Notable Zetas


Erin Andrews

An alumna of Gamma Iota Chapter, University of Florida, 2000
Host of "Fox College Football" on Fox Sports
Previously a sideline reporter for ESPN on for College Gameday, Major League Baseball, NCAA football, basketball and baseball
Host of ABC's Dancing with the Stars
Member of the Gator basketball dance team from 1997- 2000
Finalist on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 (2010)


Susan Ford Bales

Daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford
Special Initiate of Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Oklahoma State University, 1993
A dedicated breast-cancer advocate, she has served as spokesperson for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for more than a decade
Co-chairman for the Capitol Council for Early Detection, a group of 11 wives and daughters of Presidents and Vice Presidents

Brigadier General Margaret A. Brewer, U.S.M.C.

An alumna of Alpha Gamma Chapter, University of Michigan
First Woman General of the United States Marine Corps


Betty Buckley

An alumna of Gamma Psi Chapter, Texas Christian University
Won a Tony Award in 1983 for the portrayal of "Grizabella" in "Cats," the musical
Portrayed the role of "Abby" on the TV series "Eight Is Enough"
Headed the London Company of Sunset Boulevard for a year, before starring on Broadway in the New York production at the Minskoff Theatre
Starred in the Bruce Beresford film "Tender Mercies"


Faith Skowronski Daniels

An alumna of Theta Chapter, Bethany College
Reported news for "48 Hours" and "Sunday Morning"
Served as News Anchor for the "Today Show" and "CBS Early Morning News"
Hosted the television show "A Closer Look"


Phyllis George

An alumna of the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University, initiated into Gamma Phi Chapter
Selected Miss America 1971
Debuted as network television’s first female sportscaster in 1975
Hosted “NFL Today” for eight seasons, earning an Emmy
Entrepreneur and founder of Chicken by George (now a division of Hormel)
Former First Lady of Kentucky (1979-1983)
Author of five books


Geralyn Lucas

Special Initiate of Theta Xi Chapter at Rutgers University during Convention 2006
Author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy,” which become a Lifetime Television movie
Member of Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life initiative


Deborah Platt Majoras

An alumna of Delta Omega Chapter, Westminster College
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, The Proctor & Gamble Company
Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, 2004-2008
Appointed deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, April 2001; Named principal deputy, Nov. 2002
Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1989
Selected ZTA's 2006 Outstanding Alumna


Betty Nguyen

An alumna of Kappa Chapter, The University of Texas at Austin
Selected as ZTA's 2010 Outstanding Alumna
Broadcast Journalist for CNN, 2004-2010
Current anchor for "CBS Morning News" and contributor for "The Early Show"
Founder of Help the Hungry, non-profit organization aiding those living in her native country of Vietnam


Nicole Paggi

An alumna of Theta Psi Chapter, Texas State University San Marcos
"Campus Confidential" (2005) TV Series
Starred as Sydney Shanowski on "Hope & Faith" (2003) TV Series
Played Marie Blanchard in Frozen Impact (2003) Movie
In 2002, played Britney in "Providence" TV Series
Debuted on TV Series "Pasadena" in 2001 as Jennie Bradbury


Sarah Patterson

Alumna Initiate of Nu Chapter, The University of Alabama, during Convention 2012
Head women's gymnastics coach for The University of Alabama and has led the Crimson Tide to 6 NCAA national championships
Created the Power of Pink gymnastic meet, which has raised over $1.35 million for the DCH Foundation in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to provide breast cancer screenings to underprivileged women


Lynda Johnson Robb

An alumna of Kappa Chapter, The University of Texas at Austin
Daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson
Married to Virginia Senator Charles Robb
Serves as Vice President of the L.B.J. Company, on the Board of Directors of the radio station KLBJ and director of the LBJ Foundation
She serves as Chairman of the Board for Reading Is Fundamental
Selected ZTA’s 1998 Outstanding Alumna


Shonda Brewer Schilling

An alumna of Iota Delta Chapter, Towson University in Maryland
Founder of SHADE, The Curt and Shonda Schilling Melanoma Foundation of America
Selected ZTA’s 2004 Outstanding Alumna
Selected Towson University’s Outstanding Alumna 2007
Author of The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome


Tanya Snyder

An alumna initiate of Iota Omega, University of Maryland, during Convention 2010
Wife of Washington Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder, and founding partner of ZTA and the National Football League's Think Pink! campaign
Served as the NFL's national spokesman for breast cancer awareness in the league's "A Crucial Catch" campaign.


Dr. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

An alumna of Florida State University, Beta Gamma Chapter
The first female recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, won in 1983 for her Symphony No. 1
Holds the first appointment to the Carnegie Hall Composer’s Chair, collaborating with the staff on all of the Hall’s activities
With the blessing of cartoonist Charles Schulz, an avid fan who mentioned her twice in his comic strips, composed “Peanuts Gallery,” a lively six-part character study for piano and orchestra
First woman to receive a doctorate in music composition from the Julliard School of Music

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