Our Timeless History
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.