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A Publication of Alpha Phi International Fraternity Since 1888 Vol. 124, No. 2 Spring 2012

Inside: Sister Hikes Appalachian Trail Alpha Phi Welcomes Three New Colonies Original President's Badge Presented to Foundation Fraternity Publishes 2011 Annual Report

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Accidental Activist

Alumna Urges Sisters to Take a Stand


Message from the International President MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Dear Sisters, International Executive Board President: Linda Long Boland Jane Kirby Arkes Susan Weiskittle Barrick Kathleen Boyle Halfon Valerie Lawlor Susan McNeice Coree Smith Sonja-Lou Bark Stunard Amy Jordan Tvrdik Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director

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

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

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

Alpha Phi Quarterly Staff Editor-in-Chief: Christine Spiegel Email: quarterly@alphaphi.org

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Executive Office Executive Director: Linda Wells Kahangi Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Phone: 847.475.0663 Fax: 847.475.6820 Email: fraternity@alphaphi.org

Foundation Office Executive Director: Ann Brinkman Carstensen Address: 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 Foundation Phone: 847.475.4532 Fax: 847.556.0744 Email: foundation@alphaphi.org

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.

It’s good to be an Alpha Phi. The reasons we have to be proud of our Fraternity are endless. First among these reasons is our members. Alpha Phis are exceptional women from the finest universities in North America. I meet Alpha Phis – collegians and alumnae alike – all the time, almost every place I go. I also meet people who know Alpha Phis or who have heard of Alpha Phi. Recently I was a guest at the installation banquet of Delta Tau Delta fraternity’s chapter at the University of California/Santa Barbara. As I stood next to their international president, we were approached by a group of young Delts from Chapman University who had conducted the initiation ceremony. They were grinning from ear to ear, one of them carrying a camera. I stepped away, thinking they wanted a photo taken with their president. Not so. They wanted their picture taken with me! They wanted a photo with me not because of anything I had done, but because of their feelings for the Alpha Phi chapter on their campus. They spoke about the great reputation of our chapter there, and I felt very proud. It’s not every day fraternity men stand around in a group at a party and brag about Alpha Phi philanthropy, community service and scholarship. To their credit, they didn’t mention that the Alpha Phis are also beautiful … but I knew this to be true. Alpha Phi’s reputation is a valuable asset. We rely on the actions and behavior of our members and chapters to reflect positively on our Fraternity. The strong reputation we have on one campus absolutely impacts Alpha Phi in other places. It may feel like a “big Greek world,” but it is not. It’s a small world, and word travels fast. Recently, Alpha Phi has been the beneficiary of the positive and strong reputation our members and chapters have built. When we were considering extension to places like Clemson, Creighton and Florida State, our reputation preceded us, and for that I was grateful. The development of our reputation as a noble, innovative and strong Fraternity began Linda Boland poses with Delta Tau Delta fraternity men from in 1872. Our Founders Chapman University. laid the groundwork. They defined us: who we were, who we are and who we will always be. We are living their dream and living up to their expectations. And we are doing it well. It is good to be us! Alpha Phi Toujours,

Articles may be sent by mail or e-mail. Please send your information to the editor by the deadlines indicated. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue. Please direct submission questions or inquiries regarding advertising or reprint permission to the editor at 847.316.8920, or quarterly@alphaphi.org. The Alpha Phi Quarterly is published winter, spring, summer and fall. Subscription price for non-members is $25 per year. Contact the Quarterly for information about pricing of individual issues. Send change of address or announcements to Alpha Phi Executive Office, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Periodical rate postage paid at Evanston, IL, and at additional mailing offices. (ISSN: USPS 014680) Postmaster: Please send address changes to Alpha Phi, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Printed in the USA.

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


Contents Sister Hikes the Appalachian Trail..............................2 EO Staff Volunteers at Frances E. Willard House...... 3

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2011 Fraternity Annual Report.....................................4 Message from the Committee on Leadership..........6 Interfraternal News......................................................6 Message from the International Executive Board....7 2011-12 Regional Leadership Conferences.............. 8 People................................................................... 10 The Accidental activist....................................12 Celebrating a 75-year Sister.....................................16 AlumnAE Pride..................................................... 18 2012 Potential Member Form....................................23 Early Recruitment Addresses....................................24 On Campus...........................................................25 Extension Update................................................ 31 Foundation.........................................................32 Original President's Badge Presented to Foundation...................................32 Convention Speaker Announced.................... 33 Leaving a Legacy.............................................. 34 Silent Chapter..................................................... 36 Bulletin Board............................................................. 37

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Adventure of a Lifetime Sister Hikes the Appalachian Trail

By Christine Spiegel

After graduating in May 2010 in civil engineering, Christi Holmes (Delta NuMaine) wanted to take a break before starting her career. Having grown up in Maine, she always loved the outdoors, so hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) seemed like the perfect adventure. The then 23-yearold embarked on the 2,181-mile trek on March 20, 2011, and completed the trail August 5, 2011. She hiked the full length of the trail – a feat only 20-25 percent of those who set out to complete in one season actually do. Christi was an experienced hiker, having ascended Mount Katahdin (the final pass on the trail, in Maine) six times before. Although she prepared by walking on the treadmill and stairs with a weighted backpack, she says, “It’s one of those things you’re not really prepared for until you get out there.” She logged around 23 miles per day and walked through 14 states on her four and a half-month journey. She lived mostly on macaroni and cheese, Snickers candy bars and granola bars. Every four days or so, she found a ride into a nearby town to buy food and to shower. She began the trail with a 40-pound backpack, but quickly learned to get the weight down to around 25 pounds. She learned to live with the basics: a sleeping bag, tent, food, water, a small stove, water filter, weather-appropriate clothing and a toothbrush. She had a cell phone to communicate with her parents and friends and a GPS tracker in case of emergency. The only form of protection she carried was 2

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a knife, which she ended up using only to open her mail, she says. Although she admits it was more challenging as a woman hiking alone on the trail, she always felt safe, and she actually was rarely alone. At the beginning of the trail, the shelters along the route – which house 15 people – were always full. As she progressed along the trail, the numbers thinned out. “There were definitely rough times,” Christi says, “including lightening storms, running out of food, unwanted visits from snakes and bears, and sleepless nights.”

“I met wonderful ‘trail angels,’ people who live along the trail who take hikers in to their homes or leave snacks along the way. I saw breathtaking vistas. I enjoyed life’s simple treasures – the sunrise, cool stream water, deer grazing.” And she even thought about giving up at one point. She was less than three weeks away from completing the trek, at the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and she hit a wall. But she convinced herself to go on. “I knew I had to finish,” she says. “I was so close.” Christi says the negative experiences were far outweighed by the positive: “I bonded with awesome hikers. I met wonderful ‘trail angels,’ people who live along the trail who Above: Christi Holmes prepares to embark on her hike along the Appalachian Trail. Left: Christi keeps Alpha Phi close to her along her journey with a patch on her backpack. Right: The end! Christi celebrates at Mount Katahdin in Maine – 2181 miles later.


take hikers in to their homes or leave snacks along the way.” She continues, “I saw breathtaking vistas. I enjoyed life’s simple treasures – the sunrise, cool stream water, deer grazing.” To sisters who think they are up for the challenge of the AT, Christi suggests doing your research. “Try part if you’re not sure you can do the whole thing. I think everyone should do it for at least one week,” she says. “The experience really puts things in perspective. You look at things differently when your concerns are ‘Where am I getting water next?’ and ‘Do I have enough food until I get to the next town?’” Most importantly, she adds, “Don’t be afraid. Have faith in yourself.” What did Christi gain from her experience? “I learned to be grateful for the little things: water from a faucet, grocery stores, beds!” She continues, “I learned to believe in the goodness of strangers. I also realized how little people really need to be happy. It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.”  To read about Christi’s adventures along the Appalachian Trail, visit christihikes.blogspot.com.

Executive Office Staff Volunteers at Frances Willard House In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service in January, Executive Office staff members volunteered at the Frances Willard House (Evanston, Ill.). The house is a national historic landmark that houses the Frances Willard Historical Association, House Museum, and Library and Archives. Frances E. Willard (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate) was Alpha Phi’s first alumna initiate and the Fraternity’s 16th International president. She was an educator, temperance reformer and women’s suffragist and one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th century America. She lived and worked in the house during

the 19 years she served as president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). For many of those years, the house also served as an informal national headquarters for the WCTU and a boarding house for its workers. Established as a museum in 1900, the Frances Willard House Museum has a remarkably intact collection of original furnishings and objects, including furniture, artwork, textiles, family photographs, books and her bicycle. For more information about the Frances Willard House, visit franceswillardhouse.org.

Top: Program Manager of Collegiate Chapter Services Heather Scheuer (Delta Eta-Adrian) helps organize the Frances Willard Museum archives. Left: Manager of New Chapter Development Cassidy Rosenthal (Beta Gamma-Colorado), left, and Foundation Development Coordinator Sheatarra Ervin prepare to polish silver for the museum. Right: Director of Collegiate Operations J.D. Louk volunteers by putting away holiday decorations. Spring 2012

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Alpha Phi Fraternity

Financials

2011 Annual Report

3%

5% 6% 7%

Collegiate Membership

7%

revenue 57%

15%

 Undergraduate Member Fees

$3,115,232

 Convention and Regional Conferences

831,427

 Products, Royalties and Other

386,356

 Grants

385,316

 Alumnae Member Fees

349,306

 Rental Income

293,632

 Interest on Loans

157,144

Total $5,518,413 3% 3%

8%

17%

Expenses

69%

 Fraternity Activities

$3,607,158

 Convention and Regional Conferences

893,757

 Management and General

389,940

 Property Management

164,637

 Publications and Communications

163,688

Total $5,219,180

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program continued to grow, with over 2,100 women choosing to pay their lifetime dues. We welcomed six new alumnae chapters in Eastern Iowa; Miami, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; Sandhills, N.C.; Cleveland, Ohio and Northeast Pennsylvania. The Fraternity had the pleasure of initiating 76 women into our membership as alumnae, 58 of whom are mothers of Alpha Phis. We also enrolled 175 legacies into the Little Dipper program. The alumnae strategy team (AST), a joint partnership between the Fraternity and Foundation, continued to focus on delivering the promise of lifetime membership that cultivates alumnae engagement. Team accomplishments included researching best practices in Greek organizations, universities and other nonprofit organizations, conducting focus groups on membership experiences, attending the National Panhellenic Conference leadership summit and encouraging dues and donations among the volunteer base. Transitions, The Resource for Alpha Phi’s Newest Alumnae, expanded to six issues per year and was sent to the graduating class of 2011. This interactive resource also included a new micro site, AlphaPhi2011.com, where members can learn about real-world issues beyond Alpha Phi. This communication was recognized with a first place Fraternity Communication Association award in the e-newsletter category. The Alpha Phi Class of 2011 LinkedIn subgroup also was launched.

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Alpha Phi continued to achieve remarkable growth and improved strength in collegiate membership, 153 chapters strong. For the 2010-11 school year, we initiated 5,802 new members. This represents an increase of 609 members and, for the fourth year in a row, breaks our record for our largest membership year in history. Extension opportunities continued to support membership growth through colonizations at three premier campuses in 2011: Florida State (Gamma Phi), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Iota Omicron) and Stanford (Kappa). These added to our record membership year, but also provided an emotional high for the Fraternity in securing the return to a closed, single letter chapter at Stanford University. The Panhellenic organizations at Whitman College and the University of Utah invited Alpha Phi to join their communities for the 2011-12 academic year, each allowing for returns of closed chapters back into the Alpha Phi sisterhood. A significant number of our chapters and members were recognized on their own campuses for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service activities. The continued success of Red Dress philanthropy events has been a key in raising more than $1 million to support Alpha Phi Foundation and generating positive public relations for the Fraternity.

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Finance For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the Fraternity experienced a $986,756 increase in net assets, $299,233 of which was a direct result of operations and the balance from strong investment portfolio performance. We once again received a clean, unqualified opinion from the independent auditor who reviewed the Fraternity’s financial statements. The Fraternity was also able to extend a new loan to the Texas (Omega) house corporation board during the fiscal year. The Fraternity was released as a guarantor on a local loan during the year, and continues to maintain ample financial strength and capacity to support the needs of current and new chapter facilities. Net assets remain strong at just over $9 million, and the organization remains well poised to take advantage of strategic extension opportunities.

Communications Alpha Phi has continued to remain at the forefront of social media, communicating with members using the website (alphaphi.org), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn professional groups, blogs and On the Go podcasts. Members continue to submit personal announcements on our website through the Member News tab, with topics ranging from educational and professional achievements to births and marriages. In 2011, Alpha Phi International won the first place award in the Fraternity Communications Association competition

in the inter/national website category, recognizing alphaphi.org. For an eighth year in a row, the Alpha Phi Quarterly was a winner in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition. 

$115,353

Educational Leadership Consultant Program

Training and Development Training and development of members continued to be a primary focus. Regional Conferences provided training for 1,445 collegians and alumnae volunteers. Convention provided training opportunities for 515 chapter advisors, collegiate and alumnae chapter presidents and house corporation board members. Fourteen roundtable audio conferences on different topics provided training and opportunities for discussion for chapter advisors, alumnae and collegiate chapter officers. Our online, on-demand chapter advisor training module was accessed by 66 advisors. Supporting the Fraternity’s mission of cultivating leadership, 87 of our collegiate chapters experienced the chapter-based portion of the Foundation-funded Alpha Phi Leadership Initiative, and 97 percent of participants gave the program a valuable or very valuable rating. Also funded by Alpha Phi Foundation were Emerging Leaders Institutes held in summer 2011 in Indianapolis. A total of 149 collegiate members with leadership potential experienced one of the three sessions offered. Of those participants, 81 are currently serving as officers of their collegiate chapters.

$63,270

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Leadership Initiative: Emerging Leaders Institute, June 2011 #2

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Management of Leadership Programs and Resources

$11,710

$9,000

Leadership Initiative: Chapter Leadership Development

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$2,707

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Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI)

... New Alumnae Initiates: 76 ... Dues Paying Alumnae: 6,871 ... Lifetime Dues Paying Alumnae: 2,103 ... Total Collegians: 15,757 ... Total Alumnae: 115,636 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference San Jose, CA Attendees: 215

Canadian Conference Kitchener, ON, Canada Attendees: 70

Northeast Regional Conference Syracuse, NY Attendees: 159

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Philadelphia, PA Attendees: 181

Upper Midwest Regional Conference Toledo, OH Attendees: 216

Southwest Regional Conference

Southeast Regional Conference Charlotte, NC Attendees: 149

Los Angeles, CA Attendees: 183

South Central Regional Conference

Dallas, TX Attendees: 166

North Central Midwest Regional Conference Chesterfield, MO

Attendees: 176

Convention Miami, FL Attendees: 515

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19,154

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A Message from the Committee on Leadership

Convention Elections Complete COL Process The committee on leadership (COL) is pleased to report its progress to date as it works toward the election of the Fraternity’s next International President and International Executive Board (IEB). COL members received and reviewed a number of candidate applications, contacted each candidate’s verbal and written reference, received feedback from the membership about each candidate and verbally interviewed each candidate. The COL met at the Executive Office in mid-March to determine the slate for the 2012-14 International Executive Board, which was announced to the membership shortly after (please visit alphaphi.org for results; they were not available at print time). The process will be complete with the election of the IEB, held during Convention 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz., in June.* In an effort to communicate openly with the membership throughout the process, the COL shared frequent updates on the progress through posts on the alphaphi.org website, as well as via Facebook and Twitter updates. Sisters also were asked to participate by completing an online survey that gathered feedback from the membership about each candidate. As the biennium comes to a close, the COL would like to thank you for your participation in the nomination process. Alpha Phi is very fortunate to have so many talented, committed candidates interested in serving the Fraternity in this capacity. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please feel free to contact a member of the committee. If you are interested in serving on the COL for the 2012-14 biennium, you are encouraged to fill out an application at alphaphi.org. Four alumnae members will be elected to the COL during Convention, and the remaining four will be appointed by the next IEB shortly thereafter.

* All voting delegates must be current dues-paying members; dues must be paid at least 10 days prior to Convention.

COL Alumnae Members Susan Brink Sherratt (Beta Beta-Michigan State), chair Kim Larsen Watson (Omicron-Missouri), vice chair Billie Coskey Battiato (Phi-Oklahoma) Laura Jen Kin Berger (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) Shana Goss Smith (Chi-Montana) Michelle Jones Thompson (Omega-Texas) Carol Wilde Wahl (Delta Kappa-Wisconsin/La Crosse)

COL Collegiate Members Hilke Brandon (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) Katie Foster (Delta Nu-Maine)

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Interfraternal News

Alpha Phis, Staff Attend AFA Annual Meeting

Alpha Phis and Executive Office staff attend the AFA annual meeting.

The Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) annual meeting was held Nov. 30-Dec.4, 2011, in St. Louis, Mo., at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. Nearly 1,000 Greek Affairs professionals were in attendance. Through keynote speakers, programming sessions, business meetings and networking with colleagues, the annual meeting provided an educational experience for all attendees on relevant topics, trends and issues pertaining to Greek Life and higher education. Representing the Executive Office were: International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach), NPC Delegate Sally McCall Grant (GammaDePauw), Past International President and NPC First Alternate Delegate Laura Malley-Schmitt (Zeta Phi-MIT), Director of Collegiate Operations J.D. Louk, Manager of Resources and Training Initiatives Stefania Rudd (Theta Rho-Cameron), Program Manager of Collegiate Chapter Services Heather Scheuer (Delta Eta-Adrian) and Director of Collegiate Recruitment Renee Smith Zimmerman Zainer (Beta EpsilonArizona). They met with Greek Affairs professionals on a variety of topics pertaining to the health and well-being of Alpha Phi’s collegiate chapters. Alpha Phi members who serve as campus-based professionals were invited to a breakfast to honor them for their dedication and hard work in the fraternal movement. It was also a great time for members to connect with one another and share in the bonds of sisterhood.

Sisters Honored By AFA During the AFA meeting, two Alpha Phi alumnae received special recognitions from the association. The AFA’s Outstanding Volunteer Award was renamed to honor Shelley Sutherland (Phi-Oklahoma), a long-time member and past president of AFA. Shelley, who recently retired as associate executive director of the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, has a distinguished career serving the Greek community for more than 45 years. Genevieve Evans Taylor (Psi-South Dakota) was the recipient of the 2011 Oracle Award, which recognizes outstanding written contributions during the academic year to the Oracle, the research journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.


Message from the International Executive Board

Chapter Anniversary Celebrations: The Ideal Opportunity for Renewed Alumnae Engagement The next time you look for ways to re-ignite the volunteer spirit in your Alpha Phi sisters, consider throwing a party – a chapter reunion party. Anniversary celebrations provide opportunities to re-engage chapter sisters who are “lost” or no longer involved and to rekindle friendships. Alpha Phi has recently highlighted some significant milestone anniversaries, including 100 years for Missouri (Omicron) and North Dakota (Pi) and 50 years for Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) and Maryland (Delta Zeta). But you needn’t wait until those major milestones; celebrate your chapter at 5, 10 and 25-year marks as well! How does one get started? Experienced planners suggest the reunion committee establish an alumnae outreach group early in the process. Pat Jones Stevens (Omicron-Missouri) suggests the group develop “era captains” – women who take responsibility to contact all alumnae from a four- or five-year time span nearest their collegiate years. With each era of the chapter under the direction of a specific captain, alumnae can contact their closest chapter sisters and then seek connections to less active alumnae through their original

contacts. Who was your big sister? Your little sister? Your roommate? Gradually, the list of alumnae contacts improves and the network expands. Pat cautions, “Be sure to give this process plenty of time. We started five years out!” Karen Scheffling Avore (Delta ZetaMaryland) suggests the reunion committee contact alumnae early and often through as many channels as possible, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, email, a reunion website, telephone and “Save the Date” reminders in regular mail. “Find several reliable, responsible volunteers to take on these tasks,” says Karen. “It was a lot of work, but the more volunteers (before and at the event) the better!” Sometimes all it takes is a phone call or email to re-engage, then those sisters contact other, less active alumnae with whom they are in touch. Shirley Clegg Dieker (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) advises, “You have their attention now, so any chance you get, include a list of alumnae for whom the committee no longer has contact information.” “After the reunion, the long-term benefits remain for years,” says Marcia Jones Lane (Omicron-Missouri). “We not only increased our giving, but we added volunteers to our house corporation board and committees. The renewed interest in the chapter benefited all.” 

It’s never too soon to begin planning your chapter’s next reunion! To help you get started, visit alphaphi.org/alumnae/reunion to order the Alpha Phi Reunion Planning Guide at no charge. This helpful guide provides step-by-step instructions on location selection, programming, meal and hotel arrangements, and everything you need to get your reunion underway. For additional assistance, contact the Executive Office alumnae department at 847.316.8940 or alumnae@alphaphi.org.

Best Practices for Reunion Success Veteran reunion planners offer their advice on “best practices” to keep in mind as you and your sisters plan your next reunion.

ƒƒ Start early! A major milestone celebration may take three to five years to plan and execute, and a year or two for smaller time intervals. ƒƒ Engage the house corporation board / chapter property committee, local alumnae chapter, collegiate members and college / university officials immediately. ƒƒ Develop a vision of the celebration and a timeline for planning the event. Consider building a reunion around a rallying point such as a major house renovation or chapter room expansion. ƒƒ Break the work into logical groups, such as: communications (logo, advertising, newsletters), era (history, outreach), programs (program planning, speakers, flow), registration (registrations, statistics), retail (early sales of merchandise to raise funds, celebration merchandise sales), finance (budget, accounts payable/receivable) and hospitality (hotels, rentals, site management, catering). ƒƒ Recruit key alumnae to head up the committees. ƒƒ Develop “era captains” to help contact every alumna from the chapter from a four- or five-year timeframe. (This may take many months to complete, so begin early.) ƒƒ Contact the Executive Office alumnae department for their tools and suggestions, as well as connections to alumnae from other chapters who have held similar events. ƒƒ Plan a number of events over a weekend to allow alumnae to participate as their time and budgets permit. ƒƒ Keep the committee in regular communication using project management tools. ƒƒ Communicate frequently with the collegiate chapter, and engage them in the preparations from the very beginning of the project. ƒƒ Document plans, expenses, successes and lessons learned for the next reunion committee.

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2011-12 Regional

More than 1,300 chapter officers and advisors from 152 collegiate chapters and five colonies across North America attended Regional Leadership Conferences.

Alpha Phi International has hosted these annual conferences for more than 10 years to provide the training necessary for collegiate officers and advisors to effectively lead their chapters. The conferences are adjusted each year not only to meet the changing needs and interests of the participants, but to create an environment in which collegiate members and their advisors are engaged and excited about their learning. This year was no exception. Instead of the traditional eight conferences, Alpha Phi combined regions into four conferences. This doubled the number of participants and the opportunities for sharing ideas and solutions to issues facing our chapters. Many presenters and facilitators were able to lead sessions at multiple conferences, thus ensuring consistent messaging. In addition to educational programming, conferences featured regional awards presentations, lunches organized by regional teams, T-shirt auctions, vendor booths and Rock the Red dinners. 

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The Target Campus Grant program presented a check for $10,000 to Alpha Phi International during the Pacific Northwest / Southwest Regional Conference. The grant was designated to support the leadership training programs at the conference. As part of the grant, members of Target’s regional recruitment team presented a one-hour training session to the nearly 400 attendees titled Take the Lead: Leadership Skills from Campus to Career. One of the Target team members was Alpha Phi alumna Jessica Wooten Maslow (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado). This is the first time Alpha Phi has applied for and received this grant, and the first time a corporation has sponsored a portion of Alpha Phi’s leadership initiative. Likewise, this is the first time Target has worked with a fraternal organization through its grant program. Below: Target Campus Recruiter Jessica Wooten Maslow (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado), center, presents a $10,000 check to International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach), left, and Foundation Executive Director Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), right.

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(1) Sisters have fun with their boas and red shoes during the Mid-Atlantic / Northeast conference. (2) Speaker Patty Hendrickson (Zeta Alpha-Eastern Illinois) challenges and motivates collegiate members and advisors and invites alumnae to apply what they've learned to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. (3) Appalachian State (Theta Nu) celebrates being an Order of the Lamp Qualifier during the South Central / Southeast Regional Conference. (4) A sister adds her idea of what "Alpha Phi is…" during the energy sisterhood session facilitated by educational leadership consultants. (5) Foundation Board Director and CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon) Chapter Advisor Laura Jen Kin Berger (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach), center, and CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta) Chapter Advisor Tobi Board Nieland (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), right, pose with International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach), left. (6) Collegians enjoy the Upper Midwest / North Central Midwest Regional Conference. (7) Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) sisters enjoy the Pacific Northwest / Southwest Regional Conference. (8) North Texas (Gamma Eta) sisters stay after the conference in Nashville, Tenn., to visit the Grand Ole Opry.

Canadian Conference Ninety women participated in a busy day of learning and networking at the annual Canadian Conference, held at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener, Ontario. Special thanks go to alumnae Gina Bradley Feller (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) and Denise Mika-Biga (Rho-Ohio State) for making the trip from Ohio and Michigan to facilitate sessions.


People Silicon Valley’s Youngest Venture Capitalist Is an Alpha Phi Collegian Ernestine Fu (Kappa-Stanford), a junior at Stanford University, has been featured in several publications and online media recently as Silicon Valley’s youngest venture capitalist. Forbes featured Ernestine in its 2011 America’s Top Colleges issue. She even made the cover! She was part of Forbes’ first All-Star Student Entrepreneurial Team, a group of nine chosen from a nationwide search. In July, they participated in a roundtable discussion with the chairman and CEO of Dell and Forbes’ executive editor. Their conversation was featured in the August 22, 2011, issue of Forbes and online at forbes.com. Ernestine also made Vanity Fair’s 2011 Next Establishment List, a prominent list which recognizes rising talent in technology, media, policy and business. The list of 32 was noted for their ambition, innovation and determination as young entrepreneurs. In addition to being a full-time student in Stanford’s civil and environmental engineering department, Ernestine works as an associate at San Francisco venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners, where she scouts out promising student entrepreneurs for the firm to back. She also sits on State Farm’s youth advisory board and is executive director of the Stanford Student Services Division. She is working on a long-term research project about the impact of venture capital on entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, comparing clean technology ventures in Silicon Valley and Beijing, and collaborating with a Disney scientist on an engineering study. She also is co-authoring a book with the former dean of Stanford Law School about their experiences in public service. Last summer, she had an engineering internship for oil field services giant Schlumberger in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Ernestine’s drive and ambition did not begin with college, however. When she was 15, she founded a nonprofit organization, Visual Arts and Music for Society (vamsinternational.org), to bring the arts to homeless shelters, orphanages and senior centers. And although her parents had planned to pay for her college education, Ernestine was determined to pay her own way, so she acquired 10 merit-based scholarships before her freshman year. To top it off, Ernestine is a member of Mensa, the international high IQ society. With so many accomplishments at such a young age (she turns 21 on April 30), we can’t wait to see what Ernestine will do next! Ernestine Fu (Kappa-Stanford)

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Sister’s Nonprofit Helps Women in Need When Clare Truesdell Anderson’s (Rho-Ohio State) husband of 29 years passed away, she was at least grateful for her secure financial future. Realizing, however, that not all single women were as fortunate, she gathered some friends to create what is now Scholarship Opportunities for Success (SOS). SOS is an all volunteer, grass-roots charitable organization with 11 board members and more than 40 volunteers. Since its creation 10 years ago, SOS has raised more than $200,000 and has helped 128 women. Clare serves as the organization’s vice president of fundraising development. She is an active member of the Columbus, Ohio, alumnae chapter. Visit sosgrants.org for more information.

Iwona Contreras, left, and Aurora Vilchis

Alumnae Earn Presidential Volunteer Service Award Two alumnae were recipients of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. They were part of the planning and organizing committee for CSU/San Bernardino’s Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) that received the award for the second year in a row. Iwona Luczkiewicz Contreras (Eta Beta-CSU/San Bernardino) is an administrative analyst/specialist and Pfau Library exhibit/lecture coordinator, and Aurora Vilchis (Eta Beta-CSU/San Bernardino) is assistant to the dean of the College of Extended Learning. The award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain standard, measured in terms of service hours. Each member of CSU/San Bernardino’s LEAD team received a pin, personalized certificate and a congratulatory letter signed by President Barack Obama. To learn more, visit presidentialserviceawards.gov.


Collegiate Athletes Are NCAA Champions

Sisters Compete In Pageants Alumna Crowned Miss Missouri USA

Sophomores Sydney and Shelby Payne (both Kappa-Stanford) are members of Stanford’s NCAA Champion women’s soccer team. Shelby was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team, and Sydney received Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

Rocker Nominated for Music Awards

Alumna Named Best Wedding Planner

Singer songwriter Kristen Faulconer (Iota GammaUniversity of the Pacific) was nominated for Best Rock Artist and Best Pop Artist at the 2012 All Indie Music Awards in February. She also received nominations for Hollywood Music and Media Awards in November for her song “Slow Down,” featuring Raymond Herrera (from Fear Factory). The song was nominated in the Original Song-Video Game category (it is on THQ’s MX vs. ATV Alive video game) and in the Songwriting, Vocal Arrangement and Performance category. Learn more about Kristen at kristenfaulconer.net or reverbnation.com/kristenfaulconer.

Lori Lyman Losee (Beta Rho-Washington State), owner and senior planner of Elegant Affairs, a wedding and event planning company based in Puyallup, Wash., was named Best Wedding Planner in the 2011 KING 5 News (Seattle, Wash.) Evening Magazine’s The Best of Western Washington contest. Losee has owned Elegant Affairs since 2005. She has coordinated five Alpha Phi weddings and has employed 11 Alpha Phi members as assistants and interns. Lori’s company was selected out of 126 nominated wedding planners.

Doctor Receives Prestigious Award

Sister Writes First Collection

Dr. Martha Gulati (Theta EtaWestern Ontario), associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at The Ohio State University, was honored in February with a prestigious Red Dress Award, presented by Woman’s Day, for making a significant impact in the fight against heart disease in women. Past recipients have included Barbara Walters and Hoda Kotb. Martha is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Her exceptional commitment to the study of women and cardiac disease has won her numerous awards and distinctions, including being named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of Chicago’s Top 40 Under 40. Martha is a member of several advisory boards and societies, and her research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the world. She recently co-authored Saving Women’s Hearts: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease With Natural and Conventional Strategies (Wiley Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 0470678453).

Tamra McElroy Wilson (Omicron-Missouri) has written her first story collection, Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories (Little Creek Books, 2011. ISBN 0984639853), that includes 21 slices of small-town life in the South, with a few celebrities thrown in. Tamra began writing professionally in the 1970s and branched out to fiction writing 15 years ago. She has been published in numerous journals and has received several awards and recognitions. She was recently selected as a visiting writer at Gaston College in Dallas, N.C. For more information, visit tamrawilson.com.

In November, Katie Kearney (OmicronMissouri) was crowned Miss Missouri USA 2012. During the pageant, she also received the congeniality award. She will represent the state at the Miss USA pageant in June in Las Vegas, Nev. Read more at missuniverse.com/missusa.

Collegian Is National American Miss Rachel Landes (Gamma OmicronDrake) was crowned 2011 National American Miss, representing the state of Missouri. The junior journalism and marketing major serves as Drake's (Gamma Omicron) chapter president and is on the dean’s list. She was selected in 2011 for Meredith Corporation’s prestigious apprenticeship program as an editorial intern for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Read more at namiss.com.

Featuring Alpha Phi Browse books, music and movies featuring Alpha Phis at alphaphi.org/shop.

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“As someone speaking from experience, I want you to know that a beautiful, full life is possible for all survivors of violence. I am living proof!�

Accidental Activist

Alumna Urges Sisters to Take a Stand By Liz Schimpf Seccuro (Zeta Iota-Virginia)

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y story is certainly a public one. (The general details are included in the profile written at right by Kristen Mitchell.) As a proud Alpha Phi, I wanted to share my journey with you and encourage all collegians and alumnae to take note and take action.

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One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice. On college campuses, the statistics narrow to one in four college women who will survive an attempted or completed rape. Of those, the vast majority occur in the young woman’s first semester on campus. In addition, the majority of college sexual assaults are committed by someone who knows the victim. The statistics are staggering. Yet, we, as Greeks, are not talking about it. Why? Partially because we’re letting ourselves believe that rape happens to “someone else.” Partially because of the stigma still associated with being the victim of a rape. Perception and reality

Aside from my rapist coming forward to apologize two decades after it happened, my story is very typical. I think that is why, as I’ve traveled across the country talking about my book, hundreds of women and men have come up and confided in me that they have been raped. For many, it was the first time they uttered the words aloud. I feel very privileged to bear witness to someone who is just beginning his or her journey to freedom. But that journey is not an easy one. Society tells us that rape is something to be ashamed of. Peer pressure (especially if the victim knows the rapist) and our own self-doubt make us believe the best thing to do is not report it, not to make waves. Media portrayal also contributes to the confusion about the concept of rape versus consent. (In reality, you don’t have to be sober or scream “no” or have injuries for it to be rape.) And unfortunately, the tiny fraction of women who falsely report rapes (either to “get back at someone” or in an effort to make money) are the ones who receive the press and add to the negative image of true rape survivors. Setting it straight

At the time of my rape, the local hospital didn’t process rape kits, so I was told to drive to Washington, D.C., for help. I was already traumatized and overwhelmed, so I chose not to. Then, university officials insisted campus, rather than Charlottesville police handle the crime. When university administration and university police turned a blind eye to my reports, I was defeated and disoriented – I knew something very tragic had happened, but no one seemed to believe me.

Right: Liz Schimpf (now Seccuro), right, is pictured with Kris Kisska (now Mehigan), left, and Allie O'Carroll, middle, during an Alpha Phi recruitment party in January 1988.

About the Author

Sister’s Story Sheds Light on Violence Against Women By Kristen Mitchell (Gamma-DePauw) In October 1984, during her first semester at the University of Virginia, Liz Schimpf Seccuro (Zeta Iota-Virginia) attended a fraternity’s recruitment party with a friend. That night, Liz was drugged and gang-raped behind the closed doors of a second-floor room in that fraternity. She reported the incident immediately to her resident advisor, the dean’s office and university police. The only assailant she could remember was a stranger to her, but she had recognized him as a student from the party. An investigation was conducted by university authorities, and it was determined there was no evidence to charge the accused male student, so nothing was done. Liz tried to put the rape behind her, eventually graduated from college, married and started a business and a family. Then in September 2005, Liz received a letter that would change her life. It was an apology from one of the men who raped her 22 years earlier. She pressed charges, and he pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. He served just under six months of a 10-year sentence. The experience of the trial and reliving the memories from two decades before sparked something in Liz. She wanted to take a stand, not just for herself, but for all victims. She founded Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors (STARS), a nonprofit that helps fund programs to assist rape victims and their families as they go through the daunting task of getting justice and healing the mind, body and soul. Today, Liz serves on the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) speakers bureau and works with Security on Campus, Inc., to promote safety at colleges and universities. Continued on page 14


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She also lobbies on Capitol Hill for more funding and stricter laws to protect all victims of sexual assault, but especially those on college campuses. Her memoir, Crash Into Me: A Survivor’s Search for Justice (Bloomsbury USA, 2011. ISBN 1596915854), documents her journey from victim to survivor to activist. “I wanted to tell my story – the truth – without being reduced to a mainstream media sound byte that had everything to do with sensationalism,” Liz says. “The process itself was not cathartic as many would think. I wanted any parent or woman or man or college student or survivor who read it to really know my journey. Sexual assault happens every day, and survivors need to be believed, trusted and helped.” Liz admits that facing what happened to her in order to aid others has not been easy. “It’s hard to immerse yourself in such a painful topic,” she says. “But the silence is deafening. The shame and stigma need to go.” In her memoir, Liz notes that she didn’t want the horror of that one night to prevent her from experiencing the close friendships and community that had made Greek life on campus appeal to her in the first place. She initiated into Alpha Phi in 1986 and made lifelong friends. She even mentions these women in the acknowledgements of her book because of the support they provided during the trial, saying, “Your support, both physical and electronic, was so meaningful. You are all so wonderful, and I am blessed to call you sisters.” 

Learn more about Liz at lizseccuro.com and follow her on Twitter (LizSeccuro) and Facebook (Crash Into Me).

TIPS FOR SISTERS Keep Yourself and Your Sisters Safe by Being Proactive Never leave a sister alone, especially if she is incapacitated – no matter what. Practice Watchcare! If your sister comes into danger, you don’t want that on your conscience forever. Watch your drinks. Bring your drink with you when you get up to dance, have a conversation or go to the restroom. Refresh it yourself. Be cautious of any bartender who seems shady or a drink that tastes bitter.

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The mishandling and poor judgment that was prevalent in my case continues today. There is a systemic lack of concern and care given to rape victims. Victims continue to be blamed. No wonder we are afraid to speak out. And no surprise that only 5 percent of all rapes are ever reported to law enforcement and of those, only 3 percent are adjudicated, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. I saw firsthand during my trial how defense attorneys put the victim on trial, despite rape shield laws. What we wear, what we’ve consumed, our sexual history, why we were physically there in the first place – every detail is questioned. It’s mystifying. Since my trial, I have felt compelled to protect other rape survivors by setting the facts straight. First, if you or someone you know is the victim of a sexual assault, immediately go to a hospital’s emergency room to have a rape kit performed. Do not shower, wash your hands, change your clothes, brush your teeth, drink anything, urinate, etc. – go straight there. The hospital can bring in your local police so you can report the rape from the hospital if you request it. But if not, contact your local police department – not just university police – to report the crime. Rape is a felony – local police, therefore, need to handle, regardless of whether it occurred in a university facility or another student was involved. If you don’t want to do this alone and don’t want to tell anyone you know yet, someone from your local rape crisis center can accompany you. If you or a loved one is a victim, do not let the fear of trial dissuade you from pressing charges. In my experience, re-living the assault was painful initially, but also therapeutic. And most importantly, I felt empowered. Finally, rape survivors should be sure they seek help as needed (see Tips below). Alpha Phi family

About four months after my attack, I began the recruitment process, eager to find a “home” in my state of confusion. I had always known I wanted to be a part of the Greek system, and I am ever so glad I pledged Alpha Phi. The following year, I moved in to the chapter house. I lived there for two years, and that experience quite possibly saved my life. I could have easily fallen prey to the very typical self-destructive behaviors that plague rape victims: cutting, substance abuse, depression, promiscuity. Certainly, I danced with many of these issues, but my sisters provided me

Liz offers the following suggestions, based on her own experience and research studies, to help sisters of all ages in various scenarios.

Be aware and in control of yourself and your surroundings, regardless of whether or not you enjoy alcohol or recreational drugs. Trust your sixth sense. If you feel incapacitated or lost, quickly dial a sister, friend or a cab and get out of there. Include pre-programmed numbers in your phone to be prepared for such a scenario. Remain on the ground floor of any gathering. Sexual assaults generally occur on upper floors. Stay grounded, stay safe! For collegians, ask friends who are a year or two older

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about the culture at your school. Where have rapes happened – what dorms, fraternity houses, sports houses, etc.? Take note. It may not be public knowledge, but the campus grapevine is powerful and usually true. While the date rape drugs we are familiar with today did not exist in the 1980s, rapists have been able to incapacitate victims for generations. Today, crushed up Xanax has replaced Rohyphnol (“roofies”) as the most common date rape drug. Be aware of resources available to you before anything happens. Know how to contact a women’s center,

a sexual assault resource agency and a police liaison if necessary – if not for yourself, you may one day need them for a friend.

If A Sister Has Been Assaulted Studies show that rape victims’ experiences are completely defined by how the first person they tell reacts. If you are a friend or family member and someone tells you she has been raped, believe her. Do not ask questions like “are you sure?” or “were you drinking?” or ask what she was wearing. Help her to


with the love and support I needed to value myself – to love myself. My sisters – dozens of whom I still email, visit, interact with on Facebook and have dinner with – were an important part of my healing. A few years ago, during the trial of one of my rapists, it was a beautiful wall of Alpha Phi sisters who filled the front rows of the courtroom in Charlottesville, Va. As I testified, all I needed was to look into the faces of my sisters to help me get through without stumbling. They were there for me, 22 years after graduation, and they are my treasures.

“I love my sisters and the Fraternity very much,” says Liz. “Without Alpha Phi, I would not be the woman I am today.” Call to action

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). I hope you’ll accept my challenge as your sister to take note and take action. Educate yourself and your chapter members with speakers or self-defense classes. Hold an open dialogue. Support those who are survivors by donning teal (SAAM’s official color) and attending a Take Back the Night vigil. Most importantly, let your sisters know you are there for them. Rape is not a life sentence. It does not define who you are. In many ways it is a beginning of a new life, built step by courageous step. I will never be defined by my rape. I am a wife, a mother of two wonderful children, an author, an entrepreneur, a volunteer, an activist, a lobbyist, a wine enthusiast, surfer, home cook, blogger, Tweeter and very proud member of this fine Fraternity. I am living a life of huge promise regardless of that fateful night. As someone speaking from experience, I want you to know that a beautiful, full life is possible for all survivors of violence. I am living proof!

safety, and help her contact the appropriate resources, including a hospital for a rape kit examination.

If You Have Been Assaulted Have 911 and your local police department’s number programmed in your phone. Rape is a felony and belongs in the proper jurisdiction – not in the hands of a university’s police force. Whether or not you have decided to press charges (even if you think you will not), go to a hospital and have a rape kit performed. It is difficult, but no more difficult than what you have already survived. The DNA collected will be key in your

case, and your rape kit may help capture a rapist who has assaulted someone else (rapists rarely offend only once). If you are acquainted with your rapist and he sends a text (or other communication) either apologizing or minimizing what has happened, save all communications. It will be crucial evidence should you choose to press charges. Practice self-care. Victims of rape tend to experience a self-loathing or self-destructive period. Try to eat well, exercise when you feel better, avoid drugs and alcohol and get proper sleep. If you find yourself indulging in self-mutilation, feeling depressed, having

Liz Seccuro poses in her office. Her life changed in 2005 when a man who raped her 22 years earlier came forward.She shared her story with the world and became an advocate for victims of sexual assault.

suicidal thoughts or abusing alcohol or drugs, get help. Many rape survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, including panic attacks or flashbacks. Be aware of your triggers, and avoid them. Television or movies that depict violence against women, for example, tend to be triggers. Please remember that a sexual assault will never define who you are. You are more than what has happened to you, and you will be whole again. No one can take your dignity or happiness. Know that there are resources available to you (see Resources at right). Your local rape crisis center, women’s center or, if in college, student health

or resident advisor are also available to help.

Resources National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1.800.656.4673 Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): rainn.org Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors (STARS): starssurvivors.org

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Celebrating V

isiting with Jean Pettis Reed (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) was one of the most heartwarming experiences I have had with Alpha Phi. After I received a note from Fraternity Director of Alumnae Membership Alissa Meyer Milito (Zeta Xi-Elmhurst) that Jean was celebrating 75 years of sisterhood, two other members of the Tampa Bay alumnae chapter and I planned to take her to lunch and present her with an anniversary pin. Caryl Frauenhoff Rohol (Gamma-DePauw), Linda Bunn Delapenha (Beta Delta-UCLA) and I went to Brooksville, Fla., to meet Jean in December. When we arrived at Ruby Tuesday’s, Jean was waiting for us in her car. She waved a copy of the Quarterly when she saw us coming, and we knew it was her. There was an instant connection, as if we were from the same collegiate chapter and we had lots of catching up to do. When I presented Jean her anniversary pin I said, “You know, you cannot properly wear the 75-year pin without your Alpha Phi badge in the middle (the pin is the in the shape of a diamond and is meant to frame the member’s badge). So, here is your Alpha Phi badge back.” (See Mystery of the Badge sidebar for details.) Her mouth dropped open and her eyes grew wide. She was absolutely thrilled! Each of us shared about ourselves and how we became Alpha Phis. Jean was a music major, a pianist, in college. She decided that music was not going to earn her a livelihood, so she dropped out of college and became a typist. She worked most of her adult life using business skills. She married, and after many years, she and her husband divorced in 1955. “I was devastated,” Jean said. “It was my good friend, my best Alpha Phi friend, Mildred Scott Holesapple (Beta Epsilon-Arizona), who kept me together and moving forward.” Jean had an opportunity to work

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By Sandy Willis Donelan (Delta Zeta-Maryland), Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter President

overseas at the U.S. Army headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, then at the American Embassy in London. She returned to Arizona at the end of a three-year tour, married at the time to her second husband, a building contractor engineer who she met in Europe. His job took them overseas often, until he later passed away. Later, Jean met a widower who she shared 18 years with in Florida; he passed away a few years ago. Mentioning why she chose Ruby Tuesday’s to meet she said, “We used to come here, and our favorite meal was a turkey burger. I think I’ll order one for old times’ sake. It will be a nice memory.” Jean is a 17-year cancer survivor. She lives in her own home and drives her car around town. She is an avid reader. She keeps so busy that she’s on the go daily. She is involved with many groups and activities, including the Daughters of the American Revolution and Women’s Social Club of Cloverleaf Farms. She plays piano for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, the national music fraternity. Jean is a devoted opera fan and enjoys watching it on television in the evenings. She once was the principal doublebass with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. “I told only a few people that I was receiving my 75-year pin,” said Jean. “I just don’t want people to realize how old I am. They might stop asking me to do things.” Jean is sharp, quick-witted, accurate, engaging, entertaining and enjoys life every day. Jean Pettis Reed, what a pleasure it is to have met you. I will treasure that afternoon the rest of my life. 

Celebrate Sisterhood with an Anniversary Pin Have you celebrated an anniversary of sisterhood? Alpha Phi honors the endurance of membership with anniversary recognition pins that celebrate 10-, 25-, 50-, 65- and 75-year milestones. Certificates may be ordered individually. To order a beautiful anniversary pin to display your Alpha Phi pride, email alumnae@alphaphi.org, call 847.316.8940 or visit alphaphi.org (keyword: anniversary pins).

Left: Letter from Jean Reed enclosed with her annual dues payment. The letter mentioned how proud Jean is to have been a sister for 75 years, which led to the presentation of the special anniversary pin to honor the milestone.


Mystery of the Badge When Jean Reed was contacted about being presented her 75-year pin, she told Sandy Donelan she no longer had her original badge – that she turned it in to the EO. “I sent it back to the Executive Office, like you are supposed to. The pins are not supposed to end up in flea markets, you know.” But when the EO sent Jean’s badge to Sandy to be presented with the anniversary pin, it was discovered that the initials engraved on the badge were not Jean’s. It belonged to Mildred Scott, Jean’s dear friend.

Jean Reed, left, is presented an anniversary pin by Tampa Bay, Fla., Alumnae Chapter President Sandy Donelan.

When Jean lived in London, she lost her own badge and told Mildred how upset she was about doing so. Mildred, who had two badges, sent Jean her plain badge and kept her jeweled badge. Jean lovingly wore it thereafter. “Mildred passed away a couple of years ago,” said Jean, “but I have always treasured her pin and her friendship.”

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Alumnae Pride CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia Alumnae enjoyed catching up with each other over the holidays. They welcomed newly initiated member Brandy Dudas. Contact: Nav Sidhu (Beta Theta-British Columbia), navsidhu@gmail.com

ONTARIO Southwestern Ontario The chapter was formed in June 2011, and a petition was granted in October. Members enjoyed a dessert night, potluck and holiday spa event. Upcoming events include a wine tasting, chapter installation, yoga philanthropy event and brunch in Waterloo with Toronto alumnae chapter members. Area sisters are invited to be a part of this exciting new group. Contact the president to receive their newsletter or learn more. Contact: Emily Campbell (Theta Eta-Western Ontario), emcampbell12@gmail.com Web: alphaphilondonalumnae.blogspot.com Facebook: Southwestern Ontario Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

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OMAHA, NEB. Alumnae enjoy a holiday auction.

at a sister’s home. Members adopted a local military family for the holidays. The women also enjoyed ice skating in San Francisco. Contact: Corrin Zimmerman (Eta Delta-CSU/East Bay), czim32@yahoo.com Facebook: APhi East Bay Alum Twitter: EastBayAlum

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Quebec Members enjoyed brunch at the Cosmopolitan in Pointe-Claire and holiday shopping. They traveled to Quebec City. Sisters planned to volunteer for a homeless shelter in April. Contact: Cindy Auger (Eta Chi-Bishop’s), cindyauger@alumnae.alphaphi.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Quebec Alumnae Chapter

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Sisters gathered for happy hour at local hot spots. These are held the second Wednesday of the month. Members hosted a philanthropy fundraiser and participated in the Santa Monica-Venice holiday run. They hope to see area alumnae at the next event. Contact: Cyndee Ewing (Eta Kappa-UC/Irvine), cyndee.ewing@gmail.com Web: losangelesalphaphi.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Los Angeles Alumnae Group

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CALIFORNIA East Bay Alumnae started a book club and are currently on their third book. The annual holiday party was held DENVER, COLO. Alumnae and area collegians celebrate Founders’ Day with a tea.

Lisa Cordoni Matherly (Beta Psi-San Jose State) hosted a lively Texas Hold ‘em tournament and barbeque. Anne Lewis Naragon (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) hosted the annual holiday party and ornament exchange. They welcome new members and encourage new faces at upcoming events. Contact: Karen Siegel Fitting (Eta Alpha-New Hampshire), siliconvalleyphis@yahoo.com Web: siliconvalleyphis.org Facebook: Silicon Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

COLORADO Denver A Founders’ Day tea was enjoyed with collegians from Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta), Colorado (Beta Gamma), Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) and Denver (Iota Xi). Jodi Brooks (Iota-Wisconsin), National Emmy award-winning journalist for CBS4 News in Denver, was the guest speaker. Jodi was instrumental in creating the first Secret Safe Place for Newborns program, in

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Alabama. Today, the “Jodi Brooks Law,” which allows mothers to drop off their unwanted babies at hospital emergency rooms without fear of prosecution for neglect and abandonment, has passed in nearly every U.S. state. Other events included a potluck, a meeting that featured tips for living room makeovers, the annual holiday party and a wine tasting and food pairing party. Contact: Heather Smart Brevik (Zeta Mu-Colorado State), hhbrevik@gmail.com Web: denveralphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Denver Alumnae

FLORIDA Daytona Beach Area Thanks to Lorilyn Hamlin-Prioletti (Delta Eta-Adrian) for hosting a meeting at her home. Those who live in the area or are visiting are encouraged to attend the chapter’s biannual meetings - in October and February. Members also support annual Panhellenic meetings in November and May. Contact Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota) for details or to join a contact list. Contact: Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota), lindalampman@att.net

Miami The chapter held a series of joint events with the Fort Lauderdale alumnae chapter and Barry (Theta Omega) collegians. Highlights were a Founders’ Day luncheon at a local restaurant and a holiday party at the collegiate chapter house. Contact: Pia Lestrade Dahms (Iota Lambda-Connecticut), lestrade.piaroberta@me.com Web: miamialphaphi.wordpress.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae of Miami


Jacksonville First Coast The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day with lunch and a ceremony at Bistro 202. A holiday luncheon and meeting was held at Dawn Inglis Montgomery’s (Zeta Iota-Virginia) home. Sisters gathered at Robyn West Comeau’s (Delta Chi-William Woods) home to make Greek letter beach towels as a Panhellenic fundraiser. Contact: Lucy Kazarovich (Delta UpsilonBaldwin-Wallace), jaxclev@comcast.net Web: sites.google.com/site/alphaphijaxfl Facebook: Jacksonville First Coast Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi

ILLINOIS Chicago Western Villages Upcoming meetings will have the group making nosew fleece blankets for Hinsdale Hospital’s pediatric ward, learning relaxation techniques and enjoying a games night.

GREENVILLE AREA, N.C. Alumnae recognize Eleanor Poole (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) for 50 years of membership and welcome new members into the chapter.

Alumnae celebrated the holidays with a gift exchange and potluck. They enjoyed a belly dancing lesson. Sisters have several upcoming events planned and welcome new members to join the fun.

State) as hostess. Barb Buntemeyer Basinger (Delta XiNebraska/Kearney) and Debby Hartung Trujillo (Gamma XiWichita State) were named Alumnae of the Year. Members helped the Wichita State (Gamma Xi) chapter decorate for the holidays and attended the collegiate chapter’s Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event. A holiday tradition continued with gingerbread house decorating for local children at the Gamma Xi chapter house and an ornament exchange at Pam Owings Lamar’s (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) home.

Contact: Elaine Diamant Sikorski (Epsilon DeltaNorthern Illinois), emsikorski@sbcglobal.net Web: dupagealphaphi.org Facebook: DuPage Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma XiWichita State), mcweddle@cox.net Facebook: Wichita Alumnae of Alpha Phi Twitter: WichitaAPhiAlum

Lake County

MICHIGAN

Contact: Chris Williams Barr (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), chrisbarrw@att.net Facebook: Chicago Western Villages Alpha Phi

DuPage Valley

Sisters enjoyed the annual cookie exchange at the home of Nancy Weaver Roach (Delta Epsilon-Iowa). Area alumnae are invited to join upcoming chapter activities. Contact Nancy Roach for details. Contact: Nancy Weaver Roach (Delta Epsilon-Iowa), roach2@oldoak.net Facebook: Alpha Phi - Lake County (IL) Alumnae Chapter

KANSAS Wichita A grand Founders’ Day celebration was held at the Wichita Country Club with Trudy Trimble Haag (Gamma Xi-Wichita DUPAGE VALLEY, ILL. Sisters enjoy a belly dancing class.

Detroit West Members supported Michigan’s (Theta) fifth annual Red Dress Gala. Area alumnae are invited to participate in upcoming activities. Sisters with suggestions for activities or who would like to host an event should contact Denise Mika-Biga (Rho-Ohio State). Contact: Denise Mika-Biga (Rho-Ohio State), mikabiga@ameritech.net

NEBRASKA Omaha Activities included a Welcome Back party, Cupcakes and Cocktails event, a holiday auction and dinner, Alpha Phi trivia competition and ornament exchange. Alumnae welcome back the Creighton (Theta Delta) collegiate chapter! Contact: Julie O’Meara Jernstrom (Nu-Nebraska), julie.jernstrom@cox.net Facebook: Omaha Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEVADA Las Vegas Sisters celebrated Founders’ Day with a tea at the Mandarin Oriental. Alumnae supported area collegians

by presenting Phi bears to new initiates. The annual cookie and ornament exchange is always the chapter’s most popular event. Contact: Audra Hernandez Geving (Delta DeltaOklahoma City), alphaphilv@gmail.com Web: sincityphis.net Facebook: Las Vegas Alpha Phi Alumnae

Northern Nevada Alumnae celebrated the holidays with a festive dessert and ornament exchange that included games, gifts and posing for photographs. Contact: Lydia Lapham (Beta Upsilon-Oregon State), lydia.lapham@yahoo.com Web: sites.google.com/site/nnaphi Facebook: Northern Nevada Alpha Phi Alumnae

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day with a lunch and program at Barbara Harland Trythall’s (Delta GammaNorthern Colorado) home. Sisters raised more than $900 to make the holidays brighter for two Head Start families. Barbara Christopher Swenson (Beta Mu-Alabama) hosted the annual holiday party for alumnae and spouses, including dinner and an ornament exchange. Contact: Barbara Christopher Swenson (Beta MuAlabama), donbarbara1208@gmail.com

NEW YORK NYC Metro Sisters put on their thinking caps and competed in a trivia night. They also enjoyed ice skating in Bryant Park, followed by hot chocolate. Contact: Jennifer Broadbent (Eta Iota-Pennsylvania), jennifer.broadbent@gmail.com Web: nycalphaphi.org Facebook: NYC Metro Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi

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Oklahoma City

Kathy McKenna Barber (Delta Upsilon-Baldwin-Wallace) hosted the holiday auction. Other events included a wine tasting and the Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon) collegiate chapter’s Red Dress Gala.

Members relaxed after the holidays with a TGIF celebration at the Elephant Bar. They enjoyed an annual Alpha Phi Foundation game night at the home of Teresa Pults Franklin (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City). Other activities included bowling and participation in the Oklahoma City Heart Walk. Members honored Judy Razook Lehmbeck (Phi-Oklahoma) as the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Woman of the Year during an annual luncheon. In May, alumnae will host a brunch for Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) graduating seniors.

Contact: Mitzi Wilson Gitlin (Beta Omega-Kent State), mitzi815@yahoo.com

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HOUSTON, TEXAS Ivy circle sisters enjoy a gift exchange.

NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte The annual holiday party was hosted by Mary Ryan Evans (Gamma Nu-Miami University). Alumnae also enjoyed a cookie exchange. Contact: Stephanie Miller (Theta Xi-Shippensburg), aphistephm@hotmail.com Web: queencityphis.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter of Charlotte

Greenville Area The chapter hosted a ceremony for East Carolina (Delta Alpha) graduating seniors and welcomed two new members into the alumnae chapter. Sisters recognized Eleanor Poole (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) for 50 years of membership. They also enjoyed a holiday dinner. Contact: Gail Burton Joyner (Delta Alpha-East Carolina), gail.joyner2010@yahoo.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - Greenville Alumnae Chapter

NORTH DAKOTA Grand Forks House Director Eunice Greicar and Housekeeper Mayita DeSautel have a combined 51 years of service to the North Dakota (Pi) collegiate chapter. Alumnae continue to raise funds for collegiate chapter furnishings and a sprinkler system. Contact: Kathy Lynch Ashe (Pi-North Dakota), ashekathy@hotmail.com

OHIO Cleveland East The annual potluck was held at Marilyn Gualtier Sanner’s (Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve) home. Founders’ Day was celebrated at Mario Fazio’s restaurant. Sisters met at Emily Jewell Hodgman’s (Theta-Michigan) home to create crafts for charity. The annual holiday cookie and ornament exchange was held at the home of Rea Dawson Wedekamm (Beta Iota-West Virginia). Members also enjoyed dinner at Bahama Breeze. Contact: Carina Samuelson Mauck (Eta Gamma-Akron), cmauck1@hotmail.com

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Members participated in an armchair fundraiser to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation and an annual Panhellenicsponsored event at a local food bank. Alumnae enjoyed a visit to the Chocolate Cafe and a fun night of sisterhood and pizza. They ate an array of salads while listening to a gardening expert speak about preparing flower beds for spring. Alumnae also provided dinner to the Unverferth House for family members of heart transplant patients. Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate), cmherrmann1@aol.com Web: columbusalumnae-alphaphi.org

OKLAHOMA Greater Tulsa The chapter donated an auction basket to the Oklahoma (Phi) collegiate chapter’s Red Dress Gala, celebrated Founders’ Day at Connie Hamernik Doverspike’s (Phi-Oklahoma) home and enjoyed a day of bowling with family. Suzy Storey Armstrong (Delta Chi-William Woods) hosted a holiday party, and several alumnae visited homebound sisters to bring holiday cheer. Karen Johnson Harrington (Phi-Oklahoma) was honored as Alpha Phi’s Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic Woman of the Year. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page for upcoming events. Contact: Sonja Silva (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian), srsilva68@hotmail.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Tulsa

Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma), banders@flash.net Web: okcaphialum.org Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

PENNSYLVANIA Central Pennsylvania Alumnae enjoyed a manicure event, Founders’ Day tea and a holiday cookie exchange hosted by Melissa Capuano Rohland (Epsilon Psi-Lehigh). Alumnae celebrated the chapter’s third anniversary and enjoyed attending a Red Dress Gala hosted by Shippensburg (Theta Xi) collegians. Contact: Cynthia Gerner Nightingale (Delta XiNebraska/Kearney), nightingale.cindy@gmail.com Web: wix.com/aphicentralpa/alumnae Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae - Central PA Chapter Twitter: APhiCentralPA

SOUTH CAROLINA Upstate South Carolina Members were thrilled to welcome the new colony at Clemson University. Alumnae met International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) and Fraternity Executive Director Linda Wells Kahangi

DALLAS AND SUBURBAN, TEXAS Heather McSweeny (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) and Leigh Ann Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas) enjoy a dessert event for mothers and daughters.


Contact: Laura Sifferman (Delta Chi-William Woods), lsifferman@yahoo.com Web: fndaphis.org Facebook: Far North Dallas Alpha Phi Alumnae

Fort Worth

NORTHERN VIRGINIA More than 40 alumnae participate in the annual ornament exchange.

(Zeta Delta-Iowa State) during the Clemson presentation. Members hosted the Hearts & Pucks fundraiser with Charlotte alumnae to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. Other events include an American Heart Association Heart Walk in April and monthly dinners. Area alumnae and friends are welcome. Contact: Carol Butler Freeman (Zeta Mu-Colorado State), clbutler@alumnae.alphaphi.org Web: alphaphiupstatescalumnae.wordpress.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Upstate SC Alumnae

TEXAS Denton County Alumnae held a holiday event in downtown Denton where they enjoyed the lights and decorations. Everyone brought a train-related toy for the Kiker Foundation, set up in memory of the son of Candace Niblett Plaza (Gamma Eta-North Texas) and grandson of Jane Kiker Niblett (Gamma Eta-North Texas). Alumnae also enjoyed a presentation by Sheila George Bright (Gamma IotaTexas Tech) about Alpha Phi Foundation. Contact: Sandra Sloan Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas), sandra.hoenig@gmail.com Facebook: Denton County Alumnae

Dallas and Suburban Mothers and daughters enjoyed a wonderful dessert event at the home of Jayne Frederick Haggar (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/Commerce). Join chapter members on May 18 in Dallas for professional advice on how to wear the latest trends in any work environment. Bring gently used work attire to donate to the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Visit the chapter’s website or Facebook page for details. Contact: Lee Ann Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas), lahoenig@hotmail.com Web: alphaphidallas.org Facebook: Dallas Suburban Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

Far North Dallas and Surrounding Counties Members enjoyed their annual meet and greet at Buca di Beppo. A Founders’ Day celebration was held at a local Italian restaurant. The group kicked off the year with a wine, cheese and chocolate event at the home of Jessica Warchol Heer (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State). Upcoming events include ivy circle happy hours, a moms and tots movie party and a family affair at a Frisco RoughRiders minor league baseball game.

The chapter held the annual mother-daughter tea at the home of Denise Collins (Omega-Texas). Each year at the event, the chapter presents the Elizabeth Thompson Smith award to a North Texas (Gamma Eta) collegian. Megan Randle is the recipient for the second year in a row. Contact: LeLynne Waltman Knight (Zeta NuTexas Christian), lelynn@prodigy.net Web: fortworthalphaphi.com Facebook: Fort Worth Alpha Phi Twitter: FtWorthAlphaPhi

Houston Members from the 1950s to the present day enjoyed a reunion at Fratelli’s restaurant. They celebrated Founders’ Day at the Junior League of Houston. A study basket was filled for Texas (Omega) collegians. A holiday cocktail party was held at the home of Nancy Shelton Bratic (OmegaTexas). The revitalized ivy circle held a gift exchange at Martha Petre’s home (Eta Sigma-Lafayette). Contact: Linda Schraub Ray (Omega-Texas), linda.ray@cushwake.com Facebook: Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae

Northwest Houston Alumnae celebrated the chapter’s 25th anniversary and Founders’ Day at Northgate Country Club. Special Foundation guests were Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) and Nancy Owen Craig (Beta ChiBucknell). A highlight of the evening was the presentation of 50-year anniversary pins to Beverly Blair Johnson (Gamma Eta-North Texas), Carolyn Allen Knutsen (Beta Mu-Alabama), Carol Moore Hickam (Gamma Phi-Florida State) and Beverly Connell Rowatt (Psi-South Dakota) and 25-year anniversary pins to Jennifer Hoemig Merkel (Zeta Mu-Colorado State) and Jo Ellen Krane Friedman (Beta Tau-Indiana). The chapter held a holiday party and collected teddy bears for Cypress Assistance Ministries. Alumnae and their “beaux” also enjoyed a Grape Escape event. Contact: Susan Kimbrough Danbom (Gamma IotaTexas Tech), steve.susan.danbom@sbcglobal.net Facebook: NW Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae

San Antonio Alumnae and St. Mary’s (Iota Beta) collegians celebrated Founders’ Day with brunch at Oak Hills Country Club. Ellysse Canales and Tessa Zapata (both Iota Beta-St. Mary’s) hosted the annual holiday party and ornament exchange. Alumnae also enjoyed a movie night. Contact: Heather Canales DeCamp (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s), lifeiszippy@yahoo.com Web: wix.com/sanantoniophis/sanantoniophis Facebook: Alpha Phi San Antonio Alum

VIRGINIA

enjoyed outlet shopping, making purses and winding down with wood fired pizza. Alumnae host daytime and evening programming events each month across the area to encourage participation. Spring events will include dinner, a play, a wine country tour, photography event and brunch with George Mason (Eta Lambda) graduating seniors. Contact: Olivia Wheeler Rabinowitch (Zeta Iota-Virginia), rabinowitch@msn.com Web: alphaphi-va.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae of Northern Virginia

Virginia Peninsula Alumnae held the annual holiday luncheon and ornament exchange at the James River Country Club. Joyce Phillips Rayfield (Chi-Montana) hosted the event. Laura Miley Davis (Delta Iota-Roanoke) hosted a luncheon at La Yaca restaurant in Williamsburg. Area sisters are encouraged to visit the chapter’s Facebook page to learn about upcoming activities. Contact: Lisa Gomez Eblen (Gamma OmegaMidwestern State), lisa.eblen@med.navy.mil Facebook: Virginia Peninsula Alumnae of Alpha Phi

New Alumnae Chapters Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters are forming in the following area:

❧ Iowa Des Moines Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters and ivy connections are revitalizing in the following areas:

❧ California San Francisco ❧ Florida Naples, Orlando ❧ Indiana Indianapolis ❧ Massachusetts Boston ❧ Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul ❧ Montana Missoula ❧ New Jersey Central New Jersey ❧ Pennsylvania Philadelphia Ivy Connection ❧ Tennessee Nashville ❧ Texas Austin Please contact Paige Stallings (GammaDePauw) at pstallings@alphaphi.org if you are interested in getting involved with any of these chapters or starting a chapter in your area.

Web Extra If your chapter submitted a photo for this issue and you do not see it in the Alumnae Pride section, it may be in our special Quarterly Web Extra. Visit alphaphi.org/quarterly/viewrecentissues.

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(1) SILICON VALLEY, CALIF. Members celebrate at the annual holiday party and ornament exchange. (2) VIRGINIA PENINSULA, VA. Sisters celebrate the holidays. (3) CHICAGO WESTERN VILLAGES, ILL. Members receive an insider's tour of the Chicago Tribune, followed by dinner at Macy's festive Walnut Room in downtown Chicago. (4) STATE COLLEGE, PA. Members enjoy an evening with good food and friends. (5) FAR NORTH DALLAS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES, TEXAS Alumnae enjoy a wine, cheese and chocolate event. (6) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Jada Heigl Bower (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), left, and Barbara Christopher Swenson (Beta Mu-Alabama) enjoy a Founders’ Day lunch. (7) FORT WORTH, TEXAS Ida "Jinx" Wiggins Florey (Beta Mu-Alabama) and daughter Louise Florey Reid (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) enjoy a mother-daughter tea. (8) WICHITA, KAN. Pictured during the chapter’s Founders’ Day celebration are (from left) Alumnae of the Year Debby Hartung Trujillo (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) and Barb Buntemeyer Basinger (Delta XiNebraska/Kearney), Gamma Xi Chapter Junior of the Year Melissa Ford (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), 50-year Celebrant Susan Crane Goyette (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) and Hostess and 50-year Celebrant Trudy Trimble Haag (Gamma Xi-Wichita State).

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2012 ALPHA PHI POTENTIAL MEMBER REFERENCE FORM PLEASE CHECK IF APPROPRIATE: [ ] Alpha Phi Legacy

PLEASE CHECK THE BOX OF CHARACTERISTICS THAT DESCRIBE THE POTENTIAL MEMBER:

NAME OF POTENTIAL MEMBER Last

First

Middle

Nickname

College/University Attending When will she participate in formal recruitment? GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Street Address City/State/Zip

Phone

High School Attended Nearest Metropolitan City and Number of Miles ACADEMIC CLASS INFORMATION Age

Year of Freshman Admission

Academic Class (Please Check One): [ ] Freshman [ ] Sophomore SCHOLARSHIP / EDUCATION

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High School GPA / GPA Grade Scale:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The potential member would enjoy talking about these topics during recruitment:

Does GPA include AP courses? [ ] Yes [ ] No Class Size / Rank

ACT Score

College Attended

SAT Score City / State

Terms / Hours Completed FAMILY INFORMATION

College GPA

Names of Parents / Guardians Alpha Phi Legacy (e.g., Grandmother, Mother, Stepmother, Sister, Stepsister) Name, Relation, Chapter and Year of Initiation Non-Legacy Alpha Phi Relatives (e.g., Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Other) Name, Relation, Chapter and Year of Initiation Relatives or Acquaintances in Other Fraternal Organizations (Fraternity or Sorority) ALPHA PHI MEMBER STATEMENT [ ] I have personally known the potential member for ___ years. [ ] I have known the potential member’s family ___ years. [ ] Unknown but referred by reliable source. Completed by:

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Maiden Name

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Street / City / Zip Phone: (Day)

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What kind of person (e.g., outgoing, reserved, relaxed) should the potential member be matched with during recruitment?

I would describe the potential member in the following way (please check only one): [ ] Well qualified, admired by peers and will be an asset to the chapter. [ ] Highly qualified, will attract others into membership, and will be an active participant and/or chapter leader. [ ] Outstanding potential member who will be actively sought out by other sororities as a top-choice candidate. Does this potential member understand the financial responsibility of joining a sorority? [ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Unknown

FOR COLLEGIATE CHAPTER USE Date Recommendation Form Received

Chapter of Initiation and Year First Name

Character / Personality Comments [ ] Loyal [ ] Dependable [ ] Respected [ ] Reserved/Shy Personal Development [ ] Poised [ ] Congenial [ ] Compatible in a Group Interests / Talents [ ] Musical [ ] Artistic [ ] Dance [ ] Athletics [ ] Other (Please List) Activities [ ] Leadership [ ] Volunteer [ ] Religious [ ] Other (Please List) Honors / Awards [ ] Honor Student [ ] National Honor Society [ ] Awards (Please List) [ ] Other (Please List)

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Please Check One: [ ] She joined Alpha Phi. [ ] She joined ______________________ Sorority. [ ] She did not join a sorority. Date Alumna Notified of Potential Member Post-Recruitment Status

__ I endorse this potential member with the understanding she may become a member of Alpha Phi. __ I do not wish to endorse this potential member for membership and understand I may receive a call from an advisor.

Signature of Chapter Vice President Membership Recruitment

MAIL FORM Please attach additional information if necessary. Send this form directly to the collegiate chapter.

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Addresses for Chapters with Recruitments in August 2012 Please refer to the following chapter addresses when mailing Potential Member Reference Forms (found on page 23, at alphaphi.org or by calling the Executive Office at 847.475.0663). Please Note: All forms should be mailed directly to the chapter at the attention of vice president of recruitment, Attn: Reference Forms. Alabama

Idaho

Nebraska

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

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

Nebraska (Nu) Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 1531 “S” St. Lincoln, NE 68508

Arizona

Illinois

Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1339 E. 1st St. Tucson, AZ 85719

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

Arizona State (Gamma Pi) Gamma Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 739 E. Apache Blvd. #94 Tempe, AZ 85281

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

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

Florida Florida Tech (Theta Zeta) Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 150 West University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901 Florida State (Gamma Phi) Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Anna Dower 833 W. Gaines St., Unit 103 Tallahassee, FL 32304

Georgia Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 171 5th Street Atlanta, GA 30313

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

Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1700 University Drive, URS-A Kearney, NE 68845

New Hampshire Dartmouth (Iota Kappa) Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi H.B. 5248 Hanover, NH 03755

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

Kansas

Oklahoma

Washburn (Upsilon) Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1839 Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS 66621

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

Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Gamma Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 3912 E. 21st St., #40 Omega Ct. Wichita, KS 67208

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

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

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

South Carolina Clemson (Colony) Clemson Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

Texas North Texas (Gamma Eta) Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 305692 Denton, TX 76203 Texas (Omega) Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 2005 University Austin, TX 78705

Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta) Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 4203 Commerce, TX 75428

Washington

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota) Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi #1 Greek Circle Lubbock, TX 79416

Editor’s Note: A complete chapter recruitment address and date list will be printed in the Summer 2012 Quarterly.

Utah Utah (Beta Sigma) Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

Washington State (Beta Rho) Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 840 NE California Pullman, WA 99163


On Campus raffle and silent auction, and proceeds benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: Alpha Phi CSULB

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon) Members hosted the annual Phiesta philanthropy event and Red Dress Ball. Other spring events include sisterhood events and a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game with alumnae. BRITISH COLUMBIA (BETA THETA) Members participate in Order of Omega's Songfest.

CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia (Beta Theta) The chapter enjoyed sisterhood events including movie nights, baking sessions and a successful semi-formal. Philanthropy events included the Dating Game, Heartthrob and Cardiac Care Week. Web: ubcalphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi UBC Twitter: AlphaPhiUBC

ONTARIO Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Sisters hosted a booth to promote Alpha Phi, celebrated on Bid Day and participated in a food drive. The chapter celebrated its 10th anniversary during the third annual Red Dress Gala. Their Coyote Ugly philanthropy event benefited Alpha Phi Foundation and the cardiac care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener/Waterloo.

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Web: csunalphaphi.com Facebook: CSUN Alpha Phi Twitter: CSUNAlphaPhi

Pepperdine (Iota Alpha) Collegians and area alumnae participated in a Los Angeles Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk around Dodger Stadium. Web: malibuphis.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Sorority Pepperdine University Twitter: PeppAlphaPhi

San Diego (Eta Rho) An amazing turnout at the annual Red Dress Gala helped raise money for heart health. They planned fundraising activities such as pumpkin carving and a 31 Bits jewelry event to raise money for women struggling in Northern Uganda. Web: usdalphaphi.com Facebook: USD Alpha Phi

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma) Organizational changes implemented to the 10th annual Red Dress Gala helped the chapter raise more money for heart health. Web: pacificalphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - University of the Pacific Twitter: PacificAlphaPhi

USC (Beta Pi) Members enjoyed a successful alumnae tailgate during the homecoming football game, with a record number of alumnae in attendance. The Heart of Gold auction raised more than $28,000. Sisters also hosted a Heart of Gold brunch and their Phi Ball basketball tournament to raise money for heart health. Web: uscalphaphi.org Facebook: USC Alpha Phi Twitter: USCAlphaPhi

COLORADO Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) The chapter’s spring philanthropy event, Alphatraz, benefits Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: freewebs.com/alphaphiiotazeta

FLORIDA Florida State (Gamma Phi) The chapter’s first Red Dress Gala raised more than $22,000. Proceeds benefited Alpha Phi Foundation and the Pace Center for Girls, an organization that provides underprivileged girls and women an opportunity for a better future. Web: fsualphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at Florida State University Twitter: FSUAlphaPhi

ILLINOIS DePaul (Iota Eta) Sisters held their first Phi Bear Winter Wear drive to collect new and gently used winter accessories for those in need. Facebook: AlphaPhiDePaul

CALIFORNIA Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi) Sisters raised awareness about the dangers of drinking and alcohol poisoning at their Aware, Awake, Alive event. The event honored Carson Starkey, a Cal Poly student who passed away due to alcohol poisoning. A bake sale at the event also raised money to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation.

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon UPSILON) Sisters welcome the new member class.

Web: cpalphaphi.com Facebook: Cal Poly SLO Alpha Phi

Chapman (Eta Upsilon) The Mr. University fall philanthropy event raised nearly $22,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Members enjoyed some retail therapy before finals week at a Brandy Melville sisterhood event. The annual Red Dress Gala was scheduled for April. Web: chapmanalphaphi.com Facebook: Chapman Alpha Phi Twitter: Chapman_APhi

CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) The chapter hosted its seventh annual Red Dress Ball at the Lakewood Country Club. The event included a dinner, Spring 2012

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On Campus Shannon Kerr serve on the university’s Panhellenic Council. Erin Hassanzadeh and Emily Grimm were interns for ABC and CBS news stations during the Republican presidential debate held at Drake. Web: collegetownnetwork.com/apdrake Facebook: Drake University Alpha Phi Twitter: DrakeAlphaPhi

Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

DRAKE (GAMMA OMICRON) Collegians enjoy a fall sisterhood event at a corn maze.

Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Members enjoyed a fall date party at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. Other spring events include the annual Silver Ball and Love Shack philanthropy event. Twitter: AlphaPhiLFC

In recognition of the chapter’s 50th anniversary, a plaque dedication ceremony was held in the fall in honor of the 40 founding sisters. Collegians were excited that some of the founding members were able to attend the special occasion. Sisters welcomed 36 new members. The annual fall pancake breakfast philanthropy event raised close to $7,000. The chapter placed third overall during homecoming week. They look forward to continued success with their annual Red Dress Gala on April 21.

KANSAS Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

Northwestern (Beta)

The chapter received an award for Excellence in Programming during the Mid-Atlantic / Northeast Regional Conference. They took second place in Alpha Tau Omega fraternity’s holiday clothing and food drive. Troop greeting and emergency room volunteer training were two of the community service projects in which the chapter was involved. Web: umainealphaphi.com Facebook: UMaine Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiDeltaNu

MASSACHUSSETTS MIT (Zeta Phi) Homecoming activities included a dodgeball tournament and tailgate. Members enjoyed cheering on sisters as they set new records for the university’s field hockey and soccer teams. Sisters sold candygrams as a Valentine’s Day fundraiser. They hosted the spring King of Hearts philanthropy event. Web: mitalphaphi.com Facebook: MIT Alpha Phi Twitter: MITAlphaPhi

Sisters welcomed 40 new members during formal recruitment. The second annual Red Dress Gala was a success. They are preparing for their Mud Olympics philanthropy event that will benefit Alpha Phi Foundation.

The chapter joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to host the university’s inaugural Dance Marathon. The event raised $17,000 for Via Christi Hospitals, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. They also raised $2,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation with the sixth annual Alpha Phiesta all-you-can-eat taco feast.

Web: nuaphi.com Facebook: Northwestern University Alpha Phi Twitter: NU_Alpha_Phi

Web: alphaphigammaxi.com Facebook: Wichita State Alpha Phi Twitter: WSUAlphaPhi

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The chapter celebrated 125 years at DePauw. The first alumnae recruitment event prepared collegians to recruit their new member class. The annual King of Hearts philanthropy event raised funds for Alpha Phi Foundation.

Sisters raised a record amount of money at their Red Dress Gala, donating $2,100 to Alpha Phi Foundation.

Central Missouri (Theta Lambda)

Facebook: Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiDePauw

Purdue (Delta Mu) Several philanthropic events took place during the spring, including a Red Dress Gala, the annual blood drive and the chapter’s first Cardiac Arrest event. Amalia Giannini was the recipient of an Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship.

Indiana (Beta Tau) The chapter welcomed a new member class of 39 following formal recruitment. The Alpha Phiesta event raised money for heart health.

IOWA Drake (Gamma Omicron) Sisters initiated 35 new members following a successful recruitment and welcomed a new house mother, Toni Frye. The Red Dress Gala raised more than $8,615 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Rachel Landes was named National American Miss (see People, page 11). Katie Turner and

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MICHIGAN Michigan (Theta) Sisters welcomed a new member class of 55. The fifth annual Red Dress Gala included a silent auction, jazz band and the popular Dancing with the Phis event. Other fundraising events included a bake sale for earthquake victims in Japan, clothing donations and a food drive. Web: alphaphitheta.com

Sisters raised $560 for women’s heart health with

MAINE (DELTA NU) Sisters attend the university’s student leadership conference.


NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State (Theta Nu) Sisters recruited 47 new members during fall formal recruitment. Web: wix.com/asuaphi/alpha-phi-thetanu Facebook: Alpha Phi at Appalachian State Twitter: APhi_AppState

East Carolina (Delta Alpha) The chapter honored graduating members during a senior ceremony. They also hosted a dinner to welcome back alumnae. Web: alphaphiecu.org

NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota (Pi) WILLIAM WOODS (DELTA CHI) Sisters host the second annual Red Dress Gala.

their annual Alphatraz philanthropy event. They also hosted the annual Red Dress Gala. Collegians initiated 23 new members. Web: alphaphiucm.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at UCM Twitter: AlphaPhiUCM

Missouri (Omicron) Members paired with Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternities for the university’s 100th homecoming event. The chapter also hosted their eighth annual Rockin’ Red Dress poker tournament.

William Woods (Delta Chi) The second annual Red Dress Gala was open to the campus community and featured a silent auction. Web: wwualphaphi.org

MONTANA Montana (Chi) The chapter’s second annual Red Dress Gala had a casino night theme and raised $5,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation.

NEBRASKA Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) The chapter hosted its seventh annual Red Dress poker tournament. The women received awards for highest sorority GPA and highest new member GPA. The chapter also hosted its first leadership development retreat. Web: lopers.net/student_org/alphaphi Facebook: Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Kearney, Nebraska Twitter: AlphaPhiUNK

NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire (Eta Alpha) Sisters welcomed 33 new members following fall formal recruitment. They participated in a local walk to benefit breast cancer research, hosted their annual Toys for Tots holiday party and collected more than 400 cans of food to donate to a local food pantry.

NEW JERSEY Seton Hall (Eta Eta) Collegians organized their first Eat-Your-Heart-Out philanthropy event and Phiesta Bowl flag football game. Proceeds benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Members cleaned up a local park, handed out candy to underprivileged children at a local zoo on Halloween and participated in an American Heart Association Heart Walk. They celebrated Founders’ Day with a brunch. The fifth annual Red Dress Gala raised more than $7,500 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: alphaphietaeta.webs.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Fraternity Eta Eta Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiSHU

NEW YORK Hofstra (Theta Mu) Collegians hosted a Hoops for Hearts competition to support Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: AlphaPhiHofstra Twitter: AlphaPhiHofstra

Rensselaer (Theta Tau) The third annual Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event raised more than $900 for Alpha Phi Foundation, and the Bowl Your Heart Out event raised an additional $400. Collegians were recognized with the highest cumulative GPA of all sororities on campus. Members look forward to the fourth annual Red Dress Gala in late April during alumnae weekend. Web: alphaphi.union.rpi.edu Facebook: RPI Alpha Phi

The chapter earned the highest GPA on campus and is determined to keep that title. They hosted the annual boot hockey tournament and A Phiesta taco feed philanthropy events. Other events included the Bordeaux Ball and alumnae luncheon.

OHIO Akron (Eta Gamma) Sisters initiated 22 new members and hosted continuous open recruitment events during the spring. They hosted the seventh annual Red Dress Gala. The second annual Eat Your Heart Out philanthropy event was co-hosted with Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Web: alphaphietagamma.webs.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Eta Gamma Twitter: alphaphi_etagamma

Kent State (Beta Omega) Sisters enjoyed an overnight retreat that included a ropes course, zip-line, biking trails, sharing stories around a campfire and participating in group activities. Members participated in Songfest. They honored 27 sisters who made the dean’s list with a special dinner. Facebook: Alpha Phi of Kent State University

OKLAHOMA Cameron (Theta Rho) Sisters enjoyed a successful fall formal recruitment. Alumnae joined collegians for a Founders’ Day luncheon at the Shepler Ballroom. The annual Alpha Male philanthropy event raised more than $1,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Spring activities included hosting the annual Red Dress Gala and silent auction and participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Day and the Frances E. Willard Day of Service. Web: alphaphi-cameron.org Facebook: Theta Rho Alpha Phi

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) New members received one of the highest GPAs on campus during the fall semester. Sisters hosted the Red Dress Gala at the Devon Boathouse. They placed second in the window painting contest during the university’s homecoming week. Spring 2012

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On Campus Week included a Zumba class, basketball tournament and a Mr. Heart Throb competition. They also planned the chapter’s first Masquerade formal. Members look forward to volunteering at a Ronald McDonald House Gala.

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Web: utahalphaphi.com

Facebook: ODU Alpha Phi Twitter: ODUAlphaPhi

VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) Sisters welcomed six new members during formal recruitment. They raised $3,500 for Alpha Phi Foundation through their Cardiac Arrest and Red Dress Gala philanthropy events. Web: cnuaphi.weebly.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - Theta Phi (CNU) Twitter: CNUAPhi UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC (IOTA GAMMA) Alexa Karkar, left, and Aneka McKean enjoy the chapter’s Red Dress Gala.

George Mason (Eta Lambda)

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Web: gmualphaphi.com Facebook: GMU Alpha Phi Twitter: GMUAlphaPhi

Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma) The chapter’s annual Alpha Male philanthropy event raised more than $3,800 for Alpha Phi Foundation.

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota (Psi) The chapter welcomed 35 new members during fall formal recruitment. They raised $8,748 with the Red Dress Gala. Lindsey Rogers and Alissa Horn represented the chapter as royalty during Dakota Days. Other events included initiation and the Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event. Web: aphisouthdakota.moonfruit.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota Twitter: USDAlphaPhi

TEXAS North Texas (Gamma Eta) The chapter enjoyed a successful fall formal recruitment. Web: untalphaphi.com

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota) The chapter’s Red Dress Gala raised more than $9,100 for Alpha Phi Foundation. The third annual Chilifest philanthropy event also benefited the Foundation and featured a live band and tasty chili. Web: techaphi.com Facebook: Gamma Iota Chapter - Alpha Phi (Texas Tech University) Twitter: TechAlphaPhi

UTAH Utah (Beta Sigma) Sisters enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner and pulled together to win Sigma Chi’s Derby Days competition. Heart Health Alpha Phi Quarterly

James Madison (Theta Iota) Members completed a total of 1,760 community service hours during the fall, including volunteering at the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Mercy House and a children’s museum. The annual A Phiasco philanthropy week featured a King of Hearts competition, Move Your Phi’t 5k walk/run and a Red Dress Gala.

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The chapter initiated 36 new members. The Phiesta and King of Hearts philanthropy events raised more than $1,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation.

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Web: alphaphijmu.org Facebook: JMU Alpha Phi Twitter: JMUAlphaPhi

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (THETA PHI) Sisters celebrate during the Big Little reveal.

Sisters joined the Women’s Center to make stuffed pillows for patients at the Sentara Heart Hospital to help alleviate pain after surgery.

Virginia (Zeta Iota) The chapter’s A Phiesta and Jail ‘N Bail philanthropy events raised more than $12,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. They welcomed new members and hosted the second annual A Phield Day event. Web: alphaphiuva.com

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron) Sisters welcomed new members following spring formal recruitment. Keep the Beat Week benefited heart health and Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: alphaphivt.celect.org Twitter: VTAlphaPhi

WASHINGTON Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) The chapter won the Greek Week competition, participating in such events as an all-Greek barbecue, raffle sales and an Olympics competition.

Washington (Sigma) The seventh annual Red Dress Gala benefited Alpha Phi Foundation, bringing the total raised by the chapter since 2005 to more than $200,000. The third annual Alpha Phifa philanthropy event featured a soccer tournament, an ice cream social, Just Dance 3 competition, skit night and a pizza feed. Web: students.washington.edu/alphaphi Facebook: University of Washington Alpha Phi


WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota) Sisters welcomed 26 new members during fall formal recruitment. Two sisters were named to the homecoming court. Members participated in the university’s Peace Walk and hosted the annual 5k Race for Your Heart.

WISCONSIN Marquette (Eta Mu) The annual Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. An all-you-can-eat taco event also raised more than $3,000 for the Foundation. Web: alphaphimarquette.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Eta Mu Twitter: AlphaPhiEtaMu

Wisconsin/La Crosse (Delta Kappa) Sisters celebrated the initiation of 16 new members and held a sisterhood retreat.

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(1) PEPPERDINE (IOTA ALPHA) Sisters participate in a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk. (2) USC (BETA PI) Sisters raise more than $28,000 with their Heart of Gold auction. (3) NORTHWESTERN (BETA) The chapter welcomes new members. (4) ADRIAN (DELTA ETA) Sisters host a Red Dress Gala to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. (5) CAL POLY (EPSILON CHI) The chapter’s executive council poses in Aware, Awake, Alive shirts to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol consumption. (6) IOWA (DELTA EPSILON) The chapter welcomes new members.

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On Campus (1) KENT STATE (BETA OMEGA) Sisters participate in Songfest. (2) UTAH (BETA SIGMA) Members entertain with an ‘80s-themed performance during Songfest. (3) HOFSTRA (THETA MU) Collegians attend the Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. (4) WASHINGTON (SIGMA) Sisters host the annual Red Dress Gala. (5) OLD DOMINION (EPSILON ETA) Sisters create pillows for heart patients. (6) WILFRID LAURIER (IOTA THETA) The chapter’s Move Your Phi't: Heel Your Heart event, a 3km walk in heels, benefits Alpha Phi Foundation. (7) MARQUETTE (ETA MU) Sisters serve tacos to students during a philanthropy event. (8) JAMES MADISON (THETA IOTA) Sisters volunteer at the The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, a nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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Extension Update

Spring 2012 Welcomes Three Colonies The extension team is once again busy with activity, crossing the U.S. with new colonies at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Ariz.), Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.) and Clemson University (Clemson, S.C.). Northern Arizona’s colonization took place Jan. 26-31 with more than 150 interested women. Eighty-five women were extended bids to join NAU’s newest sorority and become a part of the growing NAU Greek community. Thank you to our interview team of Ashley Ellis (Beta Epsilon-Arizona), Jennifer Holsman Tetreault (Gamma Pi-Arizona State), Kat Hurd (Delta Epsilon-Iowa), Stephanie Nordstrom (Iota Alpha-Pepperdine) and Cassidy Rosenthal (Beta Gamma-Colorado) and our on-site consultant team of Katie Koukol (Nu-Nebraska) and Gigi Saca (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis). An additional thank you goes to local alumnae for their support. Alpha Phi participated in the first three days of Creighton’s formal recruitment. A huge thank you goes to the collegians from South Dakota (Psi), Nebraska (Nu) and Drake (Gamma Omicron) and Omaha, Neb., alumnae who represented Alpha Phi at these events. The colonization events took place the week of Jan. 30 with great interest and overwhelming support from the Creighton Greek community. Forty-seven new members joined this recolonizing chapter following Bid Day. Thanks goes to our interview team of Lora Tuley Brys (Theta Gamma-Truman State), Nicole Sup Deprez (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney), Tara Hollenbeck Henkenius (Theta Delta-Creighton) and Megan Bouché (Epsilon-Minnesota) and our on-site consultants Reagan Cuddy (Zeta Omicron-Johns Hopkins) and Kelly Stewart (Beta-Northwestern). The Clemson family welcomed 118 Alpha Phis on Saturday, Feb. 11. Following three weeks of marketing and 10 days of recruitment activity, Alpha Phi’s Clemson colony is thriving. A special thank you to our interview team of Susan Weiskittle Barrick (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State), Megan Bouché, Megan Laraway Maloney (Theta Nu-Appalachian State), Cheryl Beeler Summers (Omicron-Missouri), Cassidy Rosenthal, Samantha Stawicki (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis) and Crista Cate Vasina (Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado). Thanks also goes to our amazing educational leadership consultant team of Sarah Dariano (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) and Shannon Rodenheiser (Eta Xi-UNC/Wilmington) and nearby alumnae who were able to attend the colonization events.  If you would like to recommend a potential new member for charter membership, please email Cassidy Rosenthal at crosenthal@alphaphi.org. If you would like to volunteer for Alpha Phi to support a new colony, please contact Megan Bouché at mbouche@alphaphi.org.

Northern Arizona’s new members are welcomed on Bid Day.

Collegians from South Dakota (Psi), Nebraska (Nu) and Drake (Gamma Omicron) visit Creighton to assist with formal recruitment.

Clemson’s new members feel the Panhellenic support on Bid Day.

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Foundation Beta Chapter’s Original President’s Badge Presented to Alpha Phi Foundation On Jan. 21, the current and immediate past presidents of Northwestern (Beta), Jacqueline Montgomery and Emily Basham, visited the Executive Office to donate the chapter’s original president’s badge to Alpha Phi Foundation’s collection. Dated 1885, it is one of the oldest badges in the archives.

“We are honored to receive this very special symbol of our heritage, and we are grateful to the 126 women who wore this badge with great care,” said Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), Foundation executive director. Linda Gardner Massie (Delta Alpha-East Carolina), Foundation Board chair, and Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach), International president, presented Beta chapter with a new president’s badge engraved with the chapter name and date. The chapter’s original president’s badge will be housed in the archives at the Executive Office for all to enjoy for years to come. Ann concluded, “Thank you, Beta chapter, for this lovely gift. We will treasure it always.”  Left: International President Linda Boland, far left, and Foundation Board Chair Linda Massie, far right, are presented the 1885 president’s badge by Beta President Jacqueline Montgomery and past Beta President Emily Basham. Right: Original Northwestern (Beta) president’s badge dated 1885.

Highlights from Alpha Phi’s Badge History From the very beginning of Alpha Phi, the Fraternity badge had a special significance. It was something that was shared among sisters and expressed a secret meaning; it was both a private and public symbol, worn for the world to see, connecting sisters together. The badge was “the outward symbol of our sacred pledge and loyalty to Alpha Phi,” as one sister noted, and it also “stamps us as Alpha Phis to the outside world.”

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Even before Alpha Phi was founded, the idea of a fraternity badge captivated the future Founders. It is assumed they caught glimpses of badges worn by secret society members on their ties or vests in a “semiconcealed” fashion.

After founding Alpha Phi, the Founders wasted little time in ordering their own badges. In October 1872, they placed an order with Mr. Ball of Stone and Ball Jewelers at 16 South Salina Street in Syracuse, N.Y., for one dozen pins at the cost of five dollars.

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Mourning When Frances E. Willard passed away in 1898, Alpha Phi mourned the loss of their beloved mentor and first alumna initiate. All sisters gave expression to their sorrow through the wearing of a black swatch of cloth beneath their badges.

Uniform Badge As the Fraternity grew over the years, the idea of adopting a “uniform badge” was considered. Until then, each member could have any kind of badge made, with designs ranging from the very simple to those studded with jewels. “Everything that tends to simplicity and uniformity and the eradication of outward differences should be encouraged,” opined


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Florence L. Hayes (Eta-Boston), noting that a “badge is to be cherished for its meaning and association, not for its intrinsic worth.” The debate over the badge design would take many years to resolve.

The Uniform Design At the 1904 Convention, plans for “a uniform, unjeweled badge with secret insignia” as the official badge for all Fraternity members moved forward. At the 1906 Convention, it was moved and carried that the design consist of “an unjeweled monogram of the letters ‘AΦ,’ the ‘Φ’ having the upright position, and bearing in black enamel three small letters, the meaning of which is for the initiated only.” The badge of Alpha Phi was officially adopted at the 1908 Convention in Madison, Wis.

Laura Schwartz understands the power of seizing the moment better than anyone. As a 19-year-old college student, she turned a volunteer position in the White House into the opportunity of a lifetime. Using her work ethic and networking skills, she went from answering phones to serving as President Bill Clinton’s Midwest press secretary, director of television and, ultimately, the director of events where she oversaw 12 state dinners, America’s millennium celebration and countless other high-profile events. Today, she is an international speaker, author and television commentator. Laura believes in the power of practical experience and that an individual can indeed go from the copy room to the board room. During Convention 2012, she will share her unique experiences and strategies to empower Alpha Phi women to unleash their limits by recognizing and embracing their highest personal and professional potential. The 2012 Convention keynote speaker is partially funded by the Susan Weiskittle Barrick Endowment for Leadership Enrichment.

Laura Schwartz is a speaker, international television commentator and author.

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Leaving a Legacy to Alpha Phi’s

Future By Jenny Thompson (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), Alpha Phi Foundation Staff Archivist

“Some Splendid and Heartfelt Gifts” – Cora Allen McElroy (Beta-Northwestern)

“In acknowledgment of my indebtedness to my Fraternity, for what it meant to me in college and for the associations since then, I subscribe to the Alpha Phi Endowment Fund. I make this pledge so that the Fraternity may continue its helpful influence among the present college generation and in years to come.” –1921 Alpha Phi Endowment Fund Pledge Card Above Left: Clara Bradley Burdette was raised in a family that struggled to make ends meet. In order to attend college, Clara worked in the chancellor’s office to pay her tuition at Syracuse University. Later in life, Clara would become a noted philanthropist, always looking for ways to help others. Above Right: Cora Allen McElroy served as chair of Alpha Phi’s Endowment Fund during World War I and into the 1920s. Her work ensured that the fund reached the goal of $50,000 by the time the Fraternity celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1922. “This dream will become a reality,” Cora instructed her sisters as she worked tirelessly to raise funds, “if every Alpha Phi, who cannot give 50 dollars, will send in five dollars promptly to the fund.”

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The idea of leaving a legacy to the Fraternity, of ensuring that future sisters of Alpha Phi will find the road stretching ahead of them easier to travel thanks to the efforts of their sisters from earlier generations, has proven to be a constant over the many years of Alpha Phi’s existence. From the Fraternity’s very first years, Alpha Phi sisters have generously donated funds on both a small and grand scale. For an organization that was founded out of the need for women to connect with and help each other, Alpha Phi continues to thrive by holding fast to this tradition.

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Leaving Your Legacy Goucher Hall, Woman’s College of Baltimore, 1903. Zeta chapter was just four years old when it established its own scholarship in 1895. In 1912, when the college faced financial difficulty, Alpha Phi collegiate and alumnae chapters contributed to the college’s endowment fund.

From the archives, here are just a few examples of the act of creating an Alpha Phi legacy: 1876 ... Alpha Phi’s Founders and early members vote that upon graduation, members will make a gift of whatever amount they could afford to Alpha Phi, and those funds would be used “exclusively [as] a loan fund to assist needy lady students.” 1895 ... Zeta chapter establishes an Alpha Phi scholarship fund at the Woman’s College of Baltimore (now Goucher). In admiration, one observer notes, “How hardly can any order build for itself a stronger monument than by providing aid to those struggling against adversity for an education!” 1907 ... Upon her death in 1907, Eva L. Harrison (Alpha-Syracuse) leaves a bequest of $1,000 to Syracuse University to fund an Alpha Phi scholarship, “the use of which shall be given to a member of Alpha [chapter].” 1908 ... At the Alpha Phi Convention, a general “sinking fund” for donated monies to be used by Fraternity sisters in need is formalized. The fund is later renamed the Endowment Fund. 1922 ... Alpha Phi’s first official fund for “educational and altruistic purposes” is established by Founder Martha Foote Crow

(Alpha-Syracuse), who donates her diamond engagement ring to launch the fund. (See the Summer 2011 Alpha Phi Quarterly “Priceless Gifts” article.) 1922 ... Through contributions large and small, Alpha Phi’s Endowment Fund, chaired by Cora Allen McElroy (BetaNorthwestern), reaches the goal of $50,000 in 1922, the Fraternity’s 50th anniversary year. Cora brimmed with joy in noting that “the ever-increasing Endowment Fund will give Alpha Phi opportunities for greater educational service. The fund in the future will record, no doubt, some splendid and heartfelt gifts and legacies which Alpha Phis, with their families and friends, will lay at the shrine of our sisterhood.” 1929 ... Founder Clara Bradley Burdette (Alpha-Syracuse) donates $1,000 to launch a scholarship fund. The Alpha Phi Executive Board gives $3,000 to the fund, which is thereafter known as the Clara Bradley Burdette Scholarship fund. 1956... Alpha Phi Foundation is launched with the initial primary aim of raising money for scholarship funds. Alpha Phi is one of the first women’s fraternities to create a foundation.

In the late 19th century, Alpha Phi sisters observed that one of the Fraternity’s “cardinal doctrines” was, in fact, “helpfulness to others.” Throughout its history, Alpha Phi has continued to live up to this doctrine, as sisters have made their pledges so that “the Fraternity may continue its helpful influence among the present college generation and in years to come.”  

Charitable organizations need financial assistance from people like you to continue their work. Today, more than 80 percent of North Americans contribute to nonprofits of their choice throughout their lifetime. But according to research conducted in 2000, only eight percent of people choose to continue this support through a charitable bequest. By making bequests and other planned gifts, you can continue to help organizations that are making an important difference. What better or more meaningful way is there to thank the people or organizations that have had an impact on your life? Alpha Phi Foundation’s planned giving circle is named after Founder Clara Bradley Burdette. Her prime objective in life was developing better opportunities for women, and one of her personal mottos was to “live a life of purpose.” Clara is also known for coining the phrase, “As long as memory remains to me, I will remember Alpha Phi.” These words speak to each of us, and they serve as a constant reminder that tomorrow’s Fraternity depends on today’s members. Those who came before us paved the way for our strong, vibrant Alpha Phi. Now it’s our turn to do the same. It’s never too early to think about planning your future gift to Alpha Phi Foundation. Many of these gifts benefit you in your lifetime as well as provide future gifts to the Foundation.

will This simple method of remembering Alpha Phi Foundation in your will assures that some portion of your estate passes to the Foundation after your death. Including the Foundation in your will may help your heirs avoid certain estate taxes. You can change your mind about your bequest at any time before your death. Your attorney can help you, and — if you already have a will — you can add a codicil at little cost. To leave the Foundation a sum or percentage of your estate in your will: “I give [insert here the sum or percentage of residual estate] to Alpha Phi Foundation (FEIN 36-3895478), an Illinois not for profit corporation, 1930 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, to provide funding for [insert program area to benefit] or for the program(s) in current need as determined by the Board of Directors of Alpha Phi Foundation.” 

Retirement Plan Retirement plans can be heavily taxed (unless left to your spouse), and naming the Foundation as a charitable beneficiary could reduce taxes. You can change your mind about beneficiaries at any time.

Insurance Policy You may have paid-up policies you no longer need, or you may want to set up a new policy with charitable intent. By giving either fully paid or partially paid insurance policies to the Foundation, you can receive tax deductions immediately or over the length of time you pay for the policy. Name the Foundation as both the beneficiary and policy owner, and do this through your local agent. For more information, visit alphaphifoundation.org. To name Alpha Phi Foundation in your estate plans, contact Foundation Executive Director Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State) at acarstensen@alphaphi.org. Spring 2012

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Silent Chapter Alabama (Beta Mu) Barbara Holladay Wofford (‘59), Dec. 27, 2011. Alumna Initiate (Alpha Lambda) Emma Stewart Jones (‘10), Oct. 31, 2011 (also OmicronMissouri). Marilyn Harwell Lepore (‘49), Nov. 26, 2011 (also Gamma AlphaSan Diego State). Mary Smith Showalter (‘64), Dec. 19, 2011 (also Delta Pi-Indiana State). Marguerite Hutchison Smith (‘67), Nov. 6, 2011 (also Delta PiIndiana State). Grace Swigart (‘43), Dec. 13, 2011 (also Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State).

Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Marilyn Blair Haga (‘49), Nov. 26, 2011. Martha Herget Straus (‘45), Oct. 20, 2011.

Drake (Gamma Omicron) Gayle Vieths (‘64), Aug. 1, 2011 (also Beta Gamma-Colorado). Duke (Beta Nu) Lucy Lyons Lucas (‘49), Feb. 6, 2011. Georgia State (Gamma Mu) Margaret Hynes (‘62), Sept. 12, 2011. Idaho (Beta Zeta) Dixie Young Anderson (‘55), Dec. 11, 2011. Marilyn Ramey Ryan (‘64), Aug. 19, 2011.

Illinois (Beta Alpha) Mary Shoecraft Gibson (‘55), Oct. 31, 2010. Joyce Clark Haden (‘39), Oct. 10, 2011.

Indiana (Beta Tau) Carolyn Prickett Gutman (‘51), Nov. 20, 2011. Judith Troxel Moellering (‘61), Dec. 19, 2011.

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) Jane Rettig Boxley (‘51), Dec. 11, 2011. Jane Parnham Hermann (‘67), March 4, 2011.

British Columbia (Beta Theta) Jeanne Sinclair (‘48), July 16, 2011. Cornell (Delta) Jean Kennedy (‘45), May 27, 2011. Carol Bowman Ladd (‘41), June 27, 2011. Simone Siemon (‘69), May 5, 2011.

DePauw (Gamma) Jean Meyer Martin (‘46), Oct. 29, 2011 (also Beta GammaColorado). Charlene Quinn O’Connor (‘46), Jan. 5, 2012.

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Alpha Phi Quarterly

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Indiana State (Delta Pi) Joanne Deery (‘72), Nov. 22, 2011. Kent State (Beta Omega) Colleen McGee Zuga (‘59), Oct. 14, 2011. Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Charlotte Hoffman Hovey (‘58), Dec. 12, 2011. Michigan State (Beta Beta) Nancy Morgan Houston (‘46), Dec. 17, 2011. Minnesota (Epsilon) Jani Steinberg (‘72), Nov. 14, 2011. Missouri (Omicron) Diane Allen Broderick (‘50), July 7, 2011. Marilyn Hummel Roberts (‘55), Nov. 14, 2011.

Montana (Chi) Garnet Sethne Dahmer (‘44), Oct. 23, 2011.

Nebraska (Nu) Rochelle Franklin Belka (‘68), Nov. 2, 2011.

Oklahoma (Phi) Betty Jenkins Gloor (‘46), May 2, 2011.

Ruth Stewart Hogue (‘47), Nov. 4, 2011.

Helen Mathews Harris (‘33), Nov. 19, 2011.

Jessie Bradford McCoy (‘60), Oct. 21, 2011. JoAnn Peck Prochaska (‘51), Dec. 14, 2011.

Oregon (Tau) Elizabeth McCracken McDowell (‘31), Nov. 3, 2011.

Barbara Allen Tucek (‘51), Dec. 2, 2011.

Helen Diersh Westover (‘43), Oct. 16, 2011.

North Dakota (Pi) JoAnne Bridston Hedlin (‘48), Oct. 18, 2011.

San Jose State (Beta Psi) Babette Jacobs Vaught (‘57), July 2, 2011.

North Texas (Gamma Eta) Stella Janavaris Zemanek (‘68), Nov. 8, 2011. Northwestern (Beta) Joyce Gab Kneeland (‘76), Jan. 7, 2012. Ohio State (Rho) Christine Bettcher Steuber (‘77), Dec. 13, 2011.

South Dakota (Psi) Marilyn Marquardt Croot (‘46), Oct. 22, 2011. Texas (Omega) Jane Gregory Barns (‘37), Nov. 10, 2011. Susan Hamner Wylie (‘65), Nov. 4, 2011.

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota) Judith Crews Chaffee (‘63), Nov. 17, 2011. Ann Leverich Walker (‘57), May 29, 2011.

UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Norma McDonald Draper (‘44), Nov. 14, 2011. UCLA (Beta Delta) Martha Thompson Kozlowski (‘52), Sept. 7, 2011. Washington (Sigma) Marilyn Hudson Davis (‘41), Nov. 27, 2011. Marian Miller Fielder (‘54), Aug. 11, 2011.

Washington State (Beta Rho) Aileen Hughes Jones (‘50), Nov. 3, 2011. West Virginia (Beta Iota) Betty Ashburn Guill (‘43), May 31, 2011. Kimberly Clevenger Hynes (‘82), Oct. 9, 2011.

Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Swana Hess Brooks (‘62), Dec. 23, 2011 (also UpsilonWashburn).


Bulletin Board Attention Beta Tau Classes of 1983-85 Beta Tau graduating classes of 198385 are invited to reunite on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Indiana University. For details, contact Sharon Kobus Michael at smichael@insightbb.com.

Delta Phi Plans Reunion An Indiana U. of Pennsylvania (Delta Phi) reunion is being planned for Oct. 19-20, 2012, for sisters of all initiation years. For more information, contact Vicky Baran Daskivich at vdaskivich@yahoo.com or 717.334.4648.

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