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.

2017 Soror of the Year: Leslie Plunkett

Congratulations to Upsilon Alpha Omega’s 2017 Soror of the Year!

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

Initiated June 11, 2006 – Phi Tau Omega Chapter in Hapeville, GA. I have been active and serving since initiation!

Which UAO events have you helped plan?

Community Networking Affair/National Voter Registration Day/Metro Atlanta Founders Day

Best Committee Experience?

I enjoy working with all of our committees! Being involved in multiple committees allows to see different facets of chapter operations. In most committees, I serve as a leader in strategy, operations and implementation. When I joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., I understood that there is a life-long commitment to service. I continue to hold-fast to that oath.

Best Leadership Experience?

I serve in multiple leadership roles but there are four leadership experiences that hold a special place in my heart. First, as one of Upsilon Alpha Omega’s Program Committee Co-Chairman, I play an integral in planning and execution of every service project we have completed under our International Programs of Service, Launching New Dimensions of Service. I have working knowledge of every event and I able to lead and serve in any capacity. Second, I have had the honor of working with our annual Metro Atlanta Founders’ Day celebration as Co-Chairman in 2012 and General Chairman in 2018. This annual luncheon provides Metro Atlanta Alpha Kappa Alpha members the opportunity to fellowship and celebrate with events centered on service and sisterhood. Third, as a member of the regional Georgia Connection Committee, I work annually to plan our AKA Day at the GA Capitol. This event focuses on voter engagement, advocacy and empowering the members of our communities to take A.C.T.I.O.N. on issues that affects our daily lives. Lastly, I am proud to serve within our Membership Committee as an Ivy Ambassadors. In this role, I serve as a resource to members of Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter by answering questions regarding chapter operations and service projects.

Best of the best?

Being able to make a positive impact on the lives of others! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., stands for service to all mankind! We are able to change the world, one life at a time!

What’s next?

Continuing to be a leader with a heart of service and sisterliness!

 Former Sorors of the Year

2016: Koi Fisher
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