Mid-Atlantic Alpha Kappa Alpha honors members

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

CHARLOTTE — The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. left an impression on the Charlotte area with its April 19 meeting. The event honored community leaders whose contributions have made a lasting impact in their communities and statewide.

Leaders were recognized in 5 categories:

  • Honored Civilian Awards: Malcolm Graham, Harvey Gantt, Bishop George Battle, Jr., Matthew C. Nelson, Jr., Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and the Honorable Alma Adams.
  • Trailblazer Award: Jacqueline McWilliams, Carolyn Green Logan and Mayor Vi Lyles.
  • Charlotte’s own Elizabeth Schmoke Randolph and Bertha Maxwell Roddey were honored with the Flame Bearer Award.
  • Dorothy Count-Scoggins and Michael Jordan, Toussaint Romain were saluted as Global Impact award recipients.
  • Civilian Awards: Richard Hooker, Jr. as Citizen of the Year, Senator Joyce Waddell- Political Action; Linda Ford Smith, Volunteer Community Service; Trilizsa Trent, Service with a Global Perspective; and Colita Nichols, Fairfax Region Distinguished Service Award.

The event also honored Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Also, keeping with their foundation of “service to all mankind” the sorority donated backpacks to 10 local organizations that serve low-to-moderate income students. Members from the region donated more than 1250 backpacks in person, as well as hundreds more delivered by Charlotte area chapters.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated encompasses North Carolina and Virginia. Home to 130 graduate and undergraduate chapters, the Region boasts more than 7,000 members. Ms. Joyce Henderson serves as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. For more about the “Marvelous Mid-Atlantic Region,” please visit www.midatlanticaka.org.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) 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 nearly 300,000 members in 1,012 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, Liberia, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany, South Korea, Bermuda, Japan, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East. For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, visit AKA1908.com.