Within 10 years after its chartering, CEO won the 2014 and 2012 Ethel Award for Overall Programming, a national award, given for the chapter's outstanding programing. From its humble beginnings in April 2001, when Phillis Nichols-Anderson, Lenisha Broadway, Nikeba Davis made a vision a reality by leading the way to form a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to provide service in Central Arkansas. May 29, 2001 marked the emergence of "The Pearls of Purpose Interest Group."
Twenty-six multi-talented Alpha Kappa Alpha women of diverse backgrounds and interests found a common desire and willingness to work together to form a chapter that would serve communities in Central Arkansas. After much dedication and purposeful effort, The Pearls of Purpose Interest Group was chartered as the Chi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on February 8, 2003. Chi Eta Omega is dedicated to fulfilling the sorority's purpose of being of "Service to All Mankind" through its programming, supporting and guiding the Theta Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and volunteerism that is funded through the PEARLS Foundation.