Amystique Harris Church has been named a 2012 Jefferson Award recipient in recognition of her volunteerism.
Amystique Y. Harris Church, associate director of operations in the DSU Office of Testing and also a University adjunct instructor, has been named as one of the 2012 Jefferson Award recipients for the state of Delaware.
Ms. Harris Church, who has been a DSU employee since 2000, has been presented the local award in recognition of her prolific volunteerism and community service. WBOC-TV administers the award in Delaware. She is one of eight awardees in Delaware and is eligible to be selected to be among the national Jefferson Award recipients.
WBOC-TV will air segments concerning Ms. Harris Church and the Jefferson Award during its regular news broadcasts during the week of Dec 4-10
Ms. Harris Church currently works with the African American Heritage Project, House of P.R.I.D.E, Harris Devine Connections, Kent County Prevention Coalition, Sisters of Faith, and the Compassionate Friends-Bay Breeze Chapter. At DSU, she currently serves as advisor to three student organizations – Pinnacle Honor Society, Spoken Word Artists United, and SARAH (Spiritual Alliance Religious Association), in the past, she served as the co-advisor of the Association of Women in Communications, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and for Miss DSU/Royal Court. In addition, her past involvement has included the John S. Charlton Kent County Autism Partnership Program, Junior Achievement Program, Women’s Empowerment Workshop-First State Community Action Agency, Make-A-Difference Day, Habitat for Humanity, House of P.R.I.D.E., CBC soup kitchen and DSU Mentoring Program.
In addition, she has served on several charity committees such as the co-chairperson for the State Employee Charitable Contributions of the state Department of Public Safety from 1997 to 1999, United Way Campaign, Tom Joyner Foundation, and Pinnacle Honor Society Fundraiser Committee. She has actively participated in several professional organizations such as the Philadelphia Black P.R. Society, the Public Relations Student Society of America, the American Association of University Women, and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Ms. Harris Church, a 2007 and 2010 DSU graduate, is currently enrolled in a Higher Education Leadership Doctoral Program at Wilmington University. She is also a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and serves as the Z-Hope state coordinator (a Zeta community service division).
She is a member of Crossroad Christian Church north of Dover, where she serves as a teacher in the CrossKidz ministry. She is also the co-founder and managing partner of Mystique Consultant Services.