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 xi gamma omega Presidents

Shyrl Hayman


  • XGO awarded Chapter of the Region in its first year of existence.

  • Recognized as Far Western Region Chapter President of the Year.

  • Achieved national recognition for the Healthy Summer Project

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Thomasinia Vann


  • Promoted support of Historical Black Colleges and Universities

  • International Chapters were established in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and St. Thomas

  • Leadership Conference was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Vanecia Williams


  • Hosted Primary Fundraiser: Expo – It’s An AKA Thing

  • XGO’s first Graduate Chapter Membership Intake

  • Hosted Northern California Cluster

  • Celebrated XGO’s 10th Anniversary


Jenifer Burns


  • Launched Partners in Mathematics and Science (PIMS) with workshops at Laney and McClymonds HS

  • Supported Senior Advocate  Program at Castlemont HS

  • Brought back Le Soulfest Elegant scholarship and community service fundraiser


Shyrl Hayman


  • Implemented the Senior Advocate Program at Castlemont High School 

  • XGO received the Mary P. King award for programming - 1999 & 2000

  • Partnered with Oakland’s African American Museum, and Black Galleria to sponsor art exhibit 

  • Continued Adopt a Black Family, and Coat Drive

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Erma Cobb


  • Chapter recognized as Outstanding Chapter of the Region at the 2002 Regional Conference

  • XGO received the Mary P. King award for programming - 2003

  • Completed process of incorporation began in previous administration to create The Twenty Pearls Foundation

  • Dedicated Doris Ready Brown Library – first Golden Member


Emmie Hill


  • Partnered with Matilda Cleveland Transitional Housing, Kaiser Permanente, and Alameda County Social Services to provide Health Seminars

  • Provided scholarship support for tuition and book stipends

  • Supported BUILD (Business United in Learning Development Program) Mentoring Program


Theresa Clincy


  • Served as host chapter for 2012 AKA Boule in San Francisco

  • XGO received the Mary P. King award for programming - 2011

  • Members participated in 1st Golf Tournament, Conversation with Authors, and Day at the Races Fundraisers; West Oakland Community Health Fair, Art and Soul Festival, Angel Tree Project, AKA Day at the Capitol, and  Emerging Young Leaders Program

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Debbie Lewis


  • XGO recognized nationally for Overall Program Execution

  • Initiated new members "Sophisticated 16"

  • XGO received the Mary P. King award for programming 2015 & 2016

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Cynthia Jackson-Burns


  • XGO awarded Overall Chapter Excellence Award and Regional Connection Award at the 90th FWRC

  • XGO hosted Northern California Founders' Day

  • XGO hosted International Day of Prayer for Northern CA Cluster (2019)

  • Appointed in 2020 to serve as Northern California Cluster Coordinator

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Roslyn Bessard


  • Hosted its first Excellence in Education Conference dedicated to Ida L. Jackson

  • March 25, 1984 Xi Gamma Omega charted Xi Pi undergraduate chapter

  • XGO hosted the Northern California Founders’ Day 

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Jenifer Burns


  • Hosted annual Quest for Excellence and Health Program for Children

  • Raised funds on behalf of historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Hosted Le Soulfest Elegant -  Xi Gamma Omega’s major fundraiser


Lemyrtle Smith


  • Conducted “Elegant Eleven” Membership Intake

  • Instituted Healthy Summer Program for students

  • Participated in Day at the Races, and the 4th Annual Its an AKA Thing Expo Fundraisers


Debbie Lewis


  • Debbie Boutte recognized as Far Western Region Chapter President of the Year

  • Continued the  Proficiency (or Partners) in in Mathematics (PIMS) and Adopt a Family Program

  • Hosted the 1997 Northern California Cluster

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Julie Hadnot


  • Julie Hadnot awarded the FWR ‘s Audrey B. Jones Achievement Award for outstanding Leadership

  • XGO instituted its signature fundraiser Conversations with Authors 

  • XGO sent shoes to Africa, participated in AIDS  Walk, UNCF Walk 

  • Conducted membership intake

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Valata Jenkins-Monroe


  • Held Sixth Annual Conversation with Authors Fundraiser

  • Supported Black Family Initiative with gift certificates,  backpacks, school supplies, field trips

  • Adopted Emery Villa Senior Center and the Mathilda Cleveland Transitional Housing Center


Camille Stepney-Stroughter


  • Completed MLK Day of Service at Elizabeth House (women’s shelter)

  • XGO completed membership intake with five new members

  • Mentored students in the BUILD program

  • Donated to Princess Project

  • Supported First Place for Youth

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Cheryl Chambers


  • Hosted Northern California Founders' Day

  • 2013 FWR First place for Chapter scrapbook

  • 2014 Boule recognized as FWR 1st place for Overall Program

  • Chapter history book "A Quest for Excellence" was recognized and is displayed in Moorland-Springarn Research Center at Howard Univ.

  • Updated technology and social media presence

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Nichole Jordan


  • Nichole Jordan recognized as FWR Chapter President of the Year

  • XGO received the Mary P. King award for programming - 2017

  • Initiated new members "Sensational 17"

  • Signature fundraisers Golf Tournament and Off the Vine raised over $60,000 during administration

  • Served as Far Western Region Technology Chairman during presidency

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Kimberly Mayfield-Lynch


  • Celebrated 40th Chapter Anniversary at Oakland City Hall - lit City Hall pink and green

  • Increased presence of elected officials at our Virtual MLK Day of Service

  • Virtual fundraisers raised over $40,000 in 40th chapter year 

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