The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Upsilon Sigma Omega Chapter recently held its installation ceremony for 2021-2022 officers and presented its annual chapter awards.
Past president Selina Blue and past assistant secretary Patricia Henegan installed the officers when the chapter conducted its December virtual meeting.
Those installed were president, Shaquite Pegues, vice-president Brittany Jones, recording secretary Shakeia Townsend, assistant secretary & chaplain Dallas Fletcher, correspondence secretary Kandice Carter, treasurer Taheisha Ash, financial secretary Robyn Johnson, reporter Mahilda Douglas, historian & hostess Adrienne Hersey, and sergeant at arms Angela McCord. Adrienne Hersey was also appointed parliamentarian by the new chapter president.
Rosalyn Coleman, awards committee chairman presented the annual chapter award recipients.
Selina Blue was named Soror of the Year. This honor is awarded to an exemplary chapter member for her dedication to the chapter, community service/involvement, and leadership on various sorority initiatives.
Patricia Henegan was awarded the Service to Mankind Award. This award is presented to a member who goes beyond the normal call of volunteerism.
Brittany Jones and Shakeia Townsend were named Chairman/Officers of the Year. This award is presented to a member who has taken their position in the chapter to new heights and has exemplified outstanding leadership skills and accomplished exceptional results.
Shaquite Pegues was awarded the Reclaiming Ivy Award. This award is presented to a member who is responsible for reclaiming the most inactive members and bringing them back to active membership within the chapter.
Adrienne Hersey was awarded the Shining Pearl Award. This award is presented to a member who exemplifies sisterly compassion and love towards hers sisters and goes the extra mile in her community.
The Upsilon Sigma Omega Chapter was founded in Bennettsville on June 14, 1997 and continues to uphold the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind”.