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Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter Wins Numerous Awards at Regional Conference

Racine Tucker-Hamilton | Published on 3/20/2023


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Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter Wins Numerous Awards at Regional Conference

Prince George’s County, Md.— Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter (PEO) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) receives six prestigious awards at the 92nd North Atlantic Regional Conference (NARC) held in Philadelphia, PA. on March 9-12, 2023.

The chapter won the following awards:

● Chapter of the Year Large Chapter award (3rd place): This award signifies that PEO was judged among the “best of the best” in Chapter Management, Programs of Service, Sisterly Relations, and Chapter Growth for a large chapter in the North Atlantic Region.

● Spotlight: Public Relations award: PEO won this highly competitive award for effective and outstanding use of traditional and social media to spotlight Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

● Constance R. Pizarro P.R.O.M.I.S.E award: This award is for outstanding accomplishments in the following areas: P –Programs of service R –Retention of members (over 90%) O –Operations M –Mentoring chapter members I –Innovations in ‘going green’ S –Sisterly relations amongst chapter members and E –financial support of the AKA Educational Advancement Foundation.

● Mary Bentley LaMar Leading with a High Note award: PEO won this award for outstanding and creative efforts in incorporating music in meetings, events, and community programs.

● Erma W. Barron Making a Difference award: The focus of this award is political and social activism. PEO was recognized as the top chapter in the North Atlantic Region for our ongoing efforts to impact social issues relevant to the residents of the communities we serve.

● Advocate for Social Justice Impact award: PEO was recognized for exceptional efforts in voter education, voter registration, and getting out the vote.

“PEO’s award-winning tradition continues. Every year, for more than a decade PEO has been an award-winning chapter,” said Benita A. Swindell, PEO president. “These awards are highly competitive and confirm our stellar delivery of service to the communities of Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt and beyond while nurturing our beloved sisterhood.”

PEO also will celebrate its 16-year anniversary in April. The chapter was chartered as the 69th graduate chapter in AKA’s North Atlantic Region. It began with 27 members who were committed to a common goal of serving the cities of Laurel, Bowie, and Greenbelt, Md. PEO's membership has grown to over 600 active members.

 PHOTO CAPTION:  L to R: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® North Atlantic Regional Director Elicia Pegues Spearman, Esq., Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter President Benita A. Swindell, and former North Atlantic Regional Director Mary Bentley LaMar.

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