Zeta Theta Chapter (Pepperdine)
Zeta Theta Chapter was installed at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, on January 18, 1997.
Approximately 150 Gamma Phi collegians, alumnae and family were present at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California, to honor the installation of Gamma Phi Beta's newest collegiate chapter, Zeta Theta. Zeta Theta Chapter at Pepperdine University in Malibu was formally pledged as a colony in April 1996 at the Beta Alpha Chapter house at the University of Southern California. The colony, formerly Sigma Tau Alpha, a local sorority, began the school year by sponsoring a booth at the Annual Labor Day Weekend Malibu Chili Cook-Off.
The Initiation ceremonies were conducted by Delta Lambda Chapter from the University of California-Riverside at the Beta Alpha facility at the University of Southern California under the direction of Director of Ritual Elizabeth "Kiki" Philips. Other International officers in attendance included International President L‘Cena Brunskill Rice, Director of Collegiate Extension J.J. Stoll Kaelin, Extension Coordinator Patty Lazos Giesea, Rush Consultant Cinda Keating Lucas, Province Collegiate Directors XVla/b Nancy Preston Schellhase and Mary Knaup, Province Alumnae Director XVI Rene C. Matz, 1998 Convention Arrangements Chairwoman Linda Hallenbeck Pelegrino and Collegiate Leadership Consultants Carolyn Smith and Emily Jamison.
Excerpt from the summer 1997 issue of The Crescent, page 22.
Zeta Theta Chapter charter members, 1997.