On October 23, 1973, a group of Alpha Kappa Alpha women, residing in Pompano Beach, Florida, organized themselves under the leadership of Soror Mary Dean Alexander Kyle. With the help of Sorors Millicent Sworn, Katherine Evans and Mary Cooper, an interest group was chartered at the Harris Imperial House on Saturday, December 14, 1974. Also on this day, The City of Pompano Beach declared Kappa Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day in Pompano Beach. This was the first chapter chartered by Soror Norma Solomon White, newly elected South Atlantic Regional Director and eventual 25th Supreme Basileus.

Kappa Kappa Omega Charter Members (in Alpha order):

Soror Darlene Allen | Soror Sheila Bennett | Soror Shirley Browdy | Soror Diane Brown

Soror Tonya Collier * | Soror Mary Cooper | Soror Shirley Dancy | Soror Debra Duggins

Soror Kathryn Evans * | Soror Dolores Hadley * | Soror Gladis Johnson | Soror Mary Dean Alexander Kyle *

Soror Carolyn McDougal | Soror Cynthia Poitier | Soror Hattie Ruth Pompey * | Soror Deborah Roberts

Soror Millicent Sworn | Soror Betty Thigpen | Soror Kotelia Walker | Soror Judy Wilson *

* Deceased


First Officers of Kappa Kappa Omega

President – Mary Dean Alexander Kyle | Vice-President – Mary Cooper | Recording Secretary – Cynthia Perry

Assistant Recording Secretary – Kathryn Evans | Corresponding Secretary – Millicent Sworn | Treasurer – Kotelia Walker

Historian – Deborah Roberts | Hostess – Hattie Ruth Pompey | Ivy Leaf Reporter – Carolyn McDougal

Parliamentarian – Tonya Collier | Membership Chairperson – Shirley Browdy | Sergeant-at-Arms – Darlene Allen


Kappa Kappa Omega Lineage

“Nine Planets” – 1975

“Earth” – Bernice Bailey | “Saturn” – Minnie Campfield | “Mars” – Karen Kyle Crockett* | “Mercury” – Cassandra Davis

“Uranus” – Dorothy Davis | “Neptune” – Louise Dudley | Jupiter” – Carolyn Gainey | “Venus” – Shirley Lamar

“Pluto” – Nellie Poitier*

“The Excellerating Ivies” – 1976

Ida Bragdon | Gloria Daniels | Gail Droze | Nadine Hart

Catherine Lamar | Gloria Lang | Betty Moore | Patricia Randall Gwendolyn Roberts

“The Tu Lips” – 1977

Carlotta Blatch | Shirley M. Lamar

“The 22 Revelations” – 1981

Carolyn Cook* | Marianne Davis | Vernice Gibson | Sharon Goodwin

Clementine Grant | Patrice Hankerson | Latrecia Holloway | Berenda Haywood

Rethema Ivy | Janice Johnson | Sylvia Lewis | Doris Love

Brenda McCall | Eloise McCoy | Barbara McCutcheon | Angela Prince

Rosanna Quann* | Jeanette Robinson* | Opra Robinson | Iris Taylor

Ernestine Williams | Bessie Yopp*

“Rosebuds” – 1985

Linnell Baker | Cassandra Clayton* | Babette Davis | Sheila Gibson

Ernestine Hargrove | Patsy Mills* | Claudia Thomas | Davette Wright

“Pink Pizzazz” – 1987

Maude Adderly | Ivie Calloway | Shirley Davis | Taunya Dix

Beverly Duronsolet | Theresa Gordeen | Bettye Larkins | Geraldine Swain

Helen Walker

“Fantasy Five” – 1991

Robin Carey | Sabrina Colston | Bernadette Lewis | Dorothy Mathis

Leatrice Sullivan

“The Elegant Eleven” – 1994

Allison Brooks | Lisa Clark | Jonience Frazier | Jeanette James

Betty Jones | Ann Lee | Ruby Mosely* | Arquilla Perry

Constance Phillips | Bessie Showers | Andria Sullivan

“The Enchanted Ivies” – 1997

Carolyn Brooks | Maria Clark | Arnetta Davis | Ann Dismuke

Karen Garcia | Velma Gay | Beatrice Gibbons | LaTunya Gibbs

Michelle Green | Tia Haywood | LaNetta Henry | LaJill Holloway

Angela King | Bettye McDonald | Katie Moncrief | Gloria Myrick

Stephanie Permenter | Kimberly Robinson | Bresha Shaw | Betty Somerset

Dione Trawick | LaShawn Tukes

“Phenomenal Nine” – 2004

Karen Blake Smith | Mavis Brown | Wendy Gay | Shemetria Hughes-Sullivan

Tina Kelly | Ursula Mathis-Dennis | Yolanda McCoy | Te’Anka Pinder

Stacy Spates

“The 10 Pearl-fected Personas” – 2012

Tamyra Edwards | Gia Goodman | Shaakira Hardy | Rachelle Marion

Jemilla Montgomery | LaKisha Sanders | Karen Stokes-Dozier | Beverly Swann

Shamilia Thomas | LaToya Wright

“3 Dimensions of PEARLfection” – 2014

Andrea Black | Andrea Knowles | Porsha Session

“Kritically AKACLAIM” – 2016

Lillian Bentley | Vanessa Bruton | Shantelle Forman | Terri Kelly

Courtney Martin | Shawana Smith | Tawana Young

“P.S.A.L.M.S. 23” – 2019

Tawanna Allen | Nichole Anderson | Tovakesha Barber | Sophia Brown

Terri Burns-Davis | De’Chan Callaway | Chanteleina Chance | June M. Cole

Paula DeWitt | Letia Gale | LaQuetta Henry-Rogers | Atina Johnson

Merline Latortue | Denise Lundy Coates | Candice Odom | Kisa Permenter

Brittany Roberts | Jukila Robinson | Claudia Seymour | Teighlor Smith

Teresa Whigham | Charlene Williams-Jackson | Diedra Yard