Iota Beta Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

P. O. Box 17452

Colorado Springs, CO 80935


Updated 08 August 2019


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Chapter History


IBO Charter Members 

On February 28, 1969, an interested group of Alpha Kappa Alpha women living in the Colorado Springs community, met for the purpose of establishing a graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

On November 14, 1970, after several months of planning and carrying out worthwhile activities, Iota Beta Omega was chartered. Jewel Freeman, Mid-Western Regional Director, presided over the ceremony held at the Broadmoor Hotel. After the chartering ceremony, Iota Beta Omega Chapter officers were elected.

Those elected as chapter officers were: Vivian Arnold, President, Virginia Dews, Vice-President, Johnnie Martin, Secretary, Emma Lee Phoenix, Assistant Secretary, Marilyn Thomas, Treasurer, and Sophie Willie, Ivy Leaf Reporter.

A Legacy of Sisterhood and Service

Charter Members - The Visionaries

Vivian A. Arnold*

Minnie Ray Hunter

W. Juanita Roberts

Raella Brown

Lillian Mallory

Doris Shannon

Wilma Campbell

Johnnie R. Martin*

Florence Simmons*

Virginia Dews*

Mattie Murray

Marilyn Thompson

Ecra Hill*

Emma Lee Phoenix*

Sophia Willie

Chapter Presidents - The Foundations of Leadership

Vivian A. Arnold*

Essie M. Bell*

Emma Lee Phoenix*

Lillian Mallory

Whaletha Cullins*

Portia Vaughn*

Mary Smith

Mildred Guy*

Stephanie Gant

Betty Chambers

Carolyn Williams

Regina Baker

Johnnie Martin*

Bessie Dowdell

Angela Stevens

Gloria Johnson

Danielle Summerville

SiMona L. Johnson        

Tammy Pritchett

 Pandora Osler

Sophie C. Sims

The 1972 Initiates - The Trailblazers

Athenia M. Bailey

Mildred Guy*

Carolyn Hunter

Whaleta Cullins*


Virginia Fields









* Denotes Ivies Beyond the Wall




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