Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

North Atlantic Region

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®

North Atlantic Region

Hasoni Pratts, Senior advisor to CEO and President Marc Morial at the National Urban League

NYS Legislature Elects Three New Members and Re-elects Three Members to Board of Regents.


Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way speaks at Alpha Kappa Alpha conference in Atlantic City.

Focusing on Alpha Kappa Alpha’s theme of the 93rd North Atlantic Regional Conference, Way spoke about the other words AKA stood for this past week: Authentic, Knowledgeable and Accessible.

Joint Metropolitan Founder's Day

Soaring Sweetly Into Service: Over 2,000 AKA Members Celebrate Founders’ Day with Service Project. More than 2,000 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) members from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area (DMV) gathered for the Joint Metropolitan Founders’ Day Celebration at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Jan. 7, 2024.

Mona Calhoun, PhD, MS, Med, RHIA, FAHIMA

AHIMA Announces 2024 Board President/Chair, New Board Members

CHICAGO – January 18, 2024 – Members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) elected Mona Calhoun, PhD, MS, Med, RHIA, FAHIMA, as president/chair of the 2024 AHIMA Board of Directors. Her one-year term began on January 1.

New York Skyline Shines with AKA Pink & Green on Sorority’s Founders’ Day

Iconic New York Skyscraper Shines with Pink & Green Commemorating the 116th Founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Tau Omega Chapter Harlem, NY

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members make care packages for homeless women.  HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — Volunteers from Alpha Kappa Alpha helped collect and put together toiletries and feminine hygiene products for Harlem area shelters on Monday.

Andrea D. Williamson, MD

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Iota Gamma Omega Chapter Andrea D. Williamson has been appointed as the MD Ambassador for the Military Women’s Memorial (MWN) and it is an honor to support their efforts in registering military women who are currently serving and who have served. There are 3,000,000 women who have served since WWI and only 300,000 are register in the MWM.

Malika M. Pegues

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter Graduate student Malika Pegues, of the school psychology program, is an advocate for mental health and social justice.

Xi Sigma Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® North Atlantic Region Soars Into Maryland To Provide “Comfort” & Conduct Business.

Rho Xi Omega Chapter

Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority highlights community organizations making a difference.

Deborah Dyett Desir, MD

The American College of Rheumatology Names Deborah Dyett Desir, MD as President. Deborah is a Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ® Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter.

Doxie McCoy

Boston College honors McCoy, school’s 1st Black woman hockey player!

Doxie McCoy, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, says she was just a Black girl who decided to play ice hockey. Boston College says she’s living history.

BC held “Doxie McCoy & Alumni Day” on Friday as part of its 50th anniversary of women’s hockey at the Chestnut Hill campus.

NAR featured During 2023 Breast Cancer Series

Beating the Odds: South Jersey woman Lavinia Taylor says sorority sister inspired her to screen for breast cancer!



Dr. Lynn O'Connor

Making history: Dr. Lynn O’Connor becomes NYPD’s first Black female police surgeon.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®,  Theta Iota Omega Chapter.

Hartford Girls Rock!

In Hartford, there is a leadership institute dedicated to helping high school girls reach their unique and highest potential. It’s led by women in the capital city’s chapter of the nation’s oldest Black sorority.

Hartford Girls Rock! That’s the name of, and message behind, a special leadership program led by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Epsilon Omicron Omega chapter through the Foundation for Educational Opportunities.

Dr. Alexandria Connally

New Assistant Director’s arrival marks a Westchester homecoming

Dr. Alexandria Connally (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®, Pi Iota Omega Chapter), brings diverse experience and a passion for children to the role

Dr. Alexandria Connally brings a coach’s ethos to her new role as Southern Westchester BOCES’ Assistant Director of Special Services.

Tahesha Way

Governor Murphy chooses Tahesha Way as Lt. Governor.

ICYMI: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®, North Atlantic Region Celebrates Appointment of AKA Member Tahesha L. Way as New Jersey Lieutenant Governor.

Marla Frederick

Marla Frederick, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. ®  Psi Omega Chapter named next dean of Harvard Divinity School.

Karenthia A. Barber

Life Member Karenthia A. Barber Appointed First Black Woman To Serve As Maryland Port Commissioner.

Norma R. Evans, Public Information Liaison

Governor Phil Murphy Announces Appointments to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

Dr. Leslie A. Hayes

Dr. Leslie A. Hayes, deputy commissioner of the Division of Family and Child Health in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, spoke with the Amsterdam News recently about her role, the Division of Family and Child Health, and health resources for children and families in NYC. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Jennifer Thomas U.S. Fulbright Awardee

Delayed Trip Will be worth the wait. NAR congratulates Soror Jennifer on this prestigious designation and ensuing trip this summer. Broadcast Journalism Professor Jennifer Thomas received Fulbright Specialist Award to South Africa.

Soror Jennifer will complete a project this summer at Rhodes University on the Eastern Cape that aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas.


From NYC with AKA Tau Omega sorority sisters supported our member Sunny Hostin on ‘The View’ Click Here to Read More!


Kim Council appointed as Deputy Brooklyn Borough President

“Being appointed deputy borough president gives me the opportunity to carry this work out at a larger, borough-wide level alongside a colleague I’ve long respected,” Council said as part of a longer emailed statement.

Malika Jefferies-EL Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts

Congratulations on your appointment as AAS Fellow!


Mona Calhoun, PhD, M.S., M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA

Members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) elected Soror Mona Calhoun, PhD, M.S., M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA, as president/chair-elect of the 2023 Board of Directors. 

“I am truly humbled and honored to serve as president/chair-elect.  Health Information professionals must remain innovative and agile during these unprecedented times to address the social and economic determinants that impact the health of our society. And I am excited to serve with my colleagues on the board to advance the strategic aim of the association”.

The Honorable Leslie Dixon-Meek

Leslie Dixon-Meek of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Alpha Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter has received U.S. Senate confirmation of President Joseph Biden’s nomination of her to the District of Columbia Superior Court. Leslie Dixon-Meek was initiated at Pi Chapter, Fisk University.

The Honorable Kendra Davis Briggs

Special Congratulations to Kendra Briggs! All rise and greet the newest Associate Judge of The Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

On 12/15/22 the United States Senate confirmed our Kendra’s nomination to the D.C. Superior Court.  Special congratulations and lots of love to an outstanding lawyer, wife, friend, mom.


Vanessa Roberts Avery

New Haven – Vanessa Roberts Avery, 47, of West Hartford, was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut by Chief U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in New Haven.  President Joe Biden nominated Ms. Avery to serve as U.S. Attorney on January 26, 2022, and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on April 27, 2022.

Kelley Brisbon Hodge

Appointed to U.S. District Court
Kelley Brisbon Hodge of Omega Mu Omega Chapter in Philadelphia, PA has been appointed as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, after being nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and confirmed by the United States Senate. Prior to her elevation, Soror Hodge became the first black woman to serve as District Attorney of Philadelphia. 
Kelley Hodge has held a variety of legal positions throughout her 25-year career in both criminal and civil law, from serving as a public defender, a prosecutor, in private practice and in policy positions. Now, she will utilize this broad range of legal experiences as a District Court Judge.  She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, and Juris Doctor from the University of RichmondT.C. Williams School of Law. Kelley Hodge is a Silver Star and Charter member of Omega Mu Omega Chapter.

Alisa R. Drayton

Yawkey Club alumna, Alisa R. Drayton, returns as its new executive director

2022 winners of the CyberScoop 50 Awards

Government Leadership:

Hope Goins (Xi Omega Chapter – Washington, DC), Majority Staff Director, US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

2022 Philadelphia Tribune’s Most Influential Event – Three Philadelphia Presidents Were Honored:

The Philadelphia Tribune honored prominent Philadelphians in education, business, health and community and religious organizations Thursday, September 22, 2022 during its annual Most Influential African American event.

  • Charlene Collins, Omega Omega
  • Milika Singleton, Omega Mu Omega
  • Celeste Merriweather, Rho Theta Omega

Gina Scott

How the NFLPA’s Gina Scott Makes Her Business Personal

As VP of partner services, Scott represents thousands of players and their individual rights, and helped pass the NFLPA’s historic commercial agreement.

AKAs Inaugurate Spearman

A banquet hall became a sea of pink and green as AKAs inducted a new 35th North Atlantic Regional director.
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AKAs Inaugurate, Celebrate New Regional Director

A steadfast leader and champion of faith, family, service, and community and of the pink and green has made history as the first Connecticut-based director of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s North Atlantic Region.
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