Chapter History

Xi Nu Omega Chapter History

While attending a Founders’ Day Celebration in February 1980, five graduate sorors initiated in Delta Omicron Chapter at Northern Illinois University began discussing the forthcoming 20th anniversary of their undergraduate chapter’s chartering in DeKalb, Illinois. Work began to bring all Delta Omicron initiated sorors together again.  As plans were being formulated to celebrate Delta Omicron’s milestone event, it became apparent that Delta Omicron was no longer a functioning chapter and was in jeopardy of losing its charter.

The Delta Omicron Reactivation Committee was formed, and many Delta Omicron alumnae were reclaimed as financial members. Under the leadership of Soror Peggy Lewis LeCompte, 19th Central Regional Director, fifteen members of the Ivy Leaf Pledge Club became women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Omicron Chapter on March 28,1981. With the reactivation of Delta Omicron completed, the desire to charter a new graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was born. On July 9, 1982, Xi Nu Omega was chartered by Soror Peggy Lewis LeCompte, Central Regional Director.

 

Xii Nu Omega’s Charter Members are Patricia Berry, Carol J. Briggs, Joan Dameron Crisler, Carolyn Dean, **Loyce Mason Epps, Valerie Michele Everett, **Vanora Eyvette Grover, Patricia Ann Hill, Brenda Lynn Mills Hogan, Diana Hamilton James, Willa Young Jennings, Doris Powell Kyle, Adrienne Patricia Lofton, Phyllis McIntosh McCune, Carmelita Rivera, Claudia Brooks Russell, Audrey Renae Sanders, Carolyn Daise Schanette, Cathy G. Simms, Kathy L. Spencer, Gail Street-Coe, Velencia L. McCord Watkins, Kevena Turner Williams, and Belinda Brown Williamson.

**Ivy Beyond the Wall

Xi Nu Omega Chapter Former Presidents

1st President

Patricia A. Hill

1982 – 1983

1982-1983

2nd President

Susan M. Smith Ross

1984 – 1985

1984 - 1985

3rd President

Joan Dameron Crisler

1985 – 1986

1985 - 1986

4th President

Zerrie D. Campbell

1987 – 1988

1987 - 1988

5th President

Shelly L. Thompson

1989 – 1990

1989 - 1990

6th President

Cynthia D. Armster

1991 – 1992

1991 - 1992

7th President

Phyllis L. McCune

1993 – 1994

1993 - 1994

8th President

Gisele M. Casanova

1995 – 1996

1995 - 1996

9th President

Pamela Bates Porch

1997 – 1998

1997 - 1998

10th President

Carolyn D. Franklin

1999 – 2000

1999 - 2000

11th President

Janeen Turner

2001 – 2002

2001 - 2002

12th President

Nancy Banks

2003 – 2004

2003 - 2004

13th President

Eugenia Reese

2005 – 2006

2005 - 2006

14th President

Adrienne G. Upchurch

2007 – 2008

2007 - 2008

15th President

Michelle R. Willis

2009 – 2010

2009 - 2010

16th President

Latrice E. Eggleston Williams

2011 – 2012

2011 - 2012

17th President

Alenda Young Durr

2013 – 2014

2013 - 2014

18th President

Marcia R. Williams

2015 – 2016

2015 - 2016