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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Nu Xi Zeta Chapter (Alexandria, VA)On November 29, 1986, the Nu Xi Zeta chapter was chartered to serve the Alexandria, Virginia community. Nu Xi Zeta members have a history achieving professional success, a dedication to improving our community, and share a common belief in the power of sisterhood. Many of the chapter’s early members served in leadership positions at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, the White House, and worked for Members of Congress.

In March 1994, Nu Xi Zeta held a successful Symposium on Violence on Capitol Hill. Due to the prominence of Nu Xi Zeta members, the event brought together major stakeholders on Capitol Hill and in the health care community. One of the featured experts attending the symposium was the late Beverly Coleman Miller, MD, a former District of Columbia Deputy Commissioner of Health and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Early in the chapter’s history, scholarships were awarded to deserving students from T.C. Williams, and the chapter continued to develop a relationship with the awardees after the students had gone to college. Today, Nu Xi Zeta and the Nu Xi Zeta HAVE Foundation work tirelessly to identify deserving students and mentor them as they continue their educational careers.

To celebrate our founders, the chapter held a formal Founder’s Day tea at high noon at the Four Seasons in Georgetown featuring Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s International President Eunice Thomas. This tradition continues today as the chapter annually holds a reclamation tea during our finer womanhood celebration.

In the spirit of the phenomenal women who chartered and built our chapter, the Women of Nu Xi Zeta are truly diverse and represent a myriad of industries. We hail from the nation’s most competitive universities and colleges across the nation with many either holding or pursuing advanced degrees.

As told by Elaine Johnson McDowell. PhD in June 2010.