By: Beverly Kwakye
What do royal blue and pure white letterman jackets, step shows, and a group of five young ladies have to do with homecoming? In honor of homecoming week, and their participation in the step show, Chowan University’s newspaper The Hawk Screech would like to recognize the Chi Tau chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
Who are the Zetas you may ask? On June 26, 2011, the Chi Tau chapter was chartered here at Chowan University by Julisia Crawford, Tarshae Ellis, Tiako Lee, Melinda Williams and LaVontae Wilson with the inspiration of their sister Patricia Price. Their mission is to address societal ills, prejudices, world poverty, and health issues of the generation. The president of the Chi Tau chapter of Zeta Phi Beta is LaVontae Wilson. As of today, they have five ladies on the yard which includes Tiako Lee, DeCima Deadmon, LeNeir Hill, Lakeisha Vaughan, and LaVontae Wilson. In addition, faculty and staff include Tarshae Ellis, Vincia Miller, and Patricia Price. These lovely ladies will be performing in the step show with their constitutional bound fraternity brothers Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
A few words from our former Zeta… “We are very excited. We have put in weeks of practice, time, dedication, sweat, and tears. We are looking to just have a wonderful time with the rest of the Divine Nine Greeks. We hope everyone comes out to support and we hope we surprise the audience with our ambitious performance. The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta live and breathe Zeta. We are all about service, scholarship, sisterly love and finer womanhood. We ask that if you are interested in Zeta Phi Beta that you just approach one of us and just ask questions. Please keep in mind we are all about quality rather than quantity.” – Tarshae Ellis