Gamma Xi Phi, the professional fraternity for artists, turned one year old today and celebrated by welcoming four new national officers as well as a new chapter.
Gamma Xi Phi was founded on October 7, 2011, by men and women attending Ramapo College who were interested in creating strong bonds between students pursuing artistic careers. The purpose of the fraternity is to unite collegiate and professional artists in the spirit of fellowship and perpetual artistic growth. Gamma Xi Phi promotes philanthropy and service to the arts, brotherhood among all artists, and leadership development in artistic professions through collegiate and community outreach to people of color across the world.
The Beta Chapter of Gamma Xi Phi was officially chartered on October 3, 2011, just days prior to the fraternity’s first anniversary. Beta is the second chapter of the fraternity and the first chapter exclusively for college graduates and professional artists. The chapter welcomes professional and aspiring artists living in the greater Washington, DC area.
The National Officers:
National President Storme Gray is a native of Camden, New Jersey and currently resides in northern Virginia, where she works as a human resource manager in the private sector. Previously employed as a grant maker in the philanthropy community, Ms. Gray has served on the boards of One World Education and the Northern Virginia Delta Education and Community Service Foundation. An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Ms. Gray is also a poet, painter, and proprietor of Congo Brava Designs, a freelance graphic design company.
National Vice President Malcolm Minor is a sophomore attending Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey, where he is majoring in Theater. He is an actor, dancer, singer, director, and spoken word poet. Mr. Minor is a founder of Gamma Xi Phi and is the president of Alpha Chapter.
National Secretary Sharnell Bryan is a native of the District of Columbia and is a 2003 graduate of Ball State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a writer and an illustrator, as well as an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
National Treasurer Nadia Blaine Fisher is a 2001 graduate of Georgetown University and a 2004 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. She is currently a staff attorney at a DC boutique law firm specializing in banking and corporate law. Ms. Blaine is also an illustrator, painter, and writer.