"Sisterhood is a bond we share..."
2022 Sister of the Year: Zuri White
Get to Know our 2022 Sister of the Year, Zuri White
Where did you attend college? Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Western Michigan University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
When were you initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated? 2009
Why did you join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated?
Growing up I had the privilege of being taught, mentored, and supported by amazing women of various organizations. However, Alpha Kappa Alpha stood out to me. I have never met a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha who didn’t hold herself to a higher standard. The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha embodied every aspect of who I wanted to be selfless, virtuous, graceful, giving, kind, and beautiful in every way. Oh, and did I mention the service to all mankind, that they didn’t just say but that they did? I chose Alpha Kappa Alpha, because they/we are trailblazers and literal black history makers, the ones that paved the way for others. Service has always been ingrained in me from when I was a child, so seeing first hand the work and great impact that Alpha Kappa Alpha had on campuses as well as in communities with such grace and poise I knew it was the organization for me. Finally, the sisterhood, my Best Friend Margo Hill led me to Alpha Kappa Alpha. She has always embodied sisterhood through her love and selflessness by showing up and being there for others in spite of what she may be going through. She is supportive and not just there when you need her, but is there even without you telling her you need her (whether you like it or not). She showed me what sisterhood really is and is the reason I am and will continue to be the woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha that I am today.
When did you join the Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter?
January 2020, and I have loved being a member of this Exceptional Exquisite Outstanding chapter ever since!
What offices have you held in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated?
I’ve held office as Hostess and served as chair of numerous committees.
What do you enjoy most about being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated?
Our programs and initiatives and finding exciting new ways to meet the needs of our organization and our communities in the most impactful way. I very much also enjoy the sisterhood, having lived in four different cities spanning three states since joining Alpha Kappa Alpha, I have always found the Alpha Kappa Alpha love and genuine care extended to me in the most sisterly way in every place I’ve lived, our sisterhood is truly amazing.
What does being sisterly mean to you?
Giving an abundance of grace and kindness to your sisters and showing genuine care and concern both in good and the bad times.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love spending time with my biggest blessings, my husband and son, relaxation, and working out (for the most part).
What motto/scripture do you live by?
Motto: Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Scripture: She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future – Proverbs 31:25