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BETA UPSILON OMEGA CHAPTER
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY
MARCH 6, 1938

CHARTER MEMBERS

LUDYE ANDERSONELIZABETH LINDSAY
MABEL ATWOODCLARICE JONES MICHAELS
LOUELLA BUSHGRACE SULLIVAN MORTON
LAURA FIFEARLETTA McGOODWIN
WINIFRED GAYJEWEL MILLER RABB
CAROLYN GLOVERBESSIE RUSSELL
ANN JACKSON HEARTWELLCHARLOTTE WILSON

On Saturday evening, March 6, 1938, a new chapter in the history of Kentucky State Industrial College began. The event was the establishment of Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The first graduate greek letter organization on the campus.

The charter members represent some of the leading colleges and universities in the country, such as the University of Chicago, Columbia, Fisk, University of Illinois, Ithaca Conservatory, Iowa State, Kentucky State, Louisville Municipal, Ohio University, and West Virginia State.

Since its chartering, Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter has lived up to the expectations extended in the best wishes expressed the night of the chapterís chartering. The chapter has had an illustrious record of achievement and of caring, sharing, and serving the Frankfort community. Following are some of the chapterís community service projects:

  • Salvation Army Camp Fund
  • Senior Citizenís Center
  • Green Hill Cemetery Fund
  • Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
  • Tutoring Services
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Womenís Shelter Assistance
  • Readifest: Frankfortís K-12 Resource Assistance
  • Relay For Life
  • Step Out for Diabetes

In addition, the chapter has sponsored community workshops on Techniques for Working Women, Voter Registration, and Parliamentary Procedures.

PAST PRESIDENTS OF BETA UPSILON OMEGA CHAPTER
Ann Jackson Heartwell - 1938
Laura T. Fife Lovelace 1939 - 1940
Mabel C. Atwood 1945 - 1946
Catherine O. Vaughn 1947 - 1949
Catherine Nash 1950 - 1951
Charlotte Wilson 1952 - 1953
Pauline Gould 1954 - 1955
Cathyne Moody Russell 1955 - 1956
Dorothy G. Wilson 1957 - 1958
Susie Ruth Jones 1959 - 1960
Helen Cousins Exum 1960 - 1962
Winona L. Fletcher 1963 - 1965
Lee Charles Harris 1966 - 1968
Leola Madison Travis 1969 - 1974
Cornieth York Russell 1975 - 1976
Betty Gibson 1977 - 1978
Ramona Bearden Griffin 1979 - 1984
Joawana Bowles 1985 - 1986
Karen Johnson1987 - 1988
Ramona Bearden Griffin 1989 - 1992
Marianne Tichenor Hanley 1993 - 1997
Natalie Turner 1998 - 2001
Sheila Stuckey 2002 - 2003
Betty Gibson 2004 - 2007
Vada Shelton 2008 - 2011
Dionna McDonald 2012 - 2015
Jan Powe 2016 - Present


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