Zeta Omega

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, January 23, 1982

In spring 1980, two transfer students at UCF discovered each other and their shared sisterhood. Robin Campbell, Zeta Delta - Montevallo, and Lori Jenson, Epsilon Kappa - Troy State, formed the local Delta Pi in late 1980 with colors and mascot identical to Alpha Delta Pi. With the assistance of former Grand Vice President Mary Esther Hedley Van Akin, they became Alpha Delta Pi's colony in 1981 and were installed on January 23, 1982. The chapter's first president Beth McCormick Ciullo was initiated at the 1981 Convention and has served in many roles. In the mid-1980s, the chapter moved into an off-campus quadroplex on Foxhound Lane. Their current house on Greek Park Drive, housing 32 members plus a house director, was built in 1989 on university land. An addition has since been completed providing a larger chapter room and commercial kitchen. The living suite is dedicated to Mrs. Van Akin and her portrait hangs in the house. Patricia Cain Milliot, Gamma Gamma - Florida Southern, and Penny Higgins Cunningham, Delta Gamma - Arizona, served for years. Kelly Wiggins Pelletier and Dorothea Taylor Bogert are long-serving alumnae. Patty Purish O'Neill has served the sorority for many years and as president of the NPC Foundation.