Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrated its 61st South Atlantic Regional Conference April 2-6 in Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel and the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Nearly 4,000 members dressed in pink and green came from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to attend the event.
During the conference weekend, members addressed economic, health, social justice and human rights issues as well as contributed more than 25,000 in gift card collections for students aging out of the foster care system.
The following members from Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter received special recognition for 25 and 50 years of service in the sorority:
- Joyce A. Bell, 25 years
- Lesley Cooper, 25 years
- Deborah Figgs-Sanders, 25 years
- Loretta Gilstrap, 25 years
- Bessie Kirnes, 25 years
- Sandra Patterson, 25 years
- Pamela Jones, 25 years
- Ann Tellis, 25 years
- Lena Wilfalk, 25 years
- Sonia Cotton, 25 years
- Rev. Keturah Pittman, 50 years
- Deloris Whitehead, 50 years