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Lambda Pi Omega HERstory

On September 10, 1977 twenty-five determined and diligent young women became charter members of Lambda Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated┬«.

This second Detroit Alumni chapter was established to fulfill the needs expressed by a growing number of women to function and develop their leadership potential through active participation and decision making.

The two women who were at the helm of the development of this new chapter were Jacqueline Billingslea (Newman) and Wanda Black. The leadership of the Regional Director, Madelyn H. Giddens invaluable in facilitating the charter of this new chapter.

Lambda Pi Omega defined for itself a three-fold purpose: 

1.     To promote and develop leadership qualities among its members.

2.     To foster sisterhood among its members.

3.     To develop and nurture those qualities supportive of service to all mankind.

It is with these purposes in the forefront that Lambda Pi Omega has functioned since its inception.

Charter Members:

Susan Anderson  

Jaqueline Billingslea  

Wanda Black   

Pacquinta Brooks   

Sandra Brown   

Daryl Carson  

Wilhemina Carson

Constance Carter

Constance Crook

Carolyn Cochran   

Patricia Coleman   

Sidney Greenlee

Debra Hines

Dorothy Hunter  

Queenesta Jackson 

Phyllis Jenkins 

Patricia Lee 

Marion McGhee

Cynthia Mosley   

Phyllis Rogers   

Dolores Sturdivant   

Carolyn Toussiant

Denise Whitted   

Jacqueline Williams   

Olivia Wright



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