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The Chi Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority presented Director of the Office of International and Intercultural Programs Lena Johnson with a community service award April 13 at the second annual Virginia Beach Finer Womanhood Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn of Virginia Beach. “Lena was chosen because of the many acts of kindness that she does for college students and the surrounding community. She is a perfect example of our sorority's principle of sisterly love because she helps others, regardless of race, religion, or gender,” says President of the Chi Omicron Zeta Virginia Beach Chapter Chanel Alford-Campbell. The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded in 1920 on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations – to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Today, the organization values the principles of “Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.” Virginia Wesleyan's chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta, Beta Upsilon, received three awards in March at the sorority’s 68th Eastern Regional Leadership Conference. The awards included 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Chapter, First Place ZHOPE Community Service Award, and First Place Scrapbook Presentation. More