Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter History

Morrisville, North Carolina

Chartered January 15, 2002

Meet the Charter Members

Dr. Alice Garrett

Dr. Alice Garrett

Charter Member
Esther Dunnegan

Esther Dunnegan

Charter Member
Myrtle Shephard

Myrtle Shephard

Charter Member
 Dr. Lola Fuller

Dr. Lola Fuller

Charter Member

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Bettye Murchison

Bettye Murchison

Triumph Charter Member

The History of Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  Morrissville, NC

Desiring to keep up with the sprawling growth of the Research Triangle Park between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, five active and enthusiastic women decided to include Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as part of the areas’ growth

On January 15, 2002, Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was charted in Morrisville, North Carolina. Charter Life Member Esther Dunnegan and Myrtle Shepherd, members Rev Dr. Lola Fuller and Dr.  Alice Garrett, and Golden Life Member Bettye Murchison, envisioned a chapter to provide  sorority sisters access to Zeta events and meetings with little travel. Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter quickly filled that void and set a standard of growth unmatched in the area.

Additionally, it holds a unique position with chapters in the surrounding area with several of its members serving as elected or appointed state, regional, or national officers.