The spirit of AKA hovering over us and our little deeds and acts—smoothing here, covering there, broadening younger, and making us do our best to think, to act, up to the highest in us. It is a force bigger than we are, stronger than we are, and it compels us to climb to the heights where it dwells.

                                                                                          —Ethel Hedgeman Lyle


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.


International and Regional Contacts


President   Ottilie M. Woodruff

Vice President  Teena M. Jones

Recording Secretary  Alisa N. Officer

Assistant Recording Secretary  Janeen J. V. Greene

Financial Secretary Josephine Cross

Assistant Financial Secretary  Mary M. Hall

Corresponding Secretary  Denise V. Cobbs

Treasurer Edith M. Terrell

Parliamentarian Carmen L. Snell

Ivy Leaf Reporter Theresa E. Pope

Membership Chairman Tanya M. Staples

Assistant Membership Chairman  Mary M. Hall

Graduate Advisor  Yvonne B. Evans

Standards Chairman  Sharon M. Bradley

Hospitality Chairman Josephine Robbins & Kimberly L. McCarley

Protocol Chairman  Catherine M. Roberts

Chaplain Josephine Robbins

Sargent at Arms Marjorie J. Coleman

Historian Sharon R. Amos

Technology Chairman Lori L. Adams-Mabry

NPHC Rep Gerri Horton & Deanna Stevenson

Members at Large Elayne J. Foster & Michea Pope-Moss

EAF Captain  Lori L. Adams-Mabry

Connections Chairman  Barbara A. Miller Williams

Nomination Committee Chairman Lorie M. Perrin

Rituals Chairman Dawn E. Sanders-Garrett

Business Manager Yvonne B. Evans

Risk Management Twyla S. Hardy

Target I  Schurron Cowart / Edith M. Terrell 

Target II  Jocelyn V. Guthrie / Josephine Cross

Target III  Carmen L. Snell / Joyce A. Dorsey

Target IV  Gerri Horton / Lisa Baines Daniels

Target V   Gellenia N. Smallwood / Nancy Thompson

Sisterly Relations   Crystal Benton / Debbie White Stokes

Claude & Ouida Clapp Chairman  Juanita K. Hunter

Debutante 2020 Chairmen  Gina R. Mayo-Hawk

                                                    Gellenia N. Smallwood   

                                                    Crystal Benton        

                                                    Cydney Johnson          

                                                    Pamela Stephens-Jackson                                                                    Lorie M. Perrin

Chartered on June 25, 1944 by a group of young women returning home from college, the Gamma Phi Omega Chapter has been providing programs of service to the WNY community for over 58 years.  The purpose of this chapter shall be to retain and reactivate all Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members in the Buffalo area; to initiate those who are recommended and meet the requirements of membership; to promote unity and friendship among the members; to implement programs that benefit the community on a theme suitable to our national body in the areas of scholarship, heritage, and social interaction. Click below for Charter Members.



 Dawn Sanders-Garrett

 WNY Cluster Coordinator

 Great Lakes Region

 Geraldine Horton

 International Standards Committee

 Regional Standards Chairman

Glenda Baskin Glover

International President


Carrie J. Clark

Great Lakes Regional Director

Edith M. Terrell

Regional Protocol Committee

 Janeen J.V. Greene

Regional Protocol Committee

 Gina R. Mayo-Hawk

Regional I-Team Investigations Committee

Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, except in July and August at 10:00am.

802 Kenmore Avenue            Buffalo, New York