Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®️, Delta Omega Omega Chapter in partnership with First Sisters Outreach, Incorporated, will present the 2019 Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The Tri- Chairmen for this year’s formal event is Ms. Jonail Landers, Mrs. Sheena Meadows, and Mrs. Georgia Sanders, with the theme, “Reflections of Grace and Elegance.”


Forty-two young women will be presented, and their accomplishments and ambitions will be celebrated. The debutantes will be recognized for their academic achievements and service to their school and community as part of their formal introduction into society. Highlights of the Ball will be the Cotillion dance along with the Traditional Waltz with their presenters and escorts. Reverend Dennis and Mrs. Uyolanda Wilson will present the debutantes.


Over the past few months, debutantes have engaged in a variety of activities, ranging from worshiping together to community service programs including: ACT prep workshops, UAPB High School Day, Fashion Show, Jefferson County 5K Run/Walk/Dance, Public Speaking Workshop, UAPB Day Homecoming Kickoff, Guy & Girl Talk, the Razzle Dazzle Production at the Arts and Science Center, Skating, Night of Etiquette Formal Dinner, and the Salvation Army Bell Ringer.


The first Debutante Cotillion Ball was held 52 years ago at Hestand Stadium. Since then, it has helped to recognize young women with outstanding qualifications in the service of their communities by providing college scholarships and excellent experiences to those young women who are college-bound. The Delta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®️ was chartered in Pine Bluff in 1948 and continues serving the Pine Bluff and Jefferson County community. First Sisters Outreach, Incorporated is the non-profit entity of Delta Omega Omega Chapter.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®️(AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in approximately 1,018 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Liberia, and South Korea. Led by International President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Alpha Kappa Alpha is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.


Mrs. Willette Totten serves as president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®️, Delta Omega Omega Chapter and Mrs. Chandra Griffin serves as president of First Sisters Outreach, Incorporated.


For more information about the 2019 Debutante Cotillion, please email akadoodebutante@gmail.com.