Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors Local and International Leaders at Public Meeting

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors Local and International Leaders at Public Meeting

Organization Donates $275,000 to Support HBCUs

Atlanta, Ga. (July 11, 2016) – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.’s 67th Boule, led by International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., hosted more than 22,500 members along with community representatives during the sorority’s Public Meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Themed, Launching New Dimensions International Achievements, the Public Meeting serves as an opportunity to acquaint the local area with the Sorority’s mission and impressive record of service on a local, regional, national and global arena.

The Public Meeting is also Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s opportunity to showcase community leaders, both local and international, who embody the Sorority’s five Program Targets: Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership, and Global Impact.

The 2016 Honorees included:

  • Martha Perine Beard, Former Memphis Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Autumn A. Kyles, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International Second Vice-President
  • Dr. Katherine G. Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree and a pioneer in American space history
  • Ruth Anderson Smith, 75-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Carolyn House Stewart, Esq., accomplished Attorney and 28th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Kamala Harris, First African-American and Asian-American Attorney General in California
  • The Honorable James Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Tim King, Founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies
  • Tom Joyner, Nationally-syndicated Radio Host and Founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation
  • Karen Eubanks Jackson, Founder and CEO Sisters Network Inc.
  • Joseph Alexander Crews, Jr., cancer survivor and Army Veteran
  • Will Allen, Founder and CEO of Growing Power
  • Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Former Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs

During the event, a $25,000 gift was presented to the Tom Joyner Foundation and United Negro College Fund was awarded $250,000 in support of the sorority’s Think HBCU initiative that supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the U.S.