Greetings!

It is a privilege to welcome you to the digital home of Mu Lambda Omega Chapter (MLO), located in Culver City, California. We are honored that you have taken the time to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and our work in the community. Our membership is comprised of talented, intelligent and dedicated women who are committed to service to all mankind. With a strong sense of sisterhood and a willingness to serve, MLO is committed to Launching New Dimensions of Service via Alpha Kappa Alpha’s International Program Initiatives: Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact. Through these programs we continue to make a positive impact in the community.

Again, thank you for your interest in Mu Lambda Omega. Please visit our website often to stay abreast of MLO’s programs, activities and updates.

Sincerely,
Akilah Wallace
President, Mu Lambda Omega Chapter

Our Chapter Vision

The Mu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a premiere organization that has a strong presence in our community of Culver City/West Los Angeles California. We are dedicated to providing enriching educational programs, scholarships and advocacy for youth, family empowerment, health and environmental enrichment services. Together, We Engage, We Enrich and We Empower our community.

Our Chapter Mission Statement  

Mu Lambda Omega Chapter works through MOTIVATED women who LEAD efforts to create OPPORTUNITIES for personal growth, development and expansion within our communities.

windowAlpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by Black College women. The record of its origin, growth and development, activities, evolving goals and accomplishments is more than an interesting chronicle of a colorful bit of college-based Americana. It is, rather, a significant and inspiring reflection of the development of a minority group in a changing culture.

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America’s first Greek-letter organization established by and for Black women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, DC, where the idea for formation was conceived by Ethyl Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri. She viewed the Sorority as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates.

Through the years, however, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s functioning has become more complex. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the social and economic conditions in their city, state, nation and the world.

Today, that tradition has continued-internationally, nationally and locally. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards, promotes unity and friendship among college women, alleviates problems concerning girls and women, maintains a progressive interest in college life, and serves all mankind through over 290,000 college-trained members in 1,005 chapters.  Visit the International website to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

MLO chartering C

At the Chartering: Peggy Selma, Babara Monk, Hazel Bell, Kathy Neal, Rose Willis, Gloria Simpson, Pat Dobbs, Jackie White

On June 25, 1978, at the Marriot Hotel in Los Angeles, a group of 36 Sorority members stood together to form a new chapter, Mu Lambda Omega. We started the chartering process in February of 1978 and met in Barbara Williams’ home, who ultimately became our first president. In April, we became an official Interest Group and took the name “AKAs of West LA.” Over the years we have served the surrounding communities of West Los Angeles and are settled in Culver City, CA. The chartering members had initiation dates spanning almost 5 decades from 1927 to 1970, and represented graduate and undergraduate members from every region in the United States. The Mu Lambda Omega Chapter hosts a membership which includes a myriad of professions and talents. We are accountants, public health professionals, attorneys, businesswomen, health care administrators, educators, computer technology executives, counselors, entrepreneurs, magazine editors, film producers, engineers, scientists, professional volunteers and retirees.

Chartering committee 1978Our Chapter activities reflect this diversity and our strength is the ability to come together as part of the ever growing network of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to foster sisterhood among black women and impact the community through our commitment to service. Mu Lambda Omega sponsors annual fund-raisers to promote educational excellence through our scholarship program, participates in local, regional and national political awareness activities, and continues to promote the arts and sciences by providing human and financial resources. Our success is measured by our chapter’s receipt of Regional and National Awards. Mu Lambda Omega has been awarded the Mary P. King Award for best implementation of national programs by a chapter in our region on numerous occasions. Our Chapter also received a national Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Educational Advancement Foundation mini grant for our Mathematics and Science Literacy Program at LaSalle Elementary School, which was presented at the 1996 Baltimore, Maryland Boule. Most recently, in 2016 Mu Lambda Omega received the Regional Membership Award at the 87th Far Western Regional Conference for our outstanding member mentorship and leadership program.

Our future goals have been defined and Mu Lambda Omega Chapter looks ahead with excitement as we strive to meet the challenges of the 21st century. By preparing, supporting and creating opportunities for youth, we can help ensure that they will have the ability and resources to compete and succeed in this society.

Charter Members

Seated:  Jackie White, Martha Caldwell, Akilah Wallace (President), Yolonda Hamilton, Gloria Simpson.  Row 2:   Cassandra May, Joyce Slater, Ruby Cannon, Lora Stewart

Charter Members

Florence Atkinson Joy Atkinson
Hazel Bell Marva Bell
Cassandra Berry-May Martha Caldwell
Ruby Cannon Mary Christian
Jennifer Detwyler Patricia Dobbs-Jackson
Barbara Gamble Miriam Garner
Suzette Goddard Maxine Greene
Cheryl Guinn Yolanda Hamilton
Pamela Hughes Daryl Johnson
Martha Johnson Barbara Monk
Gretchen Morris Kathy Neal-Harris
Florine Patrick Valerie Ray
Peggy Selma Gloria Simpson
Joyce Slater Gloria Smith
Vickie Smith Lora Stewart
Jean Tynes Cheryl Ward
Katie Webb Jacqueline White
Barbara Williams Rose Willis
2017 Executive Board
President Akilah Wallace
Vice President Andria Hancock-Crear
Recording Secretary Pier Hunt
Assistant Recording Secretary Shawn Grayson
Corresponding Secretary Cheryl Gray
Treasurer Constance Ray
Assistant Treasurer Delone Dyer
Financial Secretary JeJuan Stoot
Assistant Financial Secretary LaWanda Morris
Sergeant-at-Arms Jade Hamilton
Chaplain Jeshana Avent-Johnson
Hostess Tiffany Saucer
Parliamentarian Gail Atley
Historian Jacqueline White
Ivy Leaf Reporter Carolawyn Smith
Member-at-Large Marcal Maye-Henderson

Seated L-R:  Velma Marshall, Rita Bernard-Harris, Akilah Wallace, Barbara Trotter (24th Far Western Regional Director), Nicole Clark Reed;  Row 2:  Adrienne Thompson, Gail Atley, Olivette Sasser, Annetta Lawrence

President Years In Office
Barbara Williams June 1978 – Dec. 1980
Martha Johnson Jan. 1981 – Dec. 1982
Velma Marshall Jan. 1983 – Dec. 1986
Wendi Chavis Jan. 1987 – Dec. 1990
Rita Bernard-Harris Jan. 1991 – Dec. 1992
Gail Wade Jan. 1993 – Dec. 1996
Dawn Bobbitt Jan. 1997 – Dec. 2000
Adrienne Thompson Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2002
Vivian Cannon Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2004
Gail Atley Feb. 2004 – Dec. 2006
Annetta Lawrence Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2010
Olivette Sasser Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2014
Nicole Clark-Reed Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016
Akilah Wallace Jan. 2017 – Present

Goldens (50+ Years)

tiny_ivy Rita Bernard Harris
tiny_ivy Janet Britt
tiny_ivy Martha Caldwell
tiny_ivy Ruby Cannon
tiny_ivy Helen Clemmons
tiny_ivy Jamesella Dennis
tiny_ivy Kathryn Edwards
tiny_ivy Velma Marshall
tiny_ivy Gloria Simpson
tiny_ivy Joyce Slater
tiny_ivy Lora Stewart
tiny_ivy Barbara Denson Trotter
tiny_ivy Katie Webb
tiny_ivy Jacqueline White

Silver Stars (25+ Years)

tiny_ivy Gail Atley
tiny_ivy Diane Ausbon
tiny_ivy Barbara Boyd
tiny_ivy Deanette Brewer
tiny_ivy Caroline Brown
tiny_ivy Lanee Brown
tiny_ivy Libby Brown
tiny_ivy Roberta Butler
tiny_ivy Adrienne Byers
tiny_ivy Alison Conard
tiny_ivy Syna Dennis
tiny_ivy Natasha Finister
tiny_ivy Lady Gray
tiny_ivy Shawn Grayson
tiny_ivy Yolonda Hamilton
tiny_ivy Karen Hammond
tiny_ivy Andria Hancock-Crear
tiny_ivy Kimberly Hines
tiny_ivy Pier Hunt
tiny_ivy Monique Hunter
tiny_ivy Alasea L. May Jackson
tiny_ivy Alison Kellman
tiny_ivy Annetta Lawrence
tiny_ivy Alicia LeNoir-Wilson
tiny_ivy Leigh Marrisett
tiny_ivy E. Laschell Miles
tiny_ivy Cassandra May
tiny_ivy Machel Morgan
tiny_ivy LaWanda Morris
tiny_ivy Clarice Nash
tiny_ivy Alison O’Quinn
tiny_ivy Gwen Ribbs
tiny_ivy Olivette Sasser
tiny_ivy Judy Scates
tiny_ivy Carolawyn Smith
tiny_ivy Kelcy Taylor
tiny_ivy Margaret Taylor
tiny_ivy Janyce Teasley
tiny_ivy Adrienne Thompson
tiny_ivy Vinnie Tucker
tiny_ivy Natalie Walters-Casey
tiny_ivy Denise Williams

Pearls (Less Than 25 Years)

tiny_ivy Jeshana Avent-Johnson
tiny_ivy Lanée Burns
tiny_ivy Sharon Brown
tiny_ivy Rita Cooper
tiny_ivy Monique Craig-Douglas
tiny_ivy Sandra Davidson
tiny_ivy Star Dixon
tiny_ivy Delone Dyer Ellick
tiny_ivy Cheryl Gray
tiny_ivy Allison Hackett
tiny_ivy Jade Hamilton
tiny_ivy Tammy Johnson
tiny_ivy Kasandra Kimberly
tiny_ivy Sherri Lee-Lewis
tiny_ivy Karen Long
tiny_ivy Marcal Maye-Henderson
tiny_ivy Constance Ray
tiny_ivy Nicole Clark Reed
tiny_ivy Janet Robinson
tiny_ivy Tiffany Saucer
tiny_ivy Bernice Shannon
tiny_ivy JeJuan Stoot
tiny_ivy Sheryl Taylor
tiny_ivy Tabitha Taylor-Lindheim
tiny_ivy Allison Trotter
tiny_ivy Akilah Wallace
tiny_ivy Eleanor Wallace
tiny_ivy Angela Wright
tiny_ivy Charmain Young

MLO Ivies Beyond the Wall

tiny_ivy Florence Atkinson
tiny_ivy Hazel Bell
tiny_ivy Lori Bell
tiny_ivy Jennifer Detwyler
tiny_ivy Miriam Garner
tiny_ivy Zoia Lee
tiny_ivy Florine Patrick
tiny_ivy Jean Tynes