PRESS RELEASE 68TH SARC VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

April 15, 2021

CRYSTAL PRUITT

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated ® will honor five transformative community leaders during its virtual 68th South Atlantic Regional Conference public meeting tonight at 6 p.m.

WHO: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will honor five transformative community leaders during its virtual 68th South Atlantic Regional Conference.

WHAT: During the sorority’s public meeting, a special presentation will be given to local leaders, individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the community. The recognition also highlights the long-standing commitment and dedication to service that enhances the social, economic, and educational well-being of local, national, and international communities.

WHEN: Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Where: Virtual – online via Facebook Live

WHY: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated continues to honor its tradition of awarding excellence by highlighting extraordinary individuals for their significant contributions to our communities through their time, actions, talents, and dedication. Each honoree selected serves as a role model for our hallmark of service to all while striving to make the world a better place through their outstanding actions.

ABOUT THE EVENT: This year’s conference theme is “Sustaining Excellence During Challenging Times: A Virtual Encounter” More than 5,000 members from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are expected to participate in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated virtual experience.

During the conference, members will receive professional development training and engage in workshops focused on Alpha Kappa Alpha’s five key international program initiatives: HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building Economic Legacy, The Arts, and Global Impact. Special recognition also will be given to members of the sorority who have serves for twenty-five years, fifty years, sixty-five years, and seventy-five years.

Throughout the event, attendees will have the ability to interact with presenters, exhibitors and other guests through workshops, live chat, and Q&A sessions. A Public Meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021 will include presentations of the sorority’s esteemed community awards given to local leaders, individuals and organizations that

have made significant contributions to the community and feature keynote speaker Representative Nikema Williams, U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.

The honorees for the Community Awards include the following representing the sorority’s five program targets:

▪ HBCU for Life: A Call to Action Community Award

Nelson McCoy of Center 1 Foundation

▪ Women’s Healthcare and Wellness Community Award

Dr. Yvette Lowrey

▪ Building your Economic Legacy Community Award

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc

▪ The Arts Community Award

Ulyesse Owen

▪ Global Impact Community Award

Black Business Investment Fund

In addition to the five Target awards, the Regional Director’s Award will honor Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin, founder and Chancellor of The Potter?s House Christian Academy.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 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 and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Glenda Glover, the organization consists of 300,000 college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs. The sorority has a membership of over 300,000 women with more than 1,000 chapters in the United States and internationally in the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Africa.

The South Atlantic Region is the largest of the sorority’s ten region. Under the leadership of Regional Director, Carolyn G. Randolph of Columbus, Georgia, the South Atlantic Region has more than 20,000 members and is comprised of 115 graduate and 51 undergraduate chapters. Hostess chapters for the 68th SARC consist of eleven graduate chapters and five undergraduate chapters from Brunswick, GA; Waycross, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Orange Park; FL; Saint Augustine, FL; Ocala, FL; Gainesville, Fl; Sanford, FL; DeLand, FL; Daytona, FL; Palm Coast, FL.

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PUBLIC MEETING PROGRAM BOOKLET

For more information visit www.AKA1908.com/SouthAtlantic