Press Release February 2020

February 13, 2020

Crystal Pruitt, Communications Chairman

Media Contact: Crystal L. Pruitt
South Atlantic Region Communications Chairman 727.637.8738

February 13, 2020

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, South Atlantic Regional Conference set for April 8 - 12, 2020, in
North Charleston, South Carolina

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ® will host its 67th South Atlantic Regional Conference (SARC) April 7 – 12, 2020, North Charleston, South Carolina, at the North Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum. This year’s conference theme is “Southern Pearls Exemplifying Excellence Through Sisterhood and Service.” Nearly 5,000 members from Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are expected to attend delivering an economic impact of more than 2.9 million dollars to the local community.

During the SARC members will focus on five key program target initiatives: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building Economic Legacy, The Arts, and Global Impact. There are more special activities planned for family members, guests, and the community such as CHARLESTON HARBOR CRUISE, NORTH CHARLESTON FIRE MUSEUM, GULLAH TOURS, SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM, and OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM. Special recognition will be given to members of the sorority who have served the sorority for twenty-five years, fifty years, and seventy-five years. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Glover, the organization consists of thousands of college trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs.

Hostess chapters for SARC, consist of seventeen graduate chapters and twelve undergraduate chapters from Orangeburg, SC; Beaufort, SC; North Charleston, SC; Charleston, SC; Hinesville, GA; Vidalia, GA; Savannah, GA; Swainsboro, GA; Augusta, GA; Aiken, SC; Denmark, SC; Statesboro, GA; Georgetown, SC; Walterboro, SC; Evans, GA; Corner, SC and Summerville, SC. The South Atlantic Region is noted as the largest of ten regions in the sorority. Under the leadership of Regional Director, Carolyn G. Randolph, of Columbus, Georgia, the region has more than 17,000 members and is comprised of 175 graduate and undergraduate chapters. The sorority has a total membership of over 300,000 women and more than 1,000 chapters in the United States and internationally in the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Africa.

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