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Of Nursing

& service





Encouragement of the pursuit of continuing education


Recruitment programs for health careers


Stimulation of a close and friendly relationship among members


Development of working relationships with other professional groups


Identification of a core of nursing leaders who affect social changes at the national, regional and local levels




Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated is an internationally recognized leader in the provision of health education, leadership development and service to the community 

Middlewest Region History


The origin of our region began at the 1956 National Conference (Boulé) where a committee was given the charge to divide the United States into regional districts. It would be ten years before the region would be established. In March 1956, Rho chapter became the first Middlewest chapter to be chartered and in April 1956 the Middlewest Region was officially organized. The historic event took place at the Sheraton Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis Missouri. Chapters eligible for membership in the region are those located within the boundaries of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Currently, the Middlewest Region has 14 graduate chapters and 5 undergraduate chapters.


A regional meeting is held annually and hosted by each chapter on a rotating basis. This meeting precedes the annual national meeting of the sorority. A regional director is elected from representatives of the constituent chapters and presides over the affairs of the region and the annual regional meeting. 



Past and Present Regional Directors


Ella Rose Carter, RHO (1966- 1969)

Gladys Manzo, LAMBDA CHI (1969- 1973)

Daisy Borel, ETA CHI (1973 – 1977)

Gwendolyn Walker, NU CHI (1977 – 1979)

Barbara Manley, ETA CHI (1979 – 1981)

Ella Rose Carter, RHO (1981 – 1984)

Mary Helen Morris, LAMBDA CHI (1984 – 1987)

Willia Miller, LAMBDA CHI (1987 – 1991)

Kaye Jackson, ALPHA ETA (1991 – 1995)

Pamela Whitesell, LAMBDA CHI (1995 – 1999)

Frances Shelton, NU CHI (1999 – 2002)

Jonnie Hamilton, LAMBDA CHI (2002 – 2006)

Diana Brown-Brumfield, NU CHI (2006 – 2010)

Marcellette Carter, LAMBDA CHI (2010 – 2011)

Linda York, ETA CHI (2011 – 2014)

Nutrena Tate, LAMBDA CHI (2014 – 2018)

Margaret Pannell, ETA CHI (2018 - 2022)


2022 - 2023 Middlewest Region Officers

Elected and Appointed

Sylvia Page, ZETA ETA, Middlewest Regional Director

Constance Daniels, ALPHA ETA, Assistant Middlewest Regional Director

Amanda Herndon, GAMMA ETA, Secretary

Nettie Riddick, LAMBDA CHI, Epistoleus

Vineta Mitchell, LAMBDA CHI, Treasurer

Toni Oats, ALPHA ETA, Financial Secretary

Nutrena Tate, LAMBDA CHI, Historian

Mary Johnson, ETA CHI, Chaplain

Jennifer Reed, ALPHA ETA, Parliamentarian

Margaret Pannell, ETA CHI, Immediate Past Middlewest Regional Director


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