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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright Recognizes Zeta Phi Beta International President in Stony Brook

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Farmingville, NY – Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the New York State Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Leadership Conference, Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright presented a Brookhaven Town Proclamation to President Mary Breaux Wright, celebrating the International President for her years of service. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority espouses the highest academic ideals with members serving in groundbreaking roles in all fields of endeavor. President Breaux Wright was at Stony Brook University presiding over the annual Leadership Conference. There are several local Zeta Chapters in Stony Brook and Suffolk County. Also present were First Vice-President Valerie M.C. Hollingsworth, Atlantic Regional Director Janet Bivens, Esq. and New York State Director Nilda Rivera, Esq.

“It is an honor to bestow this proclamation upon President Wright on behalf of Brookhaven residents. Under her leadership, many national Zeta Phi Beta initiatives have flourished substantially. From the groundbreaking unity between our youth and The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Program, to the Eldercare Initiative, to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and so much more, Zeta Phi Beta has reached milestones," stated Councilwoman Cartright.

The Zeta Phi Beta partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Program has increased opportunities for young people to explore the natural world, learn about science, science careers and fosters conservation. For women dealing with the legal and financial implications of caring for older relatives, the Zetas provide education and support through their Elder Care Initiative, and teaming up with the American Cancer Society, Zeta Phi Beta helps raise funds to support patients and their families. Other initiatives of Dr. Wright’s include Adopt-a-School, Get Engaged, St. Jude Sunday of Hope, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Wigs for Awareness and Zeta’s Combatting Bullying.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1920 by five co-ed students at Howard University who envisioned a sorority that would promote the highest standard of scholastic achievement and Finer Womanhood. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has a diverse membership of more than 120,000 college-educated women with more than 800 chapters in North America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and Middle East. For more information, please visit their website.

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