On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Psi Eta Omega Chapter presented scholarships to three Columbus area high school graduates during a virtual scholarship recognition program via Zoom. The president, Dr. Dorinda Gallant, gave an inspirational welcome to the scholarship recipients.
Dr. Gallant presented the Dr. Lynn C. Chaver Merit Scholarship to Juan Gomez, a graduate of South High School, who was also the Valedictorian of his graduating class. Ms. Cheryl Jones presented the Psi Eta Omega Memorial Scholarship to Maleah Coker, a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School. Maleah plans to use the scholarship to finish furnishing her dorm room and to assist with needed books and supplies. Ms. Jones presented the Psi Eta Omega Scholarship to Jaida Plair, a graduate of Pickerington Central High School. Jaida plans to use the scholarship for books and materials for college.
The closing remarks were given by Ms. Anitra Freeman, who wished the recipients much success in their college experience.
Psi Eta Omega Chapter’s Target IV: The Arts! hosted a virtual book discussion of Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Toni Morrison’s Sula on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. This was a continuation of a previous discussion held on February 18, 2021 in honor of Toni Morrison Day. Unpacking was the strategy we used as we discussed the themes reflected in the second half of the book. We were given a warm welcome by our President, Dr. Dorinda Gallant. The themes discussed were race, racism, love, sexuality, suffering, community identity, motherhood, and gender roles. The discussion was moderated by our very own Yenetta Bell-Harper, who is a former English teacher and whose passion for the written word was evident as she led the discussion. Fifteen chapter members and guests were in attendance and engaged in the discussion. As women, especially black women, having healthy conversations about us is so important for maintaining a strong mindset and positive attitude. The discussion of Toni Morrison’s Sula allowed exactly that.
Linen and Pearls Virtual All-White Party: May 8, 2021 3:30pm
Toni Morrison Day: A Virtual Book Discussion Part II - June 11, 2021 7:00pm
"GET UP... STAND UP!!! Against Bullying": April 10, 2021 10am
AKA Global Impact Day: April 9, 2021
Kool Kalm Kollected Yoga Event: March 27, 2021 6pm
College Admissions Process (CAP): March 16, 2021 7pm
Toni Morrison Day: A Virtual Book Discussion - February 18, 2021 7:00pm
Dr. Eva Lois Evans Leadership Institute - January 30, 2021
Harlem Renaissance Man: Jack Johnson, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7 PM, Online Event, Free Tickets
Koins for Kids - Virtual Donation Event: September 15 - October 31, 2020
"Wear A Mask: It's a Serious Matter!" Campaign: Week of October 19, 2020
8th Annual Sisterhood Luncheon: Black Lives Matter: Sisters in Solidarity - October 3, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Talk: October 5, 2020 7pm