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Gamma Nu Omega Sorority House 

1203 Ashley Street, Columbia, SC

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2019 Housing Board of Directors during Mortgage Payoff Celebration and dedication of new sign.

The impact of Gamma Nu Omega members can be felt beyond its house walls that were secured in the heart of Columbia on January 5, 1981. As the chapter grew, an extension was financed for the house on July 6, 2000, and the dedication of the new addition was held in December of 2001. On February 20, 2019, the final mortgage payment was made 7-months early by the invigorating women of the Genteel Gamma Nu Omega Chapter and the property on 1203 Ashley Street affectionately called the “home” is ours.

Gamma Nu Omega Sorority House Founders

Ollie Allen *

Sophia Babridge  *

Barbarel Blakely *

Ethel Bolden*

Jacqueline Cherry

A. Kay Coleman

Pauline Davis*

Naomi Dreher*

Gardenia Fair *

Vivian Hampton *

Mary Heyward *

Lyda Jackson *

Lillie James

Cheryl Johnson

Shellie Rogers Kimpson*

Wilhelmina Kimpson

Anmarintha Lybrand*

Creola Martin

Wilhelmina Murdaugh *

Ethelyn Nance*

Odessa S. Nelson*

Lillie Outlaw *

Frankie Outten *

Francena Robinson*

Ione Saxon

Mattise Taylor *

Eleanor Williams *

Jeannette Williams*

Lucy Williams *

Otto Williams *

Edna Young*

 *indicated Ivy Beyond the Wall (Deceased)

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On Saturday, June 22, 2019 a Mortgage Pay-Off Event was held to commemorate the paying off of the mortgage and to honor three deceased sorors who were former Housing Board Members that worked hard in giving us our beautiful Sorority House.  Souvenirs were provided to commemorate the event and new signage was unveiled.


Current Permanent Housing Board Members

Jacqueline Cherry, Chairman

A. Kay Coleman

Wilhelmina Kimpson

Lille J. James

Creola M. Martin

Elected Members

Sandra Georges

M. Anita Jones

Joann Madden

Sonja McIntosh

Past Permanent Housing Board Members

Sophia Babridge *

Naomi Dreher*

Shellie Rogers Kimpson*

Francena Robinson*

Jeannette E. Williams*

In February 2017, Mayor Steven Benjamin and the Columbia City Council honored the chapter for 75 years of contributions to the community with the honorary street naming of several blocks near the sorority house - on the west side “Alpha Kappa Alpha Way” and on the east side “Gamma Nu Omega Way”.


Street Sign Unveiling

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