Join UOO in supporting NAMI Walks 2017
Join our chapter in supporting an important cause. Our team, Upsilon Omega Omega, is participating in the 2017 NAMIWalks and we want to invite you to become a team member. We have committed to raising funds to help NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) provide more services for people living with mental health challenges. Our team fundraising goal is $500. With your help, I know that we can reach this goal! Click here to join our team.
2017 UOO Scholarship Application Now Open!
Attention eligible high school seniors: The Scholarship Application is now open; deadline to submit is April 15, 2017. To learn more information and requirements for each scholarship, click here.
UOO Welcomes New Members
We welcome eighteen extraordinary women into our illustrious sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter!
UOO Receives Community Garden Grant
Alpha 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.
- Upsilon 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
On 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.