I am honored to be a Charter member of Psi Nu Omega and serve as the chapter’s third President.
Psi Nu Omega was chartered on the campus of Washington State University on September 24, 2011, and I am grateful to serve in this capacity during our 10th Chapter Anniversary.
We are the only graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. located in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Our Chapter is comprised of members from Pullman, Spokane and Tri-Cities, Washington and Moscow, Idaho. We are a regional chapter providing services throughout cities where our members reside.
We are a small chapter with a big heart for service as is evidenced in that we provide services embracing all targets designated on our national agenda to include education about and donating to HBCU’s, programming encompassing college readiness, arts, women’s health and wellness, as well as economic and global impact.
We are extremely excited to see what the next ten years will bring as we continue to impact our communities through Service to All Mankind.
Dearest Soror Felicia,
Words can’t express the gratitude that the women of Psi Nu Omega have for you. Your love and care of each of us, both individually and collectively, will be sorely missed as you transition out of the Basileus role. This chapter was built on a dream and a dedication to see it come to fruition. This chapter, Soror Felicia, is the culmination of a wonderful heart, dedicated passion, and a fierce courage to make it happen.
Soror Felicia, each of us has a story of how your patience and kindness has positively impacted our lives. You have embodied the qualities of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. You have cultivated and encouraged high scholastic standards in the women of Kappa Sigma for nearly 30 years. You have demanded, of yourself and your Sorors, only the highest moral and ethical standards when representing our Pink & Green Sisterhood. You have promoted unity among us all by encouraging us to reach out to one another, in good times and bad. You have been a fierce and loyal sister and friend through life’s victories and defeats. You have encouraged all of us to serve our communities to better our own and those around us. You, ma’am, quite frankly, are a beacon of hope, love, and steadfastness that we all hope to emulate.
Soror Felicia, while this is not a goodbye, it is a heartfelt thank you from all of us of the Psi Nu Omega and Kappa Sigma chapters. You have left an indelible mark on all of the lives and families you have touched over the years. We salute you, as you transition to our Historian. We salute you for your years of service. We salute you for calling all us higher and demanding, by first setting the example, that we be gracious and kind. Your shoes, dearest Soror, will be hard to fill. We will strive, by merit and culture, to continue to make you proud of the chapter that you have built. Soror Felicia Gaskins, we salute you!
Respectfully and Lovingly,
The Sorors of Psi Nu Omega Graduate Chapter
Psi Nu Omega
Immediate Past President
Madam Basileus Felicia
Tenacity and Strength, she exudes
A wonderful presence is her prelude
A prelude to excellence
A prelude of class
She’s got style with a little bit of sass
She is adored and loved by all
We admire her strength in circumstances, for which we would fall
A graceful smile adorns her face
Beautiful spirt lights up the place
Yes, indeed this lady has good taste
She encourages us to be our finest
Her life exemplifies it, to that we all attest
Sincere and honest, faithful to the cause of making humanity whole
She’s a force to be reckoned with, the lady is bold
Bold with conviction, and a heart for sisterhood
A heart that’s truly good
A virtuous woman for which we all aspire
This lovely Woman of God we do admire
Written by: Soror Carrie Swafford-Bennett
The sorority’s official graduate Membership Intake Process (MIP) is by invitation only through one of our local graduate chapters and may not be solicited. Chapters host public events, such as forums, cultural presentations and social activities, which you are welcome to attend to become acquainted with sorority members and their community service activities in your area.
For more information regarding membership into AKA , you should visit www.aka1908.org.
Meetings are open to members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. Proof of membership is required and must be verified prior to entering the meeting. The business meeting are on the third Saturday of every month - September through June at 10:30am.starts at 10:00 a.m. excluding holidays and business attire is required unless noted.
Psi Nu Omega Chapter welcomes all members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® to reactivate with our chapter. We hope that you find your home with us in “Service to all Mankind.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CHAPTER MEMBERS!