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Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


As President of the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated, it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to our website!

Since the inception of the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter over 17 years ago, its members have dedicated themselves to providing supreme service to the community of Irmo. The Chapter has demonstrated its commitment to impacting lives through various community programs including the ASCEND Youth Enrichment Program for high school students, providing backpacks and school supplies for elementary school students, providing meals for families in need, and the renewal of the playground of a local elementary school.  In addition, Upsilon Omega Omega’s signature event “Emeralds of Excellence” Debutante / Scholarship Cotillion has afforded us the opportunity to award over $144,000 in scholarships to college bound young women and men.

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UOO Receives Community Garden Grant

peoplegardenAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., South Atlantic Regional Director Sharon Brown Harriott, and Executive Director Cynthia D.Howell have selected Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter to receive a Community Garden Grant in the amount of $10,000 to develop a community garden in Lexington County.

In many underserved neighborhoods, the residents, particularly people of color, have limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables or inviting playgrounds for children.  Therefore, in support of USDA’s “People’s Gardens” initiative, your chapter will collaborate with other local organizations in low-income communities to develop a sustainable community garden that will provide opportunities to cultivate nutritionally rich fruits and vegetables for the community.


Congratulations to Upsilon Omega Omega 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Upsilon Omega Omega awarded over $4000 in scholarship to local high school students to help further their educational opportunities.  Scholarships are funded through our fundraising efforts during the year.

  • Think HBCU Scholarship in the amount of $1908 awarded to Victoria Jabber, Irmo High School.




  • Upsilon Omega Omega Ivy Scholarship in the amount of $1000 awarded to Casey Reeder, Dutch Fork High School.




  • scholarshipUpsilon Omega Omega Pearl Scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to Louise Siebo, Lexington High School.




  • Upsilon Omega Omega Pearl Scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to Kayla Shine, Dutch Fork High School.




  • Upsilon Omega Omega Pearl Scholarship in the amount of $500 awarded to Kairah Lee, Dreher High School.





Emeralds of Excellence Awards $61,000 in Scholarships

thestateeoe16On May 16, 2016, the 2016 Emeralds of Excellence Scholarship Program and Debutante Cotillion awarded $61,000 in scholarships at its 10th biennal cotillion at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Twenty-four debutantes and eleven ladies-in-waiting were presented.





UOO Received First Place Awards at SARC

sarcawardsUpsilon Omega Omega received two first place awards at the 2016 South Atlantic Regional Conference:  Sonia Garcia Image Award accepted by Tiffany Douglas and Beverly McCullough received the Lucretia Peyton Stewart Guiding Torch Award.





ASCEND Students Attend Luncheon featuring Misti Copeland

Upsilon Omega Omega partnered with Ivy Heritage Foundation of Irmo to send ASCEND students to the Columbia City Ballet Luncheon featuring Misti Copeland on March 15th.





Cinderella Project

TheCinderellaProject_webOn Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Brookland Baptist Church, local teens combed through racks of gently used donated dresses to find the perfect one for prom at the 2014 Cinderella Project.  The Cinderella Project, organized by the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division, began in 2001. People across the state donate items for the boutique in their city, and girls are given the chance to pick out a dress and accessories for free just before prom each year. The Columbia boutique is co-sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter. Check out the article in The State newspaper.

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