Protocol and Traditions Chair.

Kamryn Dixon was elected to serve as the 2022-2024 Regional Representative at the 30th South Atlantic Regional Conference. Kamryn focused her campaign on striving for “Excellence without Excuses,” and the importance of protecting your peace, brand, and community!

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