In the Spring of 1998, The 15 Divas of Endurance crossed into the glamorous Theta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., at the University of South Carolina. This year they celebrated their 20th anniversary.
Having already celebrated their 10th anniversary in Columbia, South Carolina where it all first began, for their 20th anniversary, the ladies converged on the west coast’s sunny San Diego, California where they soaked up the sun and had fun! From the first day welcomed by mimosas to the last night of candlelight reflections, these sisters did it all. These stunning photos are just a glimpse of the connection that remains strong, “I can’t believe it’s been that long. Time passes but some things stay the same….sister bonds” one of the sisters said. “When we reflect on sisterhood and the bond we have shared over these 20 years, a sense of comfort eases over us because we know it wasn’t by accident that we found one another” said another sister.
Twenty years later, these sisters continue to embody what their Founders held dearly, ‘a commitment to scholarship, leadership, civic engagement and public service, woven together by the bonds of lifelong sisterhood.’ There are two PharmDs, two attorneys, two nurses (one currently earning her doctorate, the other founder of a non-profit for sickle cell anemia), a Managing Partner in communications, a Human Resource Business Partner, a Senior Human Resources Business Partner, a Television Network Executive, a 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and 2005 World Champion in track and field, an educator, a school principal, a Software Development Manager, etc.
“We wear many hats. We are friends, mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, daughters, god-parents and more, but what holds us together since 1998 is, we are ONE.”
One sister summed up sisterhood like this, “Sisterhood means everything to us. We are sisters, a family, with a bond that can’t ever be broken. We continue to support, honor, encourage one another and to have each other’s backs. Sisterhood means having a group of women who provide an endless amount of encouragement, loyalty, love, and respect.”
Check out their stunning photos that were taken by @cassemaphotography below!