Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rho Epsilon Zeta Walks to Give Every Baby a Fighting Chance

On Saturday, April 30th, Rho Epsilon Zeta Chapter participated in the 2016 West Metro March for Babies held in Marietta, GA. Soror Lynch, President of Rho Epsilon Zeta Chapter, was interviewed by WSB-TV and spoke about the importance of community service and giving back as well as the importance of the March of Dimes and the March for Babies.

Rho Epsilon Zeta honors Soror Cutia Blunt who suffered pregnancy loss of twin girls on September 26, 2015 and Soror NorayĆ­ Mace who gave birth 6 weeks early to twin boys on September 4, 2015.

Rho Epsilon Zeta Congratulations Sorors of Theta Rho Chapter at KSU

Soror April Adams, Soror Jasmine Edwards and Soror Crystal Smith of the Theta Rho Chapter graduated from Kennesaw State University on May 11, 2016. Soror Adams received a Bachelor of Science in English Education (3.52 GPA). Soror Edwards received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (3.13 GPA) and Soror Smith received a Bachelor of Science in Communication-Public Relations, minor in Criminology (3.04 GPA).

Theta Rho continues to maintain their status as highest GPA of all Greek Organizations at Kennesaw State University.

Beta Omega Zeta and Pi Beta Chapter Celebrates Blue Revue 2016

The women of Beta Omega Zeta Chapter and Pi Beta Chapter of Albany, Georgia recently hosted their biennial Blue Revue. This year’s theme was “A Royal Affair. “This event took place on April 16th at the Bindery at Oakland. This beautiful evening consisted of food, fun, and entertainment by gospel artist, Mila E. The contestants also presented a spectacular grand entrance performance.  

The contestants consisted of six lovely young ladies ages 6-16.  The contestants for the pageant were: Ayanna Cintron-Little Miss Blue Revue 2016, Nicole Leverett, Jazmine Dydell-Junior Miss Blue Revue 2016, Trinity Roberts, Kimberly Bryant-Miss Blue Revue 2016, and Laila Edwards. The proceeds from the Blue Revue provided scholarships for local and surrounding counties high school students and the sorority’s community service initiatives.

Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta awarded its first scholarship

Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta awarded its first scholarship to Miss Audri Flores an honor graduate from Northgate High School in Newnan, Georgia. Audri plans on attending Georgia State University in hopes of becoming a licensed mental health worker.

Audri has participated in several community service projects alongside the Alpha Alpha Kappa Zeta chapter. Audri was surprised at her school’s awards ceremony on May 3, 2016 by the chapter with the scholarship award. She assumed AAKZ chapter members were present at the event to show support for her academic achievements which were being recognized that evening and unaware the Sorority was presenting her with a scholarship. Audri was overjoyed when Scholarship Coordinator Susette Gooden made the presentation naming her the recipient of the $500 award. “I always wanted to get one of the giant checks,” she joked with the chapter members afterward.

The Newnan Times-Herald captured the joyous moment in the newspaper.

Scholarship: The Legacy Continues

Iota Eta Zeta of Decatur, GA held its 8th annual Legacy Tea, in which, they continued Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s legacy of scholarship.  It was a great honor and sense of accomplishment to award monetary scholarships totaling $3,000 to four graduating high school seniors from the South DeKalb School District.

The essay topic: Social Media.  It’s estimated, more than 63% people have at least one active social media account. Just as television turned a nation of people who listened to media content into watchers of media contact. The emergence of social has created a nation of media content creators.  The scholarship committee found the essays were profound. Instead of awarding only two recipients, they decided to award everyone. 

This year, the ladies of IHZ set the young ladies on a promising path of possibilities. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in the 2012-13 school year, the majority of post-secondary degrees conferred went to women. Far outnumbering men at all levels of degree, except doctoral, where women represented slightly more than half of recipients. Education is one of the most powerful tools a person can use to impact a community.

Congratulations to the graduating high school seniors and the ladies of Iota Eta Zeta.