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Tamara Cornick, Ph.D., President

Greetings and thank you for visiting our website! 


I am honored to serve as the 45th President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® , Iota Omega Chapter. I am the first president of the new century, as Iota Omega Chapter turned 100 on December 1, 2022. Iota Omega is the ninth graduate chapter formed in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, and the second oldest chapter in the Marvelous Mid-Atlantic Region.


For the past 100 years, members of Iota Omega Chapter have provided service to the city of Norfolk, Virginia. In collaboration with various community partners and our charitable arm, Norfolk Pearls Foundation of Virginia, Incorporated, we are committed to providing service locally and globally.


Under the leadership of our International President, Danette Anthony Reed, the Iota Omega Chapter is “Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood”. The International Program includes program initiatives that are designed to advance the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® to provide “Service to all Mankind.”


The Six program initiatives for 2022-2026 are:

  • Strengthen Our Sisterhood

  • Empower Our Families

  • Build Our Economic Wealth

  • Enhance Our Environment

  • Advocate for Social Justice

  • Uplift Our Local Community


I encourage you to visit our international website at to learn more about the sorority and these initiatives.


Iota Omega Chapter supports and assists with developing collaborative relationships with various community partners to meet the needs from an educational, economic, and healthcare perspective. Our membership includes an illustrious and diverse group of over 200 college-educated women who offer their time, talents, and resources to empower and educate our community.


On behalf of the sisters of Iota Omega Chapter, we invite you to peruse our website full of  exciting upcoming events, action photos, and a deeper dive into our 100-year history and purpose. We are excited to activate our vision and welcome you along the journey as we soar to new heights while impacting our community and the world.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram where we also communicate our programs, events, and achievements to our members and those we serve.




Tamara Cornick, Ph.D.

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Iota Omega Members
Heaven Bound 4 Life
Keynote Speaker VA Delegate Marcia Price
Golden Sorors Shirley Hounsell-Gray and Jacqueline Chapman
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Golden Soror Blanche Duggins and Soror Angela Perkins
Delegate Price with Soror Myra Payne
Delegate Price recognizing Primas Paige Jr, VA Page and 200 man representative IO
Delegate Price with Golde Soror Sheila London IO
Delegate Price with Committee Chairman Ada Blair IO
Basileus Tamara Cornick IO
Basileus Tamara Cornick with Guest Speaker VA Delegate and Soror Marcia Price IO
Committee Chairman Soror Ada Blair and Anti-Basileus Demetrius Fowlkes IO
Taste and See Staff
Sorors Wendy Malone-Fulton and Stacy Bland
Sorors Tourean Johns, Oriel Rivers, Shantasia Green, and Kapri Moore
Sorors Sharon Phillips and Odetta Bryant with Golden Soror Gwen Bruce
Sorors Enjoying Breakfast
Soror Robin Gainey
Sorors Anordia Weatherly and Chauntrell Guilford
Soror Phyllis Cooper and Visiting Soror
Soror Pam Tucker and Visiting Soror
Soror Michelle Layne
Soror Janae Taylor assisting Golden Soror Lillian Brinkley; Soror Selina Joseph
Soror DeVaughan Scott and Golden Soror Bertha Escoffery
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