Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of its members. Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter proudly boasts, on average, 80 college-trained women who uphold that commitment, vision and confidence -- personally and professionally -- to benefit families and communities in Greater New Haven. We applaud the following members for their recent accomplishments and awards.
The Connecticut Magazine inducted Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean into the Class of 2014, 40 Under 40. Her scholarly work on the political dynamics with regard to the American criminal justice system and voting-rights policy has garnered international attention. She’s been a political analyst, adviser and commentator for CNN, PBS, National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal, and serves as a senior justice advocate for the Soros Foundation. Brown-Dean has authored the soon-to-be-published Diversity in American Politics and Once Convicted, Forever Doomed, which examines the consequences of mass incarceration for local communities and neighborhoods.
Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor is the first African-American woman to be awarded tenure at the Yale University School of Nursing. Her career has focused on addressing health disparities in hypertension among African Americans. Her interest developed from research experiences early in her career and clinical practice. Her long-term goals are to develop nursing interventions to prevent and reduce gene-environment risks associated with hypertension.
The New Haven Clubs of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs named Jeffie Frazier, retired New Haven Public Schools Educator and Administrator, a Trailblazer for her outstanding work with children and the community.
Gateway Community College President Dr. Dorsey Kendrick and Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean were two of the 100 most influential African-Americans in the state. In December of 2013, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP Branches honored this elite group excelling in education, government, business and communications.
Under Sondi Jackson's leadership, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference has grown exponentially not only in the number of participants, but also the number of community organizers, volunteers, sponsorships, and media coverage. The conference is designed to be a fun and educational day of service for all ages. Speakers and workshop presenters provide information on a variety of topics to educate and enhance the experience.
Congratulations, Ladies! Stay tuned for more news about our members.