Kappa Omega Graduate Chapter of AKA Celebrates 100 Years of Service
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Kappa Omega Chapter will celebrate 100 years of service to Atlanta, the State of Georgia, the South Atlantic region, and the world. On March 1, 1923, Kappa Omega became the first graduate chapter in the State of Georgia.
For over a century, their regional programming and community service have included coordinating voter registration drives, providing help to the needy, and promoting good health, from providing mammograms to assisting high school students. Today we’re speaking with Jan Hilliard, a member of this illustrious group.
Hilliard shares that 10 AKA women organized the Kappa Omega chapter. The charter members include Marie Woolfolk Taylor, Adelaide Smith (Turner), Louise D. Shivery, Madeline Smith Davis, Eva Conner, Alice L. Rucker, Hattie R. Watson, Caroline Bond Day, Ruth B. Prince, and Foy S. Brown. She explains that graduate chapters promote and extend the organization's policies. Additionally, friendships are not lost but strengthened.
I ask Hilliard to explain the DIVINE NINE and speak to the nine African-American Greek Letter organizations working together to support civic improvement, health, and community.
The Kappa Omega chapter will host various community outreach programs celebrating its 100th anniversary. One program, “Pretty Packs,” will donate toiletries to young women in need. The organization also supports Carrie Steele Pitts Home, Nicholas House, the Sickle Cell Association, and many others.
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