TWIN 2012 Honoree Spotlight

17 Sep

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2012 marks the 21th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 20th event at Pack Place & Diana Wortham Theatre, we will highlight each of our 20 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or to reserve a ticket, please visit

Kappa Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Located on the campus of Western Carolina University, the young women of Kappa Alpha work to improve health access, increase awareness about the impact of poverty, assist in leadership education for girls, encourage financial literacy, and celebrate African American arts and culture. The chapter uses its social role to raise funds for numerous hands on projects in Cullowhee and Asheville. The Kappa Alphas are involved in numerous activities, for example, they participated in a forum on sex trafficking and its younger victims, conducted a campaign against “distracted driving,” promoted voter registration, and collaborated to provide a financial literacy workshop. Two other programs fostering women’s interests were held—the annual “Feminini-Tea” for all WCU women and the new “Sisterhood Tea” to encourage positive relationships among sorority women.

Kappa Alpha has become a role model for transformative service. Its innovative approaches and collaborative efforts have led to awards and recognition such as the Catamount Collaboration Award, Five Pillar Chapter Status Award, Student Organization of the Year Award and the Service Learning Community Service Award.  Kappa Alpha‘s cumulative GPA continually is one of the highest at WCU.

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