Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa

Chapter Timeline

Epsilon Epsilon Omega 

Exquisite, Exceptional, and Outstanding Since 1949

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

1949

Charter Members

1963

Chapter Picture  

1964

Installation of Chapter Officers 

1966

Fundraising Committee

1980

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. 

1985

51st Central Regional Conference 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.

1989

Chapter Picture 

1991

Reading is Fundamental Books and Health Fair at the Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club

1992

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. 

1994

Chapter Picture 

2003

69th Central Regional Conference

2004

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

2007

Sister Johnnie Carey Presenting at the 2007 Pink Panache Scholarship Ball

2008

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

2008

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

2009 

Health Fair in Danville, Illinois' Fair Oaks Housing Complex

2010

Volunteering at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank 

2014

Sister Nameka Bates is signing children up to receive backpacks at Champaign-Urbana Day.

2015

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. 

2016

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. 

2017

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

2018

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

2019

Our chapter 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. 

2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project at the Church of the Brethren. Members packaged foods for families in need, painted, cleaned, created craft activities for children, and provided service with smile wherever they were needed. 


2021

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.