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Bridgett Sterling, DNP, MSN, MHA, RN Basileus

Greetings and Blessings,
I am pleased to welcome you to Theta Eta Chapter’s Middlesouth Region information page. My name is Bridgett Sterling and I have been an active member of Chi Eta Phi, Inc. since 2007. I’ve had the pleasure to serve Theta Eta Chapter in the elected positions as the Beta Sponsor, Anti-Basileus, and currently the Basileus. It is with honor and dignity, that Theta Eta Chapter upholds the motto of Chi Eta Phi, “Service for Humanity” and elevate the plane of nursing.
Theta Eta Chapter is nestled in the heart of San Antonio, Texas and part of the Middlesouth Region. We were chartered on December 8, 1984 by twelve amazing Registered Nurses with the vision of expanding the Middlesouth Region. Our chartered members include: Carol Jean Butler Charla Jean Hutchens, Margaret King, Kathleen Andrews Lindo, Patricia Ann Osborn, Rosie Lee Palmore , Vivian Whiteside Pankey , Sharlene Elizabeth Prescott ,Elizabeth Jones Scott ,Rochelle LaVerne Staten, Wanda Lee Sykes, and Sheila D. Thomas. Our first line included Garletta Steen, Mary Horton, and Lucinda Gibbs. Theta Eta Chapter membership continues to grow and provide community service to the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Theta Eta Chapter, 2018


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Theta Eta History

In 1984, Carol Butler began the process of recruiting 12 registered nurses to form a chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, in San Antonio, Texas. The National Organizer contacted the Regional Director, Soror Watkins, who in turn contacted Carol Butler and offered assistance from the two chapters in the region ( Zeta Chi and Rho Chi Chapters). On December 8, 1984, Theta Eta was chartered. In attendance were the Supreme Basileus Essie Rouser, the National Organizer, and members from Zeta Chi and Rho Chi Chapters.

Charter members in 1984 were Carol Jean Butler (Organizer/Basileus), Charla Jean Hutchens, Margaret King, Kathleen Andrews Lindo (Epistoleus), Patricia Ann Osborn (Grammateus), Rosie Lee Palmore (Dean of Pledges), Vivian Whiteside Pankey (Tamias), Sharlene Elizabeth Prescott (Anti-Basileus), Elizabeth Jones Scott (Historian), Rochelle LaVerne Staten, Wanda Lee Sykes and Sheila D. Thomas (Tamiochous).

Our first line included Garletta Steen, Mary Horton, and Lieutenant Lucinda Gibbs. Our first National and Regional officer was Garletta Steen. Carol Butler was first to serve on the National Nominating Committee. Currently, we have over 60 active members and continues to grow.