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On September 21, 1985, Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) became the fourth graduate chapter chartered in the metro Atlanta Georgia area in the South Atlantic Region. It represents one of fifteen graduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha in metro Atlanta. Thirty alumnae Sorors were chartered into the new chapter.
Throughout its twenty eight years, the chapter has been under the leadership of eight presidents and has experienced remarkable growth with a current membership of approximately 400 women spanning intergenerational ages and careers. The infusion of new talent has expanded the capacity of the Chapter and influenced its mission with insight, creativity and innovation. First conceived as a vision to further Alpha Kappa Alpha’s impact throughout the Atlanta community, Pi Alpha Omega has lived up to this call and more. The chapter has established positive collaborative relationships and associations to carry out national and local programs and initiatives. The achievements were accomplished through service, fundraising, and philanthropic activities. These efforts brought local and national recognition to Pi Alpha Omega from civic organizations, state and local government, educational institutions, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Regional and Corporate offices. These successes have also solidified Pi Alpha Omega as a partner and an impactful entity in the community. Today, the chapter remains strong and focused in its commitment and dedication to the rich culture and legacy of AKA. The chapter’s desire to remain relevant and serve the community will always be a priority. As the women of Pi Alpha Omega continue their journey, they stand ready to accept the challenges to fulfil the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha “Service to all Mankind”.  To learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha’s history, visit our international website.
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Pi Alpha Omega was chartered September 21, 1985 and represents 1 of fifteen chapters in the metro Atlanta area. It has been under the leadership of eight presidents and boasts a membership of over 300 dynamic women spanning inter-generational ages. Pi Alpha Omega initiated award winning reading and tutorial programs at local elementary schools and funded two playground projects for local elementary schools. The chapter conducted mentoring programs for young men at local high schools, sponsored “going green” workshops to local high school students and participated in multiple voter education and registration drives in partnership with the NAACP. Pi Alpha Omega conducted workshops on the importance of participating in the 2010 Census and established the Ivy & Roses Community Fund (501C3) charity. The chapter provides financial assistance to both traditional and non-traditional students and has adopted two families in the Southwest Atlanta community, providing educational, financial, motivational and social support.






Charter Members

Past Presidents


Marilyn Arrington**

Cherlyn Mitchell

Jamila Bell

Elsie Morris**

Ora Bohannon*

Deborah J. Myles

Pat Budd

Carol Lewis Osborne**

Janice Christian*

Gloria Patterson

Mary Currie

Janet Payne

Mary Joyce Flournoy**

Lisa Piersaw Greenwell

​Margaret Gamble

Marjorie Smith

Bonnie Gillon

Margaret Beale Spencer

Bonnie Gissendanner**

Emma Jean Thomas**

Billie Greenwell

Althea Turk

Marilyn Vincent Holmes**

Charlotte Turk

Cathy Hope

Barbara Yarn

Margaret Crawford Howell

Renee Zeigler

Lucille Jackson

Muriel Zeigler


​​*Ivy Beyond the Wall, **Active Member



1985 - 1988: ​Ora Bohannon

1989 - 1990: Patricia Budd

1991 - 1994: Billie Hicks

1995 - 1998: Carol Osborne

1999 - 2002 : Patricianne Hurd

2003 - 2006: Jacqueline Baker

2007 - 2010: Melanie Bales

2011 - 2014: Marilyn Arrington