Dr. Shawn E. Simmons, Featured Speaker for the Celebration, addressing the audience.
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The Xi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) hosted a New Member Celebration on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Hilton Americas-Houston, where forty-seven (47) professional women were introduced to nearly 800 Houston community members, family, and friends. Very special guests in attendance included Dr. Mattelia B. Grays, AKA 18th International President, Ms. Faye B. Bryant, AKA 21st International President, Dr. Polly Sparks-Turner, 20th AKA South Central Regional Director, and Mrs. Gwendolyn Brinkley, 23rd AKA South Central Regional Director. Several AKA Houston Metropolitan Area Chapter Presidents and Leadership also attended the celebration, along with several elected officials, including the Honorable Angela Graves-Harrington, Judge, Harris County 246th Family District Court and the Honorable Toria J. Finch, Judge, Harris County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 9, who are both members of Xi Alpha Omega. Former Xi Alpha Omega Chapter President, Ms. Pamela McGee, served as Chairman of the New Member Celebration Luncheon Committee.