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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the only chapter located in the Land of Enchantment- New Mexico. 

Iota Xi Omega Chapter was conceived and nurtured by the vision of eight Sorors who came together on April 7, 1972 in the home of Jacquelyn Williams.  These eight Sorors became the charter members: Essie Abbott, Dolores Anderson, Genevieve Garcia, Katheryn Lawson, Edna McIver, Jacquelyn Williams, Laverne Williams, and Charlyn Wilson.  The Sorors were brought together through the initiation of Jacqueline Williams.  On May 27, 1972, the group submitted a formal application for chartering a chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
 
In the Fall of 1972 Iota Xi Omega application for chartering was approved by the 1972 Boule.  Immediate preparation started for a successful, memorable Chartering Day and “Coming Out” reception. On December  9, 1972, the ladies were officially charted as Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated began as vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. The sorority has grown into a union of thousands of college-trained women who are bound by a powerful mystique, a real moving factor in the lives of students in more than four hundred institutions of higher learning; it is one of the most solvent corporations in the world today.


As Alpha Kappa Alpha has grown, it has kept in balance two very important themes: the importance of the individual and strength of an organization of women of courage and ability. As the world became more complex, there was a need for associations which cut across racial, geographical, political, physical and social barriers.

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