Chi Eta Phi celebrates Founder’s Day

Members of Chi Eta Phi pose for a picture.

Chi Eta Phi celebrates Founder’s Day
October 27
04:45 2016

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On Sunday, Oct. 16 all the chapters of Chi Eta Phi Inc. celebrated their Founders Day.

The local chapter, Chi Chi, along with a few other chapters in North Carolina joined the celebration with Sigma Chi Chapter, on the campus of N.C. A&T State University School of Nursing. The chapter Basileus is Aleta Harper.

A short program was held with the speaker being Tiffany D. Morris, PhD, MSN, RN, interim assistant dean, clinical assistant professor, N.C. A&T School of Nursing.  Morris spoke on the title, “A Legacy worth Remembering and Continuing.”

A fellowship dinner was held at the Lone Star Restaurant in Greensboro, following the closing ceremony.

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is an organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students (male and female) founded in 1932. The charter Alpha was organized at Freedmen’s Hospital (Howard University) in D.C. The purpose of the charter was to elevate the plane of nursing and increase the interest in the field of nursing.

The founder was Ailene C. Ewell, RN, BS with 11 other nurses, called the 12 jewels. The celebration honors the founding nurses.

Today there are more than 8,000 members in the United States, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Liberia, West Africa and Monrovia Liberia. Membership into the chapter is by invitation and is active and honorary.

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