Southern University Alumni, Houston Chapter

making strides for the future of our alma mater   


  Candidates for Southern University


Houston Alumni Chapter Office



Candidate for Southern University Houston Alumni Chapter


Louisiana native born in New Orleans, 1 of 9 children born to Lawrence and Mildred Williams. Married to Wanda C. Talton, 2 adult sons Bobby and Derrick. I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Leadership; and hold additional degrees in Education Administration, M.Ed., Economic and Political Science, B.A. Over 22 years in education field, employed with Houston ISD Office of Special Education Services (OSES) East Area Program Specialist. Military service in both US Army and US Air Force. Honorable Discharge.  Obtain my spiritual walk and guidance at Pilgrim Congregational Church, located in 3rd Ward Houston.  Jno G. Lewis PHA, Lodge-622

SUAF Member, 2019 financial

Houston Chapter -SUAF Life 2014

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. - Eta Rho Chapter/Active

Houston Association of Secondary School Administrators (HASSA)/Active

 Former Board Secretary, Boys and Girls Prep Academy 2012

Sunnyside Civic Club, Inc. – Board Member/Business Director (current)



Executive Vice-president• Houston Chapter • SUAF

SUAF Leadership Conference 2019 registered New Orleans, La

SUAF Leadership Conference 2017 * Shreveport, La


Executive Vice-president• Houston Chapter • SUAF•

SUAF Leadership Conference 2015 * New Orleans, La


Mardi Gras Gala Co-Chair • Houston Chapter


Mardi Gras Gala Chair • Houston Chapter


Future JAG Chaperone


Scholarship Committee


G1. Increase SUAF-Houston community presence, update operational practices, and implement targeted funding sources.

. Establish minimum Scholarship Annual Fund amount $20,000 in year 1 and $30,000 in year 2; with minimum $2k award given each year to 10 deserving students.

G3. Increase membership in the Houston Chapter, introduce “Opportunity to Give” (O2G) for businesses & members.

Antorri Roby

Candidate for Southern University Houston Alumni Chapter

Executive Vice President 

Shonda Hawkins

Candidate for Southern University Houston Alumni Chapter


Greetings SU Alumnus and Jaguar Nation,

My name is Shonda D. Hawkins and I am a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and 2003 Honors Graduate from Southern University and A & M College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). I also come a long family history of Southernites as a 3rd Generation SU Alumnus. Since becoming active in the Houston Alumni Chapter in 2010, I have served on various committees and chapter events from SU Future Jags Trip Chaperone 2011-2015, Mardi-Gras Scholarship Gala Co-Chair 2013-2014, and Alumni Mentee Program to name a few. I have over 15 years nursing experience in critical care and surgical nursing and have worked as Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Instructor for Baylor College of Medicine within the Department of General Surgery. I am also a faithful member of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, TX where I serve on the Health Awareness Committee, Haiti Foreign Mission Support Team, and NExT Mentee Program.

I look forward to the opportunity of continuing service to the Houston Alumni Chapter as Parliamentarian 2019-2021.


Shreveport, LA native

Daughter of SUAF Life Members Richard Hawkins (Class of ’71) & Carrie Milburn Hawkins (Class of ’71)

Profession: Nurse Practitioner


Southern University Alumni Federation (SUAF), Member 2010-Present

SUAF Houston Chapter, Member- 2010-Present

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Member)

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (Member)

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Alumni (Member)


Continuing the SUAF organization’s mission in service and support to the SU System, while increasing active engagement of all SU Alumnus throughout the Greater Houston Area.

There is no SU without U

Deckquelynn E. Burks  

Candidate for Southern University Houston Alumni Chapter


Greetings Fellow Jags and Alums,

My name is Deckquelynn E. Burks and I am running for the position of Recording Secretary for the 2019-2021 fiscal years of the Southern University Alumni-Houston Chapter.  I am a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, and have also resided in Atlanta, Georgia.  I have a B.S. in Psychology from Southern University in Baton Rouge and attended SUSLA (Shreveport) during summer months.  I also have a double Master of Science degree from The University of Phoenix in Psychology/ Marriage, Child and Family Therapy (Summa Cum Laude) which I obtained last year. My career path includes Behavior Intervention/ Inclusion Teacher (Caddo Parish Schools, Alief I.S.D., Gwinnett County Public Schools), and Customer Service and Training Manager for GAP, Inc.  I became a member of the Houston Chapter in 2001 and have remained a faithful and devoted member to date.  During my membership with the Houston Alumni, I have served and co-chaired on various committees such as the annual Mardi-Gras and Scholarship Committee and the annual Crawfish Boil and Fish Fry Scholarship Fundraiser Committee.  I was appointed Financial Secretary in 2006-2008 and co-hosted the 2003 Southern University Alumni Federation National Conference where our very own Houston Chapter served as host.  I have attended and participated in The SUAF National Alumni Conferences in Houston (2003), Orlando (2004), Atlanta (2012), Chicago (2016) and Shreveport (2017).  I offer and bring to the Houston Chapter my impeccable organizational skills, my devout dedication to our beloved alma mata and this phenomenal chapter, and almost twenty years of experience which has graciously prepared me for this role.  Additionally, I have written two fictional novels, a semi-autobiographical short story, and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star-PHA, Erma S. Lee #170 (1997-Present). I attend Fallbrook Church, and serve as Co-Sponsor of the Combat Ready Cancer Ministry.