Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority represents Lander in Charleston, SC. The Lambda Lambda chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. not only represented themselves as a chapter in Charleston on August 25-26, but also Lander University. The occasion was the 2017 Undergraduate Roundup & Retreat for the Sorority’s South Atlantic and International Regions. The purpose of this retreat was to “praise and share the success, hard work, and steadfast service on matters impacting each undergraduate chapter, our sisterhood, and the campuses and communities each chapter serves,” according to the South Atlantic Regional Director, Sharon Brown Harriott.
The entire weekend was full of showcases, skits, workshops, and overall bonding with the other undergraduate chapters in the region who were also in attendence. Cierra Blair, the Lambda Lambda chapter President said, “My experience at the Undergraduate Roundup & Retreat was very heart-warming. I enjoyed all of the Sorors coming together and being able to socialize with one another.” She added, “I gained a lot of knowledgeable information to better my chapter and as my position as president.”
The chapter also donated books bags and school supplies to include in the sorority’s One Million Backpack initiative, which will be given to children around the country who are without for the school year.
Two members from Lander, Reyonia Whipple and Dallas Thompson were acknowledged for having the highest GPA averages in Lambda Lambda chapter for Spring 2017 semester during an award ceremony at the retreat.
“I believe that Roundup will better Alpha Kappa Alpha in a positive way because we will have to work together for a purpose.” continued by Cierra Blair, Lambda Lambda chapter President.