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National History

Alpha Gamma Omega History

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter was chartered Saturday, October 1, 1927 by eleven members. It was the first alumnae chapter west of the Rockies and the largest west of the Mississippi. Today there are over 200 active members in the chapter.

 

Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter has the distinction of being the only chapter in Southern California to own a sorority house. The house, located in the Historic West Adams district of Los Angeles at 2615 Ellendale Place was purchased in 1960. The mortgage was paid in full in 1974. The house is maintained and operated by Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter and is used for chapter meetings and various community activities.

 

From the time of its chartering in 1927, Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter has been involved with community issues and activities. Some past and current projects include the Los Angeles Job Corps, United Negro College Fund, reading projects in local schools, annual health fairs, joint chapter activities, Africare, Los Angeles Marathon, Southeast Symphony and Midnight Mission.

 

The members of Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter with over 265,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are committed to high ethical standards and service to all mankind.

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AKA "Pink Goes Red" 2019.

Chapter Chartered in 1927 by 11 Sorors

Dr. Alice Garrott 

Coty Johnson

Edith Jones

Louise Kenner

 Leola Lewis

Nadia McCullough 

Ursula Murrell

Ruth M. Pearson

Dr. Vada Summerville

Neosha Tatum

Minnie Wickliffe

Former Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter Presidents

Ursula P. Murrell (1927-1932)*
(Charter member and 1st AGO president)​

2nd - Vada Watson Somerville (1933-1936)* 

3rd - Carolyn Johnson (1935-1938)*

4th - Edith Jones (1937-1938)*

5th - Eleanor Coleman Phillips (1939-1940)*

6th - Myrtle C. Robinson (1941-1942)*

7th - Naida Portia McCullough (1943 -1944)*

8th - Audrey B. Jones (1945-1946)*

9th - Martha B. Lois (1947-1948)*

10th - Lucille B. Bryant (1949-1950)*

11th - Zenobia Jolly (1951-1952)*

12th - Mary P. King (1953-1954)*

13th - Jessie McDaniel (1955 -1956)*

14th - Georgia Payton (1957-1958)*

15th - Vivian Strange (1959 -1960)*

16th - Alice Long (1961-1962)*

17th - Jacqueline Broussard (1963-1964)*

18th - Ethel Sue Bowdan (1965-1966)*

19th - Winifred Rhodes (1967-1968)*

20th - Grace B. Strauther (1969-1970)

21th - Helen Williams (1971-1972)*

22th - Grace E. Jones (1973-1974)*

* Deceased

23th - Charlene Carodine (1976-1977)*

24th - Yvonne Adams (1977-1978)

25th - Walta Smith (1979-1980)

26th - Ardell Jackson (1981-1982)

27th - Armenda Nelson (1983-1984)*

28th - Alma Vaughn (1985- 1986)

29th - Geraldine Washington (1987-1988)*

30th - Eldora Prentiss (1989-1990)

31th - Doris Fork (1991- 1992)

32th - Marjorie Giles (1993-1994)

33th - Antoinette Carter (1995-1996)

34th - Latricia Mitchell (1997- 1998)

35th - Betty L. Edwards (1999-2000)

36th - Bettye White (2001-2002)

37th - Barbara C. Lake (2003-2006)

38th - Kimberly Washington (2007-2008)

39th - Laureen Bryant-Kennebrew (2009-2010)

40th - Shelby D. Robinson Boagni (2011-2012)

41st -  Maria A. Dudley (2013-2014)

42nd - Edna Burems (2015-2016)

43rd - Susan Hall Comrie (2017-2018)

44th - Caprice J. Grigsby Smith (2019-2020)

Former Alpha Gamma Omega Far West Regional Directors

Naida Portia McCullough (1923 -1925)*
(Served as the 1stFar West Regional Director prior to AGO being chartered)

3rd - Edith A. Jones (1931-1936)*

4th - Ursula P. Murrell (1936-1938)*

5th - Essie McLendon Tucker (1938 - 1941)*

6th - Manila Smith Lee (1941-1946)*

7th - Audrey B. Jones (1946-1950)*

9th - Mary P. King (1956 - 1958)*

10th - Lucille B. Bryant (1958 - 1962)*

13th - Winifred C. Rhodes (1970 - 1974)*

15th - Charlene D. Carodine (1978 - 1982)*

20th - Grace B. Strauther (1996 - 2000)