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Newly elected NPHC executive board seeks Greek unity this upcoming year

April 18, 2022
Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Thomas. —

A new Executive Board for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, or NPHC, was elected for the 2022-2023 school year this past Sunday.

The new e-board is as follows:

President

Samara Zinnerman, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Internal Vice President

Marquan Windom, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

External Vice President

Mikayla Ward, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Treasurer

Jordan Daniel, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Secretary

Siara Smart, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Parliamentarian

Anthony Little-Smith, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Historian

Dylan Kemp, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

University Activities Board Representative

Kamrynn Sarratt, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Associated Students of Michigan State University Representative

Brandon Foster, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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Residence Hall Association Representative

Jalen Tate, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Black Student's Alliance Representative

Fatoumata Barry, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Human biology junior Samara Zinnerman said she decided to run for president because she has a huge passion for Greek leadership and unity between the Divine 9 organizations.

The NPHC is the presiding council for the Black Greek Letter organizations, also referred to as the Divine 9, on campus.

Those organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity,

A member from each organization is encouraged to fill a position on the board. With the exception of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. every organization is represented.

Jalen Tate, fourth-year experience architecture student said, "As a new member of the NPHC I wanted to make sure I get involved and try to participate in getting stuff done and making a difference on campus."

One thing that the entire board agreed on is to promote unity between the Divine 9 organizations.

Communications sophomore Brandon Foster said, "We want to bring each other together and we want to unify the yard. When the yard is unified it's all better."

As President, Zinnerman hopes to put on more events and promote collaborations between the organizations within the NPHC. She said next year campus can expect to see more Greek Unity and community service from the NPHC.

"I want people to know that we're not just people who stroll," Zinnerman said. "We represent so much more. We do community service, we build upon brotherhood and sisterhood."

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