Founder Soror Julia M. Stark First National President of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc.
Soror Stark was the first National President of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority and served in that position from 1963 to 1972. In that position, she appointed three vice presidents as department directors and guided the sorority to some of its most outstanding and successful events. She also held the first official Board of Directors meeting in her home in Chicago, Illinois in 1963. As a faithful member of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Chicago she served as Director of Religious Education and founded a fanancial effort to raise $50,000 on-going religious programs.
Soror Starkattended Lemoyne College in Memphis, Tennessee and DePaul, Roosevelt and Northwestern Universities of Chicago, Illinois. She was employed by the National Conference of Christians and Jews for 37 years. As Associated Director and Program Director, she chaired its Advisory Council that sought to desegregate public accommodations and bring about amity and understanding among religious racial, and ethnic groups nationwide.
Soror Stark was the President of Zonta International South Side Club and served as the delegate to the International Convention in Sydney, Australia. The organization under her leadership awarded four scholarship for young women studying in the field of engineering, law, and medicine.
For many years, Soror Stark served on the board of the Southeast Chicago Commission ( a housing affiliate of the University of Chicago), And a member of educational sorority, Alpha Gamma Pi, composed of retirees and for four years she was the Vice President and Luncheon Chairman. Additionally, she is an advocate of many youth activities.
Soror Stark was awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award of the National Hook-Up of Black Women of the Black Congressional Caucus and the Helen B. Harris Big Sister Award of Alpha Pi Chi for outstanding service.
Soror Stark served as the Associate Director of the City Colleges of the City Colleges of the Chicago Foundation and is the sponsor of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority in Chicago, Illinois.
With these and other distinctions, she practices the characteristics of kindness, patience service and humility. She can meet all people regardless of meager background, superior training or lofty positions because life's road she has met them all.