About Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter

Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter, 2017. Brenda Vasser, Basileus

Ida L. Jackson brought the presence of Alpha Kappa Alpha to the American West Coast in 1921, chartering Rho Chapter at the University of California Berkley. On August 1, 1933, Beta Theta Chapter was chartered in Seattle, Washington at the Tacoma, Washington home of Sadie McIver. Beta Theta consisted of both undergraduate and graduate members.

By 1948, there were enough members in Beta Theta Chapter to form a second chapter, which would be named Delta Upsilon Omega – the first graduate chapter in Washington State.

Delta Upsilon Omega’s charter members are:

Ruth Marie Brown, Ruth Beck Davis, Geraldine Coston,
Georgia Gill, Theresa Hailey, Mildred McIver,
Merry Newton Cole, Helen Beck Stafford, Doris Wilson,
Elvie Watts, Irene Woods, Freddie Braxton, & Thelma DeWitty.

President:
Brenda Vasser

Vice President:
Jamila E. Taylor

Recording Secretary: 
Teeona Wilson

Assistant Recording Secretary: 
Namura Nkeze

Financial Secretary: 
Keita Lyles

Corresponding Secretary: 
Nina Jennings

Treasurer:
Jai-Anana Elliott

Public Relations Chairman: 
Monica Brown

Membership Chairman: 
Janice Clark

Parliamentarian: 
Phyllis Scott-Lowe

Hostess: 
Keysha Ross

Chaplain: 
Shirley Young

Graduate Advisor:
Leslie Lawson-Sims

Historian:
Thiia Robinson

Sergeant at Arms:
Sonya Sanders