BY PATRICIA JONES
The local members of Mu Sigma Omega and Kappa Chi Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will celebrate their 114th Founders’ Day in a virtual event on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. The speaker for the occasion is Dr. Tracey Morant Adams, chairman of the International Membership Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Virtual Founders’ Day is open to the public and can be access online: www.tuskegee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4MJZYw19T8KdLq0moCelTQ
Adams also serves as senior executive vice president and the chief community development and corporate social responsibility officer for Renasant Bank. As chief strategist for community relations and social responsibility, she is responsible for leading and directing the development of community programs and initiatives throughout Renasant’s corporate footprint to support economic and community development. Adams created The Nest for Women, an education program for female entrepreneurs to support the economic empowerment of women business owners through technical assistance and financial education.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on Jan. 15, 1908, by Ethel Hedgmon Lyle. Its theme, “service to all mankind,” is the foundation of all community activities. Five national targets are implemented locally by both chapters through Educational
Enrichment — HBCU for Life: A Call to Action, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building Your Economic Legacy, The Arts and Global Impact. These targets include many service projects in the Opelika, Auburn and the Lee County area. Community service awards will be presented to the area leaders.