Under the national administration of the Sorority's 9th International President Margaret Davis Bowen and 2nd South Central Regional Director, M. Viola Butler, the Beta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®was chartered on May 7, 1938 in Austin, Texas.
The 13 women credited with chartering the Beta Psi Omega chapter are: Alberta J. Armstead, Lillian Burwell Lewis, Mary E. Branch, Eva G. Lyons, Doris Collins, Henrietta Roberts Stevenson, Breta W. Grannum, Mable L. Robinson, Helen Hammond, Dora J. Taylor, Nannie Belle Jenkins, Connie R. Yerwood, and Mary Agnes Yerwood.
The Beta Psi Omega Chapter is poised and prepared to meet the needs of the Greater Austin area through education, health, social service, environmental, and globally impactful initiatives. The Chapter also provides personal and professional sororal guidance to its undergraduate chapters: Beta Kappa at Huston-Tillotson University, Delta Xi at The University of Texas at Austin, and Upsilon Alpha at Southwestern University.
We are proud of the those members of our Chapter who have served in our Sorority on the International Leadership level and in the South Central Region:
CONNIE YERWOOD CONNER*, 4th South Central Regional Director OLIVE DURDEN BROWN*, 6th South Central Regional Director JOYA HAYES, 26th South Central Regional Director, Former International Graduate Advisors Certification Committee Chairman & Former Southwest Central Texas Cluster Coordinator BETTY N. JAMES, 8th Executive Director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ROSHANA ADAMSON, International Risk Management Committee Member WELOZETTE DUFFIN, South Central Region Investigations Committee Member SUSAN JOHNSON, International Leadership Development Committee Co-Chairman, Former International Standards Committee Member, Former Educational Advancement Foundation Advisory Committee Member TASHA PHILPOT, Former International Standards Committee Member RAE-ANN SPEARS, Former International Buildings & Properties Committee Member JACQUELYN HAWKINS, Former International Graduate Task Force Committee Chairman & Former South Central Regional Scholarship Committee Member BRIGID ROBERSON, Former South Central Region Recording Secretary MARGERY MACKEY, Former South Central Region Leadership Committee Chairman
We are also proud of those members that serve our city, state, and country:
WILHELMINA DELCO, 1st African American elected to Public Office in Austin, 1st African American elected official at-large in Travis County, & Texas State Representative 1974 - 1995 MARY ELIZABETH BRANCH*, 11th President of Tillotson College, 1st Female & 2nd African American President of Tillotson College AZIE TAYLOR MORTON*, 36th United States Treasurer ONIE B. CONLEY*, Community Advocate ADA COLLINS ANDERSON, Community Advocate, 1st African American Professional at the Texas Employment Commission BERTHA SADDLER MEANS, Community Advocate, Lead the Way for Integration of many Austin Educational & Public Facilities, Founding Member of St. James Episcopal Church DAWNNA DUKES, Texas State Representative 1995 - 2018 DENISE DAVIS, 1st African American to Serve as House Parliamentarian & Special Counsel to the Texas House of Representatives
Our goal to be of “Service to All Mankind” is fulfilled locally, nationally, and internationally.
* Indicates Deceased Member
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