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 our philanthropic arm The Ivy Centennial Foundation, Inc., has awarded over $100,000 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!

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 Akilah Wallace
Vice President Shawn Grayson
Recording Secretary Karen Long
Assistant Recording Secretary Sherri Lee Lewis
Corresponding Secretary LaNee Brown
Treasurer Roberta Butler
Assistant Treasurer Angela Wright
Financial Secretary Caroline Brown
Assistant Financial Secretary Delone Ellick
Sergeant-at-Arms Deanette Brewer
Chaplain Stacy Thornton
Hostess LaWanda Morris
Parliamentarian Gail Atley
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 – Present
2019 MLO Chapter Photo

Goldens (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 Jamesella Dennis
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 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 Ivy Ewell-Eldridge
tiny_ivy Natasha Finister
tiny_ivy Lady Gray
tiny_ivy Shawn Grayson
tiny_ivy Andria Hancock-Crear
tiny_ivy Kimberly Hines
tiny_ivy Monique Hunter
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 Karen Robinson Ingram
tiny_ivy Sandra Rogers
tiny_ivy Judy Scates
tiny_ivy Carolawyn Smith
tiny_ivy Vera Stewart
tiny_ivy Kelcy Taylor
tiny_ivy Margaret Taylor
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


tiny_ivy Jameeka Aaron
tiny_ivy Ayanna Anis
tiny_ivy Jeshana Avent-Johnson
tiny_ivy Cheryl Bland
tiny_ivy Brittney Brewer
tiny_ivy Tosha Bright
tiny_ivy Lanée Burns
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 Nicole Dow
tiny_ivy Deneé Easy
tiny_ivy Fia’Apia Findley
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 Tammy Green Hinkle
tiny_ivy Buffany Hunter
tiny_ivy Carolyn Jackman
tiny_ivy Nicole Jean
tiny_ivy Jeshana N. Johnson
tiny_ivy Sevet Johnson
tiny_ivy Vallerie Jones
tiny_ivy Taylor Kay
tiny_ivy Michelle Kazadi
tiny_ivy Arcadia Le Vias
tiny_ivy Chelsea Lewis
tiny_ivy Adrienne Lombard
tiny_ivy Karen Long
tiny_ivy Devin Love
tiny_ivy Marcal Maye-Henderson
tiny_ivy Samatra Morris
tiny_ivy Chizoba Mosieri
tiny_ivy Gaylin Munford
tiny_ivy Mary Ann Opoku
tiny_ivy Constance Ray
tiny_ivy Nicole Clark Reed
tiny_ivy Gayle Robinson
tiny_ivy Janet Robinson
tiny_ivy Tiffany Saucer
tiny_ivy Bernice Shannon
tiny_ivy Allyson Sharp
tiny_ivy Tamika Smith
tiny_ivy Sheryl Taylor
tiny_ivy Tabitha Taylor-Lindheim
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