I am delighted to be the Regional Director of the Mid-Western Region. In cities across Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Montana, Kansas and Missouri, Alpha Kappa Alpha has graduate chapters and on the college campuses, we have undergraduate chapters.
In 1908, nine visionary students at Howard University in Washington, D. C. founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the first Greek letter organization for college-educated Negro women. Driven by our commitment to service and sisterhood, we are now one of the world’s leading service organizations with members in 975 chapters worldwide. In 2008, we celebrated 100 continued years of service to our communities.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s roots in the Mid-Western Region can be traced to Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, our torchbearer and leading light, whose idea was to establish our sorority. A little known fact is that after graduating from college, Ethel Hedgeman Lyle became the first woman of color to be certified to teach in the State of Oklahoma! We take great pride in this feature.
Our chapters are filled with sorors with talent, experience, knowledge, and greatness! This will be demonstrated as we execute our new program platform: “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service”. We are researchers, healthcare providers, business leaders, government employees, elected officials, entrepreneurs, judicial officials, teachers, college professors as well as private and public school administrators.
As we join together preparing for our next 100 years, we will continue the legacy begun in Miner Hall on the campus of Howard University and continue this fantastic legacy of “service to all mankind” in the Mid-Western Region.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is not responsible for the design and content of these web pages. They are the responsibility of the Mid-Western Region who hosts and maintains this website. Site updated January 4, 2013