Tuesday, October 14, 2014

50th Anniversary Homecoming

We are so excited about celebrating our 50th Anniversary for Delta Zeta Tau during homecoming weekend, November 7-9, 2014. We want you there!!!!

Friday, November 7th
8:00 p.m.  Mayfield Annex
"Continuing to Fellowship"
Dessert Party (a time of food, fellowship and fun...wear your old or new DZT shirts...jerseys, sweatshirts or whatever)

Saturday, November 8th10:00 a.m.  Mayfield Annex"Continuing to Serve"
Service Project (we will be preparing 50 shoe boxes for boys and 50 shoe boxes for girls for Operation Christmas Child)
2:00 p.m. Paul Dana Walker Arena"Continuing to Support"
Basketball game (we will all be sitting together and will be recognized as a group)
Dinner immediately following the game (approximately 4:00-4:15) DeVos Rec Center"Continuing to Honor"
DZT 50th Anniversary Celebration Event (dinner and a time of reflection)

Sunday, November 9th9:00 a.m. Lee University Chapel"Continuing to Worship"
(We will be having a worship service that includes a memorial service and communion)

REGISTER AT www.leehomecoming.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DZT's 50th Homecoming Gift

Alumni of DZT,

Below is a small diagram of the gift we are working towards for the 50th Anniversary this fall. It will  be the focal point of the new south quadrangle which is currently being constructed.  We are excited to be apart of this gift!

Consider giving online at www.leeuniversity.edu and click the "give" button located on the top right of the main page.  It will send you to a giving form.  Enter your credit card information and in the comment box designate: DZT 50th Anniversary Gift.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DZT 50th Anniversary Homecoming Gift

DZT Ladies, Beaus and Gentlemen:
As you may know, 2014 is a special year for Delta Zeta Tau.   We are celebrating 50 years of Sisterhood and Service.  Plans are underway to “Paint The Town Red” as we celebrate 50 years of unforgettable taps, inductions, service projects, pass downs, and many memories and lifelong friendships.  If you have not already done so, please make plans to join past and present Hairs, Beaus and Gentlemen November 7 – 9 for Homecoming.   The weekend promises to be filled with sharing old memories and creating new ones. 
As we have done in earlier DZT anniversaries, we wish to celebrate 50 years by making a major contribution to the development of Lee's beautiful campus.  The project we are undertaking will occupy the large grassy quadrangle at the core of the new "South Campus", which will include the new Communications Arts building, a School of Nursing building, and the renovated old First Baptist Church.  We are taking the lead on this, and expect Alpha Gamma Chi and others to join us.  The structure itself will be called the Forum, and will be some combination of a gazebo, bell tower, fountain, or similar features.
I am honored to be chairing the fundraising campaign for Delta Zeta Tau.  Our 2014 goal is to raise $50,000.   Equally as important to reaching our financial goal  is 100% participation from the membership in support of the goal.  I am sure you will agree, DZT always exceeds expectations.  Regardless of the amount, please consider making a donation to mark this special occasion.  Your contribution will also be counted as part of Lee’s 2014 Alumni Fund Drive and is tax deductible.  As a reminder, many corporations offer charitable matching programs.   Please inquire and take advantage of this benefit.  Every dollar counts!
We have identified Decade Captains to assist with energizing the alumni base and support communication/fund raising efforts.   Vanessa Carey (’85),  (Vanessa.Carey@att.net) is leading the communication team and will work directly with DZT, DZTAA and the Alumni Office to provide updates on all Homecoming activities.  You may also contact your Decade Captain for additional information:
Decade 1 (1964-1973)           Laura Riley Hale lrileyhale@aol.com
Decade 2 (1974-1983)        Laura Riley Hale lrileyhale@aol.com             
Decade 3 (1984-1993)         Vanessa Carey  vanessa.carey@att.net
Decade 4 (1994-2003)           Abby Fletcher  snazzyabby@hotmail.com
Decade 5 (2004-2014)           Jessica Hale Garmon  jessicaleegarmon@gmail.com
As you consider your gift, there are several ways to give:
Lee University
University Relations
Memo: DZT 50TH Anniversary Gift
PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN  37320-3450
DONATE ONLINE www.leeuniversity.edu  and click the “give” button located on the top right of the main page.  It will send you to a giving form.  Enter your credit card information and in the comment box designate: DZT 50th Anniversary Gift
CALL the university with your credit card information between 8 AM and 5 PM ET Monday – Friday at 423-614-8310 or 1-800-614-8000 and ask for extension 8310.  Designate: DZT 50TH Anniversary Gift
EMAIL the university with your credit card information at  centralgifts@leeuniversity.edu Designate:   DZT 50TH Anniversary Gift
MONTHLY CREDIT CARD DEDUCTIONS.  Additionally,  if you would like to make a pledge and pay monthly during 2014, please contact Carolyn Jo Carroll, University Relations :  ccarroll@leeuniversity.edu
Thank you in advance for your contribution and “Continuing to Serve” the Lee University community.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in November.
Forever DZT,
Cyndi Howell Joiner, ’82

Monday, December 5, 2011

What is Red?

A book mark with this poem was given to me at Lee, and I chose not to "pass it down". It stays in my devotional or Bible, always.

What Is Red?
Red is a sunset
Blazy and bright.
Red is feeling brave
With all your might.
Red is a sunburn
Spot on your nose,
Sometimes red
Is a red, red rose.
Red squiggles out
When you cut your hand.
Red is a brick and
A rubber band.
Red is a hotness
You get inside
When you're embarrassed
And want to hide.
Fire-cracker, fire-engine
Fire-flicker red---
And when you're angry
Red runs through your head.
Red is an Indian,
A Valentine heart,
The trimming on
A circus cart.
Red is a lipstick,
Red is a shout,
Red is a signal,
That says, "Watch out!"
Red is a great big
Rubber ball.
Red is the giant-est
Color of all.
Red is a show-off
No doubt about it---
But can you imagine
Living without it?

-Mary O'Neil

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

DZT Jeopardy!

Thanks to Jeff Kallay for his innovative technology skills and creating a Jeopardy game based around the 3rd decade of DZT! Click below to play!


Sunday, November 6, 2011


We had a wonderful Homecoming this weekend at Lee, celebrating 47 years of sisterhood! The breakfast was a wonderful time to share stories, look at scrapbooks, eat good food, and laugh... A LOT!

The 3rd decade members present were recognized and shared their nicknames and other interesting stories. They each received a DZT ornament made by DZT's current corresponding secretary, Barrett Billow. What a fabulous gift! Also, we received a video message from Marc Morris, former Gentleman who leads the Samaritan's Place in the Philippines, thanking us for our generous donation in the spring as to which the funds were raised by having Mark Harris, from 4HIM, conduct a concert on campus. The money raised was matched, therefore approximately $10,000 was given to Samaritan's Place where they were able to purchase a van for their orphanage to use. Wonderful!!!!!

Current members performed a song written by an active DZT gal and it was truly beautiful! It was so impressive.... and gorgeous! The DZT vs. Sigma football game was fun had by all and there was a dinner Saturday evening with a "Harvest Hoedown" theme, since the 3rd decade is when it began.

We missed all of you who were not able to attend and we will post pictures soon.

Forever Proud. Forever Strong. Forever DZT!!!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Homecoming 2011

Dear DZT alumnus,

You are cordially invited to celebrate 47 years of legacy with Delta Zeta Tau during DZT’s 47th Anniversary events. This year we will spotlight the third decade of DZT's legacy (1984-1993). Other decades to follow as we lead up to our 50th!

"3‐D: The Daring Decade of Delta Zeta Tau"
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Lee University’s Mayfield Annex Gymnasium

Events include:
9:00 a.m. Alumni Breakfast ($10 to attend, food is included)
4:00 p.m. DZT vs. Sigma football game
4:30 p.m. Harvest Hoedown 3‐D: Celebrating the 3rd Decade ($15)
47th Anniversary T‐shirt ($15)

To register, either mail information and your payment enclosed or RSVP via e‐mail:

DZT Alumni Association
c/0 Barrett Billow
Lee University box #664
P.O. box 3450
Cleveland, Tn 37320

E‐mail: dztalumni1964@gmail.com

Nominations for DZT’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year may be emailed to dztalumni1964@gmail.com

Forever DZT!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Life After Lee Conference

For more information on the Life after Lee Conference, please visit:


You can find the conference schedule and information about the keynote speaker, Emory Austin.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Local Alumni needed

For the Young Women's conference, we need your help! If you have free time to help us on Friday, February 26th or Saturday, February 27th, let us know!!!

Feel free to email-- aray@leeuniversity.edu


Monday, December 21, 2009

Prayer Request

Shared by: Vickie Cochran Cary

A DZT Alumni, Kathy Christman Steele has been battling ovarian cancer for a few years. Now the cancer has spread into several places, including her liver, and she is in need of a miracle.

Please join us in prayer for Kathy... God is still in the business of healing!

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:19-20

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tap 90

  • Courtney Clemmons
  • Gerica Davis
  • Shannon Dawson
  • Jessica Figurido
  • Leah Gilbert
  • Heather Poe


  • Ryan Foster - Upsilon Xi
  • Matthew Keyt - Upsilon Xi
  • Adam Maroquin - Pi Kappa Pi

Homecoming (pictures to come soon)

If you missed DZT's 45th Anniversary Celebration at Homecoming, you missed out!

Here are a few highlights (and as indicated, pictures will be posted soon)!

  • Angeline McMullin and the club shared a video of their trip to the Phillipines. (I'm pretty sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house!)
  • "The Armpits" entertained us with their rendition of "Sweat & Perspiration", and a Christmas song.
  • Introduction of first decade alumni at Homecoming... some incredibly talented women (and men)!
  • 2009 Alumnus of the Year, Melissa Ray Keyt.
  • DZT beat Sigma at the alumni flag football game.
  • Those in attendance were also given some information about the young women's conference schedule for February 2010. More information will be posted soon!
  • If you did not pay your 2009-2010 DZTAA dues, it's not too late! Dues are $25 and you can send a check to: Anita Ray, Lee University Alumni Relations, P. O. Box 3450, Cleveland, TN 37320-3450. (Please remember to mark them for DZTAA dues.)
  • There are still t-shirts available for purchase, both 2009 Harvest Hoedown short-sleeved t-shirts for $10, and long-sleeved Homecoming T-shirts for $20.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

a few details for Homecoming

If you've not notified DZT that you are going to attend the 45th Anniversary Homecoming Festivities, please do so today. You can email aray@leeuniversity.edu.

The cost for the breakfast is $10.00. Breakfast is being catered (hence the reason we need to know you're coming!).

Long-sleeve t-shirts are available for purchase. They are $20.00.

Homecoming is a great time to become a part of the DZTAA or renew your membership... for $25.00!

You don't want to miss what's going on this year! See you this weekend!!