International president of Alpha Kappa Alpha to visit Marshall Jan. 26

Local members of  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first Black Greek letter organization established by African American women, will welcome the organization’s international president, Carolyn House Stewart, at a Founders’ Day brunch Saturday, Jan. 26. Stewart will give a keynote address at the brunch, which will take place at 11 a.m. on the Huntington campus.

“We also will be recognizing one of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s founders, Lavinia Norman,” said Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for multicultural affairs at Marshall, who is co-chairing the event. “She was a West Virginia native and taught at Douglass High School for 40 years.”

The sorority was founded at Howard University in 1908.

Brunch tickets may be purchased by contacting Clarke at 304-696-4676.