Story and photos submitted by Sor. Edna Fails
Mrs. Willie Nell Carodine was honored by Alumni of Sigma Beta Chapter during its reunion activities October 5-7, 2019 at Alabama A&M University. Mrs. Carodine is the only remaining founder of the undergraduate chapter at the University. On October 5, 2019, Alumni of Sigma Beta Chapter returned to Huntsville to begin homecoming festivities with a Zeta Meet and Greet where Dr. Harriett S. Littlepage introduced Mrs. Carodine to the group and paid homage for her years of dedication and service to the sorority. She became a “Zeta Dove” in 2001 (50 years of membership).
Dove Carodine was presented with a reunion tee-shirt and a dozen of white roses. In response, she expressed her love for her sorority and its founding principles and to all of the young ladies who became members of Zeta through Sigma Beta Chapter at the University. Dove Carodine was especially proud of all of their accomplishments. She recognized (posthumously) the remaining twelve founders by calling each by name.Dove Willie Nell Carodine is an active member of Delta Omega Zeta Chapter in Huntsville, AL
The Sigma Beta Chapter was founded in 1950 with the help of the late Phi Beta Sigma Brother, Dr. V. Murray Chambers, who was a professor in Arts and Sciences and the late Zeta Phi Beta member, Maggie Y. Forte. Ladies who joined Zeta through Sigma Beta Chapter returned to Alabama A&M University to celebrate over 68 years of the chapter’s existence on the campus. Over this time, it has never been suspended or placed on probationary status by its National office nor by the University.