Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated began as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Throughout the years, the sorority has grown and there are now thousands of college-trained women bound together by the bonds of sisterhood.
The South Atlantic Region is the largest of the ten Alpha Kappa Alpha regions with graduate and undergraduate chapters across the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. It is the region that Nu Iota Omega belongs to.
Leading the South Atlantic Region is Director Sharon Bernetha Brown Harriott. She is the 18th Alpha Kappa Alpha woman to serve in this position.
A native of Union, South Carolina, she was initiated in Theta Gamma Chapter at the University of South Carolina. She is a member of Gamma Nu Omega Chapter in Columbia, SC.
She served with distinction in regional and international leadership positions, including the International Reinstatement Task Force Committee, International Program Committee, Boule Luncheon Committee, Cluster Council chairman and Cluster Coordinator. She also served as chairman and co-chairman of two regional conferences.
In her graduate chapter, she has served as President, Parliamentarian and Graduate Advisor. She was also chairman of the Pink Ice Gala. She is also a Legacy, the daughter of the late Ruby Young Brown, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Harriott earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina. She is an administrator at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, and also is a licensed funeral director and former owner of Gibson and Brown Funeral Home in Union, SC.
She is a member of the Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church and active in numerous civic and professional organizations.
Harriott resides in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the widow of the late Mack M. Harriott. For more information on the South Atlantic region, please visit the regional website.