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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA MOURNS THE LOSS OF MAYA ANGELOU
Chicago, Illinois – May 28, 2014 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority mourns the loss of beloved honorary member Maya Angelou. Speaking on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 265,000 members worldwide, the Sorority’s International President Carolyn House Stewart borrowed a title from one of her poems in hailing her as a “phenomenal woman.”
Declared Stewart, “As a poet, author, actress, advocate, humanitarian and dispenser of wisdom, Maya Angelou inspired and uplifted everyone she touched. In her words and deeds, she was fierce, courageous and bold. Most of all, at her core, she radiated love. This rare ability to give and receive love will ultimately be the legacy she leaves the world.”
President Stewart said that Maya Angelou was one of the Sorority’s most-heralded members. She was inducted into the Sorority on March 10, 1983 as an Honorary Member. During the ceremony, she was hailed as a distinguished woman whose works and contributions parallel AKA’s ideals of achievement and service. It is an ideal she maintained throughout her 86 years of life, said Stewart.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha extends condolences to the world community, which grieves the loss of this icon,” stated Stewart. “While we lament her passing, we join the world in celebrating her life, which will be forever etched in our minds and in our hearts.”
Message from the President, Roberta Haines
Welcome to Xi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where our members provide service within the Montgomery County, Maryland, community. Xi Sigma Omega, comprised of a group of dedicated and dynamic women, is one of 71 graduate chapters in the "Notable" North Atlantic Region.
The strength of our chapter is commitment to excellence as we implement the national program initiatives: Emerging Young Leaders, Health, Global Poverty, Economic Security, Social Justice and Human Rights, and Internal Leadership for External Service. We also have several signature programs such as Game Changers: Making a Difference Partnership with Sisters in Success and Dorothy Day. Xi Sigma Omega has received recognition for implementation of these programs.
As the 11th president of Xi Sigma Omega, I encourage you to visit our website frequently for program highlights, updates, and announcements of upcoming events.
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