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Laurel, MD– Psi Epsilon Omega’s history began with twenty-seven professionally diverse members who were committed to a common goal of chartering a chapter to service the cities of Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt, Maryland. The charter members are as follows:

  • Deatrice Besong
  • LeeAnn Calhoun
  • Joyce Crowder
  • Alicia Freeman-Campbell
  • Adrienne Watts Haggins
  • Deborah L. Hamilton-Diggs
  • Malynda VanPorter Hill
  • Kimberly Hughes
  • Shawn A. Jackson
  • Tonya Jackson
  • Marilyn K. Femi Manners
  • Kya Mathews
  • Maleika Anne Matthews-Nell
  • Wandra V. McKee
  • Sandranette Moses
  • Avise Watts Pollard
  • LaTario T. Powell-Brown
  • Natalie L. Stephenson 
  • Prima Roechelle Tatum
  • Jacqueline R. Lewis Taylor
  • Letitia F. Toomer
  • LaShaun Washington-Batts
  • Donna West
  • Michelle D. White
  • Ianthya D. Williams
  • Karen L. G. Williamson
  • Latrise Marie Workman

 On Sunday, April 29, 2007, Evelyn Sample-Oates, Centennial North Atlantic Regional Director, with the assistance of Barbara A. McKinzie, Centennial International President, chartered Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter as the 69th Graduate Chapter in the North Atlantic Region. The ceremony and chartering celebration luncheon was held at the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Maryland. It was attended by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., city, county, state and national dignitaries; fellow Greeks from other National Pan-Hellenic organizations, along with family and friends of the twenty-seven charter members of Psi Epsilon Omega. Major highlights of the chartering included the attendance of the Centennial International President, Barbara A. McKinzie, former North Atlantic Regional Directors, Erma Barron and Anne Mitchem Davis, and Honorary Member Muriel “Puff” Lyle Smith, granddaughter of Founder Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Psi Epsilon Omega was celebrated in song by soloist Sandra E. Collins, in dance by a quintet of members and in music by the Thomas G. Pullen Performing Arts Focus School Select Strings Chamber Orchestra. The first elected president of Psi Epsilon Omega was Michelle D. White.


Benita A. Swindell, President

Cassandra Jones, First Vice-President

Mona Crump-Sisco, Recording Secretary

Juli Rooks, Treasurer

Lena McMillan, Financial Secretary

Kyra Dolison, Corresponding Secretary

Natalie Stephenson, Historian

Shawn A. Jackson, Chaplain

Eunica Haynes and Kasandra Styles, Members-At-Large

Deborah Hamilton-Diggs, Second Vice-President
Tamecka Holloway, Assistant Recording Secretary

Margaret Rashid, Assistant Treasurer

Jamie Evans, Assistant Financial Secretary

Racine Tucker-Hamilton, Ivy Leaf Reporter

Corene Marsham, Hostess

Althea Stewart-Jones, Parliamentarian

Taunya Martin, Doorkeeper


The chapter has been aggressively implementing its programs of service in the communities of Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt, Maryland. Our recent programs include: the Heart Cafe', Stuff-A-Backpack School Supplies Drive, the Community Health Fair and many more. Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter puts a majority of her efforts into what Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. represents, to be of "Service to All Mankind".


Another highlight in our ongoing history is becoming one of nine graduate chapters that had independently decided to be a part of planning and implementing one of the biggest historical moments in the history of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. We were a host chapter for the 63rd Boule that was held in Washington, D.C. in 2008. We were excited and we were ready! Sorors, if you are in search of a chapter home within the Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt areas to love and support and that will love and support you, then join Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter. You can have an impact upon our continuing history, which is history in the making. Our theme for the memorable and historic event of our chartering was “Energized, Steadfast, and Purposed, While Serving All Mankind.”


Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter - Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service!


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