It all began with a concept that more residents of several more communities would be better served with the establishment of a third Graduate Chapter on Long Island.
This Graduate Chapter is named Sigma Psi Omega and was chartered June 23, 1990 in Hauppauge, NY under the leadership and direction of the former 26th North Atlantic Regional Director, Idell S. Pugh.*
The twenty seven Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority like-minded, visionary women for our charter members are: Gwenetta Batchelor, Sadie R. Boone, Pamela L. Boswell, Patricia Brown, Hughette N. Clarke, Naomi G. Clarke*, Miriam D.Couch, Karis Davis, Rachel Lee Davis, Jacqueline Fludd, Michelle Harris, Alber Joy Jones, Denise M. Lane, Carolyn W. Martin, Lorna Martin, Alicia McIlwain, Joelyn McIlwain, Gladys G. Merritt, Monica Miles, Constance L. Nichols*, E. Sacia Pandley, Dorcas J. Rogers*, Minnette Stevenson, Myrna F. Taylor*, Lizette Washington, Charlotte Wickliffe*, and Beverly Williams.* Deceased
The torch of leadership has been successfully passed to the dedicated, hard-working and capable hands of these former Chapter Presidents:
Throughout our thirty year old existence, our Chapter has partnered and collaborated with other local Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Chapters and numerous community groups as well as national organizations.