For graduate chapters within Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., one of the highest honors a member can receive is the title of Soror of the Year. This member, chosen by other members of her chapter, exemplifies what it means to be of service to all mankind and sisterly to all chapter members.

2016 Soror of the Year: Koi Fisher

Congratulations to Upsilon Alpha Omega’s 2016 Soror of the Year!

History with AKA Sorority, Inc. & the Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter

Initiated into the Epsilon Beta Chapter (Lafayette, LA) in the Spring of 1993 & Upsilon Alpha Omega chapter since the Reactivation Tea of 2013.

Which UAO events have you helped plan?

Green Tie Affair/ UAO Presents LaJazz/ Shoppes of UAO launch/ UAO 20th Celebration/ NAMI-Mental Health Awareness Week

Best Committee Experience?

By far, all of them! There was a long period of inactivity for me. Being involved in several committees afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow. As a committee member and in leadership roles, I have had the privilege of working with members who are multi-talented, fully committed and invested in the success of the chapter. Being a part of the whole has been amazing, empowering, and continues to reaffirm my commitment to the Sorority.

Best Leadership Experience?

Serving as Connection Chair. Three years ago I thought- I get to lead a committee tasked with bringing awareness to and advocating for human rights, civil rights, social justice, etc.-count me in! As is reality, the challenge of any and all in the arena is to engage and compel others to action, and that’s where the work starts. UAO’s Connection Committee was a phenomenon in action with an impressive history of innovative programs, signature events and service–Learn, Legislate & Lobby; Ballot Breakfast; General Election Day at Brookwood; NVRD Voter Registration; Viewpoint; and a living tribute series- A Walk In Her Pearls: UAO Pays Tribute to Civil Rights & Social Justice. My service as the Connection Chair came to a close in 2017, but the love, appreciation, and gratitude I have for Connection committee members and support from the chapter is boundless.

Best of the best?

Service to all mankind . That’s what I am, the members of the UAO Chapter, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are all about- and that’s the best of the best!

What’s next?

The Crown! Looking forward to celebrating as a Silver Star at the 2018 Boule. You will see me there with a crown and a big smile.

 Former Sorors of the Year

2015: Anika Doucette

2014: Pauline Hicks
2013: Adelma Stanford
2012: Nicola McIntyre
2011: LaKecia Gray
2010: A. Kenyatta Greer
2009: Madine Beeks

2008: Mary Matthews
2007: Bettina Durant
2006: Andria (Freemont) Daniels
2005: Nancy Warr-Bayonne
2004: Keesha Johnson
2003: CaSandra Smith

2002: Damita (Davis) Stanciel
2001: Janice McGruder
2000: Kathy Jackson
1999: Debbie Payton
1998: Cynthia Redd
1997: Angela Casey

1996: Beauty P. Baldwin
1995: Collette Johnson
1994: Geri Gonzalez