A Message From Our President

Greetings & Salutations:

I am Kearstyn A. Richardson, the 2020 President of the Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I am currently a junior, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine major from St.
Louis, MO. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as President of the Gamma Rho Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated during this time. It has, without a doubt, been a life-
changing experience. Although it can be challenging, I am succeeding and growing every day
as a leader, a sister, and an Alpha woman. Serving in this role has further clarified that
surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals takes you to new heights and encourages you
to think on a whole new level.

The Gamma Rho Chapter is known as the premier Greek-lettered organization on the campus
of Jackson State University. Our platform theme for this semester is Service x Scholarship x
Sisterhood= Excellence 3 , and we have exemplified just that. The Gamma Rho Chapter has
reigned supreme in service, programming, sisterly relations and academics. Our hard work
gains recognition on the regional level at conferences as well as by JSU’s National Pan-Hellenic
Council. The impact that we have had on the surrounding community has also been remarkable.
We have donated countless shoes and eyeglasses, fed those at Stewpot’s Opportunity Center,
provided information on how to live a healthier lifestyle, and so much more.
We are an award-winning chapter, having won Chapter of Excellence, Chapter of the Year, and
Sorority of the Year for the past couple of years. Doubtlessly, we have created a tradition of
flourishing, excelling, and reigning supreme.

This year, 2020, I am eager to leap further into the business of service within our community in
order to further move this sorority into an even better place with a greater purpose. We have a
mission in life that involves helping others and “being of service to all mankind.” What good is it
to gain everything for ourselves and leave our neighbors behind? I believe we move forward as
we help others move forward. That is our mission this year.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming 54 new members into this glamorous sisterhood, and they
are eager to serve. I have seen their growth and I am excited to see how they will contribute to
the betterment and success of the Gamma Rho Chapter. We have a lot in store for this
semester as a chapter, and we are excited to execute them. I believe that as we join together,
this year will be the best year ever for this chapter. For the best is yet to come for us! I believe
that, how about you! Let’s get Moving!


Kearstyn A. Richardson