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Tanya Snyder, wife of Washington Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder, and Betty Nguyen, CBS News Correspondent, were honored at the 50th national Convention of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity for women, July 8-11, at the Marriott New Orleans.

Mrs. Snyder is a founding partner in ZTA’s Think Pink!® campaign with the National Football League. In 1999, the Redskins became the first NFL team to dedicate a game to breast cancer education and awareness, working with the ZTA alumnae in the Washington area. Since then, 28 of the 32 NFL teams have partnered with ZTA to sponsor Think Pink!® games, including the New Orleans Saints. A breast cancer survivor herself, Mrs. Snyder served as the NFL’s National Spokesperson for breast cancer awareness in the League’s “A Crucial Catch Campaign” last fall. She addressed the convention at a dinner on Thursday, July 8, and was initiated into Zeta Tau Alpha later that evening.

Ms. Nguyen received the ZTA Foundation’s Outstanding Alumna Award for her contributions to broadcast journalism and her philanthropic efforts in creating Help The Hungry, a non-profit organization that aids the poor in her native country of Vietnam. She is an alumna of ZTA’s Kappa Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Nguyen addressed the convention and received her award at luncheon on Saturday, July 10. In recognition of her philanthropic efforts, the ZTA Foundation also donated $10,000 to Help The Hungry.

Nearly 900 ZTA collegiate and alumnae members and National Officers attended the biennial convention, including the Fraternity’s legislative body, which consists of delegates from 152 collegiate chapters and 233 alumnae organizations.

For more coverage from ZTA Convention, visit ZTA's official Facebook page.


 Tanya Snyder at  Convention 2010 Betty Nguyen at Convention 2010 
 (from left) ZTA Foundation President Becky Hainsworth Kirwan, Convention initiate Tanya Snyder and ZTA Foundation Vice President of Philanthropy Sherry Server Tilley (from left) ZTA Foundation President Becky Hainsworth Kirwan, ZTA Outstanding Alumna Betty Nguyen, former National President Nora Nell Hardy Jackson and ZTA Foundation Director of Administration Nicole Patterson

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