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STAFF Editor Ashley Martin Director of Education & Communications Heather Matthews Kirk, Delta Kappa Graphic Designer Haleigh Castino, Alpha Psi Contributors Christy Marx Barber, Alpha Psi Susan Beard, Delta Psi Patricia Cords Levitte, Beta Phi Courtney Long, Eta Xi Executive Director Deb Ensor, Beta Gamma
NATIONAL COUNCIL National President Keeley McDonald Riddle, Iota Sigma Vice President Collegiate I Natalie Yingling, Delta Omega Vice President Collegiate II Lynn Compton Chapman, Alpha Nu Vice President Collegiate III Kristen Moeller Fauré, Iota Pi Vice President Alumnae I Dana Brasington Atkinson, Delta Omicron Vice President Alumnae II Carolyn Hof Carpenter, Theta Tau Secretary-Treasurer Dinah Jackson Laughery, Beta Gamma
It’s only page 2, but have you noticed anything different about Themis? Our beloved magazine has been given a face-lift, so to speak. First, you may have noticed the heavier paper, updated cover masthead—which was actually inspired by a Themis design used from 1992 to 2000—or any of the other new design elements. Our goal in this refresh was to celebrate the magazine while giving a cleaner, more inviting feel. But we don’t want you to merely judge our magazine by its cover. We’ve also made updates to Themis content. In summer 2011, we conducted a readership survey to gain insight into what you wanted to see from this important ZTA mainstay. One of the most overwhelming responses we received was the desire to read more chapter news. Beginning with this issue, Themis will now feature several pages of both collegiate and alumnae chapter news in each of our winter, spring and summer issues. We will also be highlighting one collegian and one alumna each issue, giving you an even better glimpse into the lives of your sisters and the amazing things they do in and out of ZTA. Longer feature stories will provide greater insight on hot-button topics, campus trends, ZTA programming and more. The Themis team at International Office and I are excited about the changes we’ve made, and we hope you are too. As always, if you have comments, suggestions or concerns about the magazine, let us know by emailing to email@example.com. Themis magazine is about you—our loyal members—and we value your insight.
National Pahellenic Conference Delegate Laura Ladewig Mauro, Theta Psi Extension Director Marlene Dunbar Conrad, Eta Iota 2 · Themis
National President Iota Sigma
Table of Contents
On the Cover of Zeta Tau Alpha
How to take a stand against bullying at any age Chapter news “So You Think You Can Dance” 2013 · 1 finalist TiffanyWinter Maher
As mothers, siblings, friends and Zeta Tau Alpha role models, we have the responsibility to help put a stop to bullying. In fact, there are many ways in which we can empower those who witness bullying—regardless of their age—to stand up for what is right. See page 20.
Installations — This fall, ZTA reactivated our 136th link, Zeta Omicron Chapter, at Arkansas State University and installed Lambda Kappa Chapter as the 248th link in our Chain of Chapters at Appalachian State University.
15 Alumna Member Profile — While serving as Indiana’s first lady the past eight years, Cheri Herman Daniels has given her heart to service.
24 Scholarship List — Providing academic assistance was a founding principle of the ZTA Foundation. In 20122013, the Foundation once again set a record in the number of scholarships it awarded.
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Letters to Themis Collegiate Member Profile Collegiate Chapter News Alumnae Chapter News Foundation News Lambda Iota House Dedication FHC News Certificates of Merit and White Violets Zeta Day Dates Points of Pride From the Archives
ZTA FRATERNITY HOUSING CORPORATION President Julia Marthaler Hill, Eta Rho Vice President Martha Gorum Jackson, Epsilon Treasurer Lacy Schneider O’Connor, Theta Omicron Secretary Marty E. Sik, Alpha Chi Directors at Large Susan Beard, Delta Psi Dinah Helms Cook, Beta Omicron Jayne Ann Scoggins Hungate, Epsilon Jan Spradley McCarthy, Gamma Phi Kay McCoy McKelvey, Delta Delta Karen Farmer Mills, Gamma Iota Terri Dew Millsap, Alpha Nu Anne Petro Tamulaitis, Alpha Kappa Christine Stull-Walter, Gamma Chi Directors Keeley McDonald Riddle, Iota Sigma Dinah Jackson Laughery, Beta Gamma Becky Hainsworth Kirwan, Gamma Beta
ZTA FOUNDATION President Becky Hainsworth Kirwan, Gamma Beta Vice President of Development Deb Ensor, Beta Gamma Vice President of Philanthropy Sherry Server Tilley, Zeta Alpha Vice President of Scholarship Catherine G. Slaughter, Alpha Eta Vice President of Special Events Cynthia Byars Courtney, Gamma Tau Secretary/Treasurer Kay Dill Kreutzer, Eta Rho Directors Martha C. Edens, Beta Omicron Nora Nell Hardy Jackson, Beta Gamma Keeley McDonald Riddle, Iota Sigma Dinah Jackson Laughery, Beta Gamma Julia Marthaler Hill, Eta Rho Lacy Schneider O’Connor, Theta Omicron
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Letters to Themis
ZTA CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
At Convention, when Sarah Patterson compared our Honor Rings to national championship rings, I turned to my friend and said “We have championship rings!”
Thank you for always sending great resources to our campus. You are one of the few national organizations that has made such an investment, and I am very appreciative.
I received my Honor Ring in 1990, before I ever achieved a college degree. Due to finances, I left school but joined an alumnae chapter and jumped right into alumnae service. I seized several opportunities to serve locally and nationally, and received my Honor Ring. As I served, I became inspired and gained confidence and a job with a company that paid my way through school. I then achieved another goal—a college degree.
Michael A. Goodman
of Zeta Tau Alpha
Convention 2012 in Louisville, Ky.
New ZTA Foundation breast health website Alumna completes IRONMAN
In the fall 2012 Themis, Convention initiate Sarah Patterson (an NCAA gymnastics coach) and her ZTA daughter, Jessie Patterson Jones, compared receiving a ZTA Honor Ring to winning an NCAA championship.
I am so excited that thanks to Sarah and her daughter’s article in Themis, those not in attendance are able to share Sarah’s inspiring words. I’m also glad that the sisters eyeing that championship prize, like Sarah’s daughter, can read the article and be even more inspired to continue to serve. Thank you Zeta Tau Alpha for the opportunities that have shaped me into the woman I am today.
Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life Indiana University
I’m thankful because ZTA has allowed me to be me, just a better me. #ZTAthanks
Gamma Chi Indiana State University I’m thankful for the opportunity to enrich my life as an advisor for @AppStateZTA! @ZTAFraternity is a blessing! #ztathanks
Brandi Dickenson Elmore Zeta Chi Tennessee Technological University
Susan Stack Hurst Zeta Psi Jacksonville State University
I loved the article about Sarah Patterson and Jessie Patterson Jones that referenced national championship rings. I too feel that receiving an Honor Ring from ZTA is like a championship. It takes a lot of time, dedication and personal sacrifice. I hope to earn one myself!
A special thanks to Sandy Cupit Mannear (my momma) for raising me with the ideals of The Creed. She has helped shape me into the young lady that I am today. She is a walking example of someone who, “looks for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence.” It is my joy to call you Mom, but it is an honor to call you my sister!
Nicole Langdale Flynt
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Zeta Omicron Chapter reactivated When Zeta Omicron Chapter first began at Arkansas State University in May 1968, chapter members held their first meetings in the campus student center. Forty-four years later, Zeta Tau Alphas were meeting in the same building once again; this time to celebrate the chapter’s reactivation. On Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 83 women were initiated into Zeta Omicron Chapter with the Reactivation Service held Saturday, Nov. 10. Closed since 1990, ZTA began the process of reactivating the 136th link in our Chain of Chapters in fall 2009, when the university made the decision to bring another National Panhellenic Conference group to campus. After a successful application and presentation process, ZTA was selected to rejoin the ASU fraternity/sorority community. However, with the development of a new “sorority row” in progress, ZTA did not confirm its return to campus
until the opportunity to have housing competitive with the other four groups was complete. In March 2012, the commitment became official as ASU shared the plans for its fifth new home with ZTA. “We would not be here today without the due diligence of Dr. Rick Stripling (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs) and Dr. Craig Johnson (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs) who kept Zeta Tau Alpha in mind as they were planning the Greek row,” ZTA Extension Director Marlene Dunbar Conrad said during the celebratory luncheon. ZTA will move into the university-owned home in fall 2013. Traveling Leadership Consultants arrived on the ASU campus in August to conduct public relations weeks and identify potential new members. Colonization recruitment began Sept. 9, culminating with a Bid Day celebration on Sept. 12. Teams of National Officers and nearby
collegians and alumnae helped in the recruitment process. Over the next seven weeks, colony members were dedicated to rebuilding ZTA sisterhood at ASU. Not only did members complete the new member program and elect and train officers, bonding with one another was a high priority. For its
I can confidently say that even though we have only been members of Zeta Tau Alpha for a short time, this organization has already changed our lives. Allyson Freeman, Zeta Omicron
Initiation and Reactivation Services for Zeta Omicron Chapter (Arkansas State University) were held Nov. 9-10, 2012. Eighty-three young women proudly joined our sisterhood.
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Installations (Below) Chapter president Allyson Freeman accepts a gift presented by Extension Director Marlene Dunbar Conrad and National President Keeley McDonald Riddle. (Right) Executive Committee accepts the traditional baby cup.
first sisterhood event, the women held an ’80s-themed bowling night, complete with their best retro outfits. All colony members also traveled to the Memphis Zoo as part of their new member retreat. “Those events have laid the foundation for a Zeta Omicron sisterhood that will last a lifetime and opened the door for you to establish new friendships with your ZTA sisters around the world,” ZTA National President Keeley McDonald Riddle said in her keynote address. “Over the past few weeks, we have developed an amazing sisterhood,” chapter president Allyson Freeman said. “Whether we are waking up at 4 a.m. for the Memphis Race for the Cure®, or having a fun new member retreat, we continue to learn about one another and live by the values of Zeta Tau Alpha.” One of the ways the colony lived ZTA values was by quickly getting the ASU campus to Think Pink®. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month falling during the new member period, the women had an amazing opportunity
to delve into service. The colony hosted the campus’ first Think Pink® Week, featuring a Pink Day, a yogurt eating contest, and a physician who spoke about the importance of early detection. During that week, the colony raised enough money for Zeta Omicron to already be recognized as a ZTA Foundation Major Donor. Teams of collegians from Delta Mu (The University of Tennessee at Martin), Theta Theta (Arkansas Tech University) and Iota Xi (Christian Brothers University) chapters conducted the Initiation Service for Zeta Omicron on Nov. 9 at the First Christian Church in Jonesboro, Ark. The following morning, Allyson was initiated and Mrs. Riddle and Mrs. Conrad conducted the Reactivation Service and Installation of Chapter Officers Service. The celebratory luncheon, chaired by Zeta Omicron alumna Lisa Sitzer Golden, was held at ASU’s Reng Student Center on Nov. 10. During this celebration, the newly reactivated chapter received traditional gifts from the Fraternity including the traveling baby cup,
president’s gavel, and silver tray and punch bowl set. Executive Director Deb Ensor also presented the university with a $1,000 donation from the ZTA Foundation to the ASU general scholarship fund. Zeta Omicron Chapter’s first president, Gayla Goodson Schoenborn, was even on hand at the luncheon to see the chapter come full-circle, celebrating once again at the student center. “How fortunate you are to meet Gayla and hear her stories of the earlier days of your chapter,” Mrs. Riddle said. “Whether we have been initiated for less than 24 hours or more than 24 years, we will always remember the joy of joining something so much bigger than ourselves…that’s the miraculous phenomenon of our sisterhood.”
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Lambda Kappa Chapter installed Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University is home to nine Panhellenic chapters, with Zeta Tau Alpha as the newest addition. Lambda Kappa Chapter was installed on Dec. 1, 2012, in Boone, N.C., making it the 248th link in ZTA’s Chain of Chapters. The colonization process began in September when a team of Traveling Leadership Consultants arrived on campus and began two weeks of public relations efforts. Those weeks were followed by infoviews for potential new members with National Officers prior to Bid Day on Oct. 10. Lambda Kappa new members quickly jumped headfirst into involving Appalachian students in ZTA’s philanthropy. The members planned a Pink Out Day on campus to hand out pink ribbons and sign women up for the Foundation’s new breast cancer awareness initiative, Take Charge. Think Pink.® They even turned the scenic campus pink by painting the free speech tunnels
(underground campus walkways that are encouraged to be painted) bright pink with messages about ZTA and breast cancer education and awareness. They have already started brainstorming ideas to make Pink Out Day bigger and better next year. In addition to its service projects around campus, the chapter enjoyed a variety of sisterhood activities, including zip lining through the Blue Ridge Mountains, movie outings, an ’80s neon bowling event, and a trip to the pumpkin patch. In her address during the installation celebratory luncheon, ZTA National President Keeley McDonald Riddle marveled in how those events will shape ZTA’s sisterhood. “Many of the remarkable women in this room didn’t know each other eight weeks ago. But if you ask them, I believe they will tell you that it seems as though they have known each other forever and they really can’t imagine their lives without their new friends who have become sisters.”
(Below) Lambda Kappa Chapter new members celebrate their initiation. (Right) TLCs Lauren Simons and Samantha Hamilton present chapter president Kelly Krebs (center) with the traditional baby cup from the Fraternity.
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We are all in the constant pursuit to Seek the Noblest in not just ourselves, but in others too. Because when we love, we strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Kelly Krebs, Lambda Kappa She played off of the lyrics from the ZTA song, “Today and Forever,” as she challenged the new members to never “sever those ties” they will make in Zeta Tau Alpha.
Lambda Kappa Chapter was installed as the 248th link in ZTA’s Chain of Chapters on Dec. 1, 2012, at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. As the song also notes, the chapter has “honored our colors” by quickly making an impact on campus through the connections it has built within the Appalachian Panhellenic community. The women placed third in Sigma Nu’s volleyball tournament, participated in Delta Zeta’s Hamburgers for Hearing and held an ornament-decorating event with the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi. In fact, one of the chapter’s goals is to become an active and friendly addition to the fraternity/sorority community at Appalachian.
(Lenoir-Rhyne University) and Eta Tau (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte) chapters conducted the Initiation Service. Chapter president Kelly Krebs was initiated the next morning prior to the Installation of Chapter and Installation of Officers Services conducted by Mrs. Riddle and Vice President Alumnae I Dana Brasington Atkinson.
Mrs. Riddle complimented the women on their efforts. “You have left little doubt that the turquoise blue and steel gray of Zeta Tau Alpha will stand for only the noblest and most honorable activities at Appalachian State for years to come.”
The celebratory luncheon was held following Installation at Broyhill Convention Center. Brandi Dickenson Elmore was the luncheon chairman and serves as the chapter’s general advisor. Mrs. Atkinson served as toastmistress of the luncheon at which the new chapter was presented with traditional gifts from the Fraternity as well as gifts from nearby collegiate and alumnae chapters.
The chapter’s 117 members were initiated Friday, Nov. 30, at St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country in Boone. Teams of collegians from Phi (Duke University), Delta Gamma (High Point University), Delta Omicron
Notable ZTA alumnae in attendance included Lambda Kappa’s Director of New Chapters Elise Hawkins; Executive Director Deb Ensor; Districtict President Leilani Struzick Rabourn (IV-A); and Province
Presidents Darlene Anderson Oswalt (IV-A), Jessica Eovino (IV-B) and Michelle Gordon Mullineaux (IV-G). Mrs. Riddle once again followed the lyrics of “Today and Forever” as she told ZTA’s newest members, “Through our initiation, we all followed in the footsteps of 218,000 other women who pledged to be Zetas true, to honor our colors, to all work together, to bring friendships to one another. Not just today, but today and forever.” Kelly added to those remarks as she encouraged her sisters to leave a legacy. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. Let us create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.”
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Collegiate Member Profile
Dancing her way to stardom Tiffany Maher has been dancing for nearly as long as she could walk. At age 3, she would tag along to her older sister Brittany’s dance lessons, learning the routines just by watching from her stroller. When the instructor noticed Tiffany’s interest, she put her into the performance. Without a single lesson, Tiffany nailed it. Her star was born. Now only 19, Tiffany is at the pinnacle of her young dancing career. This summer, she placed second on Fox’s hit competition show “So You Think You Can Dance,” launching her star into the mainstream.
*Photo Credit: Fox
Tiffany Maher Eta Kappa University of Central Florida “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist
Tiffany auditioned for the show’s ninth season in January 2012, just three months after her initiation into Zeta Tau Alpha’s Eta Kappa Chapter (University of Central Florida). For some, it could seem like perfect timing—she now had nearly 150 new sisters with whom to share excitement and lean on for support. Instead, she had to keep her success, even a trip to the show’s Vegas Week, to herself. “I just wanted to scream it out for everyone, but I had to keep it a secret,” Tiffany said. “I could risk my chances of continuing with the show.” It wasn’t until after she had left for summer break, when she knew she had made the Top 20 and the show’s live episodes, she could finally spill the beans. Even though they were apart, her sisters’ support came in spades—and not just from Zetas she knew. Members from all over the country were casting their vote to keep Tiffany on the show, and tweets like, “ZLAM, I’m your ZTA sister from New Jersey. Good luck!” were a daily occurrence. Most importantly, she received tremendous support from one particular Zeta, Brittany, the older sister she followed to UCF and ZTA. The sister whose lessons first inspired her to dance. “She is the most amazing sister,” Tiffany said of Brittany, who was in the SYTYCD audience nearly every week. “Just having her there was a relief.” After the show’s finale—to which Tiffany says she is proud to join some of her favorite dancers in the “second place club”—she and the other Top 10 contestants piled into one tour bus and embarked on a grueling 30-city tour. Here, Tiffany got to meet many of her adoring ZTA fans. “They’d come to a meet and greet or wait for me after a show, and we’d throw the crown,” she said. “Honestly, without everyone’s support and calling in, I wouldn’t have gotten the whole SYTYCD journey. I wish I could meet them all someday.” She might just get that chance. Tiffany’s next plans include completing her degree from UCF online and moving to California to build on her dancing connections and pursue a career in acting and singing—something she already has experience with through small roles in films like “Rock of Ages” and “Step Up 4.” Keep your eye out. It looks like Tiffany’s star is about to get even brighter.
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Collegiate News Alpha Gamma University of Michigan Sisterhood events are always a great way to relieve stress. Alpha Gamma Chapter held a candle pass ceremony after a long, stressful month of recruitment. It allowed each member to share what ZTA means to her and reconnect before welcoming a new member class into the chapter.
Kappa The University of Texas at Austin This year, Kappa Chapter started a blog (texaszeta.blogspot.com) to update sisters and alumnae. Posts are written by different members and feature events and sisters’ special accomplishments. In just a few months, the blog has over 4,000 page views and continues to grow. Mu Drury University Mu Chapter and the Springfield Cardinals minor league baseball team fought to strike out breast cancer. For its help selling tickets to the team’s breast cancer awareness game, a portion of the sales was donated to Zeta Tau Alpha. The women were also on hand to distribute pink ribbons at the Aug. 28 game. Psi University of Washington Psi Chapter took its sisterhood to the water. Sisters took a kayaking tour around Lake Union and Lake Washington and were able to see landmarks such as the houseboat from the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”
and hidden wetlands. It was a great sisterhood experience and a favorite among members.
Alpha Nu Birmingham-Southern College In order to prepare chapter members for life after graduation, Alpha Nu organized a fashion show to demonstrate what to wear in the workplace. Two representatives from Cabi, a professional clothing line, came to speak to the chapter and fit members for the fashion show. Alpha Upsilon Oklahoma State University During Alpha Upsilon Chapter’s Think Pink® Week, the women organized OSU’s first Think Pink® carnival, featuring pink cotton candy,
popcorn, face painting and a dunk tank. Local Stillwater schoolchildren and families attended along with several members of OSU’s fraternity/ sorority community. Beta Delta Miami University Beta Delta Chapter hosted its first Bra-cappella concert during parents’ weekend. The concert featured Miami’s a cappella groups and became its highest grossing fundraiser to date. The chapter also kept busy by distributing pink ribbons at a Bengals game and Race for the Cure®. Beta Lambda University of Louisville Beta Lambda Chapter turned member development into a celebration. As members enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast, a guest speaker answered questions and shared tips about proper dinner etiquette. The event was a great way for members to enjoy Thanksgiving treats while learning valuable skills.
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Collegiate News Beta Omega Union University This fall, the chapter hosted a Think Pink® event called Encourage aimed at highlighting those facing breast cancer. Speakers at the event included women who are survivors as well as their family members. The chapter was pleased to see involvement of so many people from the Union student body. Gamma Epsilon Pennsylvania State University Gamma Epsilon Chapter got creative with the Links Member Enrichment Program this year. It held a hot yoga event and a Mary Kay Cosmetics party where members learned and practiced beauty tips. The sisters had a great time staying in shape while spending time with one another.
Delta Mu The University of Tennessee at Martin The women of Delta Mu Chapter took a new spin on collecting lids for Save Lids to Save Lives® by hosting a yogurt parfait-making contest. Teams of two participated, with one team member coaching his or her blindfolded teammate to create the parfait. Winners won prepaid money cards from Yoplait® as prizes.
Gamma Omicron Central Michigan University Gamma Omicron Chapter knows that smiling and good deeds are contagious. Each week, two members are chosen as recipients of “smile jars” filled with nice thoughts from their sisters. Through this member enrichment program, sisters have had the opportunity to read the ways they make the chapter smile. Gamma Phi University of North Texas Laughter can be the best medicine and the best way to learn. During Gamma Phi Chapter’s annual Stand up! Stand out! event, it brought in comedian John Felts to talk about
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everything from relationships to the unique Texas traditions he learned while in Dallas. Students from all over campus came to laugh and learn. Delta Beta Florida Southern College In preparation for the presidential election, the chapter invited a political science professor to give a presentation during a chapter meeting. She explained each candidate’s platforms, hot issues in the campaign and the important role Florida plays in federal elections. Delta Nu The University of New Orleans Delta Nu Chapter knows how to add “fun” to fundraising. It hosted a laser tag event during Think Pink® Week to encourage students to have fun while supporting a great cause. It also added its first trivia night to the week, which included categories such as breast cancer awareness, sports and current events. Zeta Beta Thiel College Zeta Beta Chapter implemented a new program called Crown Buddies that pairs an older sister with a new member in the same major to serve as a mentor and answer questions. The chapter also encouraged potential Executive Committee members to shadow current EC officers to get a better taste of each position prior to submitting their applications. Zeta Lambda Rider University To help grow Panhellenic sisterhood, the chapter enjoyed an apple picking event with the Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma and Alpha Xi Delta sororities. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall weather at the orchard and the opportunity to bond with their Panhellenic sisters.
Collegiate News Zeta Sigma The University of Texas at Arlington Chapter president Elizabeth Bigler was recognized as an Honorable Mention in the Shelter International Architectural Design Competition. The competition, based out of Japan, awards seven entries out of 478 submissions. Elizabeth’s entry was one of only two entries chosen from the United States. Eta Zeta Elon University This chapter focuses on getting sisters involved in harm reduction on campus. Through an interactive presentation during a chapter meeting, members learned hazing statistics and safety tips. They shared that knowledge with other students while handing out ZTA “Hazing is for Losers” buttons on campus. Eta Chi Francis Marion University Eta Chi Chapter members used Twitter to positively promote ZTA and fraternity/sorority life at Francis Marion. The members competed
in Twitter competitions for Hazing Prevention Week and the chapter’s Pinktober month. Sisters who used Twitter to publicize the chapter won prizes from Crown & Co. Theta Theta Arkansas Tech University The chapter held a “Color Your Crest” sisterhood event. Members used crayons to design a crest based on what ZTA means to them and how they choose to live ZTA values. Four chapter members were also honored for their values by receiving the Fraternal Values in Action award from the university. Theta Iota University of North Florida The chapter worked the runway during its second annual Viva La Cure fashion show. Sisters from all campus sororities modeled clothing and raised awareness of breast health on campus. The show had a large turnout, with many members of the Jacksonville, FL alumnae chapter also in attendance. Clothing was donated by various local shops.
Theta Chi George Mason University The chapter takes pride in its October philanthropic efforts. The WMZQ radio station helped reach out to the campus and Fairfax community during the chapter’s Think Pink® Week and Big Man on Campus event. GMU students also got #bigmenthinkpink trending on Twitter throughout the event. Iota Nu Susquehanna University Iota Nu Chapter had fun this fall personalizing its new ZTA and GIN-powered chapter website. A new Meet the Sisters page lets both sisters and potential new members learn more about each member. The women also held a photo shoot,
Eta Xi Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University The chapter partnered with Virginia Tech Police to host a self-defense workshop. Members learned ways to avoid sexual violence and aggression, including moves to get out of those sticky situations. The officer kept the workshop entertaining, even allowing sisters to practice their newlylearned moves on him. Winter 2013 · 13
Collegiate News giving them plenty of fun and great photos for the site. Iota Psi Rochester Institute of Technology The chapter’s 17th annual Mud Tug event was one for the record books. With more than 1,648 participants and 200 spectators, the event, cohosted with Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, broke the Guinness World Record for the largest tug-of-war tournament. Kappa Beta Presbyterian College This fall, the campus Panhellenic president, a Zeta, organized an event for women at Presbyterian called Little Black Dress. The function provided the opportunity for women across campus to dress up, socialize and learn from a cardiologist about cardiovascular disease and the heart health risks for women. Kappa Lambda University of Wisconsin Oshkosh This year, the chapter hit a hole in one with its breast cancer awareness and education efforts. The inaugural Zeta Crown Classic featured an 18-
hole golf tournament and lunch. The chapter continued its athletic support by Pinking out the Rink with the UW Oshkosh club hockey team. Kappa Tau Florida Gulf Coast University This October, the chapter held Crown Cook-off on campus, an event which hosted food vendors who provided samples of their menu items. Attendees were able to vote for the best tent as they sampled. More than 500 tickets were sold for the event full of music, food and fun. Lambda Beta University of Rhode Island To promote sisterhood, Lambda Beta Chapter held a sisterhood event aimed to increase communication among members. The night before recruitment, each sister painted a rock with ZTA themes. These rocks were used as doorstops, encouraging sisters to leave their doors open to see each other more often. Lambda Theta New York University Lambda Theta Chapter’s secretary
came up with a way to successfully take attendance at meetings and ensure members give their full attention. Upon entering, each woman places her cell phone on a giant poster on top of a space with her name. So far, the idea has yielded great success for the new chapter.
Lambda Iota Vanderbilt University To kick off its philanthropic efforts, the chapter held a balloon release on campus. Members of the fraternity/ sorority life, campus and Nashville communities were invited to hear breast cancer survivors tell their stories, listen to a local a cappella group perform and witness the pink balloons being released.
Iota Phi North Carolina State University What girl doesn’t want to be a princess for a day? This fall, the chapter invited girls from the community to its house to dress up as their favorite princess, play games and enjoy art projects. Chapter members even dressed as Disney princesses while making these girls’ wishes come true for a day.
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Alumnae Member Profile
The heart of a healthy lifestyle As Zetas, our members have plenty of practice spreading health messages to women. Cheri Herman Daniels has taken that practice to a new level. For the past eight years, as first lady of Indiana, she has made it her mission to educate Hoosier women how to live a healthy—particularly a heart-healthy—lifestyle. Soon after her husband, Mitch Daniels, took office in 2005, Cheri and the Indiana State Department of Health started the Heart to Heart program to address the widespread prevalence of heart disease, the number one killer among women. Her goal was to increase awareness by educating women on how to lead a heart-healthy life through simple actions such as monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol, eating a balanced diet, and being active.
Cheri Herman Daniels Alpha Xi Indiana University first lady of Indiana
“Women who are typically caregivers and take care of everyone else are the worst about taking care of themselves,” Cheri said. “The thing about heart disease people don’t realize is that there are so many things you can do to improve your chances of not getting it.” Over the years, the program has taken Cheri to college campuses, hospitals and community groups to spread Heart to Heart’s message. Her goal has been to not just inform, but empower women to lead by example and take charge of their health. In addition to the presentations, she created a healthy living cookbook and the Heartland Walk for Health held during the Indiana State Fair. The noncompetitive walk also features speakers and free health screenings to provide participants with individualized benchmarks for success. “I’ve had women come up to me and say, ‘My daughter made me come to this walk two years ago, and I couldn’t even make one quarter of a lap. Now I can do the whole thing,’” she said. Cheri has seen similar success with InShape Indiana, her husband’s statewide health initiative. As a part of that program, Cheri’s online video series “Ready, Set, Walk” has helped Hoosiers—who have typically ranked among the unhealthiest Americans—start their own walking programs. “I think we still have a lot of improving to do, but we’re on the right path,” she said of helping Hoosiers make smarter health choices. Cheri credits a lot of her volunteer spirit to her days helping with service projects and becoming an active member of Alpha Xi Chapter (Indiana University). This January, she is taking that same spirit to another Indiana campus. Once her husband’s term as governor ends, he will become president of Purdue University, and she hopes to continue her work with heart health. “I think it is a very important message,” Cheri said, “and it is a message that could save a lot of lives. So, I really do want to continue to be on the bandwagon for heart health.”
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Rocky Mountain Colorado A “killer” October meeting found members participating in a 1920s-themed Murder Mystery Dinner. Members were encouraged to dress as flappers and were assigned a character to play throughout the evening. By mingling with one another, the women collected clues to discover the killer.
Birmingham Alabama Chapter members attend an Alpha Nu Chapter (Birmingham-Southern College) meeting each year to present résumé and interview tips, including what to wear, to collegians. The information and networking opportunities are a great asset for both collegians and alumnae. Huntsville Alabama Some of the most anticipated events for the Huntsville Chapter are getting to participate in candle passing ceremonies for members who get engaged or are expecting children. The women love the opportunity to experience this tradition outside of their college years. Northern Arizona Arizona The chapter hosted its second fashion show to benefit the ZTA Foundation and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona. As many as 15 area boutiques participated, including budding clothing designer 16 · Themis
and ZTA alumna Samantha Patterson. The group has also hosted events at Samantha’s studio.
East Bay California This new chapter has had a busy calendar of events, helping with the recolonization of Upsilon Chapter (The University of California, Berkeley) and jumping into service. The group volunteered at its first Race for the Cure® and also distributed pink ribbons for two NFL teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Inland/Pomona California In September, the chapter hosted
a successful Pinterest Party. Each member brought her favorite recipe found on the popular social media site, Pinterest. At the event, women also made crafts found on the site, including homemade coasters and hand-decorated plates and mugs. Southern Peninsula California This year, chapter treasurer Kathryn Neri received the South Bay Alumnae Panhellenic’s Athena Award for her commitment to Panhellenic ideals, dedication to ZTA and community involvement. She was given a beautiful, engraved lantern as a symbol of her service becoming a beacon in the community. Washington, D.C. District of Columbia These chapter members love to take advantage of the many events their city has to offer. One of the chapter’s favorite activities was a trip to an outdoor, jazz event at the Smithsonian’s Sculpture Garden. The women also hosted an outing at a Washington Nationals baseball game.
South Gulf Coast Florida This chapter turned charity into sisterhood by sponsoring a lane at a bowling tournament benefitting Florida Gulf Coast University and ended up right next to Kappa Tau Chapter. A happy accident, the night turned into a great alumnaecollegiate relations event. Atlanta Themis Georgia The Atlanta Themis Chapter hosts nine formal meetings per year, perfect for honoring a different ZTA Founder each time. Through games, puzzles and biography sheets, chapter members have loved getting reacquainted with these pioneering women. It has also helped members connect with ZTA values.
Chicago West Suburban Illinois This year, the chapter helped put “fun” into fundraising. At its first Teddy Bear Tea, members’ children and their favorite teddy bears joined the women for an afternoon of crafting, tea and snacks. Proceeds from raffles held throughout the event raised money for the ZTA Foundation.
Annapolis Maryland This October, the chapter held a Pink Pottery Night at Claybakers in downtown Annapolis. Members had a great time painting a piece of pottery and spending time with one another. The group also recently enjoyed its annual fondue night.
Lafayette Indiana Following its Founders’ Day celebration, the chapter hosted a training session for its new ZTA and GIN-powered website. Officers helped the members create their user accounts and provided a hands-on tutorial, ensuring each member could access all the valuable information.
Ann Arbor Michigan In 2012, the Ann Arbor Chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special celebration. Displays, scrapbooks and photos of past alumnae activities lined the room as everyone enjoyed a potluck dinner, door prizes and a Yoplait® lid collection. It was the perfect way to honor ZTA sisterhood.
Baton Rouge Louisiana This winter, members enjoyed a night of sisterhood and creativity at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol for a wreath-making event. In the Gothicstyle mansion, the women had a wonderful time learning how to make a wreath and left with a great, handmade keepsake.
Springfield Missouri Thanks to the Springfield Chapter, Mu Chapter (Drury University) collegians didn’t need to trick or treat this fall. As a fundraiser for the ZTA Foundation, the alumnae offered the women’s parents the opportunity to send their daughter a bag of Halloween treats. Twin Cities Minnesota This fall, the chapter held a cupcake tasting recruitment event at Cupcake, winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” Women got in on the judging themselves as they sampled eight items, including a pink ribbon cupcake made especially for the event, and chose their favorite.
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Alumnae News Omaha Nebraska While teaching in Bahrain this year, chapter member Ashley Kunkle brought the tradition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the Middle Eastern country. She hosted a Think Pink® Day at her school, complete with a bake sale and items from the Bahrain Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Jersey Shore New Jersey This fall, chapter members found their community in despair in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. In the weeks that passed, the women stepped up to help out and rebuild in any way they could, using social media as a means to determine what items were needed most and where. Lake Norman North Carolina The chapter held a Meet in the Middle social with the newly-formed Hickory, NC Chapter. Both groups met for frozen yogurt and completed their new officer installations together. It was a great, and tasty, way for both chapters to meet one another and try something new.
Cincinnati Crown Ohio In conjunction with its Founders’ Day activities, the Cincinnati Crown Chapter hosted a “Z Tea A” event to celebrate its 21st anniversary. With their little legacies in tow, members enjoyed tea, lunch and Zeta Tau Alpha trivia games while getting to know one another. Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania When it comes to NFL events, this chapter doesn’t stop at pink ribbons. At this year’s Eagles game, it also hosted raffles, auctions and family fun on top of distributing ribbons, self-exam cards, fact sheets and stickers. T-shirt and sweatshirt sales also benefited the ZTA Foundation.
Charleston South Carolina With busy personal and chapter schedules, members understand the need for relaxation. Each summer, they embark on a sunset sail around the Charleston Harbor, enjoying the beautiful weather and each other’s company. It’s always one of Charleston Chapter’s highest atttended events. Grand Stand South Carolina Chapter members celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special painting class in Myrtle Beach. Everyone was tasked with painting a woman in a pink dress and a hat adorned with a pink ribbon. The event raised money to assist local women with the disease. Pee Dee Area South Carolina This year, the chapter bowled its way to breast cancer awareness. With help from a local alley, the chapter hosted several 50/50 raffles on bowling league nights called Strike Out Breast Cancer and Spare Lives. Proceeds benefitted the ZTA Foundation.
Columbus Ohio In an effort to offer more family-friendly activities, the chapter visited a local pumpkin farm this fall. Members and their children had the chance to enjoy a beautiful afternoon, make their way through a hay maze, meet farm animals, take a hayride, and pick the perfect pumpkin.
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Alumnae News Houston Texas Past “Project Runway” winner Chloe Dao has been a proud supporter of the Houston Association’s annual Think Pink® Luncheon. Not only did she design a scarf especially for the event, she even hosted an event at her boutique in September with a percentage of sales going to ZTA.
Memphis Tennessee The chapter held its fourth annual Think Pink® Luncheon with special guest Geralyn Lucas, Zeta and author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy.” Its new ZTA GLAM (Girls Love Art Meetings) Crown Connections group also meets frequently to take on exciting projects such as painting and glass fusing. Murfreesboro Tennessee This chapter is all about having fun. It hosted a “Zeopardy” competition on Founders’ Day with alumnae and Iota Chi (Middle Tennessee State University) collegians in a ZTA knowledge showdown. A Biscuits & Bingo event also found members enjoying great food and several rounds of the game.
Austin Texas The chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary this fall with a special celebration held at the Austin Woman’s Club. Recognized by the governor and Austin mayor, the event showcased chapter history and ZTA memorabilia on display. The Austin Chapter is one of ZTA’s oldest alumnae groups.
Northern Virginia Virginia Chapter members participated in the local Youth for Tomorrow County Fair, grilling and distributing food to fair-goers. The Youth for Tomorrow organization helps provide a safe, healthy environment for high-risk teens. The women also hosted an Olympic-themed kickoff party to start the year.
Cypress Texas The group’s Pink Tie Casino Affair in October was a night to remember. For months, members worked to solicit donations and promote the event, which raised money for the ZTA Foundation. An area magazine even captured the event.
Tidewater Virginia To help build and retain membership, the chapter started a Secret Sister program where members volunteer to sign up and have a “secret sister.” Once a month, these members provide their sister with a card or $5 gift. At the last meeting of the year, the matches will be revealed.
NASA-Brazoria County Texas The NASA-Brazoria County Chapter hosts an annual game night for members. This year’s event featured a Wii Bowling tournament and games of Pictionary and Outburst with ZTA focuses. Someone even had to draw Founder Ruby Leigh Orgain.
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Bullyin STOPS WITH ME By: Ashley Martin, Editor
If you were asked to define “bullying,” what would you say? It’s a tricky question, isn’t it? So many actions and people play a role in bullying it can be difficult to pin-point one, clear response. It can involve saying something mean to one’s face or online, spreading rumors, destroying someone’s property, and even physical violence. It can happen to anyone at any age. To some, bullying can also be subjective, with the line between joking and bullying often being very fine. Without a simple definition, teaching our children about bullying and asking our collegiate women to stand up to it can be daunting tasks. But here are some things about bullying we do know. Bullying is based on an imbalance of power. The person causing harm bullies because he or she wants something, ranging from some sort of tangible object to respect from a group of peers. Bullying also falls into one of three categories: verbal, social (affecting reputations and relationships) or physical. It can also cause severe physical and emotional distress. You might not realize that outside of the perpetrator and the victim, there is another very important person/ group involved in bullying. In fact, this third party has the most power when it comes to bullying. The bystander has the ability assist and encourage, reinforce by laughing or providing an audience, remain silent, or take a stand. 20 · Themis
The upstander—the bystander who stands up for what is right—is who we all hope our children, and even ourselves, will be when faced with any tough situation. So, while “bullying” might be hard to define, this idea of being an upstander is not. In fact, there are many ways in which you can take a stand and make the promise, “Bullying stops with me.”
ZTA alumna Jessica Brookshire (Gamma Rho, Auburn University) knows about bullying all too well. A victim of bullying as a child, she created K.A.R.M.A. (Kids Against Ridicule Meanness and Aggression) in 2009. Through this program, she has visited hundreds of schools, spreading the message of anti-bullying. At every age, Jessica’s programming is tailored toward empowering the bystander—creating upstanders. She discusses strategies like putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, talking with trusted adults, reporting cyberbullies and simply being kind. Unfortunately, in a world where being a “tattletale” has a negative connotation, standing up for what is right can be very difficult. It can also lead to bigger problems: intensified bullying, bullying shifting to the upstander, and more. This is when the role of a parent bystander becomes most important. “The number one thing I tell parents is to listen,” Jessica said. “Know that if your child comes to you and says something about bullying, it is the tip of the iceberg. To you, the stories might just sound like drama. But you
ng have to remember when you were that age and what was important to you.” Sometimes, parents need to do a little investigative work to find out what is going on in their child’s life. Asking your child directly about his or her actions or if he is being bullied might leave you on the receiving end of a blank stare or a quick change in topics. Instead, Jessica suggests asking your child to tell you about his classmates. “As a parent, you can sometimes find out where your child fits in to the classroom dynamic just by listening to him talk about everyone else,” she said. Just as important as finding out if your child is being bullied is your reaction to it. While anger is a normal response to have when someone is hurting your child, expressing that anger in front of your children is never a good idea. It can scare them from coming to you with future problems. Exploding in front of a teacher, school administrator or another parent will also not likely accomplish anything. ZTA alumna Evelyn Montecinos (Theta Delta Chapter, Salisbury University) is a mental health therapist for elementary and middle school children in Maryland and stresses the importance of letting the school monitor the situation and keeping the lines of communication open with your child and his school. Because most childhood bullying takes place in school, on the playground or on the bus, it is vital to have strong, working relationships with teachers and other school staff.
“What we tell the parents is that we see your child for eight hours a day,” Evelyn said. “It’s important for parents to be aware of what is going on and for them to share anything useful that could help.”
UPSTANDING AS A GROUP
Unfortunately, as we grow up, bullying also matures. If you’ve seen the movie “Mean Girls” you know the lengths to which young women can go to ostracize and alienate their peers. This is not to say boys can’t be just as vindictive and deliberate in their bullying, but as Zeta Tau Alphas, it’s important for us to understand how to stop the mean girl mentality so it doesn’t affect our sisterhood. At the high school and college levels, groupthink often takes over. In this psychological phenomenon, loyalty to a group and the desire for harmony within that group leads to poor decision-making and a lack of bystanders willing to correct the behavior. If any of these terms sound familiar, it’s because this same phenomenon occurs with hazing. In fact, the only major difference between bullying and hazing is in the intent. Both are intended to humiliate, but hazing is more about someone earning the right to belong, not tearing her down. “It’s important for our members to understand that hazing and bullying have the same effects,” Jessica said. “You’re talking depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It’s always important to understand the true consequences of what you’re doing.” Winter 2013 · 21
Bullying Stops with Me But just as bullying in young women happens in groups, one of the best solutions also involves a group. Finding like-minded friends to confront bullies with you has the largest impact. If you choose both your friends and sisters based on shared values, finding fellow upstanders shouldn’t be hard to do.
The office is a workplace bully’s playground. When confronting him or her, employ the same tactics you would when facing any other bully, including using a friendly approach. Never retaliate. Bullying your bully in return is never a viable option.
BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE
No matter the situation, always understand that you have the power to stop bullying. As Zeta Tau Alpha’s Creed asks us, we all have the responsibility “to be steadfast, strong and clean of heart and mind.” While a bully’s actions and words can be powerful, our strong voices as upstanders are even more powerful.
Bullying doesn’t graduate with you once you get your diploma. Though not often labeled as such, actions in the workplace such as invalid criticism, unrealistic deadlines and sabotage are all examples of bullying. In fact, studies show an estimated 14 million Americans are bullied at work. If you find yourself a victim of workplace bullying, the best thing you can do is to document the abuse. Like any form of cyberbullying, print copies of electronic communications and save voicemails to use when speaking with a supervisor. Having proof of your harassment will help others join you in your fight.
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“It’s about everyone knowing how powerful their words are and the very, very basic message of being nice,” Jessica said. “If everyone would remember that, I think that the world would be such a different place.”
STAY Strong Sometimes, the simplest messages can be the most impactful. When ZTA alumna Jessica Brookshire, founder of K.A.R.M.A. (Kids Against Ridicule Meanness and Aggression), visits classrooms across the country to discuss bullying, she empowers both victims and bystanders to put an end to this behavior. In any circumstance and at any age, remember Jessica’s acronym. Reporting abuse and being respectful toward one another are the best ways for you to stay strong against bullying.
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Say something. Tell someone. Respect the feelings of others. Offer a helping hand to those in need. Never use your words to hurt someone. Give your best every day in everything you do.
For more information about K.A.R.M.A., visit www.thekarma.org.
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It is easy to report cyberbullying directly on social media sites. Next to every Facebook post, for example, a “report” option lets you designate a post as harassment toward you or a friend. Facebook then monitors the person’s account, sometimes shutting it down completely.
Think Pink.® Think Big. This October, several ZTA chapters decided to think big when it came to their Think Pink® programming. Really big. Outside the Georgia Southern University campus, Zeta Xi Chapter partnered with Sapp Outdoor Advertising to design a Think Pink® billboard. Stationed prominently on a busy road between two cities, the sign was a great success. In fact, local alumnae shared dozens of great comments they heard from friends about the billboard. On the other side of the country, the Long Beach, CA Alumnae Chapter saw the ZTA name in lights. This chapter worked to have a Think Pink® message displayed on a mall marquee sign near the 405 Freeway,
which hosts more than 370,000 drivers daily. Chapter members hope to not only use this spot again next year, but also get other companies to display similar messages. In fact, they have already secured a spot on the Anaheim Angels’ baseball stadium marquee for next October. “We love when chapters use their local resources to think outside the box when it comes to breast cancer education and awareness,” said ZTA Foundation President Becky Hainsworth Kirwan. “All it takes is a little creativity to make a big impact in your community.” Zeta Xi Chapter (Georgia Southern University) and Long Beach, CA alumnae take the Think Pink® message to the streets with billboards and outdoor signs.
Paint it Pink 5K ZTA chapters across the country host Pink Out activities at athletic events and more. This year, Phi Chapter aimed to turn Duke University students pink—literally—through its first Paint it Pink 5K. Stemming from the recent popularity of paint runs such as the Color Run™ and Color Me Rad 5K, the chapter decided to host its own race in which participants are splattered with hypoallergenic, powder-based paints throughout the course. “We felt this was the perfect event,” said chapter president Chloe Wolf. “What better way to raise awareness about breast cancer than to have
people walking around campus covered in pink paint?” This fun, new event also took months of planning. Most supplies, including granola bars, fruit, water, race bibs and prizes, were donated by local businesses. The most important supply—the biodegradable paint—was a little more challenging to find. In fact, it had to be ordered from India. With more than 100 participants and $10,000 raised, the chapter plans to grow the event in coming years. “Ultimately, we hope this is a signature event at Duke that the entire campus and community looks forward to each year,” Chloe said.
*Photo Credit: Dan Scheirer
Phi Chapter (Duke University) hosted its first Paint it Pink 5K this October. The successful event stemmed from the popularity of other paint runs across the country. Winter 2013 · 23
Scholarships ZTA FOUNDATION
The $9,000 Founders Grants are awarded to graduate students who exhibit outstanding leadership, exceptional academic achievement and financial need. Individuals who have been admitted to recognized university graduate programs are eligible for these grants. Alice Bland Coleman Founders Grant Endowed by Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Virginia Ann Bush Van Doren, BN New Mexico State University Attending New Mexico State University for communication studies Alice Grey Welsh Founders Grant Endowed by the Beta Epsilon House Corporation Rachael Ginn, ZΨ Jacksonville State University Attending Samford University for biology Della Lewis Hundley Founders Grant Endowed by the ZTA Foundation Becky Jade Davis, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College Attending The University of Tennesse, Knoxville for a doctorate in economics Ethel Coleman Van Name Founders Grant Endowed by the Beta Epsilon House Corporation Lacey Adkins Filkins, ΔΔ Baldwin Wallace University Attending University of South Carolina for higher education and student affairs Frances Yancey Smith Founders Grant Endowed by Mary Elizabeth McGehee Joyce Sonja Ardoin, ΔK Louisiana State University Attending Florida State University for higher education and student affairs Helen M. Crafford Founders Grant Endowed by Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Courtney Lynn Coleman, HP The University of North Alabama Attending Mississippi State University for technology Mary Jones Batte Founders Grant Endowed by Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Kimberly Sue Zambito, KT Florida Gulf Coast University Attending Florida Gulf Coast University for educational leadership Maud Jones Horner Founders Grant Endowed by Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Chantelle Lauren Lytle, BO University of South Carolina Attending Elon University for law Ruby Leigh Orgain Founders Grant Endowed by Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Kat Therese Lopez, BN New Mexico State University Attending Kansas State University for journalism and mass communication
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Endowed scholarships are established with a one-time gift of at least $35,000. These permanent scholarships, which may vary in amount, are often named in honor or in memory of a special Zeta. *Denotes a graduate student Agnes & Tom Gwin Endowed Scholarship Elizabeth Nicole Reist, AΞ Indiana University Alice McCann Mathews Endowed Scholarship Kelsey Larkin Sutton, ZΞ Georgia Southern University Anne West Bruning Endowed Scholarship Heather Lauren Hamm, Θ Bethany College Ashton Taylor Blackburn Memorial Endowed Scholarship Casey Jean Fuller, HP The University of North Alabama Atlanta Alumnae Endowed Scholarship Danielle Elizabeth Martin, HA Georgia Southwestern State University Barbara Shetzley Memorial Endowed Scholarship Mia Catherine Lunik, AΘ Purdue University Barbara Wackenhutt Endowed Scholarship Jennifer Ann Groth, ΓX Indiana State University Beta Epsilon/Kay McKelvey Honorary Endowed Scholarship Sydney Hannah Willmann, ΛE Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Betty & William Woods Endowed Scholarship Shawna Marie Eckerle, ZA University of Evansville Betty Hillix Foellinger Endowed Scholarship Liane Patricia Gozmao, BΩ Union University Carolyn Hendricks Hester Endowed Scholarship *Alyssa Marie Martini, ΓΠ The University of Georgia Chi Chapter Endowed Scholarship Tara Nicole Lawless, HB Duquesne University Dallas Alumnae Association Endowed Scholarship Megan Renee Sturton, N The University of Alabama Delista Prewitt Endowed Scholarship Sarah Faith Parrish, AΞ Indiana University
Dorthy Brown Barrett Endowed Scholarship Casey Smart, BΦ Michigan State University Dr. May Agness Hopkins Endowed Scholarship *Erin R. Christopher, K The University of Texas at Austin Elaine Pierce Allison Memorial Scholarship Madison Marie Lamb, ΓT Texas Tech University Elaine Pierce Allison Memorial Scholarship Sam Lynne Gosnell, ΓT Texas Tech University Elena DeVilliers Endowed Scholarship *Ali Jordan Levenson, ΓA University of Miami Epsilon House Corporation Endowed Scholarship Kaci Brooke Sturgeon, E University of Arkansas Founders of Alpha Upsilon Endowed Scholarship Alayna Christine McClendon, AY Oklahoma State University Gamma Nu Endowed Scholarship Mabry Joy Kritzer, ΓN University of Virginia Gamma Pi Chapter Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Diana Brooks Guest *Holley Elise Floren, ΓΠ The University of Georgia Genevieve Van Strom Pitcock Endowed Scholarship *Marissa Cullen, ZΓ Youngstown State University Glenna Gundell Endowed Scholarship Kate M. Gallagher, ΛA Sacred Heart University Gregory Foundation Endowed Scholarship Jamie Webber, KΣ University of South Florida Harriet & Carl Frische Endowed Scholarship *Julie Marie Traylor, KY Georgia College & State University Helen W. Jenkins Endowed Scholarship Chloe Marie Lipking, ΛE Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Hester South Memorial Endowed Scholarship Alison Kathleen Duffy, KΨ Kutztown University Hester South Memorial Endowed Scholarship Kelsey Elizabeth Sager, AΘ Purdue University
Scholarship List Hester South Memorial Endowed Scholarship Lexie Alexandra Tiller, N The University of Alabama Hester South Memorial Endowed Scholarship Megan Nicole Garvin, ZΘ East Central University Hester South Memorial Endowed Scholarship Tori Akemi Ogawa, KM Linfield College Inez Bryan White Violet Endowed Scholarship Tara Rose Mulkey, ZΣ The University of Texas at Arlington Ivalee Ramaker Simmons Memorial Endowed Scholarship Kacy Sage Martin, HK University of Central Florida Joyce Barnhart Bee Memorial Endowed Scholarship Jackie Marie Matranga, ΛΓ The University of Texas at San Antonio Joyce Derden Carey Endowed Scholarship Katy Michelle Thomas, E University of Arkansas Julia Marthaler Hill Endowed Scholarship Jill Paige Glover, HP The University of North Alabama Kathleen Stroup Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ivy Ann Wilborn, BN New Mexico State University Kay Galm Memorial Endowed Scholarship Amy Christine Hamil, ΓI University of Florida Kitty Phelps Seitz Memorial Endowed Scholarship *Katie Kate Stringer, IX Middle Tennessee State University
Laura Kathleen Dobson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Cat Emelle Knotts, KZ Clemson University
Mu Chapter Endowed Scholarship Caitlin Elise Payne, M Drury University
Laura Mauro Endowed Scholarship *Lindsey Susanne Hendrix, ΘΨ Texas State University-San Marcos
Nelly G. Shearer Endowed Scholarship Amanda Michelle Rutland, BΩ Union University
LaVerne P. Skipper Endowed Scholarship Leah Elizabeth Randall, HZ Elon University
Nora Nell Hardy Jackson Endowed Scholarship *Lisa Wilson Brock, BΓ Florida State University
Margarethe “Peg” Livesay Endowed Scholarship Chelsea Barbra Bartholomew, HI Valdosta State University
Nu House Corporation Endowed Scholarship Shelby Woltjin Woltjen, N The University of Alabama
Marguerite Wells Godfrey Endowed Scholarship Sydney Lelia-Frances Archer, BΓ Florida State University
Patsy Ellis Roach Memorial Endowed Scholarship Abbey Marie Baxter, ΓΨ Texas Christian University
Marion Moore Todd Endowed Scholarship *Brittany Nicole Beyer, BΘ Franklin College
Patsy Ellis Roach Memorial Endowed Scholarship Natalie Estella Sharpe, ΓΨ Texas Christian University
Martha C. Edens Endowed Scholarship Megan Leann Haulbrook, O Brenau University
Rachel Pendray Memorial Endowed Scholarship Danielle Nicole Bassett, ΔZ Sam Houston State University
Mary Ann Stratford Stegall Endowed Scholarship Lauren Ann McLaughlin, BΦ Michigan State University
Rebecca J. Jakubcin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Alexandria Nicole Walker, HK University of Central Florida
Mary Harkness Anderson Endowed Scholarship Kailey Evelyn Stoupa, ΓM University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ruth Potts Endowed Scholarship Alyssa Emily Paul, Σ Baker University
Merle S. Rehkopf Memorial Endowed Scholarship Krystal Lynn Harry, AM Washburn University
Ruth Riddiford Kerr Endowed Scholarship Monica Ng, Ψ University of Washington
Merle S. Rehkopf Memorial Endowed Scholarship Shelby Gerae Robke, AM Washburn University
Sally Tucker Thompson Endowed Scholarship Mallory Ann Garcia, K The University of Texas at Austin
The Importance of Giving Academic achievement has always been important to me. When grades came home, my parents always asked, “Is this the best you can do?” If the answer was legitimately and sincerely, “yes,” then the letter grade was acceptable. The process of learning teaches us how to be better women and citizens. Our Founders knew this. They were teachers and built the traditions of our Fraternity around these principles. Seeking true wisdom is an essential part of our heritage. As chairman of the Scholarship Committee, I have one of the best volunteer jobs in ZTA. Through the applications, I get a glimpse inside chapter life, see the challenges our collegiate members face daily, and gain understanding of how we can make a positive impact as an organization. Our goal is to keep our members in ZTA and in school so they may give to their chapter, campus and community. Gifts to the Foundation allow us to give more than a half million dollars annually to support our members’ goals. This seems like a lot, but in reality, it barely addresses the need. As Zeta Tau Alphas, each of us has made a promise to help each other and give more than we receive. Giving is what we do as ZTA. To me, there’s no easier way to give back to our Fraternity and its tradition of learning than by donating to the scholarship program.
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Scholarship List Sora Embry Coulter Memorial Endowed Scholarship Shelby Laren Walls, BΓ Florida State University Tracy Pierce Kormylo Memorial Endowed Scholarship Madison Colby Leathers, ΓΠ The University of Georgia Vallera Clough Ross Endowed Scholarship Milan Leora Piva, Σ Baker University Vena Bragg Endowed Scholarship Rae Nicole Bolton, AN Birmingham-Southern College Virginia Irvin Endowed Scholarship Alexis Lauren Bloomer, ΔZ Sam Houston State University
Service Scholarships, which vary in amount, are awarded to students seeking degrees in medicine or related fields. *Denotes a graduate student Kristina Rolene Amsler, IX Middle Tennessee State University Barbara Elizabeth Feimster, ΔO Lenoir-Rhyne University Alexa Kate Hamilton, BΔ Miami University *Jenn Lauren Hilmer, ΔB Florida Southern College Paige Elisabeth Holley, ZΘ East Central University Lisa Grace Howard, AN Birmingham-Southern College Bailey Marie Huddleston, ΛE Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis *Haley Meredith Jones, AN Birmingham-Southern College Mariah Elizabeth McDaniel, HI Valdosta State University *Colleen Elizabeth McGraw, BΦ Michigan State University McKenzie Elizabeth Meares, ΓX Indiana State University *Lesley Anne Roddy, ZΓ Youngstown State University *Andrea Lynn Schneider, KA Colorado State University Katherine Elizabeth Vandiver, HP The University of North Alabama *Morgan Diane Winters, ΓX Indiana State University *Eva Nichole Woodward, AY Oklahoma State University
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These scholarships result from a minimum contribution of $1,200 by the sponsoring group along with $400 from the ZTA Foundation. An individual, alumnae chapter or collegiate chapter may establish a Recognition Scholarship. This scholarship may also be named in honor of or in memory of a special Zeta. *Denotes a graduate student Athens, GA Alumnae Chapter Jenna Renee Shoemaker, ΓΠ The University of Georgia Barbara A. Peters Memorial *Alyssa Mae Krumpak, ZΓ Youngstown State University Bertie Grace McConnell Memorial Jordyn Nicole Buntain, AM Washburn University Beta Gamma Chapter Cate Elizabeth Ahlstrom, BΓ Florida State University Beta Gamma Chapter Colleen Michele Johnson, BΓ Florida State University Beta Gamma Chapter Sammie Lee Parsons, BΓ Florida State University Beta Lambda Chapter Brittany Gayle Carter, BΛ University of Louisville Beta Phi Chapter Katie Lee Osentoski, BΦ Michigan State University Beta Psi Chapter Ashley Elizabeth Holloway, BΨ Stetson University Betty Hunt Astroth Morgan Ashley Hafner, AΨ University of Missouri Betty Steinhauer Ott Memorial *Emilie Paige Hall, ZΓ Youngstown State University Brandy Yeoman Memorial Blair Nicole McCarver, ΘΨ Texas State University-San Marcos Brittany Nabors Memorial Madeline Kelsey Rehm, ΘH Stephen F. Austin State University Bruce and Mary Walcutt Kate Elise Onofrey, K The University of Texas at Austin Carol A. Sagner Megan Nicole Brock, ΘK University of Missouri-St. Louis Cass Elias McCarter Memorial Lindsay Catherine Church, BO University of South Carolina Cindy Lyster Memorial Kaleigh Elizabeth Todd, IX Middle Tennessee State University
Dallas Area Night Alumnae Chapter Candice Christian Montgomery, ΔΣ Lamar University David and Malaea Seleski Ashley Briana Chase, Z The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Dayton Alumnae Chapter Kelly Anne Tracy, IΠ University of Dayton Deborah Bohannon McKinney Memorial Rachel Christine Arrington, ΔO Lenoir-Rhyne University Debra Barrett Cooke Victoria Sophia Guzek, BΨ Stetson University Delta Beta Chapter Lauren Jae Loder, ΔB Florida Southern College Delta Beta Chapter Maggie Anna Sutton, ΔB Florida Southern College Denton, Texas Alumnae Chapter Mariam Taj Khan, ΓΦ University of North Texas Dorothy Culbreath Bridwell Dominique Alexis Vieyra, Σ Baker University Dorothy Culbreath Bridwell Lauren Breithaupt, Σ Baker University Dr. Andrea Porter Katie Ann Bowman, ZΨ Jacksonville State University Elizabeth Emery Patterson Courtney Denise Moran, KΘ California State University, San Bernardino Epsilon Chapter Pamela Michelle Perez, E University of Arkansas Epsilon Chapter Rachel Elizabeth Reynolds, E University of Arkansas Epsilon Chapter Sara Elizabeth Tenison, E University of Arkansas Eta Alpha Chapter Outstanding Scholar *Holly Lynn Craig, HA Georgia Southwestern State University Eta Zeta Chapter Nella Eve Dannenberg, HZ Elon University Florence Dunn Memorial Braden Haley Haynes, ΓZ Mississippi State University Fran Raine Memorial *Sandy Banowsky Brindley, ΓT Texas Tech University Gainesville, FL Alumnae Chapter *Brittany Lee Potanovic, ΓI University of Florida
Gamma Alpha Chapter Laurel Noelani-Reiko Zaima, ΓA University of Miami
Jennifer Hicks Aertker Allyson Lee Frymark, IΞ Christian Brothers University
Gamma Alpha Chapter Michelle Ann Waltenburg, ΓA University of Miami
Jennifer Hicks Aertker Megan Cierra Wilson, IΞ Christian Brothers University
Gloria Culberson Hice Ashley Marie Hawkins, ZΨ Jacksonville State University
Joanne Wehmueller Memorial Katherine Marie Devlin, IH University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Greater New Orleans Alumnae Chapter *Emily Monahan Wojna, ΔK Louisiana State University
Joanne Wehmueller Memorial Shannon Lynn Horn, IH University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Greta Chubb Memorial of Nursing *Kaylene Marie Bonjour, Σ Baker University
Kappa Chi Chapter Kassi Cynthia Oldham, KX Shorter University
Helen Durlauf Memorial Katherine Mary Gardner, BΛ University of Louisville
Kappa Eta Chapter Chelsea Ann Garbs, KH Rockhurst University
Hester South Memorial *Megan Elaine Kunka, ΔΘ Ohio Northern University
Kappa Iota Chapter Nicole Ann Baldelli, KI Moravian College
House Corporation of Gamma Gamma *Gabriela Uranga Hildenbrand, ΓΓ The University of Texas at El Paso
Kappa Rho Chapter Erica Leigh Lowery, KP University of South Carolina Upstate
House Corporation of Gamma Gamma *Kim Valadez Arroyo, ΓΓ The University of Texas at El Paso
Kappa Zeta Chapter *Cassie LizAnne Walker, KZ Clemson University
House Corporation of Gamma Gamma Kristy Ivane Bolivar, ΓΓ The University of Texas at El Paso
Kay Galm Cassidy Erin Kallner, ΓI University of Florida
House Corporation of Gamma Gamma Victoria None Juarez, ΓΓ The University of Texas at El Paso
Kay Galm Lauren Ashley Hood, ΓI University of Florida
Houston Northwest Alumnae Chapter *Meagan Nicole Blake, ΓT Texas Tech University
Laurie Topham Lauren Marie Levi, ΓΨ Texas Christian University
Iota Pi Chapter Sarah Ann Ahler, IΠ University of Dayton
Lori Smith Julia Marie Peebles, ΓΨ Texas Christian University
Iota Theta Chapter Jennifer Evelyn Paucke, IΘ Georgia Institute of Technology
Lucille P. Maguire Natalie Ruth Owens, BΘ Franklin College
Iota Theta Chapter Kim Marie Arturo, IΘ Georgia Institute of Technology
Lynn Gomez Memorial Carla Lynn Beyrouti, BΓ Florida State University
Iota Theta Chapter Sydney Sims Beebe, IΘ Georgia Institute of Technology
Marilyn Bradetich Memorial Alli DeAnn Schult, AΨ University of Missouri
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter *Kelli Rose Riedy, ΘI University of North Florida
Marilyn Bradetich Memorial Brita Anne Gaeddert, KM Linfield College
Janis Felis Menges Jamie Nicole Valente, AΦ Northwestern University
Marilyn Bradetich Memorial Melissa Louise Coon, AΨ University of Missouri
Helping deserving students pay for their education was the founding principle of the ZTA Foundation. In the past four years, when many members and their families struggled financially, your donations have allowed the Foundation to set records in the amount of money allocated.
Endowed Scholarships Service Scholarships Founders Grants Achievement Scholarships Recognition Scholarships
47 4 9 86 100
64 14 9 45 104
Endowed Scholarships Service Scholarships Founders Grants Achievement Scholarships Recognition Scholarships
Endowed Scholarships Service Scholarships Founders Grants Achievement Scholarships Recognition Scholarships
68 16 9 70
Jean Wheatley Keyser Memorial Danielle Christine Clark, ΓB Washington College
Gamma Alpha Chapter Jenny Leigh Bard, ΓA University of Miami
Jean Branscomb Williams Megan Elizabeth Body, ΔΓ High Point University
Gamma Alpha Chapter Emily Renee Duerr, ΓA University of Miami
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Scholarship List Marilyn Johnson Helen Lucey Potter, Ψ University of Washington Martha Wallace Hailee Elizabeth Brown, IΞ Christian Brothers University Martha Wallace *Jessica Raye Gallimore-Howe, IΞ Christian Brothers University Mary Jane Schroeder Karlei Ann Trueblood, BΘ Franklin College Mary Louise “Pat” Moulden & Margaret E. “Meg” Lindeman Memorial Maddie Anne Brake, AΞ Indiana University Mercer-Bucks Alumnae Chapter Allison Killbride Kilbride, ZΛ Rider University Mrs. Frances Rountree Honorary Kendra Mae Collette, ΘO Baylor University Nelia Bentley McLuckie Julie Marcia Palmer, ΘX George Mason University Nina Beth Feinzig Memorial Bailey Elizabeth Williams, ΓT Texas Tech University Nina Beth Feinzig Memorial Sally Murphy Wang, ΓΨ Texas Christian University Northern New Jersey Alumnae Chapter *Kristen Nicole Tempera, ΘΞ Rutgers University Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter Katherine Ann Gulliver Lowe, AY Oklahoma State University Orlando Area Alumnae Chapter *Elise Dorothy Cataldo, ΓA University of Miami
Research Triangle Alumnae Chapter *Grace Elyssa Webster, ΘT The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Theta Tau Chapter Sara CaroleTonda Miles, ΘT The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rocky Mountain Alumnae Chapter Caitlyn Jo Sheehan, KA Colorado State University
Theta Zeta Chapter Graduate Studies Brittany Colelia Flemming, ΘZ Wofford College
Roxanne T. Wood Jackie Marianne Cangero, IΩ University of Maryland
Theta Zeta Chapter Kirsten Rebecca Hulon, ΘZ Wofford College
San Antonio, TX Alumnae Chapter Rebecca Kay Smith, ΛΓ The University of Texas at San Antonio
Think Pink in Honor of Kelley Brege Crystal Molari Ghoreishi, ΓΩ University of Houston
San Diego Alumnae Chapter Elle Marie House, IH University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Think Pink In Honor of Melinda Kilpatrick Hanna Marie Miller, ΓΩ University of Houston
Shamim Syed Wu *Salena Roslin Soria, KΘ California State University, San Bernardino
Thomas Gwin Memorial Sarah Ann Schmidt, KΘ California State University, San Bernardino
Stacey Verkest Voigt Lindsey Marie Hake, N The University of Alabama
Toledo/Akron Alumnae Chapters Shea Pennington, ΔΘ Ohio Northern University
Stephanie Arnette Powell *Claire Elizabeth Underwood-Hailey, ΓΠ The University of Georgia
Twin Cities ZTA Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Bridget Anne Stone, KΩ Saint Louis University
Sylvia Link Schell Memorial Amanda Erin Jones, ΓT Texas Tech University
Victoria Decker Griffith Arielle Sheree Baker, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College
Theta Omicron Chapter Christina Nicoline Iversen, ΘO Baylor University
Winifred Dinsmoor Nightingale Memorial Brooke Jela Manesh, IΔ Towson University
Theta Phi Alumnae in Memory of Elizabeth Osborn *Katrena Leanne Woodson, ΘΦ California State University, Fullerton
Winifred Dinsmoor Nightingale Memorial Caitlyn Rose Riehl, ΓB Washington College
Theta Tau Chapter Emma Elizabeth Humphries, ΘT The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Zeta Gamma Chapter In Memory of Aunt Paula Caputo Melissa Sobnosky, ZΓ Youngstown State University
Theta Tau Chapter Erin Ilene McCarty, ΘT The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Zeta Psi Chapter Liz Jane Zegler, ΔΨ Samford University
A Promise to Pay it Forward Founder Maud Jones Horner, a teacher, believed in the value of education. As our first leader, her convictions shaped ZTA into an organization dedicated to helping members achieve their goals. Chantelle Lytle (Beta Omicron, University of South Carolina) is no stranger to that help. On her way to becoming a lawyer, she has received five Foundation scholarships over the years, including the Maud Jones Horner Founders Grant each of the past three. “Upon graduation next May, the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation will be deserving of all of my gratefulness for its support throughout my undergraduate and graduate school careers. For that, I anticipate the day when I can give to the Foundation as I have so generously received. ZTA really does last a lifetime, and I cannot wait to see that through!” 28 · Themis
Scholarship List ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Achievement Scholarships are funded by the ZTA Foundation General Scholarship Fund and are awarded to students who demonstrate leadership, maintain high GPAs and have financial need. These scholarships focus on individuals from chapters that do not have designated scholarships. *Denotes a graduate student Brooke Hastings Allender, KP University of South Carolina Upstate Alyssa Kay Amendola, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College *Erika Michelle Harris Beals, ΘT The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jenna Katelyn Beaver, ΘX George Mason University Teresa Lizbeth Begy, HΦ Illinois State University *Kerry Marie Biechman, HΞ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Emily Marie Boggus, KB Presbyterian College Maddie Kay Brockette, ΓM University of Nebraska at Omaha Dorothy Clothille Buckner, ΛI Vanderbilt University *Tracey Lauren Carter, ΘΩ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Laura Dawn Casto, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College Sydney Marie Catoire, IΣ Old Dominion University Shauntay Evan Coleman, HΘ Missouri University of Science and Technology April Elizabeth Croft, KX Shorter University *Cheryl Elizabeth Culp, KX Shorter University Ashley Nicole Davis, BO University of South Carolina Melanie Annette Davis, ΓX Indiana State University *Audrey Davidson DeLaGarza, ZΓ Youngstown State University *Joanne Louise DeMaio, ZA University of Evansville Jenna Melissa Deutsch, IΨ Rochester Institute of Technology Kelsey Morgan Evans, HΣ The University of North Carolina at Pembroke *Jen Ellen Ewing, IΩ University of Maryland Peggy Fleming, ΛΘ New York University
Anna Bryce Flowe, ΛΘ New York University
Anna Jane Richards, Σ Baker University
Molly Rebecca Full, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College
*Dianne Turgeon Richardson, HΛ College of Charleston
*Charlsey Lynn Gentile, ΛB University of Rhode Island
Alexis Faith Rollins, ΔΨ Samford University
Alexis Marie Giua, ΓE Pennsylvania State University
Lauren Nicole Schuetz, KT Florida Gulf Coast University
Melissa Ann Gotleib, ΘX George Mason University
*Kendra Lee Schuler, BY Kansas State University
*Katharine Anne Grant, Φ Duke University
Stephanie Ann Sieg, KP University of South Carolina Upstate
Katie Nicole Green, AN Birmingham-Southern College
*Hannah Joy Smitherman, ΔK Louisiana State University
*Angela Yvonne Grove, AN Birmingham-Southern College
Hadley Noelle Stinson, ΓX Indiana State University
Hannah Elisabeth Guthrie, BΩ Union University
Bekah Elizabeth Thayer, K The University of Texas at Austin
Brenda Mae Halloran, BΦ Michigan State University
Laura Bethany Tollis, BΦ Michigan State University
Mary Catherine Harrell, AΓ University of Michigan
Chelsea Elizabeth Tompkins, IΓ The College of New Jersey
Brynn Margaret Huffman, HΞ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
*Amy Jill Vrtis, ZB Thiel College
*Amber Gray Hulsey, IX Middle Tennessee State University
Macy Noelle Warburton, BY Kansas State University
*Taryn Michelle Kadar, HZ Elon University
*Ella Nicole Weihe, ZA University of Evansville
*Tonia Michelle Karpowicz, Σ Baker University
Arlie West, ΓK James Madison University
Kelsey Linn Kelley, ΓM University of Nebraska at Omaha
Katie Alaina White, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College
Laura Erin Kelly, KH Rockhurst University
Amy Elizabeth Wisenbaker, HI Valdosta State University
Kasey Sloan Kovack, BΦ Michigan State University
Brandi Marie Worster, BY Kansas State University
Emily V. Krewson, ΔΓ High Point University
*Amanda Dawn Wyant, ΔΔ Baldwin Wallace University
*Ashley Elizabeth Kwasigroh, BΩ Union University
Allison Claire Yore, BΦ Michigan State University
Kelsey Paige Lipking, ΛE Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Ashley Caitlin Loera, KΦ Christopher Newport University *Emily Williams Messer, ZΨ Jacksonville State University Christin Dianne Miller, ΔΘ Ohio Northern University Kaitlyn Nicole Noe, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College
Apply for a Foundation Scholarship Visit www.zetataualpha.org/scholarship to complete the online application. The deadline for 2013-2014 scholarships is March 1.
*Rebecca Jayne Perko, ΔΠ Eastern New Mexico University Paige Alexandra Prato, Θ Bethany College
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Lambda Iota Chapter’s new home They say a house is not a home without laughter and love. For the women of Lambda Iota Chapter (Vanderbilt University), their ZTA house became a home before they even moved in. And on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Housing Corporation honored this home’s warm, sisterly spirit as a part of its house dedication celebration. Upon ZTA’s selection to colonize at Vanderbilt in spring 2011, the FHC and university immediately began to secure a home for ZTA. With Pi Beta Phi moving into a new home, the decision was made for the soon-tobe vacant, university-owned house at 118 24th Ave. South, in Nashville, Tenn., to house campus Panhellenic Council officers during the 2011-2012 academic year. The next fall, ZTA would move into the property. Thanks to the generosity of the Panhellenic Council, ZTA colony members did not have to wait to enjoy their future home. During colonization recruitment, potential new members were given the opportunity to tour the house, and later, colony members were invited to use it as a gathering place for sisterhoods and meetings.
the supervision of FHC Director Susan Beard, each room received new paint, flooring, furnishings and décor. As you enter the front door, a cozy living room provides a place for sisterhood and studying. To the left is a chapter room large enough to accommodate all members. The property also provides living space for six women. Ms. Beard served as toastmistress for the dedication and presided over the House Dedication Service. Honored speakers included: Jordan Sala, Lambda Iota Chapter president; Tesha Garcia-Taylor, local house association president; Kristin Torrey Shorter, Vanderbilt’s Director of Greek Life; and Mrs. Conrad. These women were joined by Vanderbilt Associate Director of Greek Life Krystal Clark for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Chapter members served as tour guides for the dedication’s 150 guests.
Per ZTA tradition, the FHC gifted the chapter with an engraved doorknocker, presented by Ms. Beard. Nashville, TN Alumnae Chapter president Sheila Porada and Mrs. Garcia-Taylor also presented the chapter with a beautiful glass and silver beverage urn. But for chapter members, no gift was greater than having a place to call home. “I want to thank my beautiful sisters of Lambda Iota for coming together to create this amazing sisterhood,” Jordan said. “Thank you for filling this house with laughter, memories and love.”
“The time our members spent together in this house in the spring, getting to know one another and building life-long friendships, helped lay the foundation for our new chapter,” said ZTA Extension Director Marlene Dunbar Conrad. During the summer, the FHC and university worked diligently to make updates in time for members to move in for the fall 2012 semester. Under 30 · Themis
(Top) Lambda Iota’s living room (Bottom, from left) Associate Director of Greek Life Krystal Clark, Director of Greek Life Kristin Torrey Shorter, Lambda Iota president Jordan Sala, FHC Director Susan Beard, Extension Director Marlene Dunbar Conrad, local house association president Tesha Garcia-Taylor.
Fraternity Housing Corporation 101 Having a space for a chapter to call its own is an important part of the ZTA collegiate experience. Ideally, every chapter should have a gathering place for sisterhood. ZTA’s biennial member assessment confirms that housing builds friendships and fosters Fraternity involvement (respectively, 83 and 81 percent of responders said this). The Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Housing Corporation has the responsibility for securing and maintaining safe and competitive housing for the 151 chapters that are member associations of the corporation. Of those 151 chapters, 105 have some form of housing: a residential house, a wing of a university residence hall, or a suite within a campus building, depending on the campus. The day-to-day care of a chapter’s housing rests in the dedicated hands of nearby alumnae volunteers who serve as house association officers. These alumnae communicate
FHC BOARD: Entire board meets annually to determine allocations.
immediate repair needs to their FHC supervising director, identify local contractors, obtain bids and network with chapter members to determine housing needs. “We depend on these local alumnae to let us know when something needs to be repaired or improved,” said Julia Marthaler Hill, Fraternity Housing Corporation president. “We are grateful they take the time to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our collegians.” So, how does the FHC fund the needs of 105 properties? Every member association with a facility pays rent to the FHC, based on the type and size of the facility. Every ZTA collegian pays into the House Reserve Fund. This fee is based on the facility or the possibility of future housing. From these sources, the FHC pays mortgages, rent, insurance and taxes. Much of the remaining income is used to fund summer upgrades and improvements at each property.
FHC DIRECTOR: Manages approx. 12 properties. Supervises updates and maintenance.
Each Feb. 1, house associations submit an FHC Allocation Request. Requested items may be maintenance or improvements. Every chapter’s needs differ and change yearly. Each FHC officer and director works with up to 12 house associations and presents the requests to the board at its annual meeting. The FHC board discusses all the requests and allocates funds as the budget allows. In recent years, installing fire sprinklers in ZTA-owned houses has been a priority for the FHC. While this process is costly, especially in older homes, it is vital to assuring the safety of ZTA members. “The FHC is proud to provide safe and outstanding housing for our Zeta sisters. We take our responsibility very seriously,” Mrs. Hill said. “We carefully consider each request and establish priorities so that every collegian can have a comfortable place to call her ZTA home.”
THE FHC’S HUMAN RESOURCES From individual chapter members to the FHC Board, we all strive to make ZTA housing (regardless of type) safe, competitive and comfortable. Follow our flow chart to see how everyone works together.
LOCAL HOUSE ASSOCIATION: Reports needed repairs, maintenance and updates for approval to FHC Director. Completes annual Allocation Request.
HOUSE MANAGER, PRESIDENT, HOUSE DIRECTOR, GENERAL ADVISOR: Manage house needs, maintenance, cleaning, inspections, day-to-day living. ZTA
CHAPTER: Addresses housing needs and wants with chapter officers and advisors. Fills house to capacity.
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Certificates of Merit Honor Alumnae The alumnae Certificate of Merit is a national award presented at Zeta Day or another special event. To receive this honor, members must have a minimum seven years of significant post-collegiate service to Zeta Tau Alpha. Alumnae groups may submit the names and qualifications of alumnae to the District President by Oct. 1. National Council considers each recommendation and awards certificates to those who receive unanimous approval. Congratulations to the following 41 dedicated Zetas, listed by their current state of residence, who received their Certificates of Merit in 2012. California Kelly Ann Barron, KΘ California State University, San Bernardino Celia Jo Cattani, HΞ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Katrina Eberly Loff, KΘ California State University, San Bernardino Colorado Sandra Smith Hardesty, ΓΘ University of Colorado at Boulder
Florida Brooke Shores Pasko, ΔΓ High Point University Shari H. Robins, M.D., ΓA University of Miami Georgia Lisa Freda Amundsen, AZ Ohio State University Kimberly B. McCoy, O Brenau University Courtney Becker McGuire, ΔΛ Georgia State University Illinois Janis Felis Menges, ZΦ University of South Alabama Louisiana Chrissy Moeller Bornhorst, ΔK Louisiana State University Sumer Criswell Simone, ΓΨ Texas Christian University
Michigan Kim Beach Belz, AΞ Indiana University Minnesota Lisa Cramer Dierbeck, BΔ Miami University Mississippi Jennifer B. McPherson, ΓZ Mississippi State University Missouri Meg O’Connell Naes, ΘK University of Missouri-St. Louis New Jersey Kate-Elizabeth Stevens, KN Monmouth University Kathy Walker Ashton, ΘΞ Rutgers University
Maryland Heather Musfeldt Butler, IΨ Rochester Institute of Technology
New York Marisa Dottore Bennett, IN Susquehanna University Mary Winsor Schenk, ΔΔ Baldwin Wallace University
Massachusetts Allison Sparks Bennett, IN Susquehanna University
North Carolina Barbara Thiets Waller, ZI Western Carolina University Ohio Jenny Butler Besecker, HΠ Wright State University Kim Sue Caputo, ZΓ Youngstown State University Oklahoma Leslie Michelle Dinsmore, AY Oklahoma State University Oregon Dvenna Duncan Carlson, BΠ University of Oregon
Allison Sparks Bennett (center) is presented with her Certificate of Merit at New England Zeta Day 2012 by Bay State, MA Chapter president Christine Quinn Zuendt (left) and District President I-A Marisa Dottore Bennett (right). This award honors an alumna’s significant post-collegiate service to Zeta Tau Alpha. 32 · Themis
Tennessee April Wright Jones, ΔM The University of Tennessee at Martin
Texas Carroll Morris Akard, K The University of Texas at Austin Paula Trietsch Chaney, Λ Southwestern University Betty Byrom Foerster, K The University of Texas at Austin Stephanie G. Benoit Gilbert, IΘ Georgia Institute of Technology MaryRuth Taylor Jones, ΓΨ Texas Christian University Angela Malone Kelly, ΘO Baylor University
Ruth Cummings Wofford, ΓT Texas Tech University Carolyn Keyton Young, ΓT Texas Tech University Virginia Tanya Zelger Amme, IN Susquehanna University Jackie Hudson Butler, ΓK James Madison University Dana Robinson Huser, AY Oklahoma State University
Washington Melissa Walker Mason, BΦ Michigan State University West Virginia Derika Lynn Bowyer, ΔY West Virginia Wesleyan College
White Violets prove Zeta Is Forever A White Violet is a Zeta Tau Alpha who has been a member of the Fraternity for 50 years. In 2012, ZTA honored 403 of these members with the Order of the Shield Recognition Service at Zeta Day or another special event. These women receive a White Violet pin and certificate from the Fraternity in recognition for their continuous dedication to friendship and sisterhood. Members who reach the 75-year membership milestone receive a White Violet charm as a gift from the Fraternity. Congratulations to these 32 sisters who have celebrated 75 years as Zeta Tau Alphas. Helen Armstrong Miller, E University of Arkansas Josephine Lewright Wilkin, K The University of Texas at Austin Nellie Sterling Thurow, Λ Southwestern University Nancy Hewlett Sander, M Drury University
The White Violet celebration at Texas Zeta Day 2012 was a family affair. Joan Weilbacher Woodely (left) and her aunt, Josephine Lewright Wilkin (right), were honored for their 50- and 75-year memberships. Both women are alumnae of Kappa Chapter (The University of Texas at Austin).
Gwyndolyn Collins Turner, N The University of Alabama Mary Goodman Gunn, Ξ University of Southern California Lucy Dickinson Fryxell, O Brenau University Leonora Privett Beggs, Φ Duke University Edith McCormick Altman, X University of Pittsburgh Lucille L. Geiser, X University of Pittsburgh Mary Jane Crouse Harris, X University of Pittsburgh Caroline Weber Cheney, Ω Southern Methodist University Anne Jenkins, AB University of Pennsylvania Ann Cole Frey, AΓ University of Michigan Margaret F. Ralph, AI Lawrence University Barbara Moore Blankenhorn, AK University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mary Louise Woodburn, AK University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Betty Hasty Acton, AN Birmingham-Southern College Alice Rardin Joachim, AΠ Ohio University Maudie Lembcke Swan, AY Oklahoma State University Dorothy Williams Baker, BB Dickinson College Miriam Dreher Kirkland, BΔ Miami University Annie Stallcup Culbertson, BI Centenary College of Louisiana Julia Davenport Morris, BK Tulane University Mildred Thomas King, BN New Mexico State University Dorothy Wallace Nagy, BΞ University of Akron Lora Mae Ellingsworth, BΠ University of Oregon Mary Evelyn Hurst, BΣ Rhodes College Mary Reed Williams, BΣ Rhodes College Elnita Jezek, BY Kansas State University Clara W. Niemoller, BY Kansas State University Mary Roberts Roper, BX Washington University Mrs. Eloise Kennedy Adcock, BΨ Stetson University
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Zeta Days Alabama & Mississippi February 23
Arizona April 13
Arkansas & Oklahoma February 23
Canada - Winnipeg April 27
Colorado & Wyoming April 6
Florida March 23
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Rollin on the River with ZTA Montgomery, AL Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center Contact: Amanda Moulin Amanda.R.Moulin@ssa.gov (334) 300-3069
Illinois, Iowa & Wisconsin
Service and Sisterhood Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Grill Contact: Jennifer Martin GarrettJ613@aol.com (520) 750-0528
How Sweet it is To Be a ZTA Columbus, IN Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Contact: Susannah Hallgarth IndianaZetaDay@hotmail.com (317) 585-0975
International Zeta Day
Zeta Fits Me to a “T” Rochester, NY Mario’s Contact: Mary Schenk MarySchenk@hotmail.com (585) 506-2325
Think Healthy, Think Happy, Think Zeta Lexington, KY The Red Mile Contact: Franci Rocco Bayes FDRocco@insightbb.com (859) 523-0370
Louisiana Crawfish Boil Zeta Style Slidell, LA Northshore Harbon Center Contact: Helen Stiles StevenHelen@bellsouth.net (985) 264-6969
Fort Smith, AR Holiday Inn Contact: Patsy Kane PKane616@yahoo.com (501) 804-9212
Garden Party Winnipeg, Manitoba Aalto’s Canadinn on Pembroke Contact: Andrea Grozli Grozli@mymts.net
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Denver, CO Contact: Kristina Zwettler KZwettler@gmail.com (303) 941-4665
Florida Zeta Day, Palm Beach Getaway Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach County Convention Center Contact: Karen Roberts Karen@myhr.bz (561) 694-7808
Maryland & Washington D.C.
Setting Sail with ZTA Savannah, GA Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Contact: Janna Johnson JJohnson400@comcast.net (912) 659-5970
Zeta Roadtrip Glen Ellyn, IL Abbington Banquets Contact: Kristen Oberg Kristin.R.Oberg@gmail.com (630) 965-9825
Zetas in Wonderland Silver Spring, MD Roland Powell Convention Center Contact: Casey Busbey CNBusbey@verizon.net (301) 452-0676 Lights, Camera, Zetas Take Action Lansing, MI Best Western Plus Lansing Contact: Barbara Burke SpartyBarbie@comcast.net (517) 332-6274
Minnesota April 27
Contact: Jayme Kmetko ZTAJayme@hotmail.com (330) 771-2380
Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska
Zeta Derby: A Day at the Oaks Lawrence, KS Kansas Union Contact: Allison Reeve Ason929@gmail.com (913) 244-4556
New England April 13
ZTA: The Greatest Sisterhood on Earth Foxboro, MA Showcase Live Contact: Christine Zuendt
Pennsylvania & West Virginia
Almost Heaven, Zeta Tau Alpha Morgantown, WV Waterfront Place Hotel Contact: Erika Kolenich 2013WVPAZTADay@gmail.com (330) 714-9540
ZTA: In a League of Our Own Aiken, SC USC Aiken Convention Center Contact: Olivia Padgett firstname.lastname@example.org (803) 606-6120
Hollywood Culver City, CA Double Tree Los Angeles - Westside Contact: Nicole Schreck NicoleBurns@gmail.com (305) 772-7167
New Jersey & New York
Zeta...How Sweet It Is Somerset, NJ Double Tree Hotel Contact: Glenna Gundell GGundell@aol.com (908) 239-3781
Building Sisterhood in Tennessee Knoxville, TN The Foundry Contact: Sally Reeves Walters Sally_Walter@hotmail.com (865) 693-1554
Life, Sisters and the Pursuit of Happiness Albuquerque, NM Chamisa Hills Country Club Contact: Abigail Goodin Goodin.Abigail@gmail.com (505) 796-2857
Oh, The Places You Will Go With ZTA Houston, TX Westin Houston Memorial City Contact: Angela Kelly AKelly8808@yahoo.com (281) 827-7233
Wild About Zeta Raleigh, NC Center City Marriott Contact: Allison Thompson Allison.Thompson@yahoo.com (919) 889-7430
Zetas in Wonderland Alexandria, VA Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Contact: Melissa diMarco JeljdiMarco@gmail.com (561) 289-9678
District 19B Zeta Day Berkeley, CA International House - Chevron Auditorium Contact: Joanne Keenan JKeenan@pacbell.net (415) 883-5729
Washington & Oregon
Linking the Best in the Great Northwest Portland, OR Double Tree Portland Lloyd Center Contact: Rhoda Collier Rmccons@comcast.net (503) 885-9080
Northern California & Northern Nevada April 6
Ohio April 6
OMGoddess Columbus, OH DoubleTree by Hilton Contact: Jessica Backer Backer2432@hotmail.com (585) 507-7954
We hope to see you at Zeta Day 2013! The Zeta Day information listed on these pages was current as of Jan. 7, 2013. Sometimes plans change due to unforeseen circumstances. Scan the QR code above or log in to Sisters Only at www.zetataualpha.org for the latest updates under the Calendar tab.
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Points of Pride
2 1. Grand Rapids, MI alumnae brave the cold to honor breast cancer survivors at Race for the Cure®. 2. Olympian Katie Hoff (left) joins Taryn Gerson from Alpha Theta Chapter (Purdue University) at her Breaststroke 4 Hope event. 3. ZTA alumnae are off to the races in the fight against breast cancer at the Phoenix Race for the Cure®. 4. Lambda Chapter’s (Southwestern University) chili cook-off attendees donate to the ZTA Foundation by voting for their favorite dish. 5. Cincinnati Bengals mascot, Who Dey, receives a pink ribbon from a ZTA alumna volunteer. 36 · Themis
Points of Pride 6. Gamma Alpha Chapter (University of Miami) hosts Kiss for Cause, to show support for breast cancer survivors. 7. City of Chicago Chapter alumnae join the Chicago Bears for a “A Crucial Catch” at Soldier Field. 8. Think Pink® weeks, like those hosted by Epsilon Chapter (University of Arkansas) bring breast cancer awareness to campuses in fun, educational ways. 9. The women of Theta Tau Chapter (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) delivered sweet treats to breast cancer patients at Lineberger Cancer Center. 10. Distributing pink ribbons is fun with the Indianapolis, IN Association alumnae and Indianapolis Colts.
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From the Archives
Everyone loves ZTA swag By Susan Beard, Delta Psi Patricia Cords Levitte, Beta Phi Archives Committee Co-Chairmen If you shopped for a ZTA-themed gift this past holiday season, you had an almost overwhelming amount of items to consider. From our recently redesigned ZTA Crown & Co. website (store.zetataualpha.org), to licensed vendors in local stores or online, to shopping for ZTA treasures in antique stores, you could find our Fraternity’s letters, colors and symbols on a wide range of products. But this has not always been the case.
From Zeta Tau Alpha’s earliest days, our Founders were proud to announce they belonged to a fraternal organization. The badge was the most obvious sign of membership because it was worn on a daily basis— our Founders were always in badge attire. But outside of the badge, there were few things that were used as decorative objects. In 1898, there was no such thing as a “Bid Day bag” filled with ZTA T-shirts, pens, decals and other goodies. With no Greek stores from which to buy items, our earliest members were forced to make ZTA trinkets by hand. We often see homemade felt pennants with ZTA letters in early photos—dorm rooms and chapter houses were not decorated with sorority paraphernalia then like they are now. Things began to change around the 1920s, as traveling “novelty” salesmen began to visit chapters and take orders for a variety of souvenir items— mostly items featuring the crest. International Office has examples of this merchandise on display including trays, compacts and card cases. Other popular items found into the late 1920s, were sheepskin wall hangings, usually printed with the Coat of Arms. These wall decorations are often seen in photos of chapter rooms prior to the Great Depression. Over the years, one of the main forms of merchandising used by
This ad from ZTA’s official jeweler in 1930 features a cocktail ring emblazoned with the crest. This ring sold for $28.50, a price equivalent to $394 today. 38 · Themis
This compact is on display at International Office. During the 1920s, traveling salesmen would sell such items with the ZTA crest.
our official jewelers was to apply our crest or letters to an existing piece of jewelry. This ad (shown at left) from 1930 shows a cocktail ring available for order. Its price of $28.50 would be the equivalent of $394 today—making it a very special gift during the Depression. As opposed to going through official jewelers, many Zetas would visit local jewelers to have items personalized. These local jewelers would then buy crest pieces from ZTA official jewelers and simply attach them to the jewelry Zetas would bring. There are many examples of both licensed and personalized jewelry in the Archives. By the 1950s, officially licensed items were frequently advertised in Themis. This 1959 ad (on the next page) for an “official Robert Rollins ZTA blazer” was repeated in many issues. These blazers were very popular in the mid-’50s to the mid-’60s, and entire
Themis READER’S GUIDE Themis of Zeta Tau Alpha, the official publication of the Fraternity, has been published continuously since 1903. HOW TO MAKE AN ADDRESS CHANGE On the Sisters Only homepage of www.zetataualpha.org, select “Update Information and Privacy Settings.” You can also email your change to zetataualpha@ zetataualpha.org (subject: Address Change) or call IO at 317-872-0540. Parents, while your daughter is in college, her magazine is sent to her home address. If she is no longer in college and not living at home, please send us her new permanent address. This Themis ad from the 1950s features custom, Robert Rollins blazers with the ZTA crest on the pocket. A huge hit with members, these jackets can be found in numerous chapter photos throughout the decade. chapters can be seen wearing them in many yearbook photos. Other official ZTA offerings were Zeta Lady plaques and Peter Pan-collared blouses monogramed with ZTA letters on the collar. In the late 1970s, official, ZTA designer jeans could even be ordered through IO. By the 1980s, Greek merchandising had become a big business, and all sorts of items were made available at stores on or near most campuses. Since this time, protecting our insignia and name from being exploited by vendors has become an important issue. ZTA now partners with Affinity Marketing Consultants to monitor merchandise design and register companies and shops as licensed vendors. Any item sold with ZTA insignia—even if made
by a Zeta—must now be registered through Affinity. In 2006, as another way to protect our marks and ensure quality ZTA products are sold, ZTA opened its first official store, Crown & Co., inside International Office. Just one year later, the online version launched. Proceeds from Crown & Co. sales also help fund important ZTA programming. The next time you shop for ZTA merchandise, think about how amazed Zetas from the past would be to see all the things you can purchase now to show the world how “Zeta Tau Awesome” you are!
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A. Wynterice Watch, # WYNTERIC...$40 C. B.
B. Collette Charm, #3655 SS $25, 10K $99 G.
C. Curb Chain, #1117 SS...$16, GF...$18 F.
D. Sister Charm, #SISTER SS...$25, 10K...$82 E. Snake Chain, #SNAKE SS...$18, GF...$29
F. Vertical Letter Lavaliere, #L2647
G. Cushion Ring, #0452 SS...$122, 10K...$310 H. Barrel Bead, #BEAD SS...$30 I. Crest Festoon Necklace, #1025 SS...$44, 10K (with GF chain)...$80 J. Crest Charm, #2638 SS...$31, 10K...$65 L.
K. Crest Earrings, #2638E SS...$43, 10K...$145 L. Pearl Ring, # 612013 SS...$72
40 · Themis Prices subject to change. K – karat gold, SS – sterling silver, GF – gold-filled, GP – gold-plated.