Nu Rho Sigma National Board Members

Ron’Dale Simpson

National Board President

Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity Incorporated 

           

    I'm a Central State University Alum ‘18 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. I was born and raised in Saginaw Mi. I have always had a passion for the arts, but dance was my gift. I did plays in school and was in marching band played Alto saxophone & choir.

    

       I continued my dream by going to College as a Member of the Invincible Marching Marauders of Central State University. I also made time for my main focus which is dance. I helped maintain a very active dance team known as Finesse Dance team, while keeping up with my studies.

 

       I have also operated youth dance teams and private lessons. While doing this I was able to become a member of two great organizations both dedicated to the arts. I currently teach dance in several schools in Cleveland.

Kaci N Johnson

National Board Vice-President

Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity Incorporated 

 

          I grew up in Bowie,Maryland where I found my love and passion for dance at the age of three at Linda Natoli Dance Studio. At age five, I started competitive dance and fell in  love with it. I continued my training at C&C dance company from age 9-18 competing in competitions all over country where I received awards such as First Place, Second Place, Platinum, and Gold.   

    

         As I journeyed to Central State University after high school in 2009, I knew I needed to continue to dance so I joined Infinity Dance Team and then later on joined Finesse Dance team. I soon found a group of individuals who loved the arts as much as I did so I made it my mission to become a member of Nu Rho Sigma in Spring 2011 Epsilon Chapter. With this honor, I wanted to share my passion for dance with kids in the community so in 2013, I became a dance coach for the Diamonds and Pearls Dance Organization in Xenia,OH.

 

           My love for the arts has grown since 2011 and I continue to expand my knowledge of all creativity. I currently choreograph and teach classes in Bowie,MD.

Monica R Oliver

National Board Secretary

Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity Incorporated 

 

         I am a Cleveland State University alum '97 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work. I have an avid interest in vocal arts and sang in various groups. At an early age I displayed a gift for writing and sketching. At the age of 8, I constructed a book by hand of my own written poetry complete with illustrations, I entered a school contest in which I won first prize.

 

     I have continued throughout my life to pursue various opportunities to utilize my talents in vocal, sketching and creative writing. I currently have been employed as administrative support for The Auditor of State of Ohio for the past twenty years.

Crystal Short

National Board Treasurer

Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity Incorporated 

 

         I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and I graduated from Central State University with a degree in Business management. My Art is music and I was always interested in learning how to play different instruments. The instrument that I played mostly is the French Horn. I always had a passion for being creative and spreading creativity. I have been expressing myself through music since High School.

 

         With this organization I've learned a lot about myself. The moment I found music, poetry, and stepping they quickly became apart of my life. I love that they allow me to express my emotions through them. Music, poetry, stepping is a big part of my life and I want to share it with as many people as I can.

Quote:  "Life is what you make it so use your creativity to create something new on your blank canvas." 

                                                

      

Jihan Q Seals Williams

National Board Historian

Nu Rho Sigma Fine Arts Fraternity Incorporated 

 

          Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. I have been a percussionist for over 17 years. I began my musical studies at Glenville High School in 2001. I then went onto such Historically Black Colleges and Universities such as Central State University and Clark Atlanta University as a Music Major.  Upon my exit from school, I went on to volunteer in the Cleveland, East Cleveland, and Warrensville Heights Public School Districts to assist in the success of their respective band programs. In 2010 I enlisted into the United States Air Force. I was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base where I participated in the marching band program.

       Taking all that I've learnt over the years I wanted to give back to the Black Community. My hopes are to incorporate the love of the high stepping style of marching band that I fell in love with during my time in college and to introduce this to a group of kids who may not have had that experience and also to instill some of the core qualities that has been key to making me as successful both inside and out of the music room.

   I'm currently the Percussion Instructor and Videographer at Maple Heights High School.         

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