ZETA TAU ALPHA, HOUSTON ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION
Our journey and celebration in Zeta Tau Alpha began as collegians. The future of ZTA depends on its alumnae continuing that journey and celebration. Established in 1922, the Houston Alumnae Association of ZTA is proud to be not only one of the largest alumnae organizations in the country, but also a progressive women’s organization dedicated to our Fraternity and community.
From new college graduates, singles to mothers, working professionals to retirees, our members represent a diverse population of dedicated women and community leaders advancing ZTA ideals. Our members attended universities all across the country, from East to West coast and Texas too. They reside throughout the Greater Houston area including the downtown area, inside and outside Loop 610, and suburbs north, west and south, including Spring, Katy, Sugar Land, and Richmond. Meeting locations range from the Midtown area to the Tanglewood, Memorial, and Bellaire areas.
HAA of ZTA has been recognized at the state-level as well as nationally for our outstanding service to the fraternity, including the Betty McGehee Scheussler Award, which is the highest honor for all alumnae chapters.
our 2020 - 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
The Board Members and Committee Chairs strive to make your alumnae experience wonderful by providing the membership with a diverse range of programming. If you are interested in joining the board, complete the form below by choosing an option.
To learn what each position does and annual events required, please see the position description → here.
Carol PetrusekCaring Crowns
Sherry St. AubinPanhellenic Alternate
Courtney ScaggsSocial Chair
Taryn HrycTechnology & Website / Newsletter
Samantha KulbethPublic Relations & Social Media Coordinator
Candy BourgeoisBook Club Coordinator
Renee SvitekLadies Dine Out Coordinator
Lauren StrattonSisters Who Sip Coordinator
Shelby HatchFundraising Committee
Alumnae Crown Chapter
2010, 2012, 2014
This award is given for attainment of the minimum standard of chapter excellence for each year of the biennium. The National Vice Presidents Alumnae recommend chapters to National Council, which selects the recipients.
ZTAF Major Donor
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
This award is given for financial and volunteer support to honor breast cancer survivors through our Think Pink® partnerships.
Membership Award for Sustained Membership
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
This award is given to the alumnae chapter that has achieved the greatest growth in membership for the term.
Betty McGehee Scheussler Award
First Place: 1990-1998, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014
Runner-Up: 2006, 2010
This award is given to the alumnae chapter that has given the greatest support to a collegiate chapter and has achieved excellence in all areas of Fraternity life throughout the biennium.
ZTAF Founder's Club
2010, 2012, 2014
Recognizing donors contributing more than $100,000 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
Silver District Award
2011, 2012, 2014
Recognizing the best all-around alumnae chapter in District.
More than 231,000 women have been initiated into the sisterhood of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity since its founding on October 15, 1898, at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia. Our Founders, nine young women, envisioned an organization that would perpetuate their ties of friendship.
To realize that within our grasp, in Zeta Tau Alpha, lies the opportunity to learn those things which will ever enrich and ennoble our lives; to be true to ourselves, and to those within and without our circle; to think in terms of all mankind and our service in the world; to be steadfast, strong, and clean of heart and mind, remembering that since the thought is father to the deed, only that which we would have manifested in our experience should be entertained in thought; to find satisfaction in being, rather than seeming, thus strengthening in us the higher qualities of the spirit; to prepare for service and learn the nobility of serving, thereby earning the right to be served; to seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat; to have the welfare and harmony of the Fraternity at heart, striving ever to make our lives a symphony of high ideals, devotion to the Right, the Good, and the True, without a discordant note; remembering always that the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha was Love, “the greatest of all things.” - Written by Shirley Kreasan Strout, adopted by the 1928 ZTA Convention.
The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the molding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.
"Seek the Noblest".