Two members of the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Toluwalope Oyelowo and Nia Doaks, were recently accepted into the Sorority’s prestigious Leadership Fellows Program.
Oyelowo is a Senior in Biomedical Engineering, and is the current President of the Kappa Omicron Chapter. She also serves as the National Academic Excellence Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers, an Engineering Ambassador for the College of Engineering, and a mentor in the START Engineering Mentoring Program.
Doaks is a Junior in Communication and the Chapter’s Ivy Leaf Reporter. She is the Communication Intern for the AICPA, the Publicity Chair for the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society, and a mentor in the Peer Mentor Program and the YMCA’s Community Hope Program.
The Leadership Fellows Program, which started in 1979, was designed to help undergraduate members of the Sorority develop the necessary skills to assume job responsibilities in the workplace. As a concentrated 3-tier initiative, the program’s objectives include training and development, student internships, and job placement and mentoring. Under the Sorority’s current program theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service”, Leadership Fellows engage in meaningful workshops in order to advance their personal, professional, and Sorority goals. As a new dimension to this program, participants will receive valuable support and year-long coaching from mentors who are top professionals in their fields. With Oyelowo and Doaks being accepted as Leadership Fellows, Kappa Omicron has now had 5 members in the program.