Chapter History

Chapter HistoryThe Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was established at Alabama A&M College on March 19, 1949. The charter members were J. E. T. Bulls, Iola Seaborn, Edith Shockley Wolfrey, E. Bernice Johnson, Evangeline Spillman, Lilease Hall, Harriet J. Terry, Ruth Carter, Fannie P. Thompson and Anne Gardner Eady.

On March 19, 1949, Mamye E. Williams, Regional Director, came from Miami, Florida and established the Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter with the following members initiated: Dorothy Simpson, Frances Huggins, Eunice Moore, Placidia Thigpen, Mamie G. Browne and Lena Long.

At the same time, an undergraduate chapter was established consisting of the following members: Foster Price, Katherine Higgins', Maureen H. Davis Cathey, Inez Mims Petty, Olavenia Rush, Louise Gordon Wyatt, Margaret Bostic, Helen Conley, Georgia Parker Snodgrass, Sophilene Bonham and Betty Jean Lane.

Through the years, chapter activities have been centered around a program geared to the needs of the community, and compatible with the program of the national body. These activities have included the sponsorship of various civic, cultural and social affairs in the community as well as the support of worthy efforts of the other organized groups.

Thousands of youth have benefited from the efforts of Epsilon Gamma Omega through scholarships, cultural experiences, the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Program and the IVY AKAdemy. Additional programs are geared to aiding senior citizens and promoting black families and businesses. Today, the Epsilon Gamma Omega membership consists of over four hundred outstanding women.