Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter

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Epsilon Epsilon Omega 

Exquisite, Exceptional, and Outstanding Since 1949


Charter members

Seated (L-R): Bernice Brightwell, Regional Director Lucille Wilkins, Louise William Brown.   

Standing (L-R): Carrie Alice Pope, Marie Mack-Rivers, Mary Grace Thomas, Annetta Parmer Chavis, Marion Davis, Helen Hite, Clara Smith, Marguerite Johnson


Charter Members


Chapter Picture  


Installation of Chapter Officers 


Fundraising Committee


Newspaper Picture Caption:  The Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented three scholarships to area high school graduates at the chapter's annual salad bowl tea. Bernice Pope, left co-chairman of the scholarship committee, and Patricia Lewis, right, chapter president, presented the scholarships to Alice Elan, second from left, Central High graduate and daughter of Earnest and Ezell Elam who plans to attend Parkland College, and Daphne Taylor, Rantoul High School graduate and daughter of Herbert and Doris Taylor, who plans to attend Illinois State University. 


The 51st Central Regional Conference was held in Champaign, Illinois. The  Conference Chairman, Patricia McKinney Lewis is pictured in the front left row with the Central Regional Director, Mabel Evans Cason next to her. They are surrounded by conference chairman.


Chapter Picture 


Sister Patricia McKinney Lewis organized the Reading is Fundamental Books and Health Fair at the Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega hosted a Reading is Fundamental event at the Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club. Members pictured are Patricia McKinney Lewis, Hettie Collins, Linda Page, and Joanna Croskey. 


Chapter Picture 


69th Central Regional Conference


The Focused African-Americans with Class, Elegance, and Style/FAACES mentoring program for African- American female high school students created by Epsilon Epsilon Omega in 2001


Sister Johnnie Carey provided words of encouragement at the 2007 Pink Panache Scholarship Ball.


In 2008, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated its Centennial Anniversary, and Epsilon Epsilon Omega welcomed nine new sisters into the chapter. 


Members of Epsilon Epsilon Omega celebrated Alpha Kappa Alpha's Centennial in Washington, DC, the birth place of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega hosted a Health Fair in Danville, Illinois' Fair Oaks Housing Complex. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega members volunteered at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. 


Sister Nameka Bates and other Epsilon Epsilon Omega members signed children up to receive backpacks at Champaign-Urbana Day.


The 35th Anniversary Celebration of Epsilon Epsilon Omega's Reading is Fundamental project was held at the Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club. The celebration included a group discussion about the importance of reading, children listening to stories read by chapter members, cake for the children, and each child receiving a new book to take home.  The students also created a thank you banner for Macy's, who donated money for the books the students received. 


Champaign-Urbana and Danville ASCEND students received awards and scholarships at the end of the year celebration. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's ASCEND program was developed to focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. 


Angel Tree Project:  Chapter members purchased and wrapped Christmas gifts for families in our community. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega completed a Playground Mobilization Project at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois. Members collaborated with King School families, staff, and community members to plant a butterfly garden at the school. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega was acknowledged for achieving Educational Advancement Foundation/EAF Platinum status at the 85th Central Regional Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We raised over $1,750 to support scholarships and various educational projects. 


Epsilon Epsilon Omega members happily packaged food for families in need, painted, cleaned, created craft activities for children, and completed a variety of other tasks at the  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project at the Church of the Brethren. 


During the mandatory shelter in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our chapter held several virtual reading events and Black History challenges via Zoom to keep children and their families actively engaged at home. We mailed and delivered books and prizes to families within social distancing guidelines. 


Sister Reitumetse Mabokela led the fastest runners at the inaugural 5K Walk/Fun Run at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, Illinois on June 4, 2022.