Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

HAPA President



Sherry Stagg St. Aubin, Zeta Tau Alpha



Sherry St. Aubin   Sherry was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Louisiana State University.  Sherry pledged the same Zeta Tau Alpha chapter her sister, Sandy, helped colonize in 1959.  Sherry served the Delta Kappa chapter as Rush (now called Recruitment) Chairman.

In the summer of 1964, Sherry was juggling preparation for Fall Rush, Student Union Chairman, and nine hours of course work.  To this day, she remembers that time whenever she begins to feel overwhelmed with commitments.  Sherry can look back and say to herself, “Given I survived that summer, I can handle whatever I have gotten myself into now!”

While enjoying a graduate assistantship in the campus computing center, Sherry worked on a Masters in Business Administration, dropping out before getting her MBA.  Sherry detested writing papers and the remaining courses required a lot of BIG papers.  Instead she took her 18 months of computing experience (much more marketable than a straight math degree) and started interviewing for a real job.

Installation of Sherry St. Aubin as HAPA President


Zeta Tau Alpha
(Front row) Laura Mauro, Sherry St. Aubin, Carolyn Moore (Second row) Carol Petrusek, Kelley Brege,
Nancy Burnett, Marcy Cann, Melinda Kilpatrick (Third row) Jennie Baker, Nancy Morgan,
Meredith Moore, Sandy Lewis, Kathy Wilson (Top row) Francine Meyer; Sandy Thompson


During her early years working for Exxon in Baton Rouge, she was active in Zeta Tau Alpha as the Louisiana State Recommendations Chairman and Chapter Advisor to the LSU Zeta chapter.  Sherry remembers this time as one of the best experiences she has had as an alumna, working with a strong group of advisors and developing lifelong friendships.

Sherry met her husband, Rolland, at the Exxon Baton Rouge Refinery where he was a Chemical Engineer.  They married in 1975.  The couple worked for Exxon, living in Venezuela, Baton Rouge, and finally moving to Houston in 1978.  Sherry’s career at ExxonMobil was all in computing organizations, first as a Programmer and then an Information Systems Manager.  Sherry saw this as an opportunity to use her technical skills and also develop her organizational skills while serving the business.  It was a perfect match for her abilities.  After 33 years working for ExxonMobil, Sherry retired in 2003.

Since arriving in Houston, the St. Aubins have had four different homes, including ten years residing in Baytown, and now living in a high rise condo.  Sherry continued to pay her alumnae dues, but dropped out of active sorority life until she retired.  There were several years when Sherry was on the road for business almost weekly and her time for volunteer service was extremely limited.

Upon retiring, Sherry had several goals.  The first goal to be acted upon was to get involved again in ZTA activities.  The month after retirement, she attended a ZTA alumnae meeting.  Marcy Cann (who she had known at LSU) immediately asked her to be on the alumnae board as the next year’s Service Chairman, in addition to helping as the Treasurer for the first Think Pink! Luncheon.  She has continued on the Houston Alumnae Association of ZTA Board ever since, serving as Program Chairman, Service Chairman, and Panhellenic Delegate.  In 2010, Sherry was awarded the
Alumnae Certificate of Merit from Zeta Tau Alpha National

For HAPA, Sherry joined with fellow LSU graduate, Toni Post, Delta Zeta, in Co-Vice Chairing the 2007 Annual HAPA Scholarship Luncheon, followed by Co-Chairing the 2008 Luncheon.  She was a Trustee of the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation for three years and served on the HAPF Development Committee.  For two years she was the ZTA Delegate to HAPA.  Other offices held include Treasurer and First Vice President.
  Sherry St. Aubin and Carolyn Moore, HAPA President 1993-1994
  Sharon St. Aubin Rossie,
Sherry Stagg St. Aubin,
Sandy Stagg Thompson
    Laura Mauro, NPC Delegate and Past Zeta Tau Alpha National President, and Sherry St. Aubin
In 2011, Sherry and Rolland were asked to be the
Guests of Honor
at the Annual HAPF Wine Tasting Event.  Family members, friends, and many ZTA women  were on hand to celebrate the occasion.  A group of women from the Delta Kappa chapter at LSU traveled to Houston to share in the festivity.

In 2010, Anna Riseden, HAPA President, asked Sherry to serve as a “Super Delegate” mentoring delegates serving for the first time.  Looking back, she reflects how fortunate she was to get to know something about HAPA before she took on responsibility for representing ZTA as a delegate.  The breadth of activities can be daunting to keep track of, or understand, when you are new to the organization.  Serving as a super delegate/mentor allowed her to share some of her knowledge with the newer delegates to make their year more rewarding, with time to make new friends while also representing their sorority.
  Another interest of Sherry’s is bridge.  She learned the game as a child from her parents and has always loved playing it.   Sherry has played monthly for almost 30 years with a group of women who she met through ExxonMobil.  They continue to play together.  As a retiree with more time available, Sherry has joined several other bridge groups.

Beginning in 2005, the St. Aubins began to take at least one big trip each year, traveling to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Mediterranean and Baltic waters, Great Britain and Ireland, and more recently, a cruise from Rome to Great Britain.

Sherry has one daughter, Sharon, a Political Science graduate from St. Edwards University, son-in-law James Rossie, and two grandchildren named James and Sabrina.  Grandparenting has become one of Sherry and Rolland’s favorite leisure time activities.

St. Aubin

Rhonda Sweeney, Sharon Rossie, Sandy Thompson, Carol Cascio, Rebecca Upchurch,
Sherry St. Aubin, Carolyn Rivers, Barbara Murray, Barbara Beutnagel, Jane Wood


Sherry Sherry
Sherry Sherry



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