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Our History

On August 25, 1979, the Magnificent Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered.

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Front Row: J. Leslie Cosby, Catherine Mickle, Regional Director: Deloris H. Oliver, Thelma J.

Mosley, Claronelle Griffin, Geraldine Miller, Yvonne Rawls

Middle Row: Lois Harrison, Audrey Johnson, Glenda Warren, Nancy Hill, Betty Abbott, Christine

Harper, LaKay Banks, Bettye Jennings

Back Row: Audrey Franklin, Marie Herring, Ira Jean James, Gloria Simmons, Evelyn Mickle, Angela


*Joyce L. Cosby added on the right.

The chartering members are:

Thelma J. Mosley, President

Bettye Jennings

Betty Abbott

Audrey Johnson

LaKay Banks

Catherine Mickle

Joyce L. Cosby

Evelyn Mickle

Audrey Franklin

Geraldine Miller

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Claronelle Griffin

J. Leslie Cosby

Christine Harper

Yvonne C. Rawls

Lois Harrison

Gloria Simmons

Marie Herring

Angela Terrell

Nancy Hill

Glenda Warren

Ira Jean James

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Service since 1979

Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha has become most well known in our community for our signature programs and fundraisers. Among our many successful local initiatives, our Pink Goes Red for Heart Health, our Seasonal Wraps give-away, and our longest running initiative the annual Pink Dress Luncheon for breast cancer education have made particularly positive impacts in the Gainesville community.



The Mu Upsilon Omega chapter has made significant contributions to our local community as its members serve as leaders leaving lasting impact on our community. With over 75 members, the Ivy Vine of the Mu Upsilon Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. continues to grow stronger and its roots deepen as we strive for the betterment of all mankind.

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Executive Board

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Kimberly Green


Stephanie Seawright


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Kutonya Sowell


Meisha Wade

Meisha Wade


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LaTorria Mosely-Johnson

Corresponding Secretary

Bridget Lee

Bridget Lee

Graduate Advisor

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Kendrena Caffie


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Amelia Hall

Financial Secretary

Gwen Porter

Gwen Porter

Chapter Liasion

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Anterria Ellerbe


Diyonne McGraw

Diyonne McGraw

Membership Chair

Latalyia McKnight

Latalyia McKnight

Ivy Leaf Reporter

Geraldine McClellan

Geraldine McClellan


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Richardean Foster-Daniels

Membership Co-Chair

Ethel Campbell

Ethel Campbell


Helen Johnson-Ford

Helen Johnson-Ford

Assistant Chaplain

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