ZTA Convention: That’s a wrap!

Even though the curtain has closed on ZTA Convention 2014, we aren’t quite ready to roll the credits. Relive the magic by watching the videos below. Each one is jam-packed with new programs, interviews with Convention attendees, catchy ZTA songs and, of course, our new visual brand. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to present our Convention videos.

On day one, we revealed our new visual identity and kicked things off in style.

Take a look at the official logo launch video!

Thursday brought the Opening Business Meeting, awarding scholarships and learning how to effectively use our new logo.

Check out this video of ZTA alumnae and collegians using our visual brand identity in their everyday lives!

Thursday evening, we rolled out the red carpet to honor Collegiate Crown Chapter winners, as well as four Outstanding Advisors and an impressive collegian. We love this quote from the Louise Kettler Helper Award recipient, “The woman that Zeta teaches you to become is the best you can be.”

The Initiation Service is always a special moment at Convention. This year, we welcomed Rachelle Douglass to our sisterhood.

You don’t want to miss the sweet bond between our Convention initiate and her aunt, a long-time National Officer!

On Friday, we had another big premiere! Crowning Achievements is our new online and in-person academic achievement program, hosted on the Z-Learning online platform.

Friday was a big day for grand premiers–We also launched Behind Happy Faces, a new mental health program brought to you by Ross Szabo and ZTA.

Alumnae Crown Chapter awards were followed by the always-popular After-Party. ‘Cuz there ain’t no party like a ZTA party.

Saturday our 2014-2016 National Council was installed and we honored our 2014 Outstanding Alumna.

Saturday night was the perfect bookend to Convention with Silver Awards! We honored the best chapters in the nation. See the full list of Silver winners here.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t miss the complete Convention wrap-up video.

The ZTA Academy Awards

DSC_0524The Academy Awards recognize Hollywood’s best with a golden statue. In Zetawood, we honor our top chapters with a different precious metal—silver!

Silver Awards are the top honors our chapters can receive for excellence. Like the Oscars, ZTA’s Recognition Banquet Saturday night featured a red carpet, live red carpet interviews that were streamed into the ballroom, dinner, and LOTS of bling. We are in Hollywood, after all!

Like the television, music and movie industries’ Lifetime Achievement Awards, earlier in the day, the ZTA Foundation presented the Outstanding Alumna Award to Bonney Stamper Shuman. This former National Council member has been a trailblazer in the field of barcode technology, creating a company in the 1980s that created barcode scanning systems for major corporations.

The Fraternity’s top award, the Helen Margaret Harrison Award, was presented to Gamma Pi (The University of Georgia) for the second Convention in a row. This makes them like the Katharine Hepburn of ZTA chapters. She is one of only two women to ever win Best Actress in consecutive years!

Want to see a full list of our Silver Award recipients? Sure you do! Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners. We can’t want to see who comes out on top in 2016!

  • Vallera Clough Ross Panhellenic Award: Gamma Epsilon (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Anne Winnes Redmond Service Award
    Small Campus: Beta Theta (Franklin College)
    Medium Campus: Gamma Alpha (University of Miami)
    Large Campus: Iota Phi (North Carolina State University)
  • Becky Hainsworth Kirwan Chapter Improvement Award: Delta Iota (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)
  • New Member Programming Award: Gamma Psi (Texas Christian University)
  • Martha C. Edens New Chapter Award: Lambda Epsilon (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)
  • Sherry Server Tilley Leadership Award: Delta Kappa (Louisiana State University)
  • Alumnae-Collegiate Relations Award (Collegiate): Mu (Drury University)
  • Alumnae-Collegiate Relations Award (Alumnae): St. Louis, MO (Alumnae Chapter)
  • Alumnae Panhellenic Award
    Jacksonville, FL
    San Fernando Valley, CA (1st Runner-up)
    North Fulton Link of Georgia (2nd Runner-up)
  • Alumnae Service Award
    Western Fairfax, VA
    Long Beach, CA (1st Runner-up)
    Baton Rouge, LA (2ndRunner-up)
  • Alumnae Chapter Improvement Award: Shreveport, LA
  • Collegiate Public Relations Award
    Delta Gamma (High Point University)
    Iota Eta (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) (1st Runner-up)
    Theta Eta (Stephen F. Austin State University) (2nd Runner-up)
  • Alumnae Public Relations Award
    Northern Arizona
    Washington, D.C. (1st Runner-up)
    Columbus, OH (2nd Runner-up)
  • Membership Selection Award
    Small Campus: Theta Theta (Arkansas Tech University)
    Medium Campus: Lambda Gamma (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
    Large Campus: Eta Phi (Illinois State University)
  • National Council Special Recognition Award
    Beta Psi (Stetson University)
    Theta Chi (George Mason University)
    Seattle, WA
    Mercer-Bucks, NJ
    Youngstown, OH
  • Activities Award
    Small Campus: Gamma Beta (Washington College)
    Medium Campus: Iota Theta (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Large Campus: Alpha Theta (Purdue University)
  • Alumnae Chapter Programming Award
    Northern New Jersey
    Atlanta, GA Themis (1st Runner-up)
    Greater New Orleans, LA (2nd Runner-up)
  • Standards and Membership Enrichment Award
    Eta Xi  (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
    Alpha Gamma  (University of Michigan) (1st Runner-up)
    Zeta Alpha (University of Evansville) (2nd Runner-up)
  • Betty McGehee Schuessler Award
    Houston, TX   Alumnae Association
    Memphis, TN (1st Runner-up)
    Dayton, OH (2nd Runner-up )
  • Nan Barkley Boettcher Award
    San Diego, CA
    Toledo, OH (1st Runner-up)
    Twin Cities, MN (2nd Runner-up)
  • Merit Award
    Epsilon (University of Arkansas)
    Zeta Psi (Jacksonville State University) (1st Runner-up)
    Eta Theta (Missouri University of Science and Technology) (2nd Runner-up)
  • Nelly Galloway Shearer Achievement Award
    Gamma Iota (University of Florida)
    Iota Gamma (The College of New Jersey) (1st Runner-up)
    Theta Zeta (Wofford College) (2nd Runner-up)
  • Helen Margaret Harrison Award: Gamma Pi (The University of Georgia)

Soaking up the Sun

We have been in Los Angeles for several days now, and today, we finally got the time to site-see! As is tradition for the Saturday afternoon of Convention, the free afternoon gave attendees the chance to lay out by the pool, visit the Z-Learning Lounge or go on one of the two bus tours planned.

One of the tours took attendees on a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles with stops at TCL Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, and glimpses of the Hollywood Sign. The other took Zetas to Santa Monica Pier for a little beach fun.

Check out these photos from the afternoon! They say California girls have more fun, and we can see why!

































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