Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa


"Sisterhood is a bond we share..."

Soror of the Year 2019

Shayla Maatuka

Chapter (school) year initiated in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

Phi Epsilon Omega Chapter, Harvey, Illinois – Champaign (2004)

Year joined Epsilon Epsilon Omega:



Current and past involvement in Epsilon Epsilon Omega and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (positions held, committee involvement, etc.):

I am currently the Ivy Leaf reporter, and Grammateus.


I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Speech Communication  and Business, and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Why did you become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and what do you enjoy most about the Sorority?

My mentors were AKAs, and I most enjoy the sisterhood and service.

What does being sisterly mean to you?

Helping Sorors when in needed, being a resource, checking in on Sorors

Other awards/honors in college/professional career:

Deans list,

Full ride to law school, 

Central Illinois business magazine's 2013 40 under 40 cohort

Leadership Illinois class of 2013

Other community organizations and service involvement:

I am a member of East Central Illinois Women Attorney Association, the Executive Club of Champaign County, I sit on the Visit Champaign County Board of Directors, I am a member of the Champaign County Bar Association,  and a volunteer with Leadership Illinois.


Thank you Soror Shayla for all the work that you do in support of the mission of our sorority!

Previous Sorors of the Year (click images to see more).

Desiree McMillion (2018)

Dionne Webster (2017)

Leola Davis (2016)

Tia Butler (2015)