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WEB SAVVY SIGMAS-Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae Chapter (Oak Lawn, IL) Introduces Website Redesign



OAK LAWN, IL. - OCTOBER 13, 2003 - Eta Xi Sigma Alumnae chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has launched it's website redesign http://etaxisigma.tripod.com.

This revamp boasts a sleek contemporary design, user-friendly navigation and various media resources. Visitors can easily access information about the sorority on both local and international levels. Other new features include: a photo gallery, a press release area, a "Prominent Sigmas" page, the 2003-2004 Eta Xi Sigma Media Kit and the chapter's quarterly newsletter, The Gammette.

On August 16, 1992, forty six women chartered Eta Xi Sigma chapter in Oak Lawn, IL, one of the largest graduate chapters in Sigma Gamma Rho history. Under the leadership of Basileus Sandra Kelly, membership includes life members, a "Who's Who in Sigma" recipient, a Past Grand Basileus, Past Grand Second Anti-Basilei, Regional Syntakti, past Grand Epistoleus, Undergraduate Campus Coordinators, a Past Executive Director, a Past Regional Rhoer Advisor, and past and present local, regional, and national chairpersons.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is a historically African American, non-profit, service and social organization, organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven school teachers. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.

Sigma posesses a stellar membership. Sharing in the Sigma Legacy are women such as Actress Hattie McDaniel (1st African American to win an Oscar); Politicians such as former Congresswoman Corrine Boggs (1st Woman to Chair a Democratic Party), and current Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown; Singers such as Vanessa Bell Armstrong (Gospel Recording Artist) and Marilyn McCoo (The 5th Dimension); Artists Annie Lee and Brenda Joysmith and Authors April Sinclair and Cheryl Broussard, to Actresses such as Victoria Rowell (Young and the Restless) and Anna Maria Horseford (Friday, Amen and the Wayans Brothers) and Media Personalities Miss Dupree (Tom Joyner Morning Show) and Merri Dee (WGN) just to name a few.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is a historically African American, non-profit, service and social organization. Sigma has over 75,000 members in over 410 chapters located in the United States, Bermuda, Germany, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Its purpose is education, leadership development and rendering service wherever needed. For more information, please visit our International website

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