Zeta Beta History - Preface
The chapter history was originally compiled in 1973, for the 25th anniversary. The booklet was titled Service in Silver and was written and edited by Tom Louthan. In 1978, for ZB's 30th anniversary, the next five years' history was added to the original booklet as a supplement. This supplement was edited by Historian Cheryl A. Collins. In 1983, the next five year supplement was added to the previous publication, and was titled Thirty Five Years of Service. This supplement was edited by Historian Chris Jepson.
In 1988, instead of adding a five year supplement, the chapter history was recompiled into one volume covering all forty years. This was titled Chapter History 1948-1988 and the cover was redesigned to resemble a pledge book. Through the guidance of Dr. Huffman, many corrections were made, the alumni roster was updated, and photographs were added. This history was compiled and edited by Historian Anthony Migliore, Brother Paul Louie, and Donna (Saunders) Khalil. In 1998, in celebration of 50 years of service, the chapter history was again rewritten and updated, and put in a bound version. The history was dedicated to Dr. James W. Dean, and compiled and edited by the Historian Sarah Weinberger and Sam Freeman.
Since then, each Historian of the Zeta Beta Chapter has continually updated our Chapter History by recording current service projects, Exec Boards, Pledge Classes and Namesakes, and other traditions as continued by our Chapter.
In 2012 for the 65th anniversary for the Zeta Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, an electronic version of our chapter history has been created and updated by Historian Brittanie Haas with the help of Brother Paul Louie and the 2012-2013 Historian Committee. In 2014, Historian Megan Burpo updated and added to the electronic chapter history.