Omega Iota Omega Chapter Scholarships for CMS Graduates
Omega Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. provides Academic and Legacy scholarships for 2021 Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools High School Graduates. Please use the following link to review criteria and submit online applications for Legacy and Academic Scholarships.
Mid-Atlantic Region #TargetTuesday Recognition for OIO’s Angelique Burris
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Mid-Atlantic Region recognized our very own Angelique Burris for #TargetTuesday for February. Angelique Burris (@angeliquebvoice & AngeliqueandMusicalExplosions.com) is a member of Omega Iota Omega Chapter in Charlotte, N.C., who is known throughout the Queen City for her smooth, sultry voice in several genres, including jazz, blues, soul, R&B, and gospel. She started in the church choir as a little girl and went on to major in music education at NCCU, where she was a member of the touring choir and soloist for the jazz ensemble.
Angelique is a school counselor with Gaston County Schools by day; but on nights and weekends, she leads her own band called Angelique and Musical Explosions. The band, which is in popular demand, performs at many noteworthy events in in the Southeast. Angelique sang at the 2019 State of the Union Address by Congresswoman Alma Adams, who is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
It’s easy to see why Angelique serves as program chair for Target 4: The Arts! in OIO chapter with #excellence! The Mid-Atlantic Region and Omega Iota Omega chapter are proud of Angelique’s contributions to Black music and wishes her much continued success.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Breast Cancer Awareness Impact Day is Monday October 7, 2019. Personal care means taking care of self and investing time in one’s health. Be sure to take time to get your mammogram as recommended by the American Cancer Society’s mammogram guidelines.
Celebrating 3 Years of Service on Aug 21, 2019!
Congratulations to all members of Omega Iota Omega Chapter for three years of service in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
OIO at the Capital
Omega Iota Omega members gathered and joined the divine nine historically black sororities and fraternities for the ‘Divine Nine Joint NC Legislative Day’ on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Building Better Money Habits
Working with the community to build better money habits Omega Iota Omega chapter held a financial literacy seminar on April 25, 2019. Representatives of Bank of America presented valuable information about improving credit, managing debt, budgeting and saving to 60 guests representing a cross section of ages within the community.
Who’s Who in OIO
Our very own Soror Anna Hood was honored at the Who’s Who in Black Charlotte event on April 22, 2019 at the Westin Charlotte as a trailblazer Living Legend! She was honored along with Charlotte football legend Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and award-winning news reporter Steve Crump. Congratulations Soror Hood!
SOLES4SOULS, Wearing Out Poverty
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is engaging in global partnerships that provide assistance to the underserved in international areas populated with people of color.
Omega Iota Omega members collected, brought and sent shoes to donate to Soles4Souls to support the sorority’s four-year goal of collecting 500,000 pairs of shoes!
Partnering for Global Impact
The Charlotte Graduate Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated gathered on April 6th to cut, iron, pin and sew in fellowship to prepare dresses for girls in Haiti for Global Impact Day. There were multiple locations through out the city supporting this event. Sixty volunteers created 62 beautiful dresses at the OIO location. Thanks to members of Rho Psi Omega and Alpha Lambda Omega for joining us to make this a special affair.
Celebrating our Jewels
Omega Iota Omega congratulates Madelyn Hunter for 50 years of service and Sherri Belfield for 25 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. They were recognized during the Jewels Luncheon at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on March 22.
Nicole Baldon, OIO Program Chair, presented the OIO Program Scholarship check to a deserving student on February 27, 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center during the CIAA Education Day.
The OIO Program Committee honored MLK International Day of Service with a joint Charlotte chapter celebration of MLK on January 19th with the MLK Parade and on January 21 at the Annual McCrorey YMCA Prayer Breakfast.
Honoring AKA Excellence
We proudly salute AKA Honorary Member and Basketball Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer, Head Coach of the Rutgers University Basketball Team. Stringer, became the sixth NCAA Division I basketball coach and the first African American to win 1,000 games in her coaching career on Nov 13th!
Supporting College Admissions
Omega Iota Omega members assisted 52 students with completing the online college application process on October 16th which aligns with the Sorority’s signature program, CAP (College Admission Process). OIO is striving to transform the community, one program, and one service project at a time.
It’s official!! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. raised over $1M in ONE DAY during our HBCU Community Impact Day on Sep 17, 2018!! These funds will be used to support HBCUs!!