Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

HAPF President
2014-2015 and 2015-2016



Sandy Shumate Lewis, Zeta Tau Alpha



Sandy Lewis   Sandy is a native Houstonian who was initiated into the Gamma Omega Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha while attending the University of Houston.  Being really motivated to finish her college degree, she completed her degree requirements in 3 years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Mathematics.  The summer of the graduation year was a busy time for her.  Within a few months time, she graduated from college, got married, and started her teaching career as a middle school Math teacher. 

She first joined Deer Park Independent School District and later relocated to the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District.  After 8 years of teaching, Sandy changed direction and worked briefly for a personnel agency, finding jobs for bookkeepers and accounting clerks. 

After a few more years, she changed directions again, becoming the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for her husband’s newly formed Commercial Real Estate firm.  As the company grew from 5 to over 30+ employees, and expanded to add a construction company and a property management company, Sandy got to retire when the company was sold after 15 years.




Zeta Tau Alpha
HAPA/HAPF Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Junior League

(Front)  Sherry St.
Aubin, Sarah-Margaret Hamman, Sandy Lewis, (Middle) Francine Meyer, Carolyn Greene,
Jennie Baker, Carol
Petrusek, Marcy Cann, (Back) Cheryl Brady, Kathy Wilson, Carolyn Moore


  During the mid- 1990’s, Sandy began her active participation in the Houston Alumnae Association of Zeta Tau Alpha (HAA), serving in various capacities including being an advisor to the UH Gamma Omega chapter for Scholarship, Membership and “Rush”.  While her son, Chris, was a Sigma Chi at Texas A & M University, Sandy traveled to College Station each year during recruitment to assist the ZTA Theta Gamma chapter there.

Supporting HAA, Sandy remained on the board for over 15 years rotating in and out of most of the board officer positions.   She served as Zeta Tau Alpha Houston Alumnae President twice, the first term in 2000 -2001 and a second term in 2006-2007.  At the state convention in 2000, Sandy was honored to receive the Zeta Lady Award for outstanding service to the fraternity.  In 2005 she was again honored to receive the Certificate of Merit Award from the Zeta Tau Alpha National Office for years of support, dedication, and service to Zeta Tau Alpha.


  Ms. Lewis became actively involved in Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association (HAPA) in 1999.   Since then, she has served several years on the HAPA board holding various positions including 2nd Vice President (twice), Social Chairman, Membership Chairman (twice), Scholarship Selection Vice Chairman, and Scholarship Selection Chairman in 2006. 

In 2010, Sandy was elected as a Trustee for the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation (HAPF).  As Trustee, she served as HAPF Treasurer (2011-2013) and Vice President (2013-2014).  For the term of 2014-2015, Sandy will be honored to serve as the HAPF President

The dedicated, hard working women of the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation have inspired and amazed her in their continuing quest to raise funds for scholarships for deserving Greek women.  The HAPF Mission Statement of helping young women in financial need rings true for all of these dedicated members.


Sandy and Sherry   Citation Members   Melanie
Sandy Lewis, Zeta Tau Alpha (HAPF President 2014-15) and Sherry St. Aubin, Zeta Tau Alpha (HAPA President 2013-14)
  Citation Members
(Front) Sherry St. Aubin, Karen Miller,
Karen Roush, Sandy Lewis (Back) Connie Zieba, Polly Kent, Lorie Coffelt, Cathy Coers Frank,
Judy Lupo, Toni Post, Judy Harwell
  Melanie Frank, Sigma Kappa (HAPA President 2014-15) and Sandy Lewis, Zeta Tau Alpha (HAPF President 2014-15)


  Wine Tasting   Wine Tasting  
  Becky Roof, Joni Landon, Tina Artman,
Sandy Lewis, Pat Vecellio
  Pat & Mike Vecellio and Drew & Sandy Lewis


Ms. Lewis and her family are actively involved with Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) in Seabrook, Texas.  On most weekends, they can be found on their boat or in their townhome there, enjoying family and friends on the water.  Sandy’s husband, Drew, is the 2004 Past Commodore of LYC, while Sandy is the 2003 past President of the LYC Ladies Association. 

They both enjoy traveling to join friends in Vail, Colorado most summers, extending their time there as long as they can, while also planning a second (or third) “large” vacation each year with a select group of friends who they travel with as much as possible.  So far those travels have taken them to many destinations including Italy, Greece, France, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Germany, Canada and Alaska, just to name a few.  Asia, Australia, Africa and New Zealand are on the futures list. 

What you may not know about Ms. Lewis…she holds an active Real Estate Salesman’s license, is a grandmother to two boys, married her college sweetheart, and was the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi while she and Drew (Sigma Chi) were at the University of Houston.  At the same time, Drew was Zeta Man.  Both her Zeta BIG SIS and LITTLE SIS were also Sweethearts of Sigma Chi…There was quite a dynasty going at the time!


  HAPF Trustees  
  HAPF Board of Directors
Connie Zieba, Mimi Hagedorn, Sandy Lewis, Kay Newman,
Melanie Frank, Pam Jarrett, Sherry St. Aubin, Toni Post, Debbie Jones,
Lorie Coffelt, Joni Landon, Sue Brennig, Sharon Shelton-Pease




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