Soror Erica Louise Richards We Salute You and wish you well!
To know Rica G. is to know passion, purpose, and creativity. Everything this woman touches turns to absolute gold. Worth far more than any money, but rich in experience and wealthy with commitment that reaches communities far and wide. Erica Louise Richards also know as "Rica G".. The ”G” possibly meaning a plethora of things including greatness, "Golden Griot" (her SGRHO Line name) gratifying, glamorous, graduate of Georgia Tech University, but much more relevant to the present, the G stands for GONE. As if Atlanta didn’t need her more, this Chi-town gem who has been pouring into the lives of our youth in so many different capacities. Including a unique teaching style where she infuses hip-hop with her science lessons in elementary and secondary school levels. Rica G. will be going to Jamaica for a year long educational endeavor. We know she will be a blessing to Jamaica with her many talents. To say we will miss her is an absolute understatement.
She will begin courses for a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology at the University of the West Indies - Mona Campus (UWI). It is a one-year program designed to bridge the gap for scholars who are interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. While away, she plans to travel to Atlanta occasionally to maintain outreach programming and bookings. With the many gifts Rica G. possesses, “Miss Rica”- affectionately known by her students, is “committed to empowering marginalized communities through culturally responsible and socially relevant K-12 Computer Science education.” Rica. G, #18 of Lambda Sigma Sigma’s 22 Karat Gold, wears many hats including event hostess, guest speaker, lyricist, skater extraordinaire, editor, and workshop facilitator; but as all these things are known to be facts, there is one more fact that will reign supreme for years to come. ,Rica G. will leave a legacy of love wherever she goes.
Although her scholars, Sorors, and community will miss her dearly, her ultimate calling and self-improvement requires more of her. In leading a purposeful life, Rica G. must travel unchartered waters in order to fulfill her destiny and uphold her grandmother’s legacy. The ladies of Lambda Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. wish her all the best on her next journey.