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From the Oaks, Newsletter

Pretty Wednesday with Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

On January 8, 2024, the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  and the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., held a special “Pretty Wednesday” gathering on Kearny’s terrace in New Orleans, LA, at noon. The event aimed to spread love and unity within the community in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.

With a heartwarming intention to both fundraise for their chapters and strengthen community ties, the members distributed candy grams and roses to students and locals alike. Autumn Ross, a junior studying Biology, beautifully summarized the event’s essence, stating, “Celebrating the beauty of our campus community while uniting us all.”

Landon Johnson, a senior in Computer Science representing Kappa Alpha Psi, emphasized the significance of their gesture, noting, “With Valentine’s Day approaching, we donned our business casual attire to share roses with our community—a simple yet respectful act.” This act not only brought smiles but also reinforced values of respect, kindness, and togetherness.

The event showcased the chapters’ dedication to both academic excellence and community building. Through such initiatives, they aim to cultivate a supportive atmosphere where everyone can flourish.

About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc:

Founded on January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. stands as a beacon of empowerment and sisterhood for Black women across America. Originating from Howard University in Washington, D.C., the visionary Ethel Hedgeman Lyle laid the foundation with a vision of enriching college life through intellectual and social engagement. Since its incorporation in 1913, the sorority’s mission has evolved to address complex societal issues. Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting academic excellence, fostering unity among women, addressing challenges faced by girls and women, staying engaged in college communities, and serving humanity globally. Upholding the motto “Service to All Mankind,” with a membership exceeding 300,000 women spanning over 1000 chapters, the sorority continues to make an indelible impact internationally, nationally, and locally. For more information, visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc website. 

About Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international Greek-letter organization founded January 5, 1911, on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Under the motto “Training for Leadership in Every Field of Human Endeavor,” the fraternity has initiated over 250,000 members across 643 active undergraduate and alumni chapters throughout the United States since its inception, with international chapters in Abu Dhabi UAE, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Japan, US Virgin Islands, Nigeria, South Africa, the Grand Bahamas, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Bermuda. The Fraternity’s International Headquarters is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  For more information, visit the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  website.