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Inside this Issue


Amongst the Ivy General Fraternity and Greek-letter news and announcements


Always Alpha Phi

Noteworthy news from our alumnae members and chapters

Editorial Policy


Silent Chapter Honoring our sisters’ passings

34 Where We Live

Alpha Phi’s housing department hosts two academies


From the Quad

Accomplishments from our undergraduate members and chapters

Editorial Advisory Board

49 Trending Must-have items for marathon training


Ask Martha

Relevant, real-world advice from one of the best


What’s In Your Gym Bag?

Now & Then

A look at women in the Olympic Games over the past century

Cayce Putnam Blackley Sheila George Bright Heidi Gempeler Kathy Feeney Hiemstra Karen McChesney Howe Denise Blankenship Joyce Lindsey D’Elia Mayo Allison Cink Rickels Jennifer Holsman Tetreault Jordi Tiffany Alpha Phi Quarterly Staff

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Game Changers Collegiate and alumnae members share how athletics have impacted their lives.

18 12 A Recap of Alpha Phi Convention More than 500 members convene in Cleveland to celebrate our sisterhood.

12 Mother and Daughter Endow Scholarship at USC

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Alumna Cathy Anaya Saunders and daughter Briana Latter (both Beta Pi-USC) endow the USC Lats Legacy Baseball Scholarship.

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Alpha Phi Foundation names 2016-17 scholarship recipients.

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A Message from the International President


International Executive Board

Deana Koonsman Gage, President Laura Jen Kin Berger Susan Bevan  Amanda Minchin Carter  Tobi Board Nieland  Linda Schnetzer  Jacqueline Schools  Jennifer Holsman Tetreault Rebecca Andrew Zanatta  Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director Ex-officio: Karen McChesney Howe, Foundation Chair Foundation Directors

Karen McChesney Howe, Chair Mary Beth Tully, Vice Chair Nancy Salisbury Trillo, Treasurer Colleen Sirhal, Secretary Gretchen Wilson Alarcon Kim Brown Brannon Jenny Concepcion Hansen Jean Creamer Hodges Coree Christine Smith Ex-officio: Michelle Hektor, Executive Director Ex-officio: Deana Koonsman Gage, International President Executive Office

Executive Director: Linda Wells Kahangi 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 475-0663 fraternity@alphaphi.org www.alphaphi.org Foundation Office

Executive Director: Michelle Hektor 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 475-4532 foundation@alphaphi.org www.alphaphifoundation.org 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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Western writer Louis L’Amour said “Ride for the brand.” It was a compliment of the highest order and expressed a loyalty to a man’s employer or the outfit he rode for. The Founders of Alpha Phi knew that what they established in the beginning would set the stage for the future. They established the Alpha Phi brand when they wrote our ritual. They chose the letters, their meaning and the expectations of membership for the women who would wear the badge. Our early members expressed our brand visually with nothing other than a simple badge, but they represented the brand daily by the lives they lived and their strong desire to create a good name for the Fraternity. They rode for the brand by their character, their accomplishments and their loyalty—all things that built a solid reputation and good name for Alpha Phi. We were branded Alpha Phis the day we took the oath of membership and had the badge pinned over our hearts. We all promised our loyalty to uphold our principles, obey rules and abide by the Constitution. I know we’re not cowgirls, and I know we’re not riding horses, but when we all ride into the sunset someday, I want there to be generations of Alpha Phis that come after us that will say we were all riding for the brand. To leave that legacy, we must stand for the principles and values of our Fraternity. We must work toward success in all aspects of Greek life. We must pledge ourselves to be women of fine character, and we must expect the same of others. We must be fair with our members, but most importantly, we must be firm with each other and hold ourselves to the high ideals on which our Fraternity was founded. We represent the brand by our actions, our words, our deeds. Our brand is who we are, inside and out. You don’t have to be wearing your badge or the letters on a shirt. We know who we are as individuals, and the fraternity we represent because we’re always wearing our letters. So be proud. Be loyal. Lead with integrity. Ride for the brand. Loyally,

Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) International President

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Be zestful and carry your torch high.

Alpha Phi Founder Clara Bradley Burdette (Alpha-Syracuse) Alpha Phi Founders’ Day was Oct. 10. Visit alphaphi.org (keyword: Founders’ Day) to learn more about the Original 10.

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100 Amongst the Ivy


May 11-15, 2016


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COLLEGIANS ATTEND ALPHA PHI’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES Two Emerging Leaders Institutes (ELI) were held this summer at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. This interactive learning experience included large and small group discussions, trust building activities and personal reflection. Topics ranged from values clarification to A huge thank you to the women communication skills to stewardship. who participated in the Alpha Phi A total of 100 emerging leaders attended International Fellows Program for the the institutes and received a full scholarship 2015-16 academic year. We wrapped up the program in Cleveland from funded by Alpha Phi Foundation, which June 26-29 by covering additional included travel, lodging and meals. These curriculum and learning about fellows’ rising sophomore and junior women showed yearlong capstone projects. You have great potential as leaders!  amazed us with your innovation and Names of student participants and alumnae facilitators can be found on alphaphi.org (keyword: ELI).

talent, and we look forward to seeing how far you will go as alumnae!

Mel Psota (Theta TauRensselaer) works with her group on a team creation.

ELI has been the best five days of my sorority life. I’ve been able to meet amazing women who share the same values and ideals as I do. I’ve been able to grow as a leader and make amazing memories that will last a lifetime. –Miranda Boone (Iota Theta-Wilfrid Laurier)

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Words that Matter In this recurring section, we’ll explore commonly misused words or phrases to say what you actually mean.

Farther vs. Further Farther (adverb): “Farther” means at or to a greater, measurable distance or more advanced point. As a trick, simply remember that “farther” has the word “far” in it, which implies a physical distance.

CORRECT: Samantha can kick the soccer ball much farther than Angie.

INCORRECT: Samantha can kick the soccer ball much further than Angie. Because Samantha can kick the ball a greater physical distance (20 feet, for example), “farther” is the correct adverb.

Further (adverb): “Further” means to a greater, non-measurable or metaphorical degree, depth or extent. It is also used as a sentence modifier to mean “in addition to what has been said.”

CORRECT: Samantha’s coach told her if she complained any further, she would have to sit out of the next game.

INCORRECT: Samantha’s coach told her if she complained any farther, she would have to sit out of the next game. Samantha’s complaints cannot be measured by a physical distance (e.g. 20 feet). Therefore, “further” is the more appropriate choice, as it implies metaphorical depth. NOTE: Although most editors and careful writers will make the distinction between “further” and “farther,” a number of sources cite that it's fine to use “further” and “farther” interchangeably. 6

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Fact vs. Fiction Title IX* has done its job and is no longer needed. FICTION : According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, the gap between male and female athletic participation at the high school level has increased, with female high school athletes receiving 1.3 million fewer athletic participation opportunities than their male counterparts. Female athletes also receive 63,000 fewer opportunities at NCAA institutions, and female collegiate athletes receive $183 million less in NCAA athletic scholarships than men. Lastly, compared to their male counterparts, female high school and collegiate athletes receive less equitable resources like equipment, uniforms and facilities. *Title IX is a comprehensive federal law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding (which includes athletics). Founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, the Women's Sports Foundation (womenssportsfoundation.org) is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls have access to sports.

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WOMEN in Sports

A background in athletics can improve a woman’s leadership potential and help her land a job, according to women executives surveyed by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW.

Top 3 Leadership Skills Developed by Sports


400 women on four continents



The ability to see projects through to completion

are C-suite executives



Motivational skills

of the C-suite women played at university-level or above

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It’s OK to Want to Win

hold other management positions

Three out of four respondents say that being described as “competitive” is an asset to their leadership style.




WHY ATHLETES ARE FIT FOR JOBS 2/3  Two out of three respondents say a candidate’s background in sports would be a positive influence when making a hiring decision.

played a sport


74% All information in this article was originally published by the EY Women Athletes Business Network in partnership with espnW.


Learn more about EY Women Athletes Business Network at ey.com/womenathletesnetwork.

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o f respondents say a background in sports can help accelerate a woman’s career.

o f respondents say sporting

involvement has contributed to their own career success.

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Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

Best In Show Ally Gargano (Delta Epsilon-Iowa) received the surprise of her life when Adele pulled her on stage to sing at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. Ally, a member of the University of Iowa choir, has garnered more than 22,000 views on a video posted of her performance. Visit youtube.com (keyword: Adele brings fan onstage to sing in Chicago).



Alpha Phi Educational Leadership Consultants “Many adventures lie ahead for the ELCs! Safe travels and happy recruitment season! #BeAnELC #AlphaPhiELC”



Select Study Abroad

Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta)


Boston (Eta)


“We are beyond proud of our very own sister, Julia [Sokolowski], for making it so far on this season of ‘Survivor!’ As the youngest woman to ever compete on the show, Julia was able to outwit, outplay and outlast her competition for 29 days. She even survived being exiled and won an immunity challenge! Congratulations on all your hard work during your once-in-alifetime opportunity!”

“Sisters studying abroad together and making friends they'll know for the rest of their lives! #ADPi #AlphaPhi #Italy”

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“We are so proud of our sister Megan Absten who just qualified for the Rio Paralympics! You are an absolute inspiration and all your sisters back here in Tacoma will be rooting for you! #UPSAPhi #Rio2016”

Let’s Chat! Alpha Phi International (Executive Office) @AlphaPhiIntl @AlphaPhiIntl



Alpha Phi Foundation @AlphaPhiFoundation @APhiFoundation

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Coaching in the Classroom In this edition of “One of Us” we feature a Q&A with alumna Amanda Paule Koba (Gamma Nu-Miami University), associate professor of sports management at Bowling Green State University, home to one of the largest and most diversified undergraduate sports management programs in North America. How did you set yourself up for a career in athletics during college?

industry, I want them to respect women and women’s sports so they can help create equal opportunities for male and female athletes.

I majored in sports organization as an undergrad. Initially I wanted to be a high school athletic director and did an internship with a high school athletic department. I stayed at Miami for my master’s and it was during this time that I had the opportunity to be a part of a research project and enjoyed the process. It was also during this time that I really studied Title IX and became incredibly passionate about gender equity in collegiate sports. After my doctoral program, I was offered a job at Bowling Green State University, where I’ve been able to continue to research issues in collegiate sports and gender equity in sports.

What is one of the biggest challenges women in athletics face today?

You now serve as an associate professor of sports management. What types of courses do you teach? At the undergraduate level, I teach sports and event management as well as sports and gender. In our graduate program, I teach sports in higher education and contemporary issues in sports.


What topics are you particularly passionate about teaching and why? I enjoy teaching the sports and gender course because most of my classes are filled with male students. I like exposing them to images of strong female athletes and challenging the preconceived notions they had prior to the class. I get the opportunity to broaden their minds and change their perceptions of female athletes. As future leaders in the sports

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I think stereotypes around female athletes are the biggest challenge. There is still the perception that she’s good (“for a girl”) and the constant comparison to men is detrimental. As we all saw in the 2016 Olympics, there is still sexist language used in the media and those words have power. When women winning medals are called the female versions of successful male athletes or discussed as the wife of a Chicago Bears football player, it downplays their accomplishments. This is still a huge hurdle that women in athletics have to overcome.

“I get the opportunity to broaden their minds and change their perceptions of female athletes.” Currently, SportsCenter devotes between two to four percent of their coverage to women and women’s sports, and it has been this way for decades. Until the media exposure and coverage of women’s sports changes, it will be hard for these women and teams to increase attendance and popularity. The positive side is that there are so many incredible women participating in sports right now. There are more role models for young girls than ever and I think that the future of women’s sports is incredibly bright. 

How do athletics positively impact the female experience? Female participation in athletics teaches cooperation, leadership, teamwork, builds self-confidence, lowers the risk of depression and reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Participation in athletics also teaches girls and women about health and fitness and starts them on a path toward a healthy lifestyle. By encouraging girls to play sports we are giving them the same opportunities that boys have to learn these skills and build a confidence that will last long beyond their years on the playing field.

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Sports-Related Careers for Women: How to Get in the Game

Though this article was originally published in the Winter 2003 Quarterly, it still provides valuable insight and tips for any Alpha Phi looking to pursue a career in the sports industry.



to land a job in the sports industry. For women, opportunities have never been better, according to Women’s Sports Foundation Executive Director Donna A. Lopiano. “Even though the sports industry is still predominantly male and subtle methods of discrimination remain, most of the overt barriers are down,” says Donna, whose foundation campaigns for equal opportunities for girls and women in sports. “Men and women who grew up in the ‘70s and later believe their daughters could and should play sports and become anything they wish. These parents are now the 40- to 50-year-olds in the workforce who hold the sports sponsorship purse strings and the hiring and decision-making power in sportsrelated businesses.” Sports-related employment can be found in law, education, marketing, public relations, officiating, sales, recreation, fitness, nonprofit, event planning and more. The key to locating employment is to identify your skills and interests


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and use that knowledge to find a sportsrelated field. Then apply that information to your job search. Carolyn Moos, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player and a Stanford University

“No matter a woman’s educational background or degree, she can incorporate it into the sports industry if that is her passion.”

She continues, “Having been through numerous tryouts with U.S.A. Basketball, the WNBA and even overseas, I’ve learned how to prove myself while under the light—similar to a job interview.” The ability to work on a team and possess good communication skills is desirable in any field, but is key to career success in the sports industry.

Score Leads While You Learn Entry-level sports-related jobs are like “left-handed catchers: scarce,” according to “The Guide to Careers in Sports” author Len Karlin. Internships are a great way to gain inside information and may also provide career-changers an entry into the industry.

Network senior communication major says, “The skills I have acquired on the court definitely translate into skills used for success off the court.” These include mental and physical toughness, reliability, consistency, teamwork and especially performing under pressure.

Use every contact you have, whether it’s the tennis pro at the club where you play in a league, a friend who knows an administrator for a sports commission or word of mouth—simply telling everyone you are trying to make contacts in the industry will help tremendously.

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Informational interviews are another good idea. Use books and websites to begin targeting the organizations, leagues, teams and associations in which you are interested. “Cold calls” can be intimidating, but if you love sports, you probably already have something in common with the person you are calling or emailing to ask for advice. It

is important to remember the domino effect—ask every person you speak with to recommend at least one other contact. Additionally, professional development workshops or courses can provide leads as well as personal marketability. You can find these by searching online for offerings in your area of interest. Also consider the sports angle from a corporate perspective. American corporations spend about $3.5 billion a year to sponsor sports events, and most of these companies conduct some type of in-house sports marketing. Don’t discount companies like Nike®‚ Reebok®, Russell® and Wilson®. Carolyn affirms that no matter a woman’s educational background or degree, she can incorporate it into the sports industry if that is her passion: “I have colleagues [in the field] who are in law school, computer science fields, psychology and more.” What are you waiting for? Get in the game!  At the time of publication, Natalie Lundsteen was the internship advisor and career counselor for the Stanford University Career Development Center.


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Cleveland when more than 500 Alpha Phis from the U.S. and Canada arrived at the iconic Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, June 22, to conduct business, build leadership skills, renew friendships and celebrate the success of Alpha Phi. Cleveland’s professional basketball team had won its first championship in 52 years, and the city celebrated their success with a parade through downtown on our arrival day. Street closures and crowd excitement caused a bit of mayhem as guests arrived, but the Alpha Phis took it in stride and joined in the celebration. As one attendee stated, “What a fun way to begin!”


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And the fun kept on coming. Led by Director of Training and Development Denise Jung Reens (Epsilon DeltaNorthern Illinois), Alpha Phi’s 71st Biennial Convention featured awards, special Fraternity ceremonies, Foundation events and displays, live entertainment, dynamic speakers and educational sessions. HIGHLIGHTS

At Wednesday's opening dinner, Deana Gage and Diane Straker officially welcomed attendees, and the extension team kicked off the evening's events. Shana Goss Smith (Chi-Montana) channeled her inner James Corden by hosting a female-focused “Carpool Karaoke.” Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and future hopeful inductees filled a limo headed to Convention—and kept

attendees dancing in their seats. Thursday’s activities began with the procession of chapter flags and included the State of the Fraternity and a report on Alpha Phi’s progress in extension. Alumnae members Karen Caplan (Alpha LambdaAlumna Initiate) and Alex Jackson (Eta Lambda-George Mason) shared an inspiring film documenting the amazing power of a women-owned family business model. An interactive Rock and Roll trivia game was the teaser to the day’s culminating event— a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Alpha Phi Foundation hosted a series of events on Friday including a Women of Influence breakfast to recognize donors, the installation of the 2016-18 Board of Directors and the presentation of the

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From top: Alumnae enjoy an awards luncheon in Cleveland. • Collegians gather outside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Lake Erie. • Collegiate Chapter President Jasmine Hunt (Epsilon Upsilon-CSU Northridge) poses with her chapter’s flag before the processional. • Alumnae and collegians perform on-stage during the membership awards luncheon.

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2016 Heart to Heart Grant. The day concluded with a Red Dress Gala and Diamond donor reception in celebration of the Foundation’s 60th year. More than $71,000 was raised in support of Foundation programs through the gala, Forget Me Not Field and the Foundation’s first-ever virtual Move Your Phi’t. A membership awards luncheon hosted by Renee Zainer (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) celebrated collegiate chapters with award presentations and live entertainment. Receptions were held for Foundation donors, former educational leadership consultants and former Emerging Leaders Institute and Fellows participants, facilitators and sponsors. Saturday events included the Service of Remembrance with former International President Linda Gardner Massie (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) serving as Lady Chaplain. An awards luncheon, with Jennifer Holsman Tetreault as toastmistress, recognized individual collegiate and alumnae award recipients. The Candlelight Banquet was an inspiring conclusion to a memorable Convention. Billie Coskey Battiato (PhiOklahoma) served as toastmistress for the event. Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), was installed as the 2016-18 International President, along with other IEB directors. Prestigious awards were presented for outstanding alumnae and collegiate chapters, outstanding advisors, advisory boards and house corporation boards.

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Convention 2016 Award Recipients INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Frances E. Willard Award The Frances E. Willard award honors Alpha Phi alumnae who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen fields and who have gained recognition on a national or international level.

MERLE CHAMBERS (LAMBDA-UC BERKELEY) Merle earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, a Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law and a Master of Tax Law from the University of Denver. She began her career as an attorney in San Francisco and moved to Denver in the late 1970s. Merle founded and led Axem Resources Incorporated, a privately held, independent oil and gas company that operated in the Rocky Mountain region. For more than 20 years, she pioneered women’s leadership in the oil and gas industry as one of the few women CEOs in a male-dominated field. In recognition of her success, Merle was the first woman inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame. She served on the National Petroleum Council, an advisory body to the U.S. secretary of energy, and was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Conference on Small Business Commission. For the past two decades, Merle has devoted considerable time to philanthropy as president and board chair of Chambers Family Fund, a private family foundation. Merle founded Chambers Family Fund to provide philanthropic support for the early care and education of children; women’s economic self-sufficiency; and justice, equality and opportunity. In 1985, Merle received the Ursa Major Award from Alpha Phi for outstanding service and achievement in her community. She was honored as Outstanding Philanthropist in Colorado in 2002 and was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2004. Merle is a patron of the arts, has traveled extensively and was the third woman to reach both the North and South Poles.

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The Martha Foote Crow Award The Martha Foote Crow Award of Achievement recognizes collegiate members who have brought honor to Alpha Phi by an exemplary achievement recognized on a national or international scale. Those selected for this award are distinguished by exceptional and rare accomplishments, personal integrity and steadfast devotion to the core principles of Alpha Phi.

RACHAEL FLATT (KAPPA-STANFORD) Rachael Flatt is a 2015 graduate of Stanford and a well-known champion figure skater. She discovered her love of figure skating at the age of four and competed on the international stage until her retirement in 2014. Rachael is the 2010 U.S. national champion. She earned national silver medals in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In 2008, she was the World Junior Champion. At the 2010 U.S. Championships, Rachael was nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Rachael was in fifth place at the end of the short program and finished seventh overall. In December 2009, Rachael was named one of the Athlete Ambassadors for the Team for Tomorrow Humanitarian Relief Fund, and her work included visits to schools to spread the Olympic Ideals; holiday giveaways for in-need children; and the donation of service hours to Habitat for Humanity. She’s also been a supporter of cancer research through her work with Skate for Hope, which utilizes figure skating to bring attention,

resources and education to the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, she has worked with Blades for the Cure, which uses the talents of national and international figure skaters to raise funds to help figure skating families in need due to cancer. Rachael studied biology at Stanford and is pursuing a career in medicine. ARCHANA SOMASEGAR (IOTA TAU-HARVARD) Archana Somasegar is a current sophomore studying economics and mind, brain and behavior at Harvard University. She has had a long history of advocating for women’s rights around the world, from serving as president of the Seattle chapter of Circle of Women—where she successfully spearheaded a project to build a computer lab and sewing studio for an orphanage in India—to her role as a teen advisor for the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign. She has been invited as a speaker for Microsoft’s Giving Campaign, and was selected to represent the United States at the 2015 Girls 20 Summit, which brought together one girl from each G20 country to advise the G20 leaders on how to increase female labor force participation. She has written advocacy pieces for the Girl Up Blog, “Huffington Post,” Women on Boards Campaigns and the Harvard College Women’s Center. In summer 2015, she conducted research in Madrid on the importance of bringing women to corporate boards. She was invited to speak on the importance of women’s advocacy as a youth leader for the Women Deliver International Conference in Copenhagen and has been featured in ELLE Magazine, “The Seattle Times” and Glitter magazine for her work towards global female empowerment. Her interests outside of women’s advocacy work involve A Cappella singing, classical Indian dance and soccer.

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Nancy Owen Craig Outstanding Philanthropist Award KATHLEEN FEENEY HIEMSTRA (DELTA THETAWESTERN MICHIGAN) In March of 2011, Kathy pledged a $30,000 challenge gift to help fund a unique, three-volume book project to preserve and celebrate the rich history of Alpha Phi International Fraternity. Kathy’s commitment served as the lead gift for this project and is one of the largest challenge gifts in Alpha Phi Foundation history. With the support of more than 125 individual and chapter donors, the challenge gift was not just matched but exceeded in June 2013. The finished product will include three books that tell the story of Alpha Phi International Fraternity and its members in 50-year increments, up through the organization’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2022. Now retired, Kathy was most recently a professor of business communication and organizational behavior in the marketing department at the John Carroll University School of Business in Cleveland, Ohio. As a longtime educator, she endowed the Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra Scholarship through Alpha Phi Foundation as a way to ensure Alpha Phi women have the opportunity to further their education. Kathy has also been a longtime volunteer with Alpha Phi International Fraternity and Foundation. Her volunteer experiences have been numerous, including several local and regional positions.

Ursa Major Award

Michaelanean Award

The Ursa Major award recognizes alumnae members of Alpha Phi who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen fields, either professional or volunteer, on a local, state, provincial or regional level.

The Michaelanean award is given each biennium to those who have shown outstanding loyalty and continuous devotion to Alpha Phi at the local level.

• Clare Truesdell Anderson (Rho-Ohio State)

• Catherine Bull (Gamma Xi-Wichita State)

• Tess Vigeland Donovan (Beta-Northwestern)

• Farrell Scifres Jaskot (Zeta Iota-Virginia)

• Janet Small Grubaugh (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland)

• Liane Jones Locke (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech)

• Sarah Barber McCurdy (Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa)

• Mechelle Mellor (Theta Sigma-Southern Utah)

• Sarah Mayberry Morawski (Theta-Michigan)

• Lisa Cabaniss Olson (Beta Epsilon-Arizona)

• Amy Takayama Perez (Eta Lambda-George Mason)

• Susanne Solomon (Delta-Cornell)

• Debra Jones Ringold (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech)

The Constellation award recognizes alumnae members whose sustained voluntary efforts advance the Fraternity’s strategic progress and whose service yields significant impact in the field.

• Saori Clark (Tau-Oregon) • Carolyn LeBaugh Gregg (Eta Psi-Eastern Washington) • Shana Goss Smith (Chi-Montana) • Ruth Gallagher Nelson (Delta Epsilon-Iowa) Left: Nancy Owen Craig Outstanding Philanthropist Award recipient Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra (Delta Theta-Western Michigan) with former Foundation Chair Diane Spry Straker (Delta Alpha-East Carolina) At left: Ursa Major award recipient Debra Jones Ringold and Michaelanean award recipient Liane Jones Locke (both Gamma IotaTexas Tech) pose with International President Deana Gage and chapter sisters following the Women of Achievement awards luncheon.

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• Juli-Ann Todd (Tau-Oregon)

Constellation Award

• Billie Coskey Battiato (Phi-Oklahoma)

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• Christy McGoldrick Bierma (Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa)

CHAPTER REUNIONS Akron (Eta Gamma) and Miami University (Gamma Nu) alumnae from across the country reconnected with one another during Convention 2016. Planned by alumnae Laura Gipson (Eta Gamma-Akron) and Sara Graf (Gamma Nu-Miami University), the reunion weekends featured time to reconnect with one another and reminisce. To learn more about hosting an alumnae reunion at Convention 2018 in Tucson, Ariz., please email Denise Reens, director of training and development, at dreens@alphaphi.org. More information about Convention 2018 will be available in the coming months on alphaphi. org (keyword: Convention 2018). To request a listing of local or chapter alumnae, please email alumnae@alphaphi.org.

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Convention 2016 Award Recipients COLLEGIATE CHAPTER AWARDS Most Outstanding Collegiate Chapter

Most Improved Recruitment

Most Outstanding House Corporation Board

• Gamma Omicron-Drake

• Theta Eta-Western Ontario

• Lambda-UC Berkeley

• Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve

• Theta Iota-James Madison

• Iota Omicron-WPI

Order of the Lamp • Epsilon-Minnesota • Psi-South Dakota • Gamma Omicron-Drake

• Iota Alpha-Pepperdine

Most Outstanding Continuous Open Bidding (COB)

• Delta Xi-Nebraska Kearney

• Omicron-Missouri

• Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara

• Theta Lambda-Central Missouri

• Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve • Zeta Sigma-Franklin & Marshall • Zeta Upsilon-Washington University • Zeta Phi-MIT

Five-Star Award for Outstanding Facility Management

• Eta Kappa-UC Irvine

• Gamma-DePauw

• Iota Lambda-Connecticut

• Epsilon-Minnesota • Lambda-UC Berkeley

Values Awards

• Phi-Oklahoma


• Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve • Iota Xi-Denver EXCELLENCE IN CHARACTER

• Iota Lambda-Connecticut • Iota Sigma-Carnegie Mellon EXCELLENCE IN SISTERHOOD

• Delta Upsilon-Baldwin Wallace • Eta Kappa-UC Irvine

• Omega-Texas • Beta Alpha-Illinois • Beta Beta-Michigan State • Beta Gamma-Colorado • Beta Epsilon-Arizona • Beta Mu-Alabama • Beta Rho-Washington State • Beta Sigma-Utah • Beta Tau-Indiana • Gamma Alpha-San Diego State


• Delta Zeta-Maryland

• Iota-Wisconsin • Theta Theta-St. Joseph's EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP

• Epsilon Nu-Delaware • Zeta Iota-Virginia

Most Outstanding Advisory Board • Delta Xi-Nebraska Kearney OUTSTANDING ADVISORY BOARD -EASTERN QUADRANT:




• Zeta Upsilon-Washington University

Outstanding Chapter Advisor • Sarah Benoist (Theta Delta-Creighton) • Karen Miller (Gamma AlphaSan Diego State)

Betty Mullins Jones Panhellenic Participation Award • Delta Kappa-Wisconsin La Crosse • Beta Beta-Michigan State

• Iota Omicron-WPI

• Gamma Omicron-Drake • Theta Nu-Appalachian State EXCELLENCE IN LOYALTY

• Gamma Eta-North Texas • Delta Xi-Nebraska Kearney

Right: Order of the Lamp recipients celebrate following the luncheon.

Most Outstanding Recruitment • Gamma-DePauw • Beta Gamma-Colorado • Theta Kappa-Rochester


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Clockwise from top left: Washington (Sigma) members and advisory members celebrate the chapter’s receipt of the Constellation Award. • Martha Mast (Beta Nu-Duke) presents the Martha Watkins Mast Award of Excellence to Wichita Alumnae Chapter President Shirley Clegg Dieker (Gamma Xi-Wichita State). • Creighton (Theta Delta) Collegiate Chapter President Ellen Prochaska receives the Martha Watkins Mast Award of Excellence. • Foundation Chair Karen McChesney Howe (Gamma SigmaWisconsin Stout) presents Loyola Marymount’s (Zeta Beta) Collegiate Chapter President D’Ana Smith with the International Partner in Philanthropy Award. • Foundation Chair Karen Howe presents Santa Clara’s (Zeta Gamma) Vice President of Chapter Operations Kalina Venugopal with the Western Quadrant’s Excellence in Philanthropy award.

ALUMNAE CHAPTER AWARDS Most Outstanding Alumnae Chapter

Martha Watkins Mast Award of Excellence





Please visit alphaphi.org (keyword: Individual Awards) for photos and detailed information about individual award recipients.

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The Martha Mast Award is presented in honor of longtime Foundation Chairman Martha Watkins Mast (Beta Nu-Duke) to a collegiate and alumnae chapter whose support of the Foundation by education, service and philanthropy is exemplary. COLLEGIATE CHAPTER:

• Theta Delta-Creighton ALUMNAE CHAPTER:

• Wichita alumnae chapter

International Partner in Philanthropy Award

• Wichita alumnae chapter

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Top Overall Collegiate Chapter Donors

• Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara

Constellation Award Recognizing Chapter Cumulative Gifts of $500,000

• Sigma-Washington

Excellence in Philanthropy Award Top Collegiate Chapter Donors by Quadrant EASTERN QUADRANT:

• Eta Epsilon-Villanova NORTHERN QUADRANT:

• Epsilon-Minnesota SOUTHERN QUADRANT:


• Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara

• Sigma-Washington • Zeta Beta-Loyola Marymount Alpha Phi Quarterly


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As Zeta Xi's chapter president, co-captain of the NCAA women’s golf team at Elmhurst and a part-time intern, senior Kayla Hansen knows a few things about balance. She and the three other collegiate athletes on her chapter’s executive council—along with 13 other Zeta Xi athletes—serve as one another’s support systems, both in season and out. Last year, Kayla beat out more than 40 individual players to win Elmhurst’s home tournament, her proudest accomplishment to date.


:: For the Love of Golf “I love the aspect of being part of a team, but also having an individual responsibility for your own score. It really is a unique aspect to a team sport and I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to play in college.”

:: On Leadership “I have made commitments to two large organizations as a leader, and I don’t intend to disappoint either one. Everyone has to make time for a social life, and luckily I get to have a social life, be a leader, gain experience and make a difference in Alpha Phi. It is truly remarkable being able to advertise to potential new members that you CAN be both an athlete and a Greek woman— and excel at both. I am both a chapter president and a co-captain of an NCAA team, and I know it’s a lot to handle. But you can always make time for the things you love.”

:: Lessons Learned through Golf “Golf has taught me patience and diligence. In many other sports, you’re able to achieve a perfect game. In golf, that’s physically impossible. You have to walk onto the course knowing you will make mistakes, knowing you will miss a putt, and still be able to pick yourself up and make your next shot the best one it can be. It’s the only thing you can do to improve your game.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF STEVE WOLTMANN

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Krista Hardbeck (KAPPA-STANFORD)

Recent graduate Krista Hardbeck was introduced to tennis at the age of 4, began playing in lowlevel competitive tournaments around age 7 and took her training to the next level around age 14. In June, Krista was named the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an honor which is presented in each of the 23 sports sponsored by the Pac-12 to recognize student-athletes that are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline. She graduated with a double major, a cumulative 3.80 GPA and two NCAA championships under her belt. In the spring, she concluded arguably the best season of her career, providing the team with experienced leadership as its captain.

:: On Working Together

“I learned how to work with a team during my time as a collegiate athlete. Tennis isn’t a team sport, so I didn’t really understand the give/take relationship you have with teammates until I entered college. You don’t get to choose who your teammates are, but you do have to learn how to work with them effectively whether you like it or not. This lesson is extremely valuable because it’s similar to what happens when you enter the real-world workforce (which is where I currently am).”

:: Female Role Model

“Belgian former professional tennis player Kim Clijsters is a female athlete I really look up to. Not only was she an extremely talented tennis player, she was also a very nice person that everyone liked. It’s really important to not only be known for your skills on the court, but also your character off the court.”

:: Biggest Accomplishment

“Winning the NCAA title my senior year was such an incredible moment. We had a very up and down season, but somehow managed to pull everything together at just the right time. Everyone had written us off, but we continued to work hard and it ended up paying off. I had amazing teammates who inspired each other to do our best both on and off the court. I feel very fortunate that I was able to compete for the Stanford Women’s Tennis Team.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF STANFORD ATHLETICS


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Alli Peterson (NU-NEBRASKA)

Junior Alli Peterson was introduced to soccer at the age of 4 and joined her first club team at the age of 7. Ten years later, she accomplished a lifelong goal when the University of Nebraska offered her a Division I scholarship to play for the Huskers. During the 2015 season, Alli started all 17 games and helped the defense record six shutouts. In the season finale against Maryland on Oct. 28, 2015, Alli scored the first goal of her career and the game-winner in the 81st minute. She has been recognized with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2015), the Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016) and the honor of Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016).

:: Why She Loves the Sport

“I love how physical and aggressive it is. I also love how there are no set plays or rules. You have the ability to be creative and decide how to dictate the ball and the game.”

:: On Learning Through Soccer

“My sport has taught me more than anything I could learn in a classroom. It has taught me that with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a lot of heart, you can accomplish any goals you set your mind to. Through my teammates and coaches I have been shown what it means to be a part of something bigger than myself, how to work towards a common goal and hold myself accountable for the sake of my teammates. It has taught me how to become a better leader through positive motivation and effective communication. Overall, it has given me confidence in all aspects of my life and has shaped me into the woman I am today.”

:: Who Inspires Alli

“I admire players from the Women’s National Team like Mia Hamm, who helped pave the way for women’s soccer in the U.S., and current players like Julie Johnston (who plays center back, the same position as I play), and competes with grit and heart. I also look up to the youth players I have the privilege of coaching because their young hearts serve as a constant reminder to me of why we play this game in the first place—purely for the love of the sport.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCOTT BRUHN

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:: On Staying Involved “In middle and high school, I stayed involved with tennis because of the desire to win and continuously improve. That definitely still rings true, but in college, it’s also my teammates and coach. My teammates have become some of my best friends, and I’m so thankful that tennis brought us together.”

:: On Time Management


Chrissy Simon



Chrissy Simon began her love affair with tennis at the age of 5, shortly after her father introduced her to the sport. He continued to coach her until the age of 18, when she left to play Division III athletics at Johns Hopkins. Now in her sophomore year, Chrissy has already made her mark: She was named Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year, finished 12-0 in singles and 8-1 in doubles; went 7-0 and 5-0 in conference play singles and doubles, respectively, won Blue 1 singles draw and advanced to the finals of Blue 1 doubles draw at the ITA Southeast Regional tournament. She is also the co-founder of Racquets for Life, which helps disadvantaged children increase their self-esteem and self-discipline through racquet sports.


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“Being a collegiate athlete has taught me good time management skills. I have a calendar and write down all dates of exams, club meetings, practices, matches, etc. If there are any conflicts, I identify them right away and figure out how to make it work. For example, sometimes I’ll have an exam the same day we’re traveling for a tournament. If I figure this out early on and notify my professor, most of the time they are willing to work with me and make accommodations.”

:: Proudest Moment “Definitely playing my first match as a Blue Jay. It was last fall, at the ITA Southeast Regional tournament, and it was a doubles match that I played with my partner, Kim Zou. Olivia Kasten, a senior on the team who graduated last year, was on the court coaching us during the match. It was an amazing feeling looking up at my teammates watching my match and realizing that I’m not just playing for myself, I’m playing for my team. Hearing them cheer when I won a point was the best feeling. Kim and I ended up advancing to the finals of the Blue 1 doubles draw in that tournament. We actually grew up in neighboring towns and would often see each other in junior tournaments. It was awesome getting to play my first match with her.”

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As soon as Katie Gibson could walk, she was on skis. Skiing runs in the family, as her grandparents and parents both met in their local ski clubs, and when her brother received his first pair of skis as a gift, Katie put up a fight until she received a pair too. Now, in her final year at Harvard, Katie will lead the co-ed alpine skiing team as its captain during the 2016-17 season.

:: On Passion for the Sport

:: Biggest Accomplishment To-Date

“My dad always told me that if I wasn’t having fun, then I shouldn’t continue racing. Yet here we are, at age 22, and I still feel a jump in my heart when I step into my skis every single day. I just love the speed (up to 80 mph!) and the energy you can get out of a good turn; it’s a huge adrenaline rush. Even though skiing is very much an individual sport, my coaches, family and teammates have made it into a community for me.”

“My proudest moment has been becoming captain of the ski team at the start of my junior year and watching my teammates become the tight-knit, hardworking and driven group that they are, despite the challenges we face as a ski team in an urban setting. After breaking both my feet in a horse trailer accident last year while at home in Canada, and then my ankle last fall in a rock-climbing mishap, it was a huge boost in morale to have my team put their faith in me as a leader despite my injuries. We have a long way to go, but leading the team into my last season of racing is an absolute honor and I am proud of every single one of my teammates.”

:: On Balance “Being a collegiate athlete is a challenge, but rewarding. Sometimes you have to take a step back from your sport and focus on what you need. It’s important to listen to your body and get more sleep when you recognize symptoms of sickness, get academic help when you need it or hang out with your Alpha Phi sisters if you need to decompress.”

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Ashley Phillips


Growing up, Ashley Phillips played softball, volleyball and basketball, but it was the physicality of soccer that eventually prompted her to focus entirely on the sport. Now, at close to six-feet tall, Ashley is a starter on the Division II soccer team at Texas A&M Commerce. She led the team to win their third championship in a row—the only female sport on campus to do so. Last fall, she scored the winning goal in the second overtime of the NCAA conference tournament in Texas A&M Commerce’s biggest and most climactic game of the season against Angelo State University.

:: On Women in Athletics “I love the intensity of running up and down the field, the bruises and scratches—battle scars I can’t wait to brag about. On the field, I’m as equally aggressive and skilled as a guy: I run the same field, make the same slide tackles, take the same shots and can throw the exact same tricks as any male. Soccer makes me feel like an all-around athlete: I have to be able to run for 90 minutes, sprint and change directions, go in for intense physical collisions knowing that it’s most definitely going to hurt and be able to throw my body in the air to head the ball and block a kick or shot.”

:: Stepping onto the Field “I step under those Friday night lights and feel like I can truly show who I am and what I am capable of. I have a 90-minute window to feel like Wonder Woman and make epic plays that will turn into great stories later. I also have the opportunity to make unique memories with my teammates that couldn’t be made anywhere else.”

:: On Her Teammates “This sport has taught me that your teammates are never simply just teammates; they have the ability to become family and you form bonds that go beyond shared bruises and grass stains.”


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FROM THE COURT TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM Two former collegiate athletes share how their undergraduate sports experience directly impacted their lives post-graduation. Here’s a breakdown of how these accomplished alumnae translated their skills from the court and the pool to their full-time professions. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS


Courtney Considine

Jing Li



In 2013, as a sophomore at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., Courtney Considine founded the women’s club basketball team. She did so after realizing the university had a competitive men’s basketball team—but didn’t offer the same opportunity for women. Courtney took action, working with the intramural department to gain club status, formed an executive council and even earned grant money. She also held 10 internships throughout college, 7 of which were sports-related, including a stint with U.S.A. Gymnastics and a role in the game operations department of the Indiana Pacers. Now, Courtney works in the premium sales department as an account executive for the San Francisco 49ers.

Not only did alumna Jing Li swim all four years at Georgia Tech, she was also a founding member of the Iota Mu chapter. A high school state champion, Jing specialized in swimming distance free and fly events during her collegiate career at Georgia Tech, racing the 1,000 free, 500 free and 200 fly at dual meets. While balancing swimming, academics, and Alpha Phi, Jing also worked at the Georgia Tech Design Intelligence lab, where she researched human-computer interaction and worked on her senior design project with the World Food Programme. Her dedication paid off when she was named to the ACC Conference Academic Honor Roll and won the ACC Top 6 for Service award after leading the Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving program’s Relay for Life fundraising efforts. Now, Jing works as a management consultant, where she utilizes skills learned through her sport on a day-to-day basis.

:: How did your experience in collegiate athletics help you when you entered the real world? The major thing I think I learned is putting in the hours when no one is looking. Work the late nights or weekends if you need to because it will show later. That one extra shot before I leave the court or the one extra phone call I make in the office could be the difference between a game winning shot or a sale. :: What advice can you offer collegians looking to break into the sports industry? Connections are EVERYTHING in the sports world. Try to make as many

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contacts as you can in college through networking and internships. Volunteering is also a great way to meet the right people. Grab some Alpha Phi sisters and volunteer at a sporting event. Volunteering can also be a great way to see behind the scenes at some pretty cool events—such as the U. S.A. Gymnastics Women’s Olympic Trials. Also, be strong. This is a male-dominated field, so it can be hard at times. As long as you are a strong woman, like Alpha Phis tend to be, you can do it. Don’t let anything intimidate you. Would the Founders of Alpha Phi let that happen? If they did, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Blaze the trail.

:: How did your experience in collegiate athletics help you when you entered the real world? Being a Division I collegiate athlete and studying engineering definitely taught me the importance of time management and taught me to work in cross-functional teams. I also gained the ability to work with people from all different backgrounds, with different strengths and skillsets. Swimming showed me that success does not only come from raw talent and athletic ability, but also hard work and dedication. You have to be tenacious and willing

to fight for yourself and your team in order to succeed at the Division I collegiate athletics level—and in your career. :: What advice can you offer collegians looking to break into the sports industry? Work hard both in and out of the water—or on and off the field! Collegiate athletics is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but only lasts four years. Your lifelong commitment to academic excellence will translate into the next chapter of your life, once you graduate from college and begin your career.

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Although alumna Emily Watts was a collegiate track and field and cross country runner, it wasn’t until after graduation that she began her journey into the world of Ironman: a multi-event competition including a consecutive triathlon of swimming, cycling and running. To date, Emily has competed in more than 10 races, the most recent being the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Australia, where she placed 20th in the world. On Oct. 8, she will compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, which will be televised on NBC. Emily also works as the sports marketing manager for Specialized Bicycles, where she oversees the company's professional athletes and their marketing to ensure they’re set up for success.






:: Tell us about the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Australia.

It’s incredible that a competition opportunity like this exists. I will always remember that I got to toe a start line against the fastest women in the world. And, that is pretty darn cool! After 70.3 miles of hard racing, the finish line is the definition of relief. I left everything I had out on that Australian course, including lots of salt: ocean water, sweat and a few tears. When I crossed that finish line I was relieved—​ and proud that I was able to survive the build-up, push through the hardest miles with the best of ‘em and hold onto the fact that the 70.3 World Championships was a once-in-a-lifetime milestone. And finishing 20th in the world feels pretty awesome, too!




:: How will the pressure of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii be different?

The “A” race: that’s what we triathletes call our most important race of the season. Kona, The Ironman World Championships (insert NBC dramatic theme song), is my “A” race. I will double the distance of the 70.3 World Championship and test the fitness I’ve been building for nine months. All the normal pressures of a big race will of course linger, but the main thing that makes Kona different (minus the wind, heat and humidity) is the mental toughness one must have in order to be successful on the Big Island. This race requires you to go to war with yourself.  26

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Alumna Publishes Finance Book for Children


In August, RACHEL GOLDSTEIN GOTTLIEB (Eta Psi-Lehigh) published her children’s book “Zac’s Dollar Dilemma” (ISBN: 0692604073), which introduces children to money and helps parents start the conversation on spending, saving, giving and investing. The book, intended for preschool/early elementary school children, is rhyming, repeatable and relatable, and concludes with tips for parents to help implement these principals. “Money and its value is a mystery for kids,” Rachel says. “It’s something that is stuffed into a piggy bank, given to them by the tooth fairy or a birthday gift or allowance used to buy things online or at the mall. Parents tell their children, ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees,’ but

their child earns a dollar or is given money, parents don’t explain options to their children or explore the possibilities.” Rachel says this book aims to help parents have conversations with their children around the dollars and cents, the value of money and how to spend, save, give and invest. Rachel is a senior vice president of wealth management, a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner™ and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ at UBS Financial Services, Inc., where she manages more than $350 million in assets. Rachel was recognized in 2014 and 2015 as one of the top 35 under 35 advisors at her company and has been quoted as an expert in numerous publications. In her first book, Rachel combines her experience and wisdom as a financial advisor and a mom. She lives in Westchester, N.Y., with her husband and two children. 


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Sister Is One of Top 30 Most Creative Women in Advertising Sisters Are Bridesmaids in Alpha Phi Wedding

In March 2016, “Business Insider”


ranked alumna BRANDY COLE

Small World Meet-up in Spain

(Gamma Eta-North Texas) as one of the 30 Most Creative Women in

Four sisters enjoyed an evening

Advertising. In early summer, she

of Flamenco in Madrid during

was invited to the White House

a two-week trip to Portugal and Spain. Pictured are (from

to participate in the United State


of Women Summit to discuss

(Beta Alpha-Illinois), JANET

gender equality and discuss solutions to the challenges


women and girls still face in our country and around

Texas), the Flamenco trio, LINDA SCHRAUB RAY (Omega-Texas) and

the world. Four sisters from the University of Wisconsin (Iota) reunited for MAGGIE THORESON SUDIMACK’S wedding in Arizona. The fifth bridesmaid is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. The women traveled from four different states and even across international waters for the wedding. Pictured (left to right) are: CAROLYN TALASKE, AMANDA BROOKER, ALYSSA CONNOLLY, MAGGIE THORESON SUDIMACK, COLLEEN KOEBLE JOHNSON (all Iota-Wisconsin) and LINDSAY BEMBENEK (Kappa

Alpha Theta).


Brandy, a senior art director at TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles,


spent the past year working with massive brands, including The Grammy Awards, Bud Light, PepsiCo, Nissan, Kraft and Buffalo Wild Wings. As a music lover, Brandy not only creates ads for the Grammys, she is also a member of the Recording Academy (“a lifelong dream”), and recently worked as a senior art director on a short film for Kendrick Lamar, “Compton: Witness Greatness,” as the kickoff to this year’s Grammys. When she’s not working, Brandy makes time for passion projects, including the betterment of animal welfare. She has also stayed with tribes in the Amazon, walked a protest in France, camped off the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, traveled the world photographing graffiti and much more. To learn more about Brandy, visit brandy-cole.squarespace.com.


Sister Continues Alpha Phi Legacy in Oklahoma BREEA MCCORKLE CLARK (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) recently won a seat to

the Norman City Council. This was the same election cycle that MAYOR CINDY SIMON ROSENTHAL (Beta-Northwestern) decided not to run for

re-election for the mayoral seat she has held since 2007. She was the first popularly elected female mayor of Norman, Okla. Both Breea and Cindy have been involved with the Phi chapter at Oklahoma since living in Norman.

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Former Chapter President Is Miss Nebraska Sister Is Founder of Military-Focused Nonprofit

Nicole recently spoke at the Seattle alumnae chapter’s Founders’ Day event, and later this month she will speak at a NATO conference in Turkey.

Seattle’s Alumnae Chapter Gets a Makeover The Greater Seattle Area Alpha

Alumna NICOLE MAZIKOWSKI ALEXANDER (Sigma-Washington), a major in the Army with 12 years of service, is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization PROMOTE. PROMOTE seeks to educate and connect leaders within special operations in order to provide support to the professional career goals of young women in the military. Nicole is currently stationed in Monterey, Calif., at the Naval Postgraduate School, where the Army has sent her to earn a master’s degree. Nicole works in civil affairs, coordinating with the governments of other nations both at the local and national level to help them provide services to their communities. She works on everything from education to healthcare to water and food issues, including humanitarian assistance and disaster response when needed.


Phi (GSAAP) alumnae chapter recently underwent changes to propel the chapter forward. Alumna MARY-KELLY GAEBEL RICH (Sigma-Washington) was appointed president in late May, along with a brand new executive council. Over the summer, the chapter unveiled a new website (seattlealphaphi. com), where members can find out about upcoming events, view important membership information and learn more NORTH PLATTE, NEB.

In June, former Nebraska (Nu) Chapter President ALEAH PETERS was named Miss Nebraska. Aleah was crowned after nearly a week of competition that narrowed the finalists to

about the leadership of the chapter. The chapter also established an Instagram account (@seattlealphaphialum). In honor of Founders’ Day, alumnae hosted their first event

10 young women. Aleah, a communication

as a re-engaged chapter on Oct.

studies major, earned a scholarship in talent,

9, 2016, at the Seattle Yacht

in addition to a $1,000 cash scholarship for

Club. The event featured speaker

the Miss America Community Service Award.

Nicole Mazikowski Alexander

Her platform is cyberbullying prevention. In September, she competed in the 96th Miss America Competition, which aired live on ABC.

(Sigma-Washington), a major in the Army with 12 years of service under her belt. (See “Sister Is Founder of Military-Focused Nonprofit” at far left.)


Alumnae Chapter Plans for Collegiate Milestone

This summer, the Southwestern Ontario alumnae chapter hosted its fifth annual general meeting. Alumnae brought their favorite dishes, formed a new executive council (which grew from one to four members) and discussed Western University’s (Theta Eta) upcoming 25th anniversary celebration. Pictured are (from left): BETHANY GILLINGHAM (Theta Eta-Western University), KRISTEN CHENG (Eta Chi-Bishop’s), CASSIE CARANCI (Theta Eta-Western University) and EMILY CAMPBELL (Theta Eta-Western University) at the fifth annual general meeting. 3 0

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Sister Receives Lifetime Achievement Award (Epsilon Rho-UC Davis) received the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Brianna is the founder of the Mr. Marina Competition, an annual event that benefits blood cancer research and patient services, while bringing together young professionals in San Francisco. Since its inception in 2012, the event has raised more than $700,000 for LLS.


In 2008, Brianna’s dad was diagnosed with leukemia and she connected with the local chapter of LLS to begin fundraising. Four years later, she was nominated for the San Francisco Woman of the Year award, and as part of the award nomination, she launched a 10-week fundraising campaign that included the Mr. Marina Competition. The event’s success eventually led to Brianna being named the LLS Woman of the Year. Learn more about Mr. Marina at mrmarina.com.

DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS During the spring meeting of the Denton County alumnae chapter, SUSAN POLLARD HICKS and JANE KIKER NIBLETT (both Gamma Eta-

North Texas) were each presented with a 50-year pin and certificate by Alumnae Chapter President Sandra Hoenig (Gamma Eta-North Texas). Susan and Jane became members of the Gamma Eta chapter in 1966, and have remained active in the alumnae world for many years. Jane’s daughter Candace Niblett Plaza (Gamma Eta-North Texas) also joined the alumnae chapter to celebrate these women’s milestone anniversaries.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Sister ELLYSSE CANALES (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s) hosted the San Antonio alumnae chapter’s annual family day picnic and pool party this summer.

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. The Orange County alumnae chapter hosts monthly brunches and happy hours and encourages local alumnae to attend. The next event will be a social gathering with the local Sigma Chi Fraternity alumnae group. Stay tuned for more information by


A Greek Reunion in the Big Apple

joining the chapter’s

The NYC Metro alumnae chapter co-hosted an event with the Phi Kappa

(keyword: Orange

Psi Alumni Association and the American Leadership Association on July 7. Alumnae enjoyed meeting other Greeks in the city. The chapter

Facebook group County Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter).

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West Chester (Epsilon Kappa) alumnae enjoyed a

More than 40 Indiana (Beta Tau) alumnae from the early 1980s

happy hour reunion in Philadelphia and celebrated the

gathered at a reunion in September. Highlights of the weekend

chapter’s 35th anniversary.

included meeting at the chapter house for lunch, a tour and a slideshow including photos of the chapter throughout the years.

SHIPPENSBURG, PA. On June 4 nearly 60 Shippensburg (Theta Xi) alumnae gathered for brunch hosted by the collegiate chapter. Following brunch, sisters attended Shippensburg University’s alumni reunion.

ST. LOUIS, MO. In August, Missouri (Omicron) alumnae celebrated many years of friendship and sisterhood at a luncheon at Cafe Provençal restaurant. Pictured are (bottom, from left): HELEN HARROLD MOODY, LINDA GROVER HORTON , BETH BEYER BUCHHOLD , (top, from left) ALICE JONES PHILPOTT, BARBARA TAYLOR RIEPL , JAYNE GEBAUER KASTEN , SUSAN DENNING HINTON , CAROL KIMKER DERINGTON and JUDITH SOHNS RUNK . All were initiated

into the Omicron chapter between 1957 and 1960, except for Beth Buchold, who was initiated at Drury (Gamma Gamma) and later transferred to Missouri. 

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Silent Chapter

“This is goodnight, but not goodbye.”

Adrian (Delta Eta)

Idaho (Beta Zeta)

Benja Filkill (‘62), Aug. 16, 2014.

Molly Wilson Laubenstein (‘43), May 1, 2016.

Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

Illinois (Beta Alpha)

Jacquelin Bowen Allen (‘56), May 9, 2016. Dorothy Houston Bowers (‘41), May 28, 2016. Raclare Cordis Kanal (‘51), Feb. 24, 2016.

Patricia Forbes Hamilton (‘48), June 2, 2016.

Indiana (Beta Tau)

Connie Payton (‘72), June 20, 2016.

Bowling Green (Beta Omicron)

Iowa (Delta Epsilon) Georgia Reithal (‘68), June 22, 2016.

Alice Walbolt Nightingale (‘43), May 5, 2016. Judy Hamann Parlette (‘55), June 24, 2016. Mary Werner Zimmerman (‘46), July 16, 2016.

Kent State (Beta Omega)

Dorothy Schoner Hanlon (‘49), June 5, 2016.

Linfield (Theta Alpha)

Butler (Epsilon Beta)

Brittany Hartzell (‘97), July 10, 2016.

Julia Weber (‘76), July 28, 2016.

Miami University (Gamma Nu)

Colorado (Beta Gamma) Susan Wolter Foerster (‘59), May 1, 2016. Marjorie Haggard Lewis (‘40), July 10, 2016.

Carrie Glasscock (‘93), June 7, 2016.

Michigan (Theta)

Rebecca Knowlton Dickson (‘75), July 21, 2016. Ella Wade Fox (‘35), June 8, 2016. Ruth Spillman (‘50), June 1, 2016.

Cornell (Delta)

Mary Close Bean (‘40), April 12, 2016.

Denison (Beta Kappa)

Barbara Meyer Badger (‘53), May 27, 2016. Jean Zeigler Fischer (‘52), July 4, 2016. Miriam Cober Smith (‘48), June 10, 2015. Ardath Dale Zoppell (‘50), July 5, 2016.

Michigan State (Beta Beta)

Helen Nims Anderson (‘38), April 5, 2016. Caroline Braun Bergren (‘40), April 13, 2016. Mary‑Jean Wood Brooks (‘40), May 7, 2016. Gunvor Bergishagen Lynch (‘44), June 19, 2016. Margaret Mcardle Mattimoe (‘51), April 19, 2016.

DePauw (Gamma)

Barbara Murphy Gant (‘62), June 16, 2016.

Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) Christina Kollar (‘97), April 19, 2016.

East Carolina (Delta Alpha)

Minnesota (Epsilon)

Heather Bachmann Carter (‘86), July 5, 2016.

Jean Sneve Raleigh (‘39), Dec. 1, 2013.

Evansville (Epsilon Pi)

Lois Dye Smith (‘47), April 19, 2016.

Montana (Chi)

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Nebraska (Nu)

Pamela Burger (‘71), June 27, 2016. Meredith Overpeck Duncan (‘35), June 8, 2016. Elinor Lykke Rademacher (‘46), June 13, 2016.

— “Linger” Oregon (Tau)

Joanne Frydenlund Carlson (‘47), June 25, 2016. Melissa Dennis Davies (‘81), April 9, 2016. Marilyn Moore Jacobson (‘45), Sept. 25, 2013.

Nebraska Kearney (Delta Xi)

Oregon State (Beta Upsilon)

Northern Colorado

Sacramento State (Epsilon Gamma)

Marsha Shada (‘66), May 25, 2016.

Betty Wolverton (‘83), May 4, 2016.

North Dakota (Pi)

Alice Banik Aubert (‘53), July 12, 2016.

North Texas (Gamma Eta)

Leslie Bailey (‘83), Oct. 8, 2007.

Northwestern (Beta)

Marcia Baldwin (‘55), April 3, 2016. Darlene Sharp Fiske (‘48), June 1, 2016. Elizabeth Fisher McMillen (‘34), July 1, 2014. Jean Steele Schulze (‘45), June 30, 2016.

Ohio State (Rho)

Patricia Kirk Caston (‘42), June 23, 2016. Peggy Purkey Eagle (‘53), June 22, 2016. Joan Mylander Gehle (‘49), April 21, 2016. Grace Balyard Miller (‘49), March 15, 2016. Mary Goff Trunick (‘47), May 2, 2016. Ruth Stockdale Woolpert (‘36), Aug. 21, 2015.

Oklahoma (Phi)

Bobbie Adrian (‘46), Feb.18, 2016. Betty Blanton Matson (‘49), May 9, 2016. Roberta Dunnington Stuckey (‘61), March 6, 2016.

Silent Chapter announcements may be submitted at alphaphi.org (keyword: silent chapter) or to quarterly@alphaphi.org. Please note: year listed in parentheses is year of initiation.

Carol Primrose Enden (‘61), May 26, 2016.

Rebecca Cence Horsley (‘90), June 23, 2016.

San Jose State (Beta Psi)

Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

Katherine Myers (‘14), June 29, 2016 Julia Redding Weber (‘58), July 28, 2016.

UC Berkeley (Lambda)

Jane Baker Lotter (‘44), Feb. 28, 2016. Susan Ulrich Metheny (‘56), June 25, 2016. Joan Lesley Prucha (‘50), May 11, 2016.

UCLA (Beta Delta)

Mertice Gunther Brand (‘40), May 18, 2016. Joyce Guinn Wohlwend (‘51), May 30, 2016.

Eleanor Breschini Martin (‘49), May 8, 2016 Joan Bagley Perrone (‘59), April 6, 2016.

USC (Beta Pi)

South Dakota (Psi)

Rita Gilbert Reese (‘48), May 23, 2016.

Patricia Mickelson Adam (‘55), June 22, 2016.

Syracuse (Alpha)

Patricia Wainwright Pollina (‘55), July 1, 2016. Barbara White Schilling (‘41), July 7, 2016. Charmian Dixon Strode (‘44), May 29, 2016.

Texas (Omega)

Sue Craddock McKinney (‘41), June 3, 2016. Mary Garner Obremskey (‘63), April 21, 2016. Elizabeth Passmore Rider (‘58), Feb.16, 2016. Barbara Cline Tuttle (‘56), Dec. 11, 2013.

Texas A&M (Epsilon Omega)

Nancy Gilead Russell (‘79), Oct. 22, 2012.

Texas A&M Commerce (Delta Beta)

Barbara Hesse (‘51), April 16, 2016.

Utah (Beta Sigma)

Washburn (Upsilon)

Ann Moden Baker (‘47), April 13, 2016. Connie Light Barngrover (‘59), May 6, 2016. Joanne Couch Deyton (‘42), May 3, 2016.

Washington (Sigma)

Lois Wilson Berry (‘38), June 23, 2016. Pauline Enger Christy (‘43), May 20, 2016. Barbara Rhodes Frederick (‘48), May 6, 2016. Helen Laughlin King (‘42), April 28, 2016.

Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

Myrna Stith Campbell (‘59), May 16, 2016.

Wisconsin (Iota)

Kate Slattery (‘08), June 22, 2016. 

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Where We Live

Alpha Phi’s Housing Department Hosts Two Academies



logistics that contribute to creating and maintaining safe and beautiful living spaces for Alpha Phi’s collegiate women. In the summer, Alpha Phi’s housing department hosted two academies to recognize and energize the women who directly impact the success of collegiate housing: Housing Academy and the House Director Conference.

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HOUSING ACADEMY The 2016 Housing Academy was held in conjunction with the 71st Biennial Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. House corporation board (HCB) members and chapter property committee (CPC) members were invited to attend a weekend of training, learning, sharing and strategizing with Alpha Phi’s housing department. This year, 32 housing volunteers from 22 chapters convened in Cleveland.

“This experience has been amazing, and much needed. I felt the conference was very informative and my questions were answered. I am coming away feeling more positive, appreciated and supported.” — ANONYMOUS SURVEY RESPONDENT

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Housing volunteers are alumnae members with specialties in the areas of real estate, human resources, interior design, property management, business, financial planning, project management, architecture/construction and much more. They work diligently with our chapter members to update policies, manage the day-to-day aspects of our facilities, oversee finances and assist with interior design. Sessions at Housing Academy covered best practices in all of the aforementioned areas, and also offered volunteers the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Alpha Phi’s housing department staff to address specific questions based on their chapter’s needs.

HOUSE DIRECTOR CONFERENCE Alpha Phi’s inaugural House Director Conference was held at the Kentucky (Iota Nu) chapter house from July 12-14. Seventeen house directors from across the country joined Alpha Phi staff members in Lexington for educational sessions, brainstorming, sharing best practices and socializing. House directors work under the direction of HCB volunteers to maintain a gracious, well-organized, fiscally sound, safe and secure, smoothly operating sorority house. House directors are onsite at the facilities overnight, seven nights per week, where they work closely with collegiate chapter members. Conference sessions for house directors included an overview of the Alpha Phi “family tree,” tricky topics and tactful tips; vendor selection and management; property management practices and documentation; and many more. Three Alpha Phi Executive Office staff members were in attendance: Director of Housing Tonya Ryan (Phi-Oklahoma), Program Manager of Collegiate Housing Crista Kieffer (Gamma Rho-Penn State) and Program Manager of Collegiate Finance Kary Huffman (Beta PsiSan Jose State). Tonya, Crista, Kary and industry professionals led all

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programming events at the conference. The week concluded with attendees grouping together to compose their own House Director mission statements. The following statements reflect on their roles in their facilities and what it means for our collegiate women:

ABOVE: Housing volunteers join Alpha Phi Executive Office staff for Housing Academy in Cleveland, Ohio. BELOW: Alpha Phi house directors and members of the Alpha Phi Executive Office enjoy the conference in Kentucky.

“We, the Alpha Phi house directors, create and support our chapter houses to provide a safe haven for our members as we guide, nurture and prepare them for successful futures.” “As house directors, we passionately care for the heart of future leaders and the home they reside in.” “We, the house directors of Alpha Phi, strive to create a safe and supportive environment that empowers our gifted women to achieve their goals for the future confidently and with integrity.” The housing department will host both training events again next summer, and they look forward to meeting many more house directors and volunteers from across the nation!  For more information on House Directors Conference and Housing Academy, please contact Crista Kieffer at ckieffer@alphaphi.org.

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Sister Serves as Role Model for Women in STEM



Florida Tech) is a senior ocean engineering major whose team recently won Best in Show in Ocean Engineering at the 2016 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase. The team was recognized for its remotely operated sea crawler (ROSCoV), which is designed for unmanned underwater exploration. “I loved working on this project because it involved every aspect of my major and helped me narrow my field of interest,” Brooklynn told Florida Tech’s online paper eCurrent in June. “It made me realize the need for further advancements in exploration of the underwater world, as little is known about our oceans.” Brooklynn, who is originally from Tennessee, says that her fascination with the ocean was what ultimately brought her to Florida for school. During her time as an undergraduate, she has served as secretary and president of the Marine Technology Society and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and she is American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) dive certified. “My dream is to be able to help innovate more sustainable ways of harnessing the ocean’s energy, along with helping design sufficient means of underwater exploration.” While Brooklynn has utilized her positive attitude and drive to overcome the stigma of women in STEM, she admits that there is still much work to be done. “Both men and women need to work on breaking the stigma,” she told eCurrent. “This shows younger girls that these subjects and fields are easily within reach. The younger generation is looking to us and we need to be the role models they deserve.” 

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My dream is to be able to help innovate more sustainable ways of harnessing the ocean’s energy, along with helping design sufficient means of underwater exploration.

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From the Quad


Chapter Takes First Place in Cycling Event CSU NORTHRIDGE, EPSILON UPSILON

Collegian Named San Fernando Alumnae Association Achievement Winner Collegian JESSICA GORDON (Epsilon UpsilonCSU Northridge) was honored with the 2016 San Fernando Valley Alumnae Association’s Achievement Award. Alumna Melissa Friedman (Eta ThetaSan Francisco State) is the Alpha Phi representative. This is the first time an Alpha Phi has won the award, and Jessica was presented with her certificate at a luncheon in May. The scholarship is available every year, with 14 Alpha Phi chapters eligible. Jessica is majoring in biology with plans to attend dental school following graduation. She recently traveled to Tanzania, one of the world’s poorest countries, to provide dental relief to those in need. The San Fernando Valley Alumnae Association is a nonprofit association aimed at assisting collegiate sorority women with school fees through its annual Achievement Award. Each year, the association accepts applications and chooses an award recipient based on involvement in Greek life, in the community and on campus, in addition to classroom achievement. For more information on the San Fernando Valley Alumnae Association, please visit sanfernandovalleyapa.org. 3 8

In April, the women of DePauw (Gamma) won first place in the university’s 2016 Little Five cycling event. Collegian Cara Callahan’s first-place individual victory contributed to the team’s overall first-place win for the event. Little Five has been a tradition on DePauw’s campus since 1956. Pictured are (from top left): Keeley McFall, Sheela Jayaraman, Paige Bixler, (from bottom left) Megan Mullin, Perrin Duncan and Cara Callahan (all Gamma-DePauw).


Collegian Is Elected Student Body President In March, sister TARA BANSAL (Beta NuDuke) was elected Student Government president. She is the third Alpha Phi to serve as president at Duke in the past five years. Sister STEFANI JONES served as Student Government president from 201314 and sister Keizra Mecklai served from 2015-16. Tara is a senior pursuing a double major in public policy and global health with a minor in economics. On campus, she is a debater, men’s rowing coxswain, Lasya dancer, djembe ensemble percussionist and a proud Tortuga House council member.

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Harvard Sisters Honored with Thesis Project Prizes


Harvard (Iota Tau) sisters ELIZABETH MELAMPY and

Chapter Members Travel to Nicaragua for Service Project

Sisters TAYLOR DAVIS and KYLIE VAN HOSEN (both Iota Xi-Denver) serve on the leadership board for the Denver chapter of Global Brigades, an international nonprofit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams. Last March, Taylor and Kylie went on a medical and water brigade to northern Nicaragua. They set up a medical clinic and had the opportunity to treat more than 1,000 patients while helping the rural community build a sustainable water source. Taylor is currently responsible for all ongoing and future brigades and helps to oversee and coordinate these trips, while Kylie serves as the president of the medical brigade in Denver.



Two Collegiate Chapters Move into New Housing Spaces This fall, 18 sisters from Bowling Green (Beta Omicron) will move into the new Alpha Phi facility built as a part of the newly finished Greek Village on campus. Members at Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) will also move into a universityowned space as part of the campus’ Greek Mansions. Theta Phi was one of four out of 18 Greek organizations selected to live in the new facilities.

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were honored with prizes for their senior thesis projects. Elizabeth won a Hoopes Prize for her comparative religion thesis: “How to Read Body Language: Constructions of Power, Women and ’The Gaze’ in Early Christianity.” The Hoopes Prize is awarded annually to a handful of Harvard seniors for excellence in their respective fields of study. Vanessa won the Albert M. Fulton prize for Best Thesis in Sociology for her thesis entitled “Women in Firehouses and Finance Firms: Experiences of Gender, Class and the Intersection.”

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From the Quad



Alpha Phi Mother and Legacy Establish Scholarship at USC



Foundation (thelatslegacyfoundation.org) to honor the life of Dave Latter, Cathy’s ex-husband and Briana’s father. Dave, a standout pitcher for the USC Trojans from 1985-89, was drafted out of college and played professionally for the Oakland Athletics and various other teams before retiring in 1995. Dave tragically passed in October 2014 at the age of 48 due to complications from a heart infection. “It was bittersweet, Briana receiving her USC acceptance letter,” Cathy says, “And knowing he wasn’t here to share the triumph.” In the months that followed, Briana and her then 13-year-old brother decided to create a foundation in honor of their father, and thus established The Lats Legacy Foundation, named for his nickname on the field:

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“Lats.” On the one-year anniversary of Dave’s death, the Foundation partnered with USC to launch the USC Lats Legacy Baseball Scholarship. This annual scholarship will benefit a player who exemplifies the characteristics that distinguished Dave: leadership on the field and academic excellence off the field. “We wanted to use the Foundation to not only keep his memory alive, but to also be the springboard for a scholarship in his name that would help USC Trojan baseball players continue living the dream he did,” Cathy says. “I’m so proud of Briana paying it forward so that other students can continue living the dream her dad did. It is, in my humble opinion, what Alpha Phi is known for: scholarship, loyalty and service.” ​The first USC Lats Legacy Baseball Scholarship will be awarded this fall. To learn more, visit thelatslegacyfoundation.org. 

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Sister Named University Woman of the Year Last spring, 2016 graduate PEYTON HOWARD (Gamma XiWichita State) was named Wichita State University Woman of the Year, one of the most prestigious honors a Wichita State student can receive. Since the program’s inception in 1917, more than 1,000 students have been selected for this honor. Less than one percent of all Wichita State students receive this distinction. Selection is based on a student’s commitment to academic excellence, involvement on campus and contribution to the community, academic standing and oral and written communication skills.

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Collegian Brings Volunteer Organization to Campus Collegiate member LAURA COX (Delta Xi-Nebraska Kearney) brought the Volunteers Around the World (VAW) organization to the Nebraska Kearney campus and serves as the campus’ medical outreach team leader. VAW is a non-governmental organization devoted to improving the standard of living for those that reside in some of the most poverty-stricken communities in the world. The organization’s focus is to provide communities with access to medical and dental treatment,

medication, nutritional security, clean water and health education. With the help of the VAW executive board, Laura was able to plan two mission trips: one to Panama and the other to Peru. The chapter was lucky enough to send 10 sisters with Laura and other members of VAW to Panama in May. Laura is pursuing a degree in psychobiology, with hopes of becoming a physician assistant specializing in pediatrics following graduation.

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Sister Honored with AllConference Lacrosse Accolade For the second year in a row, sister MARY GORMLEY (Theta ZetaFlorida Tech) was one of 26 women’s lacrosse studentathletes recognized with All-Sunshine State Conference (SSC) honors. Voting for the All-SSC Women’s Lacrosse Team was conducted by the league’s head coaches. Mary, who plays midfield for the Panthers, started all 17 games during the 2016 season, recording 29 points on 20 goals and nine assists.

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Collegian Wins First Place in Age Division Collegian ALLY MALECHA (Iota XiDenver) successfully completed the Boston Marathon on April 18, winning first place for her age division and gender with a time of 3:32:47. Ally far surpassed the expectation for her age group, as the average time for females ages 18-39 is four hours. The marathon is 26.2 miles long, and Ally achieved a pace of 8:06 per mile throughout the race. Of the 30,741 runners who registered for the marathon, only 26,639 crossed the finish line. The chapter is excited and proud to say Ally not only crossed the finish line, but surpassed her goals to finish first in her age group.


Sister Recognized at Graduation Ceremony Recent graduate TAYLOR FREEMAN (Eta Theta-San Francisco State) was one of 12 students honored at the university’s 115th commencement ceremony in May. Every year, each of the university’s six academic colleges selects two students—one undergraduate and one graduate—for the honor of representing their fellow students during the ceremony by wearing their college’s academic hood. Taylor, a communicative disorders major, was selected as the undergraduate hood recipient for the College of Education. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in communicative disorders at San Francisco State and hopes to start a career in speech pathology following completion of the program.

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Sister’s Research Is Published Sister MARINA ZOGHBI (Iota Lambda-Connecticut) has been invited by her honors advisor to attend the Association for Chemoreception Sciences 38th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Fla. In April 2017, she will present her


own poster, “Evaluating

Collegian Races in U.S. Open In June, collegiate member SABRÉ COOK (Iota Zeta-Colorado School of Mines) raced in the U.S. Open series at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Sabré took second as part of the Energy Kart U.S.A. team. She will compete in the championship finale at the Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in early November. To follow Sabré’s journey, visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/ sabrecookracing. FA LL 2016

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Dietary Quality and Taste Preferences with a Simple Liking Survey: Application to Studying Individuals with Morbid Obesity.” She has been gathering research on the topic since her summer internship at Hartford Hospital in Conn., while working with patients seeking bariatric surgery.


Chapter Hosts 5k to Commemorate Sister Sisters at MIT (Zeta Phi) established a 5k to honor sister CHRISTINA TOURNANT (Zeta Phi-MIT), who joined the Silent Chapter in March 2015. Christina was affected by Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a rare condition in which the heart rate speeds up by 30 or more beats per minute with little or no change in blood pressure. Physical effects can include fainting, nausea, vomiting, migraines and shortness of breath. Though Christina hid her battle with POTS, she eventually lost her battle to the disease last year. “She embodied the spirit of Alpha Phi,” says Zeta Phi’s Vice President of Campus Affairs AMANDA LOWERY. “She possessed poise, vibrancy and energy.” POTS 5k is a walk established by Zeta Phi chapter and commemorated in Christina’s honor. Recently, the chapter applied for and won a community service grant fund to cover the cost of timing chips for runners. The MIT Community Service Fund granted $500 and additional funds that will go straight to Dysautonomia research, which investigates nervous system disorders like POTS. Zeta Phi sisters raised an additional $1,295 through the POTS 5k. Alpha Phi Quarterly


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From the Quad

Sisters Meet at Lollapalooza Collegiate member CAYLIN SMAGA (Theta DeltaCreighton) and JAMES CECIL (Epsilon Beta-Butler) became fast friends after meeting at Lollapalooza music festival this summer. They sparked a conversation, realized they were both members of Alpha Phi and danced the weekend away.


Sister Addresses UN as Speaker on Panel Collegian Nian Hu (Iota Tau-Harvard) served as a summer intern at UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the United Nations and promotes human rights. During her internship, she also spoke at the Panel on Women’s Rights at the UN’s 32nd Human Rights Council, where she addressed rape culture, victim-blaming and structural oppression against women. 

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chapters on two new campuses: Southeast Missouri State University and Stevens Institute of Technology. Alpha Phi is now on 170 collegiate campuses across North America. The Southest Missouri State colonization efforts took place in late September following formal recruitment. For Stevens, fall semester will focus on marketing, and recruitment events will follow in February 2017.





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Congratulations to Alpha Phi Foundation’s 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients!

Academic excellence is a hallmark of Alpha Phi. This year, through the generosity of its donors, Alpha Phi Foundation awarded it largest scholarship sum in its 60-year history with $209,750 in scholarships given to 24 graduate and 44 undergraduate members. These sisters exemplify academic excellence, outstanding service and dedicated involvement on their campuses and in their communities. The Foundation is proud to continue recognizing the remarkable accomplishments of Alpha Phi women by awarding merit-based and need-based scholarships to help them fulfill their promise and potential. Every Alpha Phi deserves the opportunity to pursue her intellectual curiosity without burden.

Our recipients are pursuing degrees in all areas of study, ranging from marketing to mechanical engineering. 9  RECIPIENTS ARE PURSUING THEIR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) DEGREES  1 0 RECIPIENTS ARE PURSUING DEGREES IN BUSINESS


Nearly of recipients were on the Dean’s List


recipients are graduates of the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)


recipient is a graduate of the Leadership Fellows Program


graduate students received a scholarship this year

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Received awards ranging from

$1,000 to $17,000 2016-17 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS STATS 44 undergraduate students received a scholarship this year

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women are first-time scholarship recipients

“Alpha Phi has been one of the most significant factors in my life, both in character development and developing a tight sisterhood of my closest friends. I am so thankful that Alpha Phi continues to play a major role in my life and invests in me and my education.”

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Alpha Phi Foundation’s 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

GRADUATE RECIPIENTS Beta Delta Scholarship

Camila Piedrahita Abello (Beta Delta-UCLA) JD

Anna Hirsch (Zeta Pi-Case Western) MD

Constance Purkiss Kelly Scholarship

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Morgan Battaglia (Tau-Oregon) MD

Becca Maasen (Upsilon-Washburn) DPT

Helen Bradford Scholarship

Rachel G. Smylie Theta Chapter Scholarship

Canadian Centennial Scholarship

Rebecca Ward (Eta Chi-Bishop’s) MEd–Counseling

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Sara White (Gamma XiWichita State) MBA-Finance

Jessa Elaine Miller (ThetaMichigan) MD


Nancy Pitchforth Patton Scholarship

Alison Beth Drucker Memorial Scholarship

Lambda 100th Year Anniversary Scholarship

Molly Circle-Sawyer (Delta Rho-Ball State) PhD-Educational Leadership

Hilary Novatt (Beta Nu-Duke) MD

Nicole Barman (LambdaUC Berkley) Business Administration

Linda Trinh Memorial Scholarship

Beta Beta Chapter Scholarship

Sally Hepler Memorial Scholarship

Katherine Panagos (Beta BetaMichigan State) MD

Bailey Bernknopf (Iota Theta-Wilfrid Laurier) Health Sciences

Ruth Woods Scholarship

Kristy Burgener Memorial Scholarship

Christina Bax (Kappa-Stanford) MD

Kathryn Clark (Zeta OmicronJohns Hopkins) MD

Zeta Iota Scholarship

Katelyn Corridon (Zeta IotaVirginia) DPT

Sigma Scholarship

Heidi Daniel (Sigma-Washington) MEd-Elementary

Marilyn Bracken Ruckman Scholarship Jessica Erlich (Zeta UpsilonWashington University) MD

Eloise Howell Scholarship Rachel Esparza (Iota Phi-St. Francis) MD

Emma Roberts (Iota UpsilonOttawa) MEd-Counseling & Psychotherapy

Margaret Beery Doe Scholarship

Carlye Rosen (Beta Delta-UCLA) Veterinary Medicine

Marlyn G. Frazier Scholarship

Megan Cahill (Beta Alpha-Illinois) Business-Finance; Pre-Law

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Alexandra Cardillo (Eta EtaSeton Hall) Social and Behavioral Sciences and Occupational Therapy Dual Degree Program

Madison Scott (Gamma BetaUC Santa Barbara) Communication; Digital Communication

Courtney Andreas-Gray Scholarship

Jennifer Lynne Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Mabel Cowlishaw Siggins Scholarship

Alexa Smith (Beta Pi-USC) Nursing

Sarah Cassell (LambdaUC Berkeley) English; Political Science

Haven Sky Davis-Martinez (Beta Zeta-Idaho) Elementary Education; French

Toni Soreng Cobb Scholarship

Frances Cameron Wiig Scholarship

Doris Corbett Scholarship

Emma Freedman (Iota Xi-Denver) Management

Pollyann Stidhem (Zeta PsiDayton) DPT

Tamara Doherty (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) Psychology; Economics

Carol Klink Claussen Scholarship

Viginia Coleman Scholarship

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Kendall Gaumann (Theta UpsilonCSU Chico) Communication Studies FA LL 2016

Clara Bradley Burdette Scholarship

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Alexandra Still (Epsilon BetaButler) Public Policy

Jillian Doke (Beta Pi-USC) NGOs and Social Change

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Alpha Phi Foundation’s 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

John R. and Cecile D. Richards Scholarship Shayla Eaklor (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State) Chemistry; Pre-Med

Mabel Cooper Lamb Scholarship

Leslie Fowler (Beta Zeta-Idaho) Fire Ecology & Management; Ecology & Conservation Biology

Beta Beta Class of ‘63 40th Anniversary Scholarship Cameron Fox (Beta Beta-Michigan State) Undecided

Kathleen Feeney Hiemstra Scholarship Connie Lynn Frank (Epsilon Beta-Butler) Economics

Ruth Allingham Soriano Scholarship Rachel Harwood (Sigma-Washington) Biology

Kay Wainwright Nixon Memorial Scholarship

Zoe Haskell-Craig (Iota Sigma-Carnegie Mellon) Physics

Margaret Garth Steinert Greene Scholarship Sarita Hira (Delta UpsilonBaldwin Wallace) Neuroscience; Biology

Maxine English Memorial Scholarship Brooke Hitchins (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Marketing

Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship Stephanie Nicole Houston (Eta Omicron-Virginia Tech) Interior Design

Joan Merritt Holmes Scholarship

Lauren Howser (Beta Tau-Indiana) Supply Chain Management

Ruth Crellin Boutwell Scholarship Margo Huffman (Delta Zeta-Maryland) Cellular Biology; Genetics

Mary Yearsley Scholarship

Haley Hullfish (Beta Alpha-Illinois) Molecular Cellular Biology

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Edwynne C. Rosenbaum Scholarship

Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Darcel Atwill Weller Scholarship

Sharon Petzold Memorial Scholarship

Abby Jackson (Gamma Zeta-Puget Sound) Business Leadership; International Political Economy

Jenny Johnson (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) Youth Ministry

Sally Mitchell Milam Memorial Scholarship Kinzie Juergens (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) Mechanical Engineering

Maj Britt Kaal - 20th Anniversary Scholarship

Julia Keller (Zeta Upsilon-Washington University) History

Delta Xi - Amber Weitzel Memorial Scholarship Paige Kordonowy (Delta Xi-Nebraska Kearney) Business Administration; Economics

Marjorie V. Dove Scholarship

Taran Langston (Gamma Xi-Wichita State) Criminal Justice

Eva Schons Rodrigues (Eta Mu-Marquette) Women’s & Gender Studies; International Affairs; History

Brittany Ryley (Gamma BetaUC Santa Barbara) Political Science; Communication

Zeta Iota Scholarship Kathryn Scoggins (Zeta Iota-Virginia) Nursing

Diane Keenum Hite Memorial Scholarship Margaret Shull (Zeta PiCase Western) Finance

Anne Williams Muhl Scholarship Margaret Smith (Omicron-Missouri) Elementary Education

Irving H. & Marion L. Frank Memorial Scholarship Julia Sokolowski (Eta-Boston) Communications-Public Relations

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

John and Sharon Spraker Barnes Scholarship

Vicki Silverman Memorial Scholarship

Beta Omicron Anniversary Scholarship

Kaitlin Lienhoop (Delta Mu-Purdue) Interior Design

Kendall Lynch (Gamma PiArizona State) Business Sustainability

Camryn Sulak (Phi-Oklahoma) Creative Media Productions

Aislin Stephan (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green) Nursing

Gamma Nu 50th Anniversary Scholarship

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Octavia Born Brooks Scholarship

Martha Jarvis Sutton Scholarship

Katie Nixdorf (Gamma NuMiami University) Journalism

Hope Palalay (Gamma-DePauw) Biology

Abby Dorsa Sobrato Memorial Scholarship Samantha Pérez (Zeta Gamma-Santa Clara) English; Political Science

Alpha Phi Foundation Scholarship

Lorenza Ramirez (Zeta Theta-Tufts) Political Science; Italian Studies

Irma Valverde (Iota LambdaConnecticut) Business Management

Natalia Velenchenko (Epsilon-Minnesota) Human Resources & Industrial Relations; French

Nu Centennial Scholarship Sarah Vonasek (Nu-Nebraska) Child, Youth and Family Studies

Mary Miller Lyons Scholarship

Monica Wassel (Delta-Cornell) Nutritional Sciences

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Ask Martha

Dear Martha,

I have a good friend who I spend a lot of time with on weekends. We both know she makes more money than I do, yet she consistently invites me out to dinners at super nice restaurants that I’d like to afford—but can’t. I don’t want to seem rude by saying “no” all the time, so I often go and fork over money I don’t have. It’s starting to take a toll on my budget. Any tips? — Broke in Boston


It is totally acceptable if you and your friend disagree on how much to spend when dining out or enjoying a night together in the city. A difference in preference or spending habits isn’t going to make or break your friendship. You simply need to be upfront about your expectations. Maybe you’d prefer a slice of pizza, and she opts for a three-course meal. Instead of spending money you don’t have or feeling frustrated when she invites you out, have a candid discussion about your budget the next time she suggests an expensive restaurant. Say, “I’d love to hang out, but I’m trying to save this month, so I’m hoping to keep my evening out to $25 or under. I’m happy to brainstorm some places that will work for both our budgets!” Or, you can always offer up another activity that’s free or low budget––like a home-cooked meal and a movie night at one of your apartments. Her wallet will thank you, too. — Martha

What’s the rule on hand-written “thank you” notes these days? In the age of digital correspondence, is it OK to send a “thank you” email instead of sending a card? — Conflicted in Columbus This may outdate me, but I believe handwritten “thank you” notes are a must. Whether it’s a follow up to an interview, an acknowledgment of a gift, or a quick note to a gracious host, going the “snail mail” route sends

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a more meaningful message— even if it takes more time to get to your recipient. In a digital world where most people communicate in 140 characters or less, a handwritten note shows you took the extra time to create and send something tangible. And who doesn’t love getting unexpected mail? But remember, a thank you note shouldn’t just be, “Thanks a bunch!” It should be personal. Tell your recipient how their gift, time or generosity made or will make an impact on you. – Martha

Martha Emily Foote Crow The first National President of Alpha Phi International, Martha was also an education administrator and the fourth Alpha Phi to serve as dean of women at Northwestern University.

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What’s In Your Gym Bag?

SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS “These help my team get through every practice.”

CHAPSTICK “A gym full of chalk is NOT ideal for your lips. This needs to be in my bag and applied multiple times throughout a workout.”

FLOOR MUSIC “Essential. I would be lost without it.”


I have been a gymnast since I was 2 years old (so 19 years) and started competing when I was 8. I’ve been competing for a total of 13 years. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE SPORT? GRIPS “I can’t do bars without them.”

WATER BOTTLE “I’m constantly refilling, and I’m keen on staying hydrated in order to compete at my best.”


Although gymnastics is an individual sport in a lot of ways, it is very much a team sport. You spend so much time in the gym with your teammates and coaches that they quickly become your second family. ICY HOT “Thank goodness for this prior to or after a long practice.”

eet senior Yarden Tepper (Iota Lambda-Connecticut), a competitive club gymnast at her university. Yarden and other members of the club team travel across the country each year to compete, most recently to California for the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs’ (NAIGC) nationals. Here, Yarden shares about her many years of experience with the sport, how she balances athletics and scholarship and what she keeps in her gym bag to make her workouts a success.

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We practice pretty far off campus so instead of practicing four or five times a week, we typically practice two or three days (depending on the week) for up to four hours each. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EVENT?

Definitely floor. It’s fun in that you get to really individualize your routine down to a T. From music to choreography—it’s all a representation of who you are. WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON PURSUING POST-GRADUATION?

Physical therapy, which I actually discovered through gymnastics. As a high school gymnast, I fractured two vertebrae in my back and was told I could never compete again. Through physical therapy I was able to get back into the sport. I want to help people continue doing things they love the way physical therapy helped me.  Alpha Phi Quarterly


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Now & Then

Women in the Olympic Games



look back at female participation over the years. Women first took part in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, four years after the first Games of the modern era in Athens. Only 22 women out of a total of 997 athletes competed in just five sports: tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf, with golf and tennis being the only events solely for women. Female participation has increased steadily since then, with women accounting for more than 44 percent of the participants at the 2012 Games in London, compared with 23 percent at the Games in 1984 in Los Angeles and just over 13 percent at the 1964 Games in Tokyo. With the addition of women’s boxing, the 2012 Olympic Games in London were the first in which women competed in every sport on the Olympic program. Also, since 1991, all new sports wishing to be included on the Olympic program must feature women’s events.


Source: “Women in Olympic Movement” by the International Olympic Committee, January 2016



Women’s P articipation in the O lympiad




Women first took part in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, four years after the first Games of the modern era in Athens.

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Trailblazer In 1906, Ina Gittings (Nu-Nebraska) was the first woman photographed pole vaulting. She served as a physical education instructor at the University of Nebraska from 1906-09, and spent six years as the director of women’s physical education at the University of Montana. In 1920, Ina joined the faculty at University of Arizona and served as the director of women’s physical education, where she worked until 1955. She was a trailblazer in women’s athletics, introducing female students to archery, track and field, horseback riding and other sports. The university’s Gittings building is named in her honor.

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