The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Hinesville, celebrated a virtual 40th anniversary of their chapter, Saturday, Dec. 12. During the program, the chapter also established a $20,000 scholarship endowment with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) under the auspices of its Cultivated Pearls Foundation of Southeast Georgia. Cultivated Pearls SEGA is the Non-Profit, fundraising entity for the Nu Rho Omega Chapter with the purpose of supporting programs, projects and activities that inform, educate and strengthen communities throughout the Coastal Georgia region.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha EAF’s mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in life-long learning. With the establishment of the Cultivated Pearls Foundation of Southeast Georgia endowment, more scholarships can be offered as well as supportive programs for life-long learning.
The virtual celebration and recognition were held via Zoom and Facebook Live! for members and the public. The program featured celebratory messages by AKA South Atlantic Regional Director, Carolyn G. Randolph, her executive staff AKA Cluster VI Coordinator, Velice Cummings, and AKA EAF Cluster VI Advisor, Deborah Watson. State Representative Al Williams, Pastor Richard D. Hayes, President of the United Ministerial Alliance, Charter Members Shirley Osgood and Pastor Faye Terry and representation from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Genese Baker Lane. The guest speaker was the 1980 Charter Member, President Cardell Hunt who delivered a motivational message on perseverance and an engaging “walk down memory lane.” During the program, Regional Director Carolyn Randolph recognized the chapter for truly living up to the sorority motto of “service to all mankind.”
President of the chapter, Sharon Jackson-Wynn ended the program with thanks to the many guests for participating and attending this historical event in honor of Nu Rho Omega’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!