Our Timeless History

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It all started when…

After being affiliated for many years with the Beta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the need arose to consider expanding the sisterhood. Due to  growing membership and greater demands for more effective local program implementation, in both the Hopkinsville and Bowling Green communities, it was decided to explore the idea of creating a new chapter in Bowling Green-Warren County, Kentucky.

An interested group of the sorority members met on October 30, 1984 at the Dero Downing University Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University. At this meeting, they elected the following officers: President-Shirley Sisney, Vice President-Bettie Esters, Recording Secretary-Marilyn Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary-Patricia Cooke, Treasurer-Ersa Austin, Parliamentarian-Shirley Malone, and Publicity Chairman-Kelly Campbell.

The existing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated members who wanted to start a new chapter included: Ersa Austin, Amanda Barlow, Brenda Bell, Kelly Campbell, Patricia Cooke, Theresa Cowherd, Bettie Esters, Greta Fishback, Vivian Glass, Emma Forte Kendrick, Shirley Malone, Marilyn Mitchell, Sylvia Payne, Shirley Rainey, Anna Senter, Dorothy Shanklin, Shirley Sisney, Wanda Snead, and Sarah Sweatt.

To enhance and continue service to help meet the religious, social, educational, and civic needs of the Bowling Green-Warren County communities, the group excitedly fulfilled all the required obligations to become a chartered chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Omicron Sigma Omega chapter chartering ceremony occurred on March 31, 1985 at the State St. Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

Our Programs

The theme for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated program for 2018-2022 is Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.

I. HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
A focus on education with an emphasis on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is a priority for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

II. Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
It is important to raise community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women. We focus on breast cancer awareness and prevention, heart health, nutrition and wellness, and care for the caregiver.

III. Building Your Economic Legacy

We emphasize financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth building including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit.

IV. The Arts!

Implementing initiatives to expose students to art enrichment and culture by focusing on visual and performing arts is our fourth target program. We aim to showcase talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers and various other artists.

V. Global Impact

Alpha Kappa Alpha members will work to prepare today's youth for an increasingly global and complex society under this initiative. Programming will be designed to enhance the international footprint of the sorority.

 

 

 

 


2019 Membership Roster

Finley Baird Briana Barber Joyce Barnes Brandi Beeler Brenda Bell Lauren Bland Cathy Brand Vanessa Butts Tai-Ann Chumney Kita Clement Amy Coleman Joy Cornelius Aquesha Daniels Larecia Denning Bernice Forte Lynnita Glass Tamara Glass Frances Graham Kiesha Gray Toriawn Massey Helena Humphrey Cheryl Jackson Emma Kendrick Asia Larkin Cheryl Smith Cassandra Little Cynthia Mason Marilyn Mitchell Anna Moore Sylvia Goodner Barbara Pollock Wanda Purcell Kim Randolph Alexus Richardson Verlyn Sartin Elizabeth Sebree Anna Senter Shirley Sisney Tina Smajlagic Tramelia Smith Angela Stephens Sarah Sweatt LaCassie Taylor Cierra Waller Vashon Wells