OUR STORY

Nu Lambda Omega Chapter, the largest chapter in the South Atlantic Region and the second-largest chapter in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered in Atlanta, Georgia on September 13, 1980. As the second chapter to be chartered in Atlanta, the chartering members are Narviar Barker, Jamilla Bell, Paulette Benson, Ora Bohannon, Gail Brown, Sheila Brown, Betty Burleson, Cassandra Bryant, Hattie Bryant, Ruthie Byrd, Betty Davis, Ruby Francis, Fannie Gilliam, Patricia Glenn, Lavonia Gould, Donne Griffin, Jacqueline Hall, Sandra Hall, Mamie Hampton, Wendi Harper, Lucille Haywood, Doloris Hill, Margaret Howell, Lorean Irons, Murrial Jarrett, Carol Johnson, Marva Lindsey, Lynn Luke, Beverly McGuire, Patty Mabra, Brenda Mann, Carole Midgett, Lucy Millines, Mildred Murray, Romelle Norrington, Melinda O’Neal, Iris Palmer, Cherlyn Parrish, Sheila Perkins, Jewell Player, Joan Polite, Cheryl Powell, Sandra Ross, Saundra Saunders, Janice Scott, Marva Simpson, Yvette Simpson, Velma Smith, Allie Terry, Linda Thomas, Pamela Threadgill, Marilyn Tyler, Donna Walton, Sheryl Warner, LaLura White, Gwendolyn Willis, Katherine Wright

 

The chapter’s chartering officers were: Fannie Gilliam, Basileus; Iris Palmer, Anti-Basileus; Ora Bohannon, Grammateus; Carol Johnson, Anti - Grammateus; Jamilla Bell, Epistoleus; Marva Simpson, Tamiouchos; Murrial Jarrett, Anti-Tamiouchos (currently Pecunious Grammateus); Lynn Luke, Hodegos; Allie Terry, Philacter; Betty Burleson, Historian; and Katherine Wright, Ivy Leaf Reporter.

 

The first year saw Nu Lambda Omega embrace several service projects and lay a foundation for future chapter programs. The projects conducted included:

  • WSB-TV Health Fair Hotline

  • Children's Arts Festival in Alpha Kappa Alpha

  • Fulton County Emergency Food Bank

  • SCLC Women-Christmas party for senior citizens

  • Family Day Activity-Atlanta Dogwood Festival

  • First Founders’ Day Celebration with our undergraduate chapter Mu Pi and Gamma Gamma

  • System 7 Project Enrichment Service Program for children at Traveler's Rest Baptist Church

  • Senior Girls Reception for Undergraduate Sorors to congratulate Mu Pi graduating seniors on the achievement and to encourage them through their transition from undergraduate to graduate membership

 

With the chapter’s initial baseline programs having been set, Nu Lambda Omega continues to move diligently in service and support of all international programs and work in the community to make a significant impact.  Over the years, Nu Lambda Omega launched many programs and received several achievements.  Highlighted below are a few: 

  • System 7- Missing and Murdered Children's Project;

  • SCLC Christmas Party for Senior Citizens;

  • Funded Women's Production Project in the Republic of Zambia, Africa;

  • Achieved Four Rocket status with the Educational Advancement Foundation;

  • Partnered in Mathematics and Science (PIMS) tutoring sessions with high school students for; the Georgia graduation exam;

  • Winner of the regional and national Daimler Chrysler ON-TRACK awards;

  • Nu Lambda Omega’s Connection committee received the Georgia Congressional Honor;

  • Fulfillment of the Iris Palmer Endowment of $25,000 to Clark Atlanta University;

  • 1st Place Award and a total of $10,000.00 received for the best national Emerging Young Leaders Program;

  • Donated over 500 backpacks via the 1 million backpack initiative; and

  • Donated over 1,000 pillowcase dresses to the Little Dresses for Africa initiative.

 

 

Nu Lambda Omega has leveled up in Exemplifying Excellence through Sustainable Service by:

  • Volunteering over 500 hours and assisting over 1,160 students via the #CAP Signature program initiative;

  • Donating on $30,000 to the Target I: HBCU for Life and EAF efforts;

  • Assisting/informing over 1,500 women of various healthcare efforts via the Target II Women’s Healthcare & Wellness initiative;

  • Assisted/informed over 1,000 community members and highlighted over 50 black businesses via the Target III – Building your Economic Legacy initiative;

  • Worked with over 100 students and partnered with D. M. Therrell High School to execute the Target IV – Arts initiatives; and

  • Donates 305 eyeglasses, 402 pairs of shoes, 630 pillowcase dresses, and 67 pillowcase shirts and assisted 413 refugees via the Target V – Global Impact initiative.

 

As we prepared to celebrate 40 years of sisterhood, Nu Lambda Omega continues to build on the foundation laid by its former chapter Basilei of Sorors Iris Palmer, Gloria Strong, Carol J. Davis, Mary Lynn Watkins, Regina Crothers, Markita J. Grant, Jean D. Hickman, Cynthia R. Parks, and Dawn B. Griffin.  Today, under the leadership of Soror Valencia W. Bean, the chapter has more than 680 members and has donated over $1,500,000 dollars to the community through its 501 © (3), Pearls of Purpose Foundation.  Nu Lambda Omega remains a vision in time, committed to sisterhood and service to all mankind.

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