Chapter History

On November 19, 1989, several young ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated met to begin plans for a new Graduate Chapter in the Triad. The meeting was held in the fellowship hall of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church on East Florida Street in Greensboro, NC. Mrs. Mary H. Griffin (Beta Iota Omega chapter) served as our facilitator as attention was given to ideas relevant to the establishment of a new chapter such as size, community involvement, service projects, reactivation, and fundraising. This group was named “Pearls Among the Ivy”.

On March 18, 1990, a chartering ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn Airport in Greensboro, NC. The Pearls Among the Ivy became Sigma Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the 100th chapter of the Mid-Atlantic Region. The charter members of Sigma Kappa Omega were:

Marvette L. Artis*, Angela V. Briley, Linda M. Brown*, Willie Jean Brown*, Annette K. Bryant, Cheryl M. Bryant, Cheryl J. Bryd, Edwina L. Charlemagne, Linda G. Dove, Cheryl T. Eley, Cynthia P. Gilliam, Angela R. Givens, Sandra Hairston, Teresa M. Jackson, Pamela A. Jones, Nancy L. Jones, Dawn A. Kelly, Sandra Lindsay-Hardge, Melanee W. Mills, Andrea R. Russell, Helen A. Russell, Deborah K. Scales*, Cora M. Shaw, Juliaette S. Thomas*, Tamera L. Timberlake, Carmen Todman, Mozell N. Weston*.

*denotes active chapter members


Sigma Kappa Omega Chapter Past Presidents

1990-1991 Mozell N. Weston
1992-1993 Cora Shaw
1994-1995 Adrienne Alexander
1996-1997 Lenora Brogdan
1998-1999 Audrey Franklin
2000-2001 Deborah Scales
2002-2003 Marvette Artis
2004-2005 Marilyn King
2006-March 2007 Sharon Munroe
March 2007-December 2007 Audrey Franklin
2008-2009 Deborah Scales
2010-2011 Margaret L. Morris
2012-2015 Karla C. Lewis
2016-2017 Deena D. Currie
2018-Present Kelly R. Thompson