Washington D.C. Waves of blue and white filled the Washington Hilton Hotel, July 15, for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s 2014 Grand Boulé, part of a weeklong celebration for their “Blazing New Paths: The Power of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood” biannual leadership conference.
Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity also attended the celebration in support of their Greek sisters. Members of the fraternity are in town for their centennial celebration.
Boulé speakers included International President Mary Breaux Wright, Sigma International President Jonathan A. Mason, and Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
As part of the celebration, the sorority gave awards to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the American Cancer Society, Leading Lawyers on Estate and Long Term Care Planning, the March of Dimes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African-American woman to get a MBA from Harvard University in Massachusetts received the Zeta Centennial Journey Trailblazer Award. She is also a member of the sorority.
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