AKAs back, 47 strong

The wait is over! Three long years and finally the “pretty” ladies of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. have added some new sisters to Grambling State University’s Alpha Theta chapter. 

“It feels good to bring a line of anxious smart ladies, ready to do the work of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.,” said Vice President and Membership Chairman Rachel Cartwright.  “Fall ’10 has been gone for three years now and it seems like time flew by. We have fresh faces who are about to run the yard and show out for mankind.”

Wednesday night, Grambling State University’s Men’s Gym was filled to capacity as everyone gathered to witness the beautiful AKAs unveil their new line. 

Bionca Gould, a junior criminal justice major from Pittsburgh, wanted to be a part of the oldest Greek-lettered organization in the Devine 9 since high school.  

Now, thanks to GSU, she and 46 others can fulfill their dreams and be a part of one bond, “The Pearl Harbor 47.” 

“As I was growing up, a lot of women at my church were Ks and I looked up to them. I wanted to be just like them,” said Gould, also known as PreTEA DynamiK. “They were all strong, sophisticated and all-around phenomenal women.” 

According to the Alpha Kappa Alpha website, the sorority’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, promote unity and friendship among college women, study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to all Mankind.”

Cartwright said that the Ks are back and are about to “launch an attack and take over The Yard”, which was the inspiration behind the lines name “The Pearl Harbor 47.” 

Besides adding to the campus’s beautification, Cartwright said that GSU could expect the new line of Ks to be intelligent, diverse and involved.