History of Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter
Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, San Antonio, Texas was chartered February 27, 1939. The chartering members are Lucille Inman Boyd, Helen Minter Bradley, Sadie Faine, Mabel Booker Lowry, and Violet Nelson Inman.
Zeta Lucille Inman Boyd was born in San Antonio, TX on August 28, 1914. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. Charles and Mrs. Josephine Inman. Zeta Boyd attended public schools in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Douglas High School. She received the Bachelor of Arts degree at Wiley College. Zeta Boyd received the Master of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkley and the Master of Education degree from Incarnate Word College. Zeta Boyd was initiated in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Theta Chapter, at Wiley College on November 10, 1928. It was one of her dreams come true to have played a role in chartering the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. graduate chapter in San Antonio, TX. It was a source of pride for her to serve as an active life member in Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter. She served as the first Basileus and in other official positions to promote Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She died on March 9, 1999.
Zeta Mabel Booker Lowery was born in San Antonio, TX on November 9, 1903. Her parents were Mr. G. W. Minter and Mrs. Rosa Shirley Minter. She taught in the San Antonio public school system and retired to continue public service as a private citizen. She was a lifelong learner and promoted scholarship at every opportunity. Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter has a scholarship in her name that is presented annually at St. Philips College, San Antonio, TX. She died on October 28, 1972.
The members of Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter engages in many worthwhile projects. The first major project was the Anniversary Calendar and the first Finer Womanhood Progam gave honor to women for outstanding contributions to the local San Antonio community. Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter has organized and hosted cotillions, Blue Revues, Stork Nest operations, Fiesta Track Meets, scholarship balls, youth luncheons, planning retreats, and supported a myriad of community service events. The Chapter continues to promote Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and be an active voice in the San Antonio Area community.
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