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CHAPTER HISTORY

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Omicron Zeta chapter was chartered in 1945 in Detroit, Michigan - making it the first graduate chapter of Zeta in the state of Michigan. Organized by Soror Mary Watson Stewart, the chapter set out to be the best representation of women in the Metro area. Among the many highlights of the chapter's history are:

Charter of Omega Alpha chapter at Wayne State University

Chartering of the Xi chapter (citywide undergraduate chapter)

Opening two Stork's Nests in Detroit (1976 & 1980)

Incorporating of the chapter in 1983

Hosting the 1984 Boulé

In 2001, being recognized by the Detroit 300 for over 50 years of service to the community

Being named 2013 "Power Partner of the Year" by the SE Michigan affiliate of the American Heart Association

CHARTER MEMBERS

                                                  Mary Watson-Stewart

                                                  Thelma Shelby-Downs                 

                                                   Dorothy Blackwell

                                                     Zenobia Irvin                                 

                                                  Edna Moore-Osborne

 

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

Mary Watson Stewart

Thelma Downs

Bernice Griggs

Viola Arnold

Annetta Wolfe

Ione Gibson

Ethel Nelson

Larnie R. Williams

Mary R. Gray*

Beatrix Varner

Lavinia Hendricks

Loma R. Pointer

Doris H. Harris

Dorothy Bridget

Theressa Dixon*

Daisy L. Davis*

Regina Baker

Jeffrey P. King*

Taniqua M. Carter-Brown*

 

Rhonda Grant-Calloway* 

                     *denotes Sorors who have served more than one term