ABOUT NU ZETA OMEGA
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is an international sorority, which includes a diversity of college educated women.
In 1978 an interest group was formed with Natalie Hart Merritt serving as the interest group president. Nu Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered on April 19, 1980. The ceremony was held at the Holiday Inn in Waldorf, Maryland. Officiators for the ceremony were Mrs. Nellie Gaylord, the North Atlantic Regional Director and assistant Mrs. Aletha Elps, Graduate Advisor from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mrs. Eva Chesley was elected as the first president of the newly chartered chapter. There were twenty –three chartered members.
Nu Zeta Omega Charter Members
Annie Barbour † , Elvira Barnes †, Eloise Broadneaux †, Annie Blount, Mary Burroughs †, Nellie G. Carter †, Eva S. Chesley, L. Theodora Estep, Mildred U. Green, Annie S. Garrett †, Beverly Hart, Natalie M. Hart, Sarah T. Kane †, Lannie Morehead, Mary J. Short, Josephine Spinks †, Agatha S. Swann, Ann E. Thompson †, Mary C. Wade † Catherine D. Webb, Lessie M. Wilson, Carmella Davis Watkins
Since the beginning, the program goals of the national organization of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have been deeply engrained in the heart and soul of the Nu Zeta Omega Chapter. Ever mindful of the high standards set at the National level, this Chapter has gained prominence and recognition throughout Southern Maryland and the North Atlantic Region.
In 2007 and 2003, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter was awarded “The Community Excellence Award” by the Achievement Initiative for Maryland’s Minority Students, Maryland State Department of Education. The Chapter has been recognized at least seven times during Regional Conventions as the “Outstanding Small Chapter” in the North Atlantic Region. A number of individual members have been recognized and received awards for outstanding service and accomplishments at the local, regional and national levels.
Nu Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has built and maintains an outstanding reputation. The Chapter continues to strive to be an educational, economic, cultural, and social asset to the citizens and communities of Southern Maryland.
Eva Chesley, 1980-1985
J. Cecelia Spinks, 1986-1989
Mary L. Wade, 1990-1993
Carmella Davis Watkins, 1994-1997
Amelia Turner, 1998-2001
Miriam Y. Matthews, 2002-2005 ; 2010-2013
Denise Barnes, 2006-2009; 2018 - present
Natalie Hart, 2014-2017
NU ZETA OMEGA's GOLDEN MEMBERS
NU ZETA OMEGA's SILVER MEMBERS
Nu Zeta Omega Officers & Chairmen 2018-2019
President - Denise Barnes, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1st Vice President - Phyllis Sanders, (email@example.com)
2nd Vice President - Andrea Henderson, (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Recording Secretary - Sydney Powell, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Secretary - Delores Walls
Financial Secretary - Brenda Chase, (email@example.com)
Assistant Financial Secretary - Deborah Taylor
Corresponding Secretary - Jacqueline Gray, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer - Zsa Zsa Brown, (email@example.com)
Hostess - Agnes Lilly, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sergeant At Arms - Lola Scott, (email@example.com)
Historian - Rochelle Savoy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ivy Leaf Reporter - VACANT, (email@example.com)
Parliamentarian - Amelia Turner, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chaplain - Carmella Watkins, (email@example.com)
Member-At-Large - Francine Dove-Hawkins
Connections - Amelia Turner, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technology - Sydney Powell, Benita Young, (email@example.com)
Scholarship - Wulanda Thenstead, (firstname.lastname@example.org)