South central regional director to speak at AKA Founder’s Day luncheon


The Delta Omega Omega Graduate Chapter and the Alpha Rho Undergraduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are planning their annual Founders’ Day Celebration.

This year the sorority will celebrate by including the community during a public luncheon to be held at noon Saturday at Harbor Oaks Golf Course and Restaurant. The theme of the event is “105 years of Global Leadership through Timeless Service: 1908-2013.”

Chelle Luper Wilson, the south central regional director for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Wilson has been continuously active in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., since her initiation into Alpha Zeta Chapter at Langston University in 1992. She takes pride in encouraging youth to stay in school and to get a good education so that they will be prepared for a wonderful future. She further encourages today’s youth and adults to get involved in their communities through service projects.

Wilson holds a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism and is an accomplished public speaker. Among her many accomplishments include her being hired to motivate and inspire employees at Raytheon Company, Lucent Technologies, the Veterans Affairs Hospital System, the NAACP and the National Urban League. Her work experience in marketing, advertising and sales for companies such as Allstate Insurance, Sally Beauty Company and Pro-Line Corporation has contributed to her professional development. Currently, Wilson is the president/owner of Power Moves Communications, where she has cultivated an upscale clientele of celebrities, professional athletes and luxury business brands. She has been recognized for her efforts in the community and was awarded the National Women of Achievement Service Award, Leading Women of America Service Award, NAACP National Image Awards presenter, Langston University Distinguished Alumni Service Award and KOCO-TV’s “5 Who Care” Award. She was also recognized in EBONY Magazine’s “30 Leaders of the Future” and Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals.

A member of Tau Rho Omega Chapter in Carrollton, Texas, Wilson has served in many positions in her chapter. Her regional and national level roles include: service on the International Leadership Fellows Committee (1999-2002), Boule Evaluations Committee Chair (2000, 2002), Regional Conference Co-Chair (2006), Regional HBCU Co-Chair (2004), International Program Committee (2006-2010), and South Central Region Educational Advancement Foundation Representative (2010-2012).

A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and daughter of the late civil rights activist Clara Luper. Wilson is happily married to a supportive husband, Dr. Marc A. Wilson, and the couple resides in Cross Roads, Texas with their three daughters Sasha, Sydney and Saige.

“Delta Omega Omega and Alpha Rho chapters consider it a privilege to host the regional director here in Pine Bluff,” said Terri Jackson, president of Delta Omega Omega Chapter.”

Adwjoa Hogue, president of Alpha Rho Chapter said, “She is a role model for college students and youth in the Pine Bluff Community.”

During the celebration, the following organizations and individuals will be honored for their dedicated service to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the Pine Bluff community; Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County, TOPPS, American Cancer Society, Ivy Center for Education, ICVR, MISRGO, Calvin Johnson, Monte Coleman, Greg Robinson, Kent Broughton, Obum Nwankwo, Carlton Brewer, Elyssia Freeman and James Johnson.

For tickets or for more information, call Mattie P. Collins at 870-536-5417 or e-mail kencol1@msn.com