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Leadership Conferences Motivate Participants to
Mothers Who Lost Sons to Suicide Share Their Stories Alpha Phi Welcomes New Colony in Cambridge Maryland (Delta Zeta) House Is Rebuilt Fraternity Publishes 2012 Annual Report
Message from the International President MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
International Executive Board President: Linda Long Boland Vice President: Amy Jordan Tvrdik Secretary/Treasurer: Susan McNeice Susan Weiskittle Barrick Valerie Lawlor Tobi Board Nieland Coree Smith Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director Ex-officio: Diane Spry Straker, Foundation Chair
Foundation Directors Chair: Diane Spry Straker Vice Chair: Karen McChesney Howe Treasurer: Judy Ethell Secretary: Jean Creamer Hodges Jenny Holsman Tetreault Colleen Sirhal Mary Beth Cooleen Tully Darcel Atwill Weller Ex-officio: Linda Long Boland, International President Ex-officio: Ann Brinkman Carstensen, Executive Director
National Housing Corporation President: Wendy Deems Sugg Treasurer: Lisa Janes Ripley Secretary: Jane Kirby Arkes Christina Boyle
Coree Smith Sue “Shelley” Sutherland Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, 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
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Dear Sisters, Alpha Phi will roll out a new organizational support structure this summer (details to come), designed to be fluid and responsive to the needs of our growing Fraternity. And boy, is change scary! The last time we completed a major overhaul to the structure was in 1997, and it was scary then too. Back then, we decided it was best to organize in regions and identify volunteers with subject-matter expertise to guide our member and chapter efforts. For more than 14 years, this regional structure served Alpha Phi well. Or did it? It really wasn’t the “structure” that served Alpha Phi. It was the people. Any structure, regardless of how well designed, is only as good as the people who are part of it. From those early regional team members, like Lindsay Wiggins (Beta Pi-USC), Amy Jordan Tvrdik (Omicron-Missouri), Shana Goss Smith (ChiMontana) and Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State), to the most recent, including Susan Carrochi Sherman (Epsilon Nu-Delaware), Jennifer Hutchinson Frobish (Epsilon Delta-Northern Illinois), Lindsay Martin Poss (Beta Psi-San Jose State) and Stacey Thulin Daniel (OmegaTexas) – just to name a few – our regional structure has been powered by our finest Alpha Phi volunteers. If our new structure is to be as effective, it must include those same kind of alumnae who love Alpha Phi with a passion. It must include alumnae who take initiative, who work hard and who understand that the ability to improve requires change. The fraternal world we live in has changed over the past 14 years, and Alpha Phi has changed with it. The high quality of our Fraternity volunteers, however, has not changed. It has always been our people who set us apart, and it is our people who make us great. Those collegians, alumnae, Foundation donors and volunteers who make Alpha Phi a priority in their lives make our Fraternity exceptional. I have great confidence this new structure will work. Not because it is perfect, but because our people will make it work. They always do! Alpha Phi Toujours,
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Linda Boland, center, with long-time volunteers Shana Smith, left, and Lindsay Wiggins, right.
Linda Boland, center, with members of the Northeast regional team.
Contents REUNIONS................................................................2 HOUSING HIGHLIGHTS Maryland (Delta Zeta) House Is Rebuilt................... 3
2012 Fraternity Annual Report.....................................4 Interfraternal News......................................................6 Sisters Affected by Hurricane Sandy .........................7 PEOPLE.....................................................................8 Without Warning: Mothers Who Lost Sons to Suicide Share Their Stories...................... 10 ALUMNAE PRIDE..................................................... 14 Recruitment Addresses and Dates..........................18 Potential Member Form............................................. 21 ON CAMPUS...........................................................22 Leadership Conferences Motivate Participants to Make Their Mark...............................28 EXTENSION UPDATE................................................ 31 ALPHA PHI FOUNDATION.......................................32 From the Archives: A Look at Wedding Traditions........................................32 Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship Endowed....................................... 35 SILENT CHAPTER..................................................... 36 Bulletin Board............................................................. 37
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Gamma Zeta Sisters Reunite Thirty-five Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) alumnae from the classes of 1970-76 enjoyed a reunion in June. Most had not seen each other in 40 years. It was a weekend of memories, reconnecting and treasured sisterhood. Another reunion weekend is planned for 2013.
Gamma Pi Sisters Hold Reunion Arizona State (Gamma Pi) alumnae reminisce during a reunion at Kohlâ€™s Ranch Lodge in Payson, Ariz. They chose the location because it was the site of their chapter retreat 36 years ago when they were in college.
Beta Iotas Celebrate 50th Anniversary Sisters from West Virginia (Beta Iota) gathered in October to celebrate their 50th anniversary of graduation. These successful alumnae, wives, mothers and grandmothers have contributed leadership, innovation, advocacy and education to society. They have shared trials, tragedies and triumphs and have always been there to support each other and to celebrate their successes. Alpha Phi brought them together and today, they remain close to each other in a bond of loving and caring.
Save the Date June 14-16, 2013 Evanston, IL Details coming soon. We hope to see you there!
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Maryland House Is Rebuilt When Maryland (Delta Zeta) collegians returned to school in August, they came back to a new chapter house. The three-story structure, owned by the university, was completely gutted and remodeled as part of the university’s project to upgrade the Greek houses it owns to bring them into compliance with federal and university safety and accessibility requirements. The chapter’s house corporation board (HCB) had planned for the project and collected donations from their alumnae over the years to pay for the chapter’s portion, including upgrades to the standard flooring, fixtures, etc. They also took the opportunity to give the interior a complete makeover, with new furniture, appliances and decorations. A key component of the new facility is its compliance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. The building features geothermal heating and air conditioning and energy efficient windows, lighting and mechanical systems. The chapter is even following through with the “green” theme by growing some of its own herbs and managing trash by recycling and composting. The project was a joint alumnae and collegiate effort. The HCB includes three voting collegians who were involved in all decision-making, from early concepts to colors to furniture. An Alpha Phi sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Galate (Delta Zeta-Maryland), was also chosen as the interior designer. Donations are still being accepted through an Alpha Phi Foundation campaign. Contact Karen Scheffling Avore at email@example.com or Joan Leanos at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about naming opportunities and educational projects requiring additional funds.
The new house boasts some beautiful Alpha Phi features, including etched ivy and Alpha Phi letters in the glass framing the front door and a backlit crest in the foyer. The crest was donated by the former and current HCB as a “welcome home” gift to the chapter. When restructuring the first floor, the function of the house and the utilization of space were taken into consideration. To this end, the dining room, kitchen and house director’s suite were increased in size. In addition to meeting university requirements (handicapped accessible living space, including one bedroom) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines, the HCB had a goal of creating a space that would allow a sister with a disability to be a part of the fabric of the community. This was accomplished by reorganizing the lower level of the house to include a set of suites: two bedrooms and a bathroom that are handicapped accessible. When a handicapped member lives in, she will share space with other sisters, or she could share with a caregiver if necessary. If a disabled sister is not living in, this large triple serves as incentive for upperclassmen to continue to live in the house. The chapter room had taken up a third of the house’s lower level prior to the renovation. Now, a more efficiently sized chapter room doubles as a lounge. All furniture is on wheels, so conversion from lounge to chapter room is easy. All second and third floor bedrooms are now larger, and bathrooms on the upstairs floors were upgraded.
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$188,775 Leadership Initiative: Emerging Leaders Institute (Three Sessions)
$89,878 Educational Leadership Consultant Program $50,378 Resources and Training Initiatives $7,763 New Member Education Website
$6,000 Brainshark Online Training Platform
$5,998 Ivy Leaf $5,632 Leadership Initiative: Chapter Leadership Development (CLD)
$13,080 Leadership Conferences: Keynote Speaker
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$5,850 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) Scholarships
$5,833 Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention
$3,500 Everyday Hero Leadership Campaign Spring 2013
For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the Fraternity experienced a $737,489 increase in net assets, $536,928 of which was a direct result of operations and the balance from a strong investment portfolio performance. We once again received a clean, unqualified opinion from the independent auditor who reviewed the Fraternity’s financial statements. The Fraternity was also able to extend new housing loans to support projects at Florida State (Gamma Phi), Kentucky (Iota Nu) and Whitman (Beta Phi). Loans were also extended to Alpha Phi’s National Housing Corporation to support projects at Utah (Beta Sigma) and WPI (Iota Omicron). The Fraternity was released as a guarantor on a housing loan to Oklahoma (Phi) during the year and continues to maintain ample financial strength and capacity to support the needs of current and new chapter facilities. The Fraternity’s net assets remain strong at more than $10.7 million, and the organization remains well poised to continue to take advantage of strategic extension opportunities.
Collegiate Membership Alpha Phi continued to achieve remarkable growth and improved strength in collegiate membership, 158 chapters strong as of the end of the fiscal year. In the 2011-12 school year, we initiated 6,356 new members. This represents an increase of more than 500 members and, for the fifth year in a row, breaks our record for our largest membership year in history. Extension opportunities continued to support membership growth through colonizations at a record five premier campuses in 2012: Clemson (Iota Rho), Creighton (Theta Delta), Northern Arizona (Iota Pi), Utah (Beta Sigma)
and Whitman (Beta Phi). These added to our record membership year, but also provided an emotional high for the Fraternity in successfully returning three closed chapters. The Panhellenic organization at Carnegie Mellon University invited Alpha Phi to join their community for the 2012-13 academic year, kicking off what we anticipate will be another new year of growth. 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 once again raising more than $1 million to support Alpha Phi Foundation and generate positive public relations for the Fraternity.
Training and Development Training and development of members continued to be a primary focus. Leadership Conferences provided training for 1,379 collegiate officers and volunteers. Convention 2012 provided training opportunities to more than 500 chapter advisors, collegiate and alumnae chapter presidents and house corporation board members. Our online, ondemand chapter advisor training was accessed by 55 advisors. Supporting the Fraternity’s mission of cultivating leadership, an online library (alphaphi.org, keywords CLD online library) of chapter leadership development sessions can be accessed and used at any time by our collegiate chapter officers or by individual members – both collegiate and alumnae. Collegiate chapters have the freedom to pick and choose what sessions they complete based on the topics
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that are relevant and of interest to their chapters at the time. One hundred and forty-eight members with leadership potential experienced three Emerging Leaders Institutes held in Indianapolis in summer 2012. Of those participants, 57 are currently serving as officers of their collegiate chapters. Funded by Alpha Phi Foundation, 98 percent of the participants gave both programs a valuable or very valuable rating.
Communications Alpha Phi has continued to remain in the forefront of social media, communicating with members using alphaphi.org, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn professional groups, blogs, On the Go podcasts, Foursquare and Pinterest. Members submit personal announcements on our website through the Member News tab, with topics ranging from education and professional achievements to births and marriages. Alpha Phi launched nm.alphaphi.org, a website dedicated to Alpha Phi’s newest members. The site features rich digital content and new media which help the director of new member education create a more engaging and multifaceted new member experience. The Quarterly received a second place 2012 Fraternity Communications Association (FCA) award for Story Packaging/Coverage of an Event, Member or Chapter(s) for the Summer 2011 article entitled “CSU/Northridge Chapter House Receives On-Screen Facelift.” For the ninth year in a row, the Alpha Phi Quarterly is a winner in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition, receiving an Award of Excellence for the Fall 2011 issue that featured “Is the Future of the Printed Magazine in Jeopardy?”
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Alumnae Membership More than 7,500 alumnae were current in their International alumnae dues during fiscal year 2012. The lifetime program continued to flourish with more than 2,500 women choosing to pay a one-time lifetime payment. We added a fourth Canadian alumnae chapter to our roster in Southeastern Ontario. The Fraternity was honored to initiate 67 women into our membership as alumnae, 50 of whom are mothers of Alpha Phis. We also enrolled 126 legacies into the Little Dipper program. The alumnae strategy team (AST), a collaborative effort between the Fraternity and Foundation, defined key threads necessary to build a strong culture of engagement among alumnae of Alpha Phi – a culture that exists with other alumnae, with their collegiate chapters and with Alpha Phi International Fraternity and Alpha Phi Foundation. The AST researched best practices in Greek organizations, universities and non-profit organizations, studied the literature of engagement and held a focus group on membership experiences in Alpha Phi and other organizations in order to establish a list of practices considered the industry standard for excellence in Greek engagement. Transitions: The Resource for Alpha Phi’s Newest Alumnae, was recognized with a Fraternity Communications Association award in the e-newsletter category for the second year in a row. This interactive e-newsletter series and website welcomed 2012 Alpha Phi graduates to alumnae life, provided information on how to connect and contribute to the worldwide Alpha Phi network and offered engaging articles on real-world topics beyond Alpha Phi.
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Sister Receives Prestigious AFA Award The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) presented Mary Wightman Peterson (Delta Epsilon-Iowa) with the Jack L. Anson Award during its annual meeting, held Nov. 28-Dec. 2 in Indianapolis, Ind. The award, established in honor of the retired executive director of the National Interfraternity Conference, is presented to a well-respected individual not in the field of higher education, who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the fraternity/sorority community beyond his/her respective organization. The individual has assisted in developing partnerships with higher education and the interfraternal community, fostered positive change to advance the fraternal movement, and/or served as a role model for students and professionals. Mary is CEO of the Retail Jewelers Organization (Iowa City, Iowa). She is also executive director for Sigma Lambda
Mary Peterson is the recipient of AFA’s prestigious Jack L. Anson Award.
Beta International Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, both organizations of which she was integral in establishing. She was a campus-based professional at the University of Iowa for many years. According to the AFA, Mary has served tirelessly in the growth and development of culturally–based fraternities and sororities over the years. She continues to serve as a consultant to many fraternal organizations. It is because of her that many historically underrepresented students have found a place in the fraternity and sorority community.
NPC Hosts Annual Meeting Delegates, inter/national presidents, executive directors and editors of the 26 member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) met Oct. 26-27 for the 2012 annual meeting at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. It was a time to review NPC’s accomplishments of the past year and plan for the future as “the voice for sorority advancement.” A “Family Reunion” Friday afternoon provided attendees an opportunity to meet informally prior to the opening of the twoday working conference. The opening general session kicked off after dinner Friday night with a welcome by NPC Chairman Jane Sutton, Alpha Xi Delta. Immediate past NPC Chairman Eve Riley, Delta Delta Delta, provided a moving inspiration, followed by the official roll call which included a PowerPoint presentation with photos of every delegation’s members. The 2012 legislation, which included a dues increase for member groups and Unanimous Agreement VII, were presented. Allen W. Groves, dean of students at the University of Virginia, gave a thought-provoking speech at dinner Saturday evening. In his role, Mr. Groves oversees several areas critical to the student experience including fraternity and sorority life. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the NorthAmerican Interfraternity Conference. While he acknowledged
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the distinct advantages of joining a Greek organization, Groves believes fraternities and sororities have not done a good job of making that argument. “You should be able to tell a university president why we (an individual group) belong at a school,” he said. He also opened up a discussion about sexual abuse and Title IX and its potential effect on sorority and fraternity recruitment. NPC Chairman Jane Sutton wrapped up the meeting with a State of the Conference address. She outlined the innovations and advancements from the past year: Creating an advocacy tracker to monitor NPC activity Increased NPC presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest The NPC brand refresher Establishment of a fraternity/sorority advisory committee representing small and large, public and private institutions from different regions of the country The appointment of a board development committee to help the board focus on expectations Transition of the majority of Alumnae Panhellenic committee volunteers to College Panhellenic area advisors and the hiring of a Panhellenic support coordinator The 2013 NPC annual meeting will be held Oct. 10-13 in Los Angeles.
above: This photo was taken even before Hurricane Sandy officially hit Andréa Luker’s community. Water was already filling her neighborhood streets. left: Andréa hoped to protect photo albums by placing them in plastic bins before being evacuated. Unfortunately, the ocean water got in and destroyed them. Sisters have been sending photos and albums to help her replace lost Alpha Phi memories.
Sisters Affected by Hurricane Sandy Express Gratitude Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic storm on record to hit the Eastern Seaboard. The late October hurricane caused severe and widespread damage, and some are still in the process of recovering from it. Feeling of community “For our family, Sandy is what defined 2012,” says Andréa Sabo Luker (Epsilon NuDelaware), who considers herself one of the “fortunate” ones after the hurricane hit her Monmouth Beach, N.J., home. “We had time to move things high and away from windows before we were evacuated.” During the evacuation, Andréa stayed with Ruth Gallagher Nelson (Delta EpsilonIowa) in Chicago. She says she was thankful for the support of Ruth and her husband as all they could do was watch on television as Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore. “We are blessed our house sustained minimal damage,” she says. “We pumped water out for 25 days, and after two months were one of four houses in our neighborhood deemed ‘livable.’ In addition to flooding, we had an electrical fire under the house and a gas leak that took two weeks to discover.” As of February when Andréa was interviewed for this article, there was still work to be completed. The front portion of her home was without electricity, and the heat upstairs would blow out whenever there was a wind (the roof was in need of patching). The foundation required repair, and floors and siding needed to be replaced. Because of the devastation in her town (every structure experienced damage), Andréa began a relief organization: SandyFamilyMatch (sandyfamilymatch. wordpress.com, or Facebook keywords: Sandy Family Match). The virtual giving tree benefits families impacted by the hurricane
by allowing those who want to help to “adopt” them. Many Alpha Phis were among the first to adopt families, sending gift cards to help replace clothing, food, toys and other much-needed items that were lost or destroyed by Sandy. “The storm has many silver linings,” says Andréa. “The media stressed the devastation our area experienced, yet we have a feeling of community, we have found inner (and physical) strength, and the outpouring of support to our little towns has been humbling – and reassuring.” She continues: “On a personal level, what has gotten us through is my Alpha Phi sisters. They have sent texts and called, helped clean and throw things out, mailed me special treats and drove hours to deliver firewood, dog treats, cleaning supplies, soup and even hot cocoa and marshmallows!”
Support from sisters Carly VanDyke (Beta Beta-Michigan State) was on vacation in Southern California when Hurricane Sandy hit her Hoboken, N.J., home. “I returned to something I never could’ve prepared myself for – my entire home and all of my belongings completely submerged in water. We were only able to salvage our dinnerware and a few old sweatshirts and sweatpants. We had close to five feet of water and were displaced from our home for two months.” When her close friends (many of them Alpha Phis) reached out soon after the storm, they immediately went into action mode. One friend sent a Facebook message
to more than 100 Alpha Phis (without Carly knowing). “A number of sisters – many of whom I hadn’t talked to in more than five years – asked how they could help,” she says. “I received scrapbooks, T-shirts and photos from our collegiate days, cards with amazing memories and monetary donations. I was amazed by the amount of support they offered.” Carly was among those to receive a Forget Me Not Grant from Alpha Phi Foundation (see sidebar). “To my surprise, my friend applied for the grant on my behalf,” she says. “I am honestly at a loss for words at all the support I received from sisters near to me and ones I’ve never met. It turned a very unfortunate situation into a truly inspiring, uplifting and probably the most humbling experience I’ve ever had in my life.” Thanks in part to the grant, Carly was able to move back into her newly furnished home in January. “I am so incredibly proud to be an Alpha Phi, now more than ever, so thank you for reinforcing why I joined such an incredible organization.”
Forget Me Not Fund Supports Sisters Impacted by Sandy Thanks to the generosity of donors, Alpha Phi Foundation was able to fund all 10 Forget Me Not Grant requests it received from sisters whose homes were damaged by or completely lost to Hurricane Sandy, providing a total of $24,000 in aid. If you have been affected and need financial assistance, or if you would like to help sisters by donating to the Forget Me Not Fund, visit alphaphifoundation.org or contact the Foundation at 847-316-8947.
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People Sister Named Parent Ambassador Jill Cruikshank Amery (Xi-Toronto), publisher of UrbanMommies.com, has been named a parent ambassador with Right To Play, a nonprofit organization that uses sport and play to empower children in disadvantaged areas of the world. She traveled in February with Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes to Liberia, West Africa, on their behalf.
Alumna Receives Local Honor Clare Truesdell Anderson (Rho-Ohio State) was honored as the first Columbus (Ohio) Volunteer Citizen of the Year, presented by Direct Energy, This Week Community News, and HandsOn Central Ohio to honor outstanding local volunteers. She received a $1,000 cash prize and a $5,000 donation to Scholarship Opportunities for Success (sosgrants.org), a nonprofit organization she helped found that helps low-income women continue their educations.
Sister Featured in National Campaign Out of thousands of entries, Alexis Atwood (Theta Iota-James Madison) was selected as one of those featured in a new Weight Watchers advertising campaign. She appears on a national commercial that began airing in December. It can be viewed on YouTube, keywords: introducing the new Weight Watchers 360 program. Her success story is also on the Weight Watchers website and in online ads. She lost 74 pounds with Weight Watchers online. She has blogged about her experience at divaonadiet.com.
Sister Is Person of the Year Jennifer Lindamood Darnall (Gamma-DePauw) was honored as the Glen Ellyn Patch newspaper’s 2012 Person of the Year. She was nominated for her extensive contributions and service to the Glen Ellyn, Ill., community.
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Sister Founds Mission for Homeless Mary Rose Garrubba Bates (Epsilon Iota-Duquesne) is the founder and chief legal officer of the Washington City Mission (citymission.org), a nonprofit corporation that provides shelters, meals, restorative programs and thrift stores to benefit homeless men, women and children. The Mission, located in Washington, Pa., housed approximately 590 men, women and children last year and served more than 114,000 meals. Mary also is founder of a pro bono legal clinic that serves Mission residents as part of their restoration to independent living.
Collegian Is Gold Medalist in 2012 U.S. World Cup Angela Darrow (Beta Gamma-Colorado) is a world champion saddle seat horseback rider and was a member of the 2012 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team, winning gold in the five-gaited section. Angela also was an alternate and silver medalist in 2008. She has been riding since she was 8 years old and began showing professionally at age 12. She has a total of seven individual world titles and 14 individual national titles. She has been on two U.S.A. invitational teams and one of six chosen to compete in international competition. Angela is a junior majoring in communication.
Singer/Songwriter Receives Awards, Nominations Award-winning rock artist Kristen Faulconer (Iota Gamma-University of the Pacific) is the recipient of a 2012 Malibu Music Award for Best Rock Song for her song “Slow Down,” featuring Raymond Herrea. Kristen also was nominated for several awards in 2012, including a Hollywood Music and Media Award in the rock category for “Phoenix,” featuring Chet McCracken. She was a nominee for Reverbnation Indie Music Channel Awards for Best Pop Song for her song “Fun” and for Best Rock Artist. She also was nominated for the All Indie Music Awards for Best Rock Artist and Best Pop Artist. For details and more information, visit kristenfaulconer.net.
Educator Selected as 2013 Teacher of the Year Julia King (Iota Iota-George Washington) was named 2013 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year. Julia is a seventh grade math teacher and grade level lead at D.C. Prep’s Edgewood Middle Campus, Washington, D.C.’s, top public charter middle school. During her tenure at D.C. Prep, Julia has led her students to consistently high levels of achievement and instilled a deep investment in their own education in the process. Julia also was the 2010 winner of the Teach For America Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award.
Alumna Is Columnist and Television Contributor
Cary Weiss Goldwasser (Iota-Wisconsin) and Diane Shister Kline (Omicron-Missouri) are co-creators and authors of “QuirkOut! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane,” a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It offers practical quirky lifestyle tips from women with humor. They also appear on the “QuirkOut!” segment on KPLR-TV News at Noon in St. Louis. Cary is a former “Oprah” show staffer and Diane a winner of three regional Emmy awards in marketing, and both are arts marketing professionals. The pair also plan to turn QuirkOut! into a book. For more information, visit facebook.com/quirkout.
Young Alumna’s Foundation Hosts Joint Event Laura Knoll (Beta DeltaUCLA) co-founded the Helen Knoll Foundation (helenknollfoundation.org) when she was 18 years old. The foundation was created in memory of her mother, who passed away from breast cancer. The organization helps educate women about early detection and provides free testing. The organization joined San Diego State University in October 2012 to co-sponsor ThinkPink, a campus fair to educate young women about breast cancer risks and early detection.
Alumnae Authors Author Publishes Ninth Cookbook, Is Finalist in Book Awards Kitty Chandler Morse (Gamma UpsilonWisconsin/Milwaukee) is author of Mint Tea and Minarets: A Banquet of Moroccan Memories (La Caravane Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 0985216441), a finalist in the 2012 San Diego Book Awards competition. An expert on Moroccan cuisine, in her newest book Kitty brings the reader into the kitchen of her late father’s Moorish mansion to savor Moroccan memories. Kitty was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and immigrated to the U.S. at 17. Her career as a food and travel writer, cooking teacher and public speaker spans more than 25 years. A highlight of her career was cooking alongside Julia Child to benefit the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She has written nine cookbooks, is a best-selling cookbook author and has received awards for her work. Her articles have appeared in leading
Alumna Is National Spokesperson for Arthritis Foundation Ali Richard (Nu-Nebraska) was a national spokesperson for the Arthritis Foundation’s 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk, held in December in more than 150 U.S. cities. She was diagnosed with arthritis when she was two years old. She has been a team captain for the event for several years and was the 2011 national top fundraiser.
Sister Delivers Care Packages to Troops Overseas Jennifer York (Beta RhoWashington State) traveled to Kyrgyzstan in December to track care packages sent to airmen and women via the KREM-TV (Spokane, Wash.) Treats 2 Troops program. Jen is a digital media reporter and producer for KREM 2 News. Packages were sent to every military member (400-plus) from Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane. She spent several days with troops. The best part, she says, was “hand delivering some of the packages and watching our troops, who would not be home for the holidays, open them.” Also during the trip, they distributed coats, toothbrushes and toys to children at a local school.
publications in the U.S. and abroad, and she has appeared on the Food TV Network, CNN and the Discovery Channel. Visit kittymorse. com for more information.
Author Publishes Children’s Book Donna Austgen Frisinger (Epsilon BetaButler) is the author of a new picture book, Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure (Standard Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 078473688X), the tale of two snails trying to reach Noah’s Ark before the “Great Falling.” Donna is an award-winning poet and freelancer, named the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Writer of the Year by American Christian Writers. She won both first and second place in the 2011 Athanatos Poetry Competition and has been published in several periodicals. Read more about Donna at donnafrisinger.com.
Alumna Takes on National Leadership Role Cheri Hall Marks (OmicronMissouri) is chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ committee on student financial assistance. In the position, she provides guidance on legislative and regulatory issues affecting financial aid for 75,000 medical students in the United States and Canada. Cheri has been on staff at the University of Missouri since 1998, currently as program coordinator of financial aid for the School of Medicine. Cheri has been recognized for her service at Missouri by twice receiving the Service Champion Award and in 2011 as recipient of the Sandra McCurdy Dedicated Staff Award for Outstanding Service.
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Museum Founder Authors Guide Susan Scherer Quinlan (Beta Pi-USC), founder and director of the Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library (Santa Barbara, Calif.), has written a bibliography for collectors titled Reference Guide to Research on Dollhouses and Miniatures. She is currently expanding the museum’s display area with the addition of 65 cases. Visit quinlanmuseum.com for more information.
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Mothers Who Lost Sons to Suicide Share Their Stories By Kristen Mitchell (Gamma-DePauw) and Christine Spiegel
Julie Shutt Zielinski (Beta Rho-
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Washington State) and Michelle Noland Trenum (Gamma IotaTexas Tech) both experienced the unimaginable — the loss of a child to suicide. Today, they are speaking out and taking action in the hope that other families will
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not have to experience their pain and loss. Only Warning Sign Realized Too Late It was June 1, 2005, at 1:03 a.m. when Julie received a phone call that would change her life. Her 27-year-old son, Matt, had taken his own life. Matt was an older brother, a son, an athlete, a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a Chelan County (Wash.) deputy sheriff. He loved his job – a “dream job,” he had told Julie. And he was excited about joining the SWAT team (he was supposed to begin with them the month after he passed away). “He loved people and wanted to help them,” Julie says. She remembers him as a child: funny, shy, quiet, sensitive and accident-prone. As a man, Julie says Matt was the epitome of the Bible verse, “Whatever your hand finds you to do, do it with all your might …” (Ecclesiastes 9:10; NIV). He served in Bahrain on the USS Nimitz. After Sept. 11, 2001, Matt wanted to re-enlist — until he found out he was first in line for the job at the Sheriff’s Office in Chelan County, where he had grown up. “He had everything going for him,” Julie says. The events following that middle-of-thenight call were a blur: meeting with police until 7 a.m., the hours after a whirlwind of friends, family and teachers offering condolences and food. To Julie and her family, there were no apparent warning signs, no explanations. There was, however, a failed relationship, which they learned about after it was too late. Matt and his fiancé had recently broken up. “The shock and disbelief were overwhelming,” says Julie. “The strong, funny Matt we knew wouldn’t do that.
Risk Factors According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, risk factors do not cause or predict a suicide attempt. They do make it more likely that the person will consider, attempt or die by suicide. Pay attention to these, in addition to warning signs, if you are concerned about a loved one or yourself. Demographics: Women attempt suicide three times as often as men; men are three to five times more likely to die by suicide; suicide attempts are highest among those between the ages of 40-59. History: A family history of suicide, suicide attempts, depression and other mental illness contributes to a person’s risk; children and teenagers with a history of trauma and/or abuse are at a higher risk level than their peers who have not experienced trauma/abuse. Mental Disorders: At least 90 percent of those who kill themselves have a diagnosable and treatable mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar depression, post-traumatic stress or another anxiety disorder, alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders or personality disorders. Past History of Attempted Suicide: Between 20-50 percent of people who kill themselves had previously attempted suicide.
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He had so much to live for.” In an effort to turn the tragedy and loss she experienced into something positive, Julie began blogging and writing as a way to heal, but also to start a conversation about suicide, a “societal issue that no one wants to talk about,” she says. She recently published a book, Matt’s Last Call: Surviving Our Protectors (Tate Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 1620247402), with the intent of helping other parents and those contemplating harming themselves. “The death of our oldest son, by his own hand, has clouded all the days since with sadness, inexpressible grief and pain,” Julie wrote. “Sharing his story, and our journey, is a challenging process … I will never get over it.” Today, Julie also serves on the board of Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors as the suicide liaison. She speaks at events, informing parents and children of the dangers of suicide, educating on the difficulty of coping and providing resources for military, veterans and law enforcement first responders. Suicide is reaching epidemic proportions, and “it has got to stop,” says Julie. According to the World Health Organization, approximately one million people die each year from suicide, and rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide over the past 45 years. And recent numbers released by the Department of Defense show the U.S. military’s suicide rate (both active-duty and non-active-duty) grew a startling 15 percent in 2012 to outnumber battle casualties as the primary reason for their deaths. Julie hopes her book will save at least one life. Spring 2013
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Warning Signs that Someone May Be Thinking about Suicide Unfortunately, too often people do not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so. We all respond differently to loss and significant life changes (difficulties in relationships, losing a job, etc.). If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs, please seek help. Hopelessness Change in sleep patterns Rage, anger Increased alcohol/drug use Self-loathing/feelings of worthlessness Isolation/withdrawing from others Preoccupation with death* Self-destructive and impulsive behavior/increase in taking unnecessary risks* Thinking about hurting or killing oneself* Talking about suicide/planning* Seeking methods (access to guns, storing up prescription pills, knives, etc.)* *Please seek help immediately.
Suicide Resources American Association of Suicidology: suicidology.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: afsp.org International Association for Suicide Prevention: iasp.info National Suicide Prevention Lifeline*: suicidepreventionlifeline.org, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), for deaf and hearing impaired using TTY: 1-800-799-4889 *Provides specific information and a helpline for active duty military and veterans (veteranscrisisline.net)
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“If you are one of the many courageous men and women who have chosen to serve through careers in public safety or the military, there may come times when you need to decompress and shed the stresses of the career,” Julie says. “Seek out help. There is a light at the end of the darkness, and there are many caring professionals who can lead you to the light.”
Sister Blames Sports Concussion for Loss of Son It was a Friday night in September 2010. Michelle Noland Trenum (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) sat in the bleachers at Brentsville High School (Nokesville, Va.) with her husband Gil, cheering on her 17-year-old son, Austin, at his varsity football game. He was a starting fullback and linebacker, always on the field. But Austin was pulled that night after he tackled the opposing team’s quarterback. He seemed dazed, slurred words and displayed erratic behavior for a short time, calling out to players who had not yet been in the game. The trainer determined it was a concussion, and Michelle and Gil took him to an emergency room. Over the next 90 minutes, Austin joked with his parents, flirted with the nurses and asked to be released, saying he felt “fine.” Michelle recalls one of the doctors asking Austin if he had a headache or was dizzy. “No,” Austin had said, “just my normal football headache,” which he mentioned happened after every game. Now, it saddens Michelle to think about his seemingly innocent response. Forty hours later, Austin would be on life support in an ambulance en route to the same emergency room after hanging himself in his bedroom. “In less than 48 hours, we had gone from a loving, happy family of five to a devastated wreck,” Michelle says. “Austin showed no warning signs, no depression, no desire to end his life, no desire to threaten to end his life.” The only feasible explanation, according to Michelle after much recollection and research, was the concussion he suffered that weekend. Austin likely had at least four concussions and possibly more in his lifetime, says Michelle. At the time they occurred, she thought it was part of the game and he just had his “bell rung.” But now she realizes
what a deadly mistake that was. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), sports are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for young people aged 15-24, after motorcycle crashes. Doctors and researchers are working to understand the relationship between concussion, depression and suicide. One study by Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., found that 34 percent of acute concussion patients reported being more emotional following their injury: 35 percent reported irritability, and 27 percent reported sadness. Other studies have shown that 42 percent of patients show signs of depression up to a year following a severe traumatic brain injury. Austin’s brain is currently being studied by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), a collaborative venture between Boston University and the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) to understand what happens in adolescent brains within the hours and days of a concussion. In spring 2011, a pathology report found acute multifocal axonal injuries – or widespread damage to nerve fibers – in the areas of Austin’s brain that control emotions and impulses. “The results were explained as it would be like blowing up your house because a fly was annoying you,” says Michelle. “A sudden urge happens when the brain misfires, and something snaps.” Today, Michelle and her husband are trying to prevent other families from going through the pain they did. They helped establish a new concussion policy in their school district (Gil is a member of the board) that mandates coaches, staff, athletes and parents must be educated about the dangers of concussions before participating in any sport. The couple serves on the SLI family advisory board. And they are currently pushing for legislation in Virginia, mandating that youth sports leagues develop a concussion policy. “We hope to get additional funding [for the CSTE] to study concussed athletes to understand more about how their brains are processing emotions,” Michelle says. “The opinion is that [common] suicide prevention techniques can probably not prevent concussion-induced suicide because the signs that would normally present themselves
before the suicidal event are not there.” “Austin’s legacy is making a difference,” Michelle says. “His name will help keep young people’s brains healthy and sports safe for all athletes. Anyone who knew Austin wouldn’t have expected anything less from such an incredible young man.”
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Concussion Resources Center for Disease Control*: cdc.gov/concussion Concussions and Our Kids (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. ASIN: B006R8PDNS) SportsConcussions.org Sports Legacy Institute: sportslegacy.org * Includes an online training course for coaches, parents or anyone who wants to keep athletes safe from concussion.
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Expert Offers Advice Jenni Accardi (Epsilon Kappa-West Chester), a medical social worker at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (Cedar Park, Texas) who specializes in emergency department and crisis intervention, provided the following information for those who may be concerned about loved ones who might harm themselves or who have lost a loved one to suicide. Common misconceptions People who talk about suicide will not act on their plan. They will. Their conversations about suicide are often their way of asking for help. At least 60 percent of people who have attempted suicide sought treatment before acting on their plan.
If someone tells you he or she is contemplating suicide Speak up! Research suggests that people contemplating suicide will tell at least three people of their plan. They are reaching out for help — a way out of the hopelessness they feel trapped in. Do not try to solve their problems. Instead, validate that their problems are real and that you are there to support them. Act on that! Help find a counselor or therapist, or contact a crisis hotline for further support. Stay with that person until they are safe. Contract a safety plan and start a discussion about their plan. Ask about their thoughts, help them to see hope for the future. Do not leave them alone. Encourage hope, and do not give up on them.
Contact close family members to inform them of your concerns. Determine if there is someone better suited for that person to confide in. Contact your local police department and inquire about their crisis team. Request that a crisis counselor meet with your loved one.
For those who have lost someone to suicide Grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide is a difficult process. Often times, those grieving feel alone and isolate themselves by their grief. This is normal. Seek group counseling and bereavement services through grief counseling support agencies. Most agencies offer peer to peer counseling services that can assist you through the process. It is okay to feel anger, abandonment, guilt and confusion — often within the same day. Allow yourself to embrace those feelings, and then work through them with your support system. Remember there is no timeline for grieving; we each experience loss as individuals and should grieve as such.
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Alumnae Pride CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia Alumnae enjoyed their annual Chocoholic Buffet event where they indulged in chocolate fondue, crepes and other decadent desserts and pastries. Sisters of various generations and a number of recent college graduates attended. Contact: Amy Trebelco (Beta Theta-British Columbia), email@example.com Facebook: British Columbia Alumnae Chapter
ONTARIO Southwestern Ontario Members attended the Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) and Western University (Theta Eta) collegiate chapters’ Red Dress Galas. Alumnae held a wine tasting event to reunite and relax after the busy holidays. Contact: Emily Campbell (Theta Eta-Western University), firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Southwestern Ontario Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
QUEBEC Quebec Alumnae celebrated a late Founders’ Day with a potluck lunch at the home of Cindy Auger (Eta Chi-Bishop’s). Members also met in Pointe-Claire for a holiday lunch. The chapter welcomes sisters in the area to join upcoming events. Contact: Cindy Auger (Eta Chi-Bishop’s), email@example.com
UNITED STATES ALABAMA Birmingham The chapter met at the University Club in Tuscaloosa. Helga Bjornson Visscher (Epsilon-Minnesota) hosted a delicious lunch and a program presented by Martha Seay Miller (Beta Mu-Alabama), Alabama (Beta Mu) house corporation board member, about the progress of construction plans for a new collegiate chapter house.
WASHINGTON, D.C., METRO IVY CONNECTION Alumnae host their fifth annual fall brunch.
BRITISH COLUMBIA Sisters indulge at their annual Chocoholic Buffet.
Events included a heart-healthy potluck, participation in the Birmingham American Heart Association Heart Walk, Beta Mu’s Red Dress Gala and a program on identity theft prevention.
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Contact: Helga Bjornson Visscher (Epsilon-Minnesota), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: bhamalphaphi.tripod.com Facebook: Birmingham/Tuscaloosa Alumnae of Alpha Phi
Those who live near or visit the area are invited to join this friendly collection of Alpha Phis. Gatherings are four times per year, twice with sisters and twice with Panhellenic sisters. Judy Johnson Corn (Beta Gamma-Colorado) hosted a recent meeting. For details on future events, contact the chapter.
Contact: Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota), email@example.com
Greater Sacramento Each year, the chapter gathers for a holiday party at a delicious Italian restaurant. The event featured gorgeous decorations, great food and an annual silent auction to support college scholarships for local Alpha Phis. Contact: Gina Macaluso (Epsilon Gamma-Sacramento State), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: alphaphialumnae.com Facebook: Sacramento Alpha Phi Alumnae
Silicon Valley Well-established local artist Jen Duris Norton (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) led a Paint Your Favorite Recipe workshop. Anne Lewis Naragon (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) hosted the annual holiday party. Members collected prom dresses for the Princess Project. They joined forces with alumnae from other sororities for happy hour in downtown Los Gatos. Kirsten Soderholm Reilly (Gamma Nu-Miami University), Alpha Phi’s delegate on the South Bay Alumnae Panhellenic (SBAP), spearheaded the event. They also joined SBAP members at their annual comedy night scholarship fundraiser. Contact: Karen Siegel Fitting (Eta Alpha-New Hampshire), email@example.com Web: siliconvalleyphis.org Facebook: Silicon Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
Jacksonville First Coast The chapter celebrated Founders’ Day at Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery. Dawn Inglis Montgomery (Zeta IotaVirginia) hosted the holiday luncheon and meeting. Contact: Robyn West Comeau (Delta Chi-William Woods), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: sites.google.com/site/alphaphijaxfl Facebook: Jacksonville First Coast Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi
Miami Alumnae held an end-of-summer brunch. They helped with fall recruitment at Barry (Theta Omega) and enjoyed a Founders’ Day brunch with the collegians. Sisters welcomed 12 new members to the group. The chapter’s website and social media outlets were redesigned. Area alumnae are invited to contact the chapter to get involved. Contact: Jennifer Wescott (Theta Theta-St. Joseph’s), email@example.com Facebook: Miami Alpha Phi Twitter: MiamiAlphaPhi
Southeast Florida/ Greater Fort Lauderdale The chapter held its annual holiday ornament exchange at the home of Susie Ferrara Turmes (Beta Tau-Indiana); the occasion doubled as a surprise birthday party for her. They enjoyed a Red Dress luncheon and participation in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. During a
Build-A-Bear workshop, alumnae and Barry (Theta Omega) collegians made teddy bears for young heart patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Contact: Susie Ferrara Turmes (Beta Tau-Indiana), firstname.lastname@example.org
ILLINOIS Chicago Western Villages Members enjoyed a wine tasting and dinner meeting. They attended a vegetarian comfort food class at Whole Foods. Upcoming plans include an outing to the spring flower show at Garfield Park Conservatory. Contact: Chris Williams Barr (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), email@example.com Facebook: Chicago Western Villages Alpha Phi
DuPage Valley As the weather warms, alumnae look forward to the annual garden party on June 9. Sisters and families are welcome to attend. Contact: Sue Ritter Cozart (Zeta Xi-Elmhurst), firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: DuPage Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
Lake County Members enjoyed the annual holiday cookie exchange at the home of April Jervis (Delta Pi-Indiana State). Contact: Nancy Weaver Roach (Delta Epsilon-Iowa), email@example.com
KANSAS Wichita Alumnae enjoyed a wine tasting with spouses and guests. A Founders’ Day celebration with Wichita Sate (Gamma Xi) collegians had an attendance of 127 and celebrated anniversaries of sisterhood from five to 45 years.
Announced during the event were Alumna of the Year Della O’Hara Lickteig (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) and Collegiate Junior of the Year Jaden Prewitt (Gamma Xi-Wichita State). They celebrated the holidays with an ornament exchange and decorating gingerbread houses with the children of alumnae, including a special appearance from Santa. Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Wichita Alumnae of Alpha Phi Twitter: WichitaAPhiAlum
MISSOURI St. Louis Gateway Events included a Founders’ Day celebration, cookie exchange, Sunday brunch and Painting with a Twist activity. The chapter also held its first trivia night that raised $1,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Follow the chapter on Twitter, and like them on Facebook. Join members May 10 for happy hour at the Boathouse in Forest Park. Contact: Leslie Ferguson (Delta Chi-William Woods), email@example.com Web: gatewayalphaphi.com Facebook: Gateway Alpha Phi Twitter: GatewayAlphaPhi
NEBRASKA Omaha Alumnae celebrated the holidays with their best attended event of the year - an auction hosted by Jill Zerzan Shefte (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney). They raised money to fund chapter projects and to donate to Alpha Phi Foundation. They also enjoyed an ornament exchange hosted by Judy Lysaught Gist (Nu-Nebraska). Alumnae helped Creighton
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. President Helga Bjornson Visscher (Epsilon-Minnesota) and 50-year sister Holli Massey Watts (Beta Mu-Alabama) pose during a meeting.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Alumnae enjoy a Louisiana State (Delta Tau) girls' weekend in Asheville, N.C.
(Theta Delta) collegians practice their recruitment skills. Sharon Stephens Jensen (Nu-Nebraska) is Theta Delta’s advisor. Contact: Julie O’Meara Jernstrom (Nu-Nebraska), firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Omaha Alpha Phi Alumnae
NEVADA Las Vegas Members celebrated National Wear Red Day with a Jazzercise fundraiser to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. They look forward to a girls’ night out event at world renowned Chocolatier Jean-Marie Auboine’s Chocolate Shop in May. Contact: Hayley Herrmann Ward (Phi-Oklahoma), email@example.com
Northern Nevada Members celebrated Founders’ Day and participated in the long-running and popular holiday ornament and cookie exchange. Alumnae in the area are welcome to join the chapter for upcoming events. Contact: Breanna Borries (Eta Upsilon-Chapman), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: renoalphaphi.weebly.com Facebook: Reno Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Alumnae celebrated Founders’ Day with a lunch and program at Virginia Bristol Betterton’s (Omega-Texas) home. Sisters raised $900 to make the holidays brighter for four Head Start families. Barbara Poore Throckmorton (Beta Kappa-Denison) hosted the annual holiday party for alumnae and spouses, including dinner and an ornament exchange. Contact: Judy Giudice Tull (Omega-Texas), email@example.com
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NORTH CAROLINA Raleigh Durham Triangle Alumnae enjoyed an ornament exchange during the holidays. They look forward to more happy hours and socializing. Join the Facebook group to stay updated on events.
NAPLES, FLA. Alumnae enjoy a Founders’ Day dinner.
Contact: Ashley Green Chesson (Epsilon Phi-NC State), email@example.com Web: triangleaphialumnae.com Facebook: Triangle Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
Alumnae attended a beer tasting and celebrated the holidays at the home of Sue Callander Friedel (Gamma Nu-Miami University). They enjoyed the Baldwin Wallace (Delta Upsilon) Red Dress Gala and a theatrical production featuring Baldwin Wallace students.
Contact: Mitzi Wilson Gitlin (Beta Omega-Kent State), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashland Alumnae attended Ashland’s (Epsilon Alpha) Red Dress Gala. They collected, assembled and donated three Phiesta-themed gift baskets for the gala’s silent auction. Members enjoyed a luncheon at Miss Molly’s Tea Room in Medina and ventured to the A.I. Root Co. for some holiday shopping and decorating ideas. Contact: Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State), email@example.com Facebook: Ashland, Ohio, Area Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
Cleveland East A silent auction and dinner was held at the home of Joann Kotecki Mog (Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve). Proceeds from the auction were matched by the chapter and donated to Alpha Phi Foundation. Mary McKenzie Alley (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State) hosted the annual ornament and cookie exchange at her home. Alumnae also enjoyed dinner out at Claddagh Irish Pub. Contact: Carina Samuelson Mauck (Eta Gamma-Akron), firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus Members attended the annual cookie and ornament exchange at the home of MaryAnn “Molly” Banks Wilsbacher (Beta Iota-West Virginia). They hosted the annual armchair fundraiser for Alpha Phi Foundation and volunteered with the Columbus Alumnae Panhellenic group at a local food bank. The Chocolate Cafe took sisters’ minds off the cold as they enjoyed chocolate desserts. Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate), email@example.com Web: columbusalumnae-alphaphi.org
Youngstown The chapter held its first meet and greet of the year in Warren. They enjoyed shopping Premier Jewelry, Pampered Chef and Thirty-One, all sold by alumnae. Contact: Patricia Ward Shears (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State), firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Youngstown Area Alpha Phi Alumnae
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Oklahoma City The chapter gathered for the annual holiday potluck and ornament exchange. They enjoyed a happy hour and dinner at Iguana Grill. For Heart Health month, members participated in Zumba at Meghan Dunn’s (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) dance studio. Sisters made study baskets for the local collegiate chapters. April plans include a luncheon that honors Julie Rutherford Blacksten (Phi-Oklahoma) as Alpha Phi’s Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Woman of the Year. Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma), email@example.com Web: okcaphialum.org Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter
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Alumnae enjoyed holiday parties, a fuzzy sock exchange and canned food collection. They also participated in a lunch bunch gathering and bowling. Those in the area are invited to join the chapter for happy hours, lunches, volunteer events and more. Find them on Facebook for details. Contact: Carolyn Venable Kahler (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/ Commerce), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: alphaphiofaustin.org Facebook: Austin Area Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter Twitter: AustinAlphaPhi
Fort Worth The chapter held the annual mother-daughter tea at the home of Annette Klemow Smith (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian). This year’s Elizabeth Thompson Smith (Omega-Texas) Award went to outstanding Collegian Montana Goldstein (Gamma Eta-North Texas), a senior biology and chemistry major. Contact: LeLynne Waltman Knight (Zeta Nu-Texas Christian), email@example.com Web: fortworthalphaphi.com Facebook: Fort Worth Alpha Phi Twitter: FtWorthAlphaPhi
North Tarrant County Alumnae hosted their famous taco lunch and participated in a mock recruitment party with North Texas (Gamma Eta) collegians. They celebrated Founders’ Day with dinner and a ceremony. Sisters joined Dallas/Fort Worth Channel 8 Santa’s Helpers to collect new toys for children in need. Members also enjoyed a painting class and ended the year with a Little Dippers tea. Contact: Donna Garrett Marshall (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/ Commerce), firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Houston Alumnae celebrated the holidays at the home of Kayla Griffith Towle (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech). Teddy bears and canned goods were collected while sisters enjoyed dinner and an ornament exchange. Members attended the Northwest Harris County Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship program and bingo night at Raveneaux Country Club. Gina
Garner Winter (Epsilon Omega-Texas A&M) chaired the event. Contact: Susan Kimbrough Danbom (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), email@example.com Facebook: NW Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae
San Antonio Ferol Fisher Senter (Beta Phi-Whitman) hosted a private tour at the McNay Art Museum for alumnae. Sandy Duckworth Allison (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State) hosted the annual holiday party that featured food, drinks and a white elephant ornament exchange. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page for upcoming events. Contact: Heather Canales DeCamp (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: wix.com/sanantoniophis/sanantoniophis Facebook: Alpha Phi San Antonio Alum
UTAH Salt Lake The women gathered for their annual holiday party. Instead of a gift exchange as in years past, they held a Secret Santa event for a deserving family in the community. The chapter enjoyed it so much that they will continue it as a yearly tradition. Contact: Natalie Challier (Gamma Zeta- Puget Sound), email@example.com Web: saltlakealumnae.blogspot.com Facebook: Alpha Phi - Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter
VIRGINIA Northern Virginia Sisters teamed with George Mason (Eta Lambda) collegians to participate in an American Heart Association
DOOR COUNTY, WIS. Alumnae attend the chapter’s first meeting and luncheon.
Heart Walk. They collected more than 50 toys for Toys for Tots during the annual ornament exchange and lunch bunch at Chez François. They kicked off the year by joining other Panhellenic sisters at the play “The Full Monty” and visiting the statue of Frances E. Willard (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) during a tour of the U.S. Capitol. The chapter also supported young alumnae by hosting a professional networking event with the D.C. ivy connection. Contact: Olivia Wheeler Rabinowitch (Zeta Iota-Virginia), firstname.lastname@example.org Web: alphaphi-va.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae of Northern Virginia
WISCONSIN Door County A new alumnae chapter has been formed in Door County. Eight enthusiastic sisters gathered for a first meeting and luncheon at the home of Virginia Murphy Maher (Gamma Upsilon-Wisconsin/Milwaukee). The group enjoyed getting acquainted, sharing Alpha Phi memories and planning future events. Contact: Virginia Murphy Maher (Gamma UpsilonWisconsin/Milwaukee), email@example.com
Milwaukee Alumnae made blankets for the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc., an organization that offers assistance and provides resources to those living with brain injury. Members practiced their culinary skills by providing birthday cakes and meals bi-monthly for the Marquette (Eta Mu) chapter. They also plan to participate in Eta Mu’s initiation and Red Dress luncheon. For information and details, contact the chapter. Contact: Linda Robnett Short (Delta Psi-Wisconsin/ Oshkosh), firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSTON, TEXAS Sisters celebrate the birthday of Ruth Wohman Gerum (Gamma Lambda-Houston) with a party. Pictured are (from left) Mimi Gordon Hagedorn (Nu-Nebraska), Ruth Gerum, Lyn Horne Flynt (Omega-Texas) and Jane Grizzard Biggs (Omega-Texas).
NEW ALUMNAE CHAPTERS
Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters and ivy connections are forming in the following areas:
❧ Alabama Mobile ❧ Alaska Anchorage ❧ Connecticut Hartford ❧ Midlands of South Carolina ❧ New York Long Island ❧ Pennsylvania Pittsburgh ❧ Tennessee Memphis ❧ Washington Walla Walla ❧ West Virginia Charleston ❧ Wisconsin Stevens Point Alpha Phi International is excited to announce alumnae chapters are revitalizing the following areas:
❧ California San Francisco ❧ Central Maine ❧ Central New York ❧ Georgia Atlanta ❧ Indiana Indianapolis Please contact Elizabeth Conner (Gamma-DePauw) at email@example.com 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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Recruitment Addresses and Dates Please refer to the following chapter addresses and recruitment dates when mailing Potential Member Reference Forms (found on page 21). An online reference form is also available at alphaphi.org; search “reference form.” Please note: All forms should be mailed to the attention of the vice president of membership recruitment as early as possible to give chapters ample time to prepare for recruitment.
CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia (Beta Theta) Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 102-2770 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 2B7 September 2013
MANITOBA Manitoba (Beta Eta)
Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 703-99 Westlake Crescent Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A2 September 2013
ONTARIO Toronto (Xi)
Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 30 Lowther Ave. Toronto, ON M5R 1C6 September 2013
Western Ontario (Theta Eta) Theta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 232 Epworth Ave. London, ON N6A 2M1 September 2013
Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta)
Iota Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Janette Kelly 1217-1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5A 4A5 September 2013
QUEBEC Bishop’s (Eta Chi)
CALIFORNIA Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)
Epsilon Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1290 Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 September 2013
Chapman (Eta Upsilon)
Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi One University Dr. Orange, CA 92866 September 2013
CSU/Chico (Theta Upsilon) Theta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 504 W. 3rd St. Chico, CA 95928 January 2014
CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta)
Eta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 55253 Hayward, CA 94545 September 2013
CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)
Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 3017 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814-1426 September 2013
CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon) Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 9756 Zelzah Ave. Northridge, CA 91325 September 2013
Eta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1950 Riverview Lennoxville, QC J1M 2A2 September 2013
CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta)
Loyola Marymount (Zeta Beta)
ALABAMA Alabama (Beta Mu)
Beta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 11045 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0012 August 2013
ARIZONA Arizona (Beta Epsilon)
Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1339 E. 1st St. Tucson, AZ 85719 August 2013
Arizona State (Gamma Pi)
Gamma Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 739 E. Apache Blvd. #94 Tempe, AZ 85281 August 2013
Northern Arizona (Iota Pi) Iota Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi PO Box 6036 Flagstaff, AZ 86011 August 2013
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Eta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 9867 San Bernardino, CA 92427 October 2013
Zeta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi One LMU Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045 January 2014
Pepperdine (Iota Alpha)
Iota Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Student Activities 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263 September 2013
Sacramento State (Epsilon Gamma) Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 2223 K St. Sacramento, CA 95816 September 2013
San Diego (Eta Rho)
Eta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 January 2014
San Diego State (Gamma Alpha)
Gamma Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 6055 Montezuma Rd. San Diego, CA 92115 September 2013
San Francisco State (Eta Theta) Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 259, 236 W. Portal Ave. San Francisco, CA 94127 September 2013
San Jose State (Beta Psi) Beta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 210 S. 10th St. San Jose, CA 95112 September 2013
Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma)
Zeta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 616 Washington St. Santa Clara, CA 95050 October 2013
Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 20183 Stanford, CA 94309 April 2013
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi 2830 Bancroft Steps Berkeley, CA 94704 August 2013
UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho)
Epsilon Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 327 Russell Blvd. Davis, CA 95616 September 2013
UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)
Eta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 1080 Arroyo Dr. Irvine, CA 92697 September 2013
UCLA (Beta Delta)
Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 714 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024 September 2013
UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)
Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 840 Embarcadero del Norte Isla Vista, CA 93117 September 2013
University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma)
Iota Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 819 President’s Dr. Stockton, CA 95211 January 2014
USC (Beta Pi)
Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 643 W. 28th St. Los Angeles, CA 90007 August 2013
Colorado (Beta Gamma)
Georgia Tech (Iota Mu)
Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)
Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 1015 15th St. Boulder, CO 80302 September 2013
Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1550 Campus Dr. Golden, CO 80134 August 2013
Denver (Iota Xi)
Iota Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Sarah Sperlbaum 2440 S. Brentwood St. Lakewood, CO 80227 September 2013
Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)
Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 171 5th St. Atlanta, GA 30313 September 2013
Idaho (Beta Zeta)
Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 3078 Moscow, ID 83843 August 2013
ILLINOIS DePaul (Iota Eta)
Student Center, Suite 201 Iota Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2250 North Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 September 2014
Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 814 19th St. Greeley, CO 80631 September 2013
Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha)
Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)
Connecticut (Iota Lambda)
Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o OFSL 2110 Hillside Rd., Unit 3008F Storrs, CT 06269 September 2013
DELAWARE Delaware (Epsilon Nu)
Epsilon Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 158 S. College Ave. Newark, DE 19711 February 2014
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA George Washington (Iota Iota) Iota Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 800 21st St. NW, Suite 427 Washington, DC 20052 September 2013
FLORIDA Barry (Theta Omega)
Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Activities 11300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33161 September 2013
Zeta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 1013 Greek Ct. Charleston, IL 61920 September 2013 Zeta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 190 Prospect, Box 1151 Elmhurst, IL 60126 September 2013
Illinois (Beta Alpha)
Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 508 E. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61820 August 2013
Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 555 N. Sheridan Rd Lake Forest, IL 60045 January 2014
Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta) Campus Life Building-Suite 180 Attn: College Panhellenic Council- Alpha Phi Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115 September 2013
Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 701 University Place Evanston, IL 60201 January 2014
Florida State (Gamma Phi)
Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi)
Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi University Center A, Suite 4100 c/o Office of Greek Life Tallahassee, FL 32306 August 2013
Epsilon Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 1168, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL 62025 September 2013
Florida Tech (Theta Zeta)
Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 150 West University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901 August 2013
Ball State (Delta Rho)
Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Center Box 67 Muncie, IN 47306 September 2013
Butler (Epsilon Beta)
Epsilon Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 824 W. Hampton Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46208 January 2014
Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 202 E. Hanna St. Greencastle, IN 46135 February 2014
Indiana (Beta Tau)
Beta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 908 E. 3rd St. Bloomington, IN 47401 December 2013 / January 2014
Indiana State (Delta Pi)
Delta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 111 Lincoln Quad Terre Haute, IN 47809 September 2013
Indiana U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon)
Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 4201 Grant Line Rd. New Albany, IN 47150 September 2013
Purdue (Delta Mu)
Delta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 801 David Ross Rd. West Lafayette, IN 47906 August 2013
IOWA Drake (Gamma Omicron) Gamma Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 1240 34th St. Des Moines, IA 50311 September 2013
Iowa (Delta Epsilon)
Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 E. College St. Iowa City, IA 52240 August 2013
Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta)
Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1215 W. 23rd St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613 August 2013
KANSAS Washburn (Upsilon)
Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 1839 Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS 66621 September 2013
Wichita State (Gamma Xi)
Gamma Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 3912 E. 21st St., #40 Omega Ct. Wichita, KS 67208 September 2013
KENTUCKY Kentucky (Iota Nu)
Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 417 Columbia Ave. Lexington, KY 40508 August 2013
Louisiana LSU (Colony)
Alpha Phi c/o Greek Life LSU Student Life & Enrollment 472 LSU Student Union Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Colonization September 2013
MAINE Maine (Delta Nu)
Delta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Box A, Hancock Hall Orono, ME 04469-5731 September 2013
MARYLAND Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron) Zeta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Mattin Center, 3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218 February 2014
Maryland (Delta Zeta)
Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 7402 Princeton Ave. College Park, MD 20740 January 2014
Towson (Eta Omega)
Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 800 York Rd., Towson University, Box 4125 Towson, MD 21252 February 2014
Michigan State (Beta Beta) Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 616 MAC Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 August 2013
Western Michigan (Delta Theta) Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1603 Fraternity Village Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49006 September 2013
MIT (Zeta Phi)
Zeta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi 479 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 September 2013
Tufts (Zeta Theta)
Zeta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 14 Sawyer Ave. Medford, MA 02155 February 2014
WPI (Iota Omicron)
Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 9 Einhorn Rd. Worcester, MA 01609 November 2013
MICHIGAN Adrian (Delta Eta)
Delta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi, Lowry Hall Adrian, MI 49221 September 2013
Kettering (Iota Epsilon)
Iota Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Greek Life-Alpha Phi, 1700 W. 3rd Ave. Flint, MI 48504 August 2013
Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1830 Hill St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 September 2013
Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 2626 University Ave. Grand Forks, ND 58203 September 2013
Seton Hall (Eta Eta)
NEW YORK Cornell (Delta)
Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)
Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 411 Thurston Ave. Ithaca, NY 14850 January 2014
Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 1986 Ashland University Ashland, OH 44805 September 2013
Hofstra (Theta Mu)
Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)
Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 323 10th Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 September 2013
MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda)
Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi - C100 Panhellenic Hall Warrensburg, MO 64093 August 2013
Washington University (Zeta Upsilon)
Cambridge Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
North Dakota (Pi)
Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 303 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44304 September 2013
Cambridge Colony (Students Attending Harvard)
Bentley (Zeta Rho)
Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 775 Commonwealth Ave., SAO, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02215 January 2014
Eta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 8 Strafford Ave. Durham, NH 03824 September 2013
Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 400 South Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079 January 2014
Zeta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA 02452 February 2014
New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)
Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 S. Providence Columbia, MO 65203 August 2013
Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi #1 Brookings Dr. Box 1136 St. Louis, MO 63130 January 2014
William Woods (Delta Chi) Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 200 W. 12th St. Fulton, MO 65251 August 2013
MONTANA Montana (Chi)
Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1107 Gerald Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 September 2013
NEBRASKA Creighton (Theta Delta)
Theta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 January 2014
Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 1531 “S” St. Lincoln, NE 68508 August 2013
Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1700 University Dr. URS-A Kearney, NE 68845 September 2013
NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth (Iota Kappa)
Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi H.B. 5248 Hanover, NH 03755 September 2013
Theta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi, 242 Student Activities Hempstead, NY 11549 January 2014
Rensselaer (Theta Tau)
Theta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 104 Wiltsie House, RPI - 1999 Burdette Ave. Troy, NY 12180 September 2013
Rochester (Theta Kappa)
Theta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi, CPU Box 277163 Rochester, NY 14627 January 2014
SUNY/Buffalo (Theta Epsilon)
Theta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 303 Student Union Buffalo, NY 14261 January 2014
SUNY/Cortland (Eta Tau)
Eta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 59 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045 January 2014
SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi) Theta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi College Center Desk, PSUC Plattsburgh, NY 12901 January 2014
Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 308 Walnut Place Syracuse, NY 13210 January 2014
NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State (Theta Nu) Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi ASU Box 9054 Boone, NC 28608 January 2014
Akron (Eta Gamma)
Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 213 Heritage East, 114 Tressel St. Berea, OH 44017 September 2013
Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)
Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 702 Ridge St. Bowling Green, OH 43403 September 2013
Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi)
Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 11116 Magnolia Dr. Cleveland, OH 44106 January 2014
Dayton (Zeta Psi)
Zeta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1302 Brown St. Dayton, OH 45406 January 2014
Kent State (Beta Omega)
Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 1063 Fraternity Circle Kent, OH 44240 September 2013
Miami University (Gamma Nu)
Gamma Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 146 Richard Hall Oxford, OH 45056 January 2014
Ohio State (Rho)
Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 134 E. 15th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201 January 2014
OKLAHOMA Cameron (Theta Rho)
Duke (Beta Nu)
Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 07 Bryan Center, P.O. Box 90823 Durham, NC 27708 January 2014
Theta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 2800 W. Gore Blvd. Student Activities Building Lawton, OK 73505 September 2013
East Carolina (Delta Alpha)
Delta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 950 E. 10th St. Greenville, NC 27858 August 2013
Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1401 S. College Ave. Norman, OK 73072 August 2013
UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi)
Oklahoma City (Delta Delta)
Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 803-G Bryce Court Wilmington, NC 28405 September 2013
Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2501 N. Blackwelder, OCU Box 66A Oklahoma City, OK 73102 August 2013
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OREGON Linfield (Theta Alpha)
Theta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 900 SE Baker #A614 McMinnville, OR 97128 September 2013
Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 1050 Hilyard SE Eugene, OR 97401 October 2013
Oregon State (Beta Upsilon)
Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 357 NW 25th St. Corvallis, OR 97330 September 2013
PENNSYLVANIA Carnegie Mellon (Colony)
c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 September 2013
Duquesne (Epsilon Iota)
Epsilon Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Duquesne University, Information Center, Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282 January 2014
Franklin & Marshall (Zeta Sigma)
Zeta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Franklin & Marshall College, [Mail #99] PO Box 3220 Lancaster, PA 17604-3220 February 2014
Lafayette (Eta Sigma)
Eta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Farinon Center, Box 9481 Easton, PA 18042-1798 September 2013
Lehigh (Epsilon Psi)
Epsilon Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Box G367, 39 University Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18015 January 2014
Penn State (Gamma Rho)
Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 1 Wolf Hall University Park, PA 16802 September 2013
Pennsylvania (Eta Iota)
Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 4045 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 January 2014
Shippensburg (Theta Xi)
Theta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi McClean Hall LL Shippensburg University Shippensburg, PA 17257 February 2014
St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta)
Theta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi St. Joseph’s University, 5600 City Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19131 January 2014
Villanova (Eta Epsilon)
Eta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Greek Life, 2nd Floor Connelly Center Villanova, PA 19085 January 2014
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West Chester (Epsilon Kappa) Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 2840 Sykes Union, West Chester Univ. West Chester, PA 19383 September 2013
RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island (Iota Delta)
Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 29 Lower College Rd. Kingston, RI 02881 September 2013
SOUTH CAROLINA Clemson (Iota Rho)
Iota Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Alita Webster 204 E. Prentiss Ave. Greenville, SC 29605 August 2013
VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)
Theta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi, One University Place Newport News, VA 23606 January 2014
George Mason (Eta Lambda) Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Activities Officer MS 2D6 Fairfax, VA 22030 September 2013
James Madison (Theta Iota) Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 800 S. Main St., MSC 3518 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 September 2013
Old Dominion (Epsilon Eta)
Epsilon Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2122 Webb Center Norfolk, VA 23508 September 2013
South Dakota (Psi)
Virginia (Zeta Iota)
Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 707 E. Cedar St. Vermillion, SD 57069 September 2013
TEXAS Midwestern State (Gamma Omega)
Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 3410 Taft Blvd., Box 12763 Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099 September 2013
North Texas (Gamma Eta)
Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 305692 Denton, TX 76203 September 2013
St. Mary’s (Iota Beta)
Iota Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1 Camino Santa Maria, Student Life Box 83B San Antonio, TX 78228-8583 January 2014
Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 2005 University Austin, TX 78705 August 2013
Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta)
Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 4203 Commerce, TX 75428 September 2013
Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)
Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi #1 Greek Circle Lubbock, TX 79416 August 2013
UTAH Southern Utah (Theta Sigma)
Theta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi SUU Box 8003 Cedar City, UT 84720 September 2013
Utah (Beta Sigma)
Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Natalie Challier 7345 So. 1945 East Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 September 2013 Spring 2013
Zeta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 518 17th St. NW Charlottesville, VA 22903 January 2014
Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron)
Eta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Special Purpose F; 66 Oak Lane Dr. Blacksburg, VA 24060-0029 January 2014
WASHINGTON Eastern Washington (Eta Psi) Eta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 306 F St. Cheney, WA 99004 September 2013
Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)
Gamma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 3614 N. 14th Tacoma, WA 98416 January 2014
Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi 4710 19th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98105 September 2013
Washington State (Beta Rho) Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 840 NE California Pullman, WA 99163 August 2013
Whitman (Beta Phi)
Beta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Harper Grimes 280 Boyer Ave. Walla Walla, WA 99362 September 2013
Submit References and Legacy Introductions Via New Online Form We are pleased to announce Alpha Phi’s Reference and Legacy Introduction Form is available in a new online version (alphaphi.org, keywords: reference form) that allows you to complete in real-time and send electronically to chapters. By offering a range of ways for you to share information about potential members, we hope to increase the number of references our chapters receive. With this new capability we hope our alumnae will seek out potential members and encourage them to go Greek! Please Note: For those who prefer to complete by hand and submit via the mail, that option will continue to be available as well.
WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota)
Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 261 Willey St. Morgantown, WV 26505 September 2013
WISCONSIN Marquette (Eta Mu)
Eta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 1435 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 January 2014
Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 28 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53703 September 2013
Wisconsin/LaCrosse (Delta Kappa)
Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 1725 State St., Cartwright Center La Crosse, WI 54601 September 2013
Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma)
Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi 920 8th St. Menomonie, WI 54751 September 2013
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Bishop’s (Eta Chi)
British Columbia (Beta Theta) The chapter participated in the university’s Songfest with the theme of Throwback ’90s. The annual Dating Game philanthropy event raised money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: ubcalphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi UBC Twitter: AlphaPhiUBC
The chapter has continued to improve in recruitment and initiated five new members in the fall. They hosted their first Red Dress Gala. Web: etachi.wix.com/alphaphietachi Facebook: Eta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Twitter: BUAlphaPhi
UNITED STATES ALABAMA
Alabama (Beta Mu)
Toronto (Xi) The chapter’s first philanthropy event of the school year was the King of Hearts competition. Sisters volunteered to serve breakfast to children at local elementary schools. They enjoyed their first skate-athon. Web: alphaphi-xi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Xi Chapter at Toronto Twitter: AlphaPhiUofT
Western University (Theta Eta) Sisters hosted their 22nd annual Mr. Greek philanthropy event to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: alphaphiuwo.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Western University Twitter: APhi_Western
Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Collegians hosted their fourth annual Red Dress Gala. With the generous support of local sponsors, friends, family and alumnae, the event raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: laurieralphaphi.com Facebook: WLU Alpha Phi Twitter: WLUAlphaPhi
Sisters raised money with their Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event. The fourth annual Red Dress Gala will be held April 6 to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: alphaphialabama.com Twitter: AlphaPhiBetaMu1
ARIZONA Arizona (Beta Epsilon)
ALABAMA (BETA MU) Sisters host their Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event.
Chapman (Eta Upsilon) The annual Mr. University philanthropy event raised more than $20,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters participated in Hearth Health Month and hosted the annual Red Dress Gala.
Collegians hosted their annual Sweetheart’s Week to promote women’s heart health awareness. A portion of the week included recruiting students to donate blood. Zoe Thorpe is the university’s Panhellenic president.
Web: chapmanalphaphi.com Facebook: Chapman Alpha Phi Twitter: ChapmanAPhi
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The chapter received numerous recognitions at the annual Greek Awards ceremony. Collegians, alumnae and friends enjoyed a photo booth, candy bar and a silent auction during the annual Red Dress Ball. They also hosted their Party Hearty and Mr. Heartthrob philanthropy events.
CALIFORNIA Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi) Members enjoyed a sisterhood event at Knott’s Berry Farm theme park. During the university’s Greek Awards, the chapter was honored with awards for Best Philanthropy, Best Risk Management and Outstanding GPA. Web: cpalphaphi.com Facebook: Cal Poly SLO Alpha Phi Twitter: CalPolyAlphaPhi
LEHIGH (EPSILON PSI) Sisters help a family in need by participating in Adopt a Family.
CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)
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Pepperdine (Iota Alpha) Sisters took an adventurous approach to a retreat during the fall. They participated in a high ropes course, unleashed their competitive sides on a rock wall, their daring sides on the leap of faith and bonded over a beam walk ending in a free fall. Web: malibuphis.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Sorority-Pepperdine University Twitter: PeppAlphaPhi
San Diego (Eta Rho) More than 300 alumnae and families attended the chapter’s annual Red Dress Gala and helped raise more than $28,000. Sisters donated a total of approximately $39,000 to Alpha Phi Foundation for the year. Collegians enjoyed a sisterhood retreat in Palm Springs and celebrated another successful formal recruitment. Web: usdalphaphi.com Facebook: USD Alpha Phi
UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa) The chapter welcomed 33 new sisters following formal recruitment. They held their first philanthropy event of the year, Mr. Heartthrob. Sisters hosted a Red Dress Gala that featured a three-course dinner, silent and live auctions, games and raffles and benefited the American Heart
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Association and Alpha Phi Foundation. They enjoyed two sisterhood retreats, one at Kristen Santora’s home and one an after hours, private shopping experience at a local clothing store. The chapter also donated gifts for children for the holidays. Web: ucialphaphi.com Facebook: UCI Alpha Phi
COLORADO Colorado (Beta Gamma) Members hosted a barista bar at the chapter house before finals. Their last chapter meeting of the semester was ugly holiday sweater-themed. Officers participated in a retreat in Breckenridge. They also hosted their Alpha Male philanthropy event. Facebook: Boulder Alpha Phi Twitter: CUAPhi
Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta) Members volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, hosted an alumnae event and held their third annual Alpha Traz philanthropy event. The chapter’s study has undergone a much needed remodeling. Web: alpha-phi.wix.com/iotazeta Facebook: Alpha Phi Colorado School of Mines
CONNECTICUT Connecticut (Iota Lambda) The second annual Red Dress Gala is April 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Hartford. Collegians look forward to spending the evening with their friends, family and sisters while raising money and awareness for women’s heart health. Web: alphaphiuconn.com Facebook: Alpha Phi UConn Twitter: AlphaPhiUConn
PEPPERDINE (IOTA ALPHA) Sisters tackle a ropes course during a fall retreat.
West Chester (Epsilon KAppa) Members celebrate on Bid Day.
Florida State (Gamma Phi)
Events included a haunted house philanthropy event, a service day and a wonderful homecoming brunch with alumnae. They welcomed new members during formal recruitment.
The chapter’s second annual Red Dress Gala raised more than $27,000 to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Members also hosted the Alpha Phi-FA soccer tournament philanthropy event. Web: fsualphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at Florida State University Twitter: FSUAlphaPhi
GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) Recent Graduate Stephanie Savitz is a 2013-14 educational leadership consultant. The chapter ended fall semester with a record number of 1,771 collective service hours logged. Members also hosted the annual spring King of Hearts philanthropy event. Web: gtalphaphi.org Facebook: Georgia Tech Alpha Phi Twitter: GTAlphaPhi
ILLINOIS Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) Sisters hosted another successful Mud Olympics philanthropy event that raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. A trip to a farm featured games, animals, pumpkins and an indoor bounce arena. Sisters gave back by joining forces with the football team on Community Day. Collegians welcomed alumnae during homecoming weekend. Congratulations to President Lauren Levinson for being named Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The award is presented annually to one senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Web: alphaphilfc.weebly.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at Lake Forest College Twitter: AlphaPhiLFC
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Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi) The chapter welcomed 57 new members during fall recruitment. Kali Fuqua was awarded Greek Woman of the Year, and Shayna Shinault was crowned 2012 homecoming queen. The chapter raised more than $8,500 at the annual Red Dress Gala. They also hosted the annual King of Hearts philanthropy event. Web: alphaphisiue.weebly.com
INDIANA Ball State (Delta Rho) The chapter set a new record for money raised at their fourth annual Red Dress Gala. Sisters, parents and alumnae enjoyed a new location and the chance to bid on 30 silent and live auction items. Web: alphaphibsu.com Facebook: Ball State-Alpha Phi Twitter: Alpha_Phi_Bsu
Purdue (Delta Mu) Sarah Lareaux is president of RISE for the 2012-13 academic year. RISE is an independent risk management organization consisting of fraternity and sorority members who observe and educate the university’s Greek community. Sisters participated in Greek Open, an American Heart Association Heart Walk and the university’s 10th annual Dance Marathon.
Indiana State (Delta Pi) Sisters welcomed 16 new members during fall recruitment. They hosted their second annual spring philanthropy event, the Dodging Heart Disease dodgeball tournament. Facebook: Alpha Phi Delta Pi Twitter: AlphaPhi_ISU Spring 2013
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Drake (Gamma Omicron)
Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron)
The annual Red Dress Gala featured a silent auction and a professional dance competition starring senior collegians. Total donations from the night surpassed $10,000, making this year’s event the most successful one yet.
The chapter hosted its annual Pancake Brunch to raise funds for Alpha Phi Foundation. Students, faculty and community members enjoyed delicious pancakes and participated in a pancake eating contest.
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Iowa (Delta Epsilon) The chapter’s annual fall pancake breakfast philanthropy event was very successful. They initiated 42 new members and celebrated Dad’s Weekend with entertaining activities. Web: alphaphiiowa.com Facebook: University of Iowa Alpha Phi Twitter: IowaAlphaPhi
KANSAS Wichita State (Gamma Xi) The chapter’s seventh annual Alpha Phiesta, an all-youcan-eat taco event, raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. They teamed with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for the university’s Dance Marathon. Members look forward to homecoming, spring formal and Greek Week. Web: wichitastatealphaphi.com Facebook: Wichita State Alpha Phi Twitter: WSUAlphaPhi
MASSACHUSSETTS Bentley (Zeta Rho) Sisters celebrated the chapter’s 30th anniversary with alumnae. They hosted their first Move Your Phi’t 5K and raised more than $2,500 for Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter was awarded Best in Chapter Operations at the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Leadership Conference. They enjoyed spring formal recruitment and welcomed new members. Facebook: Bentley University Alpha Phi Zeta Rho Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiZetaRho
Tufts (Zeta Theta) Sisters hosted the annual Bid Your Heart Out philanthropy event that featured a silent and live auction red carpet and raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: Alpha Phi at Tufts Twitter: APhi_Tufts
Maine (Delta Nu) The chapter hosted its Wear Red Day philanthropy event, a Buy a Heart and Get a Hershey Kiss on Valentine’s Day activity and the second annual Frances E. Willard Day of Service. They are excited to be celebrating the chapter’s 50th anniversary and their Move Your Phi’t philanthropy event the weekend of April 26-28. Web: umainealphaphi.com Facebook: UMaine Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiDeltaNu
Michigan State (Beta Beta) The chapter hosted its inaugural Mom’s Day event. They received Sisterhood of the Year, President of the Year and Chapter of the Year awards during the university’s annual Greek Gala. Members hosted a Red Dress Gala and a new philanthropy event, Capture A Phi. They look forward to Dad’s Day and spending an evening at a ballpark. Web: msualphaphi.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Michigan State University Twitter: AlphaPhiMSU
APPALACHIAN STATE (THETA NU) The chapter hosts its first Red Dress Gala.
WASHINGTON (SIGMA) The chapter welcomes new members on Bid Day.
MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda) The chapter initiated 26 new members. They were asked to homecoming by Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Several members were named to the dean’s list. They raised more than $400 with their AlphaTraz philanthropy event. Victoria Schaefer was crowned Lambda Chi Alpha’s Watermelon Bust Queen. Other events included a Secret Santa sisterhood, winter formal, spring recruitment, Greek Week and the annual Red Dress Gala. Web: alphaphiucm.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at UCM Twitter: AlphaPhiUCM
Missouri (Omicron) Sisters teamed with the men of Lambda Chi and Delta Chi fraternities for a Jurassic Era-themed homecoming. They placed first in service, tradition and in between acts. They welcomed alumnae and parents for breakfast and tours of the chapter house before a football game. Members hosted their ninth annual Rockin’ Red Dress poker tournament and silent auction. Web: mizzouaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at Mizzou Twitter: MizzouAlphaPhi
Washington University (Zeta Upsilon) Collegians welcomed 47 new members following formal recruitment. They also promoted Heart Health Month. Web: alphaphiwustl.org Facebook: Alpha Phi Zeta Upsilon Twitter: AlphaPhiWashU
NEBRASKA Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) The school year ended with a senior ceremony. Many sisters continued their education by studying abroad in Peru and the Czech Republic. The chapter reached total through continuous open recruitment and now have more than 100 members. Collegians held their Red Dress poker tournament and participated in a campus-wide day of community service. Facebook: Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiUNK
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NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)
SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi)
The chapter was excited to host a Move Your Phi’t 5k walk as their new philanthropy event. They welcomed 36 new members following fall formal recruitment.
Chelle Haynes was selected to deliver the university’s winter commencement speech.
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Seton Hall (Eta Eta)
Appalachian State (Theta Nu)
Sisters welcomed more than 200 alumnae and families to the sixth annual Red Dress Gala that benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Eight new members were initiated into the chapter. Collegians created a new website that showcases the chapter’s involvement on campus and creates a stronger connection between sisters, alumnae and families. Web: alphaphietaeta.weebly.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Fraternity Eta Eta Chapter
NEW YORK Hofstra (Theta Mu) The chapter received an Excellence in Philanthropy award during the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Leadership Conference. The annual Hoops for Hearts basketball tournament featured celebrity DJs from 92.3 NOW who provided games and prizes and cheered on the student athletes. Proceeds benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: Hofstra Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiHofstra
Rensselaer (Theta Tau) Sisters placed third during the Greek lip sync competition. They participated in their first formal community service day, making wreaths with students at a local elementary school. They enjoyed sisterhood events, social events and philanthropy events, including their fifth annual Red Dress Gala. Web: rpialphaphi.weebly.com Facebook: RPI Alpha Phi Twitter: APhiThetaTau MISSOURI (OMICRON) Anne Gilbert, Audrey Greffin, Katy Bartram and Lauren DiTaranto participate in the homecoming parade.
Julia Spring was named Sorority LAKE FOREST (GAMMA EPSILON) President of the Year during the Sisters get dirty at their Mud Olympics philanthropy event to help women's university’s awards ceremony. heart health and Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters hosted the chapter’s first Red Dress Gala and were excited to Ashland (Epsilon Alpha) welcome alumnae, including charter members. The 19th annual pumpkin carving sisterhood event was Web: asuaphi.wix.com/alpha-phi-thetanu enjoyed at the home of alumna Ann Hathaway Schar Facebook: Alpha Phi at Appalachian State University (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland). The annual Red Dress Gala Twitter: APhi_AppState philanthropy event featured a silent auction and dancing UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) for 200 guests and raised $3,500. The chapter hosted its first Heart Health Week that Facebook: Alpha Phi Ashland University featured penny wars, an Alphatraz Jail and Bail and Twitter: AlphaPhi_EA a Phi’d Your Heart dinner. The chapter’s Red Dress Gala Case Western Reserve (Zeta Pi) and silent auction is planned for April 13. The chapter worked hard to win Sigma Chi’s Derby Days. Web: uncw-alphaphi.com Continuous open bidding welcomed 12 new members Facebook: UNCW Alpha Phi into the chapter. The APhitness event raised money and Twitter: EtaXiAlphaPhi awareness for women’s heart health. Collegians enjoyed a successful formal recruitment and Red Dress Gala.
North Dakota (Pi) The chapter was proud to have top GPA on campus for the fall semester. Heart Health Week featured a banner competition, formal dinner with Heart Throb candidates and the annual boot hockey tournament. Kyle Kohns was named homecoming queen. Web: und.edu/org/alphaphi Facebook: Alpha Phi Pi Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiPiChap
OHIO Akron (Eta Gamma) The chapter welcomed new members, attended the North Central Midwest/Upper Midwest Leadership Conference and enjoyed a crush party. Their Red Dress Gala was scheduled for April 13. Watch Twitter hashtag #PhiFriday to see how members show their Alpha Phi pride. Facebook: Alpha Phi Eta Gamma
Web: cwrualphaphi.wix.com Facebook: CWRU Alpha Phi Twitter: CWRUAlphaPhi
Kent State (Beta Omega) The chapter welcomed back 11 sisters from studying abroad and said goodbye to three graduating seniors. They had a wonderful holiday party and informally recruited five new members. Facebook: The Beta Omega Chapter at Kent State University Twitter: AlphaPhi_KSU
OREGON Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) Sisters enjoyed a successful recruitment and welcomed the largest new member class to date. Members volunteered in the community and within the university. Their Red Dress Gala benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: apollo.corecom.us/alphaphi Facebook: Alpha Phi-Oregon State University Twitter: AlphaPhiOSU
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On Campus UTAH Utah (Beta Sigma) Sisters welcomed new members following spring continuous open bidding. They were excited to host their second annual Parent’s Luncheon, commemorating the installment of the chapter just a year ago. They began renovations and remodeling on their new chapter house, with completion expected in time for fall recruitment. Web: utahalphaphi.com Facebook: Utah Alpha Phi Twitter: UtahAlphaPhi STANFORD (KAPPA) Sisters celebrate the beginning of winter term.
VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi)
PENNSYLVANIA Shippensburg (Theta Xi) Sisters took action following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. When students were moved to their new school, administrators wanted it to look like a winter wonderland and requested snowflakes. Collegians made more than 150 snowflakes and received a note from the school that the chapter is represented on a bulletin board in the new school. Collegians held their annual Turkey Bowl to raise money and awareness for women’s heart health; the event raised more than $100. Web: thethetaxi17257.wix.com/alphaphi Facebook: Shippensburg University Alpha Phi Twitter: ShipAlphaPhi
West Chester (Epsilon Kappa)
The fifth annual Red Dress Gala raised $4,500 for Alpha Phi Foundation. They also raised $750 for the Foundation with their annual Stars Behind Bars philanthropy event. Web: cnuaphi.weebly.com Facebook: Alpha Phi–Theta Phi (CNU) Twitter: CNuAPhi
George Mason (Eta Lambda) Sisters welcomed more than 30 new members during fall formal recruitment. Parent’s Weekend featured a catered brunch at a local restaurant. Taylor Hillman was awarded Panhellenic Scholar of the Month; she achieved a 4.0 GPA in both semesters of her sophomore year. The chapter had the second highest Panhellenic GPA, 3.09. Sisters also participated in the American Heart Association’s D.C. Heart Walk.
Sisters were proud to initiate 35 new members. They teamed with a fraternity to host their first Dodgetoberfest dodgeball tournament and raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation.
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Some sisters spent winter break in Australia and with Semester at Sea, and some are studying abroad in Spain and France during the spring. Spring events include formal, Dad’s Weekend and APhield Day, the chapter’s largest philanthropy event of the semester.
TEXAS North Texas (Gamma Eta) Alumnae, parents and friends attended the chapter’s most successful Red Dress Gala to date and helped raise money for Alpha Phi Foundation. They initiated their new member class and became the largest sorority on campus. The annual Pancake Phi’st also benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter’s first Go Red Week featured a Wear Red Day, a program on heart health, a blood drive and the annual Alpha Phi’esta Taco Phi’st. Web: untalphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi at UNT
Texas (Omega) The chapter raised money during their annual Red Dress Gala to benefit heart health projects. They participated in other organizations’ philanthropic events. They enjoyed social events, including attending a San Antonio Spurs basketball game, and their holiday semi-formal. Web: texasalphaphi.com Facebook: UT Alpha Phi Sorority Twitter: TexasAlphaPhi
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Virginia (Zeta Iota)
Web: alphaphiuva.wix.com/aphi Facebook: Alpha Phi at The University of Virginia Twitter: APhi_UVA
WASHINGTON Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) The chapter enjoyed a successful recruitment, led by Keila Meginnis and Caralyn Takata. Collegians sold and delivered roses across campus as part of their spring Crush Week philanthropy event. Web: pugetsoundalphaphi.com Facebook: Alpha Phi-Gamma Zeta Twitter: AlphaPhiGZ
Washington (Sigma) Collegians welcomed 34 new members following fall formal recruitment. Highlights included Big/Little Week, the A-Phiesta philanthropy event and many social events. The Red Dress Gala was held at the Renaissance Hotel in
downtown Seattle. They also hosted a canned food drive and a Mother/Daughter Weekend. Web: students.washington.edu/alphaphi
Washington State (Beta Rho) The university’s Arête Awards were presented to Lauren Lafontaine for President of the Year and Eva Cress for Outstanding Community Builder. The chapter was also recognized with Most Original Philanthropy Event for their Mr. Alpha Phi philanthropy week that featured a poker tournament, blood drive, basketball tournament and Mr. Alpha Phi competition. Fall recruitment welcomed 50 new members. A collegian’s father also was named Father of the Year during the university’s Dad’s Weekend. Web: alphaphiwsu.com Twitter: AlphaPhi_WSU
WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota) The chapter is working in partnership with local hospital MonGeneral to promote its annual Red Dress Gala, scheduled for April 13. Sisters also support Alpha Phi Foundation by hosting a Bounce for Beats basketball tournament in the spring and the PHIFA soccer tournament in the fall. They earned their 10th consecutive Best Philanthropy award from the university.
WISCONSIN Marquette (Eta Mu) Sisters welcomed new members following formal recruitment. They hosted their Red Dress Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee. The chapter promoted awareness on campus during Heart Health Month. Web: alphaphimu.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Eta Mu Twitter: AlphaPhiEtaMu
Wisconsin (Iota) Sisters enjoyed a successful recruitment. Their Red Dress Gala included a new live auction and a dinner that made it a truly elegant night. They hosted their second Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event in the spring. They paired with Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and made it to the final showcase of university’s Humorology show. They wrote, produced and directed a short musical as part of a Greek musical competition. Sisterhood events included a trip to Chicago and an event with Stanford (Kappa) collegians before attending the Rose Bowl. Web: alphaphiwisconsin.com Facebook: Alpha Phi Wisconsin Twitter: AlphaPhiIota
Wisconsin/La Crosse (Delta Kappa) The chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary by hosting an alumnae ball. Web: uwlax.edu/alphaphi Facebook: Alpha Phi - Delta Kappa Chapter Twitter: UWLAlphaPhi
GEORGE MASON (ETA LAMBDA) Sisters participate in an American Heart Association Heart Walk.
Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma) Sisters hosted their first bone marrow drive with more than 200 participants. They volunteered at several community events, including a food drive and ringing bells for the Salvation Army at a local grocery store during the holidays. Web: uwstout.orgsync.com/org/alphaphigammasigma Facebook: Alpha Phi UW Stout
Web Extra If your chapter submitted a photo for this issue and you do not see it in the On Campus section, it may be in our special Quarterly Web Extra. Visit alphaphi.org/quarterly/viewrecentissues.
NEBRASKA/KEARNEY (DELTA XI) Sisters enjoy an ice skating event. Spring 2013
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Photos courtesy of Sarah Giunta (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/Commerce), Sarah Giunta Photography, sarahgiunta.com
Top: Nancy K. Austin speaks as part of the Foundationsponsored Women Leaders Speaker Series at the Pacific Northwest/Southwest conference. Nancy is a best-selling author, a leading authority and well-known speaker on excellence, leadership and business. Above: Arizona (Beta Epsilon) sisters demonstrate how they “bounce” to greet potential members during recruitment. Below: Sisters participate in an ice breaker during the South Central/Southeast conference.
Photo courtesy of Allyson Stone (Iota Mu-Georgia Tech), Eye on the Stone Photography, astone36.wix.com/eyeonthestone
Below Right: Collegians enjoy the North Central Midwest/Upper Midwest conference.
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More than 1,500 collegiate chapter officers and advisors from 157 chapters and one colony across North America embraced the theme “Make Your Mark” at this year’s Leadership Conferences. The conferences are designed to provide the training necessary for collegiate officers and advisors to effectively lead their chapters. Educational sessions were designed to meet the changing needs and interests of the participants and to create an environment in which collegiate members and their advisors were engaged and excited about learning. In addition to the educational programming, the conferences featured awards presentations, the Foundation’s Sparkle and Shine luncheons, dinners organized by regional volunteers, T-shirt auctions, vendor booths and keynote speakers sponsored by Alpha Phi Foundation. Participants left conferences filled with ideas and strategies and motivated to make their mark on their chapters, campuses and communities, and to strengthen and promote the Alpha Phi brand.
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Sisters create a project to display how their chapters make their mark on their campuses.
Johns Hopkins (Zeta Omicron) collegians pose with Chapter Advisor Erin Calkins (Zeta Omicron-Johns Hopkins), back right.
Participants pose for a group photo.
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Dr. Lori Hart speaks as part of the Foundation-sponsored Women Leaders Speaker Series. She was the keynote speaker for the North Central Midwest/Upper Midwest, Mid-Atlantic/Northeast and South Central/Southeast conferences. She is an avid participant in the fraternal community and has served as a speaker for CAMPUSPEAK since 1999.
Sisters share ideas during a group activity.
North Central Midwest regional team members enjoy the conference. Spring 2013
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Above: Oklahoma (Phi) is recognized by Alpha Phi Foundation with a Partner in Philanthropy award.
South Central/Southeast conference photos courtesy of Allyson Stone (Iota MuGeorgia Tech), Eye on the Stone Photography, astone36.wix.com/eyeonthestone
MAKE YOUR MARK! Leadership Conferences 2012-13
Feb. 15â€“17, 2013
Top Right: Collegians participate in a string activity as an ice breaker to get acquainted and learn what they have in common. Right: Participants pose for a group photo.
Pacific Northwest/ Southwest Pacific Northwest/Southwest conference photos courtesy of Sarah Giunta (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/Commerce), Sarah Giunta Photography, sarahgiunta.com
Feb. 22â€“24, 2013
Above and Right: Sisters participate in a T-shirt auction. Left: UCLA (Beta Delta) chapter receives an award for Outstanding House Corporation Board.
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Alpha Phi welcomes its newest colony Above: Educational Leadership Consultants Allie Winkelman (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest), left, and Dakotah Lindsay (Beta Pi-USC), right, and International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) assist the new colony with preference. Left: Harvard new members celebrate their first Bid Day.
Alpha Phi Colonizes in Cambridge In February 2013, Alpha Phi joined Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma in the Cambridge-Area Panhellenic Council. Collegians from six area chapters represented the Fraternity and participated in the first two rounds of formal recruitment on Feb. 2 and Feb. 6. Thank you to collegians from Cornell (Delta), Boston (Eta), MIT (Zeta Phi), Pennsylvania (Eta Iota) and WPI (Iota Omicron) and to the alumnae who volunteered to debut Alpha Phi to the community over the course of these two events. On-site educational leadership consultants Dakotah Lindsay (Beta Pi-USC) and Allie Winkelman (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest)
led marketing efforts following formal recruitment to promote Alpha Phi’s colonization. These efforts were entirely electronic and off campus due to the Panhellenic’s policy. These activities led to colonization events which took place Feb. 21-27, complemented by interviews Feb. 21-25. Special thanks to our volunteer interview team, which included Sarah Berg Comes (Nu-Nebraska), Samantha Lott Hale (Delta Nu-Maine), Corina Scott (Zeta Omicron-Johns Hopkins) and Samantha Shulman (Delta Nu-Maine). February 28 was a day for the Alpha Phi history books, as the colony’s founding members celebrated Bid Day in Cambridge and the first of many milestones to come!
Carnegie Mellon Installation Congratulations to the Iota Sigma chapter at Carnegie Mellon University! Alpha Phi’s newest chapter will be installed on April 6, 2013. Pictured are the chapter’s executive council members (left) and sisters on Bid Day.
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A Look at
s n o i t i d a r T Wedding By Jenny Thompson (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate), Alpha Phi Foundation Staff Archivist
“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, And a Lucky Sixpence in your Shoe”
In 1876, when Founder Grace Hubbell announced her marriage to Syracuse University classmate James H. Shults, she sent out invitations to all of her Alpha Phi sisters. Thrilled that Grace would become the first Founder to marry, the women pooled their money and purchased an ice pitcher for her wedding gift. On June 29, 1876, they were present as Grace and James were married at the Hubbell family home in Rochester, N.Y. At the time, most weddings took place in a private home or church, and they were not as lavish as many are today. Despite the relatively modest look and feel of most weddings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were innumerable traditions, rituals and conventions that governed them. Etiquette manuals outlined proper procedures for weddings, advising the bride, groom and wedding party on all matters – from food to gifts to clothes. Members of Alpha Phi were careful to follow the rules and even superstitions of the day, including, as the rhyme above instructs, the bride wearing a lucky coin inside her shoe on the wedding day. Other common practices included:
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• The bride wearing gloves for the ceremony. It was tradition to rip the seam of the glove’s ring finger so as to easily slip it off and put the wedding band on it. • The carrying or wearing of orange blossoms. The flowers signified purity and good fortune. White roses were also popular.
Foundation from the archives • No kissing on the altar! A newly married couple did not kiss at the altar after being married; it was considered improper. It was also considered in very bad form to inquire where a couple was to honeymoon. Being a member of Alpha Phi added an extra component to the wedding ritual. While there were no hard and fast rules governing Alpha Phi weddings, sisters often incorporated the symbols and songs of their beloved Fraternity into their very special day. When an Alpha Phi member married a fraternity man, the wedding was generally known as a “fraternity wedding.” Margaret Mason’s (Theta-Michigan) 1901 wedding to Sigma Chi member Clarence W. Whitney in Ann Arbor, Mich., was “of interest to all Alpha Phis,” according to the Quarterly. Margaret “wore a dress of white crepe de chine trimmed with duchess lace, and a white hat. She carried a white prayer book with a single white rose, the flower of the Sigma Chi fraternity.” Weddings were often named after the flower featured in the bridal party. Thus, at Tillie Robinson’s (Xi-Toronto) 1901 wedding, the bridesmaids “wore Empress gowns of white and gold and crowns of violets. They also carried bouquets of violets, from which the event received the name of violet wedding.” Often, Alpha Phi brides had their Fraternity sisters making up most of the bridal party, with sisters also playing the piano or singing at the ceremony. In the personal columns of the Quarterly, sisters listed brief accounts of engagements and weddings. Even after photographs were introduced to the pages of the Quarterly, no wedding pictures were reproduced. But over the years, accounts of weddings became more and more detailed. At the 1890 wedding of Elizabeth Edwards (Beta-Northwestern) to Howard Field, about 30 Alpha Phi sisters were present. “Very elaborate preparations had been made for this wedding,” an account of the event read. “About 600 guests were present at the church, which was beautifully decorated. The young ladies of the Alpha Phi Society had entire charge of these decorations. Five or six seats were reserved by gates of silk cord and were occupied by relatives, the most intimate friends and the Alpha Phis.”
Bridal Fashions, Peterson’s Magazine, 1876 Founder Grace Hubbell’s courtship and wedding would have been governed by very strict rules of the day. “When once a young lady is engaged,” instructed an etiquette manual, “she may take the arm of her affianced lover, receive presents from him and correspond with him.” The wedding dress pictured above would have likely been worn in a church. Home weddings were less formal, normally taking place in the morning, with the bride wearing a “traveling dress” and no veil.
As the ceremony began, the Alpha Phi sisters “came first, two by two, down both aisles, all in evening dress.” After the reception, Elizabeth “came down stairs to the carriage, she divided her bouquet of lilies among the bridesmaids and one of these favored maidens found the dainty golden twisted ring – a lover’s knot – which decided her fate as the next bride in order.” Symbols of luck, happiness and good fortune were everywhere to be found in weddings. Gifts were often wrapped in tin foil and placed inside the wedding cake – a button, a ring, each item a symbol. With the bride’s bouquet, variations on this theme were also carried out. One etiquette manual explained: “A very charming idea which is now quite popular was carried out at a recent wedding when the bride’s bouquet was made in six separate parts tied together by a white satin
ribbon. When she was going away she threw the bouquet among her six bridesmaids, the ribbon which bound the six separate bouquets together having been removed, and thus to each bridesmaid fell a share of the flowers. In each part was hidden a coin, a ring, or a charm, indicating that the coin would bring wealth, the ring a wedding, and the charm good luck.” Saying good-bye to a newly married Alpha Phi member was always bittersweet for her Fraternity sisters. The very first issue of the Quarterly included an account of the wedding of Minnie Moulding (BetaNorthwestern) to Dr. W. P. Goodsmith. Minnie’s sisters consoled themselves with the knowledge that “Dr. Goodsmith has secured a treasure for a wife,” and, “we are glad to say that we feel Alpha Phi has in no sense lost a sister, but has gained a brother.”
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Alpha Phi Wedding Traditions From shopping for that new dress to searching through the cedar chest for grandma's old silk scarf, many brides go to great lengths to ensure wedding traditions are reflected in their celebration. Whether you're getting married or celebrating a sister's marriage, here are a few ideas to personalize the old-new-borrowed-blue with your Alpha Phi affiliation.
Alpha Phi Hankie: Extend your congratulations to a newly-engaged sister with a white hankie trimmed in delicate lace and embroidered with the Alpha Phi logo. The hankie also makes a great gift for bridesmaids ($15, available at alphaphi.org/commerce). Donation to Alpha Phi Foundation: On a day in which you'll be showered with so much love, attention and gifts, honor your generous guests by giving back. Give a dollar for every guest and place a card on each guest's place setting with a personal note from the couple. If you're the guest, consider making a gift to Alpha Phi Foundation in honor and in celebration of your sister's wedding. When you do, you honor our vow to always remember Alpha Phi.
Alpha Phi Badge: Pin your badge inside your dress or onto your bouquet to carry the love of all your sisters with you on your special day. This can be your something old! For more inspiration, visit Alpha Phi's Wedding Traditions Board on Pinterest or search for the Alpha Phi Wedding Guide at alphaphi.org. Congratulations, and best wishes!
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Gift That Keeps Giving Looking for the perfect bridesmaid or graduation gift? Look no further than Alpha Phi Foundation’s neckerchief! Designed exclusively for Alpha Phi by New York fashion designer and newly initiated sister Marisol Deluna (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate), this beautiful, 100 percent cotton neckerchief is a stylish and festive way to show your Alpha Phi pride and advance women’s lives. To purchase your neckerchief ($20 each), visit alphaphifoundation.org, keyword: neckerchief. All proceeds benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. Above: Three generations of Alpha Phis sport the Alpha Phi Foundation neckerchief. Pictured are (from left) Andrea Clarice Dutton-Frieson (Beta Epsilon-Arizona), Josephine Dutton (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) and Tiffany Clarice Frieson (Beta Zeta-Idaho).
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 Celebrate your mother, grandmother and all the inspirational women in your life by making a gift in their honor to Alpha Phi Foundation. When you do, you’ll be investing in the promise, potential and advancement of women. With a donation of $20 or more, we will send a specially designed, hand-written card to your honoree announcing your thoughtful gift. To make your donation, visit alphaphifoundation. org. Check the box next to “My gift is an honor/ memorial gift” and type in “Mother’s Day” in the special comments box. Donations must be received by May 6 to ensure delivery of your card by May 12.
Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship Endowed “I hope the women who are recipients of this scholarship embody some of Linda’s attributes, to be successful both professionally and personally, to be grateful for and to give back to Alpha Phi, and most importantly to have fun!” – Brenda Sanders Mullins (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) , poses with her family.
Linda Massie, third from right
Linda Gardner Massie (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) is an extraordinary leader in Alpha Phi. As a past International president, Foundation chair and member of multiple committees, Linda’s dedication has been integral to Alpha Phi’s growth and success. To honor Linda’s legacy, which she selfdefines as “a challenge to all Alpha Phis to give back in whatever way they can,” her family has created and completed the endowment of the Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship. The scholarship was introduced on stage at Convention 2012 by her daughter Caitlin Massie King (Eta Omicron-Virginia Tech), much to Linda’s surprise. “Mom has been involved internationally for so long,” says Caitlin. “We want to recognize her for all of those years of service. Now – looking back – Alpha Phi is our family. The women in mom’s life, whether they are college friends or volunteer friends, they are our family.” With this endowment, outstanding Alpha Phi collegiate leaders from both Linda and Caitlin’s chapters, East Carolina (Delta
Alpha) and Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron), will benefit for years to come. Linda emphasizes the importance of leadership to her, sharing this is one of the factors that first attracted her to the Fraternity: “Alpha Phi had a lot of women who were very active on campus and stood for more than just having a good time,” she says. “I believed Alpha Phi would challenge me to be a better person, and it has.” Linda’s chapter sister, Brenda Sanders Mullins (Delta Alpha-East Carolina), identifies Linda as “a woman with commitment, integrity and heart.” Brenda adds, “I hope the women who are recipients of this scholarship embody some of Linda’s attributes, to be successful both professionally and personally, to be grateful for and to give back to Alpha Phi, and most importantly to have fun!” The Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship will be awarded for the first time during the 2013-14 academic year. Linda shares her gratitude and excitement: “I feel honored and appreciate the participation of both my family and friends who contributed to
this scholarship.” She adds, “By completing the funding of this scholarship, this is the Massie family’s way of showing that Alpha Phi has meant so much – not just to me, but to our entire family. Alpha Phi has added to all of our lives.”
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Silent Chapter Please note: class year listed in parentheses is year of initiation.
Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Bettie Timmons Baker (’44), Nov. 26, 2012.
Ashley Tennent Gilreath (’95), Dec. 18, 2012.
Colorado (Beta Gamma) Jean Quinette Smith (’46), July 1, 2012.
Denison (Beta Kappa)
Mary Jean Atkinson Davis (’37), Dec. 3, 2012.
Barbara Jones Lowe (’47), Dec. 20, 2012. Jayne Kuebler Lund (’56), Oct. 3, 2012. Barbara Whalen Nevins (’48), March 30, 2012.
Duke (Beta Nu)
Patricia Whitaker Hawfield (’49), March 31, 2012. Linda Howard Muncy (’68), Jan. 31, 2012.
Georgia State (Gamma Mu)
Mary Lynn Dillard Winch (’64), Nov. 7, 2012.
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Virginia Menniges Vanvelsor (’39), Oct. 19, 2012.
Indiana (Beta Tau)
Sue Carpenter Bennett (’50), Dec. 24, 2011. Jo Ann Curtis Taylor (’52), Nov. 16, 2012.
Kansas (Gamma Delta) Carol Dawson Klaassen (’71), Oct. 16, 2012.
Kent State (Beta Omega)
Martha Brandt Jensen (’48), Dec. 17, 2012.
Louisiana State/ Shreveport (Epsilon Tau)
Dorothy Baker Brantley (’77), Nov. 16, 2012.
Dorothy Guthunz Lauer (’41), Dec. 5, 2012.
Joann Rupp Gray (’46), Sept. 23, 2012. Helen Packer Hamilton (’45), Dec. 12, 2012.
Mary Leichner Vanderslice (’35), Sept. 30, 2012.
Florinda Bozorth Weagant (’58), Dec. 17, 2012.
San Diego State (Gamma Alpha)
Marjorie Olson Eaton (’45), Nov. 14, 2012. Maxine Wagner Unthank (’38), Dec. 12, 2012.
Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)
Dorothy Eubanks Rhodes (’61), Feb. 15, 2012.
Barbara Weise Holloway (’46), Oct. 8, 2012. Elizabeth Hanson Miles (’41), Dec. 10, 2012.
Ohio State (Rho)
Sue Eckhart Greer (’51), Dec. 5, 2012. Beverly Wright Isabel (’49), Dec. 26, 2012. Clara Jennings Potter (’40), Nov. 14, 2012. Betty Hook Rienstra (’42), Dec. 7, 2012.
Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)
JoAnne Woodcock Gilfillan (’64), Nov. 9, 2012.
Carrie Wheeler Andrews (’78), Nov. 29, 2012. Nancy Strong Walter (’62), Nov. 17, 2012.
UCLA (Beta Delta)
Joanne Johnson Combs (’52), Nov. 9, 2012. Marjorie Hodges Mills (’43), Aug. 27, 2012.
Utah (Beta Sigma)
Geraldenne Smith Koplin (’47), Dec. 28, 2012.
South Dakota (Psi)
Virginia (Zeta Iota)
Sharon Bauer Rasmussen (’61), Oct. 31, 2012.
Casey Anne Schulman (’10), Dec. 1, 2012.
Mary Chaput Chisholm (’53), Dec. 27, 2012.
Lena Koch Denman (’43), Dec. 9, 2012. Anne Boyd Grimes (’44), Dec. 10, 2012. Marguerite Parker McCaig (’43), Nov. 1, 2012.
Georgene Williams Bowker (’44), Oct. 1, 2012. Janice Noonan Putnam (’44), Oct. 21, 2012. Patricia VanHoosear Westerbeke (’43), Nov. 16, 2012.
Virginia Fowler Davis (’50), Dec. 17, 2012. Dorothy Jean Henley Davis Knox (’41), Dec. 13, 2012.
Alma Rosling Allis (’40), Nov. 8, 2012. Evelyn Hurd Duncan (’30), Oct. 5, 2012. Nancy Baker Lucas (’81), Dec. 10, 2012. Mildred Johnson Trueblood (’43), Dec. 25, 2012.
Wichita State (Gamma Xi)
Marsha Claire Coover (’58), Dec. 31, 2012.
Mary Snyder Wilson (’72), Dec. 1, 2012.
Bulletin Board Gamma Beta Plans Reunion
Delta Nu Celebrates Anniversary
Come home to Alpha Phi and UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta) during the university’s All Gaucho Reunion April 26-28, 2013. Reconnect with sisters and friends from other Greek groups, spend time in the chapter house, tour campus and meet current collegians. For more information, contact Leslie Solomon Klonoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! The 50th anniversary celebration of the Maine (Delta Nu) chapter will be April 27-28, 2013. For more information, contact Samantha Lott Hale at email@example.com.
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Beta Beta Donations Requested In honor of Michigan State’s (Beta Beta) 90th anniversary, the chapter’s house corporation board invites alumnae to participate in a unique opportunity to help
fund much-needed improvements to the house, estimated at $210,000. A Beta Beta alumna has offered a generous challenge: she will match every dollar donated up to $50,000. Projects include new furnishings, replacement of French door windows, installation of a fire sprinkler system and kitchen renovation. Send a check or a note with amount you intend to donate to: House Corporation Board of Beta Beta of Alpha Phi, P.O. 679, Okemos, MI 48805-0679. Donations are not tax deductible.
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