Maureen O’Donnell, a resident of West Chester, represented Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority’s Eta Gamma Chapter at West Chester University at the organization’s 49th national and 38th International Convention in Tucson, Arizona July 9- 13. She serves as her chapter’s Vice President.O’Donnell joined nearly 700 ZTA collegiate and alumni members and national officers at the biennial convention, including the sorority’s legislative body, which consists of delegates from 148 collegiate chapters and more than 235 alumni organizations.
During the convention, Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, received the sorority’s Outstanding Alumni Award; and Chrystal Richardson Welch, grandniece of ZTA founder Ruby Leigh Orgain, became a special initiate. Members attended programs on wellness, hazing prevention and personal responsibility.
The chapter received the following awards at the convention: Crown Chapter, Quota/Total, Financial Excellence, and Scholastic Achievement.
Zeta Tau Alpha was founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va., and has more than 195,000 members worldwide. One of the nation’s largest Greek women’s groups, ZTA develops members’ leadership, academic and service skills, and supports breast cancer education and awareness as it national philanthropy. Mikhaila McDonald is a second-year student and is undeclared. She can be reached at MM632124@wcupa.edu.