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Message from the International President MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

International Executive Board

Dear Sisters,

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

Over the past three months, I’ve spent quite a bit of time traveling. Inevitably, when I take my seat on the airplane the inquisitive person next to me asks, “So, what do you do?” Depending on how quickly I plan to fall asleep, I give either the long or the short answer. Both answers reference my service to an organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of its members.

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

Whether it’s by developing the next generation of collegiate leaders, advancing the noble aims of the Alpha Phi Foundation or promoting the cause of friendship, Alpha Phi adds value to our lives. Perhaps that’s why we, as an organization, rejoice at the opportunity to expand this wonderful experience whenever we can.

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

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

I recently had the pleasure of extending 145 bids to our newest members at Linda attends the initiation of her daughter, Florida State (Gamma Phi). These Kiley Boland (Nu-Nebraska), left. wonderful young women will represent Alpha Phi with honor and pride. I also participated in the extension presentation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and shortly thereafter celebrated with all of Alpha Phi when we were selected to charter a new chapter on that campus.

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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.

Along with many of you, I read the frequent Alpha Phi International updates on Facebook and smile with pride at the outstanding recruitment results of our collegiate chapters. Last year, Alpha Phi affiliated more than 5,180 new members. This is the largest new member class in our history, and we are on track to recruit as many this year.* Of the many new members Alpha Phi will add this year, one in particular holds a special place in my heart. My daughter, Kiley, pledged Alpha Phi at Nebraska (Nu). I watched through tears as she was initiated. I think my favorite part of the entire experience was talking with her afterward about our ritual and its meaning. These were special moments for me and once again, I thank Alpha Phi for making a positive difference in my life, and now, in the life of my daughter. Affiliating new members, whether they are collegians, alumnae … and yes, even our daughters, is something that comes naturally to us. I think it’s because we believe in the value of Alpha Phi membership. We know that we offer something intangible – something whose value cannot be measured because it is truly priceless. I eagerly await our next opportunity to share the extraordinary benefits of Alpha Phi sisterhood.

Alpha Phi Toujours,

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Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) International President *Editor’s Note: Final recruitment numbers were not available at press time.


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Contents Omicron Celebrates 100 Years...................................2 Milestone Anniversaries..............................................3 SELF Challenge Winners..............................................4 Founders’ Day Celebrations.......................................5 Distinguished Sister Series Sister’s Non-profit Helps Children Help Others...........6


People...................................................................... 8 Living with a Pacemaker: Collegian with Heart Condition Urges Sisters to Care for their Hearts........................10 Reunions............................................................... 13 Regional Conferences 2010-11.................................13 Alumnae Pride..................................................... 14 2011 Potential Member Form....................................19




On Campus........................................................... 20 Extension Update................................................ 27 Honor Society Inductees...........................................28 Foundation annual report............................. 30

Scholarship Recipients.......................................32 From the Archives...............................................34

Silent Chapter..................................................... 36 Bulletin Board.............................................................37 Classifieds...................................................................37

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Quarterly Content Deadlines Spring 2011.......... Jan. 15, 2011 Summer 2011....... April 15, 2011 Fall 2011................July 15, 2011 Winter 2012...........Oct. 15, 2011 Have you moved? Send your new address to: Alpha Phi Quarterly 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 Or update your address online at Attention Parents Your daughter’s magazine is mailed to your home (her permanent address) while she is in college. If your daughter is an alumna and no longer at this address, please contact the Executive Office to update her address: or 847.475.0663.


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mementos for the Omicron museum and toured the chapter house. Columbia Mayor Dr. Robert McDavid declared Oct. 2 “Alpha Phi Day” in Columbia and presented a framed declaration to the chapter. A free-standing bronze plaque was unveiled on the chapter house’s front lawn. The plaque details a brief history of Omicron chapter and credits outstanding members, including past International

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More than 600 alumnae, students and special guests of the Missouri (Omicron) chapter gathered Oct. 1-3 to celebrate the chapter’s 100th anniversary. A weekend of activities welcomed home alumnae, honored Omicron’s many accomplishments and provided all with hours of fun and memories. Alpha Phi members of Mizzou’s Golden Girls, cheerleaders and Mini Marching Mizzou welcomed alumnae from the past seven decades on Friday at the Memorial Stadium Press Box with the excitement of a home football game pep rally. On Saturday, a Move Your Phi’t Heart Walk through Mizzou’s campus and Greek town benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Foundation Executive Director Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) accepted a $1,000 donation from the walk’s proceeds and offered her congratulations. Alumnae shared and donated their

By Liz Underwood Drouin,with reporting by Becky May (both Omicron-Missouri)

Presidents Sara Ann Wheeler Hatton (Omicron-Missouri) and Mary Carr Boyd (Omicron-Missouri), former Missouri Alumni Association President Melodie Powell (Omicron-Missouri) and Carrie Francke (Omicron-Missouri), past member of the MU board of curators. The back of the plaque pays tribute to Alpha Phi International’s history and the Alpha Phi Foundation’s important role in the Fraternity. During a lively banquet and gala event, sisters sang songs from their eras, and current collegians performed their “APhi and the City” recruitment skit. Alumnae were honored with 10-, 25- and 50-year anniversary pins. Though Isabelle Napier Clark (Omicron-Missouri) was unable to attend, her daughter, Ann Clark Gafke (Omicron-Missouri), accepted a 75-year pin on her behalf. Attendees enjoyed a surprise visit by the men of Theta Chi, who serenaded the group with three songs written just for Omicron. A special ceremony was held honoring Omicron’s amazing history and the common bond that links all chapter members. It was written by the late Ruth Himmelman Wright (Sigma-Washington) and Centennial Celebration Planning Advisor and International Executive Board Vice President Valerie Lawlor (OmicronMissouri) specifically for the centennial. In addition to 82 new members, eight mothers, sisters and friends of Alpha Phis were initiated as alumnae. The centennial celebration was chaired by real-life sisters Marcia Jones Lane and Pat Jones Stevens (both Omicron-Missouri). Dozens of sisters put a tremendous amount of planning into the centennial. Their efforts began five years ago, just six years after the chapter went through a revitalization. “The celebration deserved a lot of planning because it was a day we weren’t sure we were going to see about 10 years ago,” said Val Lawlor. “It was an honor and a privilege to experience it.”

Top: A bronze plaque unveiled during Omicron’s 100th anniversary celebration features a history of Alpha Phi International Fraternity and Foundation on one side and Omicron’s history on the other. Above: More than 600 alumnae, collegians and guests celebrate Omicron’s centennial.

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Milestone Anniversaries

Delta Beta sisters celebrate the chapter’s 50th anniversary.

Delta Gamma Golden Gals march in the Homecoming parade with their 50th anniversary banner.

Patricia Jackson Chandler, left, and Jo Ann Hooks Barnes (both Delta Alpha-East Carolina) are keynote speakers at the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta) 50th Celebration Benefits Foundation

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) Honors 50th Anniversary

East Carolina (Delta Alpha) Celebrates 50 Years

By Mary Weingarth Newton and Judy Gifford Lease (both Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado)

By Gail Burton Joyner (Delta AlphaEast Carolina)

Almost all charter members were in attendance during Homecoming Weekend Oct. 1-3 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) chapter (formerly Colorado State College). Alumnae enjoyed meeting sisters and catching up. The first evening included dinner, entertainment and a ceremony to remember sisters who have entered the Silent Chapter. The Golden Gals, sisters from the late ’50s and early ’60s, marched in the Homecoming parade with their 50th anniversary banner.

More than 120 sisters attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the East Carolina (Delta Alpha) chapter the weekend of Aug. 13-15. Keynote speakers included charter members Jo Ann Hooks Barnes and Patricia Jackson Chandler, Foundation Chair Linda Gardner Massie, Foundation Director Diane Spry Straker and Andrea Harris Norris (all Delta Alpha-East Carolina).

By Kara Hamrick Brumley (Delta BetaTexas A&M/Commerce)

Sisters gathered Oct. 1-2 as the Texas A&M/ Commerce (Delta Beta) chapter (formerly East Texas State University) celebrated 50 years on campus.  More than 100 alumnae attended a cocktail reception on Friday. Sisters enjoyed looking through scrapbooks, reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. On Saturday, nearly 200 attended a “Celebrating the Legacy” luncheon. A 50th anniversary milestone ceremony acknowledged the 11 charter members in attendance. A new Loving Cup was donated to collegians by several alumnae in honor of a sister who entered the Silent Chapter, Terri Reed Gaw (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/ Commerce). Attendees participated in a renewal of vows, and Silent Chapter sisters were honored during a moment of remembrance. Following the luncheon, attendees were invited back to the chapter house for a tour. Collegians also led a tour of the campus. Sisters gathered Saturday evening for a “Fifty Years and the Foundation” cocktail reception. The weekend culminated with a Red Dress Gala hosted by collegians and attended by alumnae, collegians, parents and guests. The event featured dinner, a silent auction and a special presentation by Alpha Phi Foundation Development Officer Brittany Fertig (Delta Zeta-Maryland). The gala benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Saturday’s Red Dress event included dinner and a dance and featured appearances by past International Music Chair Judy Kay Schmidt Mead (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado) and past International President Crista Cate Vasina (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado). A breakfast in the Student Center was held the next morning to conclude the festivities.

Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) Recognizes 40th Anniversary Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) sisters celebrated the chapter’s 40th anniversary Oct. 8-9 with 180 alumnae, collegians and guests in attendance.

Sisters who attended college in the 1960s are recognized during the chapter’s Red Dress event.


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Remember the first time you put it on?

When was the last time? International Badge Day is

Monday, March 7, 2011 Wear your badge with pride! If you have lost or misplaced your badge, please contact Elizabeth Snider (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) at to order a new one.

The 2011 Alpha Phi SELF Challenge will begin in April 2011. Watch for details at Regional Conferences and Â 4

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A Special Tribute to our


Alpha Phis around the world renewed their own pledges to the Fraternity while celebrating Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. In 1872, when the Founders of Alpha Phi held their first meeting in Syracuse, N.Y., they were moved by the prospect of creating a “tie which should unite us.” With hearts full of love and strength, they adjourned that historic meeting by following Founder Kate Hogoboom Gilbert’s suggestion to join hands and sing. One hundred and thirty-eight years and 150 chapters later, their joyous song echoes still, its notes kept alive by the thousands of women who have been united by the tie of Alpha Phi Fraternity and the values of the 10 remarkable women who made our sisterhood possible. We reflect on the Founders of Alpha Phi, the 10 distinguished women who created the ideals that bind us together … now and always. The Founders of Alpha Phi: ɶɶ Clara Bradley Burdette

ɶɶ Kate Hogoboom Gilbert

ɶɶ Florence Chidester Lukens

ɶɶ Elizabeth Hubbell Shults

ɶɶ Martha Foote Crow

ɶɶ Rena Michaels Atchison

ɶɶ Ida Gilbert Houghton

ɶɶ Louise Shepard Hancock

ɶɶ Jane Higham

ɶɶ Clara Sittser Williams

Above: Sisters from the British Columbia alumnae chapter join British Columbia (Beta Theta) collegians for a Founders’ Day event at a local restaurant. Below Left: Alumnae from the San Antonio, Texas, alumnae chapter and St. Mary’s (Iota-Beta) collegians celebrate Founders’ Day. Below Right: International Executive Board Directors Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer (Beta Epsilon-Arizona), left. and Sonja Bark Stunard (Delta Mu-Purdue) attend the Executive Office Founders’ Day open house.

Members of the Salt Lake, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nev., alumnae chapters enjoy a Kentucky Derbythemed Founders’ Day celebration with Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) collegians. WINTER 2011

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Distinguished Sister Series

Sister’s Non-profit

Helps Children Help Others The belief is that any “random kid” has the power to solve real world problems.


By Krisanne Ryther (Delta Epsilon-Iowa)

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Anne Royse Ginther (Iota-Wisconsin) watched the footage of the devastation in New Orleans. One cry for help especially grabbed Anne’s attention. A woman looked into a news camera crying and pleaded, “Forget about FEMA and the National Guard,” insisting they weren’t the worst of the problem. “Where is our convoy of concerned citizens?” Anne felt as though the woman was speaking directly to her. With the help of Angie Tanner Mazenetz (Iota-Wisconsin), Anne had already worked to send necessities to the affected region. Yet that was not enough. As October drew near, Anne realized Halloween could serve as the perfect platform to raise money for the hurricane victims. Her volunteer work with children gave her an idea that became bigger than she ever imagined.


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“I created a website, trying to rally kids around the idea of trick-or-treating for loose change and donating it to a hurricane relief charity of their choice,” she says. “Two weeks later, my husband Mark passed me a newspaper article about a 10-year-old girl named Talia Leman who had the same idea. Her goal was to get enough kids to join the effort to raise one million dollars.” Anne immediately called to set up a meeting with Talia and her mother, Dana Leman. The three of them instantly became a team. After an exchange of ideas and weeks of preparation, they launched the nationwide trick-or-treating efforts, including announcing it on the “Today Show.” They surpassed their goal and, by December, donated more than five million dollars from the trick-or-treating cause. Realizing their efforts shouldn’t stop there, the three launched RandomKid in 2007 to encourage children to continue helping others. RandomKid is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide staff and services to youth of all backgrounds and abilities

Distinguished Sister Series Our Distinguished Sister Series recognizes alumnae and collegians who are distinguished in their careers, on campus, in their communities and/or within the Fraternity. Look for additional profiles in upcoming issues of the magazine. If you know a distinguished alumna or collegian who you think should be featured, send her name, affiliation, details and contact information to Left: Anne Royse Ginther (Iota-Wisconsin)

for the development, management and accomplishment of their goals to help others. The belief is that any “random kid” has the power to solve real world problems. Anne serves as president of the organization, Talia is CEO, and Dana is a consultant and administrator. All three serve on the board of directors. RandomKid’s efforts have involved children from all 50 states and 20 countries to benefit organizations nationally and internationally. Charities include Habitat for Humanity, American Assistance for Cambodia, The Salvation Army and Animal Rescue League among many others. “These kids have selected some outstanding organizations to support,” says Anne. “And the really neat thing is we have also helped kids who have started their own organizations. For example, an 11-year-old boy in Colorado named Mark Rinkel began Red Alert Dogs, a program to train service dogs for children with diabetes. Mark was a resourceful boy who got the ball rolling, but as it snowballed, he hit a wall. He needed a 501(c)(3) non-profit status to qualify for grants and funding. We were thrilled to partner with Mark and take Red Alert Dogs under the RandomKid umbrella so that he can grow his organization.” Anne says Alpha Phi sisters have supported her along the way – whether in the beginning when Angie helped her with necessities or when Stacey Shaw Pruss (Iota-Wisconsin) attended an event to provide suggestions to parents on how to raise compassionate kids. Anne says these

women have been “tremendous” in helping RandomKid grow. In 2009, Anne was honored by L’Oréal Paris as a Woman of Worth for her unwavering commitment to her community through her work for RandomKid. She

also was invited by the United Nations to speak to 3,000 world leaders in May 2010 at a forum for world peace in Rio de Janeiro. RandomKid was the only U.S. non-profit selected among nine organizations worldwide that were “best positioned” to promote intercultural dialogue and world peace. For more information about RandomKid, visit

Top: Rural South African children celebrate the installation of a new water pump funded in part by RandomKid. For the first time, this community of 2,500 people has clean, safe water. Below: Anne poses with a Des Moines, Iowa, third grade class that got involved in RandomKid as a class project.


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People Alumna Chairs AHA Event Pamela Baird Atwood (Eta Gamma-Akron) was named co-chair of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women luncheon in Madison, Wis. She will serve as its chair in 2012. Pamela is owner of Atwood Associates, an executive search firm that serves the health care industry. She also is an adjunct professor in the Health Services Program at Upper Iowa University-Madison campus.

Sister Speaks at International Meeting Jillian McCall Bradshaw (Theta Rho-Cameron) spoke at a tri-national border meeting in San Luis Rio de Colorado, Mexico, to discuss border initiatives related to hazardous materials threats along the international border. As training and exercise program coordinator for the Pima County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Jillian leads planning efforts to exercise tri-national response plans and protocols with cross-border partners. Partners attending this meeting included officials from the United States, Mexico and the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Alumna Honored by Alma Mater Dale Deubler (Rho-Ohio State) is a recipient of the Ohio State University Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award, presented to those whose voluntary personal involvement has enhanced the quality of student life at the university. As a clinical instructor at Ohio State, Dale teaches pediatric physical therapy, ethics, advocacy, current aspects of health care and education policy, and the impact of legislation on physical therapists. She continues to donate her time to the Ohio State (Rho) chapter. 


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Sister’s New Venture Is Rewarded

Above: Tiffany Grizzle, Rebecca Branstetter and Shauna Messina pose on the steps of the Delta Gamma chapter house.

Alumnae Get Published Rebecca Bell Branstetter, Tiffany Rosenquist Grizzle and Shawna Messina (all Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado) were published in a book for educators titled The Teachable Moment: Seizing the Instants When Children Learn (Kaplan Publishing, 2010. ISBN 1427799679). Rebecca edited the book, and contributors Tiffany and Shawna wrote pieces for the anthology. The book is written by educators, for educators about how to teach difficult-to-reach children.

Alumna Recognized by University Kate Donelan (Theta IotaJames Madison) was awarded the 2010 Nutrition Entrepreneurs Professional Development Dietetic Student Award. Nutrition Entrepreneurs is a division of the American Dietetic Association. The award recognizes emerging leaders and encourages entrepreneurial endeavors by those in dietetic education programs. Kate’s expenses were paid to attend the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in November in Boston. Kate is a full-time master’s student at New York University and has a consulting practice advising nutrition and health professionals in marketing, promotion, branding and social networking.

Sister Wins Sports Emmy Deanna Forgione (Epsilon Nu-Delaware) was awarded a Sports Emmy for her work on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Deanna was formerly the on-location production manager in the field operations department of NFL Films and is now a manager of events at the NFL League office in New York.

Sheree Clark (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) won the grand prize and the Peoples’ Choice award in the 2010 Hot Raw Chef competition sponsored by Living Light Culinary Institute. She was spotlighted along with other celebrity chefs in the Living Light Chef Showcase in August and won a spot in a food styling photography class. Sheree is a holistic health and nutrition counselor. She offers lectures, classes, hands-on workshops, coaching and consultations in Iowa and nationwide. She is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Institute and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her company, Fork in the Road (, helps empower individuals, families and corporate groups to get the most out of life by improving their health. An author, presenter, teacher, motivator and raw vegan chef, Sheree has written and presented on topics ranging from raw food 101 to overcoming career burnout.

Alumna Joins National Marketing Council Amy Gerhart Favreau (Alpha-Syracuse), past president of the Richmond, Va., chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA), was recently appointed to the AMA’s national Professional Chapters Council (PCC). In the position, she serves as mentor for 19 professional chapters across the United States, coordinates the AMA’s national volunteer database and participates in other council initiatives and special projects. Amy is a marketing specialist for Elevation, a full-service marketing, advertising and branding firm. For more than 10 years, she has owned and operated her own freelance writing and marketing consultation business.

Sister Heads Non-profit Paula Shapiro (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University) chairs the board of directors of Holla Back D.C.!, a non-profit organization working to build a community free of public sexual harassment and assault in Washington, D.C. The organization provides online and offline activism, including a blog ( to raise awareness and share expertise, workshops, policy and advocacy, and community outreach.

Alumna Publishes Two Teacher Texts

Alumna Honored by Alma Mater Dr. Elizabeth Foley Zorn (Psi-South Dakota) was recognized by the University of South Dakota with an Alumni Achievement Award that honors her professional accomplishments. Elizabeth recently became the first woman to be elected medical staff president at Phoenix (Ariz.) Children’s Hospital in the institution’s 27-year history. Earlier in her medical career, she earned distinction as Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year and chief resident at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. Later, she took the position of medical director of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the largest of its kind in the Southwest and one of the largest in the country.

University Names Award after Alumna The University of Central Florida has named the New Advisor Award in honor of Dr. Judith Pounds Sindlinger (Delta Mu-Purdue). She recently retired from the university after many years as executive director of undergraduate student services in the College of Health and Public Affairs. Judith served the university as the first chair of its Academic Advising Council and began a history of support for the professional development for academic advisors. Judith was awarded the 2006 Academic Advising Administrator award from the National Academic Advising Association. She is a charter member of the Purdue (Delta Mu) chapter and an Ursa Major award winner.

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Above: Shannon Devine with her husband, Jason, and their two-year-old daughter, Halle-Grace.

Sister Crowned Mrs. International Shannon Cornwell Devine (Theta Nu-Appalachian State) is Mrs. International 2010. She won over 50 other contestants who competed in three categories: interview, fitness-wear and evening gown. Devine also won the Most Photogenic award. During her year as Mrs. International, Shannon supports the National Council for Adoption. Her only child was adopted from Vietnam in 2008. Shannon works as a sales manager for Genzyme Biosurgery, a world leader in biotechnology. She also volunteers for many local organizations, including LifeShare of the Carolinas and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information about the pageant and Shannon, visit and

Nurse Speaks at White House Jillian Ramos Roth (Eta Lambda-George Mason and Epsilon Eta-Old Dominion) was one of five nurses from across the U.S. invited by the American Nurses Association to speak at the White House along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. They discussed health care law. As part of the event, Jillian also was the only nurse speaking on a conference call that was attended by approximately 1,000 nurses and students nationwide.

Dr. Ethna Robinson Reid (Beta Sigma-Utah) released two new teacher texts in 2010: Teaching Vocabulary (Eight Methods of Instruction) and Teaching Letter Names and Sounds and Teaching Comprehension (Literal, Interpretative, Critical, and Creative), both published by Cove Publishers. Ethna is founder and director of the Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been an elementary and secondary teacher, a principal and a supervisor in public schools and owner and director of a private school ( She has taught graduate courses at the University of Utah and the University of California. She has authored and co-authored more than 10 teacher texts. Ethna has been on the board of directors of the International Reading Association (IRA) and is former president and state chairperson for the Utah Council of IRA.

Thank you...

National Volunteer Week April 10-16, 2011 Thank you to our volunteers and all you do for Alpha Phi!


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Why Sarah Katherine needed a pacemaker: leads Average Heart Rate: 60-100 beats per minute Sarah Katherine’s Average Heart Rate: 45 beats per minute

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Pacemaker Collegian with Heart Condition Urges Sisters to Care for their Hearts


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We all know heart disease is a very serious issue and the No. 1 killer of women. Yet we go undiagnosed every year. We put off going to the doctor. We ignore symptoms. We say we’ll do something ‘next time.’ Collegian Sarah Katherine Johnson (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City), who was diagnosed with a congenital cardiac disorder five years ago, urges all women to go to the doctor and know their numbers. It could be a matter of life and death. When Sarah Katherine was 15, she went to the doctor because of a runny nose and dizzy spells. But once the nurse checked her pulse, she was immediately hooked up to an electrocardiogram machine. Sarah Katherine learned she had complete atrioventricular (AV) heart block. In other words, the electrical impulses that naturally pump the heart were not passing from the heart’s upper chambers (atria) to its lower chambers (ventricles). The ventricles were contracting and pumping blood, but at a much slower rate than necessary to maintain full functioning of the heart muscles. On average, her heart rate was 45 beats per minute during the day (a normal heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute) and 20 beats per minute at night, even dropping to 12 beats per minute. This defect can cause weakness, dizziness, fainting, low blood pressure and can lead to cardiac arrest and death. In her case, Sarah Katherine says, “The doctors were shocked I was still alive.” One week after the initial doctor’s visit, she received a pacemaker to remedy the disorder. Today, she is a typical 20-year-old, living an active lifestyle, attending college as a junior at Oklahoma City University and belonging to the Delta Delta collegiate chapter. She says Alpha Phi’s philanthropy was definitely a part of her decision to join. “I love that we support heart health and help women beat heart disease.” Signs and symptoms

Sarah Katherine says, looking back, she had symptoms that, at 15, she didn’t realize were not normal: “I would get dizzy when I exercised, but I would also feel like I was Right: Sarah Katherine Johnson, who received a pacemaker at 15, lives the typical life of a collegian today.

“I feel very blessed to be here today. When you have that kind of news delivered to you, you realize how precious and short life really is.” about to pass out just from walking up stairs or to class. I was very tired all the time, and my heart rate was very slow.” Doctors say her condition is not hereditary. Neither Sarah Katherine’s parents nor her brother, who is 14, has heart problems. They believe hers to be a congenital condition. Living with a pacemaker

Sarah Katherine had always been active before she received the pacemaker, running track, playing basketball and softball, and dancing. Since receiving the pacemaker, she has been able to maintain an active

What is a Pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small battery-powered device that sends electrical impulses to the heart muscle to restore a normal heartbeat rate. Some pacemakers are placed outside the skin and are temporary. In Sarah Katherine’s case, it was surgically implanted in the soft tissue beneath the collarbone and connected to the heart by leads, or wires. She will need a pacemaker for the rest of her life. The battery life of a pacemaker averages five to 10 years. When the battery runs down, surgery is necessary to replace it. Most household and electric appliances, including microwaves, and most office equipment will not affect a pacemaker. For cell phone use, a person needs to hold the phone on the opposite side of the pacemaker and keep it at least six inches away from the pacemaker at all times. According to the American Heart Association, three million people have a permanent pacemaker device.


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Living with a Pacemaker lifestyle. She has no restrictions regarding what she can eat and drink and the only limits to physical activity are no contact sports. She has to take precautions and tell doctors before visits because some medical equipment affects pacemakers. Since dental work on the gums can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which could cause an infection around the pacemaker, she takes antibiotics before going to a dentist to help avoid this. She also has to tell security personnel at airports, not because equipment could affect the pacemaker, but because the pacemaker could set off security alarms. “The airport is the worst thing about having a pacemaker,” Sarah Katherine says. “I have to have a complete body pat down. I can ask for a private screening, but it takes forever. When I was 15, it really was embarrassing, but now it just makes me laugh. But, I’d rather be alive and having a pat down at the airport than not be here at all.” Sarah Katherine says the most challenging aspect about having a pacemaker was adjusting to it when it was first implanted. “It felt very strange, and for the first few months, I wasn’t able to move my left arm,” she says. “Now, it is just a part of me.” “Many children with a complete heart block [that is undiagnosed] die suddenly without warning. I feel very blessed to be here today,” says Sarah Katherine. “When you have that kind of news delivered to you, you realize how precious and short life really is.” She continues, “Every person should be checked for heart disease. Before that visit, I had no idea I had heart problems.”

“Every person should be checked for heart disease. Before that visit, I had no idea I had heart problems.”

Care For Your Heart: Know Your Numbers Your cholesterol, blood pressure, hemoglobin, weight and body mass index numbers should be monitored on an annual basis. Be vigilant about recognizing changes in your body and bring them to your doctor’s attention. If you just don’t feel right, don’t write it off. Tell your doctor about all symptoms, even if they seem strange or embarrassing. If you share your concerns and your doctor does not take them seriously, get a second opinion. For a detailed listing of what to discuss with your doctor, download our Heart Health: What to Ask Your Doctor form at viewrecentissues.

Resources American Heart Association:

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:

For more information about living a hearthealthy lifestyle, visit one of our online resources or read the past two Winter Quarterlies that discuss reducing stress for a healthy heart and how to prevent heart disease, both available at Above right: Sarah Katherine attends a high school dance in January 2006, a few weeks after her surgery. The only sign of the surgery is a bandage slightly visible under her hair. She wasn’t able to dance because she couldn’t move her left arm and had to take precautions. Right: Sarah Katherine and Allison Gappa (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) support heart health during Delta Delta chapter’s philanthropy night.


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Reunions Congratulations to the following collegiate chapters that celebrate milestone anniversaries in 2011! 130 Years

40 Years

Northwestern (Beta)

West Chester (Epsilon Kappa)

115 Years Wisconsin (Iota)

110 Years UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

105 Years Nebraska (Nu) Toronto (Xi)

100 Years North Dakota (Pi)

95 Years Washburn (Upsilon)

85 Years Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

55 Years CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)

50 Years

35 Years Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha) Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta) Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma)

25 Years New Hampshire (Eta Alpha) CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta) Akron (Eta Gamma)

Zeta Delta Sisters Reunite Six Iowa State (Zeta Delta) alumnae reunite for an afternoon of fun and reminiscing and a visit to Bob McCollough’s Irish Pub in Schaumburg, Ill. Judy McCullough Leonardis (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) and her husband, Bob, own the pub and hosted the gathering.

20 Years Western Ontario (Theta Eta) St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta) James Madison (Theta Iota) Rochester (Theta Kappa) Central Missouri (Theta Lambda) Hofstra (Theta Mu) Appalachian State (Theta Nu)

15 Years

SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi) Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) Barry (Theta Omega) Iowa (Delta Epsilon) Pepperdine (Iota Alpha) Maryland (Delta Zeta) Adrian (Delta Eta)

Beta Betas Celebrate 45 Years Michigan State (Beta Beta) alumnae gather at Torch Lake (Mich.) for a reunion weekend to celebrate 45 years of sisterhood. The weekend was organized by Sue Linsday Reck (Beta BetaMichigan State).

Gamma Alphas Enjoy Annual Gathering San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) sisters from the new member classes of 1973-77 attend the university’s Homecoming football game. Lisa Boesel Patch (Gamma Alpha-San Diego State) has organized the annual reunion for 16 years.

Regional Conferences 2010-11 Regional Conferences develop leadership skills and enhance relationships with area Alpha Phis. Held each year, collegiate chapter officers and their advisors attend these grassroots meetings to network, share and learn from one another, regional team members, International Executive Board and Foundation representatives and staff. Regional Conferences are held in your area every winter to train new collegiate officers and chapter advisors. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Details about the conference in your area are listed here.

Want to Volunteer? Need More Information? Interested in volunteering to help develop Regional Conference programming? Want additional information on 2010-11 Regional Conferences? Contact Denise Jung Reens (Epsilon Delta-Northern Illinois) at 847.316.8921 or

Pacific Northwest Feb. 25-27, 2011 Doubletree Hotel San Jose San Jose, Calif.

Upper Midwest Feb. 4-6, 2011 Park Inn Toledo Toledo, Ohio

The Northeast Region hosted their Regional Conference Nov. 12-14, 2010. Look for a report about this and all Regional Conferences in the Spring 2011 Quarterly.

Mid-Atlantic Feb. 25-27, 2011 Renaissance Philadelphia Hotel Airport Philadelphia, Pa.

Southeast Feb. 18-20, 2011 Renaissance Charlotte South Park Hotel Charlotte, N.C.

Southwest Feb. 18-20, 2011 Radisson at LAX Los Angeles, Calif. South Central Jan. 21-23, 2011 Westin Park Central Hotel Dallas, Texas

North Central Midwest Feb. 18-20, 2011 Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center Chesterfield, Mo.


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Alumnae Pride CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia Alumnae attended a wonderful Founders’ Day ceremony hosted with British Columbia (Beta Theta) collegians at a local restaurant. The chocolate fondue fountain was a huge hit, and they enjoyed meeting the new member class and catching up with recent graduates and alumnae. Contact: Nav Sidhu (Beta Theta-British Columbia),

ONTARIO Toronto Alumnae attended Toronto (Xi) fall recruitment activities, enjoyed a Founders’ Day luncheon at Oliver & Bonacini and attended Xi chapter’s first Red Dress Gala. They also enjoyed the Santa Claus Parade. Contact: Alexandra Makos (Xi-Toronto),

QUEBEC Quebec The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day with a lunch at Gillian Kumka’s (Beta Eta-Manitoba) home. They enjoyed a holiday lunch and shopping in November. They look forward to a museum visit and supper on Feb. 26. More information is on Facebook. Contact: Cindy Auger (Eta Chi-Bishop’s), Facebook: Alpha Phi Quebec Alumnae Chapter

ARKANSAS Arkansas Leslie Fay Vaeth (Iota Iota-George Washington) hosted dinner and a Founders’ Day celebration. The chapter scheduled monthly events throughout the state, including

ROCKFORD, ILL. Janet Dean Mace (Beta Nu-Duke), Joan Coyle Clodius (Sigma-Washington) and Judy Morrow Diehl (Psi-South Dakota) receive 50-year pins. Alpha Phi Quarterly

Contact: Becky Othold Del Rio (Delta Tau-Louisiana State),

CALIFORNIA San Diego The chapter hosted its annual spring tea, as well as a family day at Petco ballpark. Alumnae continue to meet monthly for happy hour. Fall events included a Founders’ Day luncheon, beach clean-up and Red Dress Gala. Contact: Lisa Drury Hoeck (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis), Facebook: San Diego Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

COLORADO Denver Sisters held a salads and desserts potluck in September. A Founders’ Day celebration at the Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) chapter house featured South Central Alumnae Membership Coordinator Laura Matyear Florence (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University) as a guest speaker. Alumnae enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant in November and the annual holiday party in December. They were invited to the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Iota Zeta chapter. They also assisted with recruitment at Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma), Colorado (Beta Gamma), Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) and Denver (Iota Xi). Contact: Nancy Scoggins Kuhn (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Denver Alumni



holiday time at Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs. Upcoming events include the annual Red Dress Gala fundraiser in February and a diamond dig in April at Murfreesboro, the only diamond mine in the U.S. All area sisters are invited to join the fun.


FLORIDA Daytona Beach Area

and February each year and attend the local Panhellenic luncheons in November and May. Those who live in the area or are visiting are invited. Luncheons are generally in Ormond Beach or at the Halifax River Yacht Club. Contact: Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota),

Jacksonville First Coast Members attended Convention in July. Robyn West Comeau (Delta Chi-William Woods) hosted a family pool party in August. Graduates of the Last Decade members gathered in September. Contact: Lucy Kazarovich (Delta UpsilonBaldwin-Wallace), Web:

ILLINOIS Chicago Western Villages The meeting year kicked off with a potluck dinner at the home of Denise Blankenship Joyce (Omicron-Missouri). During the Founders’ Day meeting, members made fall wreaths and other craft projects at the home of Melissa Ferguson Wittenborn (Omicron-Missouri). Contact: Chris Williams Barr (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), Facebook: Chicago Western Villages

DuPage Valley Members hosted a Welcome Back salad dinner. They enjoyed catching up and welcoming new members to the group. They celebrated Founders’ Day with Elmhurst (Zeta Xi) collegians and played Bunco. Other events included a Let’s Entertain gift exchange, the annual holiday potluck dinner and a guest speaker who shared his adventures of hiking the Appalachian Trail. For information about upcoming events or to join, visit the website. Contact: Elaine Diamant Sikorski (Epsilon Delta-Northern Illinois), Web: Facebook: DuPage Valley Alpha Phi

Volusia and Flagler County alumnae meet in October

SAN DIEGO, CALIF Sisters enjoy the annual spring tea.

CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES, ILL. Alumnae pose during a chapter meeting.

Lake County Alumnae met for lunch in September to exchange summer stories and plan for a fundraiser that was held in November. Contact: Juliana Furcon Furlong (Eta Mu-Marquette), Facebook: Alpha Phi Lake County Alumnae

Rockford Alumnae met in September at the home of Margaret “Peggy” McCarthy Shold (Beta Alpha-Illinois). The chapter honored three members with their 50-year pins and certificates: Judy Morrow Diehl (Psi-South Dakota), Janet Dean Mace (Beta Nu-Duke) and Joan Coyle Clodius (Sigma-Washington). Contact: Britta Severin Peterson (Gamma Omicron-Drake),

KANSAS Greater Kansas City Sisters reconnected after the summer break with a Phi Flashback event, sharing favorite memories and mementos from college. Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day and brushed up on their holiday entertaining skills with a cooking class. The newly formed hospitality committee provides meals, words of encouragement and a helping hand to sisters who have experienced a joyful or sorrowful event in their lives. Contact: Kelli Wilson Daly (Nu-Nebraska), Web: Facebook: Greater Kansas City Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Wichita Alumnae enjoyed many successful events and spent time supporting the Wichita State (Gamma Xi) collegiate chapter’s formal recruitment. They attended an ice cream social sponsored by the Parents’ Club to meet new members and congratulate the chapter. Michael Farmer Helander (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) made a special

trip from Sweden to welcome her niece, Jordan Reece (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), into Alpha Phi. Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), Facebook: Alpha Phi - Wichita KS Twitter: WichitaAPhiAlum

MASSACHUSSETTS MetroWest MA Sisters enjoyed celebrating Founders’ Day with an annual visit to a local tea shoppe. Other events included a potluck dinner at a sister’s home and a Yankee Swap holiday dinner at a local restaurant. Contact: Deborah Travers Abbott (Theta Beta-Bryant),


WICHITA, KAN. Members attend an ice cream social hosted by Gamma Xi collegians.

Omaha The chapter began the fall calendar of events with the annual kick-off event at the 94/95 Grille hosted by Jenn Fleming Dannehl (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney). Alumnae sold Pastry Puffins as a new fundraiser and enjoyed a Founders’ Day event. Contact: Jenn Fleming Dannehl (Delta Xi-Nebraska/ Kearney), Facebook: Omaha Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEVADA Las Vegas Sin City Phis enjoyed the annual Pampered Phi-T pedicure day, a family potluck at the Spring Mountain Ranch Theater Under the Stars and a Mom and Tots event with a special guest, Barbie. They started the new calendar year with an ’80s movie night. Members joined the Salt Lake, Utah, alumnae chapter to host a Founders’ Day tea with the Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) collegiate chapter. Contact: Audra Hernandez Geving (Delta DeltaOklahoma City), Web:

DUPAGE VALLEY, ILL. The chapter celebrates the start of a new year with a Welcome Back salad dinner.

Low Res. ARKANSAS Alumnae visit Hot Springs Village.

LAS VEGAS, NEV. Sisters and their children participate in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure.

GREATER KANSAS CITY, KAN. Alumnae enjoy the chapter’s Red Dress Gala.

NORTHERN NEVADA Alumnae and families gather for frozen yogurt.


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Alumnae enjoyed a busy summer with activities that included a Panhellenic wine event, a Foundation fundraiser and a frozen yogurt party.

UNC/Asheville), Web: Facebook: Cape Fear Alpha Phi Alumnae Twitter: CapeFearAPhi

Mary McKenzie Alley (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green Sate), followed by a Founders’ Day ceremony.

Contact: Lydia LaPham (Beta Upsilon-Oregon State),


Cleveland West

Northern Nevada

Grand Forks

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Featured Phi honors in the chapter’s fall newsletter went to Frances Nichols Henslee (Omega-Texas). Frances, a long-time member of the alumnae chapter, has served in many capacities, including multi-terms as president. She was chairman of the 1980 International Convention in Albuquerque and has received two International awards: the Ursa Major and Michaelanean. Contact: Barbara Poore Throckmorton (Beta KappaDenison),

NEW YORK NYC Metro Sisters helped with an AIDS walk by cheering, directing flow and protecting participants at intersections. Alumnae enjoyed a wine and cheese event and a Founders’ Day brunch. Sisters continued reading great books during book club. Contact: Jennifer Broadbent (Eta Iota-Pennyslvania), Web: Facebook: NYC Metro Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi


North Dakota (Pi) chapter has new pipes, counter tops, sinks, vanities and lighting in the bathrooms on the second and third floor. Contributions of time, talent and finances are needed to benefit the chapter and its 27 new members. Contact Kathy Lynch Ashe (Pi-North Dakota). Contact: Kathy Lynch Ashe,

OHIO Ashland Ann Hathaway Schar (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland) hosted a Pamper Phi meeting at which members were treated to hand waxing, and some received back massages and foot therapy. An October event was held in honor of Ashland (Epsilon Alpha) collegiate chapter’s 30 new members. The Founders’ Day ceremony was performed by alumnae and new members. While enjoying a variety of shared desserts, Beth Skelton Peebles (Delta UpsilonBaldwin-Wallace) provided a Stampin’ Up project for members to make and take home. Alumnae attended the Epsilon Alpha Red Dress Gala in November. Contact: Ann Hathaway Schar, Facebook: Ashland Ohio Area Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiBWC

Cleveland East

Cape Fear

Contact: Michele Lefler Scercy (Theta Chi-

Alpha Phi Pheasts, a cookbook of recipes that are tried and true for chapter dinners, was published. Alumnae and families enjoyed a Lake County Captains baseball game. The annual summer luncheon was held at Gamekeepers in Chagrin Falls. A traditional fall potluck was hosted by Marilyn Gualtier Sanner (Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve). The October meeting included dinner at the home of

VIRGINIA PENINSULA, VA. Alumnae participate in a local American Heart Association Heart Walk.

METROWEST MASSACHUSSETTS Sisters enjoy a Founders’ Day Tea.

Members celebrated Founders’ Day with lunch at McAlister’s Deli in Wilmington. They were joined by several members of the UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) chapter. Alumnae chapter events are held on the 10th of each month. All area alumnae are invited to join in the fun.


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Contact: Carina Samuelson Mauck (Eta Gamma-Akron),

The newly revitalized alumnae chapter held a Meet and Greet in September at Panera Bread. In October, they joined Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon) collegians to celebrate Founders’ Day. As a community service project, they served a meal to the needy at St. Malachi’s. The holiday season was celebrated with a girls’ night out at the home of Tricia Stephan Augustine (Beta Omega-Kent State). They look forward to attending the Delta Upsilon Red Dress Gala in February. Contact: Mitzi Wilson Gitlin (Beta Omega-Kent State),

Columbus Members enjoyed a fall calendar that included a tailgate mixer, Founders’ Day celebration with Ohio State (Rho) collegians, a progressive dinner at a local restaurant, the annual cookie exchange and Pound It Out fundraiser. Sisters congratulate Dale Deubler (Rho-Ohio State) for receiving Ohio State University Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award (see People, page 8). Those interested in getting involved with the chapter should contact Christine Novak Herrmann (Rho-Ohio State). Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann, Web: www.

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City The chapter started the new year with a dinner. For Founders’ Day, they joined Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) collegians for a Sunday tea. They met at the horse races at Remington Park for an exciting evening out and enjoyed dinner and an ornament exchange during the holidays. Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma),

NYC METRO, N.Y. Sisters enjoy a wine and cheese event.

Web: Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Association

PENNSYLVANIA Greater Philadelphia The Secrets of Loon Lake, written by Jane Dalton Shaw (Beta Beta-Michigan State), was recently published. This young adult mystery revolves around old bones discovered at an isolated lake and the search to find the answers to several mysteries. Alumnae congratulate Jane on her accomplishment and look forward to more books from her. Contact: Peggy Inskeep Pastva (Beta OmicronBowling Green State),

Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection Members hosted the fourth annual open house at Triumph Brewery to bring together current and prospective members before the fall social calendar officially began. Other events included a Founders’ Day celebration, an American Heart Association Heart Walk and happy hours the third Thursday of each month. See the chapter’s website for the most updated information. Contact: Valene Chance (Theta Theta-St. Joseph’s), Web: Facebook: Greater Philadelphia Ivy Connection

Lehigh Valley The chapter participated in various activities throughout the year, including attending an Iron Pigs baseball game. They look forward to more sisterhood and family-based outings. Contact: Natasha Jack Moore (Theta Xi-Shippensburg), Facebook: Lehigh Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Group

SOUTH CAROLINA Upstate South Carolina Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day with happy hour at Stellar’s Wine Bar in Greenville. Take a break from the busy

GREATER PHILADELPHIA IVY CONNECTION, PA. Members attend the fourth annual open house.

work week and join sisters at monthly happy hours as they revitalize the chapter. Contact: Carol Butler Freeman (Zeta Mu-Colorado State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Upstate SC Alumnae

TEXAS Dallas and Suburban Sheila George Bright (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) received her 50-year pin at a Founders’ Day luncheon. She has been involved in the group since she graduated and moved to the Dallas area. The Silver Award was given to Lynn Clements Soutter (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian) for her lifetime service to the chapter, and the Bordeaux Award was given to Melinda Maalouf Wedding (Gamma IotaTexas Tech) for her recent service to the group in the last several years. Contact: Leigh Ann Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas), Web: Facebook: Dallas & Suburban Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

CLEVELAND EAST, OHIO Alumnae enjoy a Founders’ Day ceremony.

Far North Dallas and Surrounding Counties Sisters celebrated receiving the Outstanding Large Alumnae Chapter award during Convention for a second biennium. They also received Excellence in Membership in a Large Alumnae Chapter and Excellence in Internal Operations in a Large Alumnae Chapter. Contact: Ilana Rossel Steele (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/ Commerce), Web: Facebook: North Dallas & Surrounding Counties Alpha Phi Alumnae Group

OMAHA, NEB. Alumnae attend a fall kick-off gathering.

San Antonio Barbara Derrick Brinkmann (Gamma Pi-Arizona State) hosted a Phi’esta-themed open house. Kathleen Mueller Van Winkle-Platzer (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) organized the Founders’ Day celebration at the Spaghetti Warehouse. It was the first year alumnae celebrated with St. Mary’s

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. Natasha Jack Moore (Theta XiShippensburg) enoys a chapter outing to a baseball game with her daughter, Teagan.

RICHMOND / CENTRAL VIRGINIA Alumnae attend a Founders’ Day tea at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Sisters host an open house.


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Alumnae Pride (Iota-Beta) collegians. The chapter thanks the Alpha Phi Foundation for the gift donated to mark this wonderful collaboration. Contact: Heather Canales DeCamp (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi San Antonio Alum

Southwest Dallas Alumnae kicked off the year with a meet and greet at The Oasis in Grand Prairie. The first official event was CelebraPhi at Betty Jo Ferraro Fuller’s (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) home. The Founders’ Day celebration was held at Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie. Contact: Angela Farley (Delta Eta-Adrian), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Fraternity Southwest Dallas Area Alumnae

Wichita Falls Alumnae gathered for an evening of dinner and games. Sisters participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. They joined Midwestern State (Gamma Omega) collegians to celebrate Founders’ Day and Homecoming. Sisters enjoyed a potluck, a lesson in scarf making, the annual Red Dress Gala and ended the year with a holiday party hosted by Kathye Hicks O’Connor (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State). They also collected teddy bears, canned food and hygienic items for donation to local charities. Contact: Shirley Johnston (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae - Gamma Omega Chapter

Contact: Natalie Challier (Gamma Zeta-Puget Sound), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter

VIRGINIA Virginia Peninsula Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day by sponsoring an annual reception for local alumnae and the Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) collegiate chapter. Thanks to Joyce Phillips Rayfield (Chi-Montana) for making this event possible. Stephanie Spalding Cook (Beta Nu-Duke) organized the annual Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. Members walked and raised money for the event. Thanks to Lisa Gomez Eblen (Gamma OmegaMidwestern State and Gamma Eta-Northern Texas) for setting up the chapter’s Facebook page. Contact: Debby Parock Clotfelter (Chi-Montana), Facebook: Virginia Peninsula Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

WISCONSIN Milwaukee Members helped Marquette (Eta Mu) collegians with their Phiesta philanthropy event. In March, alumnae will share in Initiation where the robes made by several alumnae are worn with pride. Following the ceremony will be a Red Dress luncheon and tribute to the Founders. All Alpha Phis are invited. Please RSVP to Linda Robnett Short (Delta Psi-Wisconsin/Oshkosh).

To locate an alumnae chapter in your area, visit

Salt Lake Alumnae participated in an American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk and the first alumnae sisterhood retreat. They celebrated Founders’ Day with the Las Vegas, Nev., alumnae chapter and Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) collegians.


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

ɶɶ Canada: Ottawa-Gatineau ɶɶ Florida: Miami ɶɶ Illinois: Southern Chicago Suburbs ɶɶ Iowa: Cedar Rapids/Iowa City ɶɶ Michigan: Detroit Ivy Connection ɶɶ North Carolina: Asheville, Fayetteville ɶɶ Oklahoma: Edmond ɶɶ Texas: League City/Bay Area Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters are revitalizing in the following areas:

ɶɶ Florida: Naples ɶɶ Indiana: Indianapolis ɶɶ New Jersey: Central New Jersey ɶɶ Tennessee: Nashville 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.

Contact: Linda Robnett Short,


SOUTHWEST DALLAS, TEXAS Alumnae and legacies enjoy the Founders’ Day luncheon.

New Alumnae Chapters

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS Sisters, family and friends participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Missing alumnae

Do you have information about a missing alumna? Visit missingmembers to help us locate “lost” alumnae.

DALLAS AND SUBURBAN, TEXAS Lynn Clements Soutter (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian), Sheila George Bright (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) and Melinda Maalouf Wedding (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) are honored during a Founders’ Day luncheon.


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British Columbia (Beta Theta)

Alabama (Beta Mu)

Following a successful formal recruitment, the chapter made quota and welcomed 29 new members. Sisterhood events included a themed food event on Bid Day, a workshop about how to study effectively, participation in the university’s Day of the Longboat rowing competition and a Founders’ Day tea. Members hosted the second annual AlphaTraz event. They participated in Gamma Phi Beta’s short film competition, the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat canned food drive and the Lace Up For Kids ice-skating fundraiser for children with rare diseases.

The chapter welcomed more than 100 new members on Bid Day. The new sisters enjoyed a retreat in Atlanta to attend a baseball game, Big Sis/Little Sis Week and Initiation. Thanks to all sororities that donated to the chapter’s Phi Bear Drive, more than 300 teddy bears were donated to cardiac care units of local hospitals. Sisters enjoyed Homecoming festivities and celebrated Founders’ Day with alumnae. The chapter’s first Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event was held in November. Web:




Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

Manitoba (Beta Eta) Members hosted an outstanding fashioned-themed fall formal recruitment and welcomed 10 new members. They began a new tutoring campaign to help middle and high school students achieve academic excellence. Sisters look forward to their Red Dress Gala in February. Facebook: Alpha Phi - Beta Eta

Out of 12 sororities on campus, the chapter took first place in Pi Kappa Phi’s annual War of Roses philanthropy event. Through participation in Greek Olympics events such as tug-of-war, obstacle courses, skits, dance competitions and flag football, they helped the fraternity raise nearly $23,000 for Push America.

Arizona State (Gamma Pi)

ONTARIO Toronto (Xi) Sisters were excited to welcome eight new members during fall formal recruitment. Members teamed with the gentlemen of Lambda Chi Alpha to raise money for heart health with a joint Jump-athon philanthropy event. They joined the women of Delta Delta Delta to host a trick-ortreat canned food drive during Halloween. The chapter’s first Red Dress Gala was held in November.

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Iota Thetas welcomed 24 new members during fall recruitment. The chapter’s first Move Your Phi’t 5K Walk-athon was a huge success. Other highlights included a fall sisterhood retreat and the second annual Red Dress Gala.

Led by new Marketing Advisor Sara Mayer (Delta ChiWilliam Woods) and Director of Philanthropy Shelby Alsup, sisters hosted a memorable Red Dress Gala in September. New this year was a Celebri-Phis dance competition, in which chapter members paired with family members to raise money via votes. With an attendance of more than 400, the chapter raised an astonishing amount for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: ASU Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiGammaPi

CALIFORNIA CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta)


Sisters joined alumnae for an annual softball game. Collegians’ hard work during formal recruitment paid off with a new member class of 23.

IDAHO (BETA ZETA) Members enjoy a sisterhood event at a bowling alley.

ARIZONA (BETA EPSILON) Sisters participate in Pi Kappa Phi’s War of Roses.


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CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) The chapter welcomed 34 new members on Bid Day and participated in Panhellenic Presents. Members enjoyed a sisterhood bowling event, a trip to Glen Ivy Day Spa and a retreat in San Diego. Other highlights included the chapter’s Red Dress Ball and annual Phi Ball kickball tournament. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi CSULB Twitter: AlphaPhiCSULB

Pepperdine (Iota Alpha) The chapter enjoyed an ice cream social sisterhood event. They met quota and welcomed 20 new members during fall recruitment. The annual food fight mixer with Sigma Phi Epsilon was a blast. Members have enjoyed time with new members, including a Yogurtland trip and a sisterhood retreat. They enjoyed participating in Spirit Week during Homecoming.

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) Members hosted the annual Red Dress Gala at a beautiful downtown San Diego venue. They also hosted the annual Ivy Splash synchronized swim philanthropy event.

San Francisco State (Eta Theta) Sisters welcomed 49 new members during fall formal recruitment. They held Initiation in San Jose in October.

UC/Berkeley (Lambda) The chapter was honored with an award for Best New Marketing Program during the 2010 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference in Seattle, Wash. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Lambda Chapter

UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa) Eta Kappas welcomed 40 new members during the fall with sisterhood activities including a ropes course, movie night, a retreat and dinners. Sisters hosted a Founders’ Day celebration for collegians and alumnae from their region.

UC/IRVINE (ETA KAPPA) Collegians welcome new members on Bid Day.

Other highlights included the Mr. Heart Throb philanthropy event and fifth annual Red Dress Gala.

welcomed 73 new members during a successful recruitment.

Web: Facebook: UC Irvine Alpha Phi


Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)

The chapter welcomed eight new members during spring recruitment. Members of the executive board proudly accepted the Order of the Lamp award on behalf of the chapter during Convention. Sisters raised almost $12,000 for heart health during the annual Red Dress Gala.

Collegians and more than 140 alumnae celebrated the chapter’s 50th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend. They hosted a smaller version of the Red Dress Gala for sisters and their families on Friday. Saturday featured a brunch, house tours, honoring Golden Gals during the Homecoming parade and attending the football game.

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The chapter enjoyed sisterhood events during polish week. They welcomed 37 new members.

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma) Collegians hosted a tea for alumnae and showed off the chapter house’s new furniture. They enjoyed sharing special memories. Collegians were excited to welcome their new members. Web:

USC (Beta Pi) The chapter exceeded quota during a successful formal recruitment and welcomed 74 new members. Sisters were excited to win the 2010 SELF Challenge. Other highlights included the Heart of Gold philanthropy event, the launch of a new website and a Homecoming victory. Web: Facebook: USC Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiUSC

COLORADO Colorado (Beta Gamma) A terrible fire devastated the Boulder community, coming within miles of the campus. Beta Gammas worked hard to make baskets full of toiletries, cookies, dog biscuits and water for fire victims. Collegians enjoyed barbecues, softball, dance lessons and other events with fraternities. Members hosted the chapter’s first Red Dress Gala at an airplane hangar overlooking the flatirons. Sisters

UCLA (BETA DELTA) Members enjoy a sisterhood retreat at Disneyland.

Photo Courtesy Katy Mull

UCLA (Beta Delta)

Connecticut (Iota Lambda) The chapter welcomed 35 new members during recruitment and celebrated at Big Sis / Little Sis Reveal. They built a festive float and choreographed an entertaining skit and dance performance during a Peter Pan-themed Homecoming. More than 30 sisters participated in the Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Other highlights included the Phi Pheud philanthropy event, sisterhood events and socials.

ARIZONA STATE (GAMMA PI) Seniors celebrate during the chapter’s Red Dress Gala.

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi UConn Twitter: AlphaPhiUConn

GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) The chapter hosted its second annual Red Dress Gala in November, raising money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Members displayed their Alpha Phi spirit during Homecoming, enjoyed a sisterhood retreat at Callaway Gardens and had a fabulous semiformal. Members look forward to another successful Cardiac Care Week during the spring.

DEPAUL (IOTA ETA) New members are welcomed on Bid Day.

Web: Facebook: Georgia Tech Alpha Phi Twitter: GTAlphaPhi

IDAHO Idaho (Beta Zeta) Members hosted the second APhi-dom to Vote event at the chapter house prior to elections. Representatives from

WILFRID LAURIER (IOTA THETA) The chapter welcomes new members on Bid Day.

CSU/EAST BAY (ETA DELTA) Collegians enjoy friendly competition during a softball game against alumnae.

INDIANA U. SOUTHEAST (ZETA EPSILON) Sisters celebrate their new members on Bid Day.


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On Campus each of the political parties set up booths, and the college community and local residents learned about candidates and registered to vote. Members were excited to make positive changes to the third annual Red Dress Poker Tournament to help the philanthropy raise more money and awareness about heart health and the Alpha Phi Foundation. Dad’s Weekend included a barbecue, silent auction and football game.

ILLINOIS DePaul (Iota Eta) The chapter welcomed 40 new members during recruitment and celebrated with a Hawaiian-themed Bid Day that included a visit to Navy Pier and tour of downtown Chicago on an oversized speedboat. Members also enjoyed a speed dating event.

Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Sisters welcomed seven new members during COB fall recruitment. They hosted the third annual Mud Olympics philanthropy event. The chapter holds the highest GPA of all Greek organizations. Homecoming was organized and run by Homecoming Chair Riley Hutchinson. The court included Kristen Braun, princess, and two sisters who tied for queen: Kathryn Appelhans and Whitney Hales.

Web: Twitter: APhi_IndianaU

Indiana U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon) The chapter welcomed 10 new members on Bid Day. Members enjoyed several sisterhood events and hosted the Move Your Phi’t Heart Walk. Web:

Web: Facebook: University of Kentucky Alpha Phi



Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

The chapter recruited 34 new members during fall formal recruitment. They enjoyed the fifth annual Pancake Breakfast philanthropy event at the chapter house. Hundreds of guests attended, entering raffles and enjoying pancakes made by the collegians themselves.

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at JHU

Maryland (Delta Zeta) Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta) The chapter unanimously voted to take all funds set aside for social events and donate them to the parents of a local boy who has a brain tumor to help with unexpected expenses. Members also volunteered at Ollie’s Bash, a fundraising event for the boy and his family.

The chapter was recognized during the university’s Order of Omega Greek Awards for Highest GPA for the past three quarters, Outstanding Public Relations and Outstanding Chapter Relations. The greatest honor, however, was being named Chapter of the Year. Members teamed with Sigma Alpha Epsilon to host a haunted house during Halloween weekend. The King of Hearts philanthropy event benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation.


Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi @ Northwestern University Twitter: AlphaPhiNU

Web: Facebook: Wichita State Alpha Phi Twitter: WSUAlphaPhi



Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Gamma Xis welcomed 40 new members during fall formal recruitment – quota plus nine. The chapter was recognized by the university in May for their high member retention rate, and collegians are striving for the same results this year.

Kentucky (Iota Nu)

Indiana (Beta Tau) The third annual Alpha Phiesta featured a Mexican food buffet and entertainment. Thanks to everyone’s support, members were excited to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation.

Founding members participated in their first formal recruitment and welcomed 66 new members – quota plus three. Members celebrated Big/Little Week and Initiation.

JOHNS HOPKINS (ZETA OMICRON) Sisters honor those who died and lost loved ones on Sept. 11.

WICHITA STATE (GAMMA XI) Gamma Xis welcome the fall new member class.


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Sisters honored those who died and lost loved ones on Sept. 11 by paying their respects on Remembrance Day. They also wrote cards to soldiers fighting in Iraq.



Northwestern (Beta)

The chapter won a sorority competition for helping promote a new fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, on campus. In return, Beta donated $100 to the Alpha Phi Foundation. Iota Nu also hosted a Casino Night with Kappa Sigma. The chapter is excited about their first Red Dress Gala in March.

The chapter’s sixth annual Red Dress Gala was a huge success filled with entertainment. They look forward to the 50th anniversary of the chapter in the spring and hope for a great alumnae turnout. Web:

MICHIGAN Kettering (Iota Epsilon) The first Red Dress Gala also celebrated the chapter’s 10th anniversary. Founding members and more than 40 alumnae joined the festivities. The event featured dinner, music and a silent auction that benefited the Alpha Phi Foundation. Web:

MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda) A successful Alphatraz event raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. An alumnae tailgate was held before the Homecoming football game. Members were excited to welcome 18 new members who were initiated in October. They look forward to the third annual Red Dress Gala in February; the goal is to double the funds raised last year. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at UCM

MISSOURI (OMICRON) Pi Chi Brittany Pohrer poses with new members on Bid Day.

Missouri (Omicron) Sisters welcomed 82 new members during formal recruitment. They celebrated Omicron’s 100th anniversary in October by welcoming almost 400 alumnae and hosting a large celebration on campus. They enjoyed Homecoming with the men of Pi Kappa Alpha. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi @ Mizzou Twitter: MizzouAlphaPhi

Washington University (Zeta Upsilon) The chapter’s third annual Red Dress Gala had the highest attendance yet. The event followed the Phi Ball kickball tournament. The suite remodel is complete, including new furniture. Members were excited about elections in November. The chapter’s marketing department released a new line of clothing and designed outfits for January recruitment. Web:

MONTANA Montana (Chi) Sisters welcomed more than 30 new members following fall recruitment. The chapter hosted its first Red Dress Gala in October to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: Chi Chapter Alpha Phi

NEBRASKA Nebraska (Nu) After a successful formal recruitment, sisters welcomed 38 new members. International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) spoke during the Initiation brunch. Sisters participated in all Homecoming Week activities and proudly took second place. The chapter raised money for the Alpha Phi Foundation by hosting the Alpha Phi Open golf tournament. Members hosted a Founders’ Day event at the chapter house.

NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire (Eta Alpha) The chapter welcomed 33 new members. Kristin Morgovnik, Rachel Cail and Kaitlyn Nagle worked on the Panhellenic Council to make the university’s recruitment

MICHIGAN STATE (BETA BETA) Sisters wait at the rock for new members to open their bid cards. The chapter welcomed 30 new members during recruitment.

a success. In October, collegians hosted a celebration for alumnae in honor of the chapter’s 25th anniversary. Other highlights included the holiday party and Toys for Tots drive.

NEW JERSEY Seton Hall (Eta Eta) Sisters welcomed 13 new members and continued to be the largest sorority on campus. They volunteered at animal shelters and participated in a walk to benefit breast cancer research and an American Red Cross blood drive. Members were excited to host their fourth annual Red Dress Gala and held fundraisers at local restaurants and sports venues in support of heart health. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Fraternity, Eta Eta Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiSHU

KENTUCKY (IOTA NU) New members show their love for the ivy during a retreat at the Life Adventure Center.

NEW YORK Cornell (Delta) The chapter welcomed back alumnae on Homecoming Weekend with a dessert reception, brunch and cheering on the Big Red football team. Collegians hosted the fifth annual Ivy Man competition that raised more than $2,500 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters were busy preparing for January formal recruitment. Facebook: Alpha Phi - Delta Chapter: Cornell University Twitter: APhiDelta

CENTRAL MISSOURI (THETA LAMBDA) Members host the Alphatraz philanthropy event.

Rensselaer (Theta Tau) The chapter is proud and excited to welcome 21 new members. Awards for Chapter of the Year and Excellence in Scholarship were presented by the university, and Excellence in Philanthropy was awarded by Alpha Phi International. Theta Taus have great plans for the spring Alumnae Weekend and the third annual Red Dress Gala, scheduled for April 8-10. Web: Twitter: APhiThetaTau

Rochester (Theta Kappa) Members enjoyed a barbecue outing to Charlotte Beach. They hosted a Red Dress brunch during Meliora Weekend,

APPALACHIAN STATE (THETA NU) The chapter welcomes new members.

IOWA (DELTA EPSILON) Collegians welcome new members on Bid Day.

DUKE (BETA NU) Collegians reunite during their semester abroad.


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On Campus the school’s combined parents and alumni weekend. Sisters volunteered at a Halloween party at the Center for Disability Rights. Other highlights include the Alpha Traz philanthropy event, semi-formal and January formal recruitment. Web: Facebook: Rochester Alpha Phi

the annual Homecoming brunch. They enjoyed building sisterhood during an all-day retreat. Facebook: KSU Alpha Phi

Ohio State (Rho) The chapter welcomed 11 new members through informal recruiting events, including barbecues and open houses.



Appalachian State (Theta Nu)

Cameron (Theta Rho)

Sisters welcomed 36 new members on Bid Day. The chapter hosted its annual Best Seat in the House philanthropy event in October.

Theta Rho had a successful formal recruitment and welcomed 15 new members. Members picked up trash around the community during Greekapalooza to benefit the United Way. They celebrated Founders’ Day with a luncheon. The chapter hosted its first Alpha Male contest to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation.


Duke (Beta Nu) Members enjoyed a mother-daughter day at a spa. The second annual Red Dress Gala was held in October. Sisters also took a trip to the State Fair. Web:

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi,Theta Rho/Cameron

OREGON Linfield (Theta Alpha)

East Carolina (Delta Alpha) The chapter enjoyed a successful recruitment, and sisters welcomed 23 new members. Web:

OHIO Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon) Sisters matched quota with 14 new members. They hosted the third annual Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event. Community service activities included volunteering at local non-profit MedWish International and the annual Pumpkin Festival event. Web: Twitter: AlphaPhiBWC

Kent State (Beta Omega) Following a successful fall formal recruitment, the chapter welcomed 40 new members. Ashley Fiest planned the chapter’s first Eat Your Heart Out philanthropy event that raised more than $1,600 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters were thrilled to have more than 50 alumnae attend

Theta Alphas were excited to welcome 27 new members following a successful formal recruitment. Several women studied abroad during the fall semester. Sisters participated in community service events and Homecoming Week. They were excited to welcome a new advisor, Amy Casterline Langdon (Theta Alpha-Linfield).

PENNSYLVANIA Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) The chapter held a successful third annual Red Dress Gala. Sisters enjoyed the university’s annual Carnival. They initiated three new members. Kat Roth was crowned Homecoming Queen. Members celebrated the chapter’s 40th anniversary with alumnae.

Lafayette (Eta Sigma) Sisters welcomed 26 new members following fall formal recruitment. They organized a Pet-a-Pup Day to benefit a local animal shelter. The event featured puppies and puppy-themed baked goods sold in the student center. Collegians hosted an alumnae brunch during Homecoming.

St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta) The second annual Casino Night philanthropy event featured fun, entertainment and food. Sisters also hosted the annual Red Dress Gala in November.

West Chester (Epsilon Kappa) Members raised more than $100 for the Alpha Phi Foundation during the annual 48-Hour Teeter Totter Thon. They welcomed 22 new members on Bid Day.

TEXAS St. Mary’s (Iota Beta) Iota Betas welcomed five new members during the fall semester. They participated in a volunteer service day on campus. Founders’ Day was celebrated with the San Antonio alumnae chapter. They led a teddy bear collection for a local children’s shelter. Collegians looked forward to helping the alumnae chapter sell lollipops in January to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation. Web:

Texas (Omega) Sisters welcomed 53 new members during the fall. During Initiation, they also welcomed House Mom Sheryl-Ann Hunt (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate). Collegians hosted the annual Hits for Hearts softball tournament. The third annual Red Dress Gala featured a live and silent auction, casino tables, dinner, dancing and a special presentation by a student who conquered heart disease. Both philanthropic events raised thousands of dollars for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters also participated in social events such as Date Dash, Destination Unknown and a semi-formal. Web:

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota) Sisters hosted a Red Dress Gala that included a silent auction and raised more than $7,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The event also featured the presentation of the new member class.


EAST CAROLINA (DELTA ALPHA) The chapter welcomes new members.


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BALDWIN-WALLACE (DELTA UPSILON) Sisters dressed as Disney princesses during the annual Pumpkin Fest community service event.

KENT STATE (BETA OMEGA) Members host the chapter’s first Eat Your Heart Out philanthropy event.

UTAH Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) Sisters welcomed 45 new members during formal recruitment and four via continuous open bidding, doubling the chapter’s size! They enjoyed I-Days and the annual alumnae tea. In loving memory, they honor Kailie Jones Browning (Theta Sigma-Southern Utah), who passed away on Oct. 12. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi- Theta Sigma Chapter

VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) The chapter hosted a successful inaugural Red Dress Gala during the campus’ Family Weekend in October. Several alumnae and parents attended the event that raised money through a silent auction. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Theta Phi (CNU)

George Mason (Eta Lambda) Sisters were proud to welcome 44 new members following formal recruitment. They thank new Chapter Advisor Becca Rinker (Eta Lambda-George Mason) and the many alumnae who showed their support during the recruitment process. Collegians participated in the AIDS Walk in Washington, D.C., held a fundraiser and enjoyed two sisterhood retreats.

WASHINGTON Washington (Sigma) The chapter recruited 32 new members during fall formal recruitment. The first Alpha Phi Heart Throb philanthropy event in November was a huge success. They were proud to win first place in three fraternity philanthropy events.

Homecoming court. The fifth annual Race for the Heart philanthropy event raised close to $5,000 for heart health.

WISCONSIN Wisconsin (Iota) Iota welcomed 50 new members, celebrating “La Vie APhi” as the theme of Bid Day. They were initiated in October. Members hosted a Red Dress Gala in November. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Iota Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiIota

Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma) The chapter welcomed 16 new members during fall formal recruitment. Sisters participated in an annual highway cleanup. During Homecoming Week, the chapter hosted an alumnae brunch at the chapter house. They also hosted an Alpha Phiesta in November to support women’s heart health.

NEBRASKA (NU) Alpha Phi caddies pose with their golfers during the Alpha Phi Open philanthropy event.

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi UW-Stout

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OHIO STATE (RHO) Members mingle with Ohio State President Gorden Gee during a recruitment gathering.

Web: Facebook: Sigma of Alpha Phi University of Washington

WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota) Sisters welcomed 26 new members during formal recruitment. Senior Tracy Speilman was on the

CAMERON (THETA RHO) Collegians celebrate “The Good Life” during recruitment.

LAFAYETTE (ETA SIGMA) New members celebrate in front of the chapter house on Bid Day.

LINFIELD (THETA ALPHA) Seniors celebrate on Bid Day.

SOUTHERN UTAH (THETA SIGMA) Sisters enjoy an annual social with Sigma Nu.


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ST. JOSEPH’S (THETA THETA) Sisters host Casino Night.


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TEXAS TECH (GAMMA IOTA) New members are presented during the chapter’s Red Dress Gala.

WISCONSIN (IOTA) Collegians celebrate on Bid Day.

Extension Update

Alpha Phi Establishes 152nd Chapter



In January 2011, Alpha Phi will colonize at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. The groundwork for the colonization began in fall 2010, when Alpha Phi International representatives presented to WPI students and administrators in September. Upon being selected to join Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Phi participated in November’s first round of formal recruitment. Alpha Phi’s recruitment debut was supported by collegians from Boston (Eta), Tufts (Zeta Theta), Bentley (Zeta Rho) and Connecticut (Iota Lambda). The colonization events at WPI will take place in late January. Watch Alpha Phi’s social media applications for updates and visit If you live near WPI and would like to support Alpha Phi’s newest colony, please contact Cassidy Rosenthal (Beta Gamma-Colorado) at

Boston area collegians represent Alpha Phi at WPI’s formal recruitment.

11 (1) BRITISH COLUMBIA (BETA THETA) Members pose during Preference. (2) NORTHWESTERN (BETA) Sisters celebrate graduation in front of their chapter house. (3) CORNELL (DELTA) Members enjoy a brunch during Homecoming Weekend. (4) WEST CHESTER (EPSILON KAPPA) Members participate in the university’s Involvement Fair. (5) WASHINGTON (SIGMA) Sigma welcomes new members on Bid Day. (6) MONTANA (CHI) Sisters pose in Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Bid Day. (7) LAKE FOREST (GAMMA EPSILON) Gamma Epsilon reaches philanthropic heights. (8) SETON HALL (ETA ETA) Members celebrate their school pride on University Day. (9) COLORADO (BETA GAMMA) Sisters take a break to dance in between recruitment parties. (10) USC (BETA PI) The chapter welcomes new members during Bid Night. (11) CSU/LONG BEACH (GAMMA KAPPA) Gamma Kappas sing “A-Phi I Like It!” to the tune of the popular song by Enrique Iglesias, “Baby I Like It,” during recruitment.

Alpha Phi Invited to Colonize at Stanford and Whitman Alpha Phi has also been invited to colonize at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Both chapters will be recolonizations for the Fraternity. Kappa chapter was active at Stanford from 1899-1944 and 1978-93. The new Kappa chapter will be established in spring 2011. Whitman College is home to Alpha

Phi’s Beta Phi chapter, which was active on campus from 1948-79. Pending faculty approval in spring 2011, the recolonization of Beta Phi is slated for fall 2011. If you are interested in getting involved with either new chapter, please contact Megan Bouche (EpsilonMinnesota) at


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Congratulations to Honor Society Inductees The following women were inducted into Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Rho Lambda honor societies during the 2009-10 school year.

Order of Omega Akron (Eta Gamma)

Allison Smith

Alabama (Beta Mu)

Helen Barnes Megan Cotton Amanda Floyd

Appalachian State (Theta Nu)

Florida Tech (Theta Zeta)

Connecticut (Iota Lambda)

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)

Marilyn Dunning Gianna Ricotta

Lauren Kelly Gall Kristen Koenig

Victoria Allen Jessica Carter Brittany Helms Anna Park Kylee Pitts Casey Roberts

Cornell (Delta)

Arizona State (Gamma Pi)

Gillian Coffinger Abbey Curtis Tiffany Smith

Kelsey Cox Michaela Fox Corina B. Jones Kelsey Small Kirsten Weber

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon)

Alyse Bondi Elizabeth Moroni Zoe Samuel

CSU/Chico (Theta Upsilon)

Tricia Matz

Susan Leckie

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Dartmouth (Iota Kappa)

Monica Brasee Colleen Brent Jaclyn Muenchow

Alanna Kaplan

DePauw (Gamma)

Ball State (Delta Rho)

Jessica Au Braca Benizry

Bentley (Zeta Rho)

Drake (Gamma Omicron)

Morgan Larimore Monica Mohan

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)

Stephanie Kuharik Sarah Pankratz Lauren Zielinski

Butler (Epsilon Beta)

Alli Hawkins

Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi)

Claire Williams

Central Missouri (Theta Lambda)

Kristen Granzow Chanda Ortiz-Kidd

Briana Berkowitz Lauren Ford Amelia Mieth Mattie Robertson

Duke (Beta Nu)

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Morgan Harris Amanda Santiago

George Washington (Iota Iota)

Lohr Beck Hannah Ringheim Grace Warrick Georgia Tech (Iota Mu)

Kelly Jones

Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

Carrie Brauer

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

Melissa Anderson Elizabeth Cook Jenna Lanzon Erin Stemmer Lafayette (Eta Sigma)

Emily Moore

Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta)

Halee Hyatt Sarah Watanabe

Midwestern State (Gamma Omega)

Samantha Tomei

Minnesota (Epsilon)

Jane Erickson Brittany Genelin

Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi)

Emily Geschwentner Allie Nightingale Kathleen Tinkham New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)

Kristina Colburn Casey Winfrey

Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)

Lindsey Dantino

Michigan (Theta)

Margaret Fleckenstein Laura Patek Lindsay Rader Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Jessica Benton Caitlin Carson Stephanie Rae


Cori Ritter

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma)

Catherine Collett Erika Hermosillo Kayla Thornberry USC (Beta Pi)

Alexandra Early

Amy Aughinbaugh Brooke Gustafson Toby Jo Hildre Tracy Klingler North Texas (Gamma Eta)

Jennifer Allsop Sarah Demel

Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta)

Courtney Young

Northwestern (Beta)

Claire Jensen Mercedes Kastner Caitlin Meaney

Seton Hall (Eta Eta)

Kristen Costantino Cailey O’Brien Andrea Sokolich Shippensburg (Theta Xi)

Samantha Dougherty Catherine Finio Jennifer Manley

Becca Cadoff Meghan Ryd Alison Shmerling Kelly Stewart

St. Mary’s (Iota Beta)

Ohio State (Rho)

Pamela Galbato

Abby Ayers Megan Colgan Kathryn Deye Grace Gianneschi Gina Strauss

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta)

Oregon (Tau)

Cheryl Hylton

UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi)

San Diego (Eta Rho)

Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha)

Maryland (Delta Zeta)

Kaitlyn Shorrock

North Dakota (Pi)

Maine (Delta Nu)

Jessica Donofrio

Rochester (Theta Kappa)

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)

Kasey Ryan

Kelley Cohen Erin Keyes Kelley McInnes Colleen Talkin

Marquette (Eta Mu)

Vanessa Alphonse Rebecca Blank Elisa Caporizzo Sarah Chickanosky Tracey Chuka Meghan DeWitt Rachel Guillot Elizabeth Kautz Abigail Stein Laura Wareham

Brianna LeMay

Susan Bonelli Tina Gigliotti Kathleen Roth Julie Stroup

Maria Fournier Jennifer Vincent

Rensselaer (Theta Tau)

Ivy Giserman Catelyn Amanda Halusic

Kelsey Cartwright Kelsey Grant Sarah Jensen Sarah Johnson Emily Tobin

Eastern Washington (Eta Psi)

Rebecca Grosh Rocio Meli Lores Dana Munson Laine Pacetti

George Mason (Eta Lambda)

Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)

Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)

Colorado (Beta Gamma)

Jenna Therese Boggiano Margaret Elizabeth Cieslowski Samantha Cristine Evans Kristin Politi Shana Silverstein

Linfield (Theta Alpha)

Ashley Carter Tara Hernandez Chelsea Spicer

Allison Dolan Jessica St. Laurent

Caitlin Marr Alexandra Preston

Allison Brooke Hartley Lauren Hughes Nicole Pristera

Amanda Adams Kyleigh Campbell Pamela Dettman Christina Doti Meghan Ryan

Chapman (Eta Upsilon)


Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)

Samantha Bezdek Sonya Sanchez

Washburn (Upsilon)

Jonell Wiley

Washington State (Beta Rho)

Erin Dunn

Washington University (Zeta Upsilon)

Erica Feldman Kendall Hinkley Renee Kramer Anna Spelman Ariana Weisz

Western Michigan (Delta Theta)

Syracuse (Alpha)

Sara Bridge Jamie Gizzarelli Jen Root

Texas (Omega)

Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

Kelsey Warren

Texas A&M/ Commerce (Delta Beta)

Courtney Barham Lisa Martinez Alyssa McWilliams Ashley Thornton

Towson (Eta Omega)

Kerry Lysne Jennifer Meadows Molly Kaye Wassermann

Michelle Jacofsky Dana Klein Marisa Podberesky Nicole Ravettina Erin Shylit

Pennsylvania (Eta Iota)

UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

Sarada Bheemineni Amanda Frankel Audra Hugo Sarah Stroh

Megan Beale Leigha Beckman Kayleigh Golish Stephanie Ullrich

Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)

UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho)

Maya Heck Maureen Wolsborn

Lauren Rice

Purdue (Delta Mu)

Caitlan Asadoorian Kelly Feiweles Devyn Mills Nicole Shoraka

Julie Bassetto

Virginia (Zeta Iota)

UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)

Kari Bosch Lauren Hoch Olga Khakova Audrey Lamar

William Woods (Delta Chi)

Adeline Meredith Miller Lacey Lee Sweeten Wisconsin (Iota)

Margaret Thoreson

Wisconsin/LaCrosse (Delta Kappa)

Megan Denning Hope Eike Kelsey Jorgensen Natalie Magnus Amber Schutz Allison Spitzer Kristen Vaughn Sheila Yohnk

Gamma Sigma Alpha Akron (Eta Gamma)

Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)

Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

Indiana (Beta Tau)

Allison Smith

Lauren A. Golding Molly Griffis

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

Megan Marie Broderick Laura R. Kane Michelle Rae Pioske Rachel Smith Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Colleen Brent Jennifer Brown Nicole C. Faciana Colleen Feary Sophia Rosa Juarbe Megan Nicholson Erika Rhue Sarah Elizabeth Spiker Lauren M. Treglia Lindsey Ward Ashley Lauren Warholic British Columbia (Beta Theta)

Hayley Ha Anastasia Kim Venice Ng

Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi)

Lindsey Dantino

Vanessa Shelden

Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

Amra Alibasic Jamie Budler Jessica Christ Kara Passolt

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

Melissa Anderson Elizabeth Cook Jenna Lanzon Kasey Simons Michigan (Theta)

Lauryn Hildensperger Maria Martinez Alexandra Stencel

North Dakota (Pi)

Rachael Holm Amanda Danielle Magid Megan Marie Rasmussen Northwestern (Beta)

Alyson Frazier Alison Gifford Hannah Green Lauren Sachar Lisa Shandley Emily Wright

Nicole Irick Diana Jiang Jennifer Kay Samantha O’Neill Claire Williams

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha)

Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha)

Kalle Bland Mikkela D. Blanton Jessica Anna Brooks Chelsea Chaney Christina Jo Metz Sheryl Ledeen Miller

Kyleigh Campbell Allyson Dinkle

Carly K. Erickson

Southern Utah (Theta Sigma)

Rho Lambda Michelle Marlene Mirci Raquel Lynne Roldan Kimberly Smedley Leila Marie Warring Kimberly Wisecup Timian M. Yoshimoto

Akron (Eta Gamma)

St. Mary’s (Iota Beta)

Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)

Christina Adame Samantha Bezdek Alexandra Weber

SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi)

Jennifer Doan Brittany Edwards UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

Diva Kass Kathryn Lafferty Tess McNamara Mary Sarah Montgomery Kaila Sergent Jasmine Y. Tzeng UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)

Kelly Feiweles Sarah Spillard

UCLA (Beta Delta)

Meghan Kovach

Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)

Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

Tricia Matz Mollie Sturm Kelly Vardale

Cornell (Delta)

Alyse Bondi Zoe Samuel

CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta)

Stephanie Flanagan Ashley Jasso Alexandra Orr Ariana Spaulding Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)

Susan Bonelli Aubrey Greer Alecia Klonicke Sara Sevald Allysen Uber Cara Wise Stephanie Wright

Lindsay Sternad Melissa Partlo

North Texas (Gamma Eta)

USC (Beta Pi)

Lauren Ledek

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron)

Victoria Brock Christina Crawford

Sarah Demel Ashley Paul Gentry Watson

Northwestern (Beta)

Katharine Albertine Elizabeth Clark Lakshmi Ramachandran Kelly Stewart Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

Sloane Aureli Kathryn Matthews Lauren Rozelle Allison Segerson Katy Stankus Sarah Tevebaugh

UCLA (Beta Delta)

Kaylee Johnson

Lauren Fischer

USC (Beta Pi)

Audrey Biggerstaff Alexene Farol Emily Levitan Kyla Segala Washburn (Upsilon)

Lacey Bryant Stephanie LeBlanc Bailea Ochs Jonell Wiley


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Foundation Dear Sisters, Since our founding, Alpha Phi has had a reputation for being progressive, forward-thinking and the originator of many “firsts” in the Greek community. We established the first visiting delegate program in 1894 (known today as educational leadership consultants), were one of the first National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) groups to form a Foundation in 1956, and, in 2006, became the first women’s fraternity to develop a values-based institute for emerging leaders derived from women’s developmental leadership theories … to name a few. This past year we added another “first” to our history when we raised more than $10 million in three years – the largest campaign success of any NPC group. This is a tribute to the commitment and loyalty of our Foundation donors. To have reached this level of support as our economy still waivers speaks both to the power of Alpha Phi Foundation’s mission and aspiration and to the tremendous generosity of you, our thousands of donors who have provided constant support. This annual report shows the progress we have made in just 12 months, thanks to you. This year was one of stabilizing and growing our assets, surpassing the $10 million by 2010 Campaign for Leadership milestone, receiving an unprecedented $1 million in support from our chapter’s Red Dress events, evaluating our infrastructure to ensure operational efficiency and the highest quality of donor care, and initiating

a new strategic plan to aggressively advance our mission. Additionally, we continued to improve the forecast and management of our expenses through our yearly budgeting process. These expenses change as we regularly evaluate our operations and make changes in our fundraising methods to ensure the greatest return on your investment. As we look to the year ahead, our commitment to scholarship, leadership development and improving women’s heart health remain constant. With baby boomers aging and our economy still unsettled, we will initiate a major gift fundraising effort to endow our Forget Me Not Fund. This will ensure that all Alpha Phis who experience difficulties are remembered and cared for by our sisterhood. And together, we will continue to invest in a strong Alpha Phi, developing tomorrow’s leaders and advancing our

pioneering work. On behalf of the Alpha Phi Foundation board and staff, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you – the members, chapters, parents, friends, businesses and other organizations that support our mission. You are the reason we are continually able to fulfill our promise to the women of Alpha Phi – to give each and every one of our members the tools and resources necessary to develop their potential and make our world a better place. You make it happen! Loyally,

Linda Gardner Massie (Delta Alpha East Carolina) Foundation Chair

Our progress in 2010 was made possible by you, our donors! Your gifts directly funded programs that fulfill our mission. We are especially proud to continue advancing leadership development for all Alpha Phi women – and your generosity to help us complete our $10 Million by 2010 Campaign for Leadership is proof that we’re succeeding. Thank you for being philanthropic women – and for helping Alpha Phis become better students, better sisters and better leaders.

2009-10 Foundation Program Highlights


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Last year your donations helped us award

Sixty-Six undergraduate and graduate merit-based scholarships totaling more than


Alpha Phi has always been a caring community of women. That was evident in your contributions that allowed us to donate more than

$80,000 in Forget Me Not Grants

to collegiate and alumnae sisters facing crisis.

Alpha Phi Foundation Annual Financial Report Alpha Phi Foundation’s financial statements are audited annually in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards. For the years ending June 30, 2010 and 2009, this independent audit was conducted by Legacy Professionals, LLP (Chicago, Ill).

Statements of Activities Year Ended June 30, 2010 Unrestricted Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted

Statements of Financial Position June 30, 2010 and 2009 ASSETS

2010 2009

Cash And Cash Equivalents



Receivables Contribution Receivable From Remainder Trusts Unconditional Pledges Receivable- Net

Bequest Receivable

Accrued Interest

Prepaid Expense Inventory Investments Net Of Accumulated Depreciation

Total Assets










3,163 2,054 4,263,092 3,010,472 554,915




Accounts Payable



Accrued Expenses



Scholarships Payable



Related Party Payable



Grants Payable

160,751 67,942 $354,588 $242,992



Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted






Total Net Assets



Total Liabilities and Net Assets




Leadership Endowment



– 796,304 796,304


– 133,739

– 133,739


– 210,701

– 210,701

Sale of Alpha Phi Merchandise

454 – – 454

Rental Income Investment Income (Loss) – Net

26,100 – – 26,100 370,717

Change in the Value of Split-Interest Agreements Net Assets Released from Restrictions



654 (16,488) (15,834)

1,953 – – 1,953 528,008 (323,107) (204,901) $2,407,003




EXPENSES Scholarships $136,518 – – $136,518

Heart to Heart Projects 81,468 – – 81,468

Community Projects 187,958 – – 187,958

Forget Me Not



Philanthropic and Educational 637,439 – – 637,439 Total Program Services

Net Assets

$1,163,396 $35,498 $89,658 $1,288,552


T otal Revenue, Gains and Other Support





Total Liabilities


Property And Equipment



1,077,583 – – 1,077,583

Management and General 280,922 – – 280,922 Fundraising


– 439,218

Total Expenses $1,797,723 – – $1,797,723 Change In Net Assets














Our donors wear red, and they wear it well! Your gifts helped us award


in Heart to Heart grants to fund a landmark study at Oregon Health and Science University Foundation (Portland, Ore.) on microvascular dysfunction in women, and a mobile health outreach and screening program through the Greater Boston (Mass.) Division of the American Heart Association.

Beginning of Year End of Year

Alpha Phi Foundation commits a large portion of its budget to support training and education for Alpha Phi women. Thanks to you, our generous donors, we granted more than


last year to fund innovative programs, including the

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), to empower women and develop tomorrow’s leaders.


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Congratulations to Alpha Phi Foundation’s 2010-11 Scholarship Recipients! Academic excellence is a hallmark of Alpha Phi. This year, Alpha Phi Foundation awarded more than $135,000 in academic scholarships to 25 graduate and 32 undergraduate members who exemplify academic excellence. Winners were selected by the Foundation’s scholarship committee on the basis of the applicant’s scholastic record, service to Alpha Phi and the community, campus involvement and recommendations. The Foundation is proud to continue recognizing the remarkable accomplishments of Alpha Phi women by awarding scholarship aid to help them fulfill their promise and potential. To learn more about Alpha Phi Foundation scholarships, visit

Graduate Recipients Clara Bradley Burdette and Beta Beta Chapter Scholarships Kelly Baas (Beta Beta-Michigan State) Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Jennifer Lynne Brooks Memorial Scholarship Audrey Biggerstaff (Beta Pi-USC) Juris Doctorate

Zeta Iota Scholarship Laura Bojarski (Zeta Iota-Virginia) Master of Business Administration

Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship

Mary Miller Lyons Scholarship

Janelle Balin Hanni (Eta Psi Eastern Washington) Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Olivia Lustro (Lambda-UC/Berkeley) Nursing

Foundation Scholarship

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Jennifer Heckman (Zeta Omicron Johns Hopkins) Doctor of Medicine

Foundation Scholarship Laura Bowers Heilenday (Beta Nu-Duke) Master of Business Administration

Marilyn Bracken Ruckman Scholarship Ruth Crellin Boutwell Scholarship Meghan DiAntonio (Zeta Pi Case Western Reserve) Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia

Foundation Scholarship Jodi Falk (Theta Mu-Hofstra) Ph.D. in Special Education

Octavia Born Brooks Memorial and Foundation Scholarships Katherine Gatchell (Delta Eta-Adrian) Master of Social Work

Gwendolyn Hill (Gamma Epsilon Lake Forest) Master of Human Resource Management

Toni Soreng Cobb Scholarship

Foundation Scholarship Jennifer Nunez (Beta Delta-UCLA) Juris Doctorate

Foundation Scholarship

Helen Bradford Graduate Scholarship

Lambda 100th Year Anniversary, Nancy Pitchforth Patton, and Foundation Scholarships

Stephanie Ihnow (Eta Iota-Pennsylvania) Doctor of Medicine

Anne Williams Muhl Scholarship Elizabeth Kaske (Epsilon-Minnesota) Executive Master of Business Administration

Emily Geller (Gamma Beta Santa Barbara) Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Psychiatry

Foundation Scholarship

Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship

Kimberly Linenberger (Theta Lambda- Central Missouri) Ph.D. in Chemistry Education

Ashley Graul (Eta-Boston) Doctor of Medicine

Ruth Woods Scholarship


Jennifer McCook Martin (Omega-Texas) Nursing

Rachel Rydell (Psi-South Dakota) Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Madge H. Lesher Memorial Scholarship

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Sally Mitchell Milam Memorial Scholarship

Krystine Hoefer (Delta Xi Nebraska/Kearney) Master of Arts in Forensics Psychology

Lisa Lustig (Eta Lambda-George Mason) Master of Public Policy


Kaitlin Marsh (Upsilon-Washburn) Juris Doctorate

A lice Schmitt-LeFebvre (Lambda UC/Berkeley) Juris Doctorate

Foundation Scholarship Karen Stewart-Rice (Zeta Theta-Tufts) Master of Business Administration

Foundation Scholarship Katie VanKampen (Iota Eta-DePaul) Master of Social Work

“Over the years when I made financial contributions to the Foundation, and even helped to set up the Lambda 100th Year Anniversary Scholarship, I never once imagined the person in need of help would one day be me. I am grateful that Alpha Phi is indeed a sisterhood.” ~ Alice Schmitt-LeFebvre (Lambda-UC/Berkeley)

Undergraduate Recipients Mabel Cowlishaw Siggins Scholarship Kira Ault (Iota-Wisconsin) Interior Design and Certificate in Business

Vicki Silverman Memorial Scholarship Michelle Bickert (Gamma Pi-Arizona State) European History and Political Science

Margaret Garth Steinert Greene Scholarship Kara Blitz (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland) Mathematics and History

Margaret Beery Doe Scholarship Alexandra Brown (Nu-Nebraska) Biological Systems Engineering

Linda Trinh Memorial Scholarship Aliza Fishbein (Zeta Omicron Johns Hopkins) Public Health Studies and Political Science

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Alyssa James (Xi-Toronto) Psychology, Equity Studies and French

John and Sharon Spraker Barnes Scholarship S arah Jensen (Delta Delta Oklahoma City) Mass Communications, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations

Doris Corbett Scholarship Mercedes Kastner (Eta Rho-San Diego) Accounting and Political Science

Virginia Coleman Scholarship Barbara Caplan (Beta Delta-UCLA) Psychology and Theater

Diane Keenum Hite Memorial Scholarship Katherine Contant (Iota Lambda- Connecticut) Accounting

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship Hannah Dawe (Beta-Northwestern) Theatre and History

Edwynne C. Rosenbaum and John R. & Cecile D. Richards Scholarships Alice Dombrowski (Phi-Oklahoma) Accounting, Finance and Spanish

Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship Jamie Ervin (Epsilon Gamma Sacramento) Communications

Maj Britt Kaal Memorial/Zeta Upsilon 20th Anniversary Scholarship S heyna Ezrapour (Zeta Upsilon Washington University) Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship Rosie Fischl (Beta Alpha-Illinois) Finance and Marketing

Nu Centennial and Foundation Scholarships Kaitlin Keck (Nu-Nebraska) Elementary Education

Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship Kelsey Kincaid (Beta Tau-Indiana) Journalism and Marketing

Martha Jarvis Sutton Scholarship Ashley Shackle (Epsilon-Minnesota) Health and Wellness, Clinical Psychology

Darcel Atwill Weller Scholarship Breanne Sill (Gamma Omega Midwestern State) English

Ruth Allingham Soriano and Sigma Scholarships Indigo Starr (Sigma-Washington) Biology

Sally Hepler Scholarship Tina Stutzman (Zeta Phi-MIT) Biological Engineering

Delta Xi Amber Weitzel Memorial and Mary Yearsley Scholarships Kathleen Tinkham (Delta Xi Nebraska/Kearney) Visual Communications and Design

Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship Stephanie Ullrich (Lambda-UC/Berkeley) Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science

Mary Hovis Memorial Scholarship Beta Omicron Anniversary Scholarship Stephanie Kuharik (Beta Omicron Bowling Green State) Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Beta Beta Class of ’63 40th Anniversary Scholarship Christine La Pak (Beta Beta Michigan State) Social Work

Beta Delta Scholarship Madeline McCormick (Beta Delta-UCLA) Psychology

Kay Wainwright Nixon Memorial Scholarship Courtney Nelson (Psi-South Dakota) Biology/Pre-Medicine, Chemistry, German

Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra Scholarship and Foundation Scholarship Shannon Nelson (Theta Iota James Madison) Psychology

Christine Walker (Gamma-DePauw) Political Science and Psychology

Maxine English Memorial Scholarship Caitlin Wilenchik (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Journalism

Eloise Howell Scholarship Giana Wilkinson (Zeta Xi-Elmhurst) Marketing, Communications and Spanish

Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship Annie Williams (Gamma Kappa CSU/Long Beach) Communication Studies and Journalism

Scholarship Applications 2011-12 scholarship applications are now available online! Please visit to learn more.


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Foundation from the archives

Dear Alpha Phi

Keeping in Touch with the Home Circle


By Jenny Thompson (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate)

Before e-mail, Skype and Facebook, setting a fountain pen to paper (there were no ball point pens yet) was the primary means by which Alpha Phi sisters remained “linked” as Founder Clara Bradley put it, “by fond affection’s chain.” Whether due to marriage, jobs or travel, many Alpha Phi sisters would be scattered across the country – from Iowa to California – just a few years after the Fraternity’s founding in 1872. So important was it to these early sisters that they should remain connected – even when separated by distance – that in the first decade of the Fraternity, it was a rule that “absent sisters” write to “the home circle” in Syracuse. To receive a letter was a highlight for those in the home circle, who devoured their sisters’ missives, reading them aloud in the weekly meetings. “I think of you by day and dream of you by night,” wrote Founder Grace Hubbell from her home in Rochester, N.Y. “Of all my memories of my college days, I can truly say of those connected with the ‘blue and golden room’ are the tenderest, those to which I look back with most longing.” From “the valley of starvation,” Founder Martha Foote Crow wrote in 1877, “I am actually starving for Alpha Phi news.” The sisters were thrilled to receive lengthy, handwritten letters – they were particularly fond, they remarked, of “newsy” letters. And in those days, frequent daily mail deliveries multiplied the potential that a valued letter from a sister might be received in the “morning mail” or “evening mail.”


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Equally delightful was the delivery of a “postal.” Now known as postcards, “postals” were printed cards with postage affixed, available at the Post Office. A relatively new invention (the first postcard was patented in 1861), the “postal” held a special place in the hearts of Alpha Phi sisters. For, the Fraternity’s first alumna initiate, Frances Willard, often sent “postals” to the Alpha chapter. One such card expressed “much longed for love, and excellent advice from our lately added sister.” Another primary means of communication among the early sisters of Alpha Phi was the telegram, a brief message wired from one place to another and then delivered by messenger to the recipient. For many decades, telegrams were the primary means of relaying official business or important news within the Fraternity. Telegrams poured in upon the celebration of a chapter installation or a Fraternity anniversary; messages of greeting and congratulations were sent to the Fraternity during Convention; and, sadly it was the telegram that often delivered unhappy news, such as the passing of a beloved sister. But often it was the telegram that conveyed a happy announcement. To be awakened in the wee hours of the morning by a knock on the door by a Western Union messenger was a thrilling experience. In 1896, for instance, the sisters of what would soon be Wisconsin (Iota) chapter received a telegram in the middle of the night with a brief, but momentous, statement: “Charter granted.” Letters, postals and telegrams – only pieces of paper perhaps – but when addressed to “darlings all” or signed “with love as of old,” they took on a magical means of expressing the invisible ties that bound the sisters of Alpha Phi together. Jenny Thompson (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), PhD, is the Alpha Phi Foundation staff archivist. She is currently curator of education at the Evanston History Center, and her work has been published in the New York Times. Left: Letter from Founder Rena Michaels, 1881, who wrote to her sisters in Alpha Phi using the official stationery of her employer, Upper Iowa University. Top Right: Telegraph Office in New York, circa 1875. The telegraph system was invented in 1844, but it was not until after the American Civil War that the sending of telegrams became widespread. By 1880, over 32 million messages were sent by the 12,000 telegraph offices through the U.S. Right: Letter from Founder Jane “Jennie” Higham, 1890, who wrote to her “old friends” from her home in Rome, N.Y. The Alpha Phi archives houses many of the Founders’ letters, including those Jane wrote as a small girl to her brother in Illinois and letters from Louise Shepard chronicling her cross-country train journey to California.

Telegram! Postal! Tweet! Post! Alpha Phi Foundation continues our Founders’ commitment to remain connected with sisters everywhere through our new presence on Facebook and Twitter. Join us online today, and be part of the conversation that celebrates the generosity of our sisterhood and our impact on women’s lives.

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Silent Chapter Please note: class year listed in parentheses is year of initiation. American University (Beta Xi) Elizabeth Parkhill Wade (’39), Aug. 6, 2010. Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Marilyn Jacobs Harris (’43), Sept. 17, 2010. Boston (Eta) Constance R. Darrow (’35), April 22, 2010. Eleanor Jones Ledbetter (’38), Jan. 25, 2010. Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) Elizabeth Tyson-Fitzhugh (’77), March 14, 2010. Elizabeth Pierson Koontz (’49), June 27, 2010. Analie Lind Moellman (’44), July 12, 2010. Virginia Pennell Salchow (’56), Sept. 26, 2010. Colorado (Beta Gamma) Jane Mattson Edgerly (’38), July 12, 2010. Evelyn Cox Johnston (’33), July 22, 2010. Eleanor Humphreys McWhirter (’39), May 17, 2010. Cornell (Delta) Adelaide Dolan Hatfield (’36), July 9, 2010. Faith Edgerton Riesen (’36), July 16, 2010. Denison (Beta Kappa) Mary VanNatta Humphrey (’40), July 23, 2010. Betty Rowe Rupp (’38), June 26, 2010. DePauw (Gamma) Wilma Grossman Allen (’27), July 17, 2010.


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Betty Shrock Beck (’25), Aug. 8, 2009. Ruth Moritz Best (’34), Aug. 27, 2010. Jane Osborn Hoffmann (’45), Aug. 2, 2010. Drake (Gamma Omicron) Robin Schindlbeck Hodgson (’66), Sept. 30, 2010. Drury (Gamma Gamma) Gayle Anderson Birdsong (’68), Sept. 9, 2010. Duke (Beta Nu) Dorothy Stackhouse Collins (’41), Sept. 21, 2010. Georgia State (Gamma Mu) Martha Cotter Kirkland (’58), Dec. 5, 2009. Goucher (Zeta) Helen Benham Bishop (’30), Nov. 12, 2009. Cecelia Stewart Chandler (’33), Jan. 11, 2010. Louise Keyser Cockey (’32), Oct. 25, 2009. Frances Croasdale Maack (’38), March 7, 2010. Idaho (Beta Zeta) Cody Fletcher Curtis (’74), Dec. 7, 2009. Ruth Bucher Gardner (’38), Aug. 24, 2010. Dorothy Baldridge Lindsey (’60), July 2, 2010. Indiana (Beta Tau) Jane Walker (’47), Aug. 23, 2010. Kent State (Beta Omega) Irene Brodbeck Ulrich (’48), May 24, 2010.


Louisiana State (Delta Tau) Patricia Cashman Andrus (’68), Aug. 20, 2010. Michigan (Theta) Muriel Hassard Fairgrieve (’37), Oct. 14, 2009. Virginia List Green (’38), Aug. 27, 2010. Katherine Schmelzer O’Brien (’32), March 10, 2010. Janet Pike Schoo (’35), Jan. 26, 2010. Michigan State (Beta Beta) Barbara Baldwin Fraboni (’61), July 21, 2010. Eleanor Hubbard Jacobs (’33), July 20, 2009. Mary Lepard Smith (’51), Sept. 10, 2010. Ronna Wagner York (’54), June 1, 2010. Minnesota (Epsilon) Mary Pierson Carlsen (’34), May 1, 2010. Missouri (Omicron) Elizabeth Engle Groom (’61), Sept. 8, 2010. Hazel VanDyke Moffitt (’35), Aug. 7, 2010. Barbara Seibert Shields (’48), Sept. 16, 2009. Montana (Chi) Leona Taylor Talcott (’40), Aug. 15, 2010. NC State (Epsilon Phi) Kimberly Nypaver Hansen (’91), Dec. 31, 2009. Nebraska (Nu) Jessica Lutton Bedient (’02), Oct. 12, 2010. Bonnie Bishop Campbell (’34), May 30, 2010. Susan James Dickerscheid (’73), Aug. 8, 2010. Marylouise Clark Hobson (’32), May 31, 2010.

Myrtle Johnson Olauson (’44), July 29, 2010. Margaret Griggs Peterson (’39), Jan. 31, 2010. Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) Debra Olsen Cover (’72), July 12, 2010. North Dakota (Pi) Susan Hanson Sands (’60), Jan. 1, 2010. Gladys Risem Waldorf (’35), Aug. 14, 2010. Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) Julie Hindorff Gray (’62), Sept. 3, 2010. Clarka Romine Trost (’63), Sept. 24, 2010. Northwestern (Beta) Patricia Stevenson Galvin (’47), March 4, 2010. Elizabeth Henigbaum Miles (’32), Jan. 8, 2010. Jean Gregory Osborn (’36), May 14, 2010. Ohio State (Rho) Merle Swineford Dilley (’36), June 16, 2010. Isabelle Forsythe Gammon (’42), July 24, 2010. Barbara Reed Miller (’51), Aug. 13, 2010. Oklahoma (Phi) Ruth Tobias Shenkel (’38), Nov. 8, 2009. Barbara Fox Vaughan (’48), Aug. 17, 2009. Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) Abby Wilson Thannhausen (’64), July 22, 2010. Oregon (Tau) Janet Goresky Leovich (‘38), June 20, 2010. Ann Kafoury Tremaine (’48), Oct. 10, 2009.

Penn State (Gamma Rho) Margaret Powell Alexander (’59), June 25, 2010. Kathy Rueter Smith (’70), Feb. 11, 2010. San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) Janet Gibson Lauerman (’62), Aug. 5, 2010. San Jose State (Beta Psi) Barbara Jones Cassin (’48), May 10, 2010. Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) Kailie Jones Browning (’05), Oct. 12, 2010. Syracuse (Alpha) Elizabeth Morin Auser (’42), Aug. 30, 2010. Ruth Weir Horton (’34), Aug. 18, 2010. Margaret Pohl Lee (’33), Aug. 1, 2009. Texas (Omega) Dorothy Le May Billard (’36), March 14, 2010. Bonnah Hypes Brockman (’94), Aug. 23, 2010. Bobbie Moeller Murray (’48), Oct. 4, 2009. Xina York Speeg (’32), July 22, 2009. Mary McLaurin Standifer (’34), Sept. 26, 2010. UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Carol Hink Carmody (’28), Feb. 8, 2010. Margaret Baker Catheron (’34), Dec. 12, 2009. Virginia Pope Evans (’27), Dec. 29, 2009. Lucy Pfund Martell (’49), Aug. 6, 2010. Anne Allen Springer (’36), Feb. 1, 2010. Cindy Tolles Tseng (’73), Aug. 11, 2010.

Betty Butler Wilson (’35), June 14, 2010. UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho) Valori Richie Lee (’74), July 20, 2010. UCLA (Beta Delta) Betty Lemon Hervey (’39), Sept. 26, 2010. USC (Beta Pi) Karen Plumleigh Cortney (’74), July 21, 2010. Judy Haythorne Macurda (’61), May 22, 2010. Washburn (Upsilon) Marilyn Hesse Dorrell (’46), Sept. 27, 2010. Washington (Sigma) Geraldine Gellatly Branigin (’37), May 19, 2010. Betty Gilbert Denton (’36), April 17, 2010. Anne Swanson Martin (’48), Aug. 20, 2010. Edith Herber Russell (’38), Aug. 3, 2010. Mary Mossman Williams (’47), Sept. 1, 2010. West Virginia (Beta Iota) Virginia McKane Ruppeck (’36), June 20, 2010. Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Gloria Lembke Tuttle (’58), Oct. 8, 2010. Wisconsin (Iota) Patricia Atcherson Neller (’36), Sept. 1, 2009. Mary Leach Ringer (’62), June 6, 2010. Wisconsin/Stevens Point (Delta Sigma) Mary Britten Donohoe (’74), May 14, 2010.


Bulletin Board DELTA DELTA PLANS 50th ANNVERSARY CELEBRATION Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) will celebrate its 50th anniversary Feb. 18-20, 2011. Join the chapter on Facebook at Alpha Phi - Delta Delta Chapter: Alumnae & Current and visit for details. For more information, e-mail or Randa Ogletree at

DELTA ZETA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Maryland’s (Delta Zeta) chapter will host a 50-year celebration on April 9, 2011. Visit for more information. For questions or to volunteer, contact Karen Scheffling Avore or Wendy Gordon at

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One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death. Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day.

Join the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association in the fight against the No. 1 killer of women in North America. Visit to learn how you can wear red in your own fashion. Alpha Phi International is proud to join forces with Go Red for Women to raise awareness of women’s no. 1 killer – heart disease.

Go Red and Go Red for Women are trademarks of the AHA. The Red Dress design is a trademark of U.S. DHHS.


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