Welcome to the official website of Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. As President, I am honored and elated to have the opportunity to lead my chapter, which now boasts a membership of more than 400 strong.
Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter was chartered March 19, 1949 on the beautiful campus of Alabama A & M University. In 2019, we celebrated 70 years of exemplary service in the Huntsville/ Madison County area, the South Eastern Region, and the World! Of our ten charter members; one, Mrs. Harriet J. Terry, was an Alpha Kappa Alpha founder. Our chapter dedicated a historical marker in her honor. It was mounted on the front lawn of Terry Hall, a women’s dormitory, where Founder Terry taught English for 37 years at Alabama A & M University. Mrs. Evangeline Spillman, another beloved charter member, was our first “Diamond Member”. She celebrated her 75th anniversary of Alpha Kappa Alpha service and sisterhood in 2017 and became an Ivy Beyond the Wall on October 9, 2018. Mrs. Fannie Pulley Thompson is the only remaining charter member still affiliated with our chapter and will become a "Diamond Member" in 2021. Epsilon Gamma Omega was home to Mrs. Mary M. Chambers, former First Vice President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and first Director of the Cleveland Job Corps Center for Women. It is also home to Mrs. Adrienne P-K Washington, 24th South Eastern Regional Director. Countless other members of our chapter have provided extensive leadership and service at all levels of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
An international, regional and local award-winning chapter, Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter, has a rich legacy of service. Through our local signature program, the Debutante Presentation and Ball, we award three academic scholarships annually to high school senior students. Recently, we added "book scholarships" that were awarded to our debutantes. For more than 60 years, thousands of young women have benefited from months of social, cultural, spiritual and career training preceding their debut, the culmination of their debutante experience. We sponsor and support other community programs including but not limited to, the Girl of the Month program conducted in partnership with Girls, Inc. and Reading is Fun Educational Enrichment Program. On December 13, 2018, the Alabama Cooperative Extension at Alabama A & M University, one of our many service partners, recognized Epsilon Gamma Omega for its partnership and service.
We fully embrace our international program and its 2018-2022 theme: Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service. The international Program includes five program targets designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha with excellence and underscore our commitment to sustainable service.
The five program targets for 2018-2022 are:
Target 1: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action
Target 2: Women’s Healthcare and Wellness
Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy
Target 4: The Arts!
Target 5: Global Impact
The international signature Program is #CAP, which is the abbreviation for College Admissions Process. It is designed to assist students in their efforts to enroll in college by providing a hands-on approach including all steps from researching various colleges to completing the application process. In addition to the program targets, Dr. Glenda Glover, our International President, has announced that all chapters will continue observing Community Impact Days by engaging in simultaneous activities that will benefit their communities.
We hope you will find this website to be a valuable tool for obtaining information about our chapter, its history, programs, and many events. Excellence is what we do and who we are!
Cheryl R. Davis, EdD
President, Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter