Photo of Delta Epsilon Charter Members

Delta Epsilon Charter Members

On Saturday, December 1, 1962, Delta Epsilon was chartered at the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College. Fifteen young ladies were initiated. The initiation took place in the Green Lounge of the Charlotte Street Recreation Center. The Iota Omega chapter conducted the initiation ceremony and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Lucille Piggott of Greensboro, NC, assisted by Former Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Kay Frazier of Newport News, VA, conducted the chartering ceremony. Neighboring chapters, Delta Theta of Elizabeth City Teachers College, N.C; Gamma Delta Omega of Portsmouth, VA; Zeta Epsilon Omega of Suffolk, VA; Lambda Omega of Newport News, VA; Zeta Upsilon of St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA and Zeta Kappa Omega of Elizabeth City, NC, made the trip to Norfolk to partake in this joyous occasion. There were 122 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in all.

Charter Members

Minnie Artis
Sylvia Bailey
Florence Bishop
June Crews
Pearl Davis
Harriet Edmonds
Marion Goiens
Margaret Green
Mary Hill
Helen Lenyon
Blanche Neal
Clementine Pinner
Agatha Sams
Sandra Tazewell
Winnie Vann

Thelma Hayes was the first Graduate Advisor.

The first officers were:

President June Crews
Vice President Harriet Edmonds
Secretary Pearl Davis
Assistant Secretary Sandra Tazwell
Corresponding Secretary Agatha Sams
Treasurer Sylvia Bailey

Former Chapter Presidents

1962 - June Crews
1968 - Addie Marie Lenyon
1970 - Pat Wright
1980 - Debra McNeal
1981 - Romania Wilson
1982 - Ada G. Blaire
1983 - Patricia Bynum-Fuller
1984 - Felicia Drummomd
2001 - Kina Collins
2002 - Krystal Whitehead
2003 - Janelle Pitterson
2004 - Iniska Zenquis
2005 - Consuella North
2006 - Ebony Harold
2007 - Geneva Randolph
2008 - Jewel Logan
2009 - Garyn Clarke
2010 - Courtney Bell
2011 - Courtney Anderson
2012 - Ashley Fitzgerald Tennyson
2013 - Destiny Spence
2014 - Kynnecy A. Stubbs
2015 - Nishan Pressley

*Delta Epsilon Chapter was originally chartered in Detroit, Michigan and was active there from 1953-1962.

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