MADISON — On Saturday, March 31, members of the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will celebrate the 99th anniversary of the sorority’s founding and the 35th anniversary of Madison Alumnae Chapter.
Patricia Haley-Glass, an Essence award-winning and national best-selling author, will be the guest speaker. She earned the title of ‘trailblazer’ after achieving remarkable success with her first faith-based novel in 1998. The self-published novel, “Nobody's Perfect,” sold nearly 20,000 copies in an industry where selling 5,000 copies at the time was highly regarded. The novel was the first of its kind to repeatedly make numerous national best sellers list.
Originally from Rockford, Ill., Patricia lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Jeffrey, and their daughter. Previously she lived in Philadelphia, Detroit, and the San Francisco Bay area. With an engineering degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago, readers are often surprised to hear that Patricia is writing novels, given her technical and business background. Her writing is intended to remind people of the hope and peace that come from personally knowing Christ Jesus. She knows that God has called and equipped her to write.
In 2007, she realized that God called her to write not for the pure sake of becoming a career author, but for the explicit purpose of encouraging others through motivational speaking, mentoring, workshops, and, of course, the messages in her books. She has been able to simultaneously balance both writing and a Corporate America business career — this literary journey has allowed her to discover that writing is her gift, finance and math is her passion, and encouraging others is her purpose.
Her published titles are Broken, Destined, Chosen, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Still Waters, No Regrets, Blind Faith, short stories in Blessed Assurance and The Midnight Clear Anthologies, and her trailblazing first novel, Nobody's Perfect.
Haley Glass's literary mission is evident in her books: create entertaining, 'clean' stories that tackle real issues and affirms the power of forgiveness while leaving readers with a message of hope, no matter what the circumstance.
The celebration Luncheon and Program will be held at the Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday, March 31, noon-2:30 p.m. This event is open to the public.
This event is open to the public. The costs is $35 for adults, $25 for undergrads, and $20 for preschool-12th grade. To secure your space, please RSVP with the number attending via email to Macfoundersday@gmail.com or remit your payment by March 23 to DST MAC P.O. Box 2672 Madison.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is an organization of college educated women committed to scholarship, sisterhood and public service.
For more information, contact Carola Gaines, chapter president of the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated or Verona Morgan or Terri Strong, Founders Day Committee co-chairs at Macfoundersday@gmail.com