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Alpha Delta Herstory

Alpha Delta Charter members with Regional Director and Vice President of Operations

Chapter Herstory

        Beginning in 1998, Soror Zunilda M. was the first Alumna member of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to move to the Greater Rochester area with her husband after being recruited by the School District to be a bilingual teacher. In the Spring of 1999, the Eta Chapter in Brockport, NY extended its charter to include the city of Rochester by expanding to the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology. In July of 1999, Soror Monica M. moved to Rochester to begin her career at the University of Rochester. With recent graduates of the Eta Chapter from the University of Buffalo, the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology (Yvelisse O., Lanyn P., Shonte F.and Frederique T.)  there was an increase of alumni presence.  There was a desire for outreach and an outlet for professional sisters in the area.  The dream to create an alumnae entity was sparked and developed.  With 6 passionate and energized women determined to serve the community, our story begins as the Rochester Alumnae Colony which was established on September 12, 2004 and chartered by Zunilda Patrocinio-Melendez, Monica M. Miranda, Shonte Ofori, Yvelisse Ortiz, Lanyn Taliaferro and Frederique Thomas. 


      The first executive board for the colony was:

         Executive Director:    Yvelisse Ortiz

         Director of Programming:     Frederique Thomas

         Director of Membership:      Lanyn Perez


         Throughout the years, we have worked diligently to contribute countless volunteer hours and monies toward agencies and causes in need nationally, and in the Rochester area.  We have also contributed support and mentorship to Eta, the local undergraduate chapter.  After 3 years, Alpha Delta Rochester Alumnae Chapter was chartered on January 14th, 2007 with the mission to further the cause of Leadership Development.  We support the programs that assist community members in becoming better leaders to contribute toward a more positive society. We realize the importance of our roles as leaders within our community so we can serve it more effectively. 

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