Founders’ Day provides AKAs chance to shine

Founders’ Day provides AKAs chance to shine
February 16
05:45 2017



Founders’ Day comes every year for the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority Inc. in Winston-Salem. But not every year does the chapter have the chance to fete the international president of the organization:

Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson.

The chapter held a reception for Wilson on Friday, Feb. 10, then the next day celebrated the accomplishments of the local chapter at the Founders’ Day Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Grand Pavilion, in downtown Winston-Salem.  Wilson Wilson

was the guest speaker.

She told The Chronicle that she was in town to spend time with the chapter, which is one of the oldest AKA chapters in the nation, and honor the fifth international president, who came from the chapter: Barbara K. Phillips, who has since died.

Barbara K. Phillips was the international president from 1978 to 1982.

Wilson said she spoke about the mission of the organization at the luncheon.

“Our mission is about providing service to our community,” Wilson said.

Some of the service to the community includes a mentoring program for high school students called Ascend and programs that center on the family, education and health.

Kenyetta Richmond is the president of the local Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908.  It is the oldest Greek–letter organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 265,000 members in about 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Africa.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.”

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