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.
2018 Soror of the Year: Georgette Sherman
Congratulations to Upsilon Alpha Omega’s 2018 Soror of the Year!
History with AKA Sorority, Inc. & the Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter
Initiated February 2, 1992 – Nu Lambda Omega Chapter in Atlanta, GA
Charter Member – January 29, 1994 – Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter
Which UAO events have you helped plan?
Through the years, I have been an integral part of many events. As 2nd Vice President in 2018, I am most proud of revitalizing our Reclamation Tea. It has become a UAO Signature event. As Fundraising Chairman, I also helped plan our 2018 Debutante Cotillion and 2018 Annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Best Committee Experience?
The best committee experience I had last year was working with two very meaningful committees that are changing the course of our sorority: Strategic Planning and Risk Management. With a quality focus, I have enjoyed taking part in assisting our chapter to be on track to be more successful in our endeavors. It was very satisfying to know that our work as change agents led our chapter to align with our international office by protecting our documents, artifacts and pathway to the future. We upheld accountability for the groundwork that made us more efficient and healthy as a chapter.
Best Leadership Experience?
My best leadership experience was working as Co-Chairman for our 2018 Metro Atlanta Founders’ Day. I led several sub-committees, comprised of sorority members from our chapter, as well as other Atlanta chapters. The fellowship while planning and executing intricate details was extremely fulfilling! We successfully hosted one of the largest Metro Atlanta Founders’ Day celebrations. Starting with the Friday night focus on Heart Health, we created awareness for our Pink Goes Red program, celebrated with a special Founders’ Day program on Saturday, then culminated the weekend with multiple Sunday worship services around metro Atlanta.
Best of the best?
My heart is full of love for my sorority and my chapter. I have been serving the community since I was a child, so it pleases me for our chapter to be able to make such a difference in the lives of the people in Gwinnett County! I am very proud that our chapter is one of the best chapters in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as our 2018 Soror of the Year! Fully embracing the ideals of Sisterhood, Service and Scholarship, I look forward to working as our 1st Vice President and Program Chairman. Leading our chapter in our international focus of Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service is indeed an honor!
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
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