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Divine Nine Member Spotlight | Andrea Winston | Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

By Dr. Sharon H. Porter | Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 6:00 AM ET




Join Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine in celebrating the incredible influence of the members of the Divine Nine! Discover the rich legacy and vibrant impact of these exceptional members in our special Divine Nine Spotlight!


From Alpha to Omega, we're shining a spotlight on the trailblazers, scholars, leaders, and community advocates who make up the Divine Nine. Get ready to dive into the history, achievements, and empowering stories of the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations that continue to shape our society.


Stay tuned for the exclusive interviews, captivating profiles, and extraordinary journeys of the Divine Nine members on the Vision & Purpose Podcast and upcoming print issues.


Join the conversation and share your thoughts on the incredible impact of these inspiring individuals. Stay tuned for an issue you don't want to miss!

Andrea Renee' Winston is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse insurance and real estate background. As a licensed Life and Health Agent and Realtor, Andrea brings her clients a wealth of knowledge and expertise.



Who or what inspired you to become a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.?


"I joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. because of its unwavering commitment to scholarship, sisterhood, and service. The organization's values align with my personal mission. Greater Service Greater Progress. I was inspired by its empowering impact on women in fostering leadership and community involvement. "


"When I was first introduced to the women of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., they made me feel at home. I was looking for something different and something that I could make a difference. The women of Sigma Gamma Rho are an educated, accepting, and motivational group that takes pride in what they represent."


About Andrea Winston


Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Montevallo. She furthered her education by obtaining a Masters in Political Science from Liberty University. This educational foundation has equipped her with a deep understanding of the social and political dynamics that impact her work. Andrea is currently attending Birmingham School of Law to pursue her legal dreams.


With a passion for serving the senior population, Andrea has dedicated her career to positively impacting their lives. She began her journey as a Coordinator of the Senior Medicare Patrol, where she played a crucial role in investigating Medicare fraud. This experience allowed her to develop a keen eye for detail and a commitment to protecting the rights and interests of seniors.


Andrea served as a SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) Coordinator for nearly five years, providing invaluable guidance and support to seniors navigating the complex world of health insurance. Her dedication and expertise in this role earned her a promotion to Assistant Director of the SCSEP Program, where she helped seniors re-enter the job market and regain financial independence.




In addition to her professional accomplishments, Andrea is an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated, a prestigious sorority dedicated to community service and empowerment. She also holds the position of Vice President of the Black Law Student Association, where she advocates for diversity and inclusion in the legal field.


Andrea Renee' Winston is a dedicated professional who combines her extensive knowledge, experience, and passion to provide exceptional service to her clients. With her expertise in insurance and real estate and experience working with the senior population, she is a trusted advisor and advocate for those she serves. In her spare time, Andrea loves to spend quality time with her family and loves to travel.


About Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian Irene White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin, and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter at Butler University. Since its inception, the dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and well-respected reputation for leading positive change to help uplift the community through sisterhood, leadership, and service.


About the Divine Nine


The Divine Nine, formally known as, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative umbrella council composed of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, and also referred to as Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs). The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C., with Matthew W. Bullock as the active Chairman and B. Beatrix Scott as Vice-Chairman. NPHC was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois in 1937.


The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.


Each constituent member organization determines its own strategic direction and program agenda. Today, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.



 

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