Greetings!

You are warmly welcomed to the digital home of Mu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®, located in Culver City, California. Since 1978, Mu Lambda Omega (MLO) has implemented award-winning programs that encourage and support our youth, as well as enhance the health and wellness of our community. Over the past 5 years MLO, in partnership with The Ivy Centennial Foundation, Inc., has awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Our membership is comprised of talented and dedicated women who care deeply about the issues affecting our community and are actively working to be a part of the solution. Through sisterhood and common purpose MLO is committed to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® program, Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service, with its five target areas established under our International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover.

We invite you to support our initiatives and work with us to make a positive impact in the community. Browse our website for more information and watch for updates about our innovative programs, events and activities. We look forward to a wonderful collaboration in service to all mankind!

Sincerely,

Andria Hancock-Crear

President, Mu Lambda Omega Chapter

Our Chapter Vision

The Mu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a premiere organization that has a strong presence in our community of Culver City/West Los Angeles California. We are dedicated to providing enriching educational programs, scholarships and advocacy for youth, economic empowerment, health and community enrichment services. Together, We Engage, We Enrich and We Empower our community.

Our Chapter Mission Statement  

Mu Lambda Omega Chapter works through MOTIVATED women who LEAD efforts to create OPPORTUNITIES for personal growth, development and expansion within our communities.

windowAlpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by Black College women. The record of its origin, growth and development, activities, evolving goals and accomplishments is more than an interesting chronicle of a colorful bit of college-based Americana. It is, rather, a significant and inspiring reflection of the development of a minority group in a changing culture.

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became America’s first Greek-letter organization established by and for Black women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, DC, where the idea for formation was conceived by Ethyl Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri. She viewed the Sorority as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates.

Through the years, however, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s functioning has become more complex. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel through which selected college-trained women improved the social and economic conditions in their city, state, nation and the world.

Today, that tradition has continued-internationally, nationally and locally. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards, promotes unity and friendship among college women, alleviates problems concerning girls and women, maintains a progressive interest in college life, and serves all mankind through over 300,000 college-trained members in 1,012 chapters.  Visit the International website to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

MLO chartering C

At the Chartering: Peggy Selma, Babara Monk, Hazel Bell, Kathy Neal, Rose Willis, Gloria Simpson, Pat Dobbs, Jackie White

On June 25, 1978, at the Marriot Hotel in Los Angeles, a group of 36 Sorority members stood together to form a new chapter, Mu Lambda Omega. We started the chartering process in February of 1978 and met in Barbara Williams’ home, who ultimately became our first president. In April, we became an official Interest Group and took the name “AKAs of West LA.” Over the years we have served the surrounding communities of West Los Angeles and are settled in Culver City, CA. The chartering members had initiation dates spanning almost 5 decades from 1927 to 1970, and represented graduate and undergraduate members from every region in the United States. The Mu Lambda Omega Chapter hosts a membership which includes a myriad of professions and talents. We are accountants, public health professionals, attorneys, businesswomen, health care administrators, educators, computer technology executives, counselors, entrepreneurs, magazine editors, film producers, engineers, scientists, professional volunteers and retirees.

Chartering committee 1978Our Chapter activities reflect this diversity and our strength is the ability to come together as part of the ever growing network of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated to foster sisterhood among black women and impact the community through our commitment to service. Mu Lambda Omega sponsors annual fund-raisers to promote educational excellence through our scholarship program, participates in local, regional and national political awareness activities, and continues to promote the arts and sciences by providing human and financial resources. Our success is measured by our chapter’s receipt of Regional and National Awards. Mu Lambda Omega has been awarded the Mary P. King Award for best implementation of national programs by a chapter in our region on numerous occasions. Our Chapter also received a national Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Educational Advancement Foundation mini grant for our Mathematics and Science Literacy Program at LaSalle Elementary School, which was presented at the 1996 Baltimore, Maryland Boule. Most recently, in 2016 Mu Lambda Omega received the Regional Membership Award at the 87th Far Western Regional Conference for our outstanding member mentorship and leadership program.  In 2018 at the 89th Far Western Regional Conference, Mu Lambda Omega received six awards for our excellent execution of the sorority’s  initiatives for Global Impact, Family Strengthening, ASCEND Youth Enrichment Program, the Barbara Denson Trotter Archives Awards as well as two individual awards: Andria Hancock-Crear, the Regional Directors Leadership Award; and Gail Atley, the Individual Arts and Crafts Award.  We are proud of the hard work of our committed and talented members.

Our future goals have been defined and Mu Lambda Omega Chapter looks ahead with excitement as we strive to meet the challenges of the 21st century. By preparing, supporting and creating opportunities for youth, we can help ensure that they will have the ability and resources to compete and succeed in this society.

Charter Members

Seated (L-R):  Yolanda Hamilton, Jackie White, Akilah Wallace (President), Ruby Cannon, and Lora Stewart

Charter Members

Florence Atkinson Joy Atkinson
Hazel Bell Marva Bell
Cassandra Berry-May Martha Caldwell
Ruby Cannon Mary Christian
Jennifer Detwyler Patricia Dobbs-Jackson
Barbara Gamble Miriam Garner
Suzette Goddard Maxine Greene
Cheryl Guinn Yolonda Hamilton
Pamela Hughes Daryl Johnson
Martha Johnson Barbara Monk
Gretchen Morris Kathy Neal-Harris
Florine Patrick Valerie Ray
Peggy Selma Gloria Simpson
Joyce Slater Gloria Smith
Vickie Smith Lora Stewart
Jean Tynes Cheryl Ward
Katie Webb Jacqueline White
Barbara Williams Rose Willis
2019 Executive Board
President Andria Hancock-Crear
Vice President Shawn Grayson
Recording Secretary Karen Long
Assistant Recording Secretary Sherri Lee Lewis
Corresponding Secretary Marcal Maye-Henderson
Treasurer Kelcy Taylor
Assistant Treasurer Angela Wright
Financial Secretary Caroline Brown
Assistant Financial Secretary Cheryl Bland
Sergeant-at-Arms Deanette Brewer
Chaplain Stacy Thornton
Hostess LaWanda Morris
Parliamentarian Syna Dennis
Historian Charmain Young
Ivy Leaf Reporter LaTosha Bright
Member-at-Large Rita Bernard Harris
Current and Past Presidents

Seated L-R:  Gail Atley, Rita Bernard-Harris, Adrienne Thompson, President Akilah Wallace, Nicole Clark Reed, and Velma Marshall

President Years In Office
Barbara Williams June 1978 – Dec. 1980
Martha Johnson Jan. 1981 – Dec. 1982
Velma Marshall Jan. 1983 – Dec. 1986
Wendi Chavis Jan. 1987 – Dec. 1990
Rita Bernard-Harris Jan. 1991 – Dec. 1992
Gail Wade Jan. 1993 – Dec. 1996
Dawn Bobbitt Jan. 1997 – Dec. 2000
Adrienne Thompson Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2002
Vivian Cannon Jan. 2003 – Feb. 2004
Gail Atley Feb. 2004 – Dec. 2006
Annetta Lawrence Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2010
Olivette Sasser Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2014
Nicole Clark-Reed Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2016
Akilah Wallace Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2020
Andria Hancock-Crear Jan. 2021 – Present
2019 MLO Chapter Photo

Pearl (65+ Years)

 

tiny_ivy Jamesella Dennis

Golden (50+ Years)

 

tiny_ivy Rita Bernard Harris

tiny_ivy Barbara Boyd

tiny_ivy Janet Britt

tiny_ivy Martha Caldwell

tiny_ivy Ruby Cannon

tiny_ivy Mary Christian

tiny_ivy Helen Clemmons

tiny_ivy Kathryn Edwards

tiny_ivy Yolonda Hamilton

tiny_ivy Annetta Lawrence

tiny_ivy Velma Marshall

tiny_ivy Cassandra May

tiny_ivy Gwen Ribbs

tiny_ivy Olivette Sasser

tiny_ivy Gloria Simpson

tiny_ivy Joyce Slater

tiny_ivy Lora Stewart

tiny_ivy Barbara Denson Trotter

tiny_ivy Katie Webb

tiny_ivy Jacqueline White

Silver Stars (25+ Years)

 

tiny_ivy Gail Atley

tiny_ivy Michelle Banks

tiny_ivy Deanette Brewer

tiny_ivy Helen Brewer

tiny_ivy Carla Brown

tiny_ivy Caroline Brown

tiny_ivy Lanee Brown

tiny_ivy Libby Brown

tiny_ivy Roberta Butler

tiny_ivy Adrienne Byers

tiny_ivy Kimberly Callegari-Gourrier

tiny_ivy Jacquelyn Calloway

tiny_ivy Eva Carpenter

tiny_ivy Alison Conard

tiny_ivy Monique Craig

tiny_ivy Syna Dennis

tiny_ivy Nicole Dow

tiny_ivy Ivy Ewell-Eldridge

tiny_ivy Natasha Finister

tiny_ivy Lady Gray

tiny_ivy Shawn Grayson

tiny_ivy Andria Hancock-Crear

tiny_ivy Brenda Hearn

tiny_ivy Redell Hearn

tiny_ivy Marcal Maye-Henderson

tiny_ivy Kimberly Hines

tiny_ivy Lynne Hobbs

tiny_ivy Monique Hunter

tiny_ivy Lola James

tiny_ivy Michelle Kazadi

tiny_ivy Kasandra Kimberly

tiny_ivy Alasea L. May Jackson

tiny_ivy Kery Jackson

tiny_ivy Alison Kellman

tiny_ivy Sherri Lee-Lewis

tiny_ivy Alicia LeNoir-Wilson

tiny_ivy Leigh Marrisett

tiny_ivy E. Laschell Miles

tiny_ivy Diane Wilson Moore

tiny_ivy Patricia Moore

tiny_ivy LaWanda Morris

tiny_ivy Clarice Nash

tiny_ivy Alison O’Quinn

tiny_ivy Nicole Clark Reed

tiny_ivy Karen Robinson Ingram

tiny_ivy Sandra Rogers

tiny_ivy Barbara Savage

tiny_ivy Judy Scates

tiny_ivy Bernice Shannon

tiny_ivy Carolawyn Smith

tiny_ivy Vera Stewart

tiny_ivy Kelcy Taylor

tiny_ivy Margaret Taylor

tiny_ivy Tabitha Taylor-Lindheim

tiny_ivy Janyce Teasley

tiny_ivy Adrienne Thompson

tiny_ivy Vinnie Tucker

tiny_ivy Patrice Udo

tiny_ivy Natalie Walters-Casey

tiny_ivy Denise Williams

tiny_ivy Charmain Young

Members

 

tiny_ivy Jameeka Aaron

tiny_ivy Ayanna Anis

tiny_ivy Jeshana Avent-Johnson

tiny_ivy Yvette Bentley

tiny_ivy Cheryl Bland

tiny_ivy Brittney Brewer

tiny_ivy Tosha Bright

tiny_ivy Lanée Burns

tiny_ivy Shakari Byerly

tiny_ivy Marissa Calhoun

tiny_ivy JeJuan Campbell

tiny_ivy Melissa Charles

tiny_ivy Keisha Cooley Trotter

tiny_ivy Alicia Coulter

tiny_ivy Cherise Marie Cryer

tiny_ivy Star Dixon

tiny_ivy Deneé Easy

tiny_ivy Fia’Apia Findley

tiny_ivy Tamika Fletcher

tiny_ivy Barbara Gilmore

tiny_ivy Nicole Gougis

tiny_ivy Cheryl Gray

tiny_ivy Kita Grayson

tiny_ivy Allison Hackett

tiny_ivy Jade Hamilton

tiny_ivy Sparkle Hickey

tiny_ivy Nia-Aries Hill

tiny_ivy Tammy Green Hinkle

tiny_ivy Buffany Hunter

tiny_ivy Carolyn Jackman

tiny_ivy Tonysha Jake

tiny_ivy Nicole Jean

tiny_ivy Jeshana N. Johnson

tiny_ivy Sevet Johnson

tiny_ivy Vallerie Jones

tiny_ivy Taylor Kay

tiny_ivy Arcadia Le Vias

tiny_ivy Chelsea Lewis

tiny_ivy Adrienne Lombard

tiny_ivy Karen Long

tiny_ivy Devin Love

tiny_ivy Naledi Makhene

tiny_ivy Lael Montgomery

tiny_ivy Samatra Morris

tiny_ivy Chizoba Mosieri

tiny_ivy Gaylin Munford

tiny_ivy Mary Ann Opoku

tiny_ivy Taylor Owens

tiny_ivy Mary Palmer

tiny_ivy Shaquinta Prince

tiny_ivy Constance Ray

tiny_ivy Nicole Richardson

tiny_ivy Gayle Robinson

tiny_ivy Janet Robinson

tiny_ivy Tiffany Saucer

tiny_ivy Allyson Sharp

tiny_ivy Tamika Smith

tiny_ivy Tonya Spencer

tiny_ivy Sheryl Taylor

tiny_ivy Wyvetta Taylor

tiny_ivy Stacy Thornton

tiny_ivy Bethany Tincher

tiny_ivy Allison Trotter

tiny_ivy Akilah Wallace

tiny_ivy Eleanor Wallace

tiny_ivy Brittany Wheeler

tiny_ivy Koral Wheeler

tiny_ivy Angela Wright

MLO Ivies Beyond the Wall

 

tiny_ivy Florence Atkinson

tiny_ivy Hazel Bell

tiny_ivy Lori Bell

tiny_ivy Jennifer Detwyler

tiny_ivy Delone Dyer Ellick

tiny_ivy Miriam Garner

tiny_ivy Pier Hunt

tiny_ivy Zoia Lee

tiny_ivy Florine Patrick

tiny_ivy Jean Tynes