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Alpha Kappa Alpha Returns to The College of William and Mary

The “Too Flyy” Nu Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated returns to the College of William and Mary this fall 2012. The Nu Chi Chapter is a part of the sorority’s Mid-Atlantic region. Women interested in joining the sorority must attend the mandatory Formal Rush meeting on Sunday, September 16th, 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Sadler Center Tidewater A room. An organization’s return to campus is an exciting time. Congratulations to all women participating.

From the chapter’s website:

The history of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s presence at the College of William and Mary started in the spring of 1979. Mitzi Keyes was initiated by the graduate chapter of Lambda Lambda Omega, and became the first undergraduate member at the College. In the spring of 1980, four new members – Delores Carrington, Vickie Lynn Frye, Melaina Hood and Gloria Lamb – were initiated under the same circumstances as Mitzi Keyes.

The eventual charter members of Nu Chi, Melaina Hood and Gloria Lamb, started an interest group of thirteen William and Mary women called Sugar N’ Spice. The purpose of this group was to bring enough women together under the principles of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s sisterhood in order to gain a charter for the organization at the College. The new members of Sugar N’ Spice were: Sharon Chapman, Maureen Churchill, Sharon Crumpton, Tracey Eddie, Sharon Horner, Virginia Lassiter, Ingrid McDonald, Michelle Taylor, Andrea Miles, Michelle Morrow, Angela Taylor, Deborah Vaughn and Cynthia Wallace.

On April 25, 1981, the efforts of their hard work were rewarded. The thirteen members of Sugar N’ Spice became official members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The members received a charter on May 1, 1981 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Richmond, Virginia. Evelyn Syphax, the 9th Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, named the chapter Nu Chi.

Welcome back sorors! We look forward to great things at your university and in your area! Alpha Kappa Alpha is taking over!


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