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A Publication of Alpha Phi International Fraternity Since 1888 Vol. 123, No. 2 Spring 2011

Inside: Elite Network of Young Alumnae Support Foundation Alumna Initiate Shares Her Story Chapter Receives Interior Redesign Fraternity Publishes Annual Report

Leading a

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What Began as a Childhood Project Is Today a MultimillionDollar Company

Message from the International President MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

Dear Sisters,

International Executive Board President: Linda Long Boland Jane Kirby Arkes Susan Weiskittle Barrick Valerie Lawlor Susan McNeice Coree Smith Sonja-Lou Bark Stunard Amy Jordan Tvrdik Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director

There is nothing like the feeling of coming home. It’s a feeling of familiarity and belonging. And no matter how long you’ve been away, it always feels good to be home. As collegians, we look forward to relaxing visits at home and taking a break from the fast pace of college life. As parents, we look forward to those visits, no matter how much additional laundry we have to do.

Foundation Directors Chairman: Linda Gardner Massie Laura Jen Kin Berger Susan Bevan Judy Ethell Jean Creamer Hodges Jenny Holsman Karen McChesney Howe Diane Spry Straker Linda Long Boland, International President Ann Brinkman Carstensen, Executive Director

National Panhellenic Conference Alpha Phi Delegate: Sally McCall Grant First Alternate Delegate: Laura Malley-Schmitt Second Alternate Delegate: Ruth Gallagher Nelson Third Alternate Delegate: Laura Lynn Davidson Ellett

During the fall, I attended a wonderful reunion with my CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) chapter sisters in Long Beach, Calif. It felt very much like coming home. It didn’t matter that life had taken each of us in a different direction. When we were together it felt as though no time had passed, and we picked up the conversation exactly where we left off. Several collegiate chapters with milestone anniversaries this year will include memorable reunions in their celebrations. For the alumnae who attend, it will feel like coming home. It makes no difference whether your chapter is housed or unhoused. This warm feeling of home has nothing to do with an actual house. It has everything to do with shared experiences and being with people we love.

Editorial Advisory Board Sheila George Bright Kathy Feeney Hiemstra Denise Blankenship Joyce Kristin Kirland Susan McNeice Allison Cink Rickels Krisanne Ryther Amy Jordan Tvrdik

Alpha Phi Quarterly Staff

This year, Florida State (Gamma Phi), Whitman (Beta Phi) and Stanford (Kappa) collegiate chapters will once again be home to Alpha Phi. It won’t matter how long we’ve been away or that times have changed. We will build a solid foundation on these three campuses that will ensure our future. We will recruit the best and brightest students who will now make Alpha Phi their home. And, our alumnae from these chapters can feel secure in the knowledge that Alpha Phi is back where she belongs. We have come home.

Editor-in-Chief: Christine Spiegel E-mail:

Alpha Phi Quarterly Design Bruce Tria, Affinity Consultants

Alpha Phi Home Page

Executive Office Executive Director: Linda Wells Kahangi Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 847.475.0663 Fax: 847.475.6820 E-mail:

Alpha Phi Toujours,

Foundation Office Executive Director: Ann Brinkman Carstensen Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Foundation Phone: 847.475.4532 Fax: 847.475.9982 E-mail:

Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) International President

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 or e-mail. Please send your information to the editor by the deadlines indicated. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue. Please direct submission questions or inquiries regarding advertising or reprint permission to the editor at 847.316.8920, or 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.




Linda Boland with Gamma Kappa sisters during an October reunion.

Contents PEOPLE...................................................................... 2 REUNIONS................................................................. 4


Message from the COL...............................................5 2010 Fraternity Annual Report....................................6 Childhood Hobby Launches Multimillion-Dollar Company................................. 8


IEB Salutes Volunteers................................................ 11 Sisters at Last: An Alumna Initiate's Story.................12 ALUMNAE PRIDE..................................................... 14


2011 Potential Member Form....................................20


Early Recruitment Addresses....................................21 QUARTERLY CONTENT DEADLINES


HOUSING HIGHLIGHTS........................................... 22 ON CAMPUS........................................................... 23 EXTENSION UPDATE................................................ 31 FOUNDATION.......................................................... 32

GOLD Society......................................................32

New Scholarships Endowed..............................36

Gift Challenge to Preserve Alpha Phi History....36

Meet the Foundation Staff.................................36

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SILENT CHAPTER..................................................... 37 COVER PHOTO: Courtesy of Niki Dankner (Zeta UpsilonWashington University)

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People Collegian Selected to Participate in Up With People Michelle Kaulfers (Delta Nu-Maine) was chosen to represent Maine on an international tour with Up With People (www. for the purpose of spreading the message of peace through music, dance, community service and global education. She joins 96 students and staff from 21 countries around the world. Michelle began her six-month journey in January. Her itinerary includes travel within the U.S. and to the Bahamas, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Mexico. She will complete more than 200 hours of community service, perform in 25 full-length shows, attend 140 hours of education workshops and stay with 20 or more host families. Follow Michelle’s blog at http://michelleuwp.

Alumna Produces First Film Christine Duell (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) is executive producer of “Not Since You,” released on DVD by Wonder Entertainment in November. This is her first feature-length film. Christine produced her first featurelength documentary in 2008,“N.W.A.: The Worlds Most Dangerous Group,” which premiered with much acclaim on VH1. She also assisted on the hit reality shows “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” and “The Hills.”

Sister Recognized by Alma Mater Barbara Zaring (GammaDePauw) received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Creative and Performing Arts from DePauw University. Barbara has had exhibitions in a dozen museums and more than 80 gallery shows. Her work is represented in many public, private and corporate collections and is featured in 12 books. She was artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park. She has created posters and program covers for some of the finest classical music festivals in the country. Her paintings hung for two years in the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, through the U.S. Department of State. For more information, visit




Sister Publishes First Children’s Book

Alumna Is Honored by Alma Mater Sandy Neville Haggart (Beta-Northwestern) is the recipient of Northwestern University’s prestigious Alumnae Award. The award recognizes a woman who has brought honor to the university through significant professional contributions in her field and who has attained national recognition. Sandy is founder of Feed the Dream (www., a program whose mission is to establish and oversee nutrition programs that provide food, vitamins, health education, hygiene and enrichment to children and women in rural Guatemala. Sandy also received Traditional Home’s Classic Woman Award in 2007.

Author Publishes Debut Novel Crystal Bound (OOMM Books, 2010. ISBN 9780982973516) is the debut young adult novel written by Tami Wear Casias (Epsilon GammaSacramento State). Jewel Anne discovers on her 16th birthday that she’s inherited special powers that compel her to help others. As she tries to fade into the background at a new school, the powers force her to deal with serious issues that threaten to shatter her dreams. For more information, visit

Richelle Taylor Krzak’s (RhoOhio State) first children’s book, Kangaroo’s Shoes (Author House Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-1-45208469-5), was released in November. The story follows little Joey Kangaroo on an elaborate adventure. It includes skill-building elements teachers and parents alike can use. Although this is her first children’s book, Richelle has been a published writer in trade and online publications for more than 14 years. In her spare time, she is creator and writer for Biz e-Mom’s Blog (

Alumna Is Partner at New Law Firm Prominent appellate litigator Mary Christine “M.C.” Sungaila (Kappa-Stanford) has joined the firm of Snell & Wilmer (Orange County, Calif.) as a partner. She previously was a partner with Horvitz & Levy LLP for 13 years. M.C. was named one of the Top 100 Women Litigators in California by the Daily Journal (Los Angeles, Calif.). Her pro bono work in the areas of human rights and women’s rights includes a win last year in the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights, which was called “one of the most important legal victories for international women’s rights in decades.” M.C. was honored last year by Alpha Phi International with the Frances E. Willard Award.

Alumna Presents at Business Symposium Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough’s (BetaNorthwestern) company, KH Consulting Group (www., developed and conducted what is believed to be the largest survey of small business owners in Los Angeles County. The project was done pro bono for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) and eight other participating organizations. Gayla, the company’s president and a NAWBO-LA board member, presented the LA Speaks! survey results in October at the 2010 Emerging Business Symposium and Vendor Fair.

Epsilon Kappa Collegians Named to Who’s Who Rebecca McErlane, left, and Melissa McIlhenny (both Epsilon Kappa-West Chester) have been named to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Rebecca is a former Panhellenic president, and Melissa is a former chapter president.

Alumna, Husband Host Radio Program Cathy Cassani Adams (Gamma Omicron-Drake) and her husband Todd are co-hosts of Zen Parenting Radio (www. on the Pagatim.FM online radio network. Zen Parenting is a 30-minute program about parenting, relationships and personal growth and airs live on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST. Cathy is a therapist, parent coach and author. Read more about Cathy at

Collegian Receives Prestigious Illinois Award Allie Winkelman (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) has been honored with Lincoln Academy’s Student Laureate Award. The award is presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the four-year degree granting colleges and universities in Illinois. Allie is in her second term as chapter president, chairs an American Cancer Society Relay for Life committee, is a third year resident assistant and previously served on student government. Allie also received the Jacob Edwards Wardell Prize for Leadership and the Commitment to Community Service award. She was selected as a member of Lake Forest College’s Senior 25 for the graduating class of 2011.

Sister Authors Book Melissa Ferguson Wittenborn (OmicronMissouri) is author of Going Green With Your Self-Esteem (MoMotivation, 2010. ISBN 978-0-615-36198-7), a book of inspiring stories, quotes and strategies. Melissa is a professional speaker, business expert, author and the creator of the “Bless & Release” method. For more information, visit

Almost Half of UND Cheer Team Are Alpha Phis Out of the 12 cheerleaders on the University of North Dakota hockey cheer team, five are Alpha Phis. Kyle Kohns (Pi-North Dakota), center, is the main choreographer and leader of the 2010-11 team. Other sisters on the team are (from left) Kira Stenehjem, Alyssa Dooley, Bridget Wollak and Kate Copperud.

Teacher is Finalist for Prestigious Award

Fitness Hires Alumna as Digital Director

Kim Campbell Morrissey (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), a physical education teacher at Dodge Literacy Magnet Elementary in Wichita, was one of eight finalists in consideration for the prestigious 2011 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Kim also was honored as a 2011 Kansas Regional Teacher of the Year. Kim serves as an educational liaison for the state traveling throughout Kansas speaking to teachers, legislators and colleges. In 2010, Kim was named a Distinguished Classroom Teacher for the Wichita district.

As digital director for Fitness magazine, Christie Griffin (Beta Tau-Indiana) oversees editorial efforts and helps to execute brand strategy across all digital platforms. She was previously senior web editor for Cosmopolitan and a web editor at CosmoGirl.

Alumna Appointed to Judiciary Judge Lynn McLaughlin Murray (Delta UpsilonBaldwin-Wallace) was appointed to the Cleveland Municipal Court bench in January by Governor Ted Strickland. Prior to her elevation to the bench, she served as a magistrate with Cleveland Municipal Court, as an assistant director of law for the City of Cleveland Tax Division and as staff counsel for the Central Collection Agency. She also served as an assistant prosecutor for the City of Cleveland. Lynn has volunteered as the chapter advisor for Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon) since 1997.

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IN MEMORY OF A GAMMA ALPHA SISTER Twenty-seven alumnae who attended San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) between 1971-76 gather at a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Orange County, Calif., to honor Cyndy Hill Haug (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State), who passed away in early 2010 after battling breast cancer. They raised more than $3,000 and hope to double participation and fundraising in 2011. Contact Lisa Person Lopez (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State) at for details.

ETA SISTER RECEIVES 75-YEAR PIN Helen F. Goring, Linda L. Anderson-Mercier and Lorna MacMillan Williams (all Eta-Boston) gather in Montpelier, Vt., in June to celebrate their sisterhood. Helen, who is active in the Tampa, Fla., alumnae chapter, received her 75-year pin.

RHO ALUMNAE REUNITE Ohio State (Rho) sisters from the new member classes of 1975-90 gather on Sept. 10-11. The 140 women in attendance enjoyed a reception at the Ohio Union and a football game.

BETA UPSILONS CELEBRATE 60TH BIRTHDAYS Nine sisters from the Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) class of 1972 celebrate their 60th birthdays in November on Poipu Beach, Kauai. They have been getting together annually since graduation for lunch, dinner or long weekends, but decided this milestone deserved higher recognition. Hiking, walking, snorkeling, reading, talking, shopping and game playing filled the week with wonderful memories.




BETA PIS REUNITE USC (Beta Pi) alumnae gather at the chapter house for a weekend to rekindle friendships.

BETA GAMMAS SUPPORT A SISTER IN NEED Sisters rally to host a kitchen shower after a Colorado (Beta Gamma) alumna loses her home in the September Four Mile Canyon fire in Boulder, Colo. Mary Ann Winter Looney (Beta Gamma-Colorado) said the shower helped her through some dark days. Thirteen attended, and several sent gift cards. The Alpha Phi connection transcends time and place, especially during the challenging times.

Message from the Committee on Leadership

GAMMA SIGMAS CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY Five sisters from Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma) meet in October in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., to celebrate 50 years of friendship. Pictured during their recent reunion are Rosemary Anderson Twesme, Cynthia Borne Searles, Susan Banovich Oxendorf, Joyce Christianson Nelson and Judith Norton Sabota. Above, during one of their early get-togethers are: Rosemary, Susan, Cynthia, Judy and Joyce.

BETA BETAS ENJOY REUNION Six Chicago area Michigan State (Beta Beta) alumnae organize a reunion for the graduating classes of 1975-81. More than 90 attendees enjoyed a video with music from the period, and it transported everyone back in time.

The Committee on Leadership (COL) is charged with creating a slate of women to serve on the International Executive Board (IEB), including International president. In the process of slating the 2012-14 IEB, the first order of business was to solicit applications from collegiate members to serve as collegiate representatives on the COL. Presentations were given at the Fraternity’s Regional Conferences earlier this spring, outlining the desired qualifications and expectations of those wishing to serve. The deadline for applications was March 21, and the COL is now in the process of reviewing application materials and conducting phone interviews with finalists. The COL looks forward to spotlighting the selection of its two collegiate member representatives in the next issue of the Quarterly. Watch Alpha Phi’s website for the latest updates from the COL throughout this biennium. COL Alumnae Members Susan Brink Sherratt (Beta Beta-Michigan State), Chair Kim Larsen Watson (Omicron-Missouri), Vice Chair Billie J. Battiato (Phi-Oklahoma) Laura Jen Kin Berger (Gamma KappaCSU/Long Beach) Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta OmicronBowling Green State) Shana Goss Smith (Chi-Montana) Michelle Jones Thompson (Omega-Texas)

BETA TAU BONDS STRONG AFTER 50 YEARS Indiana (Beta Tau) members from the 1954 pledge class visit the Titanic Exhibit in Indianapolis in October. They have made a point to get together a few times each year.

Carol Wilde Wahl (Delta KappaWisconsin/LaCrosse)




Alpha Phi Fraternity 2010 Annual Report Collegiate Membership Alpha Phi reported continued growth and improved strength in collegiate membership, 150 chapters strong. For the 2009-10 school year, we initiated 5,193 new members. This represents an increase of 234 members and, for the third year in a row, breaks our record for our largest membership year in history. These record results are due in part to our newest chapters at Kentucky (Iota Nu) and Denver (Iota Xi). They are also due to Alpha Phi’s strong, committed recruitment volunteers who support our chapters every day. Our collegiate chapters are recruiting stronger than ever and bringing Alpha Phi the best possible new members. Spring 2010 also brought an invitation to recolonize our Gamma Phi chapter at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., which was happily accepted. A significant number of our chapters and members were recognized on their own campuses for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service activities. The continued success of the Red Dress Gala program has provided a wonderful way for chapters to involve the community in a fun social event while raising almost $1 million to support Dear Sisters, the Alpha Phi Foundation and generating positive We are pleased to present the 2010 Fraternity public relations for the annual report. This report serves as a summary of Fraternity. Fraternity developments for the fiscal year ending

on June 30, 2010. The International Executive Board (IEB) commends our dedicated volunteers and the Executive Office (EO) staff for the considerable number of achievements that occurred in FY2010. Alpha Phi remains at the forefront in many areas because of their contributions. We on the IEB are committed to ensuring that Alpha Phi continues to grow and strengthen her membership. Thanks for all that you have done to assist the Fraternity in this endeavor. Our success depends upon your ongoing support! Loyally, 2010-12 International Executive Board




Alumnae Membership More than 6,300 alumnae were current in their International alumnae dues during FY2010. The lifetime dues program continued to grow, with more than 1,600 women choosing to pay their lifetime dues. We also welcomed new alumnae chapters in Arkansas; North Tarrant County, Texas; Emerald Coast, Fla.; and Lexington, Ky., bringing our total number of active alumnae chapters to 139.

The alumnae strategy team (AST), a joint partnership between the Fraternity and Foundation, continued forward momentum developing innovative and synergistic strategies for engagement of alumnae throughout the second half of its inaugural biennium. Thirty-two volunteers, including six collegians, worked diligently to identify opportunities for alumnae to connect with each other, their collegiate chapters and the Fraternity and Foundation. Accomplishments include researching technology-driven communication platforms that led to the launch of Alpha Phi’s official Facebook application, rolling out the revised senior ceremony and new alumnae pin and developing a strategy to strengthen the alumnae dues and donation culture among our volunteer base. Transitions, The Resource for Alpha Phi’s Newest Alumnae, expanded to four issues and was sent to the graduating class of 2010 throughout their first year after graduation. This interactive resource also included a new microsite,, where members can learn about real-world issues beyond Alpha Phi.

Finance For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, the Fraternity experienced a $297,180 increase in net assets, $95,546 of which was a direct result of operations and the balance from a strong investment portfolio performance. We once again received a clean, unqualified opinion from the independent auditor that reviewed the Fraternity’s financial statements. The Fraternity was also able to extend new loans to two house corporation boards during the fiscal year: Colorado (Beta Gamma) and Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta). The Fraternity was released as a guarantor on a local loan during the year, and continues to maintain ample financial strength and capacity to support the needs of current and new chapter facilities. The Fraternity’s net assets remain strong at just over $8 million, and the organization remains well poised to take advantage of strategic extension opportunities.

Communications Alpha Phi has continued to remain at the forefront of social media, communicating with members using the website (www., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn professional groups, blogs and On the Go podcasts. Members can now submit personal announcements on our website

through the “Member News” tab, with topics ranging from educational and professional achievements to births and marriages. Alpha Phi also launched its own Facebook application in August of 2010. Located under the “Community” tab of the official Facebook page, this platform allows collegians and alumnae to discuss and network, submit chapter events and announcements, and search for lost sisters. In 2010, the Quarterly won two Fraternity Communications Association awards: third place for Critic’s Choice Cover Design for the Spring 2009 cover and a third place award for Human Interest Article (Short) for the Winter 2010 article entitled “Alumna’s Efforts Have Saved Lives.” For a seventh year in a row, the Alpha Phi Quarterly also was a winner in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition.



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2010 REVENUE  U ndergraduate Member Fees..................... $2,789,487  R ental Income........................ 301,734  C onvention and Regional Conferences........................... 319,917  I nterest on Loans.................... 161,144

Training and Development

 G rants..................................... 303,237

Training and development of members continued to be a primary focus. Regional Conferences provided training for more than 1,250 collegians and alumnae volunteers. Twenty-two roundtable audio conferences on different topics provided training and opportunities for discussion to chapter advisors, alumnae and collegiate chapter officers. Our online, on-demand chapter advisor training module, launched in 2009, was accessed by 98 advisors.

 A lumnae Member Fees......... 259,446

Supporting the Fraternity’s mission of cultivating leadership, 85 percent of our collegiate chapters experienced the chapter-based portion of the Foundationfunded Alpha Phi Leadership Initiative, and 91 percent of participants gave the program a valuable or very valuable rating. One hundred collegiate members with leadership potential experienced two Emerging Leaders Institutes held in Indianapolis in summer 2010. Of those participants, 57 are currently serving as officers of their collegiate chapters.

 O ther....................................... 245,930 TOTAL................................... $4,380,895



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2010 EXPENSES  F raternity Activities............. $3,234,539  P ublications and Communications................... 159,545  C onvention and Regional Conferences........... 303,808  P roperty Management.......... 148,478

Volunteer Contributions The greatest asset of the Fraternity continues to be her volunteers. The contributions and depth of skills and knowledge demonstrated by the more than 1,200 members (and even some non-members) who help move our organization forward every single day are truly invaluable. These committed individuals participated in every element of Alpha Phi. There are house corporation board volunteers, leadership facilitators, chapter advisors, regional team leaders, recruitment volunteers and colony team leads. From

 M anagement and General................................... 438,979 TOTAL................................... $4,285,349

marketing idea generation to educational program development to application review to day-to-day consultation and support for both collegiate and alumnae members alike, our Fraternity is a better place because of their dedication. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. SPRING 2011



Photo courtesy of Niki Dankner (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University)






Hobby Launches

Multimillion-Dollar j&o hug



If you have a tween girl in your life, you may be familiar with Miss O & Friends. What began as a series of drawings created by Juliette Brindak (Zeta UpsilonWashington University) a decade ago is today a multimillion-dollar company led by its now 21-year-old CEO. When Juliette was 10, she began to draw cartoon figures and asked her mother, Hermine, a graphic designer, to help bring her illustrations and stories to life as a means of entertainment for her younger sister, Olivia. It was something Juliette, her mom and sister shared just for fun. That changed when Olivia turned 8. Hermine created the characters and stories for Olivia’s friends at the birthday party. When Juliette, then 13, saw they were an instant hit, she says she realized there was nothing out there like this for tween girls. “I wanted them to have a resource they could go to just to be themselves, just to be girls,” she says. Juliette eventually named the characters Miss O & Friends, inspired by Olivia (Miss O). They were based on real girls the sisters knew in that age group. Input from Olivia and her friends helped the characters take on a life of their own.

By Kristin Kirland (Beta Pi-USC) and Christine Spiegel

The Birth of Miss O

Miss O & Friends was launched in 2005 as an interactive website and the only lifestyle brand created “by girls … for girls” (as their tagline states) who are ages 8-14 with a focus of promoting positive self-image. Today, continues to provide a hip, wholesome and safe environment where girls can celebrate their common interests and be themselves. It has also become a virtual world, where tweens can create their own moving avatars, socialize publicly and privately, and even publish their original stories or poems – virtually and in reality. The site offers interactive games, educational material, customized music playlists, contests, shopping and more. Parent permission is required to join the community. “We provide places where girls can build self-esteem,” says Juliette. “Everything we do is by girls and for girls, and our Miss O community realizes that. We are always asking for their input, and we value it greatly.” The Miss O & Friends brand includes a book franchise and consumer products available at retailers across the U.S. Miss O & Friends employs 20, including

The website and some books from Miss O & Friends.




Childhood Hobby Launches Multimillion-Dollar Company (continued) j&o hug

Juliette’s father, Paul, who is managing partner, and her mother, who is head of creative. Olivia, now 16, is also involved in the creative aspect. Commenting on the success of the business, Juliette says, “I think girls realize we are genuine and authentic. We don’t try to be something we are not. We try to reach out to young girls to let them know that they have a voice.” Entrepreneurial Mindset

Even with the success of the company, Juliette is continually striving for more. The Washington University (St. Louis) senior graduates in May 2011 with an anthropology major and a minor in public health. She has applied to business school and will continue to run the company while earning her MBA. When asked whether her young age has been a detriment when working with the corporate world, Juliette says, “I think my age actually works to my benefit. People are always excited to see a young woman entrepreneur. It takes them by surprise.” Juliette has received recognition and accolades from several organizations, including being named to Self-Made magazine’s “50 Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire Us” and as a final runner-up for an Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Award. Her position in and the success of the company has also allowed several unique experiences and opportunities, including being invited by the Russian Federation to participate in the Youth International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2010. The forum brought together world-famous experts and social and business entrepreneurs and thought leaders




under the age of 30 from around the world to provide fresh ideas and solutions regarding Russia’s modernization projects. “I can’t even put into words how valuable these experiences were and how much I learned,” says Juliette. Lessons Learned

Juliette continues to serve as the company’s CEO, is a contributing writer to the Miss O & Friends book series and to national magazines, is interviewed regularly by the media, speaks to audiences ranging from MBA students to underprivileged school children and serves on the Young Entrepreneur Council … all while attending college, participating in Alpha Phi and having a social life. “It’s definitely been hard to balance work and college,” says Juliette. “Sometimes I’ve had a really important meeting and a huge exam at the same time. Things always seem to fall on the same day, and that can be stressful.” Juliette says she has learned not to procrastinate and to make lists in order to accomplish goals. “I think the most important lesson I have learned is to keep a level head,” she says. “You can’t get too excited about things that may happen or too upset about things that don’t happen. It helps to remain neutral.” Juliette credits her support team for helping her remain on track and be successful. “It’s really about the people you

surround yourself with and how you can get people to be as passionate about your project as you are,” she says. “Find a great team. You can’t do everything, and you need people who can help out along the way.” At Washington University, Juliette found that support in her Alpha Phi sisters. “The women are genuine, and I don’t feel like I have to be someone I am not,” she says. “I have met my best friends in Alpha Phi, and I think that is the most incredible thing. My friends are my biggest supporters, next to my family, and I don't know where I would be without all of their encouragement.” Juliette’s insight has helped Miss O & Friends capture the tween market by designing a safe space for girls to be creative and independent. Girls who use the website leave enthusiastic comments such as, “Miss O & Friends rocks.” and “You guys are the best!” According to Juliette, “I think knowing Miss O & Friends makes an actual difference in young girls’ lives is the most beneficial aspect of my job. I know it sounds cliché, but it is so true.” For more information on the Miss O & Friends virtual community and product line, visit

International Executive Board Salutes Our Volunteers! April is National Volunteer Month, and what a perfect time to salute and thank Alpha Phi’s amazing volunteers! The devoted alumnae below serve in a myriad of roles for the love of our Fraternity and make our sisterhood grow stronger each year. Why Should I Volunteer?

Volunteers tell us they receive unlimited benefits serving Alpha Phi. They stay connected to their sisters, give back to their community, and provide mentoring and guidance to collegians similar to what they received as undergraduates. Best of all, volunteering in Alpha Phi adds a dimension and value to their busy lives that mere socializing can’t accomplish.

NAME: Lisa Hoeck (Epsilon RhoUC/Davis) HOMETOWN: Encinitas, Calif. VOLUNTEER ROLE: San Diego, Calif.,

Where Are Volunteers Needed?

You can support Alpha Phi by volunteering as an advisor or house corporation board member at almost any collegiate chapter or with a regional team. Your participation in a local alumnae chapter also presents volunteer opportunities where you can support the Alpha Phi Foundation and other heart health causes. Short term possibilities for service exist with International special projects, committees and task forces. These are just a few ways to utilize your skills and expertise to benefit the Fraternity. No matter one’s age or amount of time available, members from all walks of life can share their knowledge and experience.

Alumnae Chapter President WHY I VOLUNTEER: As president of

our new alumnae chapter, I have a lot of fun leading our board, interacting with our members and encouraging local alumnae to join. This is a very different kind of volunteer work for me and is personally very rewarding.

NAME: Tricia Lee McNabb Lanzino (Beta Psi-San Jose State)

How Do I Get Started?

Some alumnae begin right after graduation, and others wait until settling into a career or after their children enter school. Alumnae can volunteer at any point in their lifetime. In fact, some volunteer for a while, take a break, and later return to continue the fun of working for Alpha Phi. Don’t deprive yourself of meeting new sisters and the experience of staying involved! Get started by completing a volunteer interest survey on the website at Type the word ‘volunteer’ in the search box. Alpha Phi is a wonderful lifetime experience! Don’t miss the fun of volunteering. Visit in April to celebrate our volunteers.

HOMETOWN: Chicago, Ill. VOLUNTEER ROLE: Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta) House

Corporation Board President; Kentucky (Iota Nu) Housing and Finance Lead WHY I VOLUNTEER: Remodeling a chapter facility is not

only about a physical facelift. It’s about envisioning the future and making a place that reflects who we are. I want to make sure that I am doing my part in helping collegians see past their school years. Alpha Phi is always ready and waiting for you.

NAME: Lisa Cooley (Delta Mu-Purdue) HOMETOWN: Elk Rapids, Mich. VOLUNTEER ROLE: Emerging Leaders

Institute Facilitator WHY I VOLUNTEER: It was the first time

I had volunteered since my graduation in 1979. An Alpha Phi volunteer contacted me shortly after moving to northern Michigan. She connected the dots for me between my life experiences and the ELI opportunity and even sent me a reminder near the application due date. I am so grateful, as the ELI experience was so rewarding. After all these years, I felt like I had come home!

NAME: Sara Pope (Zeta Xi-Elmhurst) HOMETOWN: Kingston, N.H. VOLUNTEER ROLE: New Hampshire

(Eta Alpha) Chapter Advisor WHY I VOLUNTEER: Working with collegiate

ANNOUNCING! Because volunteering is such an important aspect of Alpha Phi, a new volunteer task force has been appointed to enhance the alumnae volunteer experience. Stay tuned for news about improvements in coming issues of the Quarterly and at

women as their chapter advisor allows me the opportunity to be part of their developmental journey. What an honor to be there to support them through their challenges and celebrate their successes. They make me a better sister, mother, wife and friend.




Sisters at Last

An Alumna Initiate Shares Her Story By Diane Kline (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate, initiated at Omicron-Missouri)

Val Lawlor (left) an

d Diane Kline

The idea seemed ridiculous. Me, join a sorority, at age 56?




Valerie Lawlor (Omicron-Missouri) stood in the front of a room filled with intelligent and accomplished women and made a complete fool of herself. On purpose. She walked the runway (if the center aisle of a pizza joint can be called that) modeling a ridiculously hideous outfit: a plaid skirt, polka-dotted blouse, oxford shoes, argyle socks and a funny umbrella. Her audience was 24 seniors from the University of Missouri at Columbia; the first meeting of those who had been tapped for Mortar Board, a national collegiate honor society, at that time for women only. While we didn’t know each other, we did know what it took to be selected into the group: outstanding grades, exemplary service to the university and strong recommendations from the faculty. We’d all been expecting a serious crowd. But Val eased the tension by pretending this wacky outfit was to be our Mortar Board uniform, required while conducting official duties at school. While everybody laughed at Val’s antics, I sat silently in awe. “She’s really confident,” I thought, “or she’s just a bit crazy.” Either way, I liked her style. At the end of the meeting, I ran straight to Val, asking unabashedly, “Will you be my friend?” That was 36 years ago, and today we’re closer than ever.

We’ve stood by each other through weddings, cancer, career successes and failures, decorating mishaps, countless trips, Christmas mornings, one big fight and lots of small skirmishes, new wrinkles, old grudges and more pairs of Spanx than either of us would like to admit. There was one separation between us during college. Val belonged to a sorority, which to me – a liberal feminist during the tumultuous Vietnam years – equated to shallow pretty girls looking to get married. It never came between us, but I never quite understood it either. Through the years, Val’s affiliation with Alpha Phi would be long and strong, going way beyond the college experience of living in the house, spring formals and homecoming weekends. She stayed significantly involved, dedicated to helping the Missouri (Omicron) chapter in Columbia, and taking a bigger role on the International Executive Board, where she now serves as vice president. As an observer of her sorority life after school, I was slightly envious of the deep bonds she continued to have with other Alpha Phis – both her contemporaries and the many young collegiate women she mentored with great care. The guest room in her sophisticated home is a tribute to their appreciation: countless pillows, picture frames, books and sentimental knick knacks adorned with those two Greek letters. Val has saved every gift, every note and every little thing that cements her emotional connection to each woman and to Alpha Phi. When she casually said to me, “I think you should become an Alpha Phi,” I thought it was crazy talk. “In case you haven’t noticed, Val, we’re not in college anymore,” I said. As it turns out, Alpha Phi has a special alumnae initiation where women are invited by somebody close to them to join the sorority. The idea seemed ridiculous. Me, join a sorority, at age 56? After all, I hadn’t been interested when I was 18. Was I interested now? As is her trademark, Val didn’t let go of the idea. The more she brought it up, the more I realized how important it was to her. Alpha Phi was part of her heart, a part she wanted to share with me. Finally I decided that yes, I’d pledge myself to Alpha Phi.

There was such authentic joy, energy and warmth between these women that I found myself being further drawn to Alpha Phi. The weekend of my initiation coincided with the celebration of Omicron’s centennial celebration, a huge event culminating in a formal dinner. The night of the dinner I introduced myself as the only girl there who wasn’t really an Alpha Phi … yet. Much to my surprise, I was embraced as if I were giving them tickets to Oprah’s “Favorite Things” show. “That’s so exciting.” “I’m so happy for you.” “You’re my new sister.” One woman in a beautiful purple cocktail dress put her arm around me and said, “You’re my new best friend.” Really? Me … a complete stranger being so warmly welcomed simply because I was going to be in their sorority? “Sisterhood is powerful” – one of my mantras in the ’60s – suddenly took on a new meaning. There was such authentic joy, energy and warmth between these women that I found myself being further drawn to Alpha Phi. Val was magnificent as the mistress of ceremonies for the dinner. I watched her with the same awe I’d felt during that first Mortar Board meeting. It was the same Val – confident, intelligent, funny and warm. The long line of women waiting to congratulate her after the program was proof of how many other people appreciated her. Clearly, she was beloved. Of course this was no surprise to me. The next morning, I went through the memorable and meaningful initiation ceremony. When Val placed her sorority pin on my suit jacket, we both began to cry. Decades of memories from this extraordinary friendship that began with Val’s crazy outfit came rushing at me in full force. Val has been my protector, my motivator,

my confessor, my stylist, my teacher and my student. Now, after all these years, Val was my sister. What we’d decided so long ago was finally official. Diane Kline is a freelance writer and marketing director for the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission. During her marketing career, Diane has experienced the diverse sides of the profession, working at KTVI-TV, Edelman Public Relations, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and American Express Incentive Services. She has been nominated for a national Emmy Award and has won three regional Emmy Awards. She has received a Bronze Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators; a Missouri Broadcasters Association Award in Public Service Announcements; and the Missouri National Education Association Horace Mann Award. She is the co-author of three books on agritourism marketing and co-writes a blog called Quirk Out ( about the crazy things women do to stay sane.

Alumnae Initiate Membership Alpha Phi Fraternity offers alumnae initiate membership to outstanding women who are committed to the principles of friendship, sisterhood and support. Whether they chose not to take advantage of sorority membership as collegians, did not have the opportunity at their colleges or did not attend college, they may now be eligible to become Alpha Phis. For more information, please contact Paige Stallings at




Alumnae Pride CANADA

Long Beach

BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia Alumnae saw some new faces at a dessert buffet at the Sutton Place Hotel. They celebrated the holidays with a trip to Stanley Park’s Bright Nights, a train ride through the forest lit up with more than two million twinkling lights, hot chocolate and holiday music. Alumnae joined local collegians at an annual holiday breakfast, each bringing a gift to donate. Contact: Nav Sidhu (Beta Theta-British Columbia),

Alumnae have always had a close relationship with Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Sisters make forget-me-not comfort pillows for children recovering from heart surgery and donate coloring books, toys and games to the hospital’s playroom, which supports the Foundation’s mission of improving heart health. This year, the chapter reached a long-term goal of raising $1,800 to buy a specialized laptop for the playroom. The chapter presented their gift on Dec. 21. Contact: Rachael Harrison Lingle (Theta-Michigan), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae-Long Beach Chapter

Los Angeles


Monthly events have included potlucks, garden tours, wine tastings and teas.

Members enjoyed a meal and holiday shopping in November. Community service included a second year of collecting socks and blankets for a local homeless shelter and serving a meal to the homeless.

Contact: Christine Arroyo (Lambda-UC/Berkeley), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Los Angeles Alumni Group

Contact: Cindy Auger (Eta Chi-Bishop’s), Facebook: Alpha Phi Quebec Alumnae Chapter

San Diego

UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA East Bay Congratulations to Maile Collmer (Beta Delta-UCLA) for earning top honors at the 2010 BNI San Francisco Bay Region Givers Gain Symposium. Out of a team of 40 assistant directors, she was the only one in the top 10 percent of all categories. She has spent the past 14 years as a realtor with The Collmer Team/Keller Williams. She is a Referrals for Life participant through The Referral Institute, San Francisco Bay. Contact: Jessica McKee-Parks Johnson (Eta DeltaCSU/East Bay), Web: Facebook: East Bay Alum

BRITISH COLUMBIA Alumnae enjoy a dessert buffet.




The revitalized alumnae chapter is now a large group. Alumnae continue to meet for monthly happy hours. Future gatherings will feature themes such as professional networking and philanthropy. Members enjoyed a holiday party and a made a donation to Toys for Tots. Contact: Lisa Drury Hoeck (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis), Web: Facebook: San Diego Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter Twitter: SDAlphaPhiAlums

Silicon Valley Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day with members of the East Bay alumnae chapter and collegians from CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta), San Jose State (Beta Psi) and Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma). Tricia Lee McNabb Lanzino (Beta Psi-San Jose State) was the mistress of ceremonies. In December, Anne Naragon (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) hosted the annual holiday ornament exchange.

LONG BEACH, CALIF. Members enjoy an annual holiday party.

Contact: Deanna Del Grande (Beta Psi-San Jose State), Web: Facebook: Silicon Valley Phis - Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

FLORIDA Daytona Beach Area Join alumnae at gatherings held in May, October and November. Call 386.671.0446. Contact: Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota),

Southeast Florida / Greater Fort Lauderdale A holiday gathering was enjoyed with Barry (Theta Omega) collegians at their chapter house. Contact: Susie Ferrara Turmes (Beta Tau-Indiana), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae of Ft. Lauderdale

Jacksonville First Coast The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day with a ceremony and luncheon at a local restaurant. A holiday luncheon was held in December at the home of Dawn Inglis Montgomery (Zeta Iota-Virginia). Contact: Lucy Kazarovich (Delta UpsilonBaldwin-Wallace), Web:

Miami Members of the new alumnae chapter enjoyed a kickoff dinner, afternoon tea and a March luncheon. Thanks to Pia Lestrade’s (Iota Lambda-Connecticut) lead, they plan to grow the chapter and help Miami transplants feel at home. Those in the area should visit the chapter on Facebook regarding joining and upcoming events. Contact: Whitney J. Manson (Beta Pi-USC), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae of Miami

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. Alumnae gather for dinner in Santa Monica.

Tampa Bay


In November, alumnae participated in their first American Heart Association Heart Walk. Denae Frederick (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) organized a gathering for refreshments and decorating tips at a local Crate and Barrel.

Eastern Iowa

Contact: Sandy Willis Donelan (Delta Zeta-Maryland), Web: Facebook: Tampa Bay Alpha Phi Alumnae Twitter: APhi_Tampa_alum

ILLINOIS Chicago Western Villages In February, members dressed in red and gathered at Whole Foods in Naperville for cooking tips and heartfriendly recipes. During the holiday meeting in December, Melissa Ferguson Wittenborn (Omicron-Missouri) presented Deb Gregorio Pelland (Gamma-DePauw) with her 25-year pin. Contact: Chris Williams Barr (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), Facebook: Chicago Western Villages of Alpha Phi

DuPage Valley Members enjoyed a Let’s Entertain gift exchange and the annual holiday potluck dinner. A guest speaker shared his adventures of hiking the Appalachian Trail in January. Other events included a movie night, a CPR and AED demonstration and book club. Those interested in joining should visit the chapter’s website or Facebook page. Contact: Elaine Diamant Sikorski (Epsilon Delta-Northern Illinois), Web: Facebook: DuPage Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Lake County Julianna Furlong (Eta Mu-Marquette) hosted a wine and cheese meeting in November to welcome new members. Alumnae honored the Founders with a ceremony. The chapter enjoyed a cookie exchange in December. Contact: Juliana Furlong, Facebook: Alpha Phi Lake County Alumnae

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. Alumnae gather for a holiday party.

The chapter’s first event since becoming an official alumnae chapter was wearing red to a local Rough Riders hockey game on Go Red Day in February. An Alpha Phi-esta was also planned for the spring. Contact: Ashley Nagel Mattes (Theta Lambda-Central Missouri),

KANSAS Greater Kansas City Sisters celebrated the holidays with annual ornament and cookie exchanges. The Sara Ann Wheeler Hatton (Omicron-Missouri) Award was given to Ashlea Brack Noonan (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City). Alumnae enjoyed a New Year … New You healthy eating workshop in January. Other activities included a Thin Salads, Fat Desserts party and the fifth annual Red Dress Gala. E-mail secretary@ to be added to the monthly mailing list.

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY Sisters create an ornament for Alpha Phi International’s holiday tree.

Contact: Kelly Wilson Daly (Nu-Nebraska), Web: Facebook: Greater Kansas City Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Wichita Alumnae held a Founders’ Day celebration at Larksfield Place. The hostess was Frances Cooper Roskam (Upsilon-Washburn), who celebrated her 75th year of membership. A November event featured the food of local chef Mari Dunn DiMattia (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) and was held at the Wichita State (Gamma Xi) chapter during homecoming. Holiday events included gingerbread house decorating for children/siblings of alumnae and collegians at the Gamma Xi house and an ornament exchange hosted by Louise Brinegar (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) and Alison Brookins (Gamma Xi-Wichita State). Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), Facebook: Alpha Phi - Wichita KS Twitter: WichitaAPhiAlum

SILICON VALLEY, CALIF. Sisters celebrate Founders’ Day.

CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES, ILL. Deb Gregorio Pelland (Gamma-DePauw), left, receives her 25-year pin from Melissa Ferguson Wittenborn (Omicron-Missouri).

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Alumnae celebrate Founders’ Day.




Alumnae Pride MASSACHUSSETTS MetroWest Massachusetts Sisters enjoyed a pizza and game night at Deborah Travers Abbott’s (Theta Beta-Bryant) home in November. December included a holiday gift exchange and annual letter stuffing for Connecticut (Iota Lambda) collegians’ goodie bags. Sisters also enjoyed dinner at Cheesecake Factory.

Vegas alumnae are part of the newly formed Alumnae Panhellenic in Southern Nevada.


Contact: Audra Hernandez Geving (Delta DeltaOklahoma City), Web: Facebook: Las Vegas Alpha Phi Alumnae

Members attended a dinner social in November at McAlister’s Deli in Wilmington. They enjoyed a holiday train expo and dinner at K&W Cafeteria. Area alumnae are invited to participate and/or join the chapter. Visit the chapter website for upcoming events.

Northern Nevada

Contact: Deborah Travers Abbott,

Alumnae enjoyed a coffeehouse gathering in October and a holiday ornament and cookie exchange in December.


Contact: Lydia LaPham Taylor (Delta Eta-Adrian),

Kansas City Metropolitan Alumnae helped collect donations for the annual area holiday light show to benefit the chapter and the Alpha Phi Foundation. Alumnae attended Central Missouri’s (Theta Lambda) Red Dress Gala in January to help raise money for the Foundation. Contact: Jamie Kluesner (Theta Lambda-Central Missouri), Facebook: Kansas City MO Metro Alpha Phi Alum

NEBRASKA Omaha Jill Zerzan Shefte (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) hosted a holiday auction. Judy Lysaught Gist (Nu-Nebraska) hosted an ornament exchange. The chapter raised more than $1,000, donating $500 to the Alpha Phi Foundation and purchasing initiation robes for the Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) chapter. Contact: Jenn Flemming Dannehl (Delta XiNebraska/Kearney), Facebook: Omaha Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEVADA Las Vegas October was a joint event with the Las Vegas and Salt Lake, Utah, alumnae chapters and Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) collegians. Alumnae hosted a tea and Founders’ Day celebration. The largest event is a cookie and ornament exchange held in December. Las

KANSAS CITY, MO. Sisters collect donations for the chapter and the Alpha Phi Foundation.




Cape Fear

Contact: Michele Lefler Scercy (Delta Eta-Adrian), Web: Facebook: Cape Fear Alpha Phi Twitter: CapeFearAPhi



Central New Jersey

An oyster roast was held in February. The group planned to attend a home show in New Bern and play Bunko in the spring. They are in the process of forming an ivy connection; contact the chapter for details.

Alumnae enjoyed a Founders’ Day celebration tea party and a display of historic Alpha Phi memorabilia. During the holiday event, toys were collected for Toys for Tots, an ornament was decorated for Alpha Phi International and members played an ornament exchange game. Members met for lunch and a tour of the Princeton University art museum. Check out the chapter’s Facebook page for upcoming events. New members are welcome. Contact: Heidi Ewald Leigh (Delta Eta-Adrian), Web: Facebook: Central NJ Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day with a potluck lunch and program at Barbara Christopher Swenson’s (Beta Mu-Alabama) home. Sisters raised $800 and made the holidays brighter for two Head Start families. Barbara Poore Throckmorton (Beta Kappa-Denison) hosted the annual holiday party for alumnae and spouses, including dinner and an ornament exchange. Contact: Barbara Poore Throckmorton,

OMAHA, NEB. Alumnae attend an annual holiday auction.

Contact: Gail Burton Joyner (Delta Alpha-East Carolina), Facebook: Alpha Phi Greenville

NORTH DAKOTA Grand Forks Mark your calendar for North Dakota (Pi) chapter’s 100th anniversary during homecoming on Oct. 21-23. Alumnae, including charter members, are working with collegians to plan events. Watch for information about the celebration or visit the chapter’s website at alphaphi. Contact: Kathy Lynch Ashe (Pi-North Dakota), ashekathy@

OHIO Ashland Area Alumnae supported Ashland’s (Epsilon Alpha) Red Dress Gala in November. They collected items, provided two gift baskets for their silent auction and attended the event. In December, they traveled to Medina, Ohio, to enjoy a holiday luncheon at Miss Molly’s Tea Room. Following

LAS VEGAS, NEV. Sisters enjoy a monthly book club meeting.

lunch, they toured the A.I. Root Company and purchased last-minute holiday items. Contact: Ann Hathaway Schar (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Facebook: Ashland Area Alumnae

Cincinnati Sisters shared a Founders’ Day brunch and had a successful ornament auction to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. As a group, they participated in the Mercy Health Partners Heart Mini-Marathon and Walk in March. Contact: Stephanie Salatin (Gamma Nu-Miami University), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi-Cincinnati Alumnae Twitter: AlphaPhiCincy

Cleveland East Career night was held in November at the home of Emily Jewell Hodgman (Theta-Michigan). The annual holiday gathering and ornament and cookie exchange was hosted by Rea Dawson Wedekamm (Beta Iota-West Virginia). Joann Kotecki Mog (Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve) hosted dinner and a game night. Contact: Carina Samuelson Mauck (Eta Gamma-Akron),

Cleveland West Alumnae attended the Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon) Red Dress Ball. They learned about heart health and enjoyed the Generations Tea. In April, they are crafting gifts that will be presented to graduating Delta Upsilon seniors. Congratulations to Carol Koch Taller (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) for celebrating 50 years of sisterhood. Contact: Mitzi Wilson Gitlin (Beta Omega-Kent State),

Columbus Alumnae shared their collections at the home of Marti Timura Worth (Rho-Ohio State). Members joined the Columbus Alumnae Panhellenic to volunteer at the MidOhio Food Bank. They enjoyed hot drinks and chocolate

NORTHERN NEVADA Alumnae celebrate the holidays with an ornament exchange.

desserts at the local Chocolate Café. Kristy Mix Beyer (Rho-Ohio State) hosted an evening with a Columbus Zoo representative, and alumnae made donations to the zoo wish list. Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann (Rho-Ohio State), Web:

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Sarah Powell Newcomb (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) was honored in April at the Oklahoma City Panhellenic Woman of the Year luncheon. In March, a game night raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Other events included a holiday dinner and attending the horse races at Remington Park. Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma), Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Association

DUPAGE VALLEY, ILL. Sisters present a donation to Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (Wheaton, Ill.). The chapter has donated more than $50,000 to the hospital since it began working with them.

OREGON Portland Alumnae met for happy hours, dinner out and a Saturday morning coffee. They supported Oregon’s (Tau) Red Dress Gala in February. Spring plans included participation in an American Heart Association Heart Walk, St. Patty’s fun and a garage sale with proceeds benefiting the Alpha Phi Foundation. Contact: Megan Baker (Beta Rho-Washington State),

CINCINNATI, OHIO Sisters celebrate Founders’ Day.

PENNSYLVANIA Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection Members participated in a winter bowling league with local alumnae and friends at Lucky Strike Lanes in Philadelphia. The annual Strike Out Heart Disease event, planned by Amy Liever (Beta Pi-USC), was held in February and benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Christine Caruso (Theta Tau-Rensselaer), Liz Billies (Iota-Wisconsin) and Valene Chance (Theta Theta-St. Joseph’s) represented alumnae and the collegiate chapters they advise at the

FORT WORTH, TEXAS Alumnae enjoy an annual motherdaughter tea.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Sisters enjoy a Founders’ Day potluck lunch.

WICHITA, KAN. Special anniversaries are recognized during a Founders’ Day celebration.




Alumnae Pride Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Spring events include a local Panhellenic luncheon fundraiser, book club with the traditional Greater Philadelphia alumnae chapter and a special sisterhood event with another Panhellenic alumnae chapter. Contact: Valene Chance, Web: Facebook: Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection

SOUTH CAROLINA Upstate South Carolina In December, alumnae held an ornament exchange and enjoyed a delicious dinner at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Greenville. They meet once a month for a happy hour/ dinner and sisterhood and are always excited to meet new sisters. Sisters participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on April 2. Contact: Carol Butler Freeman (Zeta Mu-Colorado State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Upstate SC Alumnae

TEXAS Dallas and Suburban Legacies were invited to a Little Dippers cookie decorating event at the home of Melinda Maalouf Wedding (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) during the holidays. Join sisters of all ages and lifestyles for an evening of fashion and fun on May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at 635 West Campbell Road in Richardson, Texas. Catered goodies will be provided. Contact the chapter for more information. Contact: Leigh Ann Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas), Web: Facebook: Dallas-Suburban-Alpha-Phi-Alumnae-Chapter

Denton County Alumnae enjoyed using their artistic talent at Time to Kiln, a paint your own pottery studio. In December, alumnae held a toy drive and dinner with North Texas (Gamma Eta) collegians. They enjoyed walking around the downtown Denton square that featured holiday decorations and a tree lighting. Contact: Sandra Sloan Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas),

PORTLAND, ORE. Sisters get together for coffee.




Far North Dallas

Wichita Falls

Members thank Betty Jo Ferraro Fuller (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate) for her dedication and service to the Fraternity as the South Central region’s alumnae membership coordinator for the past 11 years. She retired from the position in 2010. Betty Jo helped revitalize five alumnae chapters and helped establish eight. She began a new phase in her Alpha Phi life as the alumnae relations advisor for North Texas (Gamma Eta). Members wish her the best. They also welcome Laura Matyear Florence (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University) to the alumnae membership coordinator position and look forward to many years with her.

Members gathered for conversation and coffee in January. In February, sisters got crafty with an art project to help promote heart health awareness. They teamed with Midwestern State (Gamma Omega) collegians for their annual High Heel Walk. Alumnae enjoyed a wine tasting in March and had fun with a Flashback Social in April. Sisters welcomed new alumnae members with a senior dinner. Alumnae collected blankets, coats, pet supplies and hair products for donation to local charities.

Contact: Ilana Rossel Steele (Delta BetaTexas A&M/Commerce), Facebook: Far North Dallas Alpha Phi

Fort Worth Officers met in July at Blue Mesa restaurant in Fort Worth to plan the year’s activities. The chapter held a Bake-less Bake Sale to raise funds for North Texas (Gamma Eta) recruitment support. LeLynne Waltman Knight (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian) opened her home for a pool party in August. The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day at Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth. In January, Denise Collins (Omega-Texas) hosted the annual mother-daughter tea and silent auction. During the tea, the Elizabeth Thompson Smith (Omega-Texas) scholarship was awarded to an outstanding Gamma Eta collegian: Megan Randle. Contact: LeLynne Waltman Knight, Web: Facebook: Fort Worth Alpha Phi Twitter: ftworthalphaphi

San Antonio Ellysse Canales (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s) hosted a holiday party. Members and their families enjoyed a family night at the Yacht Club. Alumnae gathered at Jim’s to plan events for the spring. Visit the chapter’s website and Facebook page for upcoming events. Contact: Heather Canales DeCamp (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi San Antonio Alum

Contact: Shirley Johnston (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae-Gamma Omega Chapter

UTAH Salt Lake Alumnae enjoy monthly dinners, bimonthly game nights, ivy circle events, moms and tots events and service opportunities. Those in the Salt Lake City area are encouraged to check out the chapter’s blog for more information. Contact: Natalie Challier (Gamma Zeta-Puget Sound), Web: Facebook: Alpha-Phi-Salt-Lake-Alumnae-Chapter

VIRGINIA Virginia Peninsula The chapter recognizes Joyce Phillips Rayfield (ChiMontana) for her dedication to Alpha Phi and as one of the founders of the alumnae chapter. Joyce recently celebrated her 60th anniversary of sisterhood. She attended Convention as the chapter’s president. She has organized Founders’ Day celebrations and holiday luncheons. She has served as an inspiration to guide the chapter’s presidents and members and in recruiting new members. They also thank Diane Bryan Short (Nu-Nebraska) for organizing a basket making event in November. Contact: Debby Parock Clotfelter (Chi-Montana), Facebook: Virginia Peninsula Alpha Phi Alumnae To locate an alumnae chapter in your area, visit

GREATER PHILADELPHIA, PA., IVY CONNECTION Members and friends participate in a bowling league.

DALLAS AND SUBURBAN, TEXAS Little Dippers enjoy a cookie decorating event.


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❧❧ Congratulations to the following chapter for recently receiving its charter!

Eastern Iowa Alumnae Chapter

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Sisters enjoy a holiday gathering.

Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters are revitalizing in the following areas:

Chartered: Nov. 13, 2010 Chapter President: Missy Lockman MacDonald (Zeta Iota-Virginia) E-mail:

ɶɶ Florida Naples

Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters and ivy connections are forming in the following areas:

Please contact Paige Stallings (Gamma-DePauw) at if you are interested in getting involved with any of these chapters or starting a chapter in your area.

ɶɶ Florida Miami

EAST BAY, CALIF. Maile Collmer receives a special business recognition. Read more on page 14.

ɶɶ Indiana Indianapolis ɶɶ New Jersey Central New Jersey ɶɶ Tennessee Nashville

ɶɶ Illinois Southern Chicago Suburbs ɶɶ North Carolina Fayetteville ɶɶ Oklahoma Edmond


Do you have information about a missing alumna? Visit to help us locate “lost” alumnae. LAKE COUNTY, ILL. Alumnae enjoy a get-together.

DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS Sisters enjoy a visit to a pottery painting studio.

TAMPA BAY, FLA. Alumnae participate in an American Heart Association Heart Walk.

SALT LAKE, UTAH Sisters enjoy the second annual ugly sweater holiday party.







Addresses for Chapters with August Recruitment Please refer to the following chapter addresses when mailing Potential Member Reference Forms (found on page 20, at or by calling the Executive Office at 847.475.0663). Please Note: All forms should be mailed directly to the chapter at the attention of vice president of recruitment, Attn: Reference Forms.





Alabama (Beta Mu) Beta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 11045 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0012

Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 171 Fifth Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Kentucky (Iota Nu) Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 575 Patterson Office Tower Lexington, KY 40506

Oklahoma (Phi) Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1401 S. College Norman, OK 73072




Idaho (Beta Zeta) Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 3078 Moscow, ID 83843

Kettering (Iota Epsilon) Iota Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Greek Life-Alpha Phi, 1700 W. 3rd Ave. Flint, MI 48504

Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1339 E. 1st St. Tucson, AZ 85719 Arizona State (Gamma Pi) Gamma Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 739 E. Apache Blvd. #94 Tempe, AZ 85281

CALIFORNIA UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi 2830 Bancroft Steps Berkeley, CA 94704 USC (Beta Pi) Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 643 W. 28th St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

COLORADO Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1550 Campus Drive Golden, CO 80134

FLORIDA Florida Tech (Theta Zeta) Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 150 West University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901 Florida State (Gamma Pi) Gamma Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi University Center A, Suite 4100 c/o Office of Greek Life Tallahassee, FL 32306

ILLINOIS Illinois (Beta Alpha) Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 508 E. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61820

IOWA Iowa (Delta Epsilon) Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 E. College St. Iowa City, IA 52240 Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta) Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1215 W. 23rd St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613

KANSAS Washburn (Upsilon) Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1839 Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS 66621 Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Gamma Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 3912 E. 21st St., #40 Omega Ct. Wichita, KS 67208

MISSOURI Missouri (Omicron) Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 S. Providence Columbia, MO 65203 William Woods (Delta Chi) Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 200 W. 12th St. Fulton, MO 65251

NEBRASKA Nebraska (Nu) Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 1531 “S” St. Lincoln, NE 68508 Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1700 University Drive, URS-A Kearney, NE 68845

NORTH CAROLINA East Carolina (Delta Alpha) Delta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 950 E. 10th St. Greenville, NC 27858

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2501 N. Blackwelder, OCU Box 66A Oklahoma City, OK 73102

TEXAS North Texas (Gamma Eta) Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 305692 Denton, TX 76203 Texas (Omega) Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 2005 University Austin, TX 78705 Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta) Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 4203 Commerce, TX 75428 Texas Tech (Gamma Iota) Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi #1 Greek Circle Lubbock, TX 79416

WASHINGTON Washington State (Beta Rho) Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 840 NE California Pullman, WA 99163 A complete chapter recruitment address and date list will be printed in the Summer 2011 Quarterly.




Housing Highlights Forever Home in Alpha Phi

Before & After:

Wisconsin (Iota) Receives Redesign

The Wisconsin (Iota) chapter house had an early ’80s look and was in need of updating. Due to budget constraints, chapter members agreed to tackle the biggest problem areas first. The second and third floors were neglected, in disrepair and used primarily as storage for unwanted items. In addition, these areas were also used during recruitment. The chapter sought help from Pamela Pizzo Russell (Beta Alpha-Illinois) of Russell Design Studio after seeing her re-design of the Illinois (Beta Alpha) house.

HOW THEY DID IT: The second floor hall lacked purpose and identity. Instead of floral wallpaper, Pamela chose classic, neutral paint colors to be used throughout the house. The floors were carpeted with sturdy Bordeaux carpeting. Eye-sore trash bins were removed and placed discreetly beside the furniture or inside the cabinets. Raspberry and green loveseats added muchneeded seating, and Alpha Phi letters were given a coat of silver spray paint before being hung on the wall. Collegians designed their own pink and white bulletin board which now displays black-and-white photos of alumnae and collegians. The built-in cabinet functions as a mail center and place to display important house information.



HOW THEY DID IT: The third floor had become a dumping ground for unwanted items and furniture. All unwanted items were removed and donated, and an antique loveseat was restored and moved to the first floor entry. Pamela used the same wall paint, carpeting and color scheme: Bordeaux, raspberry, ivy green, with silver accents. The focal point became the huge sectional sofa featuring a large floral pattern and custom Alpha Phi pillows. Two swivel chairs and a small table created a cozy seating area in the corner. Across from the sofa, they installed a flatscreen TV and DVD player. The room is now a great social gathering place and a favorite setting for movie night.


After You Can Help!

Spruce Up Your Space!

The Wisconsin (Iota) chapter house is now filled with Alpha Phi identity, and

1. Look at the big picture and decide

members are proud to call it home. All our chapter facilities should reflect our love and respect for Alpha Phi, but they require care and upkeep to do so. Help us maintain these symbols of our organization! If you are interested in donating or volunteering your service to support your chapter's facility or a local facility near you, please let us know. Contact Hope Gray (Eta Upsilon-Chapman) at


2. De-clutter! Organize and arrange items thoughtfully. 3. D  o not mix and match. Pick one accent and stick to it. 4. Repurpose items you already own.

Need Ideas for Your Own Project? To contact interior designer Pamela Russell, e-mail her at Follow Alpha Phi International on Facebook and Twitter to view more before and after photos of Iota's renovation. If you work in a real estate-related field, join our new Real Estate Phis LinkedIn subgroup.


on your look.


5. A  dd "simple touches' like silk flowers or framed memorabilia. 6. Rearrange your furniture and play with new layouts.

On Campus CANADA




British Columbia (Beta Theta)

Alabama (Beta Mu)

Sisters initiated 24 new members in November. They hosted Dating Game, Heart Health Week and Heart Throb philanthropy events. The women participated in a Lace Up for Kids skating event and the Order of Omega Songfest and celebrated during their semi-formal.

The chapter’s first Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event in November raised $2,600 and brought numerous sororities and fraternities together to support women’s heart health. Sisters enjoyed a live band and refreshments at the Coddington Ball, held in Birmingham. December brought winter teas in Mobile, Atlanta and Birmingham that allowed sisters to promote Alpha Phi to local women interested in Greek life. The second annual Red Dress Gala was held in February in Tuscaloosa.

Web: Twitter: AlphaPhiUBC

ONTARIO Toronto (Xi) The chapter’s first Red Dress Gala in November was generously supported by parents, alumnae and members of the Greek community and raised more than $5,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Their Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event in March also raised money and awareness for heart health. Sisters enjoyed an annual dessert night and hosted a blood drive on Feb. 14 with Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Western Ontario (Theta Eta) Theta Etas celebrated a successful recruitment in their new house, initiating 16 new members. As well as being involved in philanthropy events on campus, sisters hosted their annual Mr. Greek competition that raised $1,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They also enjoyed a sisterhood holiday party before winter break. Web:

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Iota Thetas made scarves for a local homeless shelter, created holiday cards to send within the community and spent an evening at a retirement home. The chapter’s second annual Red Dress Gala was held in January and another philanthropy event in March. All proceeds benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation and the cardiac care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener. Web:

CALIFORNIA Chapman (Eta Upsilon) The Red Dress Gala in November raised $15,570. The chapter received awards for best philanthropy and community service during the university’s Greek Awards. They won Gamma Phi Beta’s Airbands lip-sync competition. Sisters hosted several heart health events in February, including a Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation.

SUNY/PLATTSBURGH (THETA PSI) Sisters support heart health by participating in an American Heart Association Heart Walk.

Web: Facebook: Chapman Alpha Phi Twitter: Chapman_APhi

CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta) Collegians hosted their first Red Dress Gala in the spring of 2010. The event featured an elegant dinner and silent auction and raised $9,153 for women’s heart health.

VILLANOVA (ETA EPSILON) Sisters celebrate a successful recruitment.


CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) The chapter was awarded Best Philanthropy, Best Overall Chapter Management and Most Improved GPA during the university’s Greek Awards event. They also hosted annual philanthropy events: the Phi Ball kickball tournament, Red Dress Ball and Mr. Heartthrob. Web: Facebook: AlphaPhi CSULB Twitter: AlphaPhiCSULB

BALDWIN-WALLACE (DELTA UPSILON) Sisters host the Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event.

WEST CHESTER (EPSILON KAPPA) Collegians host the 48-hour Teeter-Totter philanthropy event.

ALABAMA (BETA MU) Sisters collect donations for their Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event.




On Campus CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta)

UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)


Sisters had a successful fall formal recruitment. Arianna Flores, director of member education, has done a magnificent job working with new members. Led by Mariah Harper, the chapter hosted the Alpha Traz philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. The semi-formal was held at The Canton Bistro in Redlands. The Red Dress Gala was held in February. Heart Health Week events included a blood drive, Mr. Heart Throb pageant, Hoops for Hearts and a Red Dress fashion show.

The Mr. Heart Throb fall philanthropy event raised money to support women’s heart health. Eta Kappas hosted a heart-healthy campus-wide barbeque to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle to the Greek community. In February, the fifth annual Red Dress Gala was held at the Huntington Beach Hyatt and featured a silent and live auction and entertainment.

Colorado (Beta Gamma)

Web: Facebook: UC Irvine Alpha Phi

The spring included babysitting nights, road cleanups and other community service events. A Red Dress Gala was held at the Denver Aquarium. An annual spring cleaning benefited faculty and members of the community. In April, they will host the chapter’s first AlphaTraz event.

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) Members decorated holiday ornaments and cupcakes as part of a sisterhood event. They enjoyed a Secret Santa gift exchange and annual holiday dinner with house corporation board members. The annual Ivy Splash featured a poster competition, volunteer efforts at a local food bank, donations from a local restaurant and a synchronized swimming finale. $1,500 was donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation. The annual Red Dress Gala featured a candlelight dinner and silent auction with keynote speaker Lisa Arnsdorf (Theta-Michigan). An alumnae tea open house planned by alumna Lisa Person Lopez (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State) and her daughter, collegian Ally Lopez, included house tours, refreshments and Alpha Phi songs performed by collegiate members. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi San Diego State University

San Jose State (Beta Psi) The chapter’s Red Dress Gala raised nearly $7,000. To celebrate new members, a dance was held on the Horn Blower and sailed the San Francisco Bay. Web: Facebook: ALPHA-PHI-San-Jose-State

UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Fall highlights included a successful recruitment and sisterhood retreat. They hosted the second annual ice cream social philanthropy event. During the spring semester, 12 sisters are studying abroad and participating in overseas service projects. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Lambda Chapter

SAN DIEGO STATE (GAMMA ALPHA) Sonya Modi poses with her family during the chapter’s Red Dress Gala.




UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta) The chapter enjoyed a successful fall formal recruitment. Collegians hosted their first Fun in the Sun sports camp in Isla Vista. Sisters spent a day at the park playing games, painting faces and sharing pizza with local children. Web: Facebook: UC Santa Barbara Alpha Phi

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma) The ninth annual Red Dress Gala was held during the fall and included a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and more than 200 guests in attendance. Live entertainment was provided by a jazz combo from the university’s Conservatory of Music, featuring an Alpha Phi collegian as the lead singer. The guest speaker was a local cardiologist who spoke about the importance of heart health and cardiovascular disease in women. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi University of the Pacific

USC (Beta Pi) Beta Pis were ecstatic to win the 2010 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge. Sisters celebrated a successful fall recruitment. The chapter received an Excellence in Philanthropy Award during Convention and continued their philanthropy with the fall Heart of Gold auction and dinner and the spring Phi Ball basketball tournament. Web: Facebook: USC Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiUSC

SAN JOSE STATE (BETA PSI) Sisters host a fashion show as part of their Red Dress Gala.

In January, the executive board held its annual retreat and attended the South Central Regional Conference. This spring, sisters host their second annual Alpha Male philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)


Denver (Iota Xi) Formal recruitment was an exciting time for DU’s newest chapter, and they are proud of each new sister. Homecoming weekend was a great time for collegians to connect with the community during their open house. A Red Dress Gala was held in January at the Denver Aquarium. Donations from a toy drive benefited the Denver Santa Claus Shop. Web:

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) The chapter rushed number one during fall recruitment and welcomed 24 new members. October’s Phiesta philanthropy event supported the Alpha Phi Foundation. They joined other Colorado collegiate chapters to host a Red Dress Gala to raise awareness for women’s heart health.

CONNECTICUT Connecticut (Iota Lambda) The chapter debuted its new Phi Pheud philanthropy event in November to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and raise awareness for women’s heart health. The spring philanthropy event is the popular King of Hearts. Web: Facebook: Alpha-Phi-UConn Twitter: AlphaPhiUConn

CONNECTICUT (IOTA LAMBDA) The chapters marketing department poses during the Phi Pheud event.


Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon)

George Washington (Iota Iota)

Events included recruitment at the end of January and a spring philanthropy event in March to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Two sisters are studying abroad this semester in Italy and Africa. Former President Allie Winkelman was awarded statewide recognition for leadership (see page 2). The chapter also celebrated making the last payment on a loan to furnish its lounge.

Collegians joined thousands of D.C. volunteers in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in December. As part of the Wreaths Across America project, they helped place 20,000 wreaths on the graves of soldiers to honor troops during the holidays. Web: Facebook: GW-Alpha-Phi

GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu)

Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi) The chapter held its fifth annual Red Dress Gala in December at the St. Louis Hilton. More than 400 guests attended.

The chapter raised $3,500 at their second annual Red Dress Gala in November. Alora Humann-Richardson was selected as a head Pi Chi for fall formal recruitment. Members raised heart health awareness during their second annual Heart Week and King of Hearts events. They enjoyed bonding during Greek Week.


Web: Facebook: Georgia Tech Alpha Phi Twitter: GTAlphaPhi

Web: Twitter: Alpha_Phi_BSU

ILLINOIS DePaul (Iota Eta) The chapter’s third annual Red Dress Gala was held in February at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago and benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Approximately 150 members, alumnae, family and friends attended. Highlights included dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Facebook: Alpha Phi, Iota Eta Chapter

Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha) The chapter welcomed 26 new members during fall formal recruitment. They worked with the men of Sigma Pi during homecoming week and won the “Yell Like Hell” and homecoming float competitions. The pairing finished second place overall in the Greek division. Sisters hosted a Red Dress Poker Night to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members look forward to hosting a Red Dress Gala during Parent’s Weekend and to Greek Week.

Ball State (Delta Rho) The second annual Red Dress Gala in November hosted more than 300 guests and raised $7,200 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Butler (Epsilon Beta) Collegians bonded with each other through movie nights and fun interactive games. Formal recruitment was in January, led by Vice President of Member Recruitment Lauren Draper. Web:

DePauw (Gamma) A highlight of the semester was taking first place in the Greek God and Goddess dance competition in October. Members also participated in several service and philanthropy events, including working with Habitat for Humanity and the men of Beta Theta Pi. Formal recruitment was held at the end of January.

TEXAS TECH (GAMMA IOTA) Collegians celebrate winning So-Sing during homecoming.


Indiana State (Delta Pi) The chapter welcomed sixteen new members following formal recruitment. The annual Star Search philanthropic event was held in February. VIRGINIA TECH (ETA OMICRON) Sisters host the annual Red Dress Gala.

Web: Facebook: EIU Alpha Phi

BUTLER (EPSILON BETA) Sisters prove that they never stop “Believing” in each other.

BRITISH COLUMBIA (BETA THETA) Members take a break during a philanthropy event.

NORTHERN IOWA (EPSILON THETA) Sisters host a Spike Out Heart Disease volleyball tournament.

WICHITA STATE (GAMMA XI) Members show pride for the ivy leaf before getting muddy at Shocktoberfest.




On Campus IOWA


Drake (Gamma Omicron)

Maine (Delta Nu)

Gamma Omicron had a successful recruitment, initiating 26 new members. The Red Dress Gala, which coincided with the university’s Parent’s Weekend, featured a new Dancing with the Seniors event and raised more than $4,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Rachel Landes was named vice president of programming for the Panhellenic Council, and Lisa Myers is a recruitment counselor trainer.

Sisters were honored to be recognized during the Northeast Regional Conference as a Chapter of the Year for small Greek systems. They also initiated 20 new members.

Web: Facebook: Drake University Alpha Phi Twitter: DrakeAlphaPhi

Iowa (Delta Epsilon) The fifth annual pancake breakfast raised more than $4,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Brittney Phillips and Laurel Benson were elected to the Panhellenic Council. Members participated in informal recruitment in January and formal recruitment in the fall. Web:

Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta) The Spike Out Heart Disease volleyball tournament was held in December and raised $575 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The third annual Red Dress Gala was held in February at the Waterloo Center for the Arts and included a silent auction, dinner and a piano and jazz performance. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Epsilon Theta Chapter

KANSAS Wichita State (Gamma Xi) The chapter welcomed 40 new members during recruitment. They won the university’s Shocktoberfest Mud Events, intramural co-ed flag football and women’s volleyball. The fourth annual Alpha Phiesta fall philanthropy event raised more than $4,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Two sisters were nominated for homecoming queen, and the chapter took second place in homecoming activities. Web: Facebook: Wichita State Alpha Phi Twitter: WSUAlphaPhi

MISSOURI (OMICRON) Sisters celebrate at their centennial banquet.





MARYLAND Maryland (Delta Zeta) Alumnae were invited to the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration in April. Members are excited about upcoming house renovations. Other events include hosting the third annual Mr. Greek philanthropy event to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Web:


dinner and dancing. Since the fundraiser began in 2007, sisters have raised almost $10,000. Web:

Michigan State (Beta Beta) In February, members created an Alpha Phi Heart Week to raise awareness and money for heart health. Highlights include a blood drive, a walk around campus and selling t-shirts. For the second year in a row, they hosted Alpha Phiesta on St. Patrick’s Day. The Red Dress Ball, held at the chapter house in December, was their most successful one yet. It featured hor d’ oeuvres, a caroling group, a professional photographer taking holiday photos and a silent auction. During the university’s 2010 Greek Gala dinner and award ceremony, then President Catlin Carson received the Loyalty Award for her perseverance through a tough time and keeping everyone in the chapter positive. Web:

Western Michigan (Delta Theta)

Facebook: Bentley University Alpha Phi - Zeta Rho Chapter

The chapter had a successful fall formal recruitment and initiated 25 new members. The chapter GPA has shown significant improvements over the past two terms as a result of new scholarship programming. A Phiesta dinner for the Greek community in December and the third annual Red Dress Gala in February benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Jessica Matthews was elected to the Panhellenic Council executive board.

Boston (Eta)


Prior to finals week, sisters sold candy cane hearts to the Bentley community and raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They participated in Panhellenic Council’s hot chocolate study break for potential new members. Other highlights included recruitment workshops in January and formal recruitment in February.

The annual Jail ’N Bail philanthropy event was held at the Hard Rock Café and raised more than $3,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Food, raffles, a DJ, and an Xbox Kinect station made the event more interactive than ever. Sisters looked forward to their spring Ivy Man philanthropy event. Web: Twitter: AlphaPhiBU

MICHIGAN Adrian (Delta Eta) The chapter hosted its annual Red Dress Gala and raised $2,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation and women’s heart health. Highlights of the event include a silent auction,

DARTMOUTH (IOTA KAPPA) Sisters enjoy the outdoors picking pumpkins.

MINNESOTA Minnesota (Epsilon) Sisters welcomed 29 new members. They hosted the Phiesta Bowl flag football tournament. Other highlights included fall formal, a sisterhood holiday party and the annual Red Dress Gala.

MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda) The Alphatraz philanthropy event raised $320. Sisters successfully recruited 17 new members and celebrated

RENSSELAER (THETA TAU) Cassandra Ruck and Jessica Stratton pose during the Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event.

initiation with a chili cook off. The chapter’s third annual Red Dress Gala was held in January.


Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at UCM

Collegians attended the Northeast Regional Conference and received an award for Best Programming. The chapter has expanded its annual Red Dress Gala to the entire Cornell community in addition to sisters and families.

Missouri (Omicron) The seventh annual Rockin’ Red Dress poker tournament in February benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter is paired with the men of Farmhouse and Phi Delta Theta for Greek Week. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi @ Mizzou Twitter: MizzouAlphaPhi

MONTANA Montana (Chi) The chapter’s first Red Dress Gala in October raised more than $1,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter launched a new website and recruited 30 new members. Web: Facebook: Chi Chapter Alpha Phi

NEBRASKA Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) The chapter’s first Alpha Phiesta taco bar was held in October. It was open to the campus and community and benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation and a local center for women. Collegians hosted fun activities once a month with alumnae. The Red Dress poker tournament was held in February.

NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth (Iota Kappa) Sisters organized arts and crafts at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and cooked meals at David’s House. They raised nearly $3,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation at the second annual Red Dress Gala. Heart Health Week included a dinner with a nutritionist and a heart healthy meal at one of the dining halls. Web:

SUNY/BUFFALO (THETA EPSILON) Sisters enjoy a Zumba retreat.

Cornell (Delta)

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Delta

Rensselaer (Theta Tau)


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Sisters welcomed 21 new members during fall formal recruitment. The chapter’s main fall philanthropy event, Cardiac Arrest, raised money in support of the Alpha Phi Foundation. The third annual Red Dress Gala is planned during Alumnae Weekend, April 15-17. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Twitter:

Rochester (Theta Kappa) The fall Alpha Traz philanthropy event benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. In February, Heart Health Week featured candy gram sales, the Healthy Heart dinner and a Sing Your Heart Out event.

OREGON (TAU) Sisters cheer on the Ducks before the BCS national championship game.

Web: Facebook: Rochester Alpha Phi

SUNY/Buffalo (Theta Epsilon) A sisterhood retreat was held in October that featured a Zumba class and benefited heart health.

SUNY/Cortland (Eta Tau) Sisters welcomed six new members during fall recruitment. The Teeter-Totter-A-Thon raised money for heart health. Every Sunday during meetings, sisters who have done a good deed receive Samaraphis. The chapter took second place in the university’s powder puff football game. They enjoyed a fall date party and looked forward to the second annual Zumbathon philanthropy event in the spring.

SOUTHERN UTAH (THETA SIGMA) Sisters pose during the homecoming parade.

SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi) During Heart Week in February, sisters advised fellow students about heart healthy choices by hosting a campus-wide educational event and a Zumba-thon to

SUNY/CORTLAND (ETA TAU) Sisters participate in a powderpuff football game.

WISCONSIN/STOUT (GAMMA SIGMA) Members pose for a chapter photo in December.

UC/BERKELEY (LAMBDA) New members are welcomed during Bid Day.




On Campus encourage students to exercise and take care of their hearts. All funds raised benefited women’s heart health.

recruitment, a Red Dress Gala and the chapter’s 25th anniversary celebration.


Syracuse (Alpha)

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Katherine Belding was elected as Panhellenic president and begins her term in the fall. The chapter’s annual Red Dress Gala philanthropy event raised $6,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Members participated in a community service event by providing underprivileged children with gifts during the holidays. Sisters participated in an annual lip sync contest. The spring Red Dress Ball philanthropy event raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Four sisters are studying abroad, and several are participating in internships.

The chapter hosted a Spaghett-A-Phi dinner and its first Alpha Male contest. Proceeds from both benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.


NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State (Theta Nu) The annual Hoops for Heart basketball tournament was held during the spring and benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members enjoyed a Mom’s Day celebration. The executive council attended the Southeast Regional Conference in Charlotte.

Web: Twitter: AlphaPhiBWC

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) The annual alumnae brunch was held in March. Caroline Geraci was initiated into Order of Omega during the fall.


Web: Facebook: AlphaPhi BetaOmicron Twitter: AlphaPhi_BetaO

East Carolina (Delta Alpha)

Dayton (Zeta Psi)

The chapter initiated 17 new members during the fall. A Team Pirate fundraiser raised more than $1,500 and benefited Jeff Fisher, a 21-year-old ECU student who was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioma brain tumor. Lauren Bremer organized the campaign on Facebook, and more than 200 people attended the event that included food donated by Greenville restaurants and a viewing of a movie in the backyard of the chapter house.

In December, sisters participated in the university’s annual holiday event that invites children from the community to enjoy face painting, treats and holiday fun. Spring events included a Red Dress Gala, the chapter’s 25th anniversary celebration and a retreat.


UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) Collegians celebrated a successful formal recruitment. Members hosted their first Guard Your Heart philanthropic flag football tournament. A sisterhood event was held in Emerald Isle. In March, collegians hosted their first Red Dress Gala. Web: Facebook: UNCWAlphaPhi

OHIO Akron (Eta Gamma) Sisters initiated 22 new members. The chapter raised $1,200 for the Alpha Phi Foundation with the annual King of Hearts philanthropy event. Spring events include

DAYTON (ZETA PSI) Sisters enjoy the university’s holiday event.




Kent State (Beta Omega) The chapter’s fifth annual Red Dress Gala was held in February to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. They hosted their first Eat Your Heart Out competition, which was open to parents, friends, alumnae and members of the Greek and campus community.

Ohio State (Rho) Nine new members were welcomed through informal fall recruitment. A new philanthropy event, Quesaphia Night, was introduced. Sisterhood events included a pumpkin carving and “Twilight” movie marathon. They celebrated Founders’ Day at the home of alumna Dale Deubler Sheppard (Rho-Ohio State). A Red Dress Gala was held in February in the new Ohio Union. Formal recruitment was held in January. Web: Facebook: AlphaPhi OSU Twitter: AlphaPhiOSU

CAMERON (THETA RHO) Sisters host the chapter’s first Alpha Male contest.

Cameron (Theta Rho)

Web: Facebook: Theta Rho Alpha Phis

Oklahoma (Phi) Chapter events included the second annual Red Dress Gala in the fall and a new philanthropy event in the spring that engaged parents, alumnae and the Greek community. Sisters also enjoyed OU football games, homecoming events and intramural games throughout the year. Web: Facebook: Oklahoma Alpha Phi Twitter: OUAlphaPhi

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) Sisters welcomed 35 new members on Bid Day in the fall. The chapter was crowned homecoming champions, placing first in the banner and window competition and second in the spirit monument competition. They participated in the Up ‘til Dawn fundraiser and worked on the university’s One Give event, where students decorate the campus for the holidays. They celebrated Founders’ Day with a tea with alumnae. Web:

OREGON Oregon (Tau) Events included a Red Dress Gala and the third annual Mr. and Ms. Greek pageant. Spring festivities include a sisterhood retreat to the beach and Mom’s Weekend. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Tau- University of Oregon Twitter: AlphaPhiUO

PENNSYLVANIA Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) Sisters enjoyed a winter formal and the annual Heart Health Week in February that included a hip-hop class

OKLAHOMA CITY (DELTA DELTA) Members are crowned homecoming champs during the homecoming basketball game.

and heart-healthy bake sales.


James Madison (Theta Iota)


North Texas (Gamma Eta)

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)

Sisters recruited 33 new members during the fall. The Pancake Phi’st philanthropy event offered all-you-can-eat pancakes to the community and raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Spring highlights include a Red Dress Gala that features a live jazz band, silent auction and casino.

In September, they welcomed 54 new members. After receiving the Foundation's Martha Watkins Mast (Beta Nu-Duke) Award during Convention, they had yet another successful APhiasco philanthropy week in February. Sisters will host the chapter’s 20th anniversary gala in the fall. Other activities included unity events, community service and Greek Week.

The fourth annual Alpha Male competition in November raised $2,138 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. During homecoming weekend, Lauren Johnson was named Ms. F&M, making it the second year in a row a Zeta Sigma took the title. The annual Red Dress Gala was held in February.



Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

Lafayette (Eta Sigma)

During homecoming, the chapter won the So-Sing dance competition with their partnering fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. They also received first place for the best spirit board, which was placed at the front of Texas Tech University.

Sisters organized a heart-healthy dinner as a marketing event to educate Greek and non-Greek organizations about Alpha Phi’s philanthropy. Members also hosted the annual King of Hearts competition to raise money for heart health. Web:

Villanova (Eta Epsilon) Fall events included Phiesta Bowl and Eat Your Heart Out philanthropy events. Sisters welcomed 45 new members following an eventful recruitment week. The chapter revamped part of their recruitment with a new theme, “Falling in Love with Alpha Phi.” The room was converted into an autumn day in New York City’s Central Park. Web: Facebook: Alpha-Phi-at-Villanova-University

West Chester (Epsilon Kappa) The chapter initiated 18 new members and received the highest GPA among all Greek organizations. They looked forward to the annual Red Dress Gala and the chapter’s 40th anniversary celebration in the spring. Web:

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota (Psi) Sisters initiated 25 new members during the spring. The Red Dress Gala raised more than $5,300 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Their annual Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event was held in March. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota

MICHIGAN STATE (BETA BETA) Sisters enjoy their Red Dress Gala.



Web: Facebook: JMU Alpha Phi Twitter: JMUAlphaPhi

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron) The annual Red Dress Gala raised more than $11,600 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. They looked forward to hosting a Keep the Beat Week in the spring to increase awareness about heart health and raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Twitter: VTAlphaPhi

Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) The year included participation in other groups’ philanthropic activities. Sisters hosted an Eat Your Heart Out bake sale in January. February events included the annual Red Dress Gala and a blood drive. Web: Facebook: Alpha-Phi-Theta-Sigma-Chapter

VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) The annual Cardiac Arrest event raised more than $2,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. This year, a portion of the proceeds were donated to the family of a local girl with heart problems to help pay their expenses.

WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota) The Red Dress Gala was held in February at the Lake View Golf Resort in Cheat Lake, W. Va.

WISCONSIN Wisconsin (Iota) In the spring of 2010, members introduced a new philanthropy event, the Heart and Sole 5K run/walk. There were more than 190 participants, and the event raised $6,015 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The second annual event was scheduled for April 2, 2011.

Twitter: CNUAPhi

Web: Twitter: AlphaPhiIota

George Mason (Eta Lambda)

Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma)

Members enjoyed a sisterhood retreat on the Shenandoah River and attended a Washington Nationals baseball game. They initiated 43 new members following fall formal recruitment. Philanthropy events included the annual King of Hearts, Cardiac Arrest and the fourth annual Red Dress Gala. Web: Facebook: GMU ALPHA PHI

GEORGIA TECH (IOTA MU) Newly elected executive officers celebrate at semiformal.

The chapter hosted an all-you-can-eat Alpha Phiesta nacho feed. December highlights included a masquerade date party and a holiday party. In February, they held the annual Red Dress Gala. Members looked forward to Greek Week and a sisterhood retreat in the spring. Web: Facebook: Alpha-Phi-UW-Stout

CENTRAL MISSOURI (THETA LAMBDA) New members celebrate on Bid Day.




On Campus




CSU/LONG BEACH (GAMMA KAPPA) Sisters enjoy homecoming events. Amanda Haney was crowned homecoming queen, and the chapter won the Most Spirited Award.




TORONTO (XI) Members attend the first formal meeting of the year.

CSU/SAN BERNARDINO (ETA BETA) New members and their big sisters celebrate following initiation.

Extension Update

Alpha Phi Colonizes at WPI 4


The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) colonization took place Jan. 2428 in Worcester, Mass. The Fraternity celebrated its 67 newest members on Bid Day the afternoon of Jan. 29. Special thanks go to Maggie Becker (Theta TauRenessaler), Julie Labrecque (Theta TauRenessaler), Kim Norton-O’Brien (Zeta Rho-Bentley), Abby Motson (Delta Upsilon-Baldwin-Wallace) and Lindsey Woodhill (Theta Tau-Renessaler) for their on-site support throughout the week. Staff members Cassidy Rosenthal (Beta Gamma-Colorado) and Linda Wells Kahangi (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) in addition to Educational Leadership Consultants Elizabeth Martin (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) and Kelly Yocca (Eta Kappa-UC/Irvine) led the planning and execution of the weeklong events. They were also supported by collegians Taylor Watson and Lindsay Harrington, both from the Boston (Eta) collegiate chapter.


Alpha Phi Preps for Stanford Spring Colonization 7 (1) DENVER (IOTA XI) Collegians celebrate winning a Best Float award during homecoming weekend. (2) NORTHERN COLORADO (DELTA GAMMA) Sisters celebrate a successful fall recruitment. (3) WISCONSIN (IOTA) Sisters host and participate in the Heart and Sole 5K. (4) WISCONSIN/LACROSSE (DELTA KAPPA) Members participate in a service trip to Jamaica. During the trip, they helped at a school, youth center and a soup kitchen. (5) DRAKE (GAMMA OMICRON) Collegians celebrate the new member class. (6) BOWLING GREEN STATE (BETA OMICRON) Sisters enjoy a fall retreat. (7) GEORGE WASHINGTON (IOTA IOTA) Alpha Phis volunteer during the wreathlaying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

This winter, Alpha Phi began preparations for its April colonization at Stanford University. A Greek-focused marketing week in January included information about the Alpha Phi Foundation and women’s heart health. A campus-focused marketing week was also hosted in February. Alpha Phi will participate in the first round of formal recruitment on April 8, with colonization recruitment events scheduled for April 13-19. Visit for additional information about Alpha Phi's return to Stanford.







…A  ll that Glitters is GOLD!

GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decades) Society: an elite network of young alumnae supporting Alpha Phi Foundation Alpha Phi Foundation’s GOLD Society, a journey begun in 2007, continues to engage the energy of young alumnae and direct it towards helping Alpha Phis and women everywhere through their support of the Foundation’s vital programs. GOLD officers are traveling throughout the United States and Canada meeting face-toface with young alumnae who are dedicated to making a difference with a global impact. Introducing the new GOLD Society team

The GOLD Society enters into its fourth year with a new and energetic team led by Melissa “Missy” Wagasy Moody (Beta BetaMichigan State), director of educational campaigns, who is joined by development officers Carolyn LeBaugh Gregg (Eta Psi-Eastern Washington) and Brittany Fertig (Delta Zeta-Maryland). Missy brings a wealth of experience to the new GOLD team, having spent the past three years in the role of program manager for Alpha Phi Foundation. From 2006-10, Missy served as chapter advisor for Michigan State (Beta Beta) and was chosen to participate in the 2010 Emerging Leaders Institute as a Silver Circle facilitator. Currently she serves on the Fraternity's extension committee as Chapter Leadership Development facilitator for Adrian (Delta Eta) and as the collegiate membership coordinator for the South Central region. She finds her new role with Alpha Phi Foundation fulfilling: “Working with the GOLD Society is extremely rewarding. I love meeting alumnae, hearing their stories and sharing the fantastic work the Alpha Phi Foundation is doing.” Missy’s GOLD Society visits are focused in the Midwest and South Central U.S. “I feel 32



fortunate to be connecting with alumnae and providing them with a way to stay connected while giving back to Alpha Phi.” Carolyn traveled as an educational leadership consultant (ELC) during 1997-98 and has served in a variety of roles over the years including alumnae Panhellenic delegate for the Portland alumnae chapter, scholarship specialist on Team Sooner, Foundation scholarship committee reader, and operations and programming coordinator for the Southwest regional team. She lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., and travels for GOLD Society throughout the Northwest and Southwest in the U.S. and the Canadian providences. She says, “I love being a GOLD Society officer because I am able to meet so many of our fabulous members and continue to help all of us grow, learn and succeed together. That is Alpha Phi to me.” In her collegiate chapter, Brittany held the positions of director of MAP, director of formal recruitment and chapter president. She began traveling as an ELC in the spring of 2009 and hasn’t unpacked her suitcase yet. “It had to have been fate when at the end of my 10-month ELC journey I quickly learned there was an opening for a GOLD development officer. I had always been passionate about the Foundation’s work during my college years and knew this would be a perfect fit for me,” she says. Brittany visits young alumnae for the GOLD Society throughout the Northeast and Southeast. She continues, “The GOLD program is such a terrific way for our alumnae to validate the vision, dedication and integrity of our Founders and charter members. I absolutely love that my job allows me to meet with Alpha Phi women from all over the country, hear

GOLD Star GOLD Society Member Jennifer Larson (Omega-Texas) Shares Why She “Went GOLD”




their personal stories and keep them up-to-date on Alpha Phi’s and the Foundation’s latest endeavors and achievements.” Since its inception, GOLD officers have met with more than 1,500 young alumnae face-to-face across the U.S. and Canada to share the impact Alpha Phi Foundation is making. The new GOLD Society team has traveled over 32,000 miles since September and has visited more than 200 young alumnae. “We’ve met with alumnae from Boston, Mass., to Seattle, Wash.!” says Missy. No matter where their lives have taken them after graduation, GOLD Society offers young alumnae a golden opportunity to stay involved by carrying on the Alpha Phi tradition of each generation supporting the next. Stay involved. Make a difference. Join the GOLD Society! In the Midwest and South Central, contact Missy:; in the Northwest, Southwest and Canada contact Carolyn:; and in the Northeast and Southeast contact Brittany: Glitter with GOLD and enjoy invitations to a private reception at the Alpha Phi Biennial Convention, private regional receptions, and receive the new quarterly GOLD e-newsletter.

The Macmillan Dictionary defines a “golden opportunity” as a very good chance to do or achieve something. I can’t think of a better way to describe my experience in Alpha Phi, an organization and a sisterhood that has enriched every aspect of my life. It started during my undergraduate years when I received several merit scholarships from the Alpha Phi Foundation to offset the expense of tuition and books. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, the Foundation continued to support my academic endeavors with graduate scholarships, helping me earn my law degree at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. In addition to financial support, I also met some tremendous women who opened doors for me to have the career I enjoy today. One of those women was Bonnie Arthur (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City), a Foundation donor and former International Executive Board member. I met Bonnie while lobbying with the Fraternity in Washington, D.C. She personally recommended me to the Dallas office of her law firm for a short-term job the summer before I started law school, as well as a summer clerkship after my second year in law school. Even when her firm was unable to extend me an offer, Bonnie continued to write recommendations and place calls on my behalf. Her tireless support of a sister left an impression on me, and her commitment to continue supporting Alpha Phi while also building a career inspired me to want to give back. I knew I wanted to be that kind of alumna. The Foundation and its donors, like Bonnie, had invested so much in me. After I finished law school and started my career, I knew it was time for me to return the favor. I just didn’t know how to make the biggest impact. When I heard from Brittany Fertig (Delta Zeta-Maryland) about the GOLD Society geared toward younger alumnae, I knew this was my “golden opportunity” to make an impact and begin building my own legacy. It’s now up to our generation of alumnae to continue the tradition of the women who came before us and to give the next generation the same “golden opportunities” we’ve enjoyed because of our membership in Alpha Phi. Please join me as a member of the GOLD Society. Together, our gifts will work hard to provide leadership opportunities, encourage and recognize scholastic excellence and improve women’s heart health. We will make sustainable, long-term change and leave a legacy for generations to come.




Thank You to Alpha Phi Foundation’s Gold Society Members (Members as of 1/18/2011)

Adrian (Delta Eta)

Andrea Lynn Robison Deanna M. Foxall Shelli Smith Anderson Akron (Eta Gamma)

Francesca M. Coven Jenna Wagner Jozefowski Alumna Initiate (Alpha Lambda)

Elizabeth Joyce Fuller Norma J. Peelman Appalachian State (Theta Nu)

Dorothy Blair Chura Ingrid Gilbert Wheelahan Melissa L. Deere Taylor L. York Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

British Columbia (Beta Theta)

Judy Chow Sanders Molly Kate Moriarty Bryant (Theta Beta)

Deborah J. Abbott Butler (Epsilon Beta)

Amberly Marie Jaquess Dawn M. Toth Jennifer A. Gerike Jennifer Jaroszewski Muszik Kristin Roberts Thomas Laryssa L. Becker Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)

Lisa Georgi Hufford Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi)

Alice Armstrong Audrey S. Cordell Gretchen H. Bender Lisa Olson Mollie Carroll Tami Jefferies Butcher

Angela Brightman Struebing Jeri DuMont Seidman Kati Greff Leet Stephanie Thomas Kemler

Arizona State (Gamma Pi)

Amy M. Schrotenboer

Alexis Mussi Porter Ruth F. Alesci Whitney Caruth McFall

Chapman (Eta Upsilon)

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

Leslie Stoll Slaven Patricia A. Contreras Sabrina M. Ryan Sheila Riley Herman

Central Missouri (Theta Lambda)

Carrie Norred Kristina M. Eckert Ryann Carissimo Jordan Sandra Paolone Bertola Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Antonia Taylor Christianson Erica L. Hacker Jennifer A. Barton

Dawn Archdeacon Montgomery

Colorado (Beta Gamma)

Ball State (Delta Rho)

Dahnya Geary Chop Lauren Vandeveer Stafford Lorrie Bilderback Mary P. Horn Barry (Theta Omega)

Amanda Godio Becker Bentley (Zeta Rho)

Bernadette F. Trenholm Lauren K. Westling Roseleen Marie Dello Russo Boston (Eta)

Alyson Lowell D’Angelo Amy R. Rosen Elizabeth A. Smiley Katie Keenan Ten Brink Lauren M. Fisher Mariana Agathoklis Molly Tierney Johnson Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)

Jennifer Lynn Obloza



Erin Michelle Spry Keri Hull Ungemah Laura Elizabeth Keene Laura J. Chavez Laurel M. Harbridge Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)

Amanda M. Kelly Andrea M. Casias Elizabeth Hughes Foley Kari Hainlen Harrison Colorado State (Zeta Mu)

Donnya Mogensen Cornell (Delta)

Elizabeth Webb Burnham Irene Argue Christy Julie R. Reiter Lisa M. Gangarosa Melanie M. Pope Robin D. Biderman Sarah A. Sakson Creighton (Theta Delta)

Heather Brady Nutsch


CSU/Chico (Theta Upsilon)

Florida Tech (Theta Zeta)

Kent State (Beta Omega)

Angela C. Antonia Linda Cashin Frolich

Ashley N. Saxon Kimberly Lynn Musselman Kristin N. White Stephanie A. Rafferty Stephanie E. Hanses Valerie E. Hernandez

Jodi M. Sittig Kristen A. Martanovic

CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta)

Jessica McKee-Parks Johnson Kathleen Boyle Halfon Raquel D. Garcia CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)

Nicole Tiffany Sarber CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon)

Heather Shiffman Varian Jennifer E. MacDonald Lindsay N. Geller Dayton (Zeta Psi)

Catherine Murphy O’Brien Christina M. Peloquin Delaware (Epsilon Nu)

Dina B. Stevens Jennifer Safford Murphy DePaul (Iota Eta)

Katherine Secor DePauw (Gamma)

Christine Szillat Messerschmidt Jillian N. Barr Katie Lewis Murphy Nita Shaw Douglas Tracie Greco Miner

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)

Jennifer Bergman Webb Polly Knot Janz Samantha Ashley Basuk George Mason (Eta Lambda)

Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha)

Tracy McArthur Soik Eastern Washington (Eta Psi)

Carolyn Ruby Gregg Juanita Jiminez Gray Lyndsay P. Wagoner Shaina Lynn Olds Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)

Alissa Meyer Milito Christina Marie Pavlow Katie DiCicco Sara Elizabeth Pope Emory (Theta Pi)

Beth Zarefsky Young Jessica G. Weinberg

Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta)

Maine (Delta Nu)

Katie Fischer Samantha Siegel Katz Hofstra (Theta Mu)

Janine Taormina Idaho (Beta Zeta)

Dana M. Marston Erin Marie Wallner Illinois (Beta Alpha)

Carolyn L. Aiken Jillian Danielle Kachel Katherine Eileen Kirkwood Illinois State (Zeta Tau)

Carol Lindamood Harlow Audrey Hargis Brown Colby D. Wilson Jennifer Leigh Butler Tara A. Fuda

Kathy Molnar Medwid Katie P. Gray Kristina Oriolo Clark Tristan Lee Robinson

Kayla Knopp Burke Melinda Sue Justice

George Washington (Iota Iota)

Indiana (Beta Tau)

East Carolina (Delta Alpha)

Linfield (Theta Alpha)

Alana Williams Cooper Catherine Dellacamera Kirby L. Wetzel

Molly McMyler Stringer Stephanie Spalding Cook Amanda L. Thompson

Angela Christina Aaron Kelly J. Howarth Rachel L. Charron

Erin Lynne Berry-Sams Jillian T. Roth Virginia Largay Davis

Duke (Beta Nu)

Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

Indiana State (Delta Pi)

Andrea Lynne Rutschow April R. Jervis Sarah Hadley Aikman Indiana U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon)

Melanie Miller Mouser Stephanie Ann Watson Stephanie M. Sharp Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

Amy Kise Cassiday Madeline M. Gereau James Madison (Theta Iota)

Amy C. Butler Catherine Ann McKay Jeanne Zaptin Koczara Julie A. Dunne Kate E. Ardolino Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

Alison B. Goodrich Erika Ward Knauer Julia C. Pilcer Nadezhda Mouzykina

Molly Anne Sabatino Nicole M. Wilson MIT (Zeta Phi)

Jamie L. Warburton Sara Sofia Gutierrez Montana (Chi)

Rhiannon C. Leeper NC State (Epsilon Phi)

Erin Louise Mathias Lauren K. Griffin Lori Denise Reiner Michelle Kathleen Connell Patricia L. Temple Nebraska (Nu)

Samantha Hayes Lott Hale Sarah H. Knight

Kristin Dillon Bergmeyer Kristin Wismer Voos Patricia L. Vannoy Tracy L. Steinkruger

Marquette (Eta Mu)

Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi)

Anne Marie C. Twining Debbie A. McMahon Elizabeth Marie McCostlin Robin E. Heltzel Maryland (Delta Zeta)

Alison M. Breslav Brittany Marie Fertig Maggie Rose McGuire Miami University (Gamma Nu)

Amanda Kathleen Carter Elizabeth M. Widen Katherine M. Pierce Kristen M. Barlag Natalie Anne Klockars Sara Ashley Cantrell Susan Peterson Kowalske Michigan (Theta)

Colleen M. Sirhal Rachel E. Arnsdorf Stacey M. Flagstead Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Amanda L. Kaatz Hillary Goedert Henderson Melissa Wagasy Moody Midwestern State (Gamma Omega)

Jennifer Flemming Dannehl Megan T. Tooley Molly Rae Lungrin New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)

Andrea Hankey St. George North Texas (Gamma Eta)

Beth Clay Burton Diana Marrero Vargas Jennifer K. Smith Leigh Ann Hoenig Rebecca M. Morta Stephanie Friswell Morris Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)

Cara Hoffarth White Gretchen Fuss Lipman Lindsay Efting Hovden Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta)

Jennifer L. Frobish Julianne Davis Novich Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta)

Beth Tangeman Swain Coree Christine Smith Northwestern (Beta)

Aimee Keith Bacarella Kristen Walther Carlson

Anne McMurray Pam Sfikas

Minnesota (Epsilon)

Ohio State (Rho)

Elizabeth S. Kaske Kristi M. Sakariassen Laura Conrad Jacoby Sarah K. Kastenholz

Oklahoma (Phi)

Missouri (Omicron)

Elizabeth K. Grimm Elizabeth Underwood Drouin Erin E. Leahey Justina L. Judy Linnette Maier Woodman Meredith M. Stevens

Jennie M. Smith Bethany Elaine Brown Johnnie M. McConnell Oklahoma City (Delta Delta)

Carri R. Perrier Christina Cunningham Saylor Donna Benton Darrah Heather Bastin Guild McCallann O. Glenn

GOLD Society at a Glance: „„ 700 GOLD Society members „„ 1,500 young alumnae visited „„ 32,000 miles traveled „„ More than $1,000,000 pledged „„ M  embers are located in more than 40 states and provinces in the United States and Canada

“We’ve met with alumnae from Boston, Mass., to Seattle, Wash.!” — Melissa Wagasy Moody (Beta Beta-Michigan State)

Denotes states where current GOLD members reside

Oregon (Tau)

San Diego (Eta Rho)

St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta)

Truman State (Theta Gamma)

USC (Beta Pi)

West Virginia (Beta Iota)

Kristina I. Nunez

Andrea C. Pinnick Jennifer L. Boos Sarah Short Kuerner

Jessica A. Ritsick Iliana Nieto Gallegos Jennifer L. Fuentes

Christina Yeager Watts Erin A. Venable Jaime F. Ryberg Tamara Holmes Cole Tricia Paige Kyler Bowling

Amanda N. Buck Julie Patterson Thompson Mollianne Hamilton

SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi)

UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

Carolyn M. Moreno Heather P. Glick Jenny Concepcion Hansen Julie Conkin Sportelli Laura Crouch Shartle Rona Sarah Smith

Penn State (Gamma Rho)

Jodi Black Luce Pennsylvania (Eta Iota)

Ankita Deshpande Jennifer C. Sandoz Stephanie Ihnow Taylor Terkel Pepperdine (Iota Alpha)

Janice C. Ying Melani J. Bruce Tara Spackeen Krygier Taryn R. Townsend Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)

Catherine R. Sullivan Charm T. Wrencher Kirsten G. Daniels Purdue (Delta Mu)

Amanda M. Leonard Fagan Diana S. Kolettis Marie Cubellis Artim Rensselaer (Theta Tau)

Beth McKeon Jaclyn Ramirez McGlone Lindsey Welsh Woodhull Rhode Island (Iota Delta)

Laura Laylin Kovacs Richmond (Eta Pi)

San Francisco State (Eta Theta)

Emily Kouri San Jose State (Beta Psi)

Deanna N. Del Grande Jennifer Lynn Billingsley Julie Gillespie Hedrick Kary Crumm Huffman Kirsten L. Ibia Lindsay Kay Poss Lisa Cordoni Matherly Michelle M. Narain Ola Samuels Bateman Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma)

Bridget K. Starkey Catherine Marie Reedy Jessica A. Frank Natalie Cummins Renee L. Polk Seton Hall (Eta Eta)

Beth A. Gannon Shippensburg (Theta Xi)

Anita M. Vannucci Mary M. Wessel Melissa J. Balogh Michele Lehman Carragan Misty Dawn Wilson

Caroline C. Clayton Diana Cichewicz McKinney Elizabeth Stevens Deaton

South Dakota (Psi)

Rochester (Theta Kappa)

Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi)

Carly M. Starn Janis Coughlin-Piester Sacramento State (Epsilon Gamma)

Erica A. Eisenlauer

Kristen Guinan Rhoades Rachel R. Rydell Danielle M. Stern Southern Utah (Theta Sigma)

Amanda Anderson Wolfe Keri Mecham Lindsey Bristol Barr

St. Mary’s (Iota Beta)

Amy Nickerson Goldstein Stacey L. Saunders Syracuse (Alpha)

Meghan Exley Zamborsky Texas (Omega)

Abigail Nicole Basalyga Daphny Dominguez Ainslie Ginger Dillard Cleveland Jennifer Kuhn Kinman Jennifer M. Larson Texas A&M (Epsilon Omega)

Christine Palmer Steger Ilana Rossel Steele Jamie Bryant Etzkorn Jandy J. Thompson Sharon L. Fuhrmann Stephanie Ann Land Suzanne Garner Viviana Davila-Cabrera Texas State (Zeta Kappa)

Crystal D. Bulla Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

Amanda S. Huggins Callie Gerald Burns Cheryl Forthman Long Christie L. Wright Kristy Edwards Hixon Laura McAllaster Ruediger Mary M. Pack Melanie Fore Maes Natalie Taylor Toronto (Xi)

Alison Rebecca Nash

Angelica Peulicke Simmons Michelle D. Herman Teresa J. Mitchell UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho)

Amy Knapp Lisa A. Causarano Lisa Marie Hoeck Pamela Courtright Johansen Stephanie Hooker Murphy

Villanova (Eta Epsilon)

Erika A. Strauss Erin A. Quinn Nancy DeLaura Pareen A. Patel Virginia (Zeta Iota)

Leigh Ellen Lybrand Rachael Hedrick Trudeau Renee T. Verspoor

UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron)

Elisabeth Shuler Peale Evelyn Y. Cheng Heather P. Truong Holly G. Barajas Johanna Meyers Mary A. Bailey Mona A. Baset Nicole Jennifer Ford Ornanong Maneerattana Vanessa A. Vacca

Caitlin V. Massie Carrie A. Snidar Carrie Herzog Frye Karli Cassidy Rebecca Kimberly Fleitz

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)

Washington State (Beta Rho)

Jennifer Bachrach Bruce Kaitlyn A. Gilmore Lynn Bjerklie Chock UCLA (Beta Delta)

Karin Freeman Adams Liz Engel Hollingworth Rebecca S. Silberman Wendy Deems Sugg University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma)

Washington (Sigma)

Dana C. Van Nest Karen Heywood Stevenson Tiffany P. Reek Carolyn Frances Illman Emily M. Wicks Katie Carroll Leslie L. Tweedle Washington University (Zeta Upsilon)

Emily R. Reinhart West Chester (Epsilon Kappa)

Western Michigan (Delta Theta)

Kristen Bushouse Crandle LeeAnn M. Roberts Western Ontario (Theta Eta)

Lindsay Blair Holder Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

Angela M. Gibbs Denae L. Frederick Tanya Scheer Deiter Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta)

Christine Heather Carlile William Woods (Delta Chi)

Hillary B. Reed Leslie Ellen Ferguson Sara C. Mayer Stella M. Traylor Wisconsin (Iota)

Colleen Fossum Kurth Kirstin E. Leih Wisconsin/LaCrosse (Delta Kappa)

Dawn M. Widas Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma)

Anneliese Wilhelmi Palchizaca Nicole Smith Call Sara Garay Euclide Sarah A. Calkins

Abigail Rose Haven Aimee Gebert

Lindsay L. Lovett Stephanie R. Griffing Victoria A. Bolle Yvonne Jette Flores SPRING 2011




Foundation Donors Endow Two New Scholarships Alpha Phi Foundation is proud to announce the Courtney AndreasGray memorial scholarship and the Nebraska (Nu) centennial scholarship have recently been endowed and will be awarded for the first time in 2011. Courtney Andreas-Gray (Eta Delta-CSU/East Bay) was a loving daughter, a loyal friend and an outstanding member. Even while battling leukemia, Courtney continued her career as a lawyer, volunteered as a chapter advisor to San Francisco State (Eta Theta) and UC/Berkeley (Lambda), sat on the house corporation board at her alma mater and was president of the East Bay alumnae chapter. This scholarship in her memory serves as a lasting tribute to her remarkable life and will benefit an Alpha Phi undergraduate or graduate (from any chapter) who is pursuing a degree in political science or a communications-related field. On Oct. 1, 1906, 13 lucky women formed what would become Alpha Phi’s 13th chapter: Nebraska (Nu). In 2006, Nu celebrated its

Left: Courtney. Above: Nebraska (Nu) collegians 1916.

100th anniversary by establishing the Nu centennial scholarship fund. 2011 marks the first year this noteworthy scholarship will be awarded to impact the academic career of a Nu member. Alpha Phi Foundation is thankful to the donors who have made these scholarships possible. Together, we are creating better students, better sisters and better citizens.

$30,000 Heritage Challenge Gift Announced Alpha Phi’s history of sisterhood is one we all share. It connects us to times and places that no longer exist, to experiences other than our own and to one another. And nearly 140 years later, its purpose and principles remain relevant. Thanks to the generosity of Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra (Delta Theta-Western Michigan), we now have an opportunity to bring our history to life in an accessible and entertaining way. Kathy has announced plans to donate up to $30,000 as part of a challenge gift campaign to raise funds to publish a three-volume book set of Alpha Phi’s rich history. “It is my hope that this gift will inspire sisters to support one of our most important assets,” she says. Alpha Phi Foundation, with the help of the heritage committee and Archivist Jenny Thompson (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), will publish the narrative,

novel-style series. The series will bring to life the personalities and perspectives of our Founders and other sisters of note who carried out the Hand to Hand, Heart to Heart traditions of Alpha Phi. It will also celebrate Alpha Phi’s many “firsts”, reveal

New Faces, Same Focus Meet your Foundation staff! We look forward to working with you as, together, we continue to make an important difference in women’s lives. Pictured at right are (front, from left): Laura Keene (Beta Gamma-Colorado), program manager; Carolyn Gregg (Eta Psi-Eastern Washington), GOLD officer; Melissa Wagasy Moody (Beta Beta-Michigan State), director of educational campaigns; (back, from left) Brittany Fertig (Delta Zeta-Maryland), GOLD officer; Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), executive director; Jane Miller (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), director of alumnae and donor engagement; Sheatarra Ervin, development coordinator; and Nancy Owen Craig (Beta Chi-Bucknell), director of philanthropic campaigns.




how social issues and the changing roles of women shaped the Fraternity, and expound our continued pioneering spirit to present day. “Because of Kathy’s generosity, we have a unique opportunity to remember our roots and those who have walked before us and among us to make Alpha Phi what it is today,” said Foundation Executive Director Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta DeltaIowa State). The first volume will be available for sale at the 2012 Alpha Phi Convention. To make a gift to the Hiemstra Heritage Challenge, mail a check payable to Alpha Phi Foundation to 1930 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. Credit card donations are accepted by phone at 847.475.4532 and online at (notate “Hiemstra Heritage Challenge” in the Honor/Memorial section).

Silent Chapter

Please note: class year listed in parentheses is year of initiation. Akron (Eta Gamma) Leslie Duncan Steele (’88), Oct. 23, 2010. Alabama (Beta Mu) Jewel E. Hudgins (’46), Dec. 4, 2010. American University (Beta Xi) Elizabeth Acton Karns (’38), Oct. 8, 2010. Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Abigail DeLong Kitt (’37), Nov. 15, 2010. Arizona State (Gamma Pi) Patricia M. Karr (’82), Jan. 6, 2011. Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) Suzanne Prinz Hudson (’50), June 14, 2010. Janet Banks Sitler (’47), Dec. 3, 2010. British Columbia (Beta Theta) Dorothy Garrett Toombs (’40), Aug. 11, 2010. Cornell (Delta) Judith Watson Atkins (’60), July 27, 2010. Ann Blodgett Brown (’52), July 14, 2010. Moira Dolan (’83), July 9, 2010. Ann Edgerton (’38), July 16, 2010.

Mary Hamilton Entenman (’38), July 2, 2010. DePauw (Gamma) Elizabeth Brant Barker (’47), Jan. 1, 2011. Drake (Gamma Omicron) Georgia Kaeding Dietrick (’64), Aug. 26, 2010. Drury (Gamma Gamma) Marjorie Rump Peterson (’73), Nov. 19, 2010. Pearl Parker Yates (’50), Dec. 27, 2010.

Gretchen Wahl Kleinhenz (’80), Nov. 24, 2010. Nancy Kashner Stough (’50), Dec. 3, 2010.

Jean Baker Jacobsen (’38), Nov. 13, 2010. Janis Fletcher Lindsay (’60), Dec. 15, 2010.

James Madison (Theta Iota) Leigh A. Wilson (’92), Dec. 31, 2010.

North Dakota (Pi) Elene Whitney Schjeflo (’39), Dec. 7, 2010. Ruth Bridgeman Schmid (’44), Aug. 18, 2010. Deborah Sudro Schranz (’32), Jan. 9, 2011. Joan Gillanders West (’43), Dec. 17, 2010.

Kent State (Beta Omeg) Virginia Wagner Heggy (’50), Nov. 21, 2010. Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Virginia Turney Moline (’58), Nov. 14, 2010.

Duke (Beta Nu) Lynne Anderson Watson (’69), Aug. 20, 2010.

Michigan (Theta) Alice Carlson Flick (’45), Oct. 20, 2010.

Goucher (Zeta) Lola Schmidt Merrill (’42), Oct. 24, 2010.

Michigan State (Beta Beta) Leslie Millar Burridge (’50), Jan. 4, 2010. Joan Vendermale Hoskyns (’50), Jan. 3, 2011.

Idaho (Beta Zeta) Gertrude Gehrke Lyons (’34), Nov. 8, 2010. Renae J. Simmonsen (’00), Oct. 24, 2010. Patricia Walters Wharton (’51), Nov. 6, 2010.

Minnesota (Epsilon) Randi B. Forsberg (’76), April 10, 2010. Anne Nicolas Kirby (’49), Oct. 19, 2010.

Illinois (Beta Alpha) Peggy Glawe Nichols (’50), Jan. 27, 2010.

Montana (Chi) Catherine Goudie Wilson (’59), Oct. 18, 2010.

Indiana (Beta Tau) Kathleen Alhand Denton (’83), Oct. 22, 2010.

Nebraska (Nu) Mary Schmale Cobb (’45), Dec. 19, 2010.

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) Sharon Murray Clark (’63), Aug. 13, 2010. Oregon (Tau) Ellouise Gunn Cutler (’39), June 26, 2010. Sondra Jochimsen Sielicky (’56), Sept. 27, 2010. Kathryn Moore Stager (’51), Oct. 26, 2010. Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) Helen Carlson Perdue (’53), Oct. 27, 2010.

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) Candace Conroy Mociak (’76), Nov. 11, 2010.

San Jose State (Beta Psi) Barbara Gray (’50), Dec. 3, 2010.

Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta) Joyce Vardeman Bryer (’69), Jan. 3, 2011.

Syracuse (Alpha) Jane Alsever Bailey (’29), Nov. 21, 2010. Sally Field Hawkinson (’39), Nov. 8, 2010.

Ohio State (Rho) Virginia Bitzer Tschumy (’47), Oct. 13, 2010. Jean Bowen West (’56), Nov. 10, 2010. Oklahoma (Phi) Nancy Stucker Jennings (’51), Oct. 10, 2010. Norma Wallace Mauldin (’51), Dec. 30, 2010. Frances Preston Wozencraft (’47), Nov. 29, 2010.

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Toronto (Xi) Margaret Wilson Rowanlegg (’34), Oct. 10, 2010. UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Georgia Richardson Westdahl (’38), July 22, 2010.

Washington (Sigma) Marjorie Leach Arthaud (’39), April 22, 2010. Elia Leibold Bubenik (’44), Oct. 17, 2010. Miriam Cone Curtis (’33), Nov. 24, 2010. Jennifer B. Johnstone (’93), Oct. 16, 2010. Ruth White Scott (’49), Dec. 28, 2009. Shirley Judy Sevenich (’45), Oct. 23, 2010. West Virginia (Beta Iota) Monta Traugh Cunningham (’48), Oct. 18, 2010. Jacqueline Hyre Fredlock (’54), Jan. 7, 2011. Willadene Gallagher Najimian (’45), Oct. 16, 2010. Whitman (Beta Phi) Susan Bromley LaFollette (’65), Nov. 17, 2010. Wisconsin (Iota) Jean Field Riley (’40), Nov. 4, 2010.

Washburn (Upsilon) Betty Jones Hobbs (’42), Oct. 23, 2010.

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