​On September 21, 1985, Pi Alpha Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) Incorporation became the fourth graduate chapter chartered in the metro Atlanta Georgia area in the South Atlantic Region. It represents one of fifteen graduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha in metro Atlanta. Thirty alumnae Sorors were chartered into the new chapter. 


Throughout its twenty eight years, the chapter has been under the leadership of eight presidents and has experienced remarkable growth with a current membership of 170 plus women spanning inter-generational ages and careers. The infusion of new talent has expanded the capacity of the Chapter and influenced its mission with insight, creativity and innovation. First conceived as a vision to further Alpha Kappa Alpha’s impact throughout the Atlanta community, Pi Alpha Omega has lived up to this call and more. The chapter has established positive collaborative relationships and associations to carry out national and local programs and initiatives. The achievements were accomplished through service, fundraising, and philanthropic activities. These efforts brought local and national recognition to Pi Alpha Omega from civic organizations, state and local government, educational institutions, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Regional and Corporate offices. These successes have also solidified Pi Alpha Omega as a partner and an impactful entity in the community. Today, the chapter remains strong and focused in its commitment and dedication to the rich culture and legacy of AKA. The chapter’s desire to remain relevant and serve the community will always be a priority. As the women of Pi Alpha Omega continue their journey, they stand ready to accept the challenges to fulfill the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha “Service to all Mankind”.  To learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha’s history, visit our international website.


​DID YOU KNOW?

Pi Alpha Omega was chartered September 21, 1985 and represents 1 of 15 chapters in the metro Atlanta area. It has been under the leadership of eight presidents and boasts a membership of over 100 dynamic women spanning inter-generational ages. Pi Alpha Omega initiated award winning reading and tutorial programs at local elementary schools and funded two playground projects for local elementary schools. The chapter conducted mentoring programs for young men at local high schools, sponsored “going green” workshops to local high school students and participated in multiple voter education and registration drives in partnership with the NAACP. Pi Alpha Omega conducted workshops on the importance of participating in the 2010 Census and established the Ivy & Roses Community Fund (501C3) charity. The chapter provides financial assistance to both traditional and nontraditional students and has adopted 2 families in the Southwest Atlanta community, providing educational, financial, motivational and social support.

HISTORY

(FORMER) CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

1985 - 1988: ​Ora Bohannon
1989 - 1990: Patricia Budd
1991 - 1994: Billie Hicks
1995 - 1998: Carol Osborne
1999 - 2002 : Patricianne Hurd
2003 - 2006: Jacqueline BakeR
2007 - 2010: Melanie Bales
2011 - 2014: Marilyn Arrington

CHARTER MEMBERS

Marilyn Arrington**
Cherlyn Mitchell
Jamila Bell Elsie Morris**
Ora Bohannon* Deborah J. Myles
Pat Budd Carol Lewis Osborne**
Janice Christian Gloria Patterson
Mary Currie Janet Payne
Mary Joyce Flournoy**

Lisa Piersaw Greenwell
​Margaret Gamble

Marjorie Smith
Bonnie Gillon

Margaret Beale Spencer
Bonnie Gissendanner**

Emma Jean Thomas**
Billie Greenwell Althea Turk
Marilyn Vincent Holmes**

Charlotte Turk
Cathy Hope Barbara Yarn
Margaret Crawford Howell

Renee Zeigler
Lucille Jackson

Muriel Zeigler

​​*Ivy Beyond the Wall, 
**Active Member

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