Hampton Chapter of Alpha Celebrates 75 Years
Hampton Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Celebrates 75 Years
(Hampton, VA) On Saturday, September 14th, the Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated 75 years of service to the community by hosting its Diamond Anniversary Breakfast at First Baptist Church of Hampton located in Hampton, VA. Sixteen ladies who had the vision and fortitude to challenge the status quo in educational, social, cultural, economic and human relations founded the chapter in 1944. The keynote speaker for the event was “Hidden Figure” and Gamma Upsilon Omega member, Dr Christine Darden. Other renowned attendees included Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, Tidewater Cluster Coordinator of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Cynthia Salley Nicholson, Gamma Upsilon Omega member and Senator Mamie Locke and the 14th Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Clara Hines.
The Ivy Foundation of Hampton, Inc., which is an educational and charitable organization established by members of the Gamma Upsilon Omega Chapter, also donated $750 to the American Red Cross for the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund. The donation was presented to American Red Cross Board Member Leila Holt.
Gamma Upsilon Omega is a graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first, Black, Greek-lettered Sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington D.C. in 1908.