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Founders Clara Bradley Burdette (’76), died 1954 Florence Chidester Lukens (’75), died 1885 Martha Foote Crow (’76), died 1924 Ida Gilbert Houghton (’76), died 1916 Jane S. Higham (’76), died 1949 Kate Hogoboom Gilbert (’75), died 1900 Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults (’75), died 1895 Rena Michaels Atchison (’74), died 1933 Louise Shepard Hancock (’76), died 1932 Clara Sittser Williams (’75), died 1925 International Executive Board International President: Crista Cate Vasina Vice President: Peg Dechant Thornburg Secretary/Treasurer: Billie Coskey Battiato Stacey Grimes Boulmetis Deana Koonsman Gage Carole Salerno Susan Brink Sherratt Shana Goss Smith Lindsay Wiggins Ex-Officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Foundation Directors Chairman: Susan Weiskittle Barrick Vice Chairman: Gayle Goodman Secretary: Linda Gardner Massie Treasurer: Alin Hernandez Wall Susan Bevan Ann Brinkman Amy Jordan Tvrdik Crista Cate Vasina National Panhellenic Conference Alpha Phi Delegate: Sally McCall Grant First Alternate Delegate: Deana Koonsman Gage Second Alternate Delegate: Laura Malley-Schmitt Third Alternate Delegate: Mary Rekart Ulich Editorial Advisory Board Sheila George Bright Ann Brinkman Emily Ellison Lamb Jan Jones Owen Alpha Phi Quarterly Staff Editor-in-Chief: Christine Spiegel Program Coordinator-Marketing & Communications: Kayee Ip Intern:Baylee Simon E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Alpha Phi Quarterly Design Michelle Webb Design E-mail: email@example.com Alpha Phi Home Page www.alphaphi.org Executive Office Executive Director: Susan Zabriskie Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 847.475.0663 Fax: 847.475.6820 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Foundation Office Executive Director: Rebecca Andrew Zanatta Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Foundation Phone: 847.475.4532 Fax: 847.475.9982 E-mail: email@example.com Alpha Phi Quarterly Editorial Policy The purpose of the Alpha Phi Quarterly and its content is to provide information and services to the membership of the Alpha Phi Fraternity, in keeping with the Fraternity's status as a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt private membership club. The magazine is devoted to highlighting its members and matters of fraternal and college interest. The views expressed in the articles published in the Quarterly are those of the authors and their contributors, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Alpha Phi Fraternity, its officers or staff. All persons interested in submitting materials for publication in the Alpha Phi Quarterly are encouraged to send them to the editor at the Executive Office. The editor reserves the right to accept, deny or edit any materials submitted. Unless otherwise requested, all photos sent to the magazine will become the property of Alpha Phi International and will not be returned. Articles may be sent by mail, fax, e-mail or on a PC disk. Please send your information to the editor by the deadlines indicated on this page. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue. Please direct any submission questions or inquiries regarding publication advertising to the editor at 847.316.8920, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alpha Phi Quarterly is published winter, spring, summer and fall. Subscription price for non-members is $25 per year. Contact the Quarterly for information about pricing of individual issues. Send change of address or announcements to Alpha Phi Executive Office, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Periodical rate postage paid at Evanston, IL, and at additional mailing offices. (ISSN: USPS 014680) Postmaster: Please send address changes to Alpha Phi, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Printed in the USA.
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A friend once told me there are two kinds of decisions: easy
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From sisters who left secure jobs and extravagant lifestyles to spend more time with family, to those who gave up steady paychecks to pursue dreams, this issue of the Quarterly salutes all sisters who have chosen to be true to their values when it comes to career choices.
Career Development: How do your values shape your career choices? Career Coach Cynthia Krainin (∆Y-Baldwin-Wallace) discusses following your heart when making career moves.
Health: Holistic Health Counselor Alisa Vitti (ZOΛJohns Hopkins) suggests simpler, healthier foods that reflect a values-based lifestyle.
decisions require focus. After all, it is these decisions that shape who we are as people, parents, and as we discuss in the
following articles, professionals. In this edition of the Quarterly we discuss values-based career choices. This theme is significant for a number of reasons. First, I believe Alpha Phi sisters serve as key professional mentors to each other. Much of the career exposure, professional insight and personal development we receive come from other Alpha Phi women. I am proud that Alpha Phi facilitates this mentoring. I hope these articles serve as tools to support this process. Second, I am pleased that Alpha Phi International Fraternity is helping each of us clarify our values. As a Fraternity, we educate our members on the importance of values-based decisions. Considering how our values inform our career choices and decisions is a logical next step. Finally, I think it is important that we consider how our careers reflect who we are and what we believe. I am a mom, volunteer, leader and sister. My values support how I perform in each of these roles. As a mom, my values shape my parenting; as a community member, my values demonstrate volunteerism; as
to all Alpha Phis who shared their “Values-based Career Moves” stories with the Quarterly. If your information was not included in this issue, please do not think we’ve forgotten you. We may contact you in the future.
president, my values shape my leadership style; as an Alpha Phi, my values of sisterhood and service are supported. How do your values shape your career choices? Values-based decision-making is the hardest kind. But, it is also the most
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Crista Cate Vasina (¢¡-Northern Colorado) International President
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Values-based Career Moves We received several letters for this issue, some from sisters who left secure jobs and extravagant lifestyles to spend more time with family, some from those who gave up a steady paycheck to pursue their dreams. This issue of the Quarterly salutes all sisters who have chosen to be true to their values when it comes to career choices. Reevaluating Priorities After Family Sickness By Tara Riemer Jones (ZO-Johns Hopkins)
Tara and Matt Jones watch the 2003 Iditarod in Fairbanks.
After getting my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I landed a job at a top strategic management consulting firm and was instantly making a six-figure salary. But it involved a huge amount of hours and travel. I worked in Boston and then in New Zealand, traveling almost every week and working insane hours. I liked the work and was learning a ton, but I didn’t like the lifestyle it required. I was having a difficult time handling the stress that never let up – even on weekends. And my husband (a native Alaskan) hated living in big cities. Then my father-in-law was diagnosed with brain cancer and given one to two years to live. My husband and I immediately decided to move back to Alaska (where my husband’s family lives), regardless of what it meant to my career. We were able to spend time with his family, and we were with the family last Christmas when his dad died. We decided we liked the slower pace and awesome outdoor opportunities in Alaska. Now I make one-third of what I made two years ago, but I absolutely love my job! I am totally unstressed, we spend time with family, and I get to watch harbor Tara Jones enjoys a mountain seals and sea lions from view from her neighborhood.
my office window at the Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward). Also, after many years of volunteering for Alpha Phi during graduate school, I had next to no time for the Fraternity while consulting. Now that my life is quieter, I began the Midnight Sun (Alaska) alumnae chapter (chartered during the fall) and hope to be able to contribute much more time! Sister Pursues a Higher Calling By Noelie Barron Day (∆T-Louisiana State)
One of my favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11, which states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I believe it is God’s plan for me to become a minister of Word and Sacrament. I have felt God’s presence in my life ever since I was a child. I was most affected, however, when I was 17 and a senior in high school. I contracted a very rare syndrome that affected my skin and mucous membranes. I looked like someone had thrown gasoline on me and then lit a match. I was in Methodist Hospital (Conroe, Texas) for three weeks. I remember the associate pastor visiting me at least three times. That experience was extremely important in my own sense of vocation, then and now. I witnessed firsthand the way in which people become instruments of God’s grace, and I felt called to become a pastor. When I told my father of this calling, he said I needed a profession that would allow me to support myself. So I attended Louisiana State University, majored in accounting and joined the Delta Tau collegiate chapter. I also met my future husband, Mike. I worked as an auditor for a Big 8 accounting firm. Auditing and I did not get along so well. I worked as a COBOL programmer and then as a gas company accountant.
In 1979, I gave birth Son’s Medical Needs Come First to our son Michael and By Tracy Weaver Hickman (EΦΛ-NC State) began my fourth career: mother. In 1982, I graduated with a master of science in substance Brionne was born. I was abuse and rehabilitation counseling. I first worked as a stay-at-home mom for a therapist and in six short years worked my way to 14 years. Then with manage the emergency services department in a upcoming automobile local mental health hospital. You could say I was insurance and college fast tracking to the top, and I loved my job. Noelie Day costs, it was time to reJust about that time, my first son (second enter the paying job child) was born. For the first six months of his life market. I did not want to be an accountant. I he was very sick with asthma and allergies. He was wanted to do something that had the same schedule in daycare, and despite good health care and precauas my children. Since I still loved numbers, I tions, he was unable to stay well. A simple cold or became a high school math teacher. cough would turn in to a full In July 1996 something strange course of steroids, antibiotics and It was happened. Mike said, “I think you breathing treatments. He had two just an inner should enter seminary.” I looked at sets of tubes and his adenoids removed before the age of 6 him in disbelief and asked, “Are you feeling and months. I finally asked my pediatrisure?” He assured me he was. Three urging I had. . . cian if taking him out of daycare days after this conversation I read an I felt like I article in the Houston Chronicle about and caring for him at home would was home. I the Houston extension branch of help. I asked her to tell me the Austin Presbyterian Theological truth, not what she thought I felt like this Seminary. In addition to teaching wanted to hear. She said he would is where I math, I attended seminary on a partstill get sick, but he would recover belong. time basis. quicker if I stayed home. In June, Mike and I put our house For me, there was no question. I on the market, and we moved to quit my job and stayed home. It hasn’t Austin. As a 50th birthday present to myself, I been easy, by far, but it is the entered seminary on a full-time basis. I have served absolute best thing I ever did. as a deacon and an elder. I have been a lay pastor Ben still got sick, but instead of and a Stephen minister. I have sung in church choirs months of recovery, he would and been a member of a handbell choir. I was one of bounce back after only two to three the original organizers of the Kingdom Kid clown weeks. Now he is 3 years old, and his ministry. I have taught vacation Bible school and an allergies have decreased to only one adult Sunday school class. I have led Bible studies or two versus the laundry list from and retreats. My pastor asked me, “Why are you not two years ago. content in doing what you have been doing? Why It is really weird to say I have did you want to become a minister of Word and been out of the work force for more Sacrament?” than two years. But I stay busy with I told him I really could not explain why. It was volunteer opportunities. I am the just an inner feeling and urging I had when I preached president of the Charlotte alumnae from the pulpit or helped serve communion. I felt like chapter, and I was recently the president of the Mom’s Club in my town. I was home. I felt like this is where I belong. I also volunteer for the parks and If all goes according to plan, I hope to graduate recreation committee. It just isn’t in me from seminary in May 2006. I will have passed to sit idly by. I have kept up my certifithe ordination exams by the time I graduate and cation and licensure for my profession. I’m not sure receive a call to serve in the church sometime in when I will go back full-time since I now have a summer 2006. third child. It would be ideal to work while the chilAll this time I thought God was telling me “no” dren are at school and be home for them after to becoming a pastor, but instead God was saying, school. “Wait for my timing.”
Tracy Hickman with her son, Ben, left, daughter Haley, back, and son, Henry.
Sister Finds Calling Thanks to Neighbor in Need By Christina Mayer Duggan (∆E-Iowa)
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I had extensive experience in office administration and technical writInvention Fuels this Phi’s Passion ing, including a master’s degree in By Terri Powell (ΓK-CSU/Long Beach) and professional writing. business Still, I knew I wasn’t really using I was selling software to all my talents . . . something was a large a Microsoft® missing. affiliate and making six In fall 2001, I met a woman in figures. I gave that up to the waiting room at a doctor’s office. pursue my own invenIt turned out she was my neighbor tion – a piece of fitness who needed help organizing her equipment that simuthriving business in her home office. lates swimming (no Helping her led to my own profeswater involved). I am in sional organizing business, Sorting It the marketing process. Terri Powell Out, begun in January 2002. This is the first time in I work with clients one-on-one in my life I have had no real their homes or offices to increase income and have to live on savings. I feel my prodtheir efficiency, decrease their stress uct is a very worthwhile invention and can help and create more pleasant environmillions of people not only get into ments. It’s the most rewarding career I shape but also rehabilitate themselves. I knew I can think of. I’m using my adminisI am working harder doing this than trative skills, my interviewing skills, when I had an 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. job. wasn’t really But it is something I love and am willmy inventiveness and most of all my using all my ing to sacrifice to make happen. empathy to help my clients. talents . . . We laugh when we find goofy cards something was Editor’s Note: Terri is a member of the from nieces, we cry when we find Phoenix, Ariz., alumnae chapter. Visit photos of relatives who have passed, missing. www.2swimfit.net for more information and we always get things organized! I about Terri’s invention, or contact her at could not imagine doing anything else 623.398.7765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or being more fulfilled in another career.
BALANCING WORK, HOME AND FAMILY Elizabeth Perry Muderick (ZΣ-Franklin & Marshall) was working in a French patisserie when she and husband Aaron launched Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (www.puttyworld.com) in 2001. In 2002, Elizabeth left her job and dedicated herself to business operaElizabeth Muderick tions. The couple partnered with Lynch Homes of Chester County (Pa.) – a vocational center for mentally and physically handicapped individuals – to provide jobs manufacturing, assembling, packaging and shipping the putty product. With the couple’s successful business venture in full swing, Elizabeth was
able to set her own work hours, spend time with the couple’s daughter Sarah, born in 2003, and create a balance of work, home and family life.
Editor’s Note: Elizabeth is a member of the Greater Philadelphia, Pa., ivy connection. REWARDING CAREER MOVES
Laura Murphy, center, with daughter Katie, left, and son Paddy.
Dissatisfaction with several entry-level positions and work for a rental car company led Laura Bieker Murphy (HΘ-San Francisco
State) to pursue a more rewarding career. She went back to school and obtained an associate degree in nursing. She has since worked at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center’s labor and delivery department, served as a travel nurse working her way from coast to coast and eventually worked at the Long Beach Medical Center’s high risk and delivery center. She also worked as a post-partum nurse assisting new mothers, like her, to adjust to parenthood. Now, Laura works full-time as a school nurse, which allows her to spend time with her two toddlers. She believes nursing offers a wide variety of career paths for those seeking a personally rewarding career with many opportunities.
Editor’s Note: Laura is a member of the Long Beach, Calif., alumnae chapter.
Sales Woman Turns Children’s Author
share their travel adventure and teach 25 Italian words along the way.
Danna Troncatty Leahy (B∆-UCLA)
After I experienced a miscarriage between the birth of my first and second child – something that was heavily impacted by the stress we all carry in our Danna Leahy with husband Brad, son busy careers – I Michael and daughter Elizabeth. left a 10-year career in software sales and sales management to stay home with my two children. At the same time, I was determined to pursue my life-long dream of writing children’s books. I’m thrilled to have launched what I hope to be the first in a series of Ciao Bambino books. Ciao Bambino! A Child’s Tour of Italy is a picture book targeted for children 3-6 years old that shares a tour of Italy through a beautifully illustrated scrapbook. Throughout the fictional story, the young boy and his teddy bear travel companion
Editor’s Note: Ciao Bambino! A Child’s Tour of Italy is available at www.ciaobambinobooks.com and other online bookstores. New Career Pays to Be a Mom By Heather Henry-Reade (Γ-DePauw and E-Minnesota)
I lived in England for 14 years as an international flight purser, or the person in charge of the in-flight crew. Although it Heather Henry-Reade, center, with sons was very excitGabriel, left, and Benjamin. ing and offered wonderful opportunities for world travel, I decided to “clip my wings” in order to start a family. I have never once missed the flying days, nor regretted my decision to become a full-time, stay-at-home mom. Today, we live in White Bear Lake, Minn. In order to continue to be with our two children and still be able to contribute to our financial earnings, I run a licensed preschool and daycare from our home. I really feel I have the best of two worlds – staying home with my boys and having a new career that pays me for what I do best – being a mom!
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venture out on my own. My painting became very good once I was able to focus on it. I finally felt like I was living in my own skin. The business came naturally after that. I was able to begin showing my pieces at small shows and then bigger shows, boutiques, etc.” The support from Jennifer’s husband, Anthony, has allowed her to run a successful home business. She helped him through paramedic school when they were first married, and he repaid the favor. “He helps me set up art booths, goes to shows and watches our 6 1/2 year old Emma so that I can paint,” says Jennifer.
Editor’s Note: Jennifer is a member of the Silicon Valley/South Bay, Calif., alumnae chapter. For more information about her work, visit www.nortonstudio.com.
son by using The Bradley Method, decided to teach The Bradley Method herself. Today, she owns Body English Therapeutic Massage (Wichita, Ks.), a business specializing in massage, natural childbirth education, doula services and general health and Jan-Maeve Saggerson wellness. “I went from an hourly job, making good money, to a great job with a high rate of customer satisfaction and family satisfaction!” she says. “I’m now studying to be a midwife, but my main goal is family preservation.”
SON’S BIRTH INFLUENCES CAREER MOVE Jan-Maeve Jackson Saggerson (ΓΞ-Wichita State) was a licensed aesthetician and certified massage therapist who, after experiencing the safe and natural birth of her
Editor’s Note: Jan-Maeve is a member of the Wichita alumnae chapter. For more information on Body English, Inc., call 316.683.2345 or e-mail summersol@ prodigy.net.
After 10 years as a graphic designer, Jennifer Duris Norton (ZΓ-Santa Clara) chose to work for herself and pursue her true passion of art. “While working, I painted on the side and had hopes of doing it full-time,” she says. “Once I gave birth to my daughter, it seemed like the perfect time to WINTER 2005
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Changing Jobs: Following Your Heart to a New Career By Cynthia Krainin (∆Y-Baldwin-Wallace)
• Work with state employment and training offices. Since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been two distinct types of job • Contact your college alumnae and career services changers who have come through my door. departments. One group is anxious about the economy and turbulence in • Seek feedback from family and friends. the world. They seek security from their job and look for any • Look through diaries, work logs or past performance position that will pay the bills and make them feel safe. evaluations. The other half is characterized by “Brenda,” who called me three days after Sept. 11 and said, “for whatever time I have left Methods to identify job titles that contain a majority of the to work, I want to find a job with an organization that values my components that make you happy: abilities and lets me contribute to making this world • Work with a certified career counselor or job a better place.” Others similarly said their priorities transition coach. have changed and they want to find a worthwhile “I have • Ask family and friends what job they could see position that enables them to contribute at work witnessed how you being successful in and why. What is it while keeping their family or personal life as their people consisabout you that will enable you to be successful top priority. tently feel in each job they list? All have a different experiWe have the good fortune to live in the U.S. where dissatisfied, ence of you and will see you in a different light. we have choices about the work we do. Some of us are • Determine at least two dozen important values, lucky enough to know what our heart is telling us to unhappy and activities, tasks, gifts, talents and skills to you; do next. But I have witnessed how people consistently even selfget a group of four or more friends together and feel dissatisfied, unhappy and even self-loathing when loathing when brainstorm job titles that would incorporate as their hearts have spoken to them and they don’t listen. their hearts many of these qualities as possible. On the other hand, we feel embarrassed, inadequate • Go through the most recent Occupational and lost because we cannot answer the question, have spoken to Outlook Handbook published by the govern“what is our passion, mission or purpose.” Be them and they ment. Make use of the related jobs listed at the comforted by the fact that most workers do not know ” don’t listen. end of each section. the answer to that question. Finding passion, mission, purpose Most of us want to be happy at work, but don’t know what makes us happy and therefore, are clueless as to what job to look for that will bring about personal satisfaction. The first step in discovering what makes us happy is to identify our special talents and gifts. Second, locate an organization that needs these gifts, will honor and respect them and compensate us appropriately. Ways to find out who you are and what makes you happy: • Find a career counselor who specializes in identifying gifts and talents in addition to the usual personality, interests and skills determinations (assessments are usually involved). • Read and complete the exercises in any of the dozens of books about career change. Choose a career development book that you connect with. (Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence Boldt is a personal favorite.)
Our heads say we need to know a specific job title to find a job. As we search for a title that we think we might be able to do, we nix the idea because we think it doesn’t pay enough, it’s not prestigious enough, or we think we need to get another degree to do the work. Our hearts say I want to help survivors of cancer, or use my hands to create something special, or serve as the bridge that helps two parties come together to achieve a common goal. Once we discover what we want to do, we then approach the marketplace with a targeted strategy to locate an organization that shares our passion, and we can follow our heart’s desire. Cynthia Krainin is a certified professional résumé writer, job and career transition coach and an employment interview coach, teacher, lecturer and co-author of the book Thriving At Work: A Guidebook for Survivors of Childhood Abuse. As director of Career Resources in Brookline, Ma., she has made the process of changing jobs easier, more effective and less stressful for clients around the globe since 1982. Contact Cynthia at email@example.com or 617.732.1200.
Alpha Phi Celebrates Lake Forest Chapter Installation By Lindsay Martin (BΨ-San Jose State)
On Oct. 3, 2004, Alpha Phi proudly installed our chapter at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill. It was a celebration after a year of hard work on behalf of local and regional Alpha Phi volunteers, staff and especially our new members. The Gamma Epsilon deuteron chapter has always had a special place in the heart of the Fraternity, and it gives us great joy to see this chapter return to Alpha Phi’s roll. The chapter was originally at Lake Forest College from 1952 until 1961. All sororities on campus left at the same time due to a relationship change with the college. We are pleased that several members of the original chapter were able to join the festivities for the newly installed chapter. The Court of Ivy ceremony was conducted on Oct. 1. Initiation was held at the home of Nancy Weaver Roach (¢EIowa) in Libertyville. Adding to the celebration was the initiation of Lee Ann Sackett, the mother of former Educational Leadership Consultant Betsy Eberly Brown (EA-Ashland); Betsy supported the chapter during its colonization. We welcome Lee Ann to Alpha Phi. The Harrison Manor House in Lake Bluff was host to a reception for initiates, their families and friends. Chris Waugh, director of leadership and community involvement, welcomed the new chapter on behalf of the college. Foundation Board Chair Susan Weiskittle Barrick (BO-Bowling Green State) presented a scholarship badge and the Foundation’s traditional $1,000 gift in celebration of the chapter’s installation. Gamma Epsilon deuteron designated the gift
to our volunteers who assisted with the installation!
Shelli Smith Anderson (∆H-Adrian), NCMW alumnae membership coordinator Susan Weiskittle Barrick (BO-Bowling Green State), Foundation Board chair Jean Cameron (ΓN-Miami University), past International President Betsy Eberly Brown (EA-Ashland), past ELC Gamma Epsilon chapter members Lake County alumnae chapter members Barb Morgan Lichty (∆E-Iowa), adviser Laurel Rafferty (ZΨ-Dayton), Lake County alumnae chapter representative Nancy Weaver Roach (∆E-Iowa), adviser Sonya Bark Stunard (∆M-Purdue), adviser Patricia Waddell (HM-Marquette), adviser Lindsay Wiggins (BΠ-USC), International Executive Board member
Alpha Phi welcomes its newest chapter, Gamma Epsilon deuteron.
to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at the Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan. The highlight of the installation was the presentation of the new charter by International Executive Board Member Lindsay Wiggins (B¦-USC) and the president’s gavel by past International President Jean Cameron (¡M-Miami University). Many in the audience were pleased when new members were surprised with the charter from the original chapter, especially Gamma Epsilon alumnae. Betsy Brown also presented Gwendolyn Hill, chapter president, with the president’s badge. The Lake County alumnae chapter sponsored the framing of the new charter for the chapter as well as lavaliere necklaces for the new initiates. Thirty-seven collegiate and alumnae chapters donated welcome dollars. Thank you to all the collegiate and alumnae chapters for the warm welcome, especially to Lake County Representative Laurel Green Rafferty (F¾-Dayton), who participated in the weekend’s festivities. Special thanks to the collegiate members at Northwestern (B), Elmhurst (F¥) and DePaul (IG) and to the members of the North Central Midwest regional team for their commitment and support. This special weekend was one that charter members, alumnae initiates and all who were involved will remember for years to come. Alpha Phi International Fraternity enthusiastically welcomes the newly installed Gamma Epsilon deuteron chapter and thanks members and volunteers for their commitment.
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The Fraternity’s strategic planning process saw much progress during the 2002-04 biennium. The International Executive Board (IEB) heard recommendations from the Strategic Planning Evaluation Committee, the Convention called for continued evaluation of our election processes, and the Fraternity developed a rolling five-year plan. In order to facilitate and focus on these directives and recommendations, the IEB formed four committees and developed charges for each. The work of these committees has already begun. The committees are composed of Executive Office staff members, IEB directors, Foundation representation, alumnae and collegiate members. The IEB received an overwhelming response to its solicitation for committee member applicants with more than 60 inquiries. We appreciate all the interest generated from our membership. The IEB looks forward to receiving recommendations from the following committees: The Elections Committee will make recommendations regarding our current elections processes, taking into account Alpha Phi’s past and current practices, the 2004 Constitution Committee’s research, the Strategic
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The Culture/Values Committee will make recommendations to the Board regarding Alpha Phi values defined in actionable terms or behaviors using our core values expressed in our ritual and mission statement. Key messages, activities, communication and programming areas will be identified at the various membership levels of Alpha Phi to incorporate these defined values. The Housing Committee will make a recommendation to the Board about the management of housing going forward, considering timelines, skills/staffing (including outsourcing if appropriate), objectives, legalities, financial implications and an exit strategy. The Strategic Planning Committee will update the Fraternity’s Strategic Plan to include the recommendations from the work of the 2002-2004 Strategic Plan Evaluation Committee (SPEC) and recommendations from subsequent IEB committees. This effort will incorporate the Fraternity’s rolling five-year plan and include direction to the Fraternity for the next 10 years.
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ALPHA PHI ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION PINS Alpha Phi recognizes the importance of lifetime membership. One special way that Alpha Phi honors the endurance of membership is with anniversary recognition pins. These pins celebrate your affiliation with Alpha Phi on milestone occasions – 10 years, 25 years, 50 years and 75 years. Today, any member of Alpha Phi who has celebrated one of these significant anniversaries may order a pin and/or certificate from the Executive Office. The 10-year pin (for those initiated in 1995 or earlier) features a bold Roman numeral ten in brushed silver, with a delicate ivy vine entwined around it. The Greek letters Alpha Phi, engraved on the front of the pin, proudly display your affiliation. The cost of a 10-year pin is $35, plus $5 for shipping & handling. The 25-year pin (for those initiated in 1980 or earlier) is a sterling silver badge in the shape of the Big Dipper. Fashioned with one sapphire at each of the seven joints of the Big Dipper, this piece of jewelry handsomely recog-
Plan Evaluation Committee’s analysis regarding elections and other like organization procedures.
nizes your affiliation with Alpha Phi. The cost of a 25year pin is $35, plus $5 for shipping & handling.
your original badge within the 75-year pin. The cost of a 75-year pin is $30, plus $5 for shipping & handling.
The first 50-year pins were presented at the 42nd Convention in 1958 to several alumnae who had given significant service to the Fraternity for 50 years or more. These pins are replicas of the pins presented to the six living Founders at the Fraternity’s 50th Anniversary Convention in 1922 and celebrate your 50 years (for those initiated in 1955 or earlier) of membership in Alpha Phi. The pin is created in a manner that allows your original badge to be placed inside the silver circle for a dramatic jewelry display. The cost of a 50-year pin is $30, plus $5 for shipping & handling.
To place an order, please visit http://www.alphaphi.org/ alumnae_info/pins.html or contact the Alumnae Department at 847.316.8940.
For our most revered members, the 75-year pin is a brilliant diamond-shaped, golden pin, with clear stones at each of the points. This breathtaking piece of jewelry is only available to those members who have been sisters for 75 years or more (initiated in 1930 or earlier). Like the 50-year pin, the diamond is sized large enough to allow you to place
ALPHA PHI RETURN ADDRESS LABELS ARE NOW AVAILABLE Are you looking for a clever way to show the world your affiliation with Alpha Phi? Alpha Phi Return Address Labels are a subtle way to spread the Alpha Phi message and show your Alpha Phi loyalty with every piece of correspondence you send. Select from one of three designs – the crest, the letters or the ivy leaf! Alpha Phi Return Address Labels are now available for purchase at $5.00 per sheet, and each sheet contains 80 labels. Labels can also be used to identify personal belongings: books, luggage, CDs, videos. Be creative! To obtain your labels, please visit https://www.alpha phi.org/alumnae_info/returnlabels_secure.html or contact the Alumnae Department at 847.316.8940.
Mid-Atlantic Region PHILADELPHIA IVY CONNECTION, PA. Ivy connection alumnae went white water rafting, enjoyed a happy hour and held a raffle to support the chapter. Sisters attended a Founders’ Day dinner hosted by Southern New Jersey alumnae. Members celebrated Halloween with a visit to a haunted house and hayride. –Paige S. Olek (HΣ-Lafayette) PHILADELPHIA IVY CONNECTION CONTACT: Alysa Suero (ZΣ-Franklin & Marshall)
PhillyIvyConnection@yahoo.com 610.525.8278 www.PhillyIvyConnection.com
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volunteer, non-profit organization that distributes new, handmade blankets to critically ill and traumatized children. –Deanna Girardi (E∆-Northern Illinois) CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES CONTACT:
firstname.lastname@example.org 708.214.8232 www.geocities.com/chicagowesternvillages/ index.html LAKE COUNTY, ILL. Alumnae hosted a welcome back lunch at Sonja Bark Stunard’s (∆M-Purdue) home for Lake Forest (ΓEΛ) collegians. More than 30 sisters attended. –Beth D. Oakes (ZΞ-Elmhurst) LAKE COUNTY CONTACT:
CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES, ILL. Alumnae gathered at Melissa Ferguson Whittenborn’s (O-Missouri) home in April to create no-sew fleece blankets that were donated to Project Linus, a 100 percent
ST. LOUIS GATEWAY, MO., ALUMNAE CELEBRATE SUMMER
email@example.com 847.291.2297 INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Area Phis gathered for a Founders’ Day celebration at the Butler (EB) chapter house. Other chapter events included making bracelets in November, a holiday tea, annual cookie exchange and pizza with collegians before finals week in December and white elephant exchange in January. Sisters look forward to a Red Dress card stamping party in February. –Shelli Smith Anderson (∆H-Adrian) INDIANAPOLIS CONTACT:
Northeast Region Alumnae and their families gather in September for a barbeque hosted by Jamie Feighery Straka (HΛ-George Mason) and her husband.
BOSTON, MASS. An annual Founders’ Day brunch was enjoyed at Nashoba Valley Winery. Sisters met for dinner in
❶ PHILADELPHIA IVY CONNECTION, PA. Despite the drenching rain, ivy connection sisters enjoy a June white water rafting trip.
❷ CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES Alumnae display fleece blankets to be donated to Project Linus.
❸ EVANSVILLE/TRI-STATE AREA, IND. Kitchen Affairs in Evansville, Ind., was the setting for August’s Sizzlin’ Chinese Cuisine cooking class attended by several local alumnae.
November and a holiday ornament swap at the home of Laura McMahon Kovacs (I∆-Rhode Island). Other chapter events included a make-your-ownhandbag party and donating teddy bears to patients at a local children’s hospital. –Jennifer Davidson (AΛ) BOSTON CONTACT:
Stacie Sullivan (HA-New Hampshire) firstname.lastname@example.org 978.373.1687 www.bostonphis.com
RHODE ISLAND Alumnae and significant others enjoyed dinner and a video games competition during Game Night at Dave & Buster’s®. The fourth annual Move Your Phi’t 5K walk, which began at Kim Norton-O’Brien’s (ZPBentley) home, surpassed the chapter’s goal and raised almost $1,400 for the Foundation. Sisters enjoyed a Founders’ Day brunch in October and a November wine/beer tasting at Gina Paolo’s (ΘMHofstra) home. –Jaclyn Ramirez (ΘT-Rensselaer) RHODE ISLAND CONTACT:
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❶ METRO WEST, MASS. The chapter celebrates its first anniversary in October. During the year, alumnae played cards, met for dinner, carved pumpkins and enjoyed pool parties.
❷ GREATER TULSA, OKLA. Cheri Quillen, left, and Lari Lowe Gulley (Φ-Oklahoma) are judges in the Bartlesville, Okla., Junior Miss Pageant.
❸ FAR NORTH DALLAS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, TEXAS Far North Dallas and Surrounding Counties, Dallas and Suburban and Southwest Dallas chapters unite to celebrate Founders’ Day.
❹ AUSTIN AREA IVY CONNECTION, TEXAS Ivy connection sisters and guests enjoy an Omega chapter skit night in August. Pictured (from left) are Crystal Glass (Ω-Texas), Alpha Phi Fraternity Executive Director Susan Zabriskie (Θ-Michigan), Rona Mayer (Ω-Texas), Stephanie Sherrill (Φ-Oklahoma) and Amy Fortner Heiss (Ω-Texas).
delivered the keynote speech, reinforcing how important the Alpha Phi Foundation is to cardiac care, and explained plans for the Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration. –Kari Taylor (O-Missouri)
email@example.com 913.268.7468 www.kc-aphis.com TOPEKA, KAN. More than 50 collegians and alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day at the newly redecorated Washburn (Y) chapter house. Following dinner, collegians presented outstanding member awards and introduced 12 new members. Dorothy Brink Armstrong (Y-Washburn) was recognized as a 75-year member. Collegians and alumnae conducted a candle lighting
GREATER TULSA, OKLA. Alumnae enjoyed a visit to Smashing Times mosaic studio and a pool party during the summer. A Founders’ Day dinner at Cheri Hinton Quillen’s (∆PBall State) home featured a short narrative about the Founders presented by Sarah Hopkins Mouttet (ZNTexas Christian). Leslie Hinds Pelton (∆∆-Oklahoma City) hosted the annual holiday party. Other events include the annual Heartwalk and a pool party at Melanie Yuracko McKean’s (ΘΓ-Truman State) home. –Cheri Hinton-Quillen (∆P-Ball State) GREATER TULSA CONTACT:
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA., CHAPTER SALUTES CHARTER MEMBERS
firstname.lastname@example.org 918.282.9754 TULSA, OKLA.
South Central Region
Gretchen McClure (ΘΓ-Central Missouri State)
Sisters (from left) Eleanora Roush Smith (BΛ-Rollins), Yvonne Fox Arritt (BT-Indiana) and Sally Cooper Masterson (ΓA-San Diego State) are presented 50-year pins during a Founders’ Day celebration. Also pictured is President Elizabeth LeDoux.
GREATER KANSAS CITY, KAN. Ten-, 25- and 50-year members were recognized and the prestigious Sara Ann Wheeler Hatton (OMissouri) Award was presented during a Founders’ Day celebration. Alpha Phi Foundation Chairman Susan Weiskittle Barrick (BO-Bowling Green State)
ceremony and an alumna initiation. Alumnae hosted a Homecoming open house tour and brunch and enjoyed watching the Homecoming parade. –Rebecca Collins (Y-Washburn)
GREATER KANSAS CITY CONTACT:
❺ AUSTIN, TEXAS Members are ready for business at the chapter’s first charity garage sale.
(From left) Linda Lampman Foreman (Π-North Dakota), Lorilyn Hamlin-Prioletti (∆H-Adrian), Jacqueline Swank (ΘΛ-Central Missouri State), Judy Johnson Corn (BΓ-Colorado) and Michelle Krcmar (ΓA-San Diego State) are charter members of the Daytona Beach chapter.
Cecile Davis Richards (Ω-Texas) hosted a Founders’ Day luncheon. Janet Landers Grilley (Φ-Oklahoma) and Sally Cummins Leininger (BO-Bowling Green State) were recognized with certificates for 50 years of membership. The chapter also celebrated Lillian Born Norberg’s (Φ-Oklahoma) 96th birthday. Alumnae enjoyed a holiday lunch buffet in December hosted by Jackie Hamilton Brinlee (∆X-William Woods). –Sally Cummins Leininger (BO-Bowling Green State) TULSA CONTACT:
AUSTIN AREA IVY CONNECTION, TEXAS The ivy connection made cookies for Texas (Ω) collegians during polish week and volunteered during formal recruitment. They donated items for the Austin area traditional group’s garage sale fundraiser. Team leader Lauren Bremer (EI-Duquesne) led 18 alumnae and collegians in the American Diabetes Association’s® America’s Walk for Diabetes® and raised $580. Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day with Omega collegians and held monthly happy hours. –Wendy Worth (P-Ohio State)
Day with other area alumnae chapters. Ande Hinds (Ω-Texas) coordinated the event. Lynn Laursen Lentscher (∆K-Wisconsin/LaCrosse) was guest speaker. Vallie Kennedy Abernathy (ΓH-North Texas) and Dorothy Hagler Bell (Ω-Texas) were recognized for 50 years of sisterhood. Vallie and Val Lawlor (O-Missouri) received the chapter’s Silver and Bordeaux awards, respectively. The celebration ended with a rose ceremony to honor the Founders. –Callie Gerald Burns (ΓI-Texas Tech) and Kim Neal Harlow (Ω-Texas)
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DALLAS AND SUBURBAN CONTACT:
Rona Mayer (Ω-Texas)
Regina Rice Haas (Ω-Texas) email@example.com 972.492.7710 www.alphaphidallas.org
AustinIvyRocks@aol.com 512.699.6209 www.austinareaalphaphi.org AUSTIN, TEXAS Debbie Jensen Carver (Ω-Texas) hosted the chap-
ter’s first charity garage sale that raised $850 for the Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Dell Foundation matched half of the chapter’s donation, making the total $1,275. Local Alpha Phi entrepreneurs demonstrated and offered their products during an A-Phi Market night. Other events included a Founders’ Day celebration, joint happy hour with the Austin area ivy connection, snack basket making party for Texas (Ω) chapter’s recruitment and a traditional holiday potluck and ornament exchange. –Melanie Kieke Pav (Ω-Texas) AUSTIN CONTACT:
Diane Waggoner (EΩΛ-Texas A&M)
firstname.lastname@example.org 512.763.1570 www.austinareaalphaphi.org DALLAS AND SUBURBAN, TEXAS Alumnae swapped summer stories and enjoyed a festive salad buffet at Kim Spadoni Criscuolo’s (ΓITexas Tech) home. The chapter celebrated Founders’
FAR NORTH DALLAS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, TEXAS Alumnae enjoyed a Phi-esta at Mary “Candy” Jones Kern’s (ΓI-Texas Tech) home. The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day with alumnae from the Dallas and Suburban and Southwest Dallas chapters. Beth Ann Black (Ω-Texas), Leigh Ann Hoenig (ΓH-North Texas) and Kim Neal Harlow (Ω-Texas) were presented with alumnae chapter awards. South Central Regional Team Alumnae Membership Coordinator Betty Jo Ferraro Fuller (AΛ) was a featured speaker at a membership recruitment party. Alumnae held a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and a Pound It Out party at Kim Neal Harlow’s home in November. The chapter celebrated the season during the annual ornament exchange and holiday party at Kelley Kobe Thompson’s (Ω- Texas) home. –Kim Harlow FAR NORTH DALLAS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES CONTACT:
Karla Hardy-Allford (ΓΩ-Midwestern State)
email@example.com 972.624.0686 www.fndaphis.org
FORT WORTH, TEXAS An August chapter officer retreat finalized plans and programs for the coming year. In September, the ladies attended an interior decorating program, then dined at a nearby Italian restaurant. –Nadine Troll Parsons (ZN-Texas Christian) FORT WORTH CONTACT:
Cathy Brown (ZN-Texas Christian)
Cathy.Brown@wellsfargo.com 817.465.8696 www.angelfire.com/tx4/aphi NORTHWEST HOUSTON, TEXAS A trunk show at Cara Schurwon O’Leary’s (ΓI-Texas Tech) home was co-hosted by Lisa Krenek (ΓI-Texas Tech). Members made Care Bear packages for local collegiate chapters during finals. Alumnae sponsored a less fortunate family during the holiday season. Sisters also shared an evening of wine tasting and enjoyed a potluck dinner night. –Nicole Roberts (EΩΛ-Texas A&M) NORTHWEST HOUSTON CONTACT:
Gina Garner Winter (EΩΛ-Texas A&M) firstname.lastname@example.org 281.296.0766
Southeast Region JACKSONVILLE FIRST COAST, FLA. Alumnae enjoyed a presentation about women and heart disease, raised $495 by participating in the American Heart Association’s® Heart Walk, celebrated Founders’ Day at Laurie Chobanian’s (AΛ) home and donated teddy bears to Wolfsons Children’s Hospital’s pediatric cardiology department. –Dawn Inglis Montgomery (ZI-Virginia) JACKSONVILLE FIRST COAST CONTACT:
Deborah Bridge (Z∆-Iowa State and ΓO-Drake)
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❶ RICHMOND AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA Alumnae honored 25-year sisters with pins and a formal afternoon tea on Founders’ Day.
❷ VIRGINIA PENINSULA, VA. Beth Bricker (EH-Old Dominion), left, and Ashley Crickenberger (ΘΦ-Christopher Newport) pose during a Founders’ Day celebration.
❸ PHOENIX, ARIZ. (From left) Eleanor Bassett Schrimsher (Ω-Texas), Kati Rhoads Kelly (P-Ohio State) and Ginny Bolte Birmingham (I-Wisconsin) celebrate 50 years of sisterhood.
❹ LONG BEACH, CALIF. Gamma Kappa collegians learn about sales from alumna Jennifer Spiteri during career night.
❺ LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Sisters enjoy a Manicures and Martinis event in June.
WINTER PARK/ORLANDO, FLA. Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day with a luncheon organized by Carol Davidson Methven (∆ZMaryland). Sisters hosted an open house and ornament exchange in December at Max Gordon Reed’s (Ψ-South Dakota) home. They also enjoyed a picnic, pottery and a Pampered Chef® fundraiser. –Janis Newton Keegan (ΘΠ-Emory) WINTER PARK/ORLANDO CONTACT:
Sharon Pruter Sanders (B∆-UCLA)
firstname.lastname@example.org 407.647.1556 www.geocities.com/cflaphi ATLANTA, GA. Alumnae enjoyed desserts and wine at Teresa Gillian Gray’s (BΓ-Colorado) home. Members surprised Mary Rekart Ulich (∆Γ-Northern Colorado), 2004 Atlanta Festival of Tree chairwoman,
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with a $1,000 donation toward the Festival of Trees, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The ivy circle met over tapas and celebrated Founders’ Day in October. –June Ash Moore (ΓΞ-Wichita State) ATLANTA CONTACT:
email@example.com 678.838.0060 www.alphaphionline.com/atlanta
Walk on the George Mason (HΛ) campus that benefits the Alpha Phi Foundation. Alumnae were thrilled to have Elizabeth Armstrong Reckmeyer (A-Syracuse), granddaughter of Founder Louise Shepard Hancock (A-Syracuse), and her newly initiated daughters Elizabeth Crawford, Deborra Garner and Kaaren Dunn (all HΛ-George Mason) join a Founders’ Day lunch in October. –Elizabeth Barber LeDoux (Σ-Washington) NORTHERN VIRGINIA CONTACT:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Alumnae and significant others gathered for the chapter’s annual Phiesta party at Nancy Majcher Poffenbarger’s (E∆-Northern Illinois) home. The ivy circle, coordinated by Laurie Godfrey Bopp (∆AEast Carolina), met regularly for cocktails and dinner. Other events included a Founders’ Day and new member luncheon and a “Spa”rty hosted by Amy Salvatore Reiss (ΓN-Miami University). Amy also organized a Moms and Tots pumpkin patch outing in October. Tracy Weaver Hickman (EΦΛ-NC State) constructed the chapter’s Web site. –Janeen Golomb Moore (EB-Butler)
firstname.lastname@example.org 703.971.7434 www.alphaphi-va.org RICHMOND AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA The chapter enjoyed a Huey Lewis and the News concert and hosted dinner at a local British-style pub. Sisters toured and tasted at Williamsburg Winery. Members donated items and volunteered to work at the annual yard sale and flea market fundraiser, organized by Judy Boyd Cogburn (∆N-Maine). A Founders’ Day ceremony and afternoon high tea
SHICKMAN95@aol.com 704.843.7578 http://charlottealphaphi.tripod.com/index.html NORTHERN VIRGINIA Alumnae celebrated the chapter’s 50th birthday. Two philanthropy events were launched during a fall buffet at Noreen Scully Krueger’s (∆Σ-Wisconsin/ Stevens Point) home. The “Alpha Phis, Have a Heart Support Our Troops” campaign works with the McLean, Va., American Legion to collect new clothes, toiletries, books and games for wounded American soldiers who are recovering at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. The other event is a community wide Move Your Phi’t 5K Fun Run and
SADDLEBACK VALLEY, CALIF., SISTERS LEARN TOGETHER
Alumnae learn to knit at Yarn Lady in Laguna Hills.
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recognized sisters celebrating 25 years with anniversary pins. –Diana Cichewicz (HΠ-Richmond) RICHMOND/CENTRAL VIRGINIA CONTACT:
email@example.com 804.512.0113 www.angelfire.com/va/richmondaphialum
COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. Alumnae volunteered during Convention 2004 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., - from greeting arrivals at the airports to on-site check-ins at the resort. Alumnae were acknowledged for their years of service to the Fraternity, with several recognized for more than 50 years of sisterhood. –Jody Belich Landerman (∆K-Wisconsin/LaCrosse) COACHELLA VALLEY CONTACT:
VIRGINIA PENINSULA, VA. Joyce Phillips Rayfield (X-Montana) and Teresa Moore McGee (∆A-East Carolina) hosted a Founders’ Day celebration with alumnae and Christopher Newport (ΘΦ) and Old Dominion (EH) collegians. Attendees participated in a rose ceremony in honor of the Founders. Alumnae donated money to help fund recruitment for the chapters and special projects for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Graduating seniors were invited to an annual mother/daughter tea in the spring. –Pam Gaston Camblin (Γ∆-Kansas) VIRGINIA PENINSULA CONTACT:
Jodyb7@aol.com 760.674.2308 LONG BEACH, CALIF. Alumnae hosted a career night featuring guest speaker Christine Benington Routley (ΓK-CSU/Long Beach), who spoke about her position as campus development manager for KPMG LLP. She shared job search, resume writing and networking tips and provided information for collegians as they consider careers. Breakout sessions led by alumnae covered careers including design and fashion, advertising, human resources, law, nursing, dentistry, mental health and education. –Sharen Metz Kokaska (B∆-UCLA)
2004 Limoge Boxes ALPHA PHI TRUNK ($145) A small white trunk, painted with blue and gold, carries the Alpha Phi crest on top with delicate ivy leaves edging the gold trim. Inside, the Big Dipper and “Alpha Phi” are in gold. IVY VINE OF FRIENDSHIP ($125) This round, 11/4” diameter box with gold clasp features a burgundy fishnet design surrounding three intertwined green ivy leaves. Inside, “Alpha Phi 2000” honors the millennium.
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Southwest Region PHOENIX, ARIZ. Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day with a luncheon, silent auction and rose ceremony to honor the Founders. Fifty-year members were honored with anniversary pins. Silent auction proceeds of $627 benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Thanks to Dana Gragnano (ΓΠArizona State) and committee for organizing the event. –Jennifer Holly Smith (ΓΠ-Arizona State) and Sara Keltner Ellis (O-Missouri)
Kim Olson Oldham (BΨ-San Jose State)
firstname.lastname@example.org 714.840.8931 LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Sisters hosted a fall afternoon tea at the luxurious Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, a happy hour in Santa Monica in November and an evening of cocktails and appetizers in early December. Upcoming spring events include a dinner, spa day, wine tasting and theater night. –Yvette Monus McFerson (B∆-UCLA)
LOS ANGELES CONTACT:
THE FORGET-ME-NOT ($125) This delicate shellshaped box features Alpha Phi symbols – forget-me-nots, lily of the valley and ivy on the lid. The box is painted bordeaux, with the badge and “1872” in gold on the inside.
To order Limoges Boxes call the Foundation office at 847.475.4532.
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❶ PALOS VERDES/SOUTH BAY PENINSULA, CALIF. (From left) Monique Figueroa Akker (ZB-Loyola Marymount), Lois Ebner Buchanan (BΠ-USC) and Pat Dowdey (ΓB-UC/Santa Barbara) present Laura Hanley and Blair McGovern Contratto (B∆-UCLA) of the Vasek Polak Cardiovascular Institute with $1,200.
❷ DENVER, COLO. Alumnae enjoy a Founders’ Day celebration at the Colorado School of Mines (IZ) chapter house. Pictured are (from left) Renee Verspoor (ZI-Virginia), Tricia Wilson Stuart (EΞ-Southern Illinois), Tracey Gilbert Engelhardt (B-Northwestern) and Michelle Schneider (BΓ-Colorado).
❸ ONTARIO SOUTH IVY CONNECTION, CANADA Members gather for the inaugural meeting of the Ontario South ivy connection.
DENVER, COLO. Alumnae held a Welcome Back Western Potluck Roundup, two fundraisers that raised more than $1,400 to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation, the annual charity auction, a pre-holiday happy hour and the annual holiday party. A soup/chili cook-off was scheduled for January. Other activities include a monthly Bunko club, Phi Moms headed by Beverly Burkland Carey (BEArizona) and the ivy circle headed by Serena Ake (Θ∆-Creighton). Phi Moms fall events included adultchild play dates, a pumpkin patch outing and meeting at a play area in a local mall. The ivy circle met for frozen drinks, held a fundraiser for the Alpha Phi Foundation, enjoyed a pumpkin carving, trivia night, ice skating outing and attended a lacrosse game. –Audrey Dessauer (ZΠ-Case Western Reserve)
❹ DAYTON, OHIO Alumnae and spouses (from left) Ray Griffin, Shelley Tarleton-Griffin (ΓN-Miami University), Ann Bale and Jim Bale visit Orville and Wilbur Wright during the Masonic Temple walk.
PALOS VERDES/SOUTH BAY PENINSULA, CALIF. Alumnae donated $1,200 to the Little Company of Mary Hospital’s The Vasek Polak Cardiovascular Institute in support of heart disease detection and treatment for women in the South Bay area. –Kim O’Connor Neglia (B∆-UCLA) PALOS VERDES/SOUTH BAY PENINSULA CONTACT:
Lois Ebner Buchanan (BΠ-USC)
Tricia Wilson Stuart (EΞ-Southern Illinois)
email@example.com 303.683.4812 www.denverphis.org
Upper Midwest Region ONTARIO SOUTH IVY CONNECTION, CANADA The ivy connection held its first chapter meeting in September. Activities have included a Founders’ Day ceremony in Toronto, winery tour in Niagara and book club meetings. –Alison Nash (Ξ-Toronto) ONTARIO SOUTH IVY CONNECTION CONTACT: Ashley Haugh (Ξ-Toronto)
firstname.lastname@example.org 416.253.7772 COLUMBUS, OHIO, CELEBRATES 50-YEAR SISTERS
ASHLAND, OHIO Alumnae met at Holly Hursh Christie’s (BΩ-Kent State) home, kicked off the year with a potluck of appetizers and shared summer activity stories and pictures. They celebrated Founders’ Day with Ashland (EA) collegians and joined Cleveland East alumnae for a memorial service at the gravesite of Founder Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults (ASyracuse). –Debby Bryden Gray (EA-Ashland) ASHLAND CONTACT:
Taryn Gallik (EA-Ashland) The chapter’s annual Silver and Bordeaux spring luncheon honored nine 50-year members with pins and certificates. Pictured are (from left) Marilyn Childers Rice, Pat Brady Landis, Pat Coughlin Lyon, Winnifred Nelson Blozis, Sybil Duffy Heim and Marianne French Weiss (all POhio State).
email@example.com 419.756.3700 CLEVELAND EAST, OHIO A night of spa treatments raised $750 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Other chapter activities included a Creative Memories® night in April, ice cream social
new alumnae chapters
Congratulations to the following chapters for recently receiving their charters!
in May, annual garden party in June and a luncheon in July. –Barbara Tamer Toman (BΩ-Kent State) CLEVELAND EAST CONTACT:
Jamie Krovontka (EI-Duquesne) firstname.lastname@example.org 330.467.9568
DAYTON, OHIO Alumnae kicked off the year with a potluck dinner and celebrated the chapter’s 50th birthday. In October, sisters participated in a walk for literacy. They also participated in Volksmarch at Jungle Jim’s International Market in November. –Ann Lucas Bale (∆Π-Indiana State) DAYTON CONTACT:
Sandra Reed Mitchell (BI-West Virginia)
Do you have information about a missing alumna? Visit www.alphaphi.org/alumna_info.html to help us locate “lost” alumnae.
Hudson Valley, N.Y. Chartered: September 15, 2004 Chapter President: Jillian Ramos (HΛ-George Mason and EH-Old Dominion) E-mail: email@example.com Greater Lynchburg, Va. Chartered: October 20, 2004 Chapter President: Melissa Cantrell Waugh (ΓH-North Texas) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midnight Sun (Alaska) Chartered: October 20, 2004 Chapter President: Tara Reimer Jones (ZO-Johns Hopkins) E-mail: email@example.com Ontario South (Canada) Ivy Connection Chartered: October 20, 2004 Chapter President: Ashley Haugh (Ξ-Toronto) E-mail: ashley.haugh@alumnae. alphaphi.org
Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters and ivy connections are forming in the following areas: Alumnae Chapters (alumnae of all ages) California San Luis Obispo Canada Quebec Florida Gulf Coast, Melbourne Indiana Northwest Indiana Louisiana Baton Rouge Maryland Frederick Michigan Detroit North, Holland Missouri Columbia, Jefferson City New Hampshire Manchester Ohio Akron, Toledo Oregon Salem Overseas Shanghai, China Texas Denton Ivy Connections (alumnae 10 years out of college and younger) California North Orange County Michigan Saginaw Virginia Virginia Peninsula Alpha Phi International seeks alumnae who are interested in forming alumnae chapters and ivy connections in the following areas: Miami, Fla. Des Moines, Iowa Suffolk County, N.Y.
Nassau County, N.Y. Greenville, S.C. Tacoma, Wash.
Please contact Alissa Meyer Milito (ZΞ-Elmhurst) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved with any of these chapters or starting a chapter in your area.
New Plaque Honors Ivy Vine Awardees By Margaret Knights Hultsch (BN-Duke, P-Ohio State, B-Northwestern and O-Missouri)
One of the first items now sighted by visitors to the Executive Office (EO) is a stunning new plaque in the vestibule, a gift to the Fraternity by two long-time members. It honors the eight alumnae who have received the Ivy Vine Award for exceptional service both within the Fraternity and in the wider Greek world. The award was established in 1986 in honor of its first recipient, Betty Mullins Jones (¡-DePauw). Betty was 1970-74 International president and 1974-90 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) delegate. She was a prominent speaker on the fraternity scene and delivered more than 1,000 speeches to civic, business and Greek-letter groups. Betty wrote as well as she spoke and authored Code for the Coed, an etiquette book. She received awards from several Greek organizations. Betty Jones died in 2001. The latest recipient is Sally McCall Grant (¡-DePauw), who received the award during Convention 2004. She was 1986-90 International president, 1992-94 Foundation chairman and NPC delegate from 1996 to the present. From 2001-03 Sally had the rare privilege of serving as NPC chairman, an office that rotates through the 26 member groups and comes to each fraternity only approximately twice in a century. The other recipients of the Ivy Vine Award are Martha Watkins Mast (BM-Duke) in 1988; Margaret Knights Hultsch (BM-Duke, Q-Ohio State, B-Northwestern and O-Missouri) in 1990; Ruth Himmelman Wright (ª-Washington) in 1992; Eileen Hurney Stevens (A¤) in 1994; Nancy Wittgen Burks DeVoe (¡-DePauw) in 1998; and Mary Carr Boyd (¡-DePauw and O-Missouri) in 2000. Martha Mast served on the Executive Board and in 1976 became Foundation chairman. Martha took on a languishing Foundation – then just a standing committee within the Fraternity with assets of $287,000. By the time she retired in 1988, the Foundation had become a separate corporation with assets of more than $1,000,000. Marge Hultsch began editing the Alpha Phi Quarterly in 1957 and continued for 35 years, during which time the magazine won numerous fraternity press awards and was named Top Sorority Magazine. Marge was also chairman of the National Panhellenic Editors’ Conference. Marge is presently Fraternity historian. Ruth Wright remembers proudly being chairman of the committee that conceived and wrote the first Collegiate Chapter Operations Manual in 1970-72. She has become a specialist in the Fraternity Constitution, having served on three constitution committees and, over the years, having proposed many amendments subsequently adopted by Conventions. She was also an Executive Board member and Board of Trustees chairman. Her most signal service to the Fraternity, however, was as 1987-92 chairman of the Capital Campaign that raised $2.25 million for the Foundation. PAGE SIXTEEN
Ivy Vine Award recipients are honored with a new plaque at the Executive Office.
Eileen Stevens’ crucial work toward eradicating hazing in the Greek system was launched after the death of her son, Chuck, in an alcohol-related fraternity hazing tragedy in 1978. Eileen founded CHUCK (Committee to Halt Useless College Killings) to bring about awareness of hazing practices, as well as to research and document hazing deaths. In the two decades (1978-2000) she led CHUCK, Eileen gave talks on more than 700 campuses and at 27 Greek conventions and worked with state legislators, chapter advisers and collegians to abolish hazing. She became a national force in lobbying for anti-hazing legislation; 44 states now have anti-hazing laws. Eileen was selected as one of 10 Women of the Year by the New York Daily News and has been featured on national talk television. Her story was made into a movie, “Broken Pledges.” Nancy DeVoe was inspired in her service to the Fraternity by fellow awardee Betty Jones, who was her collegiate chapter adviser. Nancy became International president, Board of Trustees chairman, then thought she had retired but was instead asked to be Foundation chairman – which turned out to be her favorite post of all. During her term, contributions to the Foundation tripled. Mary Boyd began her service when she was only 19. After spending her freshman year at DePauw (¡) chapter, she was requested by the International Executive Board to transfer to the University of Missouri to assist Omicron. Twenty-two years later, Mary served as International president, Board of Trustees chairman and Foundation chairman. Two of her tangible and lasting services to the Fraternity were acting as Chairman of the EO headquarters building, built in 1975, and then for the addition built in 1992. Mary is the second in her family to serve as International president, following in the footsteps of her aunt, Clara Ingwersen Gregson (I-Wisconsin). ALPHA PHI
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Wedding Unites Alumnae Arizona State (¡¦) alumnae Jennifer Steinberg, Elizabeth Garrett, Allison Conkright and Kim Martin gathered in June in California for the marriage of Elizabeth Dames (¡¦-Arizona) and Adam Somers. The women were pleasantly surprised when they learned the grandmother of the groom, Lois Robinson Somers (¤-UC/Berkeley), also is an Alpha Phi. The women came together for the traditional speech and cheer for the bride.
Gamma Alphas Reunite in Chicago
Sisters Meet on a Cruise
(From left) Jonique Ricard, Amy Beauchamp and Kate Webber celebrate their shared sisterhood.
A gentleman had noticed Cameron (£Q) alumnae Jonique Ricard and Amy Beauchamp wearing their Alpha Phi shirts during a weeklong summer cruise and introduced the two to his sister, Kate Webber (ZÄ-Bentley). The ladies spent much time together after meeting, exchanged e-mail addresses and hope to stay in touch. –Jonique Ricard
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Theta Omegas Meet at Disney World®
Gamma Alphas reunite in Chicago. Theta Omega sisters reunite at Walt Disney World®.
San Diego State (¡A) alumnae held a September reunion in Chicago to celebrate more than three decades of sisterhood. The women enjoyed shopping along Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, cruising down the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, toasting each other atop the Hancock Building, picnicking at Millennium Park and touring the city. –Sue Baggerly Knepper
Gamma Sigmas Celebrate 45 Years
Barry (£¿) sisters held their first chapter reunion in October. Fifteen alumnae, spouses and friends attended the weekend reunion at Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Fla. Attendees enjoyed catching up with each other over dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s, a fun night out at Pleasure Island, an outing at MGM Studios and a Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. Denise Dowling Kanner (HT-SUNY/ Cortland), past chapter adviser and current Southeast regional team human resources coordinator, joined the group for some shopping at Downtown Disney. For details on upcoming reunions, contact Lynn Fowler-Webb at lynnwebb@ alumnae. alphaphi.org or 727.393.6007. –Lynn Fowler-Webb
Gamma Sigma sisters celebrate 45 years of sisterhood.
Ten Wisconsin/Stout (¡ª) members met at the summer home of Rita Casey Maves in Nekoosa, Wis., in August. It was their second reunion since graduating in 1959. A third reunion is being planned for July 2006 in Menomonie, Wis., home of the Stout campus. –Bette Zander Pollino
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Alpha Phi Fraternity
2004 Annual Report
Dear Sisters: In 2003, the International Executive Board (IEB) conducted a survey of our membership. The purpose of the survey was to send feedback to the IEB on a number of issues, communication being one. It was clear from the survey that members appreciate the consistent flow of information, especially information on the business of the Fraternity. One example was the Alpha Phi International Fraternity Annual Report. This year’s Board has decided to continue the effort and, together with the Executive Office, is pleased to publish this report for fiscal year 2004 (FY04). The purpose of the Alpha Phi Annual Report is to provide a concise annual record of happenings during the last year. The strength of our Alpha Phi sisterhood is made clear by the many achievements that are enumerated here. These accomplishments remind us that we are a successful Fraternity as a result of committed volunteers, competent staff, quality programming, sound management and innovative marketing. It is clear that this year, of all years, we have much to be proud of. But, as Martha Foote Crow (A-Syracuse) reminded us, “Is that all we have to do? No, we may as well be resigned to absolute defeat ... There is work enough for each of us, and we have no time to be idle. Let us each do our work well and success shall be our guerdon.” If you have questions regarding the Alpha Phi Annual Report, or if you would like to e-mail the IEB on any issue, please contact us at IEBQuestions@ alphaphi.org. The IEB and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Regional Conferences in February. Loyally, Crista Cate Vasina International President
Finances FY04 was very positive from a fiscal standpoint; Alpha Phi International ended the year in a strong financial position. The net assets of the organization increased by more than $493,000 due in part to the positive performance of our investment portfolio. Additionally, the Fraternity’s Management and General Expenses represented only a little more than 10 percent of our total expenses – a very good ratio for a non-profit organization. We received an unqualified audit report from our independent auditors. Collegiate Membership Alpha Phi enjoyed continuing growth and improved strength in collegiate membership. The Fraternity is 143 chapters strong, and we proudly installed our newest chapter at Lake Forest University (¡E¤). For the 2003-04 school year, 23 of our chapters reported improved strength in the area of recruitment, and we initiated more than 4,000 collegiate women. Seven educational leadership consultants and eight volunteer regional teams supported our collegiate chapters. We are pleased that a significant number of our chapters and members are recognized on their campuses for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service contributions. Marketing and Communications, Training and Development More than 500 people attended Convention 2004 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in June. The Fraternity offered specialized training for our volunteers in conjunction with Convention. Chapter Adviser Academy, Rush University, Alumnae Chapter College and a House Corporation Board Seminar provided training for more than 250 volunteers. As a result, chapter and recruitment advisers are able to implement changes and programs at the local level. Alumnae chapter presidents have the tools to strengthen and
improve alumnae chapters, and house corporation board members are better able to troubleshoot the challenges of managing chapter facilities. The outcome of this specialized training has been a significant increase in the strength of our collegiate and alumnae chapters. Likewise, there is a high correlation between collegiate and alumnae chapters receiving awards and trained volunteers. Regional Conferences provided training for more than 1,000 collegians and alumnae volunteers. Seventeen new adviser and 12 roundtable audioconferences were provided to train new chapter advisers and offer roundtable discussions to both collegians and volunteers. The Alpha Phi Quarterly received three prestigious awards this year: an APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) Award of Excellence, a College Fraternity Editors Association (CFEA) Award of Excellence – First Place for Cover Design and, for a fourth year in a row, an Award of Distinction from The Communicator Awards. Alumnae In FY04, 7,886 alumnae paid International alumnae dues. Those monies received went to a wide variety of Fraternity support, including the colonization of 14 new alumnae chapters. Additionally, the Fraternity introduced a new anniversary pin. This pin commemorates 10 years of Alpha Phi membership. It compliments our existing 25-year, 50-year and 75-year pins. Finally, the alumnae membership strategy committee met at the Executive Office in Evanston, Ill., to outline plans for alumnae development over the next five years. Some ideas for future direction that resulted from the efforts included: organizations for silver sisters and former collegiate chapter executive board members and reviewing the current International alumnae dues process. The Online Community continues to remain popular with our members as 7,800 women are registered and use it to update their information, network with other professionals and connect with lost sisters.
To purchase an anniversary pin, visit www.alphaphi.org.
discuss findings and presenting the report during Convention 2004 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next steps for Fraternity planning include the appointment of several Board committees specifically directed to review housing culture and next steps for strategic planning.
Staffing Alpha Phi continues to benefit from a wellstaffed, high functioning Executive Office (EO). The EO is comprised of a team of experts in all areas of fraternity life. The directors of collegiate membership and extension positions were filled with the promotion of Linda Schnetzer (BOBowling Green State).
Closing As we embark upon another year, we will continue our ongoing communication and interaction with the sisterhood, remain a fiscally responsible organization and provide services that will meet the needs and enhance the experiences of our members.
Evaluation of the Strategic Plan A major initiative during the last biennium was Alpha Phi’s evaluation of the Alpha Phi International Strategic Plan and Vision for the 21st Century. This process included the IEB meeting with past leadership, compiling and reviewing historical data, appointing various Alpha Phi volunteers with Fraternity experience or expertise in strategic planning, meeting at the Executive Office in March to
Editor’s Note: Linda Schnetzer is now in China. Megan Bouché (E-Minnesota) and Laura Garraway Caulfield (¢E-Iowa) direct the activities of recruitment and extension, and chapter operations, respectively.
2004 Expense Analysis Fraternity Activities Publications and Communications National Convention and Regional Conferences
Property Management Management and General 15%
2004 Revenue Analysis Undergraduate Member Fees Alumnae Member Fees Rent and Royalty Income National Convention and Regional Conferences Interest on Loans Grants
2005 Regional Conferences Regional Conferences are held in your area every February to train new collegiate officers and chapter advisers. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Details about the conference in your area are listed below. Register for Regional Conferences at www.alphaphi.org/conferences.html. MID-ATLANTIC Feb. 25-27 Hilton® Philadelphia Airport Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: June Collins Herron (∆ΦIndiana U. of Pennsylvania), email@example.com or 301.540.7188 NORTH CENTRAL MIDWEST Feb. 18-20 Doubletree® Hotel O’Hare Rosemont Rosemont, Ill. Contact: Christine Oksendahl (EMinnesota), firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.203.5514
SOUTH CENTRAL Feb. 4-6 Hilton® Kansas City Airport Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Sherry Tobaben Wilcher (ΓΓ-Drury), email@example.com or 816.650.6538
NORTHEAST Feb. 18-20 Best Western® Sovereign Hotel and Conference Center Springfield, Mass. Contact: Kelly Fitzgerald Mazza (ΘΩBarry), firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.879.4055
SOUTHEAST/CAROLINA STATE DAY Feb. 25-27 Hilton® Durham Hotel Durham, N.C. Contact: Kelly Benedetti (BO-Bowling Green State), kbenedetti@alumnae. alphaphi.org or 703.553.8231
PACIFIC NORTHWEST/SOUTHWEST Feb. 4-6 San Francisco Airport Marriott® San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Ayme Reed McMillan (EΓ-CSU/Sacramento), aymereed@ yahoo.com or 916.390.5349
UPPER MIDWEST Feb. 4-6 Holiday Inn® French Quarter Perrysburg, Ohio Contact: Jan Brinker Schaeffer (BOBowling Green State), email@example.com or 419.768.3223
Help Support Future Leaders With a Gift to the Foundation Sponsor a Collegian in her Leadership Pursuit Alpha Phi Regional Leadership Conference, The LeaderShape Institute and the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute are all interactive programs that give participants the opportunity to explore, define and enhance their leadership skills. Our members leave as better leaders and more empowered women. Are you interested in sponsoring a collegian to attend one of these programs? Through the Alpha Phi Foundation, you have the opportunity to sponsor a collegiate member with a tax deductible gift. This gift will cover registration, educational materials, lodging and meals.
$450.00 gives one woman the opportunity to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). Top fraternity and sorority leaders across North America attend this program each year. The institute provides the opportunity to enhance leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their organization and grow to expect values-based action from themselves and those they lead.
$700.00 gives one woman the opportunity to attend the LeaderShape Institute. The LeaderShape Institute is a highly interactive and energizing six-day program. It prepares young people to change their worlds by providing tools needed to achieve new insights, improve relationships, build more effective teams and ultimately enhance society. Since 1983, more than 19,000 individuals have participated in this Institute.
Last year, the Alpha Phi Foundation provided several outstanding collegiate leaders the opportunity to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute. Please see page 3 of the Foundation’s Annual Report to see who these women were and how the experience impacted them. To sponsor a young woman in one of these programs, please contact Alpha Phi Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Andrew Zanatta (BPΛ-Washington State) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.316.8950.
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$300.00 offers one woman the opportunity to attend an Alpha Phi Regional Leadership Conference. Alpha Phi chapter leaders attend this conference each year to learn more about their roles and responsibilities, gather knowledge and new ideas and build cohesiveness as an officer team. Additionally, it offers young women the opportunity to foster relationships with other Alpha Phi leaders and share a common appreciation of Alpha Phi.
Action ALPHA PHI
2005 POTENTIAL MEMBER INTRODUCTION FORM
Introducing: (Please attach a photograph if available.)
Introduction to Alpha Phi
YEAR IN SCHOOL:
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION YEAR
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
OTHER COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ATTENDED (IF APPLICABLE)
NUMBER OF TERMS COMPLETED
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Legacy Information Alpha Phi relatives (Please list name, address and chapter affiliation). NAME
OTHER GREEK RELATIVES NAME
How do you know this woman?
Have you spoken to her about Alpha Phi? If not, will you? List her school and community service honors:
What are her interests/goals?
Will she be participating in formal recruitment?
Mail Form Please attach additional information if necessary. Send this form directly to the collegiate chapter and the Alpha Phi Executive Office, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Please check the appropriate box below: Copy for EO records EO: Please forward to collegiate chapter
For Chapter Use DATE REFERENCE RECEIVED DATE REFERENCE ACKNOWLEDGED
POTENTIAL MEMBER PLEDGED
This form also is available on our Web site at www.alphaphi.org WINTER 2005
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CANADA Wilfrid Laurier (IΘ) Iota Theta sisters held a summer retreat, handed out treats with Sigma Chi fraternity to first year students during orientation week, welcomed new sisters, celebrated Bid Day with a sisterhood barbeque and potluck and visited the Western Ontario (ΘH) chapter to assist in their preference ceremony. Katelynd Franken is training to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps by becoming an elementary school and piano teacher. Her grandmother was the first female in New Brunswick to teach after marrying, the first woman to teach in Montreal after having children and the first person to open a day care center in Owen Sound, Ontario. Elise Gasbarrino volunteers with The Lung Association® in memory of her grandfather, who passed away from lung cancer last year.
program, the chapter has forged an incredible new idea of what it truly means to be a sister in Alpha Phi. The most anticipated event of the year was the chapter’s first Cardiac Aid Gala in October. Approximately 320 guests enjoyed dinner and a silent auction that raised more than $15,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and cardiac aid. Honored guests included Dr. Rebecca Dicken (BE-Arizona) and Alpha Phi Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Andrew Zanatta (BPΛ-Washington State). –Marrissa Meyer CALIFORNIA
San Jose State (BΨ) Collegians and alumnae raised more than $1,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation at the chapter’s annual PhiBall volleyball tournament philanthropy event. Thanks to all Phis and Greek organizations that participated, the event was a success. –Vanessa Kearns
Arizona State (ΓΠ) Gamma Pi women kicked off the 2004-05 school year by welcoming 47 new members during recruitment. From sisterhood events to a newly instituted Ivy Link
UC/Berkeley (Λ) In November, Lambda’s third annual 5K Bear run/walk and reception raised more than $1,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. More than 200 partici-
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pants from the Berkeley Greek community and the surrounding San Francisco Bay area participated. –Geordana Wagner-Porter UC/Irvine (HK) Under the leadership of Johanna Meyers, Lindsey Goldstein and Roxanne Jaekel, the Eta Kappa chapter surpassed Panhellenic quota and welcomed 29 fabulous new members. The chapter recognizes the enormous time and energy contributed by Educational Leadership Consultant Zara Dang (II-George Washington) and Recruitment Adviser Nicole Ford (HK-UC/Irvine). The women welcome new Chapter Adviser Liz Berta (∆Γ-Northern Colorado) and Marketing Adviser Annita Avila Sharpe (ΓB-UC/Santa Barbara). Another highlight was hosting all Southwestern chapters for a Founders’ Day celebration. –Keri Kopriva COLORADO Northern Colorado (∆Γ) Jillian Rickerd, whose grandmother passed away from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, participated in a walk for the disease. To honor family members diagnosed with cancer, Jessica Fleenor and Carolyn Barrett rallied
sisters to run the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure®. Sisters volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s® Cattle Baron’s Ball dinner and auction. The chapter’s annual philanthropy event raised more than $2,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. –Jennifer Ferrell and Kathryn Bowen Phillips DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA George Washington (II) Iota Iota joined the PKD (polycystic kidney disease) Walk in support of Chelsea Stein and her family and raised more than $6,000. The chapter also raised more than $2,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation through its annual Ultimate Phisbee tournament. –Katie Fischer ILLINOIS Illinois (BA) Beta Alphas participated in the National Panhellenic Conference Something of Value program in October. The women looked forward to discussing campus environment issues and developing new and effective action plans to solve problems based on the program. –Lindsey Wincek IOWA
KANSAS Wichita State (ΓΞ) Gamma Xi welcomed new Chapter Adviser Leslie Dickerson (O-Missouri) and 17 new members following fall recruitment. Breea McCorkle was honored with a $1,000 Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship for the 2004-05 school year. –Breea McCorkle
WILFRID LAURIER (IΘ)
Rebecca Yanyk, left, and Willow Pivarnyk enjoy a Bid Day barbeque.
❷ LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (ZB) Members enjoy a sisterhood event at Medieval Times. .
Eta Kappa celebrates Bid Day with 29 new members.
MAINE Maine (∆N) Delta Nu’s second annual Move Your Phi’t walk/race in April raised more than $2,800 for the Alpha Phi Foundation, doubling the number of participants and donations from the previous year. Prizes donated from local businesses were raffled. The chapter was recognized with five of seven honors presented at the annual Greek Community Awards: Chapter of the Year, Community Service of the Year, Chapter Advisor of the Year, Most Accomplished Alumni Award and, for the third year in a row, an Alpha Phi was named Sorority Woman of the Year. –Stephanie Fletcher
MICHIGAN Michigan (Θ) During Homecoming weekend, Theta welcomed alumnae with a luncheon organized by Lauren Hosner. The chapter celebrated a victory in Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s charity Mudbowl event. Elizabeth Siciliano and Melissa Talaske are founding members of the university’s Make-A-Wish Foundation®, an organization Mudbowl supports. (continued on next page)
SETON HALL (HH) Eta Eta sisters enjoy fall recruitment.
Northern Iowa (EΘ) Epsilon Thetas began the year with a Parent’s Weekend lunch in September. The event’s silent auction raised more than $500. Alumnae were invited during Homecoming to view renovations to the chapter house. The chapter welcomed 18 new members during the fall semester. The women also hosted a date auction to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation, a crush party and a Siblings Day event. –Emily Candee
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❶ NORTHERN IOWA (EΘ) Epsilon Theta members offer tours of the chapter house during a “Seasons”-themed recruitment party.
❷ MAINE (∆N) Delta Nus raise more than $2,800 with an annual Move Your Phi’t event.
Theta sisters celebrate winning Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Mudbowl philanthropy event.
CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE (ΘΛ)
Theta Lambdas raise more than $1,300 with the annual Alpha Traz philanthropy event.
NEW HAMPSHIRE (HA)
Eta Alphas win the city’s annual Adopt-A-Cop philanthropy softball tournament.
Missouri (O) Following Omicron chapter’s successful recruitment period, the ladies were excited to reach a total of 207 chapter members. Sisters attended the annual scholarship banquet at which seven women were recognized for earning 4.0 GPAs. The chapter finished first place in Greek Week. –Angie Tien-Chi Trae NEBRASKA Nebraska (N) Sisters welcomed 25 new members during fall recruitment. They celebrated Bid Day at the home of alumna Peggy Blue Chesen (N-Nebraska) in Lincoln, Neb. The chapter held its annual fall Alpha Phi Open golf tournament in September with all proceeds benefiting the Alpha Phi Foundation. Seniors Sarah Heacock and Kristin Otterson were recognized as royalty during the University of Nebraska’s Homecoming. The chapter took first place in the Phi Psi 500 philanthropy event in October. –Amanda Buell
NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire (HA) Eta Alpha topped other sororities on campus by winning the city’s annual Adopt-A-Cop philanthropy softball tournament in October. The women helped to raise $3,500 for a Durham police officer who has cancer. Sisters welcomed 22 new members during recruitment. –Britt Grassi NEW YORK SUNY/Cortland (HT) Eta Tau chapter raised more than $1,400 for the American Heart Association® during its annual Teeter Totter-athon philanthropy event. Faculty attended the opening ceremony, and the chapter “teetered” for a total of 24 hours. –Kim Hawkins
Sisters hosted the annual Alpha Phi 5K race that raised more than $1,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and the campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center. Local businesses sponsored the event. –Lindsay Wasenko MISSOURI Central Missouri State (ΘΛ) The annual Alpha Traz philanthropy event in October raised more than $1,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Theta Lambdas welcomed new members and registered voters for the November election. Janelle Clasquin was elected to the Homecoming court. –Julie Endicott
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UC/SANTA BARBARA (ΓB) UC/Santa Barbara and Cal Poly (EX) sisters jointly celebrated Founders’ Day at the Cal Poly campus. Gamma Betas enjoyed dinner, attended a Cal Poly men’s soccer game and spent the night at the chapter house.
NORTH CAROLNA East Carolina (∆A) Delta Alpha alumnae enjoyed a tailgate party and social event during Homecoming weekend. Collegians worked hard with Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers to create an “Alpha Phi and Tau Kappa Epsilon go to the beach” themed float for the parade. Sisters won first place in Greek All Sing during Greek Week. A blood drive coordinated by Ashley Woodlief benefited the American Red Cross®. Thanks to Vicky Theodorou and Katie Miller for their hard work during recruitment, the chapter welcomed 18 new members. Jackie Lambertsen is 2004-05 student body secretary. –Kaitlyn Morris-Sturgis NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota (Π) Pi chapter welcomed 20 new members during fall recruitment. They celebrated Founders’ Day with alumnae, conversation, food and house tours. The chapter organized a November Phiesta taco feed that benefited cardiac care. –Lindsay Wambach
Miami University (ΓN) Gamma Nu sisters hosted the third annual King of Hearts philanthropy event that raised $2,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter placed seventh in the university’s Greek Week. They welcomed alumnae with a tailgate party and brunch. –Lindsay Mongenas OREGON Oregon State (BY) Julie Clark worked with the Beta Upsilon house corporation board to make improvements on the chapter house. During the summer, several members and their parents helped landscape a beautiful new back yard. Sisters participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure® in memory of Alice Beach, the chapter’s former house mother. Kim Kuntz and Colleen Drennen planned a successful recruitment period that allowed sisters to welcome 12 new members. The chapter also held annual Alphatraz and Barn Dance philanthropy events. –Alison Losch and Hilary Star Wilcox
PENNSYLVANIA Duquesne (EI) Epsilon Iota welcomed eight new members during fall informal recruitment. In October, the chapter visited a pumpkin farm and enjoyed a hayride. Their chapter wing was repainted and redecorated thanks to the efforts of sisters and the house corporation board. Members competed in Greek Week, sponsored the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board seminar to educate Greek women and hosted a candy apple sale during Homecoming/AutumnFest to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter’s executive council also hosted a picnic for the Holy Ghost Fathers of Duquesne University and fellow Greek leaders. –Leigh-Anne Brosious St. Joseph’s (ΘΘ) Theta Theta was honored with the Excellence in Programming Award at the SJU Greek Awards Ceremony. A September PowderPuff football tournament benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. –Kimberly Reif
Ashland (EA) Epsilon Alpha welcomed 22 new members into the chapter. Sisters held the annual Teeter Totter-athon as part of Ashland University’s Homecoming festivities and raised more than $800 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They participated in the Homecoming parade and attended the football game to support Lisa Clark, who was elected to the Homecoming court. Sisters also celebrated Founders’ Day with Ashland area alumnae. –Erica Morris
Photo courtesy Jim Grillot
OHIO DELTA DELTA SISTER INSPIRES PEERS Carri Perrier (∆∆Oklahoma City) is a leader and inspiration to many with a strong foundation in politics. For the past four years, Carri has been heavily involved in a national campaign Carri Perrier called Girl Power. Girl Power was designed to help young women going through the transitional
time in their lives develop self-confidence and selfinterests and become self-fulfilled individuals and leaders for the future. She also is currently working for the Council of Public Affairs, a non-profit research institute, that provides ideas and solutions to citizens and leaders that aim to improve Oklahoma’s economy, schools and quality of life. Carri has lobbied for the passage of the Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant and worked on the campaign of Congressman Ernest Istook, Jr. As a freshman, she was involved in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature.
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MIAMI UNIVERSITY (ΓN)
Gamma Nu’s third annual King of Hearts philanthropy event raises $2,500 for the Foundation.
❷ OKLAHOMA CITY (∆∆) (From left) Erika Guiberteau, Lisa Tschopp, Gabrielle Ruiz and alumna Brianna Brandon (∆∆-Oklahoma City) travel to Taipei, Taiwan, on an American Spirit Dance Company goodwill tour. The collegians were three of the 10 women chosen from among 150 American Spirit dancers to participate in the touring company.
NORTH TEXAS (ΓH)
Gamma Eta house corporation board members host a casino night to fund the chapter’s new house. Pictured are (from left) Jennifer MacDonald, Jessica Warchol, Jennifer Spring and Jennifer Hoffman.
Sisters prepare for Bid Day.
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Sisters welcome potential new members during a Panhellenic picnic.
the AIDs virus. The ladies also placed third overall and first among Greeks in the Homecoming parade dance. –Vanessa Gehman TEXAS North Texas (ΓH) Gamma Eta’s house corporation board hosted a Vegas Casino Night and Live Auction to help fund the newly constructed chapter house. More than 120 guests attended, and more than $7,000 was raised. Jennifer MacDonald (ΓH-North Texas), Jessica Warchol (ΓΩ-Midwestern State), Jennifer Parks Spring (∆B-Texas A&M/Commerce) and Jennifer Hoffman (EA-Ashland) coordinated the event. The chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary during Homecoming with pinning ceremonies, a ribbon cutting in front of the chapter house and a 3on-3 Hit the Court for Cardiac Care basketball tournament. –Megan O’Brien and Carol Robnett McQueary (ΓH-North Texas)
Eta Mu sisters pose after pinning four new members during informal recruitment.
West Chester (EK) Epsilon Kappa women met quota and brought home 19 new members during fall recruitment thanks to the hard work of Maureen Bellus and Katharine Flaherty. Erika Diener organized a 48 hour Teeter Totter-athon that raised more than $400 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They participated in a jail bail event to benefit children whose lives are affected by
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Amy Blumenstein (EN-Delaware), an undergraduate majoring in hotel, restaurant and institution management is following her passion for the culinary arts. Upon graduation, Amy hopes
VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (ΘΦ) Jennifer Braun coordinated the annual 24-hour Teeter Totter-athon and spent nearly 25 hours on teeter-totters. The event grossed more than $1,500 to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. More than 150 donors contributed. The event is close to senior Emily Anderson’s heart because she has survived three heart surgeries of her own. –Jennifer Braun Old Dominion (EH) Thanks to Shelby Galvin, Suzanne Anderson and Corlee Soracco for their hard work and dedication during recruitment, Epsilon Eta welcomed 15 new members. Sisters celebrated the university’s faculty/staff appreciation day by passing out breakfast in the faculty parking lots. They also cleaned the Norfolk area during the annual ODU Community Care Day. Epsilon Eta and Christopher Newport (ΘΦ) attended a Virginia Peninsula alumnae chaptersponsored Founders’ Day ceremony and lunch. –Katie Brumbaugh
to start a catering business and have the opportunity to give back to the community by donating time or food to help the homeless. For the past two summers, Amy has helped at a local church cooking food for the homeless. “There are so many starving people in the world. I know I can’t change that, but every little bit helps,” says Amy. “I love what I do, and giving back would just be a bonus.”
ZETA GAMMA SISTER IS AN INSPIRING LEADER Chanel McCreedy (ZΓSanta Clara) received the Alpha Phi of the Year award as a junior and was nominated as Greek Woman of the Chanel McGreedy Year. The science and biology double-major was president of the biology honors society and served as the chapter’s director of philanthropy.
Virginia Tech (HO) Sisters welcomed potential new members during a Panhellenic picnic. New members participated in Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Dog Days philanthropy event. The chapter hosted a philanthropy event to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation in October. Thanks to Stacy Defino, the chapter has a new Web site: www.vtalphaphi.com. Kerry Fuller was a Homecoming court representative, and Jill Whitehead ran the New York Marathon in November. –Beth Firebaugh WASHINGTON Washington (Σ) Sigma finished fall formal and informal recruitment with great success. The chapter held its first Red Dress Gala in October, hosted a Founders’ Day celebration, won Sigma Chi Derby Days and volunteered
more than 250 hours in addition to raising $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The ladies also volunteered for the Kiro Kids Classic golf tournament, secured auction items and donations and raised more than $2,000 for the local charity. The chapter hosted its annual Beau of Bordeaux competition in the fall to raise money for cardiac care. -Kirsten R. Hawkins
WISCONSIN Marquette (HM) Eta Mus filled all opportunities to total during informal recruitment, celebrated by taking their potential new members to the Milwaukee lakefront for lunch, held an exchange with Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi at a local Mexican restaurant and enjoyed a costume-themed date party. Collegians and alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day over a delicious dinner. –Jessica Wojanis Wisconsin/La Crosse (∆K) During the fall, Delta Kappa welcomed new members and participated in an Island Girl boat cruise on the Mississippi, a toga-themed social event and a special sisterhood event aimed at informing and registering members to vote in the November Presidential elections. –Jamie Stietz
COLLEGIATE CHAPTER WEB SITES For a complete list of Alpha Phi’s collegiate chapter web sites, visit www.alphaphi.org.
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New Arrivals Adrian (∆H) To James and Jill Geddes Curry, a son, John Russell, May 19, 2004. To Michael and Debra Yurgo Morris, a son, Matthew Patrick, June 26, 2004. Akron (HΓ) To Dana and Cathy Carney Moore, a son, Jason Ethan, July 12, 2004. Appalachian State (ΘN) To Colin and Mendy Blair Chura, a son, Cole H., Sept. 3, 2004. To Scott and Karen Port Clagett, a son, Andrew Bradley, Sept. 21, 2004. Arizona (BE) To Shaun and Gina Maraschiello Kelley, a daughter, Tegan Grace, May 17, 2004.
Colorado (BΓΛ) To Kevin and Jennifer Lyles Wilcox, a daughter, Claire Suzanne, Aug. 21, 2004. CSU/Hayward (H∆) To Kevin and Jennifer Rye Brans, a daughter, Sarah Anne, June 1, 2004. CSU/Long Beach (ΓK) To Sven and Alyssa Jackson Igawa, a daughter, Kyla Rose, June 28, 2004. CSU/Sacramento (EΓ) To David and Natalia Quiroga Muraoka, a daughter, Aida Keiko, June 4, 2004. To Tim and Jennifer Ursino O’Donnel, a daughter, Sierra Rose, Jan. 13, 2004. DePauw (Γ) To Jonathan and Devon Thompson Ebbing, a son, Andrew “AJ” James, Aug. 2, 2004.
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Illinois (BA) To Richard and Patricia Bradley Harper, a son, Jackson Riley, May 21, 2004.
Missouri (O) To Todd and Kathleen Hadd Bonifant, a daughter, Emily Kathleen, April 21, 2004.
Northern Iowa (EΘ) To Matt and Jennifer Hillquist Klenske, a son, Noah William, June 28, 2004.
Illinois State (ZT) To Tony and Carrie Principato Kaiser, a son, Benjamin Joseph, Dec. 19, 2003.
To Aaron and Deborah Cressman Gonzalez, a son, Grant Joseph, Sept. 20, 2004.
To Jon and Jessica Fehlman Lewin, a son, Jack Beck, Feb. 22, 2004.
To Jeff and Sara Keltner Ellis, a son, Hudson Raymond, Sept. 14, 2004.
Ohio State (P) To Chris and Angie Belmont Jenkins, a son, William James, April 29, 2004.
Indiana (BT) To Erik and Christina Hill Fox, a son, Andrew John, July 27, 2004. Indiana U. Southeast (ZE) To Shawn and Kelly Stoner Osborne, a son, Reese Camden, March 2, 2004.
Arizona State (ΓΠ) To James and Janeale Paysnoe Wickes, a son, Jaxon Jerome, March 31, 2004.
Duquesne (EI) To Maria Villarreal, a son, Eliseo V., June 12, 2004.
Iowa State (Z∆) To Kyle and Kelie Sandie Stegh, a daughter, Maren Elizabeth, May 28, 2004.
Ashland (EA) To Brian and Sue Meck Brown, a son, Aaron Keith, Feb. 26, 2004.
East Carolina (∆A) To Karl and Leigh Anne Whitley Painter, a daughter, Jamison Leigh, May 23, 2004.
James Madison (ΘI) To Ren and Jennifer Gregorio Alberto, a son, Renato “RJ” Gregorio, June 3, 2003.
To Jason and Amber Haire Smith, a son, Tucker Durham, July 7, 2004.
Marquette (HM) To Jeff and Roxanne Westphal Peelen, a son, John “Jack” James, Nov. 18, 2003.
To Jarod and Katie Bayse Jeffery, twin sons, Brennan Patrick and Connor Bryce, April 1, 2004. Boston (HΛ) To Mandeep and Candace Dziergowski Chopra, twin daughters, Elizabeth Shaan and Grace Kamal, April 16, 2004. Butler (EB) To Nathan and Marcy Armbruster Bennett, a daughter, Mackenzie Jane, Oct. 29, 2003. To Cameron and Kara Smathers McElwrath, a son, Cameron Eric, July 1, 2004. Case Western Reserve (ZΠ) To Tomas and Amy Nemeth Gerborg, a daughter, Emma Kristine, Dec. 27, 2003. Central Missouri State (ΘΛ) To Dave and Lesli Justus Foster, a son, Derrick Mitchell, July 30, 2004. To Troy and Dawn-Lynn Quick Schwalm, a daughter, Reagan Rose, March 19, 2004.
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Eastern Illinois (ZA) To Scott and Anne Byrkit Parrish, twin sons, Nathan Ellison and Logan Scott, Feb. 3, 2004.
MIT (ZΦ) To Scott and Laura Malley Schmitt, a son, Scott Joseph, Oct. 4, 2004. NC State (EΦΛ) To Pete and Kristy Spencer Lagenor, a son, Collin Stewart, June 8, 2004. Nebraska/Kearney (∆Ξ) To Andrew and Sandi Elmore Buderus, a daughter, Allison Paige, June 25, 2004. New Hampshire (HA) To Andrew and Tania Fort Zirn, a son, Kyle Fabio, June 8, 2004. North Dakota (Π) To Jeff and Angie Passa Panzer, a son, Jaksen Jeffery, April 8, 2004.
To Chris and Shelly Nelson Green, a daughter, Madeline Grace, July 20, 2004.
To Shane and Amy Herberg Sedin, a son, Luke Richard, Aug. 11, 2004.
Eastern Washington (HΨ) To Andrew and Carolyn LeBaugh Gregg, a daughter, Luciana “Lucy” Sofia, Aug. 25, 2004.
Michigan (Θ) To Christopher and Michelle Delvigna Wood, a daughter, Macy Elese, June 10, 2004.
To Timothy and Andrea Reynen Sterkel, a son, Peter Thomas, Dec. 5, 2003.
Elmhurst (ZΞ) To Tom and Lisa Shields Knight, a son, Tyler Warren, March 16, 2004.
To Chad and LeighAnn Hudkins Costley, a son, Adam Nicholas, July 10, 2004.
To Lance and Jamie Sevenz Marshall, a daughter, Addison Elizabeth, April 24, 2004.
Midwestern State (ΓΩ) To James and Jade Lusk McGaw, a daughter, Emma Elizabeth, Aug. 25, 2003.
Idaho (BZ) To Amitabh and Jennifer Cox Sabharwal, a daughter, Annika Lynn, Sept. 23, 2004.
Minnesota (E) To Phil and Megan McLaughlin Ecker, a son, Aiden Marks, May 4, 2004.
To Jason and Danielle Otte Scrupps, a daughter, Emily Elizabeth, July 18, 2004.
To Darin and Wendy Hansen Stotz, a son, Andrew David, May 1, 2004.
Northern Colorado (∆Γ) To Jamison and Jaime Ericson Johnson, a daughter, Kaelie Lynn, July 23, 2004. To Christopher and Stephanie McConnell Hughes, a son, Jackson Christopher, May 6, 2004. Northern Illinois (E∆) To Doug and Celine Kurkowski Clemens, a son, Kevin Joseph, Sept. 19, 2004. To Rob and Tricia Alday Evans, twin daughters, Avery Brooke and Caroline Paige, March 23, 2003.
Purdue (∆M) To Marty and Heather Hansen Cain, a daughter, Morgan Alexis, Aug. 17, 2004. To Michael and Julie Zahn Jennings, a son, Eric Stephen, July 12, 2004. To Jim and Suzie Gallagher Willard, a daughter, Annabelle Rosemary, July 20, 2004. Rhode Island (I∆) To Brian and Alice Daum Mullins, a daughter, Lily Frances, Sept. 14, 2004. San Francisco State (HΘ) To Vince and Carmela Calindas Nubla, a daughter, Lauren Lyric Nicole, July 23, 2004. To Paul and Traci Canale Ryan, a son, Matthew Lawrence, May 10, 2004. To Dean and Jamee Constantinos Schorno, a son, Luke John, June 29, 2004. San Jose State (BΨ) To David and Lauren Purkey Wood, a son, Shane Donovan, July 6, 2004. Santa Clara (ZΓ) To John and Trish Marino Caris, a son, Samuel Joseph, Feb. 21, 2004. Seton Hall (HH) To Ed and Camille Petrizzo Mercado, a daughter, Gabriela Maria, June 1, 2004.
To Mike and Greta Stenseth South Dakota (Ψ) Williams, a son, Stephen James, To Jason and Julie Strader June 11, 2004. Keyman, a daughter, Taylor Ann, For more information visit our Web www.alphaphi.org 2003. Junesite 12,at
To Lance and Linda Larson Swanson, a son, Breck Arthur, Jan. 14, 2004.
To Mark and Carolyn Cooper McCall, a daughter, Caroline Ann, Oct. 10, 2003.
Southern Illinois (EΞ) To Jon and Laura Steele Begley, a son, Gabriel Jon, March 30, 2004.
Texas Tech (ΓI) To Michael and Kathy Mackey Adams, a daughter, Emily Kathleen, April 23, 2004.
To Robert and Catharine Richard Habermehl, a son, Noah Robert, July 27, 2004.
To Curt and Amy Caughran Bourne, a son, Benjamin Kyle, June 28, 2004.
To Matt and Julie Schmidt Mueller, a daughter, Sydney Reneè, May 15, 2004.
To Steven and Erin Heuss Bright, a daughter, Kylie Elizabeth, June 19, 2004.
To Pete and Kellye Alberding Pirtle, a daughter, Ruth Francine, Nov. 19, 2003.
To Joe and Ellen Mackey Chuoke, a son, Alan Thomas, April 27, 2004.
St. Joseph’s (ΘΘ) To Edmund and Crista Del Vescovo Ford, a daughter, Emily Elizabeth, April 30, 2004.
To Jason and Tamara Fink Robertson, a son, Carter Thomas, July 18, 2004.
St. Mary’s (IB) To Don and Joanna Kelley Varenhorst, a daughter, Lyndsay “Mattie” Madison, July 15, 2004. SUNY/Cortland (HT) To John and Nicole Garnett O’Connor, a daughter, Riley Anne, May 28, 2004. To Kevin and Cara Hirsh Schorr, a daughter, Lauren Elise, May 14, 2004. SUNY/Plattsburgh (ΘΨ) To Ron and Jodie Moses Sinsabaugh, a daughter, Kylie Anna, June 16, 2004. Syracuse (A) To Michael and Kristin Mina Aylward, a daughter, Madison Frankie, June 1, 2004.
To Jason and Angie Gullo Slayden, a son, Zachary Wayne, July 28, 2004. UC/Berkeley (Λ) To Justin Marler and Maria Donohoe, a daughter, Laura Elizabeth, Feb. 23, 2004. UC/Davis (EP) To Craig and Kendall Crabtree Horton, a daughter, Klaire Madeline, March 31, 2004. UCLA (B∆) To Grant and Cara Meier Hagemeister, a son, Jack Thomas, July 15, 2004. UC/Santa Barbara (ΓB) To Bob and Heidi Marcus McDermott, a son, Marcus Jonathan, July 5, 2004.
To James and Karen Capuano Lawrence, a daughter, Lindsay Michelle, April 3, 2004.
Villanova (HE) To Stephen and Jenny Sheils Schaefer, a son, Andrew Lewis, Jan. 30, 2004.
Texas (Ω) To David and Beth McCorkle Barron, a daughter, Alexa Katherine, March 24, 2004.
Virginia Tech (HO) To Marc and Meredith Campbell Nester, a son, Colin Jonathan, May 8, 2004.
To Ben and Leslie Lace Wells, a son, Benjamin Lace, March 10, 2004. Texas A&M (EΩΛ) To Randy and Marcey Tillett Bench, a daughter, Meredith Ann, Sept. 19, 2004. To Lance and Susan Cohen Mandell, a son, Samuel Harrison, Aug. 16, 2004.
Washington (Σ) To Dan and Robin MacDonald Miller, a son, Joshua Edward, Aug. 17, 2004. To Keri and Jenny Young Clark, a son, Riley Richard, Oct. 7, 2004. (BPΛ)
Washington State To Jason and Amy Corrado Oliphant, a daughter, Lily Nicole, July 2, 2004.
West Chester (EK) To Sebastian and Claire Eisenbeil Ribas, a son, Felipe William, June 17, 2004. Western Michigan (∆Θ) To John and Kristen Bushouse Crandle, a daughter, Mallory Jean Crandle, July 1, 2004. To Dr. Kyle J. and Meghan Beth Neenan Gunnerson, a daughter, Keira Neenan, Aug. 30, 2004. To Noel and Amy Loschiavo Lyon, a son, Jacob Harvey, Aug. 4, 2004. West Virginia (BI) To Alex and Kelley Ackerman Solomon, a son, Alex Philip, May 4, 2004. To Brad Summers Jr. and Rachel Nienaber, a daughter, Peyton Alexis, May 7, 2004. William Woods (∆X) To Daniel and Jennifer Case Gordon, a daughter, Grace Marie, July 2, 2004.
Marriages Appalachian State (ΘN) Jodi Linville to Brian Lambert, Nov. 22, 2003. Arizona (BE) Heather Kritzer to Capt. James Toth, USMC, May 30, 2004.
Boston (HΛ) Jennifer Chianese to Timothy Rifenburg, Aug. 22, 2004.
CSU/Sacramento (EΓ) Jill Bartkowski to James Scott Burns, Sept. 11, 2004.
Butler (EB) Valerie Stewart to Austin Scola, July 4, 2003.
Tiffany Gordon to Delwyn Shelley, June 26, 2004.
Cameron (ΘP) Brittney Regan to Kendall Whittington, July 17, 2004. Case Western Reserve (ZΠ) Robyn Biery to Aaron Barber, Sept. 27, 2003.
Raquel Rodriguez to Kevin Von Handorf, July 3, 2004.
Katie A. Jebbia to Brooks A. Johnson, July 24, 2004.
Central Missouri State (ΘΛ) Sarah Buie to Steve Cook, Dec. 20, 2004.
Delaware (EN) Jennifer Amos to Paulo Jacuzzi, July 10, 2004 (also PhiOklahoma).
Rebekah Swank to Brian Wilkes, June 4, 2004. Chapman (HY) Alyse Benvenuti to Jonathan Leibel, Sept. 28, 2003. Christopher Newport (ΘΦ) Kimberly Beichner to Bryan Ruff, Aug. 21, 2004. Colorado School of Mines (IZ) Sarah Nolan to John Kelly, July 17, 2004. Ella Schmidt to John Cooke, June 5, 2004.
Ashland (EA) Leslie Ann Stoll to Jeremy Alan Slaven, Oct. 2, 2004.
CSU/Chico (ΘY) Anna Nelson to Brian Hogan, Oct. 9, 2004.
Joanne Rentz to Chris Junge, July 17, 2004.
CSU/Hayward (H∆) Stephanie Ayers to Ryan Mahon, June 19, 2004.
Ball State (∆P) Lisa Ellis to John Dransfield, Aug. 14, 2004. Kelly Spalding to James Wilson, Sept. 18, 2004. Bishop’s (HX) Kerry McVey to Ken Sharp, Sept. 25, 2004.
Jennifer Hagstrom to Charles D. Porter III, June 19, 2004. Angela Iannone to Joseph Curran, May 15, 2004.
Arizona State (ΓΠ) Janeale Paysnoe to Jamas Wickes, April 5, 2003.
Baldwin-Wallace (∆Y) Samantha Hovanic to Brad Culler, Sept. 25, 2004.
CSU/San Bernardino (HB) Jolie Alnutt to Donald Miller, Sept. 5, 2004.
Meredith Claflin to Steven Gajda, July 3, 2004.
Colorado State (ZM) Tina DelPonte to Brian Werner, Oct. 3, 2004.
Eve Tursky to Greg Gherardi, Sept. 6, 2003.
Emelie Marie Herbas to Bill Bedgood, Aug. 8, 2004.
Kimberly Homer to Theodore Montague, Aug. 28, 2004. Angela Petersen to Benjamin Tarver IV, Aug. 8, 2004. Teresa Sutton to James Malone, Oct. 23, 2004. Madeleine Wisniewski to William Holt, Sept. 25, 2004. CSU/Long Beach (ΓK) Bridget O’Leary to Gary McIntyre, Aug. 15, 2004. Amanda Vickers to Don Smith Jr., May 22, 2004.
DePauw (Γ) Elizabeth Elliott to Gregory Cook, July 31, 2004. Drake (ΓO) Laura Heinze to Matt Middleton, June 5, 2004. Duke (BNΛ) Kelly Bollinger to Christopher R. Dyar, May 22, 2004. East Carolina (∆A) Amy Whitley to Jonathan Koeppen, April 3, 2004. Jessica Rose Bolgiano to Robbe Smith, Oct. 2, 2004 (also Delta Zeta-Maryland). Eastern Illinois (ZA) Amy Wick to Eric Balding, April 21, 2004. Erica Ziemer to Rick Reynolds, July 24, 2004. Elmhurst (ZΞ) Alissa Meyer to Stino Milito, Oct. 16, 2004. Emory (ΘΠ) Laurel Rosenberg to Oren Goldberg, June 13, 2004. Florida Tech (ΘZ) Tamalyn Heinz to Rhian Resnick, July 11, 2004. George Mason (HΛ) Heather Galusha Phillips to Joe Ripley, April 18, 2004. Deborah Tavishati to Andrew DelFavero, Oct. 18, 2004.
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Idaho (BZ) Vanessa Feraci to Ian Toevs, June 12, 2004. Illinois (BA) Nicole Lonteen to Andrew Anaya, Sept. 5, 2004.
Yohonna Doak to Joseph Smith, June 26, 2004. Jessica Foster to Scott Vondrasek, June 26, 2004. Jessica Lusetti to Kyle Walters, Aug. 7, 2004.
Kathleen Cowan to Daniel Novak, Jan. 3, 2004.
Amy Yankovic to Matthew Smith, July 17, 2004.
Danielle Craven to Kevin Such, Aug. 14, 2004.
Lafayette (HΣ) Megan Bruther to Graham Macmillan III, July 17, 2004.
Nicole Esposito to Mike Cullen, July 28, 2004. Erica Ziemer to Rick Reynolds, July 24, 2004.
Linfield (ΘA) Deborah Meyer to Erik Moen, June 18, 2004.
Holly Hulina to Christopher Gange, June 19, 2004.
Amanda Wilson to Ben R. Kapelka, July 5, 2003.
Illinois State (ZT) Melody Miller to Daniel Clegg, April 17, 2004.
Loyola Marymount (ZB) Gina Bright to Dennis Spivey, Sept. 18, 2004.
Indiana (BT) Emily Buschkopf to Brian Matzelle, Oct. 16, 2004.
Autumn Moody to Christopher Springfield, July 31, 2004.
Lisa Roberts to Kevin Luoma, Oct. 25, 2003. Andrea Zdanowski to Eric Williams, Aug. 7, 2004. Indiana U. Southeast (ZE) Jennifer Stinson to Lee Ridge, Aug. 29, 2003. Joanne Stinson to Brent Schmidt, Oct. 18, 2003. Iowa (∆E) Jennifer Gudmundson to Scott Missman, April 17, 2004.
Sarah Norton to David Escobar, Aug. 7, 2004. Elizabeth Price to Nicholas Caniglia, Nov. 6, 2004. Maine (∆N) Julie Martel to James Morris, July 16, 2004. Maryland (∆Z) Monica Francis to Michael Simonsen, Sept. 27, 2003. Karen Scheffling to Chris Avore, Aug. 14, 2004.
Katie Erdman to Jeff Kinzebaw, Nov. 27, 2004.
Miami University (ΓN) Melanie Rains to Matthew Booher, Oct. 4, 2003.
Lisa McWhorter to Mark Kurtz, Aug. 14, 2004.
Elizabeth Riddle to Michael Ferguson, July 24, 2004.
Megan Welsh to Dustin Thompson, Aug. 7, 2004.
Sharla Wells to Michael Di Gregorio, Aug. 9, 2004.
James Madison (ΘI) Amy Clark to Andrew Bigart, May 22, 2004.
Michigan State (BB) Kristen Hair to Justin Kaiser, Sept. 11, 2004.
Jennifer Gregorio to Ren Alberto, June 28, 2003.
Bridget O’Grady to Trevor Surdu, July 31, 2004.
Susan Greer to Frank Strohlein, Sept. 4, 2004. Carrie Hosler to T.J. Minnich, July 24, 2004. Jennifer LoMauro to Gary Minnick, May 30, 2004. Amy McMillan to Jeremy Sharpe, July 16, 2004. Kent State (BΩ) Elizabeth E. Brumbaugh to Gregory P. Hackett, Jan. 10, 2004. PAGE THIRTY
Minnesota (E) Geniene Brogger to Bron Scherer, June 26, 2004. Christy Linder to Dan Ahrens, June 12, 2004.
Nebraska/Kearney (∆Ξ) Amy Hughes to Chris Wahlmeier, Aug. 21, 2004.
Oregon State (BY) Stacey Warren to Jeffrey Thorne, April 3, 2004.
Laurie McKinny to James Kuebler, July 5, 2004.
Kristin Martens to Nathan Oeming, Aug. 15, 2004.
SUNY/Cortland (HT) Jené Lupoli to William Luciani, Sept. 4, 2004.
Andrea Ottemann to Paul Hibma, Aug. 28, 2004.
Penn State (ΓP) Lora Cohen to John Vaccaro, July 17, 2004.
SUNY/Plattsburgh (ΘΨ) Heather Frechette to William Crowley, July 2, 2004.
Pepperdine (IA) Andrea Banda to William Fortenberry, June 19, 2004.
Syracuse (A) Johanna Kenny to Derek Christopher Jumper, May 22, 2004.
Stacy R. Smith to Christopher D. Graham, July 3, 2004. New Hamphire (HA) Heather Burr to Samuel P. Carey, Aug. 26, 2004. Andrea Hankey to Michael Griffin, July 10, 2004.
Amy Mealins to Stanley “Bronco” Farwell II, April 24, 2004.
North Dakota (Π) Jennie Restall to Peter Pinnow, May 15, 2004.
Puget Sound (ΓZ) Emily Weber to Mike Von Rueden, July 31, 2004.
North Texas (ΓH) Julie Armstrong to Travis Yandell, July 17, 2004.
Rochester (ΘK) Heather Hoyack to Chris Martino, Jan. 17, 2004.
Ashley Schrayer to Jose Barraza Jr., April 17, 2004.
San Diego State (ΓA) Michelle Dizo to Christopher Timmer, Aug. 4, 2004.
Lainie Samantha Walker to Andrew Jon Stephenson, May 1, 2004.
Erin James to John Barrier, May 29, 2004.
Melissa Watson to Justin Norris, April 3, 2004.
Brigid Ryan to Thomas Cranmer, Sept. 18, 2004.
Northern Colorado (∆Γ) Elizabeth Berta to Kevin Miller, Oct. 16, 2004 (also Epsilon Gamma-CSU/Sacramento).
San Francisco State (HΘ) Lindsay Lindquist to John McNally, Aug. 28, 2004.
Jaime Ericson to Jamison Johnson, July 10, 2004.
San Jose State (BΨ) Megan Dunn to Kristopher Shull, Oct. 3, 2004.
Angela Grimes to Brandon Kano, July 17, 2004. Christy Mullins to Jonathan VanZee, June 13, 2004. Northern Illinois (E∆) Laurie Janata to Michael McCully, July 17, 2004. Kelly McCue to Patrick McManamon, May 1, 2004. Northern Iowa (EΘ) Jennifer Carroll to Lee Ramsey, Sept. 3, 2004.
Clarissa Moulton to Lewis Isbell, June 26, 2004. Cathleen Murray to Grant Bannon, Aug. 21, 2004. Santa Clara (ZΓ) Monica Jolly to Martin Duke, Feb. 7, 2004. Seton Hall (HH) Jessica Kilker to Michael Breslow, July 4, 2004.
Tonya Wilkinson to T.J. Amos, May 31, 2003.
Shippensburg (ΘΞ) Lisa Seniuk to Michael Calvello, June 26, 2004.
Oklahoma City (∆∆) Brooke Edwards to Paul Marshall Gebb, July 24, 2004.
Southern Illinois (EΞ) Lindsey Ross to Sean McMeen, Sept. 18, 2004.
Sara-Lynn Nash to Craig Osberg, April 25, 2004.
Oregon (T) Sarah Capps to Robert Davis, June 26, 2004.
Nebraska (N) Traci L. Severe to Douglas E. Wade Jr., Sept. 25, 2004.
Erin Walsh to Matt Keyser, May 1, 2004.
Holly Hollingsworth to Erik Hoefgen, July 16, 2004. Southern Utah (ΘΣ) Ashley Goodrich to Jay Dixon, Oct. 9, 2004.
Lori Sessions to Skyler McCurdy, July 31, 2004.
Texas (Ω) Leigh Ann Stock to Eric Elder, Sept. 19, 2004. Texas A&M (EΩΛ) Lisa Ann Heflin to Stephen Meeks, May 22, 2004. Texas A&M/Commerce (∆B) Kristi Branham to Brent Taraba, March 6, 2004. Shanna Upchurch to Colter Edgington, Jan. 3, 2004. J.J. Pool to Matt Cheatham, June 11, 2004. Texas Tech (ΓI) Janie Turner to Aaron Berg, June 26, 2004. UC/Berkeley (Λ) Eden Zigman to Ken Empie, Sept. 4, 2004. UC/Davis (EP) Jennifer Pate to David Offenberg, July 24, 2004. Kilene Stevenson to Bill Brosseau, June 5, 2004. UC/Santa Barbara (ΓB) Jennifer Houlgate to Steve Kennedy, June 26, 2004. USC (BΠ) Carrie Buehler to Dan Tischler, June 6, 2004. Ashley Naples to Robert Waddell, July 10, 2004. Jenny Concepcion to Chris Hanson, Aug. 28, 2004. Washburn (Y) Melissa Johnson to Jeremy McDonald, Oct. 9, 2004. Washington (Σ) Brenda Boyce to Randall Jacob O’Neil, Aug. 21, 2004. Kathy Niwa to Steve Terrell, July 17, 2004.
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Washington State (BPΛ) Anne Brown to Quinn Roberts, May 22, 2004.
Bowling Green State (BO) Sandra Simodi Metes (’60), Sept. 20, 2003.
Idaho (BZ) Toni Lynn Paolini Fanning (’69), Sept. 14, 2004.
Ohio State (P) Betty Lee Rogers Ascher Circle (’37), June 27, 2004.
Texas Tech (ΓI) Susan Kay Ziegler Green (’60), Sept. 9, 2004.
Kacie Fischer to Robert Matthews, July 17, 2004.
British Columbia (BΘ) Margaret Gibson Mowatt (’46), Aug. 13, 2004.
Virginia Harris Winter (’32), Sept. 14, 2003.
Oklahoma (Φ) Raynelle Sanderlin Despot (’51), May 6, 2004.
UC/Berkeley (Λ) Maria Elena Donohoe (’83), July 26, 2004.
Dorothy M. Gilbert (’25), Oct. 5, 2004.
UCLA (B∆) Catherine Fox Eckles (’31), June 21, 2004.
Lyn Miller to Bradyn Leyde, July 16, 2004. Diana Ruecker to Andrew Thomé, Sept. 4, 2004. Amanda Zatkovich to Kristopher Dean Kimmell, July 17, 2004. Western Michigan (∆Θ) Melanie Lynam to Keith Harper, Aug. 14, 2004. Amy Krebs to Todd Ingoglia, March 20, 2004. William Woods (∆X) Susan Dean to Warren Fajatin, June 19, 2004. Wisconsin/LaCrosse (∆K) Angela Hoffmann to Adam Smith, June 19, 2004.
Silent Chapter Alumna Initiate (AΛ) Eileen Marjorie Baker Marshall (’74), June 7, 2004.
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Cal Poly (EX) Jessica Leigh Romag (’01), July 17, 2004.
Illinois (BA) Jennie Mae Huff Webber (’35), March 30, 2004. Indiana (BT) Brynn Mallory Bergin (’04), Aug. 7, 2004.
Oregon (T) Claudia Bartrum McMahon (’34), Sept. 17, 2004.
Marjorie Bowyer McIlhelnny (’45), Sept. 2, 2004.
Indiana U. Southeast (ZE) Lori Lenfert Tilton (’90), Aug. 14, 2004.
Oregon State (BY) Merrie Ellen Boe Davies (’60), Aug. 28, 2004.
CSU/Sacramento (EΓ) Yvonee Marie Freeland Umene (’89), Oct. 3, 2004.
Michigan (Θ) Lois Rosenberry Ross (’34), Dec. 20, 2003.
SUNY/Binghamton (HZ) Amy M. Weiner-Krisburg (’88), Oct. 29, 2003.
Denison (BK) Nancy Hall Haigwood (’52), Sept. 22, 2004.
Missouri (O) Louise Wielandy Alexander (’28), Sept. 2, 2004.
Syracuse (A) Hollis Merrill Russell (’40), July 12, 2004.
Eleanor Hildreth Pyle (’36), Aug. 25, 2004.
Coral Jane Freeman Browne (’46), May 29, 2004.
Lois Altemeier Houlihan (’46), Sept. 27, 2004.
Ann Brickbauer Kelley (’40), June 18, 2004.
Texas (Ω) Billie Hallmark Mills (’42), Aug. 4, 2004.
DePauw (Γ) Elizabeth Cook Ross (’25), Sept. 9, 2004.
Ann Beeson Wright (’46), July 13, 2004.
Colorado (BΓΛ) Nancy McCormick Clement (’62), Oct. 14, 2003.
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Foundation Awards 65 Women with Scholarship Aid
(HP-San Diego) Foundation Scholarship
Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to continue the Fraternity’s high regard for scholarship and
(Ω-Texas) Buster Homburg/Sally Mitchell Milam Scholarship
foster the pioneering spirit our Founders held close to their hearts by awarding scholarship aid
(BO-Bowling Green State) Beta Omicron Anniversary Scholarship
(∆-Cornell) Mary Miller Lyons Scholarship
graduate and undergraduate universities across the United States and Canada. The
(BA-Illinois) Mary Yearsley Scholarship
(EP-UC/Davis) Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship
Foundation’s scholarship committee based their selection on scholastic records, essays, service
to Alpha Phi and the community, campus involvement and alumnae recommendations.
(ΓΠ-Arizona State) Vicki Silverman Scholarship
(HE-Villanova) Doris Corbett Scholarship
to 65 young women. These women received more than $100,000 for the 2004-05 school year. Scholarship recipients were selected from among highly competitive applicant pools from
The 2005-06 scholarship applications are now available to all undergraduate and graduate
members of Alpha Phi. Download an application from our Web site at www.alphaphi.org. The
(Ω-Texas) Darcel Atwill Weller Scholarship
(EΦΛ-NC State) Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship
deadline for scholarship application submission for the 2005-06 school year is March 15,
2005. Contact the Foundation at 847.475.4532 with questions.
(ΘN-Appalachian State) Meredith McCallister Scholarship
(∆Z-Maryland) Foundation Scholarship
(HI-Pennsylvania) Mabel Cowlishaw Siggins Scholarship
(∆-Cornell) Mary Miller Lyons Scholarship
(∆Γ-Northern Colorado) Rachaell Fitt Scholarship
(BΓΛ-Colorado) Edwynne C. Rosenbaum Scholarship
(Θ-Michigan) John and Sharon Spraker Barnes Scholarship
(BO-Bowling Green State) Diane Keenum Hite Scholarship
(Ω-Texas) Sally Mitchell Milam Scholarship
(Σ-Washington) Ruth Allingham Soriano Scholarship
(ΓN-Miami University) Eloise Howell Scholarship
(BE-Arizona) Maxine English Memorial Scholarship
(ΓΞ-Wichita State) Foundation Scholarship
(Θ∆-Creighton) Marilyn Bracken Ruckman Scholarship
(ΘT-Rensselaer) Foundation Scholarship
(BT-Indiana) Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship
(ZΦ-MIT) Foundation Scholarship
(IA-Pepperdine) Foundation Scholarship
(N-Nebraska) Helen Bradford Graduate Scholarship
(ΓΩ-Midwestern State) Foundation Scholarship
Beta Delta Scholarship
(BΩ-Kent State) Foundation Scholarship
(HI-Pennsylvania) Toni Soreng Cobb Scholarship
(Y-Washburn) Betty Mullins Jones Scholarship
Alisa Brandle (Σ-Washington) Sigma Scholarship
Amy Campbell (N-Nebraska) Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship
Jamie Carlton (E-Minnesota) Marian K. Kidder Scholarship
Kelly Collard (ΘA-Linfield) Foundation Scholarship
Kaylee Cooper (∆N-Maine) Susan Hausman Brunner Scholarship
Carly Cost (Y-Washburn) Edie L. Schrager Memorial Scholarship
(∆Ξ-Nebraska/Kearney) Amber Weitzel Memorial/Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship
Kirsten Hawkins (Σ-Washington) Jeannette Colton Killian Scholarship
Casey Horton (E-Minnesota) Martha Jarvis Sutton Scholarship
Laura Johnson (Π-North Dakota) John R. and Cecile D. Richards Scholarship
Courtney Kolar (Π-North Dakota) Toni Soreng Cobb Scholarship
Maggie Kramer (O-Missouri) Anne Williams Muhl/Ruth Woods Memorial Scholarship
Joan Neely (Ω-Texas) Sally Mitchell Milam Scholarship
Colleen Popken (B∆-UCLA)
(BT-Indiana) Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship
Marisa Roby (ΓO-Drake) Ruth Crellin Boutwell Scholarship
Elizabeth Russo (ZΠ-Case Western Reserve)
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Andrea Curtis (∆N-Maine) Foundation Scholarship
Angela DiGiacinto (N-Nebraska) Nancy Pitchforth Patton Scholarship
Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship
(HΨ-Eastern Washington) Margaret Beery Doe Scholarship
(HΛ-Boston) Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship
HELP SUPPORT FUTURE LEADERS. Sponsor a collegian in her leadership pursuit. See page 20 for details.
(BE-Arizona) Madge H. Lesher Scholarship
Jensine Fitzgibbons (ZΞ-Elmhurst) Foundation Scholarship
Erin Geraghty (HΛ-Boston) Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship
Amy Lippert (Λ-UC/Berkeley) Lambda 100th Year Anniversary Scholarship
Molly Listenberger (BA-Illinois) Kristy Burgener Scholarship
Alexandra Moyer (Λ-UC/Berkeley) Foundation Scholarship
Jennifer Piel (Σ-Washington) Sigma Scholarship
Johanna Seasonwein (ZOΛ-Johns Hopkins) Foundation Scholarship
Shannon Sullivan (HΣ-Lafayette) Foundation Scholarship
Taryn Travis (ΓB-UC/Santa Barbara) Foundation Scholarship
Jennifer Zeltmann (HE-Villanova) Clara Bradley Burdette Scholarship
Sharing Our Hearts For 50 Years During Convention 2006 the Alpha Phi Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary. While it is important to celebrate this incredible milestone and look forward to the next 50 years, it’s also important to remember where we have been. “TODAY WE PLAN FOR THE FRATERNITY OF TOMORROW …”
The Alpha Phi Foundation began in 1956 under the slogan “An Investment in Youth.” The idea was that donating to the Foundation in the present was an investment in the future – the future of your children. By helping young women obtain education with the aid of scholarships, grants and awards, members of Alpha Phi were investing in the future of their children and the future of society. The Foundation was launched as a way to meet the current and future needs and ambitions of college women everywhere. Today, this is still the goal of the Alpha Phi Foundation. Women, both collegians and alumnae, are supported by the Foundation through grants, scholarships and awards.
As the Foundation’s first promotional brochure (1957) stated, “The Foundation is You.” We are all part of, and determine the future of, Alpha Phi. For more than 50 years, Alpha Phi has focused on heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women in North America – and women’s cardiac health as philanthropic priorities. The Cardiac Care Award is awarded annually in the amount of $50,000 to a recognized medical institution in support of programs that are educational and/or research based to benefit women and heart disease. And now with the Red Dress pin, women of all ages are wearing a symbol of Alpha Phi’s care for the lives of the women of tomorrow. The Foundation carries on its tradition of making an impact on the future of society, and it will continue to plan today for the Fraternity of tomorrow. To order your own Red Dress pin or nominate a medical facility in your area for a Cardiac Care Award, visit the Foundation at www.alphaphi.org.
Meet the Staff of the Alpha Phi Foundation REBECCA ANDREW ZANATTA (BPΛ-Washington State) Executive Director email@example.com
Contact Rebecca about: • Overall office operations • Making a planned gift to the Foundation • Foundation Board of Directors If you were not working for the Foundation, what would you be doing? I would love to be a life coach someday, focusing on how people can become great philanthropists. If you could have lived in any era, what would it have been? The 1950s. What is your favorite food? I love all food, but my favorite is probably a good ‘ole burger. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg.
What is one of your favorite memories? I recently spent two weeks traveling all over Italy with my husband Jeff in the world’s smallest car! We had an amazing time eating great food and drinking wine. SUE SANDVICK Director of Annual Giving firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sue about: • Making an annual gift to the Foundation • Donations for graduating seniors • Chapter anniversary scholarships If you were not working for the Foundation, what would you be doing? Someday I may go back to my arts administration roots and work at a large theater like the Goodman or the Steppenwolf in Chicago.
If you could have lived in any era, what would it have been? Definitely the late ’50s or early ’60s. What is your favorite food? Ice cream. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? My 96-year-old grandmother who is still sharp as a tack … or in fantasy world, Oprah. What is your favorite restaurant? The Knick in Milwaukee. It’s the best! MEGAN BARBER (∆K-Wisconsin/LaCrosse) Coordinator of Marketing email@example.com
Contact Megan about: • Cause-related marketing initiatives • Young Alumnae and Collegiate Fast Focus newsletters; Quarterly Foundation section • Philanthropy questions
If you were not working for the Foundation, what would you be doing? I have always wanted to open my own event or wedding planning business. What is your favorite food? Basically anything that is made for me; cooking is not my strong point. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? My mom and dad. We don’t get to spend enough time together. What is one thing you would like to learn to do? Photography. If you could have lived in any era, what would it have been? The ’40s or ’50s. I love the styles. SARA KITE (P-Ohio State) Coordinator of Major Gifts firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sara about: • Convention planning • Foundation receptions • Cardiac Care Award
If you were not working at the Foundation, what would you be doing? I would probably be at another nonprofit doing the same type of work. However, I would eventually like to have my own business. If you could have lived in any era, what would it have been? Probably the 1950s. It’s very intriguing to me. It was a time of focused family values, great music and even better fashion. What is one thing you would like to learn to do? Cook! I can do the basics, but I would love to take a class and learn more. What is one of your favorite memories? Some of my favorite memories are with my family and friends and involve eating! I love sitting around a table with loved ones and sharing our lives with each other. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? Oprah; she is such an inspiring and caring women.
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Lawyer Helps Restart Iraq’s Capital Markets
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PATRICIA WADDELL (HM-Marquette) Coordinator of Programs email@example.com
Contact Patricia about: • Foundation scholarships, including Emergency Aid and Forget-Me-Not programs • Making an honor/memorial/ new arrival gift • Merchandise: Red Dress pin, Young Alumnae pin, Limoges boxes If you were not working for the Foundation, what would you be doing? I did not have a clear plan after graduation, so maybe I would be traveling overseas or in graduate school. If you could have lived in any era, what would it have been? The 1930s, 40s or 50s. The classic, elegant and timeless looks of these time periods have always been influential to my personal style and demeanor. What is one thing you would like to learn to do? I would love to learn to play an instrument or to sing. I have played sports my entire life, but have never tried at my musical talents. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? Audrey Hepburn; I would have loved to have been in her presence and observed her grace and elegance.
Ann Exline Starr
Sister Chosen To Be A “Survivor” Eliza Orlins (ASyracuse) was a competitor on CBS® television’s reality series “Survivor: Vanuatu.” Eliza is a senior double-majoring in international relations and politiEliza Orlins cal science with a minor in Chinese. She has served as vice president for new member recruitment and is a Dean’s scholar and a member of several honor societies. Editor’s Note: Eliza made it to the final four before being voted off. Look for an interview with her in an upcoming issue.
Sister Receives Prestigious Aviation Honor Astronaut Neil Armstrong presented the Henry “Hap” Arnold Trophy to
What is your favorite time of the day? I am definitely a morning person. It’s the most peaceful and reflective time of the day. SARA NAU, ARCHIVIST firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sara about: • Memorabilia collection/donation for Alpha Phi • Historical record organization and preservation • Research assistance on the history of Alpha Phi to members and staff If you were not working for the Foundation, what would you be doing? I would most likely be a starving graduate student in Chicago or back in Seattle. What is one thing you would like to learn to do? Rock climbing is something that really intrigues me. What is your favorite food? I love sushi! If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? Either my great grandmother Sara or my sister Kate. What is your favorite restaurant? It’s called Chinoise, back in Seattle. It’s the best!
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Carol Wilde Wahl (¢JWisconsin/ LaCrosse) and her husband Chuck during the National Aviation Heritage Invitational. The award recognizes outstanding preservation of warbird aircraft – those of military design or military versions of civilian designs, manufactured 1959 or earlier.
Carol Wahl with husband Chuck, left, and Neil Armstrong
Krenc Named Ad Rookie Of The Year Lori Krenc (£¢Creighton), a media buyer and account executive for Clark Creative Group (Omaha, Neb.), was named 2004 Ad Rookie of the Year by the Omaha Lori Krenc Federation of Advertising (OFA). Lori is a third year OFA board member and volunteers for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society®.
(EM-Delaware) spent nearly eight months in Iraq as a senior consultant to capital markets on temporary duty for the U.S. Embassy-Baghdad Ann Starr and the Department of Defense's Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). While there, Ann was charged with helping restructure the nation’s capital markets and regulatory programs. Ann served as a primary author of the Interim Securities Law, was charged with “standing up” the capital markets public watchdog, the Iraq Securities Commission and re-opening the Iraq Stock Exchange, while introducing Western-style trading and oversight regulations. Ann was awarded the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Medal from the CPA and received two citations for service relating to Iraq's economic reconstruction from Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III. She also received a citation from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for her service to the Iraqi people. Ann is a former deputy chief regulatory officer of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and volunteer for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. She was the first-ever national compliance manager for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, helping to inculcate best practice compliance into Australia's financial services industry. Ann is a former chapter consultant to Arizona State (¡¦).
School District Dedicates Building In Sister’s Honor The Clark County School District (Nevada) renamed a public middle school in honor of Terry
Bullock Mannion (Bª-Utah) and husband Jack. Terry worked as the school Jack and Terry Mannion district’s assistant superintendent of secondary education and assistant superintendent of secondary curriculum for 30 years. Jack and Terry Mannion Middle School was dedicated in August.
Hendrickson Company Receives Prestigious Industry Award Winner’s Circle, Inc., a Norman, Okla.based event management company co-founded by Patty Hendrickson (FAEastern Illinois), won the 2004 Meeting Professionals Patty Hendrickson International Global Paragon Award for use of effective and innovative techniques in successful meetings and events. Patty is a certified speaking professional.
Sister Elected to Ronald McDonald House Board Of Directors Lisa Haning Blackburn (¢¢Oklahoma City), a Blackburn Financial Group (Oklahoma City, Okla.) financial consultant, was elected to the Ronald McDonald Lisa Blackburn House board of directors. Lisa has served as Alpha Phi’s district governor to Oklahoma (¼) and Colorado (B¡¤) chapters. She also served on the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship committee for the past five years, during which time she was recognized as the organization’s Woman of the Year (1998).
Former IEB Director Honored For Distinguished Service Margaret Cash Wegner (¾-South Dakota) was honored with a Distinguished Service in the Humanities award during the second annual South Dakota Festival of Books in Margaret Wegner August. Sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), the three-day event in Sioux Falls featured events that celebrate the literary arts. Margaret has been involved with the humanities in South Dakota since the 1970s, serving on the SDHC board and on the Humanities Foundation board.
Keefer Leads Air Races Patricia Jayne Keefer (¡M-Miami University) is president of U.S. Air Race, Inc., a Texas non-profit organization that perpetuates the sport of cross-country air Patricia Keefer racing. Patricia counts 10 first place finishes in the sport. She and her mother, long-time air racer Marion Jayne won the Federal Aviation International Gold Medal in the longest air race in history, the 1994 24-day race around the world.
Journalist Recognized With Career Achievement Award Liz Llorente (OMissouri) was recognized with a career achievement award from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (New York) for her contriLiz Llorente butions to the field in both immigrant and minority coverage. She also gave the keynote speech at the school’s graduation ceremony. Liz has been a writer for New Jersey-based The Record newspaper for 15 years.
Co-Founder Of CareerWomen.com Nominated For Award JillXan Donnelly (BE-Arizona), cofounder of CareerWomen.com, was named a finalist in the 2004 Stevie™ Awards for Women Entrepreneurs in two categories: Best JilXan Donnelly Overall Company of the Year for a Service-based Business and Women Helping Women. The Stevie™ Awards for Women Entrepreneurs recognize the accomplishments of women small business owners in the U.S. CareerWomen.com, the leading national online career center by and for women, was founded in 1997.
Pomarolli Establishes Actress/ Commedian Roots Actress/comedian
Kerri Pomarolli (£-Michigan) wrote her first novel, If I’m Waiting On God, Then What Am I Doing On The Christian Kerri Pomarolli Chatroom? Kerri has made appearances in films, theater productions and television programs including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Young and the Restless” and “Port Charles.” She also is promoting her new comedy CD “Comedy Without Compromise Volume I.”
PHIS TO WATCH Shannon Ratliffe Bowers (EΩΛ-Texas A&M) was named one of the 25 top young designers in America by House Beautiful in its October issue. Rachel Cano (ZB-Loyola Marymount) appeared as the prosecuting attorney on NBC’s® “Crime and Punishment.” Christie Griffin (BT-Indiana) received a makeover compliments of CosmoGIRL! magazine and was featured in its October issue. Michelle Rand Morse (A-Syracuse) illustrated ABC’s For Your Health, a children’s book written by Carol Hamm to quell children’s fears of hospitals and doctors. Michelle Toma Olson (BΠ-USC) launched Nailtini, a line of custom-made nail polish, which has been featured in Allure, In Touch, WWD and YM, as well as other magazines.
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Foods for a Values-based Life Change By Alisa Vitti (ZOΛ-Johns Hopkins)
When you change jobs, you also need to change your diet. Otherwise your body will still be physiologically living in your old career environment. What and how you eat at your job usually reflects your levels of stress, boredom and unhappiness. High-anxiety jobs that are not a good fit put too much emotional and physical stress on the body – leading to emotional eating. Coffee and sugar in the morning and afternoon fights off sleepiness. High-fat, high-protein meals at night are comforting and power you up for the next day’s workload. A salad inhaled at your desk during lunch compensates for your pig out last night. This style of extreme eating combined with unhappiness on the job is a recipe for adrenal burnout: chronic exhaustion, muscle tension, headaches, digestive disorders and a host of hormonal imbalances and gynecological problems, including PMS. If you are making a values-based career choice, you are already committed to avoiding burnout and having a healthier life. Help your body let go of old stress and integrate into its new work environment by eating simpler, healthier foods that reflect your new lifestyle. As your job satisfaction increases, notice that you require less energy and comfort from food because now you get that from your life. Following are a few examples of simple, healthy recipes to incorporate in your new life. The Stay-at-Home Mom Snack Special You’ve made the big choice to raise your family full-time. This is important work, so be sure to rely on super nutrition. • Open 1 tub of all-natural hummus and empty onto a platter. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. • Slice 1 cucumber into rounds and sprinkle with sea salt. • Open 1 packet of organic baby carrots and1 bag of allnatural corn chips. • Arrange all snackables around hummus. The Freelance Artist Mélange Congratulations on pursuing your passion. Your cutting board is your palette. This meal is colorful, packed with vitamins and fast. • Using a sharp paring knife or vegetable peeler, cut 2 carrots, 1 medium piece of daikon and 1 red pepper into fun shapes like crescents, spaghetti strands or florettes.
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• Take 1 block of extra firm tofu and cut into interesting shapes. Use mini cookie cutters if you have them. • Slice 1 small onion and 3 cloves of garlic. • Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a pan, add all ingredients and sauté over medium heat until vegetables soften – about 10-15 minutes. • While sautéing, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Open 1 packet of rice noodles, and follow the recommended cooking instructions. • Spoon noodles and stir-fry into bowls. Season with soy sauce and garnish with sliced green scallions. The Environmentalist Dragon Bowl You can work to make a difference and draw strength from powerful grounding nutrition. This meal is high protein without all the meat and cheese. • Rinse 1 cup of quinoa in a strainer and place in saucepan with 1 3/4 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until water has evaporated. • While quinoa is cooking, slice 1 head of broccoli trees into bite size pieces; don’t forget the stems. Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a saucepan. Add broccoli, reduce heat, and cover to steam until tender. • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add 1 small onion and 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced. Sauté over medium heat for a minute, then add 1 can of organic black beans, drained, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of cumin and a pinch of cayenne, if desired. Sauté a few minutes more to soften and flavor the beans. • Layer into individual ceramic bowls: quinoa, then beans, then broccoli. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Season with soy sauce if desired. Alisa Vitti is a holistic health counselor and nutrition and lifestyle coach certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She, with two other women, created Laughing Sage Wellness Group (www.laughingsagewellness.com) to support women to live healthy and fulfilling lives. To learn more, visit Alisa’s Web site at www.alisavitti.com or contact Alisa at email@example.com or 917.862.8426. Alisa encourages you to write her with ideas for upcoming articles. Editor’s Note: As always, consult your physician before starting any new diet or exercise regimen.
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MIT to Celebrate 20 Years
Makeover Issue: Experts Needed
Attention Quarterly Reporters!
Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the MIT (ZΦ) chapter April 16-18, 2005. All proceeds from the event will launch the endowment of an Alpha Phi/MIT scholarship fund. For more information, e-mail aphialumni@ mit.edu with your name, address and e-mail address.
The Summer 2005 Quarterly will be our “Makeover Issue.” We seek Alpha Phi experts with experience in both fashion/beauty makeovers and lifestyle makeovers (career, health, relationships, etc.). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.316.8920 for more information.
If you are responsible for gathering your collegiate or alumnae chapter’s report for publication in the Quarterly, please note the following deadlines. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue.
Theta Phi Prepares for 10th Anniversary Christopher Newport (ΘΦ) alumnae will hold the chapter’s 10-year anniversary celebration in June/July 2005. Contact Jennifer Braun at peachesncreem2@ hotmail.com for details.
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