Honoring our Golden Soror, Mrs. Beverly Hopkins

Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter is proud to have many members who were initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® more than 50 years ago! We are grateful for their legacy and honored to have the opportunity to recognize our “Golden” members!

Beverly Hopkins

Q: When and where were you initiated?

A: Alpha Theta Chapter at Grambling State University on March 30, 1957.

Q: What made you want to join Alpha Kappa Alpha?

A: I grew up in Shreveport, LA and the AKAs were very strong in our community. I had friends who had sisters and aunts who were sorors; they were very polished and impressive, and I always liked the AKAs, so when I went to Grambling I continued to pursue AKA.

Q: What offices have you held as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha?

A: President, Vice-President, Membership Chairman, Hostess, Sergeant at Arms, Graduate Advisor (for Beta Theta, the Seattle city-wide Chapter), and Assistant Graduate Advisor (for Epsilon Tau at Xavier University).

Q: What is the fondest memory you have as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha?

A: One of my fondest memories, is when I won Miss Grambling State and was sponsored and supported by my chapter. It is really exciting to be crowned as a HBCU campus queen. My Graduate Advisor at Alpha Theta was the daughter of one of the founders of Grambling State. He was elderly and had not been seen in years, but my graduate advisor made it a point to have him at the coronation tea that was held in my honor. It was very special to me that a Grambling founder was there, and my graduate advisor made it happen.

Q: How do you see the Sorority progressing in the next decade?

A: As the sorority continues to grow, I would like to see us continue to focus on the principles our Founders set forth more than 110 years ago. Although we love to have fun, we must continue to keep the purpose of AKA top of mind and remember to be inclusive of all members.