Kayleen Powell Publishes 2nd Book

November 22, 2021

TOLEDO, OH - Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter Soror Kayleen Powell, a 26-year-old poet, speaker, social worker and generational change agent, debuted her second book, Let Freedom Speak, on June 19, 2021. Her newest collection of pieces amplifies black voices, black experiences and black lives without interruption, objection or appropriation.

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Debbie Carter Elected President of African American Community Fund

November 13, 2021

DAYTON, OH - Soror Debbie Marable Carter has been elected president of the African American Community Fund (AACF), a groundbreaking initiative through The Dayton Foundation to increase organized philanthropy in the African American community.

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Meet our New Undergraduate Cluster Coordinators

November 6, 2021

Kierra Abrams now serves as our Michigan Undergraduate Cluster Coordinator. Soror Kierra is a member of Delta Chi Chapter at Western Michigan University. She is a senior majoring in criminal justice with a minor in sociology and communications.

Rachel DaSilva now serves as our Western New York Undergraduate Cluster Coordinator. Soror Rachel is a member of Iota Upsilon Chapter at Syracuse University. She is a senior majoring in retail management and information management and technology.

Ateria Walker now serves as our West Virginia Undergraduate Cluster Coordinator. Soror Ateria is a member of Eta Omicron Chapter at West Virginia University. She is a senior nursing major with a minor in addition studies.

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Charter Member Soror Lady Margaret Groves Becomes IBW

February 2, 2022

Lady Margaret Groves, the chapter’s last living charter member, Pearl Soror, Life Member and centenarian, became an Ivy Beyond the Wall on October 15, 2021.

Since the chapter’s chartering on December 17, 1947, Soror Margaret faithfully served in many leadership positions. She was Delta Zeta Chapter’s first Graduate Advisor and was instrumental in leading the undergraduates to build a strong and vibrant chapter. She chaired and participated in many chapter committees and activities and was frequently a delegate at Boulés, regional conferences, leadership seminars and cluster meetings.

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Great Lakes Sorors Complete Inaugural Executive Leadership Academy

September 14, 2021

Two Great Lakes Region sorors completed the inaugural Alpha Kappa Alpha Executive Leadership Academy. The program is designed for senior-level professionals seeking to climb the next rung on the ladder to success and was developed to assist members in achieving their personal and professional goals.

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Madam Regional Director Receives Eastern Michigan University Alumni Award

May 15, 2021

On May 15, 2021, our very own Great Lakes Regional Director Carrie J. Clark was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award during the 60th Annual Alumni Awards at Eastern
Michigan University. Of over 180,000 graduates, just 349 alumni have received one of these awards, and it’s no surprise that Carrie would be counted as one of them.

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Mershira Oliver 2021 “SHERO” Award Recipient

April 5, 2021

Congratulations to Mershira Oliver, Tau Alpha Omega Chapter Leadership Committee Chairmen, for receiving the 2021 “SHERO” Award from the Ladies Entrepreneur Empowerment Circle. This award represents Oliver’s positive impact on the Metropolitan Detroit community and her dedication to service and improving the lives of others.

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University of Dayton Honors Diamond Soror Jessie Hathcock

January 22, 2021

DAYTON, OH - On January 22, the University of Dayton announced the renaming of their recently
renovated computer science academic building in honor of Jessie Hathcock, the first African American woman to graduate from the University.

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National Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award Winner

May 20, 2021

CINCINNATI, OH - Phi Psi Omega Chapter member Nicole Ausmer, PhD, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Diversity Achievement Individual Award from the National Association of Campus Activities. This award is presented to individuals that positively contribute to the development of programs and services promoting cultural diversity, understanding and awareness.

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Donnetta Carter highlighted in Toledo City Paper

June 16, 2021

TOLEDO, OH - Donnetta Carter was featured in the Women in Business section of the Toledo City Paper newspaper. Twenty women who run their own business in the Toledo area were interviewed. Donnetta owns The Social Butterfly, a platform for small businesses and entrepreneurs to sell their products. Donnetta is a member of Zeta Alpha Omega Chapter.

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