Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.

Maatkare Hatshepsut Bulldog Chapter

Maatkare Hatshepsut Bulldog Chapter                    "Chapter of Queens"

The Bulldog Chapter of SWING PHI SWING Social Fellowship, Inc. (R) was founded in 1971 at Bowie State College where the first line was "The Dynamic 14".

After a period of absence, Sister Ayanna Holcomb, hailing from the  Gendaga Bimisha Tabu Chapter at Lincoln University, PA, felt there was a dire need for SWING to be back on Bowie State University's campus.  She and Chapter Sister Founder, Tanya Green Deshield's, renamed the chapter the Maatkare Hatshepsut Bulldog Chapter, and worked diligently on arranging a reactivation line. That line came to fruition in 2004.

As a chapter, we are growing and are proud to be named after such a strong, historical, and  purpose driven woman.

 

Sis Ayanna Holcomb

 

 Chapter Advisor: Sis Tena Robinson 

 

Ma'at

She was truth, order, balance and justice personified. She was harmony, she was what was right, she was what things should be. It was thought that if Ma'at didn't exist, the universe would become chaos, once again.

Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history: the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I.

Her rise to power went against all the conventions of her time. She was the first wife and Queen of Thutmose II and on his death proclaimed herself Pharaoh, denying the old king's son, her nephew, his inheritance. To support her cause she claimed the God Amun-Ra spoke, saying "welcome my sweet daughter, my favorite, the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Maatkare, Hatshepsut. Thou art the King, taking possession of the Two Lands."
She dressed as a king, even wearing a false beard and the Egyptian people seem to have accepted this unprecedented behavior. 

She remained in power for twenty years and during this time the Egyptian economy flourished, she expanded trading relations and built magnificent temples as well as restoring many others. 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2012 

The Black Market Dichotomy

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Spring 2011

The Beautiful Struggle

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Fall 2009

New Reign

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Spring 2009

Phenomenon 

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Spring 2008

Lost & Found

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Fall 2007

Bitter Sweet

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Spring 2007

Project Runway-Models of Knowledge

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Spring 2006

Late Registration

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Spring 2005

Extraneous Complications

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Spring 2004

The Outer Limits

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#2 Jessica Nichols

#3 Victoria Gibbons

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