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ABOUT GAMMA ZETA

The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. was chartered on April 29, 1956 in Newport News, Virginia.  Seven strong, courageous women known as Georgia Bingham, Lillie Jones, Gladys Ford, Estelle Chapman, Francis Johns, Martha Thomas and SophroniaWest felt a need to become a member of such a distinct organization.  The goal was to establish a local chapter of professional business women in the area to carry out the objectives of Lola M. Parker, Founder of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. All of our charter members have been committed to the Omega Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated.

In October 2008, the Gamma Zeta Chapter implemented our Future Iota Leaders (FIL) Club for young men and women in the Hampton/Newport News area to instill in youth the importance of business, professionalism and leadership. The chapter offered tutoring through the FIL Club for all courses required for a standard diploma in the state of Virginia grades K-12 each Tuesday evenings at New Found Joy Ministries, 2700 Build America Drive, Hampton, VA. Currently, the chapter’s tutorial project is held every Tuesday at Hampton High School for students needing additional help to recover credits for on time graduation. Starting this school year, the chapter will award the Georgia R. Bingham IMAP scholarship to a high school teenage mother pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university as apart of the sorority’s IOTA Mother’s Assistant Program.

Currently, the chapter’s tutorial project is held every Tuesday at Hampton High School for students needing additional help to recover credits for on time graduation. Each year the chapter will award the Georgia R. Bingham IMAP scholarship to a high school teenage mother pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university as apart of the sorority’s IOTA Mother’s Assistant Program.

In April 2016, the chapter co-hosted the 79th Eastern Regional Conference at the Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel in Hampton, VA. April 2016 marked 60 years of sisterhood and service to the Newport News and Hampton communities. During the conference, the chapter hosted an “Emerald Affair” to celebrate our 60th Anniversary..

CHAPTER OFFICERS

President- KaShauna G. Spratley, M.Ed.

1st Vice President- Montrose Cones, MAT & MSOD

2nd Vice President- Pamela Barber

Recording Secretary- Shenelle Jones-Cardwell, MSOL

Correspondence Secretary- Lakesha Eley

Financial Secretary- Catherine Winston

Treasurer- Paula McGowan

Dean of Intake- Andreianna Bazemore, EMBA

CHAPTER MEMBERS

Abolore Adekoya, Diane Bland-Bowser, Esq., Linda Canady, Pharm.D,, Michele Jones, June Owens, Diane C. Perkins, Gertrude Powell, Sandra Pugh, Tracey Cones-Renshaw, Jeraline Shields, Ph.D., Karen Williams-Herod