Submitted by: Raeauna Bowen, President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Theta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, attended the 2014 South Central Regional Conference in Dallas, Texas. The organization greatly benefitted from this experience by being able to learn more about their sorority and network with other sorority members from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. This four-day event consisted of several educational workshop sessions. All the members of the SHSU Theta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter received a total of 12 academic awards. Eight were recognized for having higher than an overall 3.0 GPA, three, for an overall 3.5 GPA, and one member for having a perfect 4.0 semester average for 2013. According to Raeauna, “We were truly proud of our sisters, and our chapter as a whole for receiving the most undergraduate academic awards in the region!”
Members of the chapter also had the opportunity to speak with former National President, Faye B. Bryant of Houston, Texas, National Vice President, Shaliah Theory of New York, and South Central Regional Director, Chelle Luper Wilson of Dallas, Texas.
Raeauna also commented that attending the following educational sessions, "The Tassel Turn: Fitting Service to All Mankind into Your Life after Graduation" and "Know Your Net Worth,” provided insight on continued membership and service to the community long after graduation. She also learned how to capitalize on her own talents, as well as how the chapter and community can benefit from identifying the various talents that each of their members possess. It is important to identify these talents because it will help the chapter flourish and allow them to reach more students on campus and make a bigger impact in their community.
Overall, the Regional Conference not only provided an educational experience, but an opportunity for sorority sisters to connect and strengthen their ties in order to work together for a greater good and be of service to all mankind. Back