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The History of Alpha Kappa Chapter

Trailblazers of Alpha Kappa Chapter

Alpha Kappa Chapter was organized in 1975. The chapter evolved from the inspiration of National Officer Gladys I. Hall and SWR Director Ora McGowen from the oldest Houston Chapter, Beta Pi. From that, a spin-off developed the Houston Chapters Beta Delta and later, Alpha Kappa, which was organized under the administration of SWR Director- Bernice T. Evans Gamma Phi Chapter, San Antonio, Texas (Founder and Developer of "the "Crazy Hat").

Alpha Kappa Charter Members consisted of  Casper Adams, Naurita Chambers, Dorothy Gilbert, Willie Graves, Myrtle Green, Earnestyne Leonard, Dorothy Matthews, Bertha Ann Moore, Illa Collins and Lillian F. Parker.

Since 1975,  two national officers, five regional officers, five outstanding chapter presidents and one national soror of the year were elected, selected, and recognized.

 Past National Officers

Lillian F. Parker -  18th National President 1999-2003

Pauletta Hooper - National Recording Secretary 1999-2003

Edwin Davis - National President of the LAMBDS ( Men of Iota)   


Past Regional Officers

Lillian F. Parker -  SWR Director 1983-1985

Brenda Sloan Johnson - SWR Director (deceased) 1997-2001

Pauletta Hooper - Recording Secretary 1991-1993 

Recording/Financial Secretary 1993-1995

Leana Taylor - Journalist 2006-2010

Mary Bryan - Journalist 2010 -

Linda Cannon - SWR Director 2013-2017

Rosetta Davis - Ast. SWR Director 2017-current   


Honorary Chapter Members

Sucelia Crowe - Honorary Soror 2014

Dr. Emily Bartley - Honorary Soror 2015 




Outstanding Chapter 1993, 1999, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018


National Outstanding Soror of the Year      

Pauletta Hooper 2005

National Honorary Soror Lora Clemmons


Outstanding Chapter Presidents    

Pauletta Marsden Hooper 1991-1993       

Linda Cannon 1993-1995       

Bobbie Ammons 1997-1999       

Leana Taylor 2001-2003      

Rosetta Davis 2010-2011 and 2011-2012      

Carolyn Jones 2014-2015 and 2018-2019

Outstanding Business Woman Karen Jackson, Dr. Bettye Lewis

Scholarships, Future Iota Leaders,  & Auxiliaries

Scholarship Recipients

2013- Minnie Baptiste 

2014 -Nykia. Bailey 

2015 - Chelsea Conaway

2016 - Zachary Sowell


Evelyn D. Wilkey Essay Recipient

1st place National - Mellary Hubbard - 2015

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