Monday, January 19, 2015

Beta Iota Chapter at Spelman College Spring 2014

From Left to Right: Christyanna Holmes. Adeerya Johnson, Michelle Burris, Leslie Davis, Tyelisha Johnson, & Moriah Wallace
The “Beautiful” Beta Iota Chapter at Spelman College was excited to guide these six lovely ladies into Zetaland. The Spring 2014 initiates are more than ecstatic to be members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Incorporated and they have created a true bond amongst each other. They were eager to engage and execute business and social matters for the chapter and sorority. 

Since the spring semester, Leslie Davis and Michelle Burris have graduated from Spelman College. Leslie currently attends graduate school in California and Michelle is a teacher in Rwanda with the Peace Corps.  

Christyanna, Adeerya, Tyelisha, and Moriah are seniors at Spelman College and have been a great asset to the chapter. Currently each of them hold an executive board position: Christyanna Holmes – ZHOPE Chair, Adeerya Johnson – Grammateus, Tyelisha Johnson – First Anti-Basilieus, and Moriah Wallace – Phylacter. 

The Beta Iota chapter is truly proud of the work that they have done and will do as proud members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Beta Iota Chapter at Spelman College Fall 2014

Front to Back: Sade Tuckett, Jazmin Jervis, Ajene Holmes
The “Beautiful” Beta Iota Chapter at Spelman College was also elated to welcome Sade Tuckett, Jazmin Jervis, and Ajene Holmes into Zetaland in the Fall semester of 2014. These three young ladies exuded their zeal for Zeta and currently uphold the high ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood exceptionally well. 

Sade Tuckett is a junior, Psychology major from Brooklyn, New York. She is student leader on Spelman’s campus as a member of the African Student Association and Muslim Student Association. Her knowledge of global issues makes her an asset to current political and social activism. She plans to work in the field of human rights in the future. 

Jazmin Jervis is a sophomore, Political Science major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. Her wealth of knowledge and understanding of political issues makes her passionate about the current fights for civil justice. After graduating, she plans to attend law school and become a corporate and civil rights lawyer. 

Ajene Holmes is a sophomore, Psychology major from Douglas, Georgia. In her spare time she loves working with children, and plans to become a clinical psychologist. These sorors are excited to be members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and thoroughly dedicated to the mission of our chapter and sorority.

Dedication To Our 2014 Triumphant Sorors

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

                                                                                             --Leo Buscaglia

Those we have lost over the past year, but never forgotten... 

Soror Mary Cecelia Spivey of Epsilon Zeta Chapter
Soror and Dove Geraldine Murdock of Epsilon Zeta Chapter  
Soror Harriett Lewis, charter member of Iota Iota Zeta Chapter

Soror Delores Wilkey of Iota Iota Zeta Chapter
Soror Louise Crouch Brumfield of Epsilon Tau Zeta Chapter
19th International President - Dr. Eunice S. Thomas
Soror Elizabeth Sneed of Beta Rho Zeta Chapter

Soror Wendy Johnson Epsilon Zeta Chapter
Soror Carmel Green White of Psi Chapter
Soror Catherine Lawrence of Beta Omega Zeta Chapter
Soror Angel Lee of Alpha Theta Chapter
Soror Katherine Perkins of Theta Xi Zeta Chapter
                       Soror Rachel Rumph a Life Member of Beta Rho Zeta Chapter

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hidden Dove Found During State Day of Service

The first Saturday of November is designated as Georgia’s State Day of Service.  Each chapter is asked to participate in a service project of their choosing that fits within the current national initiatives.  This year, one of the primary focus areas was Elder Care.  The Omicron Kappa Zeta Chapter of College Park, GA has partnered with Summerset Assisted Living Facility and planned multiple activities with the residents for our State Day of Service Project.  We planned an upbeat Sit and Be Fit Z-HOPE Activity that got the crowd moving!  Following our warm up, we played several rounds of Bingo which proved to be serious business!  Prizes were awarded to residents which were very well received.  

Chapter members had a great time.  Just spending time with these seasoned men and women was rewarding enough, but what was truly rewarding was having the privilege to meet a Soror who was a resident of this facility.  Soror Sanders became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC in1951 which means she is a Zeta Dove.  She was excited that we were there and so proud to say that we were her Sorors.  She was extremely sweet and grateful to have the opportunity to fellowship with our chapter.  Not only have we adopted Summerset Assisted Living Facility, but we have also adopted Soror Sanders.  Whatever she needs, Omicron Kappa Zeta will be there for her because that is what sisters do!