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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Charters New Northern Virginia Chapter 1st Chapter in Loudoun Co.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Mid-Atlantic Regional Director Linda H. Gilliam announced that the “Pearls of Loudoun” Interest Group will become an official Chapter June 30th, 2012 at the National Conference Center, in historic Leesburg, Virginia,
By: Pearls of Loudoun, AKA Interest Group
"This Saturday will be a very special day in the history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha. This is the second chapter that I have had the honor to charter during my tenure as Regional Director and I could not be more pleased with the work that these pearls have put in it over the past two years.” Said Gilliam. She continued, “We are expecting great things from such a group of professional, dedicated, servant hearted leaders in the Loudoun County region.”
The Chartering Chapter President Monica A. Hutcherson added, “We are both excited and deeply humbled that the two years of dedication and hard work that the twenty nine members of our interest group have put in here on the ground in Loudoun County, will finally culminate in our becoming an official chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.” Hutcherson added, “Our desire is to serve. I know that many see this region as wealthy and not in need of much, but there are always families and pockets of people who need help, mentoring, literacy support, charity, and encouragement. We have already begun identifying and meeting those needs. We cannot wait to roll out our foundation and other programs once we become official.”
The media is invited to attend a reporter’s round table interview call session on Friday morning at 10:30AMET, June 29th, 2012. Digital and Cable/Local News coverage will be allowed on a limited basis at the luncheon on Saturday June 30th. Please Contact Sophia A. Nelson, Esquire Public Relations Chairman for more information and to RSVP for the call-in on Friday.
Alpha Kappa Alpha founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University is the world’s oldest and most distinguished Greek Lettered organization for African American Women in the world.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”