Serving North Carolina and Virginia | Global Leadership Through Timeless Service
The Mid-Atlantic region is one of ten regions that collectively form Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; the nation's first black Greek letter sorority. This region covers the east coast states of NC and VA and has produced two international presidents, a second international vice-president, an international secretary, three international parliamentarians, two international treasurers, an Ivy Leaf editor-in-chief and a plethora of international committee representatives.
Since 1953, chapters within the region have been the ultimate stewards of community service within their local communities. From the oldest chapter in the region (Delta Omega, Petersburg, VA), to the newest chapter (Psi Sigma Omega, Johnston County, NC); the more than 6,000 women who make their home in this region continue to be supreme in service to all mankind.
Sorority Mourns the Passing of 16th International President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority mourns the loss of its 16th international president, Julia Brogdon Purnell, who passed on Oct. 21 in Michigan. She served as the sorority’s leader from 1962-1966. Speaking on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 260,000 members worldwide, International President Carolyn House Stewart, praised Purnell for
steadfast devotion to human rights and women’s rights, for being a stalwart
war on poverty, and for her particular focus on cultivating youth leaders.
“Julia Brogdon Purnell was the ultimate humanitarian,” stated Stewart. “Her
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