On December 16, 1975, ten members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, met at the home of Eloise Turk. They were seeking to start a graduate chapter in Gadsden, Alabama. The members were: Thelma Alexander, Yvonne Beard, Mildred Donald, Beulah Harrell, Paulette Lipscomb, Alice Presley, Eloise Turk, Florence Weatherly, Doretha White, and Bertha Williams.
Next, Eloise Turk was elected to contact the National Office. The group kept in constant contact with Dr. Savannah Jones, 15th South Eastern Regional Director, and the National Office. On October 23, 1976, Lambda Eta Omega became a chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Savannah Jones presided at the chartering ceremony. Sorority members from surrounding areas attended. A reception with over 200 guests was held after the ceremony.
Thelma Alexander Deborah Allen Yvonne Beard
Mildred Donald Beulah Harrell Linda Hill
Charlena Hughes Barbara Jones Paulette Lipscomb
Alice Presley Evon Simmons Eloise Turk
Florence Weatherly Doretha White Bertha Williams.
FORMER CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
2015-2016 Michele Graham Bradford 1997-1998 Thelma Alexander
2013-2014 Hilda Burns Moody 1993-1996 Barbara Jones
2011-2012 Evelyn Yvette Latham 1991-1992 Michele Graham Bradford
2009-2010 Angela A. Jackson 1989-1990 Mildred Donald
2007-2008 Michele Graham Bradford 1987-1988 Shelia Doretha White
2005-2006 Nancy Ellis Mitchell 1985-1986 Linda Sue Hill
2003-2004 Nancy Ellis Mitchell 1983-1984 Beulah Essex Harrell
2001-2002 Deborah Hill 1979-1982 Alice Bruce Presley
1999-2000 Marynette Watson 1976-1978 Eloise O. Turk