In the Fall of 1966, a group of Alpha Kappa Alpha women met to make plans to initiate an Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the city of Hattiesburg, MS.
These women launched a membership drive and sorors from Hattiesburg, Laurel, Tylertown and Columbia affiliated. The group of high spirited members sponsored many community service, fundraising, and social activities and events involving the communities represented by the members of the group. For two years, the group functioned under the title of “Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority” in order to facilitate the chartering of a local chapter.
On November 9, 1968 the Theta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered. Sixteen members were involved in making the chartering ceremony most impressive, beautiful, and forever memorable. Those recognized as charter members of Theta Sigma Omega are: Nina Arrington, Christine Cook, Dessie Easterling, Maxine Harkless, Maude Hudson, Ermine Johnson, Georgia Johnson, Lou Allen Johnson, Linda John, Ruby Magee, Betty Moore, Patricia Perryman, Dora Prater, Josephine Scott, Ruby Wilson, and Juruthin Woullard.
President- Patricia Perryman
Vice President- Christine Cook
Secretary- Linda John
Corresponding Secretary- Dessie Easterling
Treasurer- Maude Hudson
Public Relations Officer- Nina Arrington
Chaplain- Betty Moore
In 1974, Theta Sigma Omega Chapter acted upon its vision to establish an undergraduate chapter on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. A year later that vision was realized as the Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 12,1975.
President– Sheila Varnado
Vice President- Samone Wilson
Secretary– Katie Miles
Assistant Secretary– Jessica Magee
Corresponding Secretary– Allison Lockett
Treasurer- Sarah Holloway
Assistant Treasurer- Cecilia Jones
Financial Secretary– Edna Carter
Assistant Financial Secretary- Marche’ Maye
Hostess– Sharekia McInnis
Door Keeper– Alicia Harris
Parliamentarian– Deborah Gambrell Chambers
Reporter– Gaqueta Alexander
Graduate Advisors– Adina Narcisse Green, Carissa Bryant, Emily Thompson
Historian– Debra Wallace
Chaplain– Rita Thomas
Sisterly Relations Chair– Jessica Cathey
Nominating Chair– Shamiraca Williams
Standards Chair- Jimmie Jones
Technology Chair- Samone Wilson