BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The members of Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated 90 years of exemplary service in the Greater Birmingham area. The Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., received its charter on October 24, 1924, becoming the 15th Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the first graduate Chapter chartered in the South Eastern Region. The Chapter membership has included more than 250 professional women who are dedicated public servants and graduates of numerous accredited colleges throughout the United States.
At the anniversary luncheon, on October 18, 2014, at the Birmingham Crossplex, the members of Omicron Omega Chapter honored three community leaders for their leadership, service and commitment to the community, state and region. Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt of the City of Birmingham, State Representative House District 60, Juandalynn Givan and Cheryl Eldridge , Editor of The Birmingham Times. The honorees have been advocates for the community, committed to neighborhoods and worked collaboratively with all stakeholders to create a better Birmingham and the State of Alabama. “Each of the honorees have been trailblazers and served their communities with unwavering support”, stated Dr. Gwendolyn Tilghman, president of Omicron Omega. “I am so honored to be recognized by an organization that truly embodies the spirit of service,” said Councilor Hoyt. “It is always humbling when someone or in this case an organization pauses to recognize my work in the community. My efforts to better not only my community but also the entire City of Birmingham has simply been a labor of love for our wonderful citizens.”