Seated: Jacqueline (Wilson) Blount, Vivian Love Jones, Jeanne Buie (Holmes), Celestine Mickens (Campbell), North Atlantic Regional Director Esther G. Pollard*, Laura Mimms, Jeanette Briscoe, Brenda Burney (Whitaker) Standing: Marlene Gray (Watts), Annette Morgan*, Lorraine Roberts*, Linda Epps (Browne), Linda Kitrell (Waldemar), Katie Griffin (Gafford)*, Gwendolyn Glover Stephens, Patricia Davis, Loretta Jenkins*
Soror Barbara P. Battle
Several Alpha Kappa Alpha women met at the home of Lorraine Roberts. They were interested in fellowshipping, renewing the spirit of sisterhood and seeking the camaraderie of one another. Barbara P. Battle was named the first unofficial president. The group called themselves "The Alpha Kappa Alpha Women of the Mid-Hudson Valley." On Saturday, December 6, 1969, the 375th Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Iota Alpha Omega Chapter was chartered.