XI OMICRON GRADUATE, ALUMNI, AND PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER OF
THETA NU XI MULTICULTURAL SORORITY, INC.
Xi Omicron Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
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In the winter of 2006, Amanda Leonard Pohl and Melissa Evans Brandt of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. began the process to start the Central Virginia Graduate, Alumnae, & Professional (GAP) Colony. On March 5, 2006 the two women successfully created the Central Virginia GAP Colony. This colony, anchored in Richmond but serving the entire central Virginia region, was a home to alumnae Sorors pursuing graduate and professional careers in the area.
Due to lack of sisters in the area and the relocation of other interested sisters, the colony was not able to move forward as a chapter and became dormant. Fortunately, the colony was able to reactivate in the coming years. In the summer of 2012, a new group of women came together in hopes of reactivating the Central Virginia GAP Colony.
Sorors Amanda Leonard Pohl, Nicole Lawrence, Dominique Footes, and April Carter began to re-establish the foundation of the GAP colony. Eventually, the four women were then joined by Anahita Sarshar and Ninive “Liz” Marconi. Together the women frequently met, engaged in community service, and began to strengthen their sisterly relationship. Sorors Leonard Pohl, Lawrence, Sarshar, Footes, Carter, and Marconi successfully reactivated the Central Virginia GAP Colony in the winter of 2012.
The women were joined by Soror Nicole Jené Reaves in the summer of 2013. Sorors Leonard Pohl, Reaves, Sarshar, Footes, Carter, and Marconi proudly transformed the Central Virginia GAP Colony to the Xi Omicron chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., founding the first GAP Chapter in Virginia on August 9, 2013. The women look forward to additional Sorors and interested women contributing to the success of the Xi Omicron chapter.