Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Omega Zeta Chapter, Welcomes New Members

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Omega Zeta Chapter, inducted twelve new members, “Twelve Women of Wonder” into their graduate chapter on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the First Baptist Church on Amulet Street in Natchitoches.  First Vice President and Membership Intake Process (MIP) Coordinator, Candance Grayson, facilitated the process. The new members are Coretta Conant, LaShanda Dowell, Letrianna Grayer, Claudeidra Houston, Felicia Jackson, Tracy Jackson, Mary Jeter, Christa Johnson, Linda Jones, Shekina Sanders, Alexis Thomas, and JoAnna Washington. Other members of the Mu Omega Zeta graduate chapter include President Josephine Winder, Jessica Askew, Mary Calhoun, Willie Clark, Denise Cornelius, Jamie Flanagan, Sonja Hall, Linda Howard, Sandy Irchirl, Cheryl Jackson, Carletta Jones, Jessica Miller, Lillie Moore-McDonald, Lockey Reliford, Gevonica Smith, Jacqueline Smith, Roshawnda Taylor, Tamika Taylor, Yalaunda Toliver-Taylor, Belinda Turner, Angela Washington, and Sandra Williams.

Kudos to our MIP Coordinator, Candance Grayson, and the Membership Intake Committee for your hard work in completing and seeing this process through. Special shout out to the instructors: Josephine Winder, Chapter President; Denise Cornelius, Jamie Flanagan, Linda Howard, Cheryl Jackson, Carletta Jones, Lockey Reliford, Yalaunda Taylor, Belinda Turner, and Sandra Williams.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, is an international, historically black, Greek-lettered sorority founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C, by five women affectionately known as “The Five Pearls.” The five coeds chose the name Zeta Phi Beta. Phi Beta was taken from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, to “seal and signify the relationship between the two organizations.”  Our founding principles are Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.  Our motto is: A community-conscious, action-oriented organization.

Our mission statement is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.