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Upcoming Events

Back to School Shoe Distribution

Members of  the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, in collaboration with the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s Count, Incorporated will be distributing shoes to children and families of PG County from 6:30-8:30pm on September 21, 2022. 

Reactivation Happy Hour

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, it’s time to fall back in LOVE with SISTERHOOD!

Please join the members of Iota Gamma Omega Chapter for a Reactivation Happy Hour at Party HQ located in Bowie Town Center.

This event is only for members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and all attendees must show proof of vaccination. If you have any questions, please email membership@igoaka.org.

We hope you will join us and look forward to seeing you on September 22! This large and loving chapter will be happy to welcome you into this premier chapter of Prince George’s County!

27th Annual 5K Run/Walk Soul Fitness Weekend Registration is Now Open!

We are excited to extend an invitation to our Annual 5K Run/Walk Soul Fitness Weekend. This event has something for everyone! It will be a weekend of physical and mental fitness, as we focus on total health and wellness.

The event is hybrid and can be attended by those close and far, so get your family and friends REGISTERED for a weekend of health and wellness activities on September 23-25, 2022.

You can also join us in person on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Watkins Regional Park at 8:30am. 

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Fill out the form to pre-order The Perfect Jewel T-Shirt. Shirts are $20 each. Perfect for New Member Gifts! All shirts will be distributed at the Ivy Youth and Family Center in early August. If you prefer to have your shirt mailed to your home address, please submit a payment of $24.25.

IGO in the Spotlight

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Rosina Simmons for her election win as the Virginia Education Association President Elect District H, and Virginia Education Association Board of Directors newest member! Rosina begins her two year term August 1st. Her new district, District H, includes the Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Manassas City, and Manassas Park School Districts. 

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Patricia Howard- Chittams on her appointment to the Board of Nursing for the District of Columbia! She was nominating by the Mayor of DC and approved by the entire city council. She was sworn in on March 1 and currently sits on the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Alexandra, a PhD student and researcher at Old Dominion University at the Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics where she was nominated and won the second ever Karl Shoenbach Endowed Fellowship in the Frank Reidy Center for Biolectrics. She is the first person of color to receive this fellowships, and also is the first woman to receive this honor.

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Mareena Robinson Snowden on her recent appointment as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance!


Principal Jessica Coley, Princeton Elementary School was interviewed for the latest NPR article on leading during the COVID pandemic. 

Iota Gamma Omega congratulates Dr. Wanda Williams for being named by The Washington Post as a finalist for the 2022 Principal of the Year for the Prince George’s County Public Schools system. Dr. Williams proudly serves as the Principal of Oxon Hill High School. Finalists for this award are nominated by their local school system or a panel of educators and community leaders with expertise in their school community. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!

IGO in Civic Engagement

IGO Celebrates Dr. Mara Doss on her appointment to the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) of the Blueprint for Maryland’s future. Visit the Strong Schools of Maryland and explore more.

Iota Gamma Omega celebrates Karen R. Toles, who was recently appointed the position of Maryland State Delegate for District 25 by Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan. In her new role she will draft policies with a statewide impact and fight for resources alongside 140 other delegates comprised of both Democrats and Republicans. Congratulations, Karen!

Wanika Fisher
Maryland State Delegate District 47B and the Assistant Majority Leader

Dr. Beatrice P. Tignor
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat

Ingrid Scott Harrison
Council Member At-Large, City of BowieLegislative District 23 Member
Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee

Terri Williams
Prince George’s County Board Member – Democrat Alternate