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Eta Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on February 6, 1960, in Greenville, Mississippi, through the stimulation of the Late Soror Leyser C. Holmes who served as the first Basileus of the chapter.


Other charter members included: Soror Vernice Bacon Soror Gloria Evans Soror Etta Crawford Soror Myrtle Gibson Soror Claudia Green Soror Yvonne Green Soror Yvonne Anita Jackson Soror Isabelle Lee Soror Rosa Levison, Soror Muzetta Jordan Soror Modestine Smith.

In carrying out the aims and objectives of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the chapter has worked diligently to interpret the program of the sorority to the community. Public support of programs and fund-raising projects has enabled the chapter to give scholarships annually to worthy high school seniors from local high schools; and to make regular contributions to civic and charitable projects of the community.

Eta Theta Omega Chapter currently (2018) has an active membership of 98 Sorors. Several are members with over 50 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


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  • Establishment of the IVY AKAdemy and ON-TRACK mentoring program at the Washington County Boys & Girls Club

  • Annual presentation of the Sepia Fashion Revue featuring the Vogue-Esquire Models of Chicago, IL

  • Annual presentation of the Leyser C. Holmes Scholarships awarded to deserving high school seniors from area high schools.

  • Annual recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a community service project – “A Day On, Not a Day Off”.

  • Annual participation in the local Dr. Martin Luther King ,Jr. Day parade.

  • Presentation of Miss Fashionetta® Pageant featuring area high school young ladies

  • Instrumental in the initiation and implementation of getting a local street named for the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Providing financial support to patients with sickle-cell anemia.

  • Contributing and support of health-related concerns: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Breast Cancer awareness, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Foundations, organ and bone marrow registry, AIDS awareness, Asthma  and Diabetes prevention, and others

  • Service to local nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, local headstart and needy families

  • Financial support to Historically Black Colleges & Universities and UNCF.

  • Supporters of the local Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Delta Symphony, Greenville Arts Council, MS Blues & Heritage Festival-MACE, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, WWISCAA, Greenville Renaissance Scholars, YMCA, and many, many other community charitable concerns and projects.

  • Implementation of the International Program targets and community impact days of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (aka1908.org).  



In 1968, the first time in the history of Greenville, the chapter hosted the 36th Annual South Eastern Regional Conference. Other conferences include:


  • 1980 – 48th South Eastern Regional Conference (with Iota Delta Omega, Mu Gamma, Theta Psi, and Theta Upsilon) – Tupelo, MS

  • 1995 – 63rd South Eastern Regional Conference (with Beta Delta Omega, Kappa Alpha Omega, Mu Xi Omega, Rho Lambda Omega, Zeta Delta Omega, Epsilon Pi, Gamma Omicron, Gamma Phi, Gamma Rho, Lambda Iota, and Mu Gamma)- Jackson, MS

  • 2010 – 78th South Eastern Regional Conference (with Beta Delta Omega, Kappa Alpha Omega, Mu Xi Omega, Rho Lambda Omega, Zeta Delta Omega, Epsilon Pi, Gamma Omicron, Gamma Phi, Gamma Rho, Lambda Iota, and Mu Gamma) – Jackson, MS

  • 2018 – South Eastern Regional Conference (with Beta Delta Omega, Kappa Alpha Omega, Mu Xi Omega, Rho Lambda Omega, Zeta Delta Omega, Epsilon Pi, Gamma Omicron, Gamma Phi, Gamma Rho, Lambda Iota, and Mu Gamma) – Jackson, MS

Eta Theta Omega Chapter aims to continue to work consistently with the community in fostering civic improvement, building goodwill, inspiring the fine cultural fellowship among its patrons, and being of service to mankind.


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*Only Surviving Charter Member

Vernice Bacon 
Etta Crawford
Gloria Evans *
Myrtle Gibson
Claudia Green
Yvonne Green
Leyser C. Holmes
Yvonne A. Jackson
Muzetta Jordan
Isabella Lee
Rosa L. Levison
Modestine Smith


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*Deceased

1960-1961
Leyser C. Holmes*

1962-1963
Modestine Smith*

1964-1965
Yvonne A. Jackson*

1966-1967
Rosa L. Levison*

1968-1969
Herticene Jones*

1970-1971
Doris Pearl

1972-1973
Shirley Washington

1974-1975
Leonia C. Dorsey

1976-1977
Yvonne A. Jackson*

1978-1979
Veronica Richardson

1980-1981
Yvonne A. Jackson*

1982-1983
Leonia C. Dorsey

1984-1985
Shirley Williams

1986-1987
Maxcine Chambers



1988-1989
Betty Coleman

1990-1991
Leonia C. Dorsey

1992-1993
Amelia Wicks

1994-1995
Anjohnette Gibbs

1996-1997
Beverly Courtney

1998-1999
Linette Perry

2000-2001
Beatrice Patterson

2002-2003
Beverly Courtney

2004-2005
Loretta Shannon

2006-2007
Leonia C Dorsey

2008-2009
Bettye Farmer

2010-2011
LaShonda Campbell

2012-2013
Stephanie F. Blanchett

2014-2015
Doris T. Strange

2016-2017 
Mary Hardy


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*Deceased

Leyser C. Holmes
Vernice Bacon*
Etta Crawford*
Gloria Bolton Evans
Myrtle Gibson*
Claudia Bush Green
Yvonne Green*
Yvonne Anita Jackson*
Isabella Lee*
Rosa Levison*
Muzetta Moore*
Modestine Smith*
Martha Bell
Leonia C. Dorsey
Stephanie F. Blanchett
Beverly F. Courtney
Easter Courtney
Dorothy J. Smith Nelson
Loretta M. Shannon
Juanita Turney*
Linette Perry
Doris T. Strange
Sheila Smith