The Illustrious Iota Lambda Chapter of

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Spring 1976 “Utopia”

Winter 1977  “Elegance at its Prime”

Fall 1977 “Exquisite Shades of Ebony”

Spring 1978 “Exclusive Ladies of Sophistication”

Spring 1979 “Radiant Emeralds of Mahogany”

Spring 1980 "Divine Genesis"

Spring 1982 “18 Classic Jades”

Spring 1983 “Rare Creations”

Spring 1984 “20 Precious Gems”

Spring 1985 “10 Eloquent Emeralds”

Spring 1986 “Spectrum of Sophisticates”

Spring 87 “9 Rays of Rare Essence”

Spring 1988 “31 Eminent Shades of Elegance”

Spring 1989 “13 Reflections of Refined Grace”

Spring 1990 “Eight Images of Enchantment”

Spring 1991 “16 Silhouettes of Sophistication”


The Ivy Vine

Spring 1975 "25 Pearls of Distinction" : Alicia Beck, Angela Bruton, Angela Shuman, Barbara Ann Debose, Cynthia Parker, Cynthia Wester, Debra Wardell, Della Smith, Georgetta Sellers, Gloria Postell, Harriet Carter, Hettie Sirmans, Jamia Wilson, Joann Mickens, LaNedra Abrams, Marilyn Wadley, Maxine Cohen, Maxine Jenkins, Patricia Jones, Patricia Kitchen, Patricia Moore, Sandra King, Shirley Smith, Tracy Gonzalez, Vera Richardson


The Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered at the University of Florida on May 17, 1975 by a group of twenty-five women. Under the guidance of the Eta Tau Omega Chapter, the 25 Pearls of Distinction enhanced the campus with their spirit of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Our chapter prides itself on campus leadership, scholarship, innovative programming, and maintaining an integral contribution in the surrounding Gainesville community. Standing 43 years strong, we continue to paint University of Florida’s campus salmon pink and apple green.​


Spring 1994 “20 Pearls of Nubian Elegance”

Spring 1995 “Legacy of Distinction”

Spring 1996 “8 Heiresses to the Illustrious Pearls”

Spring 1997 “13 Triumphs of the 12th Hour”

Spring 2002 “49 ABIKU”

Fall 2003 “16 Pearls of the Phoenix”

Spring 2005 “19 Jades of Jendayi”

Spring 2007 “37 S.E.C.R.E.T.S. of the Ivy Vine”

Spring 2009 “48 Pearls of SAnKofA”

Fall 2010 “30 Pearls of Prolification”

Spring 2012 “24 Legacies of Baroda”

 Spring 2013 “Prodigies of Hedera”

Fall 2014 "31 P.R.I.M.E."

Spring 2016 "Divine Metamorphosis"

Spring 2018 "34 M.E.R.A.K.I."

Painting UF's Campus Salmon Pink and Apple Green