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A Publication of Alpha Phi International Fraternity Since 1888 Vol. 124, No. 3 Summer 2012

Inside: Meet the 2012-13 Educational Leadership Consultants Alpha Phi Installs Five New Chapters Foundation Awards Heart to Heart Grant

Are You From All Alpha Phi Has to Offer?

Message from the International President MESSAGE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT Dear Sisters, International Executive Board President: Linda Long Boland Susan Weiskittle Barrick Valerie Lawlor Susan McNeice Tobi Board Nieland Coree Smith Amy Jordan Tvrdik Ex-officio: Sally McCall Grant, NPC Delegate Ex-officio: Linda Wells Kahangi, Executive Director

Foundation Directors Chair: Diane Spry Straker Vice Chair: Karen McChesney Howe Treasurer: Judy Ethell Secretary: Jean Creamer Hodges Jenny Holsman Tetreault Jean Sheridan Colleen Sirhal Mary Beth Cooleen Tully Darcel Atwill Weller Linda Long Boland, International President Ann Brinkman Carstensen, Executive Director

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

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

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In 1875, Alpha Phi’s advisor, Professor Wesley Coddington, recommended to our young chapter at Syracuse that they consider initiating an extraordinary alumna into their Fraternity. He suggested the women meet Frances E. Willard, a women’s suffrage leader who would soon be visiting the university. On Oct. 15, 1875, at the age of 36, Frances became our first alumna initiate. Frances later became National President of Alpha Phi, the first dean of women at Northwestern University, a founder of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the first woman to be recognized by the United States Congress with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. Since that time, more than 4,800 inspirational women have joined our sisterhood as alumnae – 169 this biennium alone. It has been my honor to initiate many outstanding alumnae during the eight installations of new Alpha Phi chapters this biennium. Whether it’s the mother of one of our charter members or a university vice president, it always makes me feel proud to know that we make this opportunity possible. I am equally proud that such women are drawn to our Fraternity, even after their college years. Alpha Phi is committed to growing and strengthening our sisterhood by initiating exceptional women. Many of these women are alumnae initiates who seek membership at the invitation of a daughter, sister or friend. They bring unique value to Alpha Phi, and it is a pleasure to count them as sisters among us. Alpha Phi Toujours,

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

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

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

Alpha Phi Quarterly Editorial Policy The purpose of the Alpha Phi Quarterly and its content is to provide information and services to the membership of the Alpha Phi Fraternity, in keeping with the Fraternity’s status as a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt private membership club. The magazine is devoted to highlighting its members and matters of fraternal and college interest. The views expressed in the articles published in the Quarterly are those of the authors and their contributors, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Alpha Phi Fraternity, its officers or staff. All persons interested in submitting materials for publication in the Alpha Phi Quarterly are encouraged to send them to the editor at the Executive Office. The editor reserves the right to accept, deny or edit any materials submitted. Unless otherwise requested, all photos sent to the magazine will become the property of Alpha Phi International and will not be returned. Articles may be sent by mail or e-mail. Please send your information to the editor by the deadlines indicated. Materials received after these deadlines will be considered for the following issue. Please direct submission questions or inquiries regarding advertising or reprint permission to the editor at 847.316.8920, or The Alpha Phi Quarterly is published winter, spring, summer and fall. Subscription price for non-members is $25 per year. Contact the Quarterly for information about pricing of individual issues. Send change of address or announcements to Alpha Phi Executive Office, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Periodical rate postage paid at Evanston, IL, and at additional mailing offices. (ISSN: USPS 014680) Postmaster: Please send address changes to Alpha Phi, 1930 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201. Printed in the USA.

Linda Boland, right, poses with Gail DiSabatino, a new alumna initiate of Clemson (Iota Rho). Gail is Clemson’s vice president for student affairs.

(From left) Abbey Winkelman (Beta Sigma-Utah) and Allie Winkelman (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) welcome their mother, Patty, as an alumna initiate during the Utah (Beta Sigma) installation.

Contents Interfraternal News......................................................2 Message from the Committee on Leadership......... 3


People.....................................................................4 Small World..................................................................4 Meet the 2012-13 Educational Leadership Consultants..............................................7 Are you benefiting from all Alpha Phi Has to offer?.............................. 10 Alumnae Pride..................................................... 13 New Recruitment Methods Make Alumnae Participation More Valuable Than Ever...................18 Potential Member Form.............................................19 Recruitment Addresses and Dates......................... 20 On Campus...........................................................22




Extension Update................................................30 Foundation.........................................................32 Meet the 2012-14 Foundation Board of Directors...............................................32

Heart to Heart Grant.......................................... 34 Thank You Collegiate Chapters....................... 35

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

35 Quarterly Content Deadlines

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Scholarship Honors Retiring Alumna In honor of Shelley Sutherland’s (Phi-Oklahoma) recent retirement from the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), the AFLV created a scholarship in her name. Shelley has had a distinguished career serving the Greek community for more than 45 years. Funds raised for the S. Shelley Sutherland Scholarship will support an event that is not only close to her heart, but one she was instrumental in creating and helped to facilitate for almost 20 years: The AFLV’s National House Directors Conference. The conference is the premier opportunity for fraternity and sorority house directors to gain valuable skills and keep up with the issues that impact them in today’s ever changing campus environment. Shelley retired in June upon the conclusion of this year’s National House Directors Conference.

Celebrating Badge Day Women from nine National Panhellenic Conference organizations and 16 different colleges (left) celebrate International Badge Day with a luncheon in Columbia, Mo.


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A Message from the Committee on Leadership

Announcing the 2012-14 IEB Nominees The committee on leadership (COL) is pleased to announce the women slated to serve as directors on the 2012-14 International Executive Board (IEB). The COL is comprised of 10 members: four alumnae elected at Convention through a regional caucus, four alumnae appointed by the IEB and two collegians selected by the COL. The COL received significant input and feedback from the membership. They solicited input from the current IEB regarding the unique skills necessary to lead our organization. The key areas identified were knowledge and experience in Fraternity, finance and business, collaborative management, risk management, marketing and communication, and higher education and Greek life.

The 2012-14 IEB slate is comprised of six returning directors— including current International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach)—and one first-time IEB director, Tobi Board Nieland (Eta Beta-CSU/San Bernardino), who most recently served the Fraternity as a member of the finance and audit committee. These women will continue to guide our organization both as a sisterhood and a business. Many talented women were involved in the COL slating process this biennium, and COL members thank them all for participating. Please join us in supporting this dynamic group as they lead our Fraternity in the coming biennium.

International President

Professional: CEO, market research

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

On alumnae outreach: “As a Foundation

volunteer, I meet about 200 alumnae each year. The opportunity to share Alpha Phi’s successes today and listen to their stories of yesterday validates my work and gives me great pleasure.”

Yucaipa, Calif.

Valerie Lawlor (OmicronMissouri)

Fraternity history:

International President (2010-present); IEB director (2006-08, 1998-00); finance and audit committee (2008-10); CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta) chapter advisor (2009-10), vice president collegiate operations (1996-98); director of extension (1994-96). Professional: Co-owner, San Bernardino

and Riverside Counties Fire Equipment.

On Alpha Phi growth: “Membership

strength is a strategic focus for Alpha Phi, and we have been able to take advantage of the current climate to improve our recruiting strength. We have also made great progress on our goal to create new chapters on targeted campuses, carefully balancing the extension opportunities with available resources.”

Directors Susan Weiskittle Barrick (Beta OmicronBowling Green State) Gainesville, Fla. Fraternity history: IEB director (2010-present);

alumnae strategy team chair (201012), vice-chair (2008-10); Alpha Phi Foundation volunteer fundraiser (2008-present), chair (2004-08); initiated $10M Campaign For Leadership (2008); North Central Midwest regional manager (1996-98).

Professional: Retired as university

assistant dean, development and alumni relations.

Dallas, Texas Fraternity history: IEB

director (2010-present); alumnae strategy team steering committee (2008-10); IEB housing committee (vice chair 2004-06); International Executive Board (1998-02, 1982-84); vice president-extension (1982-84); National Panhellenic Conference alternate delegate (1982-84). Professional: Independent organizational

development consultant.

On volunteering: “Volunteerism is part of

my life. Growing up, it was a core value in my family. I have always believed helping others was the right way to live, that altruism really matters.”

Susan L. McNeice (Epsilon NuDelaware) Fairfax Station, Va. Fraternity history: IEB

director (2010-present); IEB communications committee chair (2010-present); finance and audit committee (2010-present); Quarterly editorial advisory board (2010-present); technology committee (1997); strategic plan, technology (1997); Leadership Initiative, chapter-based instruction (CBI) pilot team and CBI facilitator (2007-10).

and consulting firm serving the communications industry; industry author and speaker on telecom technology, operations and market trends.

On working with the IEB: “I have

genuinely enjoyed working with the 2010-12 IEB on the Fraternity’s strategic direction as well as its more tactical opportunities and issues. I look forward to continuing this work in the coming biennium.”

Tobi Board Nieland (Eta Beta-CSU/San Bernardino)

Professional: Partner, law firm of Kirkland

& Ellis LLP, Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups, specializing in real estate finance.

On the Fraternity’s strategic plan: “As a

board, we strive to stay focused on the strategic plan. We constantly monitor progress and ask questions about how each decision of the board fits into the plan. If we aren’t going in the right direction, we stop and reassess. We solicit feedback from chapters, regional teams and staff to determine what adjustments need to be made. This process keeps us focused on the big picture of Alpha Phi and the long-term health of the Fraternity.”

Yucaipa, Calif.

Amy Jordan Tvrdik (OmicronMissouri)

Fraternity history: Finance

and audit committee member (2008-present); CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta) chapter advisor.

Chesterfield, Mo.

Professional: Certified public accountant

and chief financial officer, Special Asset Solutions, LP and associated companies.

On working with Alpha Phi women: “What I love about a mixed board of people is that everyone brings their own ideas. I love Alpha Phi in that so many intelligent women come from all walks of life for an incredible result.”

Coree C. Smith (Epsilon Theta-Northern Iowa) Chicago, Ill. Fraternity history: IEB

director (2010-present); Northwestern (Beta) chapter advisor (2004-10); Chicago Lake Shore alumnae chapter (president 2007-10); housing strategy committee (co-chair 2010-12, member 2006-08); finance and audit committee (2010-12).

Fraternity history: IEB

director (2008-present); International recruitment and retention team joint chair (2011-present); Executive Office relocation chair (2008-present); Kentucky (Iota Nu) Team Wildcat (200710); Foundation Board (2004-08), vice chair (2006-08); extension committee (2003-present); South Central region collegiate membership coordinator (2001-04); Missouri (Omicron) team lead and International governor (1998-09). Professional: Product development

and marketing manager, Brown Shoe Company; Junior League of St. Louis board of directors, vice president, fundraising, research and development; Chesterfield Elementary School PTO board of directors, vice president school events.

On IEB governance: “The IEB sets strategy

and the management of the organization. We strive to be effective and transparent. We aim to keep in mind our constituents – volunteers, Board directors and members at large – all of whom have different interests and expectations.”

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Alumna Competes for Miss USA Title Holly Allen (Theta UpsilonCSU/Chico) is Miss Wyoming USA 2012. She competed in June for the title of Miss USA (results were not available at press time). Holly was first runner up in the 2011 Miss Wyoming competition. She also competed in Miss Wyoming Teen USA pageants in 2005 and 2006, winning fourth and third runner up positions, respectively. Holly works with Fortune 500 companies nationwide, staffing their technology departments.

Sister Receives Community Honor In honor of Women’s History Month, Iwona Luczkiewicz Contreras (Eta Beta-CSU/ San Bernardino) was recognized by California Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter (62nd District) as one of 24 Inland Empire Women Who Are Making a Difference. Iwona is an administrative analyst specialist at the CSU/San Bernardino John M. Pfau Library. She also chairs the Young Leaders Council for Arrowhead United Way.

mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. Program participants are chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential. Laura graduated in May with a degree in German and comparative politics.

Alumna Wins Mayoral Race Kathy Sedlak Ehley (Gamma Upsilon-Wisconsin/ Milwaukee) was elected mayor of Wauwatosa, Wis., in April. She will serve a four-year term. Kathy spent five years as the Village Business Improvement District executive director, has been prominent in the fundraising world and has served in numerous other leadership positions in her community. Kathy is a member of the Milwaukee, Wis., alumnae chapter and was previously featured in the Quarterly Alumnae Pride section as the chapter’s Milwaukee Angel after undergoing a double mastectomy.

Recent Graduate Is Fulbright Scholar Laura Lasswell (Gamma Zeta-Puget Sound) has been named a 2012 Fulbright Scholar and is spending 2012-13 teaching in Germany. The Fulbright Scholarship program is the flagship international educational exchange program, sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is designed to increase

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People Sister Vies for Miss Virginia Title Bridget Lundberg (Theta Phi-Christopher Newport) was crowned 2012 Miss Piedmont Region (Va.). The scholarship program is an affiliate of the Miss Virginia and Miss America Scholarship Organizations. Bridget was also awarded Best Talent and the Four Points Memorial Award, presented to the contestant who best represents the four points of the crown: service, style, success and scholarship. Bridget’s platform is “The Big Cover Up: Myths and Truths about Skin Cancer.” Bridget competes for the title of Miss Virginia in June (results were not available at press time).

Collegian Participates in Clinton Global Initiative University Christine Schindler (Beta Nu-Duke) was selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University program and featured in a Bloomberg Business Week article relating to the experience. Christine was one

Small World

Alumnae Discover Shared Affiliation on Romanian Service Trip During a humanitarian trip to the Salaj province in Romania, Nicole Ameduri Gonul (Eta-Boston) met a woman on her team who she “just had the gut feeling she was an Alpha Phi.” She was excited to find out her gut was correct, and she and Marcella Duran Hoff (Epsilon Beta-Butler) became fast friends. “I never would have expected to meet another Phi on the other side of the world in the middle of nowhere,” says Nicole.  The pair were volunteering with an organization called Remember the Children. 4

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ALUMNAE ARE AUTHORS of 1,200 college student entrepreneurs from more than 75 countries who met in March at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. President Bill Clinton founded the program to engage the next generation of leaders regarding solutions to pressing global issues. In the Bloomberg Business Week interview, Clinton discussed some of the more promising student ideas to come out of the program, noting Christine’s. The engineering student will begin a mentorship program in 2013 to inspire teenage girls in her community about opportunities in engineering while also making a difference in the world.

Alumna Hosts Morning Show Danielle Vollmar (DeltaCornell) is a host on the nationally syndicated morning show “Eye Opener,” produced in Dallas, Texas. She is also the fill-in meteorologist at KDAF/CW33 (Dallas). Previously, Danielle worked at FOX25 in Oklahoma City, Okla., as the weekend meteorologist and then as morning anchor and reporter. She started her career as the mid-day meteorologist at WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Md. To learn more about Danielle, visit

Featuring Alpha Phi

April Diaz de Leon (Omicron-Missouri) is author of If You Live Here (AuthorHouse Publishing, 2011. ISBN 1463430078), a children’s book that explores animals’ habitats while teaching how to appreciate one’s surroundings and family. This is April’s first book. To learn about April, visit

Heather Lowry Marshall (Gamma OmicronDrake) is author of Liquid Lies (Berkley Sensation/ Penguin Publishing, 2012. ISBN 042525724X) a paranormal romance written under the name Hanna Martine. The book is about a dutiful future leader of a race of water elementals who possesses the unique ability to pick up any language in an instant and her relationship with a human man. After inadvertently saving her life, the man discovers she is who he’s been hired to kidnap. Visit for more information.

Kylee Gwartney (PhiOklahoma) released her first novel, Catching the Fever, on Amazon Kindle. The book is a teen chicklit novel that follows four girls on a crazy journey to save their arts school.

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Jennifer Samson (Beta Theta-British Columbia) has published the third book in her fourbook series. Brookline University: Junior Year (Ariesrising Media, 2012) follows college students Joy, Libby and Angel as they plan for their futures outside of college and navigate complicated relationships. The books are available at

The negative press sororities receive was one of the reasons Claudia Ziefle Welch (Beta Pi-USC) says she wrote Sorority Sisters (Berkley Books, 2012. ISBN 978-0425247433), a fictional book based on her positive experiences in a sorority. The main reason she says she wrote it was to honor the “enduring bonds of the female tribe.” Under a pseudonym, Claudia has won numerous awards and honors since her debut novel was published in 2000. This is her first novel written as Claudia Welch.

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Educational Leadership Consultant Program For nine months, educational leadership consultants (ELC) support the efforts of the Fraternity by traveling across North America visiting established chapters or supporting new chapters. The ELC experience develops women into professional leaders. They gain important skills they will use in their careers, no matter what field they pursue.

Facts About Jobs ELCs Obtain After Traveling AVERAGE TIME IT TAKES AN ELC TO FIND A JOB AFTER TRAVELING: three months. TYPES OF INDUSTRIES: public relations, publishing, health

administration, nonprofit, banking, human resources, retail, marketing, higher education, bio-marketing. TYPES OF POSITIONS: recruiter, manager, team leader,

“Throughout my time as a consultant, I have learned how to work with young women, alumnae and professionals in high-stress situations.

fundraiser, event coordinator, teacher,

I have also gained the skills to manage my time and approach situations based on

assistant editor, sales associate and

the person or task at hand — a valuable quality that can apply to most situations.

director, law student. TYPES OF COMPANIES: Kate Spade, Yelp, Ignited,

The Ritz-Carlton, ADVANTIS Global Services,

Being a consultant prepares you for any career.” – Sarah Dariano (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State), 2010-12 ELC

Target, Grant Thorton, George Washington University Law School, United Service Organization and Alpha Phi Fraternity.

“As an ELC, I’ve realized the breadth of personal and professional skills Alpha Phi has taught me. I’ve learned that nothing is out of my comfort zone.” – Erica Kwiatkowski (Gamma Beta-UC/Santa Barbara), 2010-11 ELC

Dear 2011-12 Educational Leadership Consultants, Thank you for your dedication, professionalism, enthusiasm and love for Alpha Phi. Over the past months you have touched the lives of collegians and alumnae across North America. Because of you, our Fraternity is a better place. Because of your efforts and achievements, we will expect more from future consultants. Because of your experiences, you are prepared to make your mark in your next professional endeavor. – AOE, The Executive Office Staff

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Nora Baker

Megan Beale

Alpha Phi Involvement: vice president of membership

recruitment, vice president of finance, director of recruitment administration, director of member accounts, house corporation board student representative. As a first-year ELC: I hope to build as many relationships as possible at every chapter I visit – and to collect a souvenir from every chapter visit. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: standing on Mizzou’s quad with my senior class on Bid Day to welcome our new members. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: attend law school. No one knows that I secretly: am a trivia nerd – ask me anything! Three words to best describe me are: focused, organized, sociable.

Megan Beale


Major: Rhetoric, Cognitive Science Hometown: New London Township, Pa. Alpha Phi Involvement: vice president of marketing.

Katie Bergin

Emily Coulouras

Amy Bothman

Sarah Harbison

As a first-year ELC: I would love to play a role in establishing a new chapter and being an integral part of its growth. I know I will achieve personal growth and hope to make lasting friendships throughout my travels. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: traveling to Seattle, Wash., for the 2010 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. When we weren’t involved in a conference activity, we explored the city together. I have awesome photos of the sights and of my friends. It was an amazing way to bond with my fellow executive council members. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: find a career that incorporates all of my diverse passions. I’d love working in museums or science centers where I could apply what I’ve learned in my majors. I could also see myself continuing on to graduate school. No one knows that I secretly: am a comic book nerd. Three words to best describe me are: effervescent, creative, adventurous.

Katie Bergin (Gamma Eta-North Texas) Major: Psychology, Counseling / Communications Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas Alpha Phi Involvement: chapter president, vice president

Sarah Jensen

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of member recruitment, director of formal recruitment, member development committee member. As a first-year ELC: I would like to diligently work with chapter members to achieve goals and be as successful as possible. I would also like to learn from collegiate members and the ELC team, while having fun and building relationships along the way. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: “kitchen talks” with Gamma Eta sisters, and my last formal recruitment as a collegian. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: establish a career in a field I will enjoy such as broadcasting, consulting or counseling. No one knows that I secretly: love watching Miss America pageants. Three words to best describe me are: optimistic, humorous, enthusiastic.

Amy Bothman (Epsilon Chi-Cal Poly) Major: Business Administration, Marketing Management Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif. Alpha Phi Involvement: director of finance, vice president

of member recruitment.

As a first-year ELC: my goals include meeting and

networking with fellow Alpha Phis around North America and learning as much as I can during my year as an ELC. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: living in the house for two years and becoming close with so many incredible sisters.


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After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: enter the event

planning field. Long-term, I would love to create and manage my own event planning company. No one knows that I secretly: tweet to my idol, Britney Spears, on a regular basis in hopes that she will reply to me. Three words to best describe me are: upbeat, dependable, silly/sarcastic.

Emily Coulouras (Beta Epsilon-Arizona) Major: Communications Hometown: Sacramento, Calif. Alpha Phi Involvement: new member assistant, director

of philanthropy, director of new member orientation.

As a first-year ELC: I want to learn how to travel efficiently

and bring only the essentials (I tend to be an over packer). I’d like to learn more about Alpha Phi and how I can make a positive influence in young women’s lives by being an ELC. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: my junior year, the Friday night before our winter formal. Almost every junior came to the chapter house and learned a dance one of the women choreographed to Justin Bieber’s song, “Somebody to Love.” Our goal was to break out in a flash mob in the middle of formal. It was not as successful at the actual event as we hoped, but it was one of my most favorite and fun nights in Alpha Phi. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: move to San Francisco to be near my family and possibly go back to school to get my masters or work for an event planner. No one knows that I secretly: love driving alone and singing show tunes. Three words to best describe me are: creative, sincere, dedicated.

Sarah Harbison (Gamma-DePauw) Major: Sociology, Communications Hometown: Carmel, Ind. Alpha Phi Involvement: vice president of recruitment,

director of recruitment, Bear Buddy mentor.

As a first-year ELC: my ultimate goal is to make a genuine

impact on the women I meet and work with. I believe the development of strong and healthy relationships is key to living a happy life. I am also hoping this job helps me figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: Little Five, DePauw University’s version of the Indy 500 with bicycles instead of race cars. Typically, it is a weekend of bicycle races, slip n’ sliding, concerts and volleyball. Every year, the campus unites to celebrate this fabulous event. An Alpha Phi team has won the race the past four years! After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: either attend graduate school or get a job in marketing, public relations or human resources. No one knows that I secretly: am a trashy magazine junky. My friends enjoy quizzing me on pop culture news. I’m pretty good. Three words to best describe me are: compassionate, genuine, open-minded.

Sarah Jensen (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) Major: Mass Communications Hometown: Lawton, Okla.


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Educational Leadership Consultant Team

Major: Finance and Banking, Real Estate Hometown: Lake Saint Louis, Mo.


Nora Baker (Omicron-Missouri)

Meet the 2012-13

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Alpha Phi Involvement: director of chapter events,

Panhellenic delegate, chapter president, Emerging Leaders Institute graduate. As a second-year ELC: I want to continue to travel to collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada, working with them on overall growth and development. Specifically, I want to continue to help chapters better their year-round recruitment of new members by improving their formal recruitment and marketing plans. Favorite first-year ELC memory: having the opportunity to work with a number of chapters during their formal recruitments. I loved working with each chapter as a whole and seeing overall growth and development throughout the process.

Kaeley Jones (Gamma Phi-Florida State) Major: Retail Merchandising, Product Development Hometown: Ocala, Fla. Alpha Phi Involvement: vice president of membership


As a first-year ELC: I’m excited to meet many different

Major: Marketing Hometown: Omaha, Neb.


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Katie Koukol (Nu-Nebraska)


Alpha Phi women and impact their lives in some way, and I am also very excited to visit different cities I’ve never been to. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: after my chapter’s first day of formal recruitment when we sat down and talked about how the first day went. Hearing all the positive remarks and seeing how much my chapter had grown in just one year was so heartwarming. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: move back to New York or a major city and pursue a career in fashion and marketing. No one knows that I secretly: eat sushi three or four times a week. Three words to best describe me are: truthful, kind, laid back.

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Alpha Phi Involvement: recruitment chair, director of

formal recruitment, director of alumnae relations.

As a second-year ELC: I hope to grow as an individual as

much as I did my first year. I also hope to meet new people who have a love and passion for Alpha Phi, just as I do. Favorite first-year ELC memory: I was at Northern Arizona University as a full-time consultant. I loved having the opportunity to build relationships with the women and to see the difference I made along the way. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: move back to Omaha and find an event planning or marketing job. No one knows that I secretly: despite how messy I am when living out of a suitcase, I am a neat freak while living in my own space. Three words to best describe me are: spontaneous, outgoing, happy.

Dakotah Lindsay (Beta Pi-USC) Major: Policy, Planning, Development Hometown: Argyle, Texas Alpha Phi Involvement: vice president of marketing,

Panhellenic delegate, historian, assistant director of spring philanthropy. As a first-year ELC: I want to make a positive impact at every chapter I visit and to build friendships with the many wonderful Alpha Phis I meet. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: recruitment my senior year. I absolutely loved all of the late nights, the hard work and just being goofy with all of my best friends. Hair-flipping, lawn dancing and door-stacking are also three of my favorite things. All of that combined with it being our best recruitment to date made it a wonderful memory. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: work in fashion, hopefully in marketing, buying, or styling. No one knows that I secretly: am trying to learn Swahili and Luganda because I volunteer at an orphanage in Uganda every summer. Three words to best describe me are: driven, loyal, enthusiastic.

Alex Morgan

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(Eta Psi-Eastern Washington)

Major: Journalism, Public Relations Hometown: Wenatchee, Wash. Alpha Phi Involvement: chapter president, vice president

of program development, scholarship chair, director of facilities. As a first-year ELC: my most important goal for the year would be to help sisters grow on campus, as a chapter and as individuals. I would also like to expand my knowledge and love of Alpha Phi by learning from the chapters. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: the trips / adventures I have had with my roommates and the amazing experiences I had attending Regional Conferences. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: attend graduate school to pursue a degree in public relations. No one knows that I secretly: sanitize everything. Although, this may not be a secret for those sisters who have lived with me. Three words to best describe me are: creative, considerate, determined.

Allie Winkelman (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest) Major: Politics, Sociology/Anthropology Hometown: Park City, Utah


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school to attain a master’s degree in higher education with the hope of one day working for a college or university in Greek life. No one knows that I secretly: wish that I could be a famous country singer. Three words to best describe me are: determined, diligent, sincere.


After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: attend graduate

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Emerging Leaders Institute graduate.

As a second-year ELC: I want to be able to assist chapters

in strengthening their membership and assist members in developing as strong individuals who will continue to give back to Alpha Phi. Favorite first-year ELC memory: anytime the consultant group was together: Utah football game, Halloween, Regional Conference in Los Angeles, the bunk room, Evanston, downtown Chicago and Las Vegas. Also the quote wall from Boulder’s recruitment will always hold a special place in my heart, as well as working with awesome volunteers and staff members across North America. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: make a new plan. That’s what consultant life teaches you — to just go with it. No one knows that I secretly: share a name with Linda Boland. My real name is Linda Allison (where Allie came from) Winkelman — not so secret, but it can be confusing at times. Three words to best describe me are: competitive, energetic, reliable.

Shannon Wright (Beta Rho-Washington State) Major: Public Relations Hometown: Vancouver, Wash. Alpha Phi Involvement: director of marketing

Alpha Phi, vice president of membership recruitment, chapter president. As a first-year ELC: I hope to make a positive impact on every chapter I visit while simultaneously learning from them and meeting as many people as possible. Favorite Alpha Phi memory: last year during polish week we were awarded a 10-minute break, and I anticipated everyone falling to the floor for a 10-minute coma. To my surprise, I saw our big speakers being moved outside to start a huge dance party on our front lawn. During times like those – when we have the option of being alone, but choose to be together – that makes me happy to be an Alpha Phi. After I travel for Alpha Phi, I plan to: stay close to home with my family and friends for a few weeks before hopefully pursuing my dream career as a news anchor. No one knows that I secretly: want to be Miss America. Three words to best describe me are: driven, sociable, down-to-earth.

The leadership development portion of the educational leadership consultant program is fully funded by Alpha Phi Foundation. This includes the facilitation of discussions and workshops for collegians on the topics of scholarship, philanthropy, educational programming and personal development.

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Are You From All Alpha Phi Has to Offer? Whether collegian, retiree or somewhere in between, there are growing numbers of opportunities and resources at your disposal!

ou’ve been hearing about the benefits of membership in Alpha Phi since you joined. The obvious benefits of sisterhood and friendship may have attracted you in the first place. But are you benefiting from everything Alpha Phi has to offer? Just as the sisterhood is for a lifetime, so are the growing numbers of opportunities and resources at your disposal, no matter your stage of life.


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Networking Networking is about relationship building. As an Alpha Phi, you have an instant network of more than 175,000 sisters. You never know when you’ll run into an Alpha Phi! If college or sorority or a related topic comes up in conversation, tell people you’re an Alpha Phi. Wear your Alpha Phi jewelry (including your badge or anniversary pin) or Alpha Phi attire as a way to introduce yourself. Are you moving to a new city, or do you want to connect with more people where you currently live? Check to see if there’s an alumnae chapter in the area. Just as collegiate chapters offer philanthropic and community service activities, so do alumnae chapters. They also provide business and networking opportunities and volunteer opportunities to support local collegiate chapters. Want to reconnect with sisters you’ve lost touch with? Alpha Phi’s website features Member pages that can be used to locate other members and share your personal information with them (e.g., marriage or birth announcements or job news).

Social media Join the Discussion on LinkedIn Don’t see a subgroup that is appropriate for you? Visit our LinkedIn discussion board and help us by providing suggestions.

Online Resources Links to the online resources mentioned in this article can be found on page 1 of this Quarterly. Have an idea for something we’re not doing yet? Let us know!

Looking for a job or an internship? Interested in meeting someone in your career field, or looking for a mentor? Your Alpha Phi connections can help. Join Alpha Phi’s official LinkedIn group or one of its 19 professional subgroups to network with other Alpha Phis in various professions. Use it to share news, start discussions and connect with other members. There is even a subgroup created specifically for 2012 graduates. In addition to and its mobile version, Alpha Phi International also has presences on Facebook and Twitter. Join discussion groups and message boards, and search for sisters on Facebook. Sign up to receive updates from Alpha Phi International via Twitter as well.

Leadership development and resume building There are opportunities to serve as an officer or committee member within your collegiate or alumnae chapter. As an officer, you may have the opportunity to attend an Alpha Phi International-sponsored training opportunity such as Regional Conferences or Convention. Specific leadership and career-related programming or workshops may be offered via your collegiate or alumnae chapter. Alumnae chapters often offer career events for graduating seniors as well. There also are resources available at, including resources for recent graduates. The Fraternity and Foundation provide several International-level volunteer opportunities, including serving on the International Executive Board and Foundation Board, committees or regional teams as well as other project-specific roles. Check out volunteer opportunities on the website and fill out a Volunteer Interest Survey online so we can match you with your specific interests and availability. The website also lists job openings and internship opportunities available with the Executive Office. Summer 2012

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Specific Suggestions for Various Life Stages Collegian

Alumna: age 30-59 (continued) ƒƒJoin your local alumnae chapter or attend one of their events or meetings. If there is no alumnae chapter near you, work with Alpha Phi International to start one!

ƒƒParticipate in your chapter’s philanthropy events and community service activities. ƒƒServe as an officer or committee member in your chapter. ƒƒApply to participate in the Emerging Leaders Institute.

ƒƒVolunteer for a collegiate chapter as an advisor or house corporation board member. Serve an alumnae chapter in various roles, including as an officer or on a committee.

ƒƒAttend chapter events to which alumnae are invited (e.g., homecoming or alumnae weekend).

ƒƒInclude your Alpha Phi leadership and/or volunteer experience on your resume!

ƒƒFind an Alpha Phi in your career field of interest to set up an information interview, request information about internships or serve as a mentor.

ƒƒRegister your legacy with the Little Dippers program.

ƒƒNeed financial assistance for college? Alpha Phi Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate students.

New graduate / young alumna

ƒƒFind an Alpha Phi in your career field of interest to set up an information interview, request information about internships or serve as a mentor. ƒƒNeed financial assistance for graduate school? Alpha Phi Foundation offers scholarships for graduate students. ƒƒTransitions: The Resource for Alpha Phi’s Newest Alumnae includes a listing of Alpha Phi resources, financial advice, tips on landing a job, work advice once you’re hired and more!

Alumna: age 30-59 ƒƒPay your alumnae dues to stay in good standing with the Fraternity. ƒƒReconnect with women who were in your collegiate chapter. ƒƒOrganize a reunion for your collegiate chapter. ƒƒServe as a facilitator for the Leadership Initiative. ƒƒComplete a recommendation form for a young woman you know who is going through recruitment.

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ƒƒPay your alumnae dues to stay in good standing with the Fraternity.

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ƒƒJoin an ivy connection or alumnae chapter.


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ƒƒMaintain your social network by participating in local alumnae and/or collegiate chapter events. ƒƒKeep in touch with women who were in your collegiate chapter. ƒƒOrganize a reunion for your collegiate chapter.

At any stage ƒƒKeep updated on the latest Alpha Phi news via, Facebook and Twitter. ƒƒRead the Quarterly to stay current on Alpha Phi news and events. ƒƒTake a trip with Alpha Phi sisters via the Alpha Phi Traveler program. ƒƒMake a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation to support scholarships, leadership training, women’s heart health and sisters in need. ƒƒAs an alumna, complete a recommendation form for a young woman you know who is going through recruitment. ƒƒApply for assistance from the Alpha Phi Foundation’s Forget Me Not Fund if you are faced with a serious illness, natural disaster or other crisis.

Alumnae Pride CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia Sisters had a great turnout (the highest ever) at their annual general meeting, followed by a sisterhood dinner at Milestones Restaurant. They look forward to offering alumnae great events throughout the year with their Seasonal Signature Events calendar. This includes four large events per year in addition to occasional informal events. Contact: Amy Trebelco (Beta Theta-British Columbia),

ONTARIO Southwestern Ontario The chapter celebrated a joint brunch with the Toronto and Area alumnae chapter to welcome Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) 2012 graduates. They hosted a banana split party for Western Ontario (Theta Eta) new graduates. The annual general meeting was held in London, Ontario. Contact: Emily Campbell (Theta Eta-Western Ontario), Web: Facebook: Southwestern Ontario Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter


SOUTHEAST FLORIDA / GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE Alumnae enjoy dinner with friends and husbands.

FLORIDA Daytona Beach Area Alumnae meet twice a year with chapter members and twice with the local Panhellenic group. On Oct. 6, sisters will meet at the Halifax River Yacht Club for a salute to the Founders as they view the yacht basin. Those in the area are invited to what is always a nice tribute. Contact the chapter for details.


Contact: Linda Lampman (Pi-North Dakota),

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Jacksonville First Coast

Alumnae volunteered for the Princess Project and attended the San Francisco State (Eta Theta) collegiate chapter’s Red Dress Gala. They attended a New York Giants football tailgate to benefit Brianna Haag’s (Epsilon Rho-UC/Davis) Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year campaign. They also enjoyed brunch and happy hours.

The chapter held a luncheon at Over the Second Cup tea room. They co-hosted the Jacksonville Area Panhellenic Association meeting and celebrated the Syracuse Triad with members of Alpha Gamma Delta and Gamma Phi Beta. A Greek letter beach towel fundraiser had a good response from Panhellenic members.

Contact: Bailey Douglass (Gamma Zeta-Puget Sound), Facebook: San Francisco Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter GOLDEN GATE, CALIF. Alumnae volunteer for the Princess Project, sorting prom dresses for young women who could not otherwise afford them.

Contact: Lucy Kazarovich (Delta Upsilon-BaldwinWallace), Web: Facebook: Jacksonville First Coast Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi

Miami Alumnae enjoyed an afternoon tea at a sister’s home. During the meeting, they celebrated the one-year anniversary of the chapter. Contact: Pia Lestrade Dahms (Iota Lambda-Connecticut), Web: Facebook: Miami Alpha Phi

Southeast Florida / Greater Fort Lauderdale Sisters gathered informally to meet and welcome Marion Brady Manuel (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest), a sister visiting from out of town who had attended Lake Forest College with Jo-Anne Freeman Penttinen (Gamma Epsilon-Lake Forest). Jo-Anne invited alumnae chapter

members and their husbands to meet for dinner at Padrino’s. Marion was presented with an Alpha Phi holiday ornament, hand painted by professional artist Michelle Rand Morse (Alpha-Syracuse). Every year, the chapter’s holiday party includes an ornament exchange and Michelle paints a one-of-a-kind Alpha Phi ornament for the exchange. Alumnae play a game where they can “steal” ornaments from each other, and the special Alpha Phi ornament is always in high demand. Contact: Dimitra Gountis (Delta Upsilon-Baldwin-Wallace),

Tampa Bay Alumnae participated in the Tampa Bay Heart Walk. The group and spouses enjoyed a day at Derby Lane’s Dog Races, lunching while overlooking the races. Barbara Cox Warr (Delta Lambda-Memphis) hosted an instructional gathering to teach sisters how to make personalized greeting cards. The group visited the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. A speaker discussed the secrets of using coupons and store discounts to save money and even get items free. Contact: Sandra Willis Donelan (Delta Zeta-Maryland), Web:

ILLINOIS Lake County Members mourn the loss of Joyce Gab Kneeland (BetaNorthwestern) and Phyllis Chapman Dickson (GammaDePauw). Linda Reese Belles (Epsilon Beta-Butler and Delta Rho-Ball State) and Ellen Weathers Stevens (Gamma-DePauw) attended a meeting for Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) new members and told tales of their college years. Linda cheerfully led the singing. Members also hosted a May fundraiser. Contact: Nancy Weaver Roach (Delta Epsilon-Iowa), Summer 2012

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Alumnae Pride KANSAS Greater Kansas City Members hosted another successful Red Dress Gala and silent auction. The event was held at the American Heartland Theatre and included a performance of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The April meeting focused on self-defense. Contact: Kelli Wilson Daly (Nu-Nebraska), Web: Facebook: Greater Kansas City Alpha Phi Alumnae

Wichita Alumnae enjoyed a bunco event at the home of Roxanne Kirner Arnel (Gamma Xi-Wichita State). They filled backpacks with food for the Food 4 Kids program at the Kansas Food Bank. In two hours, sisters filled close to 600 bags! Several alumnae attended Wichita State’s (Gamma Xi) Viva La Red event. They also held combined annual meetings with chapter members and the Gamma Xi house corporation board. Contact: Marcia McKee Weddle (Gamma Xi-Wichita State), Web: Facebook: Wichita APhi Alumnae Twitter: WichitaAphiAlum

MICHIGAN Detroit West Please join us for some fun and sisterhood! Contact the chapter for information. Contact: Denise Mika-Biga (Rho-Ohio State),

MISSOURI St. Louis Gateway Sisters met for the chapter’s first winery trip to Hermann, Mo. Attendees came from across Missouri and represented several decades and chapters. Contact: Leslie Ferguson (Delta Chi-William Woods), Web: Facebook: St. Louis Gateway Alpha Phi Twitter: GatewayAlphaPhi

NEBRASKA Omaha Alumnae met at Needleworks to learn about stitching from store owner Mary Kudlacek de Souza (Nu-Nebraska). Jenn KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN, MO. Chapter members attend a Missouri Mavericks hockey game.

ST. LOUIS GATEWAY, MO. Alumnae pose along the Missouri River during a winery trip.

Flemming Dannehl (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) hosted a nail party, and Amy Nelson Hruska (Nu-Nebraska) hosted a Stampin’ It Up event. Alumnae welcomed the recolonized Creighton (Theta Delta) collegiate chapter. Nicole Sup Deprez (Delta Xi-Nebraska/Kearney) is the new Omaha Alumnae Panhellenic president.

to support the local Ronald McDonald House with frozen food, snacks and needed household items.

Contact: Julie O’Meara Jernstrom (Nu-Nebraska), Facebook: Omaha Alpha Phi Alumnae

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NEVADA Las Vegas Alumnae sold Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough as part of the Raise Some Dough for Cardiac Care philanthropy event that benefited Alpha Phi Foundation. Members enjoyed monthly book club events. They also began a new project, making pet blankets to donate to Noah’s Animal House. Contact: Audra Hernandez Geving (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City), Web: Facebook: Las Vegas Alpha Phi Alumnae

Northern Nevada Alumnae enjoyed a fun evening of wine tasting at a casino resort. They created handmade knot blankets and donated them to the local Committee to Aid Abused Women. Contact: Breanna Borries (Eta Upsilon-Chapman), Web: Facebook: Northern Nevada Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque A Wear Red wine and cheese tasting hosted by Phyllis Swartz Wilson (Delta Upsilon-Baldwin-Wallace) raised funds for heart health. Sisters attended the annual Spring Fling lunch, bridge and silent auction sponsored by the Albuquerque Alumnae Panhellenic Council to provide scholarships for local Greek women. Alumnae continue


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Contact: Barbara Christopher Swenson (Beta Mu-Alabama),

NEW YORK Sisters visited Citi Pond at Bryant Park for some ice skating and hot chocolate. They raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation with a Dine and Donate event that included a fun night of games. Members enjoyed an evening of Korean barbecue and created beautiful ceramics during a pottery painting class. Contact: Jennifer Broadbent (Eta Iota-Pennsylvania), Web: Facebook: NY APhi

NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte Alumnae held their third annual Wii bowling tournament, second annual Heart & Pucks fundraiser and ran a water table at the Cupids’ Cup 5K. The chapter’s satellite groups will meet during the summer; contact the chapter to join the fun. Contact: Stephanie Miller (Theta Xi-Shippensburg), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter of Charlotte

Raleigh Durham Triangle Alumnae are excited to be active again! During the kickoff event at Busy Bee Café, 19 alumnae played Alpha Phi bingo and sampled great food. Upcoming events include Phiesta, happy hours and helping with a walk to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Email the chapter to get involved. Contact: Ashley Green Chesson (Epsilon Phi-NC State), Web: Facebook: Triangle Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

NORTH DAKOTA Grand Forks Sisters enjoyed the annual alumnae luncheon, hosted by North Dakota (Pi) collegians. Gayle Kielty Clifford (Pi-North Dakota), 50-year member, and Barb Norman Maddock (Pi-North Dakota), 75-year member, received anniversary pins. Alumnae participated in fundraising efforts for the Pi chapter sprinkler system and to update and maintain the chapter house. Gifts will be accepted at any time and are greatly appreciated. Send to: Gate City Bank, c/o Alpha Phi House Association, 3203 South Washington, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Contact: Kathy Lynch Ashe (Pi-North Dakota),

OHIO Ashland Area Members celebrated Valentine’s Day with a chocolate exchange. The chapter met at Renee Marshall Rogers’ (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland) home for the annual goodie bag filling and meeting. The goodie bags are delivered to Ashland (Epsilon Alpha) collegians and serve as a fundraiser for the alumnae chapter. Contact: Jan Brinker Schaeffer (Beta Omicron-Bowling Green State),

Cincinnati Alumnae enjoyed the Pendleton Art Walk and celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a Phiesta at the home of Cathy Smith Venezia (Rho-Ohio State). Contact: Erin Johnson Shaw (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Facebook: Alpha Phi - Cincinnati Alumnae Twitter: AlphaPhiCincy

Cleveland East Sisters created heart pillows for breast cancer patients at the home of Chris Whaling Castelletti (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland). They wore green for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Joann Kotecki Mog’s (Zeta Pi-Case Western OMAHA, NEB. Alumnae enjoy a visit to Needleworks.

Reserve) home. They created a basket for the Cleveland Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship auction hosted by Kim Alley Brundage (Epsilon Alpha-Ashland). An American Heart Association representative spoke about their programs and encouraged alumnae to participate in the Cleveland Heart Walk. Contact: Carina Samuelson Mauck (Eta Gamma-Akron),

Columbus The chapter’s Arm Chair fundraiser earned $825 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Members indulged in an evening of chocolates at a local Chocolate Cafe. Donations and dinner were delivered to the Unverferth House for families of heart transplant patients. Alumnae celebrated Cinco de Mayo with their traditional Mexican-themed dinner. Members attended the Ohio State (Rho) 100th anniversary celebration. Contact the chapter to get involved.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. Gayle Kielty Clifford (Pi-North Dakota), left, and Barb Norman Maddock (Pi-North Dakota) are presented anniversary pins.

Contact: Christine Novak Herrmann (Rho-Ohio State),



Lisa Haning Blackburn (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) was installed as the Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic president. Alpha Phis attended the Alumnae Panhellenic annual luncheon in record numbers to support Lisa and their Alumnae Panhellenic Woman of the Year, Judy Razook Lehmbeck (Phi-Oklahoma). Judy was recognized for her extensive accomplishments, including serving on community boards and organizations as well as owning and managing her own company, Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party, for 25 years. Alpha Phi service includes chapter and recruitment advisor to Oklahoma (Phi), president of the Norman and Oklahoma City alumnae chapters and the Phi house corporation board. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being the first woman to receive a Man of the Year award from the local Bachelors Club.

Dayton Nine sisters attended the Dayton Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship luncheon and style show; alumnae donated nine items for the silent auction. Sarah Ferguson (Beta Tau-Indiana) was one of the scholarship recipients this year. Shelley Tarleton (Gamma Nu-Miami University), Alpha Phi’s Panhellenic delegate, was recognized as a past president of the Alumnae Panhellenic. Linda Pautsch Cleveland (Epsilon Beta-Butler), Industry Products Co. CEO, was featured in an April 2012 article in the Dayton Business Journal about the automotive supplier. Sue Martinson Pledger (Beta Omega-Bowling Green State) was appointed chapter advisor for the Dayton (Zeta Psi) collegiate chapter. Contact: Shelley Tarleton (Gamma Nu-Miami University), Facebook: Dayton Alpha Phi Alumni

Oklahoma City

Contact: Bethany Anderson Brown (Phi-Oklahoma), Web: Facebook: Oklahoma City Alpha Phi Alumnae Chapter

OREGON Portland Events included dinner out, an American Heart Association Heart Walk in Vancouver, a book discussion led by a local author and a healthy heart food night. A spring gathering welcomed new alumnae. Contact: Meagan Baker (Beta Rho-Washington State),

PENNSYLVANIA Lehigh Valley Lory Fraraccio-Kenney (Eta Gamma-Akron) was named Philadelphia Area Alumnae Panhellenic Alumna of the Year during the annual spring scholarship luncheon. Lory serves on the scholarship committee and as the philanthropy chair for the Alumnae Panhellenic. Contact: Natasha Jack Moore (Theta Xi-Shippensburg), Facebook: Lehigh Valley Alpha Phi Alumnae Group Summer 2012

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Alumnae Pride SOUTH CAROLINA Upstate South Carolina The chapter was thrilled to participate in Clemson (Iota Rho) colonization activities. Alumnae assisted with recruitment events and the new member pinning ceremony and helped with initiation in April. The alumnae chapter also participated in a painting and wine class, monthly happy hours and dinners, and volunteered at the Go Red for Women booth during an American Heart Association Heart Walk. Contact: Carol Butler Freeman (Zeta Mu-Colorado State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Upstate SC Alumnae

TEXAS Austin Alumnae made a strong effort to rejuvenate the chapter during the winter and have seen incredible success. They distributed a survey to see what current members want to gain from belonging to the chapter, and they have planned exciting social, networking and community service events based on the results. Contact the chapter to participate. Contact: Carolyn Venable Kahler (Delta Beta-Texas A&M/ Commerce), Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi of Austin Twitter: AustinAlphaPhi

Northwest Houston The chapter enjoyed their annual Grape Escape wine tasting event with their “beaux” at Brix Wine Cellars. Alumnae also attended the annual Northwest Harris County Alumnae Panhellenic scholarship fundraiser. Contact: Susan Kimbrough Danbom (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), Facebook: NW Houston Alpha Phi Alumnae

San Antonio Alumnae attended an annual alumnae tea hosted by St. Mary’s (Iota Beta) and celebrated the collegiate chapter’s 15th anniversary. Congratulations to Melanie Lopez (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s) on her 10-year membership anniversary. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page for details about Founders’ Day plans. Contact: Heather Canales DeCamp (Iota Beta-St. Mary’s),​m Web:​sanantoniophis Facebook: Alpha Phi San Antonio Alum

Wichita Falls Sisters participated in the annual High Heel Walk, hosted by Midwestern State (Gamma Omega). Alumnae celebrated with collegians and welcomed new members to the chapter with a dinner. Contact: Shirley Johnston (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State), Facebook: Alpha Phi Alumnae - Gamma Omega Chapter

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VIRGINIA Hampton Roads Virginia Peninsula alumnae chapter and Hampton Roads ivy connection recently merged. The goal is to provide service to Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) and Old Dominion (Epsilon Eta) collegiate chapters, to communicate with more area alumnae, to aid Alpha Phi Foundation and to enjoy good times together. An event is planned for each month. Contact the chapter to get involved. Contact: Sarah Mac Jaeschke (Theta Phi-Christopher Newport), Facebook: Hampton Roads Alpha Phi Alumnae

Northern Virginia Sisters met for dinner and drinks at two local restaurants, toured a winery, attended “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” with other Panhellenic alumnae and learned about the art of photography from award-winning photographer Jan Elsfelder Ponder (Beta EpsilonArizona). They supported George Mason (Eta Lambda) collegiate chapter’s Red Dress Gala and hosted a brunch for graduating seniors. They look forward to the annual summer barbecue and pool party. Contact: Olivia Wheeler Rabinowitch (Zeta Iota-Virginia), Web: Facebook: Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

Richmond Central Virginia The chapter volunteered at the American Heart Association Richmond Heart Ball. Other activities included the annual wine and cheese event and holiday fundraiser that raised more than $300 from homemade cookie tin sales. Members also met for a dinner and a movie night and participated in a book swap. Contact: Ann Jerome (Epsilon Phi-NC State), Facebook: Richmond / Central VA Alpha Phi Alumnae

WISCONSIN Milwaukee Kathy Sedlak Ehley (Gamma Upsilon-Wisconsin/ Milwaukee) was elected as mayor of Wauwatosa, Wis. (see People, page 4). The alumnae chapter hosted a successful Red Dress event with the Marquette (Eta Mu) chapter. The silent auction and live bid portion of the event raised more than $7,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Alumnae also participated in the collegiate chapter’s initiation ceremony. Contact: Linda Robnett Short (Delta Psi-Wisconsin/ Oshkosh),

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. Lisa Blackburn, right, introduces the chapter’s 2012 Alumnae Panhellenic Woman of the Year, Judy Lehmbeck.

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

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

❧ California San Francisco, Orange County

❧ Florida Naples, Orlando ❧ Indiana Indianapolis ❧ Massachusetts Boston ❧ Montana Missoula ❧ New Jersey Central New Jersey ❧ North Carolina Raleigh-Durham ❧ Pennsylvania Philadelphia Ivy Connection ❧ Tennessee Nashville ❧ Texas Austin Please contact if you are interested in getting involved with any of these chapters or starting a chapter in your area.

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

Sisters enjoyed being a part of Utah’s (Beta Sigma) installation. Alumnae continue to have monthly dinners


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(1) LONG BEACH, CALIF. Joanie Webb O'Toole, Patti Bowles Figueroa and Cathi Barnett (all Gamma KappaCSU/Long Beach) enjoy Super Bowl Sunday. (2) WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS Sisters participate in Midwestern State’s (Gamma Omega) annual High Heel Walk. (3) LAS VEGAS, NEV. Alumnae enjoy a bunco event. (4) LEHIGH VALLEY, PENN. Lory Fraraccio-Kenney (Eta Gamma-Akron) is named Philadelphia Area Alumnae Panhellenic Alumna of the Year. (5) UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA Alumnae and friends enjoy a painting class in downtown Greenville. (6) MIAMI, FLA. Sisters discuss chapter-related matters during an afternoon tea. (7) SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Alumnae celebrate St. Mary’s (Iota Beta) collegiate chapter’s 15th anniversary. (8) NYC METRO, N.Y. Sisters enjoy ice skating in Bryant Park. (9) MILWAUKEE, WIS. Pictured during the joint Milwaukee alumnae chapter / Marquette (Eta Mu) Red Dress event are (from left) Alpha Phi Foundation Executive Director Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), Eta Mu Chapter Advisor Caroline Gustafson Ault (Delta Mu-Purdue), Eta Mu Program Development Advisor Bridget Ward (Delta Chi-William Woods), Eta Mu Marketing Advisor Adrianne Halverson Busch (Delta Theta-Western Michigan) and Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter President Linda Robnett Short (Delta Psi-Wisconsin/Oshkosh).





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New Recruitment Methods Make Alumnae Participation More Valuable Than Ever Recruitment today doesn’t look like it did even a decade ago. And our alumnae are more important than ever in the recruiting process. Recruitment today

With the goal of placing more women in the Greek community and enabling more sorority chapters to attain quota, the National Panhellenic Conference has updated their methods associated with the number of invitations each sorority may extend in any given round of formal recruitment.

What does this change mean?

Alpha Phi collegiate chapters may be required to release more women earlier in recruitment. These would be women who would have typically been released before preference under the previous system, but now they may possibly be released after the open house round. Releasing these women earlier in the process allows them to realistically consider other options and ideally find a home in another sorority. As chapters begin to participate in this change, the need for recommendation forms becomes even more critical. Because chapters must now identify quality potential new members sooner, alumnae input is so valuable. Likewise, it is important for alumnae to recognize it is the chapter’s responsibility to make membership selections that best match its needs. Because the chapter may have fewer invitations to give, there could be situations where women with recommendations may not receive a courtesy invitation. Similarly, it may not be possible to extend courtesy invitations


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on campuses having a large number of Alpha Phi legacies.

How to recommend a potential member

Alpha Phi alumnae are asked to provide information to an Alpha Phi collegiate chapter about a potential new member (PNM) involved in the recruitment process. They may do so by completing a 2012 Potential Member Reference Form (page 19). Details are also available at, keywords: recommendation form. The form includes an area to indicate whether the PNM is an Alpha Phi legacy. Mail the Potential Member Reference Form directly to the collegiate chapter. You may find the chapter addresses by visiting and clicking the Chapters tab. Addresses and dates for chapters with upcoming recruitments are also listed in this issue of the Quarterly (page 20).

Potential Member Reference Form protocol

Alpha Phi alumnae who submit a 2012 Potential Member Reference Form should be appropriately thanked by the collegiate chapter for playing an important role in recruitment. However, by submitting such a form, an alumna is not entitled to confidential information regarding the recommended PNM. Alpha Phi alumnae must remember that a recommendation does not guarantee a young woman, even a legacy, an invitation to Alpha Phi

membership. An active chapter has the privilege and responsibility of selecting new members who best match its needs. Please Note: All eligible women will receive consideration for membership without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, disability or handicap. If you have any questions or need further information regarding changes to recruitment or Alpha Phi’s legacy policy, please contact WELCOMING A LEGACY (top left photo) Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma IotaTexas Tech), right, celebrates when her daughter, Andrea Gage Cheek (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), is welcomed as a new member. ALL IN THE FAMILY (top right) Five members of a family are all sisters who initiated at Nebraska (Nu). Three sisters joined the chapter in the 1970s-80s, one of their daughters joined in the 1990s and another’s daughter in 2009. Pictured in front of the chapter house prior to attending a football game are (from left) Kelly Williams Horn, Beth Nelson, Jenny Hruska, Amy Nelson Hruska and Lori Nelson Williams. THREE GENERATIONS (bottom right) North Dakota (Pi) chapter alumnae celebrate the initiation of their legacy. Attending the initiation of Emily Apanian, right, were (from left) her aunt, Lisa Phillips McCormick; her mother, Teri Phillips Apanian; and her grandmother, Niomi Rohn Phillips. Her grandmother passed on her badge to Emily.

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Recruitment Addresses and Dates Please refer to the following chapter addresses and recruitment dates when mailing Potential Member Reference Forms (found on page 19). An online recommendation form is also available at; search “recommendation form.” Please Note: All forms should be mailed to the attention of the vice president of recruitment as early as possible to give chapters ample time to prepare for recruitment.

CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia (Beta Theta) Beta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 102-2770 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 2B7

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MANITOBA Manitoba (Beta Eta)

Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 703-99 Westlake Crescent Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A2

CALIFORNIA Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)

Epsilon Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1290 Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

September 2012

Chapman (Eta Upsilon)

Eta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi One University Dr. Orange, CA 92866

September 2012

CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta)

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Eta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 55253 Hayward, CA 94545


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Toronto (Xi)

CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa)

Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 30 Lowther Ave. Toronto, ON M5R 1C6

September 2012

Western Ontario (Theta Eta) Theta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 232 Epworth Ave. London, ON N6A 2M1

September 2012

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Iota Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Janette Kelly 1217-1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5A 4A5

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QUEBEC Bishop’s (Eta Chi)

Eta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1950 Riverview Lennoxville, QC J1M 2A2

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

August 2012

ARIZONA Arizona (Beta Epsilon)

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

August 2012

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

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Northern Arizona (Iota Pi) Iota Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

Gamma Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 3017 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814-1426

September 2012

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon) Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 9756 Zelzah Ave. Northridge, CA 91325

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CSU/San Bernardino (Eta Beta) Eta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 9867 San Bernardino, CA 92427

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Pepperdine (Iota Alpha)

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Zeta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 616 Washington St. Santa Clara, CA 95050

San Diego State (Gamma Alpha) Gamma Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 6055 Montezuma Rd. San Diego, CA 92115

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San Francisco State (Eta Theta) Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 259, 236 W. Portal Ave. San Francisco, CA 94127

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San Jose State (Beta Psi) Beta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 210 S. 10th St. San Jose, CA 95112

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UC/Davis (Epsilon Rho)

Epsilon Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 327 Russell Blvd. Davis, CA 95616

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UC/Irvine (Eta Kappa)

Eta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 1080 Arroyo Dr. Irvine, CA 92697

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UCLA (Beta Delta)

Beta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 714 Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Campus Life Building-Suite 180 Attn: College Panhellenic CouncilAlpha Phi Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115

Southern Illinois (Epsilon Xi)

Iota Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 800 21st St. NW, Suite 427 Washington, DC 20052

Epsilon Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 1168, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL 62025

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FLORIDA Barry (Theta Omega)

INDIANA Ball State (Delta Rho)

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Florida Tech (Theta Zeta)

Indiana State (Delta Pi)

Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Activities 11300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33161

Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Center Box 67 Muncie, IN 47306

Delta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 111 Lincoln Quad Terre Haute, IN 47809

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Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 150 West University Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32901

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta)

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Florida State (Gamma Phi)

Indiana U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon)

Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 840 Embarcadero del Norte Isla Vista, CA 93117

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USC (Beta Pi)

Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 643 W. 28th St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 1015 15th St. Boulder, CO 80302

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA George Washington (Iota Iota)

Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi 2830 Bancroft Steps Berkeley, CA 94704

September 2012

Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 2223 K St. Sacramento, CA 95816

Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta)

UC/Berkeley (Lambda)

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Sacramento State (Epsilon Gamma)

CONNECTICUT Connecticut (Iota Lambda) Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o OFSL 2110 Hillside Rd., Unit 3008F Storrs, CT 06269

Iota Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Student Activities 24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263

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Santa Clara (Zeta Gamma)

COLORADO Colorado (Beta Gamma)

September 2012

Colorado School of Mines (Iota Zeta)

Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1550 Campus Dr. Golden, CO 80134

August 2012

Denver (Iota Xi)

Sarah Sperlbaum Recruitment Advisor 2440 S. Brentwood St. Lakewood, CO 80227

September 2012

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma)

Gamma Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi University Center A, Suite 4100 c/o Office of Greek Life Tallahassee, FL 32306

August 2012

GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu)

Iota Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 171 5th St. Atlanta, GA 30313

September 2012

IDAHO Idaho (Beta Zeta)

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

August 2012

ILLINOIS Eastern Illinois (Zeta Alpha) Zeta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 1013 Greek Ct. Charleston, IL 61920

September 2012

Elmhurst (Zeta Xi)

Zeta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 190 Prospect, Box 1151 Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 814 19th St. Greeley, CO 80631

Illinois (Beta Alpha)

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

Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 4201 Grant Line Rd. New Albany, IN 47150

September 2012

Purdue (Delta Mu)

Delta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi 801 David Ross Rd. West Lafayette, IN 47906

August 2012

IOWA Drake (Gamma Omicron) Gamma Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 1240 34th St. Des Moines, IA 50311

September 2012

Iowa (Delta Epsilon)

Delta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 E. College St. Iowa City, IA 52240

August 2012

Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta)

Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1215 W. 23rd St. Cedar Falls, IA 50613

August 2012

KANSAS Washburn (Upsilon)

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

September 2012

Wichita State (Gamma Xi)

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

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KENTUCKY Kentucky (Iota Nu)

Iota Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi 575 Patterson Office Tower Lexington KY 40506

August 2012

MAINE Maine (Delta Nu)

Delta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Box A, Hancock Hall Orono, ME 04469-5731

William Woods (Delta Chi) Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 200 W. 12th St. Fulton, MO 65251

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MONTANA Montana (Chi)

Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1107 Gerald Ave. Missoula, MT 59801

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Nebraska (Nu)

MIT (Zeta Phi)

Zeta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi 479 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215

September 2012

WPI (Iota Omicron)

Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 100 Institute Rd. Worchester, MA 01609

October 2012

MICHIGAN Adrian (Delta Eta)

Delta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi, Lowry Hall Adrian, MI 49221

September 2012

Kettering (Iota Epsilon)

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

August 2012

Michigan (Theta)

Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1830 Hill St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Michigan State (Beta Beta) Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi 616 MAC Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823

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Western Michigan (Delta Theta) Delta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi 1603 Fraternity Village Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49006

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MINNESOTA Minnesota (Epsilon)

Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 323 10th Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

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MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda)

Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Phi - C100 Panhellenic Hall Warrensburg, MO 64093

August 2012

Missouri (Omicron)

Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 906 S. Providence Columbia, MO 65203

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

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

September 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth (Iota Kappa)

Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Delta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 213 Heritage East, 114 Tressel St. Berea, OH 44017

September 2012

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron)

Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi 702 Ridge St. Bowling Green, OH 43403

September 2012

Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 1063 Fraternity Circle Kent, OH 44240

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OKLAHOMA Cameron (Theta Rho)

Theta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 2800 W. Gore Blvd. Student Activities Building Lawton, OK 73505

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Oklahoma (Phi)

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New Hampshire (Eta Alpha)

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta)

Rensselaer (Theta Tau)

Theta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 104 Wiltsie House, RPI - 1999 Burdette Ave. Troy, NY 12180

September 2012

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

August 2012

UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi 803-G Bryce Court Wilmington, NC 28405

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NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota (Pi)

Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi 2626 University Ave. Grand Forks, ND 58203

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OHIO Akron (Eta Gamma)

Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi 303 Carroll St. Akron, OH 44304

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Ashland (Epsilon Alpha)

Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 1986 Ashland University Ashland, OH 44805

RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island (Iota Delta)

Kent State (Beta Omega)

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Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 29 Lower College Rd. Kingston, RI 02881

Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi 1401 S. College Ave. Norman, OK 73072

September 2012

Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Box 2840 Sykes Union, West Chester Univ. West Chester, PA 19383

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Iota Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi H.B. 5248 Hanover, NH 03755

Eta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 8 Strafford Ave. Durham, NH 03824

West Chester (Epsilon Kappa)

Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2501 N. Blackwelder, OCU Box 66A Oklahoma City, OK 73106

August 2012

OREGON Linfield (Theta Alpha)

Theta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi 900 SE Baker #A614 McMinnville, OR 97128

September 2012

Oregon (Tau)

Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi 1050 Hilyard SE Eugene, OR 97401

October 2012

Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) Beta Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi 357 NW 25th St. Corvallis, OR 97330

September 2012

PENNSYLVANIA Carnegie Mellon (Colony) Megan Bouché 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201


Lafayette (Eta Sigma)

Eta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Farinon Center, Box 9481 Easton, PA 18042-1798

September 2012

Penn State (Gamma Rho)

Gamma Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi 1 Wolf Hall University Park, PA 16802

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SOUTH CAROLINA Clemson (Iota Rho)

Iota Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi c/o Extension Department 1930 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

August 2012

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota (Psi)

VIRGINIA George Mason (Eta Lambda) Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Student Activities Officer MS 2D6 Fairfax, VA 22030

September 2012

James Madison (Theta Iota) Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 800 S. Main St., MSC 3518 Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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Old Dominion (Epsilon Eta) Epsilon Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi 2122 Webb Center Norfolk, VA 23508

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WASHINGTON Eastern Washington (Eta Psi) Eta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 306 F St. Cheney, WA 99004

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Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi 707 E. Cedar St. Vermillion, SD 57069

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TEXAS Midwestern State (Gamma Omega)

Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 3410 Taft Blvd., Box 12763 Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099

September 2012

North Texas (Gamma Eta)

Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 305692 Denton, TX 76203

September 2012

Washington (Sigma)

Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi 4710 19th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98105

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

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Whitman (Beta Phi)

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

September 2012

Texas (Omega)

WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia (Beta Iota)

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Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta)


Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi 2005 University Austin, TX 78705

Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi P.O. Box 4203 Commerce, TX 75428

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Texas Tech (Gamma Iota)

Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi #1 Greek Circle Lubbock, TX 79416

August 2012

UTAH Southern Utah (Theta Sigma) Theta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi SUU Box 8003 Cedar City, UT 84720

September 2012

Utah (Beta Sigma)

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

August 2012

Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 261 Willey St. Morgantown, WV 26505

Wisconsin (Iota)

Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi 28 Langdon St. Madison, WI 53703

September 2012

Wisconsin/LaCrosse (Delta Kappa) Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi 1725 State St., Cartwright Center La Crosse, WI 54601

September 2012

Wisconsin/Stout (Gamma Sigma) Gamma Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi 920 8th St. Menomonie, WI 54751

September 2012 Editor's Note: Addresses and dates for chapters recruiting in 2013 will be printed in the Fall 2012 Quarterly.

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trip to Ben & Jerry’s and a visit to SUNY/Plattsburgh (Theta Psi). They raised more than $200 for Alpha Phi Foundation.


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British Columbia (Beta Theta) The chapter’s Cardiac Care Week and Dating Game events raised approximately $2,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters participated in other sororities’ philanthropy events and the university’s long-standing Gladiator and Storm the Wall traditions. Collegians will host a new philanthropy event, Hoops for Heart, on Oct. 25. They also look forward to their first Red Dress-themed Founders’ Day celebration that will involve alumnae and parents. Facebook: Alpha Phi UBC Twittter: AlphaPhiUBC

ONTARIO Western Ontario (Theta Eta)

UNITED STATES ARIZONA Arizona State (Gamma Pi) During the university’s annual Greek Awards ceremony, sisters received awards for Chapter of the Year, Excellence in Achievement and Excellence in Responsibility. They also received awards during the Pacific Northwest / Southwest Regional Conference for Most Improved Chapter and Most Improved Formal Recruitment. Their intramural soccer team went undefeated and took the All University Championship title. They also volunteered at a women’s shelter in downtown Phoenix in recognition of the Frances E. Willard Day of Service.

Members enjoyed sisterhood events. The chapter also hosted what it hopes will become an annual Women in Careers event, at which alumnae of Alpha Phi and other sororities spoke about career paths and how they have pursued their goals.

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Cal Poly (Epsilon Chi)

Wilfrid Laurier (Iota Theta) Sisters welcomed 14 new members following formal recruitment. They hosted two annual philanthropy events, Coyote Ugly and a Red Dress Gala, that raised more than $6,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. A Tiffany & Co.-themed formal included creative awards, much celebration and recognition of graduates. Sisters look forward to polish week in September.

QUEBEC Bishop’s (Eta Chi) The chapter more than doubled its size following winter formal recruitment. They volunteered within the community and enjoyed sisterhood events, including a

CALIFORNIA The chapter welcomed five new members following winter recruitment. Sisters enjoyed a fun day at a roller rink in San Luis Obispo. Members wore ’70s-inspired costumes and enjoyed skating and bonding with sisters. Web: Facebook: Cal Poly SLO Alpha Phi Twitter: CalPolyAlphaPhi

Chapman (Eta Upsilon) Collegians celebrated women’s heart health by hosting a series of events every Wednesday in February. The chapter’s second annual Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event raised nearly $750. Members also enjoyed a chapter retreat. Web: Facebook: Chapman Alpha Phi Twitter: ChapmanAPhi

WESTERN ONTARIO (THETA ETA) The chapter celebrates the end of the academic year at their formal.

CSU/LONG BEACH (GAMMA KAPPA) Sisters enjoy a new Party Hearty philanthropy event.

CSU/Long Beach (Gamma Kappa) The chapter received 13 awards during the university’s Greek Awards event, more than any other chapter on campus. Annie Williams was named Sorority President of the Year, and Rachel Rodriguez was named Chapter Advisor of the Year. Members hosted the annual Phi Ball and Red Dress Ball philanthropy events. They also created a new National Wear Red Day event, Party Hearty, that included games, treats, making Valentines for a local children’s hospital and a DJ. The annual Mr. Heartthrob philanthropy event also raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Annie Williams was crowned Homecoming queen. The chapter placed second in Sigma Pi soccer. They also enjoyed a service event with a fraternity, a career night with alumnae and several sisterhood events. Facebook: Alpha Phi CSULB Twitter: AlphaPhiCSULB

CSU/Northridge (Epsilon Upsilon) The chapter successfully hosted a number of events, including their annual Phiesta taco social and Phi Ball basketball tournament. Support from other Greek organizations helped raise money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Facebook: CSUN Alpha Phi

Stanford (Kappa) The chapter’s first major philanthropy event was a success. The Mr. Alpha Phi - King of Hearts event raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Collegians were excited to participate in their first formal recruitment during the spring quarter. Web: Facebook: Stanford Alpha Phi Twitter: StanfordAPhi


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UC/Berkeley (Lambda) The chapter adopted a new philanthropy event, Cardiac Arrest, an obstacle course/scavenger hunt competition. The women hosted a gathering for local Girl Scouts at the chapter house, celebrated Heart Health Week and participated in community events. Kristen Dodenhoff was inducted into Order of Omega. They honored graduating seniors during Senior Week. Visit and ‘like’ the chapter’s new Facebook page. Web: Facebook: UC Berkeley Alpha Phi

University of the Pacific (Iota Gamma) Sisters implemented a new Casino Night as part of their fifth annual King of Hearts philanthropy event. They raised more than $1,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. They hosted a successful Mom’s Day that featured baking treats for the Stockton Fire Department. They welcomed 23 new members during formal recruitment. Facebook: Alpha Phi - University of the Pacific

USC (Beta Pi) Members hosted a Parent’s Weekend with a casino night in downtown Los Angeles. Their successful spring philanthropy event, the Phi Ball three-on-three basketball tournament, raised more than $2,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Professors were invited to the chapter house for a scholarship dinner. Web: Facebook: USC Alpha Phi Twitter: USCAlphaPhi

COLORADO Colorado (Beta Gamma) Sisters hosted Alpha Male, their spring philanthropy event, that raised $5,600 for Alpha Phi Foundation. They hosted

CSU/NORTHRIDGE (EPSILON UPSILON) Graduating collegians enjoy the Red Dress Ball.

Bead for Life, a benefit for Ugandan women in poverty. Members also participated in Greek Week. Web: Facebook: Boulder Alpha Phi Twitter: CUAPhi

Northern Colorado (Delta Gamma) The chapter celebrated seniors with the annual Senior Week that included a dinner and ceremony. They hosted their first Forget-Me-Not Ball. Members were proud to be Derby Day winners and to receive a portion of the proceeds to donate to Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter also hosted its first solo Red Dress Gala and raised $7,000 for the Foundation. Facebook: Alpha Phi at UNC

CONNECTICUT Connecticut (Iota Lambda) The chapter initiated seven new members following spring recruitment. They hosted their first Red Dress Gala that raised more than $4,500 for Alpha Phi Foundation. The event featured a silent auction and raffle. As part of the event, University of Vermont Medical Group Dr. Paul Taheri, the father of a collegian, delivered a presentation about heart disease. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi UConn Twitter: AlphaPhiUConn

FLORIDA Florida State (Gamma Phi) The chapter was excited to announce that they purchased a lot on Copeland Street for their chapter house to be built. The house should be completed by fall 2013. They hosted an open house at their temporary residence, where they gave tours, served refreshments and met other members of the Greek community.

LAKE FOREST (GAMMA EPSILON) Sisters host their Love Shack philanthropy event.

GEORGIA Georgia Tech (Iota Mu) The King of Hearts philanthropy event raised more than $1,300. Several sisters participated in the Red Dress Fashion Show hosted by the university as part of Heart Health Awareness Month. Members were joined by mothers and alumnae for a recruitment workshop. The chapter participated in Greek Week, winning a Most Spirited award. Three members were on the Greek Week executive committee, with Laura Lanier heading the committee. Marci Moreno serves on the university’s Panhellenic Council. Claire Alpaugh and Bibha Gelal received engineering awards. Web: Facebook: Georgia Tech Alpha Phi Twitter: GTAlphaPhi

ILLINOIS Illinois (Beta Alpha) Sisters hosted the weeklong King of Hearts spring philanthropy event. Highlights included a fundraiser at a local restaurant, a poker tournament, an Eat Your Heart Out dinner and the 22nd annual King of Hearts competition. This year had one of the most remarkable turnouts. The chapter also worked hard on its annual spring blood drive. Web: Facebook: University of Illinois Alpha Phi Twitter: UIUC_AlphaPhi

Lake Forest (Gamma Epsilon) The chapter welcomed 12 new members following spring formal recruitment. They said goodbye to nine graduating seniors; one was the commencement speaker during graduation. A successful spring philanthropy event, Love Shack, raised more than $600. Summer 2012

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On Campus Northwestern (Beta) The chapter hosted the annual Mud Olympics philanthropy event. Sisters are using their passion for philanthropy to prepare for a fall haunted house and a new philanthropy event for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: Northwestern University Alpha Phi Twitter: NU_Alpha_Phi

INDIANA Ball State (Delta Rho) Sisters joined other Greek women on campus to participate in a Girls Fight Back self-defense program, hosted by alumna Erin Weed (Zeta Alpha-Eastern Illinois). They learned valuable tips about how to fight back against would-be attackers.

STANFORD (KAPPA) (From left) Sarah Tang, Stephanie Glass, Yassamin Ansari and Marcia Foti enjoy a successful Mr. Alpha Phi philanthropy event.

DePauw (Gamma) Members were proud to celebrate the chapter’s 125th anniversary. The chapter continues to make an impact through service, leadership and outstanding sisterhood. The annual community service project with Beta Theta Pi fraternity was a success, with every sister participating. Facebook: Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiDePauw

Indiana U. Southeast (Zeta Epsilon) Sisters hosted their third annual Red Dress Luncheon and raised almost $3,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. They were joined by family, friends and alumnae. They also cheered on their Grenadiers basketball team.

president, and Emily Grimm was elected as a senator-atlarge for the student senate. Emily also represented Alpha Phi during a visit to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the Greek community. Maria Opatz attended Emerging Leaders Institute in May. Web: Facebook: Drake University Alpha Phi Twitter: DrakeAlphaPhi

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MAINE Maine (Delta Nu) The chapter set up tables at the university’s Memorial Union to raise awareness about women’s heart health and Alpha Phi Foundation for Wear Red Day, Valentine’s Day and as part of the university’s Health Fair. Sisters volunteered at the local Ronald McDonald House, cooking meals for families there. They also hosted their 10th annual Move Your Phi’t philanthropy event. Web: Facebook: UMaine Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiDeltaNu


The women promoted heart health by hosting a Cardiac Care Week. Several members participated in and volunteered for the university’s Dance Marathon to raise money for childhood cancer research. Sisters also held leadership roles in the planning and operation of the 24-hour event.

Drake (Gamma Omicron)

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The chapter was excited to host its seventh Red Dress Gala. With the help of peers, family and friends, they raised approximately $6,400 to support Alpha Phi Foundation. They continued their tradition of spring Eat Your Heart Out philanthropy events at local restaurants. They said goodbye to 12 graduating seniors.

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The chapter received the Dean of Students Greek Award for Contributions to the Campus Community during the university’s Greek Gala. Members participated in the Frances E. Willard Day of Service. The Fast Phi’t spring philanthropy event raised $2,700 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Amanda Laurent was elected student body

NORTHWESTERN (BETA) Sisters wear red in support of Alpha Phi Foundation.

Northern Iowa (Epsilon Theta) The chapter held their annual Red Dress Gala and nearly doubled both their guest list and the amount of money raised. The accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the community, members of other Greek organizations and families. They also hosted a spring philanthropy event. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Epsilon Theta Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhi_UNI

KANSAS Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Three members were nominated for homecoming queen; one was named to the top five. Almost 350 students, alumnae, parents and community members attended the chapter’s sixth annual Viva la Red Casino Night. The event had Vegas-style casino games with food, music and raffles. Web: Facebook: Wichita State Alpha Phi Twitter: WSUAlphaPhi

MARYLAND Baldwin-Wallace (Delta Upsilon)

Web: Facebook: BWC Alpha Phi Twitter: AlphaPhiBWC

Maryland (Delta Zeta) Sisters welcomed 40 new members following spring recruitment. The chapter co-hosted the annual Mr. Greek event with Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The event raised $4,565 for Alpha Phi Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.

MASSACHUSSETTS Bentley (Zeta Rho) The Karaoke Phi-ver philanthropy event raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters enjoyed an annual Parent’s Luncheon. They look forward to celebrating their 30th anniversary in the fall. Web: Facebook: Bentley University Alpha Phi Zeta Rho Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiZetaRho


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MIT (Zeta Phi) The annual King of Hearts spring philanthropy event is always great entertainment on campus. Sisters are excited to plan their first Red Dress Gala; they will work with Boston (Eta) collegiate chapter on the fall event. Web: Facebook: MIT APhi

Tufts (Zeta Theta) Members teamed with Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity to co-host the university’s annual Read by the River carnival to encourage child literacy. Approximately 800 school children from surrounding communities attended. Facebook: Alpha Phi at Tufts Twitter: APhi_Tufts

MICHIGAN Michigan (Theta) Every member participated in community service activities. A tragedy hit close to home when a tornado struck Dexter, Mich. One of the chapter’s advisors, Shelley Lague Murray (Delta Theta-Western Michigan), and their house director’s daughter were both affected. Their families were not injured, but their homes were both in the path of the tornado. Sisters took up a special collection and gave gift cards to help ease their hardships. A cupcake sale benefited Alpha Phi Foundation and tornado victims. And dozens of cupcakes were donated to victims as well. Save the date for the sixth annual Red Dress Gala on Nov. 2. Web: Facebook: Michigan Alpha Phi Twitter: AlpahPhiUMich

MINNESOTA Minnesota (Epsilon) Sisters hosted several philanthropy events, including Alpha Phiesta, a blood drive with Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and their fifth annual Red Dress Gala. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi UMN Twitter: AlphaPhiUMN

MISSOURI Central Missouri (Theta Lambda) Sisters welcomed eight new members following formal recruitment. They raised $5,714 with their annual Red Dress Gala. Web: Facebook:Alpha Phi at UCM Twitter: AlphaPhiUCM

Missouri (Omicron) Members hosted a Rockin’ Red Dress poker tournament and silent auction that raised more than $15,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Sisters shined in their brilliant red dresses and were excited about the amazing turnout. During the South Central / Southeast Regional Conference, the chapter received an award for raising the most money for Alpha Phi Foundation for their 2011 Red Dress event. Sisters welcomed 19 new members following spring continuous open bidding to bring the chapter total to 260. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi @ Mizzou Twitter: MizzouAlphaPhi

Washington University (Zeta Upsilon) Sisters teamed up with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to construct a facade for the university’s annual ThurtenE Carnival. Collegians also supported the American Cancer Society by participating in a Relay for Life. Web:

NEBRASKA Nebraska (Nu) Amy Welniak led Greek Week, and Kayla Busboom created the banner to promote it. Director of Marketing Jenny Hruska involved the chapter in several community activities and was dedicated to alumnae relations. Libby Lemke planned an unforgettable week for the 17 graduating seniors that concluded with the annual senior brunch. The Phiva Las Vegas spring philanthropy event was planned by Director of Philanthropy Abby Axthlem. Check out the recap and results video on YouTube.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (ZETA UPSILON) Sisters work on a House of Cards facade for the ThurtenE Carnival.

NEBRASKA (NU) Sisters participate in a Red Dress Dash.

Nebraska/Kearney (Delta Xi) At the first Applauding Excellence Program hosted by the university, the chapter was named Outstanding Student Organization of the Year. Alumna Heather Wolf (Epsilon Chi-Cal Poly) was named Outstanding Staff Member, Kiley Dibbern won Outstanding Emerging Leader, Hilke Brandon was named Outstanding Loper Legacy, and Lisa Klingelhoefer won Outstanding Student Employee. During the university’s Scholarship Awards night, the chapter won Highest New Member GPA, Highest Sorority GPA and Highest Overall Greek GPA. Members hosted the seventh annual Red Dress Poker Tournament that brought in more than 300 competitors and raised $10,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: Delta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi - Kearney, Nebraska Twitter: AlphaPhiUNK

NEW JERSEY Seton Hall (Eta Eta) The chapter welcomed 19 new initiates. During Greek Week, members participated in the university’s Relay for Life, sporting events, a talent show and much more. Community service opportunities included a park clean up, volunteering at a food bank and animal shelter, and hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on campus. They also planned a dinner benefit at a local burger restaurant. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Fraternity Eta Eta Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiSHU

NEW YORK Rensselaer (Theta Tau) Sisters welcomed eight new members. The chapter sponsored an annual blood drive. They raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation through a new event, Comedy for a Cause, co-sponsored with Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Sisters participated in the university’s Relay for Life. They looked forward to the fourth annual Red Dress Gala and Alumnae Weekend. Web: Facebook: RPI Alpha Phi

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On Campus and live auction, and featured a touching speech by a Dayton (Zeta Psi) sister who had heart disease. More than $12,000 benefited Alpha Phi Foundation.

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma (Phi) Members were excited to be featured in the Sisterhood Spotlight on Lily Pulitzer’s blog ( They were serenaded by Josh Abbott Band after winning a contest. They were also chosen to participate in Sooner Scandals, an annual musical production competition hosted by the university. Web: Facebook: Oklahoma Alpha Phi Twitter: OUAlphaPhi

Oklahoma City (Delta Delta) APPALACHIAN STATE (THETA NU) The chapter hosts its third annual Hoops for Heart philanthropy event.

SUNY/Buffalo (Theta Epsilon)


Sisters helped the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with their Hoops for Hearts philanthropy event. Members won a certificate for supporting the men’s basketball team during a game. They participated in an American Cancer Society Relay For Life event and attended the Matthew Scarpati Walk in memory of a Pi Lambda Phi fraternity member who passed away in 2009.

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SUNY/Cortland (Eta Tau) Sisters hosted their third annual Red Dress Gala that raised more than $2,700. More than 200 people attended.

NORTH CAROLINA Appalachian State (Theta Nu) The chapter hosted its third annual Hoops for Heart philanthropy event that raised $4,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Raffle tickets included Bobcat’s tickets, Tiffany & Co. earrings and Carolina Hurricanes tickets. Philanthropy Chair Megan Wilkinson and Vice President of Marketing Sharyn Byers worked hard to organize the event.

UNC/Wilmington (Eta Xi) The chapter held its second annual Red Dress Gala, donating more than $7,500 to Alpha Phi Foundation. During homecoming, the chapter was awarded Best Student Organization and Best Homecoming Float for the second year in a row. During Greek Life Awards, the chapter also received Most Improved Sorority and Philanthropy Program of the Year. Web: Facebook: UNCW Alpha Phi Twitter: EtaXiAlphaPhi

NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota (Pi) Members won the Page Award for the eighth year in a row. They took several awards during the university’s Greek Awards, including Top GPA. They hosted the annual Boot Hockey tournament and APhiesta to raise money for heart health.


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The chapter hosted its annual Mr. University philanthropy event and raised almost $1,900 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Collegians held a formal that included a dinner and dancing. They made personalized Alpha Phi letters for shirts as a sisterhood event. Web: Twitter: AlphaPhi_EA

Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) Sisters celebrated Cardiac Care Week by passing out heart healthy snacks and hosting an Eat Your Heart Out ice cream event. The chapter participated in Greek Week, Greek Sing and Philanthropy Week. They hosted an alumnae brunch and participated in several community service events. Web:

Dayton (Zeta Psi) The chapter hosted its annual Red Dress Gala and raised nearly $12,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. The evening featured a silent auction with gift baskets donated by local business and families.

Kent State (Beta Omega) Members enjoyed a snow tubing sisterhood event. The chapter hosted its seventh annual Red Dress Gala and raised nearly $16,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. During North Central Midwest / Upper Midwest Regional Conference, members received awards for Excellence in Scholarship and Most Improved Chapter. A mock wedding social was held with a fraternity. Members were excited to focus on community service, donating more than 600 cans to a local pantry and partnering with another sorority to make fleece blankets for a children’s hospital. Facebook: Alpha Phi KSU Twitter: AlphaPhi_KSU

Miami University (Gamma Nu) Members and their mothers enjoyed the chapter’s first Red Dress Gala. The event included a dinner, silent auction

Sisters practiced Phi-lates with alumna Meghan Dunn (Delta Delta-Oklahoma City) as part of an emotional and personal wellness program. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi OKCU

OREGON Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) Members raised $4,000 for women’s heart health with their second annual Outlast: Greek Row philanthropy event. Greek chapters participated in the week-long “Survivor”-themed competition. The chapter teamed up with Oregon (Tau) collegians to host an annual Red Dress Gala that raised $17,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi - Oregon State University

PENNSYLVANIA Duquesne (Epsilon Iota) Members volunteered with the Strong Women, Strong Girls organization as their Frances E. Willard Day of Service project. They invited middle school-aged young women to the university to participate in various activities to expose them to aspects of college life. Collegians also initiated 20 new members. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Duquesne University Twitter: DuqAlphaPhi BOWLING GREEN STATE (BETA OMICRON) (From left) Kayla Devine, Amanda Carlo, Kaitlin Graft and Meghan Coburn pose during fall formal recruitment.

VIRGINIA Christopher Newport (Theta Phi) The chapter won the Greek Week competition by participating in events such as Stroll Off, Greek Jeopardy and a chariot race. The King of Hearts philanthropy event raised more than $1,200 for Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi- Theta Phi (CNU)

George Mason (Eta Lambda)

NORTH TEXAS (GAMMA ETA) Sisters host their APhiesta philanthropy event.

St. Joseph’s (Theta Theta) The chapter has grown to 109 women. They took on a new philanthropy event during the spring semester to benefit women’s heart health. Members hosted a Zumba class and a flag football tournament. Twitter: APhi_ThetaTheta

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota (Psi) The chapter raised more than $5,000 at their annual Alpha Phiesta taco feed and implemented two new philanthropy events: Cardiac Arrest and Buy A Heart, Get a Kiss. Members received a record number of scholarships during the chapter’s annual State Day. Members look forward to their Red Dress Gala and fall recruitment. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at the University of South Dakota Twitter: USDAlphaPhi

Members celebrate their 19th win in 22 years of Greek Week. Amanda Santiago organized and motivated sisters to participate in the week’s events. During the South Central / Southeast Regional Conference, sisters received awards for Chapter Excellence and Programming, and the chapter was chosen as a qualifier for the prestigious Order of the Lamp award. The chapter also hosted its fifth annual Red Dress Gala. Web: Facebook: GMU Alpha Phi Twitter: GMUAlphaPhi

James Madison (Theta Iota) Sisters raised more than $21,000 with their annual APHIasco philanthropy event. As a thank you for the chapter’s long-standing donation history to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s cardiac care unit, the hospital created the Alpha Phi Fund. The fund allows the chapter to decide on the allocation of the funds and brands all equipment purchased with the chapter’s name. During the South Central / Southeast Regional Conference, members received an award for Excellence in Community Service and Philanthropy. Web: Facebook: JMU Alpha Phi Twitter: JMUAlphaPhi

Help Alpha Phi Foundation win $2,500 by joining the Every|Day Hero Campaign and signing the pledge by Aug. 31, 2012. Learn more at Old Dominion (Epsilon Eta) The chapter was featured in a full-page spread in the university’s newspaper that highlighted several of its philanthropy events and discussed how they benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. The Huggy Pillow event sells heart-shaped pillows to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation and donates pillows to a local hospital for patients recovering from heart surgery. Sisters also hosted the fifth annual Alpha Phi Cardiac Arrest event. Web: Facebook: ODU Alpha Phi Twitter: ODUAlphaPhi

Virginia Tech (Eta Omicron) The annual Keep the Beat Week raised money for Alpha Phi Foundation and women’s heart health. The chapter was one of the top Greek participants in the university’s Relay For Life. Web: Twitter: VTAlphaPhi

VIRGINIA TECH (ETA OMICRON) Sisters host the Keep the Beat Week philanthropy event.

TEXAS North Texas (Gamma Eta) Members hosted their annual APhiesta taco event to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation. Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi at UNT

UTAH Utah (Beta Sigma) Members raised more than $2,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation during a Heart Health Week that included a Move Your Phi’t Zumba event and a Mr. Heart Throb competition. Seven alumnae and 81 collegians were initiated in March as founding members of the chapter, and the new chapter was officially installed the following day during a luncheon. Sisterhood events included an All Phis No Hes Valentine’s Day event and a weekend retreat in Park City. Other events included a date night at a roller rink and a sisterhood hike. Web: Summer 2012

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On Campus WASHINGTON Puget Sound (Gamma Zeta) Sisters welcomed 37 new initiates following spring formal recruitment. Facebook: Alpha Phi Gamma Zeta Twitter: AlphaPhiGZ

Washington (Sigma) The chapter was proud to present the University of Washington cardiology department with a grant to research the genetic ties among women with heart disease. The grant was funded by sisters’ seventh annual Red Dress Gala. They also hosted the annual Alpha Phifa soccer tournament philanthropy event.

WISCONSIN Marquette (Eta Mu) The Red Dress Affair included brunch, a fashion show and a silent auction and raised more than $10,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation. The chapter also hosted the Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event, featuring music and hotdogs, to benefit Alpha Phi Foundation.


(1) ARIZONA STATE (GAMMA PI) Sisters celebrate receiving three awards during the university’s Greek Awards ceremony. (2) UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC (IOTA GAMMA) A collegian and her mother enjoy Mom’s Day. (3) WISCONSIN (IOTA) Sisters host their Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event. (4) WICHITA STATE (GAMMA XI) Sisters host a spring philanthropy event. (5) SOUTH DAKOTA (PSI) Sisters host the Alpha Phiesta philanthropy event.

Web: Facebook: Alpha Phi Eta Mu Twitter: AlphaPhiEtaMu

Wisconsin (Iota) The chapter hosted a fondue party for local alumnae and enjoyed sharing memories and delicious food. Collegians were excited to introduce the Cardiac Arrest philanthropy event, in addition to continuing their annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk. They enjoyed an exciting Dad’s Weekend that included a barbeque and attending the spring football game. Facebook: Alpha Phi - Iota Chapter Twitter: AlphaPhiIota

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(1) KENT STATE (BETA OMEGA) Members enjoy a snow tubing sisterhood event. (2) NEBRASKA/KEARNEY (DELTA XI) Shanna Hilger and Kiley Dibbern display personalized mugs from their seventh annual Red Dress Poker Tournament. (3) SUNY/BUFFALO (THETA EPSILON) Sisters support a fraternity’s Hoops For Hearts event. (4) MIAMI UNIVERSITY (GAMMA NU) Sisters enjoy the chapter’s first Red Dress Gala. (5) DEPAUW (GAMMA) Sisters gather for a day of service. (6) UC/BERKELEY (LAMBDA) Members make smoothies for Heart Health Week. (7) MAINE (DELTA NU) Sisters wear new branded sweatshirts as they volunteer at a Ronald McDonald House.

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Nor thern Arizona (Iot

2012 . | Installed May 5, a Pi) | Flagstaff, Ariz

Whitman (Beta Phi) | Walla Walla, Wash. | Installed April 1, 2012

Alpha Phi Is Proud to Welcome Five New Chapters in Spring 2012 The Panhellenic councils and administrators on these campuses played a key role in Alpha Phi’s colonizations. The partnerships formed allowed our new chapters to flourish in these competitive communities. Thank you for welcoming us and nurturing Alpha Phi as we joined your communities. The overwhelming support provided to our newest chapters through welcome dollars is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the collegiate chapters, alumnae chapters and individual alumnae who gifted these chapters with ritual items. Your donations will allow our newest chapters to celebrate our ritual with the same standards as your chapters. Thank you to the amazing collegians, consultants and volunteers who made it possible for Alpha Phi to join five new campuses this academic year. The experiences you’ve gained these past months will stay with you for a lifetime, and the friendships formed will be with you even while you are absent one from another.


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Alpha Phi will join the Greek community at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the fall of 2012. We are thrilled to join Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Kappa Gamma at CMU!

Clemson (Iota Rho) | Clemson, S.C. | Installed April 28, 2012


Creighton (Theta Delta) | Omaha, Neb. | Installed April 21, 2012

new members

sixty-eight volunteers

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| Salt Lake Cit y, Uta h | Installed March 23,


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Foundation Meet the 2012-14

Board of Directors

The Alpha Phi Foundation nominations commission is pleased to introduce the 2012-14 Alpha Phi Foundation Board of Directors. These women were installed at the 69th Biennial Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in June.

Diane Spry Straker

Karen McChesney Howe

(Delta Alpha-East Carolina)

(Gamma SigmaWisconsin/Stout)





Vice Chair

Reston, Va. Diane’s Alpha Phi resume includes stints as chapter advisor, district governor, vice president-finance and housing on the International Executive Board, nominating chair, National Panhellenic Conference delegate and national housing corporation trustee. This will be her third term on the Foundation Board. Diane was recognized by the North American Interfraternity Conference Foundation in 2008 with the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award for contributing the largest gift from a living individual ever received by Alpha Phi Foundation. Diane’s gift kicked off the Foundation’s $10 million Campaign for Leadership. This initial gift spurred others to make transformational gifts.


Minnetonka, Minn. Karen is founder and former owner of LuLu & Luigi, LLC, an award-winning pet boutique and grooming “pawlour” with three locations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as owner of KHD, Inc., a Minneapolis-based consulting firm specializing in spatial interiors and organization. Karen’s Alpha Phi leadership roles span 38 years and include everything from alumnae chapters to house corporation boards to district governor to International roles such as the national housing corporation and alumnae strategy team. Karen’s daughter, Elizabeth, is an Alpha Phi alumna.

Judy Ethell

(Zeta Alpha-Eastern Illinois) Position:

Treasurer Hometown:

St. Louis, Mo. Judy is owner of J Ethell Consulting, LLC. She is the past CFO/EVP of BearingPoint, Inc, a $3.5 billion global management consulting and technology company and a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She has received many honors for her achievements in career and community work: Alpha Phi’s Ursa Major Award in 2004; Eastern Illinois University’s 2003 Alumni of the Year Service Award; YWCA of St. Louis 2004 Women’s Leader Award. Judy has also served on Alpha Phi house corporation boards for both Washington University (Zeta Upsilon) and Missouri (Omicron) and is currently working on Eastern Illinois University’s president’s steering committee.

How the Nominations Process Works The Bylaws of the Alpha Phi Foundation are in accordance with Illinois law and provide that a nominating commission will nominate directors and officers of the Foundation. The Board as a whole then votes on such nominations. Each biennium, the Board completes a skills analysis to determine areas of expertise needed to achieve its strategic goals, mission and vision. The 2012-14 Board


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of Directors possess specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: investment management, alumnae strategy, fundraising/marketing and nonprofit board experience. If you are interested in Foundation Board membership, please email the Foundation executive director at

Jean Creamer Hodges

Jean Sheridan

(Rho-Ohio State)



Director, incoming




Director, incoming


Winnetka, Ill.

Denver, Colo. Jean is owner and president of Town Hall of Denver, Inc., a successful lecture series featuring speakers from around the world addressing foreign affairs, current events, literature, history, health issues, humor and quality of life. She also is active on several boards at the local and national level, including Young Audiences of Colorado and its national board, P.E.O, D.A.R, Junior League of Denver, THINK 360 Arts Complete Education and Denver Kids, Inc.

Jenny Holsman Tetreault

(Gamma Pi-Arizona State) Position:

Director Hometown:

Phoenix, Ariz. Jenny holds a political science bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, a master of science in political science and juris doctor from Syracuse University. She is currently the executive director and general counsel at the Arizona State University Alumni Association and owner of Yoga Bliss LLC. Jenny’s Alpha Phi experience belies her young alumna status. She’s served as everything from regional manager to collegiate membership coordinator to chapter advisor. Four house corporation boards, two alumnae chapters and four Alpha Phi special teams have benefited from her work. She also is active in the community, bringing to the Foundation a varied and rich board roster, including Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Downtown Phoenix YMCA, United Way, Tempe Community Council, Arizona Children’s Action Alliance and Junior League of Phoenix Foundation.


After earning her bachelor’s degree in economics at Northwestern University, Jean started a lifelong career at the Chicago-based Northern Trust Corporation. She has held a number of positions and oversaw much of the development of Northern’s international asset administration business for institutions. In September 2010, she was named executive vice president of financial reform management. She remains in this role today. Jean also serves on the board of directors for The Noble Network of Charter Schools, which prepares low-income students with the scholarship, discipline and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives. She received the Ursa Major Award at Convention this June in recognition of her professional success.

Colleen Sirhal (Theta-Michigan) Position:

Director, incoming Hometown:

Rocky River, Ohio Colleen serves as global director of healthcare solutions for Hyland Software where she is responsible for managing global healthcare business and driving automation within hospitals. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. After leaving direct patient care, Colleen worked for several technology companies. She has a long history as an Alpha Phi volunteer, including chapter advisor at Northwestern (Beta), regional manager for the North Central Midwest, committee on leadership, constitution committee and medical reader for the Foundation's Heart to Heart Grant. She is a member of the Cleveland West alumnae chapter. In addition to her Alpha Phi volunteer experience, Colleen has been involved in the Cleveland Leadership Center, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Northern Ohio, HIMSS Nursing Informatics Council and recently completed six years on the board of the Junior League of Cleveland.

Mary Beth Cooleen Tully

(Epsilon Psi-Lehigh)


Garden City, N.Y. After finishing her undergraduate work at Lehigh University, Mary Beth studied health policy and management at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Following graduate school, she worked at New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation, where she was selected as a health policy fellow of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. Today she is raising 13-year-old twin girls. She serves as chapter advisor for the Hofstra (Theta Mu) chapter and is the board secretary of Palladia, Inc., one of the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-service substance abuse agencies. Mary Beth is a board member of the United Hospital Fund and a former president of the Junior League of the City of New York where she led the largest capital and endowment campaign in the League's 110-year history. 

Darcel Atwill Weller

(Gamma Iota-Texas Tech) Position:

Director, incoming Hometown:

Kingwood, Texas You might recognize Darcel. She is a heart disease survivor, and her personal story was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of the Quarterly. Darcel has been an active volunteer of Alpha Phi International for nearly two decades, including serving as alumnae regional director. She received the Polaris Award in 2006 for her outstanding loyalty and continuous contributions on the regional level. Today, Darcel manages membership recommendations for several southern schools, including Alabama, and continues her longstanding role as Alpha Phi representative for the Kingwood Alumnae Panhellenic. She also has an endowed scholarship through Alpha Phi Foundation. In addition to Alpha Phi, Darcel is involved in P.E.O., serves as a committee member of Mothers Against Cancer and is a former member of the Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties. Alpha Phi’s International President also is a voting director on the Foundation Board. Meet International President Linda Long Boland (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) on page 3.

Alpha Phi Foundation Announces 2012 Heart to Heart Grant Recipient Alpha Phi Foundation is pleased to announce its 2012 Heart to Heart Grant recipient, University of Washington’s Division of Cardiology, located in Seattle, Wash. Selected from 15 applicants, the University of Washington’s Division of Cardiology has received $50,000 to conduct the research project entitled: Are There Gender-Related Differences in Atherosclerosis Plaque Composition and Response to Therapy? Heart attacks and strokes have increased among middleaged women. Yet, heart attacks have decreased and strokes have remained stable among middle-aged men, in recent years. Atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, is the process which results in heart attacks and strokes. The risk factors that result in atherosclerosis and subsequent heart attacks and strokes have improved in men, but not in women. This study will advance our understanding of how heart disease differs biologically between women and men, which will have significant implications for improving women’s therapy. “Better understanding the gender differences in heart disease is important,” said Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), executive director of Alpha Phi Foundation. “We believe our investment in this innovative research will go a step further by significantly lowering the number of deaths among women.” The mission of University of Washington Medicine is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical

“Better understanding the gender differences in heart disease is important. We believe our investment in this innovative research will go a step further by significantly lowering the number of deaths among women.” – Ann Brinkman Carstensen (Zeta Delta-Iowa State), executive director of Alpha Phi Foundation


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The 2012 Heart to Heart Grant presentation was held on the University of Washington campus on March 30, 2012. Local Foundation donors and Washington (Sigma) chapter members attended. Official Foundation representatives were Melissa Wagasy Moody (Beta BetaMichigan State), director of programs and special campaigns, pictured second from left, and Rebecca Andrew Zanatta (Beta Rho-Washington State), pictured third from left, who presented the check on behalf of the Foundation.

knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. For more than 50 years, Alpha Phi Foundation has focused on women’s heart health as a philanthropic priority. Through its annual Heart to Heart Grant, made possible by individual donors and proceeds from collegiate and alumnae Red Dress events, the Foundation funds research and educational programs to improve women’s heart health. As a result of these efforts, health care professionals and women everywhere are learning more about the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women. Heart to Heart Grant applications are due Dec. 1 of each year. Individuals, collegiate chapters and alumnae chapters are encouraged to recommend applicants. Applications are available on the Alpha Phi Foundation website ( Stay connected to the progress of Heart to Heart Grant projects on the Foundation’s website and Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank You Collegiate Chapters! Through your philanthropy events during the 2011-12 school year, you: Raised more than


to support the programs funded by Alpha Phi Foundation

Shared the Alpha Phi Foundation mission with

25,000 men and women across North America Awarded more than

$170,000 in community contributions to 40 local organizations

Helped award

$50,000 through the Heart to Heart Grant to the University of Washington’s Division of Cardiology Helped make


undergraduate and graduate scholarships possible

Helped fund

52 Forget Me Not

grants to sisters in need

One alumna. 13.1 miles. More than $1,000 raised for Alpha Phi Foundation! On April 15, Jennifer Rabas (Alpha Lambda-Alumna Initiate) ran the St. Louis Half Marathon. She ran 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 36 minutes and raised more than $1,000 for Alpha Phi Foundation along the way! Jennifer utilized Crowdrise, a free online fundraising site, to reach out to her friends and family to support her efforts. “I have seen Alpha Phi Foundation benefit women’s heart health and women in need and provide further leadership for our members,” said Jennifer. “I was excited to work toward my own heart health and get my Phi’t moving while helping others.”

Like Jennifer, you can support Alpha Phi Foundation by creating your own fundraising page. Whether you’re running a marathon, getting married or choosing donations instead of gifts for your birthday, it’s easy, fun and secure with Crowdrise. To learn more about Crowdrise, visit our account at alphaphifoundation. Questions? Contact the Foundation staff at or 847.475.4532. We would be happy to help you get started.

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Silent Chapter Arizona (Beta Epsilon) Mary Osebold AndersonCamp (’47), March 29, 2012. Boston (Eta) Katherine Lombard Connor (’49), Jan. 27, 2012. Bowling Green State (Beta Omicron) Dorothy Buck Crombie (’43), Dec. 28, 2011. Bucknell (Beta Chi) Janice Crider Skoog (’49), Jan. 18, 2012. Colorado (Beta Gamma) Barbara Baird Rausch (’50), Feb. 13, 2012. Colorado College (Gamma Theta) Sharon Henson Buller (’54), Feb. 20, 2012. CSU/East Bay (Eta Delta) Lee Dunn Khoury (’88), March 3, 2012.


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DePauw (Gamma) Mary Fisher Bowmar (’46), Jan. 27, 2012. Phyllis Chapman Dickson (’46), March 23, 2012. Illinois (Beta Alpha) Joann Melahn Leeming (’54), Feb. 3, 2012. Iowa (Delta Epsilon) Valerie Goodman Moore (’84), March 27, 2012. Kent State (Beta Omega) Audrey Volkman Riedel (’54), Feb. 6, 2012. Michigan State (Beta Beta) Barbara Post Marentette (’50), Nov. 12, 2011. Gail McKenzie Stoppel (’53), Jan. 12, 2012. Kathryn French Gage (’65), Jan. 31, 2012. Missouri (Omicron) Jane McFadden Knepler (’68), Jan. 8, 2012.

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Montana (Chi) Gene Morris Bean (’44), Feb. 27, 2012. North Dakota (Pi) Carol Dean Brenna (’34), March 6, 2012. Joan Knauf Ryan (’44), March 2, 2012. Kay Brandhagen Bolonchuk (’54), Dec. 18, 2011. Nancy L. Traeder (’82), Feb. 15, 2012. Northern Illinois (Epsilon Delta) Jane Siegal Gaziano (’69), April 3, 2012. Northwestern (Beta) Esther Hayes Barrett (’45), Jan. 21, 2012. Leila Foster (’47), Sept. 16, 2011. Lucile Learmonth Bannister (’38), Sept. 7, 2011. Ohio State (Rho) Carol Guyton Goodell (’56), Jan. 25, 2012.

Sue Liedorff Marlow (’66), Dec. 17, 2011.

Oklahoma (Phi) Annie Mooney Wilson (’63), Feb. 1, 2011. Patricia Weintz Hall (’48), Jan. 12, 2012. Oregon (Tau) Sarah K. LaMoureux (’89), Jan. 14, 2012. Oregon State (Beta Upsilon) Evilo Osborne Clarkson (’55), Jan. 11, 2012. San Jose State (Beta Psi) Joyanne Scott Kennedy (’53), Jan. 19, 2012. South Dakota (Psi) Virginia Taylor Ronish (’29), March 5, 2012. Syracuse (Alpha) Sallie Howe Olson (’44), Jan. 10, 2012. Texas (Omega) Dean Finley Herbst (’41), Feb. 23, 2012.

Texas A&M/Commerce (Delta Beta) Mary MaCaulay Morey (’64), Jan. 21, 2012.

Mary Harford Mooers (’49), Jan. 23, 2012.

UC/Berkeley (Lambda) Ellen Amend Fletcher (’36), Jan. 24, 2012. Eugenie Fullen Gravem (’45), Jan. 30, 2012.

Virginia Lowther Hartmann (’35), Feb. 24, 2012.

UC/Santa Barbara (Gamma Beta) Cynthia Groussman Fowler (’77), Feb. 28, 2012. Joan Briano (’56), Dec. 24, 2011. UCLA (Beta Delta) Phyllis Henderson Grant (’44), Dec. 18, 2011. Utah (Beta Sigma) Shirley Epperson Phillips (’54), Feb. 8, 2012. Washington (Sigma) Joan Coyle Clodius (’48), Jan. 28, 2012. Marjorie Barton Erickson (’56), Dec. 19, 2011.

Mary Heg McLemore (’48), Jan. 27, 2012.

Washington State (Beta Rho) Betty Kidder Scodeller (’49), Jan. 26, 2012. Wichita State (Gamma Xi) Frances Radcliff Hollabaugh (’58), Nov. 16, 2011. Wisconsin (Iota) A. Jane Scott Rasmussen (’84), Feb. 11, 2012. Patricia Cristy Sullivan (’44), March 8, 2012.

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