James H. Green, Jr.
Preserving the Legacy, Cherishing the Memories
Hello Everyone, I bring you greetings as the new President of the Storer College National Alumni Association (SCNAA)! It is with great humility and gratitude that I accept this appointment. I look forward to serving the organization to the best of my ability. According to historical documents, the Storer College Alumni Association was formed in 1877 by a small group consisting of faculty members and students. Over the years, several more chapters were established in the DMV, Pennsylvania and Ohio. These dedicated men and women took a great leap of faith to bring their vision to fruition. Unfortunately, the college closed its doors in 1955, after just 88 years of service. However, because of our predecessors’ brave efforts back then and your support today, Storer College will live on as a source of pride and inspiration for future generations.
Friends, we have a few challenges facing us as we begin this next chapter. Each of us has the unique responsibility to serve as an ambassador for the SCNAA. We must embrace our calling and use our God-given talents to help preserve the legacy of Storer College. Each of us has been blessed with skills and talents that will be invaluable as we move forward. We will tap into those resources and recruit more members. We also will strengthen our strategic relationships with organizations that share our goals. In addition, we will use today’s technology to promote our vision and be more visible in our communities. Finally, support the Storer College National Endowment Fund, which was established to provide scholarship opportunities for deserving high school seniors. If we all work together on these goals and stay the course, I have no doubt that we can fulfill our purpose. Take care and be blessed!
A.S. Roper serves as the assistant secretary of the Storer College National Alumni Association. Roper is the daughter-in-love of two Storerites Russell Roper (1950) and the late Betty Daniels Roper (1948). Roper is the author of children’s books, an elected official, an educator, and a Philanthropist.
Nadine currently serves as the Treasurer of the Storer College National Alumni Association. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Nadine has always had a connection to Storer College and the Harpers Ferry community. Her paternal grandparents attended Storer in 1922 when it was a normal school, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her parents met at Storer College. It’s their love of Storer, and the role it played in their lives, that inspired in her a love of Storer too. Nadine is currently retired and after a rewarding career as a teacher has returned to the family home where she enjoys working with the Alumni Association and understanding what made Storer such a beloved institution for so many.
Mary Robinson, Liaison
Mary Robinson, Liaison for the National Park Service (NPS). Since 1996, Mary has established and maintained a working relationship with Storer College National Alumni Association. Throughout her tenure she has work with many subject matter experts with producing: NPS Interpretive exhibits; books and brochures; films, and numerous public events. The awareness from this information and the importance of Storer College to American history, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park visitation has increase locally, nationally and internationally.
DELORES JACKSON FOSTER
Delores Jackson Foster, a native of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is the third child of the late Daniel David Jackson, Sr., and Mary Frances Taylor Jackson. She was educated in the local schools in Harpers Ferry and Charles Town in the Eastern Panhandle of Jefferson County, West Virginia. She received a Bachelor’s of Art Degree from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with a major in Business Education and English. She received a Master’s of Arts Degree in Student Personnel Services from New Jersey City State University, Jersey City, New Jersey and completed additional graduate credits in Education/Administration at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey and Kean University, Union, New Jersey. She is certified as a Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Supervisor and Principal.