Chapter Profile

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Nu Delta Zeta Chapter


Post Office Box 2532

Greenville, SC 29602

nudeltazeta@gmail.com

Chapter History

Under the auspices of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, the Nu Delta Zeta Chapter received its charter on May 18, 1985. The chapter was introduced to the public at John Wesley United Methodist Church during a formal chartering ceremony in July 1985. The charter was granted by International Grand Basileus, Dr. Edith B. Francis. Regional Director, Macon Gardner and State Director, Barbara Crockett Moore facilitated the public chartering ceremony and installation of the chapter’s officers. The seven charter members were Cheryl G. Berry, Scarlet H. Black, Ethel T. Cooper*, Josephine Kerns*, Elvira Guyton (McGowan)*, Levelle B. Marshall, and Anne G. Pinson. *

Since its inception, the Nu Delta Zeta Chapter continues to thrive in the Greer, Taylors, and Traveler’s Rest communities and promotes the programs of the Sorority. The first programs that have supported scholarships for over fifty young women and men were the biennial Blue Revue Debutante Ball and our annual Fall Scholarship Dance (ZetaFest).

Now that the chapter’s membership has grown from the core seven members to thirty-four members to date, additional programs have also been added for scholarships and programs that support the health & welfare of the community. Over the years, Nu Delta Zeta, with its time and resources, has amassed thousands of volunteer hours and has earned numerous awards for community service and its commitment to the principles and ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

*Deceased

Key Contacts

Teresa Waddell James
President
twjames55@icloud.com

Kyndra Holmes

NPHC Representative

ksh33100@gmail.com

Organization Facts & Important Links

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Founded: January 16, 1920
at Howard University

National website

www.zphib1920.org

Chartering Members

The seven charter members included the following Sorors:

  • Soror Cheryl G. Berry

  • Soror Scarlet H. Black

  • Soror Ethel T. Cooper(deceased)

  • Soror Jo Kerns

  • Soror Elvira Guyton McGowan

  • Soror Levelle B. Marshall

  • Soror Ann G. Pinson

Signature Events

Nu Delta Zeta Chapter sponsored several programs, including the following:


  • American Heart Association

  • American Cancer Society

  • Elder Care Initiative

  • March of Dimes

  • Micah’s Voice

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Blue Revue Debutante Ball

  • Mad Hatters Tea

  • Senior Citizens Valentine’s Luncheon

  • Harvest Hope Food Bank

  • Israel Metropolitan CME Church Breakfast Program

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

  • Safe Harbor

  • Unity Sports Soccer Club – MLK Breakfast Program

  • Tommie C Brooks Head Start/Early Head Start Center

Our meetings are held every first Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Nicholtown Community Center.

National, Regional, State Officers

Nu Delta Zeta also has many members who are and have been in leadership on the local, state, regional, and / or national levels.

  • Cheryl G. Berry – State of South Carolina Executive Board, Southeastern Region Executive Board

  • Scarlet H. Black – International 1st Anti-Basileus, International National 2nd Anti-Basileus, Chair of Revised 2013 MIP, Chair of 14th Edition (2015) of National Handbook, Creator of FWDH (Finer Women Don’t Haze), 16th Southeastern Regional Director, 8th South Carolina State Director.

  • Teresa Waddell James – State of South Carolina Executive Board

  • Pamela Kelley - State of South Carolina Executive Board

  • Levelle B. Marshall – State of South Carolina Executive Board

  • Myra Morant – State of South Carolina Executive Board

  • Kimberly Smith (Higgins) - National Life Member Coordinator, State of South Carolina Executive Board

  • Eryka Wallace – National Publications Committee - Communications Chairperson (2012-2014); Centennial Commission – Communication Chairperson (2019-2020); International “Transition Your Talents” Team (2016-2020); Undergraduate Member at Large for the South-Central Region (2012-2014)

Chapter Presidents

  • Scarlet H. Black (Organizing Charter Member & First Basileus)

  • Levelle B. Marshall (Charter Member)

  • Joyce Lewis

  • Cheryl G. Berry (Charter Member)

  • Kimberly Smith Higgins

  • Pamela Kelley (Immediate Past)

  • Teresa Waddell James (Current)


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