Soror Anne Mitchem Davis
22nd North Atlantic Regional Director, 1970-1974
Anne Mitchem Davis will remain eternally with those of us who knew and loved her. The warm and bright glow which she generated touched the hearts of many as she passed through life blazing trails and perpetuating good for many.
Despite her busy and productive life, this illustrious lady found profound pleasure in assisting others and distinguishing herself as a role model to be emulated, especially by the youth. The Anne Mitchem Davises of our world are rare, precious, and beautiful. She was a beacon in everything she touched. She enjoyed an outstanding career as a practitioner, educator, administrator and public servant.
Soror Anne enjoyed a rich life of service in the many organizations to which she devoted herself. Her service began in 1947 when she was initiated into the Alpha Iota chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on the campus of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO. As an undergraduate member she served as chapter secretary, and president. As a graduate member, she served as graduate advisor to Gamma Theta Chapter, Hampton Institute as well as Epsilon Chapter (Boston City Chapter). On the national level she served as the 22nd North Atlantic Regional Director, was elected International Secretary and served as the 2nd Executive Director and Chairman of the Archives Committee. For the last 15 years her presence was felt at Howard University as she devoted countless hours researching and organizing the archives of her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a volunteer position she maintained until her passing.
Our Soror Anne gave to our beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha the same devotion and hard work that she did to her profession and other community endeavors. Because of this, it is easy to consider this dedicated Soror as a drum major for justice and social change.