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Founders' Day Message- 1978 "Drop a pebble in the water, And its ripples reach out far"; The five Founders of Alpha Sigma Alpha dropped a pebble in the water whose ripples have reached from 1901 to 1978, and as we pause to pay tribute to them, we are confident that the ripples will extend far into the future. I'm sure I share with each past National President that feeling of awe which comes when it is time to recall with loving tribute Virginia Lee Boyd, Louise Burks Cox, Juliette Jefferson Hundley, Mary Williamson Hundley, and Calva Hamlet Watson. One of their primary purposes was to cultivate friendship among the sorority's members. This purpose was clearly demonstrated during Convention 1978 in Indianapolis with the beautiful theme of LOVE. The thrill of sisterhood is that it shines through during frustration and disappointment as well as during agreement and encouragement. Our Founders would be proud of the sorority sisterhood and love demonstrated not only during Convention but all during the years past and those to come . You pay tribute to the spirit of A~A in your loyalty, support, and concern. I wish each of you could have been instructed as so many of us were by the author herself in the singing of "Hymn to Alpha Sigma Alpha." Helen Selvage Noblitt led us in the true feeling of reverence which makes the words so meaningful. "To Alpha Sigma Alpha dear, We sing to thee this hymn sincere, We pledge our loyalty to strive alway To seek, aspire, attain. Again we pledge our vows to be The highest, as inspired by thee. We bow our hearts in humble awe to thee, Our own so-ror-i-ty!" Jean Grady, past National President, wrote in a Founders' Day Message thirty years ago: "Whether it has been a few days or several years since a badge was first placed over your heart, the thrilling feeling and deep sense of pride in being part of a vast organization can still be the same. The words of our "Hymn to Alpha Sigma Alpha" will always be an inspiration." Let us adopt as our motto this year the theme that Delra Kappa Gamma, teachers honorary sorority, has selected for its program theme: "Honor the Past; Celebrate the Future." We honor our five Founders, and we renew our faith in our sorority as we are inspired to work together for the mutual benefit of all our sisters. Betty U. Wallick National President

Beta Epsilon member Linda Sue Gribben was the artist who drew our cover pictures. Linda is a Sophomore at James Madison University, majoring in Home Economics Education.




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PHOENIX STAFF Alumnae Editor Nancy I. Z. Reese 1566 Miner St., B-1 Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

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Collegiate Editor Lillian Ford Donnelly 2108 Cherry Hill Lane Chesapeake , Virginia 23325

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Rosemary Carucci Goss 150-15 Bliss Dr. Tallahassee, Florida 32304

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Founders' Day 1978 (Cover) Betty Wallick Pi Pi Installation jackie LoRusso Delta Omicron Installation Delta Rho Installation Convention '78 Rosemary Goss Airport '78 Paula Halfast Convention Awards National Council ASA Convention Report ]o Ann Laugel Award Winners Scholarship Winners Letters to the Editor (Back Cover)

Historian Hiwana Cupp Crompton 91 Belmont Dr. Leesburg, Virginia 22075

THE PHOENIX of Alpha Sigma Alpha

Volume 64

Number 1

THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA, an educational journal, is published in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each year at 1201-05 Bluff St ., Fulton, Missouri 65251 . The subscription price $1.50 a year . Printed by The Ovid Bell Press, Inc., Fulton; Missouri . Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigma Alpha Notional Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut St., Springfield, Missouri 65802 . Address all correspondence of on editorial nature to the editor, Dr. Helenmorie Hofman, 6225 Washington Blvd ., Arlington, Virginia 22205. ARTICLES ore invited for publication in this journal. Manuscripts should be submitted to the ed itorial staff for consideration . Acceptances are on a contributing basis only and subject to editorial review . Articles published are the personal expressions of the authors and do not necessori ly represent the policies of ASA. Second-class postage paid at Fu Iton, Missouri 65251 .

Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to National Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut St., Springfield, Missouri 65802. FALL 1978

Pi Pi Installation State University College at Buffalo

Pi Pi Chapter Initiates Whoever said that a weekend in Buffalo, New York would not be exciting! The city was at its best when the Pi Pi Chapter was reorganized on Saturday, March 11, 1978. Activities were in full swing on Friday evening with a wine and cheese party. The collegians from the Gamma Omicron Chapter, Clarion State College, Delta Tau Colony, State University of N.Y. at Buffalo, and the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter came out in full force for the event. The evening was complete with the arrival of Betty Urban Wallick, National President, Paula Cyrus, National Vice-President of Development, Evelyn G. B e ll , Past National President, Jackie LoRusso, National Chairman of Colonies and Leslie C. Maxwell, National Field Representative. Songs and laughter added just the right touch to the evening. 2

On Saturday morning the initiation service began at nine sharp. Twenty very excited pledges were initiated into Alpha Sigma Alpha by President Betty Wallick and the installation team . The installation of the chapter followed the initiation. White corsages with red ribbons were presented to the new initiates in recognition of their loyalty and devotion. After the installation of officers a white luncheon was held in Moot Hall on campus. Heidi Berin, Pi Pi Chapter President, acted as Toastmistress. Seventy Alpha Sigs were present to witness the presentation of the gifts from the National Council. The Pi Pis were pleased to receive the silver tea service, stationery and personalized notebooks. The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter presented the chapter with a pair of THE PHOENIX

silver candelabra to match the silver service. Advisors Jackie LoRusso and Beth Lucia gave the girls mugs with the Alpha Sigma Alpha crest on them. The Gamma Omicrons presented the initiates with glasses bearing the crest. Paula Cyrus gave the new chapter a leather bound book of quotations and Leslie Maxwell surprised them with a genuine electric popcorn popper. The new chapter received a lovely silver bowl from the Ohio Alums. Mr. John E. Kennel, Director of Student Affairs welcomed the luncheon guests and Mrs. June Truesdale, Director of Placement, delivered the luncheon address. Mrs. Truesdale gave a history of Alpha Sigma Alpha on Buffalo State's campus beginning in 1913 with the Clioian Society which became the Pi Pi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha in April of 1926. The fast and steady pace of the weekend was continued with the Reception which was held in the Burchfield Center Art Gallery of Rockwell Hall. Parents, friends, faculty members, Alums and other sorority and fraternity members were present to officially welcome the Pi Pis to campus. Punch and hors d'oeuvres were served while guests mingled, viewed the chapter's gifts and perused the art on display. To end the perfect day in a perfect way, a formal banquet was held at the Statler Hilton Hotel, Terrace Room . Bright red satin decorated the head table along with red and white cut flowers and palm leaves. Lynn Reney, past president of the Pi Pi Chapter was the toastmistress and the guest speaker was Evelyn G. Bell. What a thrill it was to hear Evelyn Bell speak of her initiation into Alpha Sigma Alpha. She and the initiates had a lot in common because she was one of the original charter members of the Pi Pi Chapter. Amy Dining, past vice-president of the Gamma Omicron Chapter at Clarion State College, Clarion, Pennsylvania, gave the toast to aspire, Rose Mary Lett, president of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter gave the toast to seek and Jackie LoRusso, National Chairman of Colonies gave the toast to attain. Paula Cyrus, Vice President of Development, introduced the charter members Paula Simonson , Lynn Schwitter, Michelle Blanchard, Lorraine Pierce, Karen Christy, Ann Marie DeLuca, Amy Mochlau , Shari Johnston, Michalene Biber, Angela Bounvino, Heidi Berin, Mary Ellen Kahl, Amy Blair, Pamela Rack, Dara Capell, Lynn Reney, Betsy Blake , Kathy Moore , Regan Whalen, Sue Winikus, and presented each girl with a Phoenix recognition pin. A special surprise for the Pi Pi girls was a letter read by Paula from Wilma Wilson Sharp. The letter brought tears to the eyes of many Alpha Sigs as she reminded everyone of her many contacts with the Pi Pi Chapter. Many special Alpha Sigs were introduced to the dinner guests. Among them Helen Weiss, Charter alumnae member and past chapter advisor, Carolyn Heyman, past chapter advisor and mother patroness of the Pi Pi Chapter, and Jean Carmichael Richard, past headquarters executive . To further highlight the evening Betty Wallick pre sented the chapter with their charter. Lynn Reney accepted on behalf of the new initiates. Amy Moehlau, FALL 1978

chapter treasurer, presented Lynn Reney with a gift in appreciation from chapter members and also presented advisors Beth Lucia and Jackie LoRusso scrapbooks from the chapter. Musical entertainment was provided by the Alpha Sig Marms, Lindy Redmond , Judy Biber, Sarah Anderson and Jackie LoRusso. The evening was completed with dance music. Sunday morning found fifty celebrants in the College Newman Center for an interdenominational service planned by Pam Rack and her committee. Pi Pi members Mary Ellen Kahl, Amy Blair, Ann Marie DeLuca and Kath y Moore took part in the service by sharing some of their favorite readings with the congregation . Father Jack Keiffer addressed the assembly in a warm and informal way. His topic was sisterhood, friendship, and love. Friendship paths that crossed during the weekend were strengthened. We not only celebrated the re-establishment of the Pi Pi Chapter, we also have hopefully re-opened the Alpha Sigma Alpha Book on the State University of New York's Campuses. Eastward Ho! Jackie LoRusso

Evelyn G. Bell - Banquet Speaker at Pi Pi Installation. Betty Wallick, jackie LoRusso, Leslie Maxwell and Amy Dining look on.

Banquet - Pi Pi Installation (left to right): H eidi Sue Berin, President; Betty Wallick, National President; Eve Bell, Past National President; Lynn R eney, Past President, Pi Pi Chapter. 3


Delta 001icron Installation York College

Delta Omicron and Installation Team The campus of York College of Pennsylvania was the background for the installation of Delta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha on April 8 , 1978. The weekend activities began with a get-acquainted party held in the 1770's room at the Student Center. Pamela Koons, Central Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter president, Denise Ferree, chapter adviser, and Leslie Maxwell, Field Representative , were hostesses to the Delta Omicron women, four members of Delta Iota, and Kathy Wilson, Nu Nu chapter president. The initiation was held Saturday morning in the Cora Miller Art Gallery for eleven women and Cathleen Velez, chapter adviser. The new Delta Omicron sisters are Terry Lynn Wood, Vickie Sue Anderson, Cindy Anne DeLeon, Trace y Gayman, Natalie C. Grayson, Ruth Ann Herring, Beth Diane King, Jenni Sue Spangler, Lee Ann Stradling, Julie Thompson, Karen Lee Wagner, joan Michelle Weaver, Cathleen Eliette Velez - Adviser. Initiation was followed by installation of Delta Omicron Chapter and installation service for the chapter officers. Participating in the morning activities were Betty Urban Wallick, National 4

President; Elaine Rahaim Shiverdecker, National Vice President of Collegiate Program; Geraldine Yang Cox, past National Executive Vice President; Leslie Maxwell, Field Representative; and Denise Ferree, Delta Omicron adviser. Serving as sponsors for Delta Omicron initiates were Kathy Wilson, Nu Nu president; Debbie Sacco, Cheryl Matteo, Cheryl Dicks, and Jackie Munch, Delta Iota; and Pamela Koons, Betty Rost, and jane Schenck, Central Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter. Terry Wood, president of Delta Omicron Chapter, was toastmistress at the white luncheon , which was served in the 1770's room . Cathleen Velez, representing the Director of Student Activities, was the luncheon speaker. She paid high tribute to Vickie Anderson, past president of Delta Omicron, for her untiring effort in making the dream of Alpha Sigma Alpha at York College a reality. Many gifts were presented to the chapter, including a silver punch bowl and tray from the National Council. Messages of congratulations were read by Cindy DeLeon, Delta Omicron corresponding secretary . THE PHOENIX

A reception, held in the Art Gallery, was attended by many campus organization members, parents, college administrators, and AlA alums. Dr. Robert Iosue, president of York College, was guest speaker at the formal banquet held Saturday evening at the Billy Budd Restaurant. Vickie Anderson, Delta Omicron past president, was toastmistress. The toast of Aspire was given by Debbie Sacco, Delta Iota past president; Seek by Betty Rost, Kappa Kappa fifty-year member; and Attain by Elaine Rahaim Shiverdecker, Vice President of Collegiate Program. Recognition pins were presented by Leslie Maxwell, Field Representative. Many tokens of appreciation were presented by the Delta Omicron Chapter to those who had helped them. The gavel and chapter charter were presented to Vickie Anderson by Betty Urban Wallick, National President. Sunday morning sisters and guests attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Prior to the service coffee and doughnuts were provided by Betty and Phil Wallick. Rev. PaulL. Herring, the father of a new initiate, welcomed the Alpha Sigs and included their creed and motto as the theme for his sermon entitled "We Have This Goal - Love One Another."

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Delta Rho Installation Elon College

Delta Rho Charter Members with Adviser, Dr. David Crowe

The weekend of May 6, 1978 was sunny and bright on the campus of Elon College as Delta Rho Colony became the first AlA chapter in North Carolina. The Installation Weekend culminated months of preparation by the colony since their pledging in February, 1977. Delta Rho Colony was established following a visit to the campus by Paula Cyrus, National Vice President of Development and Rebecca Wilson, Field Representative. The original group was pledged following a week of interviews, information meetings, and informal parties. 6

Marsha Brenner, Field Representative, arrived on campus early in May to assist the members in making final preparation for their Installation Weekend. At the Get-Acquainted Party held on Friday night, the Delta Rhos greeted collegiate members from Beta Iota, Radford College and Delta Lambda, Virginia Polytechnical Institute. The Installing Team, which included Betty Urban Wallick, National President, Paula D. Cyrus, National Vice President of Development, Frances Jobson Francis, National Chairman of Standards, Rosemary Carucci Goss, Collegiate Editor, THE PHOENIX

Barbara Hankins Brown, Province Director, and Marsha Brenner, Field Representative, received a warm welcome. A semi-formal party with the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was attended by the Delta Rhos and visiting collegians and national officers after the Get-Acquainted Party. Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, giving Elon College the look of a typical southern college . Initiation, chapter installation, and installation of the new officers was held in the Formal Lounge of the Student Union. Charter members and pledges are: Ruth Burnett, Sara Conroy, Cindy Harrington, Robin Huntley, Martha Isaacs, Kay McCarn, Jan Nelson, Lynn Walker, Wendy Walker, Terry Walton, Susan Wood, Carol Woodlief, Karen Clifton, Carol Irwin, Kim Spencer, Ginnie Anderson, Jan Combs, Sue Crompton, Malea Knight, Robin Shoemaker, Debbie Young, Jean Knox, Jennifer Hunter, Bonnie Younts, Dianna Long, and Pamela Simpkins. Following the morning services, the traditional White Luncheon was held in a lovely dining room in the Elon College Dining Hall. President-elect, Terry Walton, presided as toastmistress . Dr. David Crowe, chapter adviser and Professor of History, gave a brief word of congratulations and challenge to the new members of Delta Rho Chapter. Gifts from the National Council, National Officers, and other chapters were then presente~. Past presidents Susan Wood and

Wendy Walker along with Terry Walton had the pleasure of opening the gifts. During the afternoon a reception honoring the new chapter was held on the patio of the Student Union. Welcoming the chapter were representatives from other sororities and fraternities, parents, friends, and visiting collegians and alumnae. A formal banquet at the Holiday Inn in Burlington, North Carolina, culminated the day's activities. The traditional toasts to the new chapter were given by Michele Dowe, Beta Iota Chapter, representing all collegians with a toast to "Aspire"; Liz Sarles, Greensboro alumna, representing all alumnae, with the toast to "Seek"; and Frances Jobson Francis, National Chairman of Standards, representing the National Officers, with the toast to "Attain." Dr. William G . Long, Dean of Students of Elon College, was the guest speaker at the banquet. Following his remarks, the members of Delta Rho Chapter were introduced and presented with a memento by Paula Cyrus. Betty Urban Wallick, National President, then presented the past presidents, Wendy Walker and Susan Wood, the chapter charter and a president's gavel. The weekend ended on Sunday with a beautiful spring morning as the Delta Rhos and guests attended church services together at the Elon College Community Church .

Terry Walton, President-Elect with Betty Wallick, National President.

Wendy Walker and Susan Wood, Past Presidents with Betty Wallick, National President. FALL 1978

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Convention Chairman] eanne Van Winkle McQueen poses with Betty Urban Wallick, National President.

Convention '78 The lovely Hyatt Regency Indianapolis provided the setting for the 1978 National Convention of Alpha Sigma Alpha, June 18-22. The Indianapolis Alumn ae, directed by Convention Chairman, Jeanne Van Winkle McQueen, greeted the more than 275 collegiates, alumnae, and guests throughout registration. The theme of the convention was "Al'.A Love" as symbolized by the LOVE scu lpture by Robert Indiana at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The opening session was called to order by our National President Betty Wallick. For this and subsequent business sessions we were privileged to have Helen Selvage Noblitt, writer of the Hymn to Al'.A, to lead us in this beautiful song. Preceding the National Officer's Dinner the Nationa l Council greeted delegates and guests in the Regency Foyer. Late evening entertainment was provided by the Chi Chi Washboard Band from Muncie, Indiana. They were such a success that the grand opening of the Al'.A store and boutique was delayed for one hour. However, the late night Alpha shoppers did not seem to mind - the store sold over $400 worth of goods in one evening. Thursday was filled with Sorority Education Experiences, Province Roundtables , and Rush and Adviser workshops . Sorority Education Experiences (S.E.X. for short) were a series of workshops emphasizing fundamental sorority education. Some of the topics included Ritual, How to Write a


Feature for The Phoenix, Panhellenic, Scholarship, Secretarial Duties, Treasurer, and so forth. The Alpha's did not want to be accused of "all work and no play," so following the Friday morning business meeting and sorority Education Experiences two bus loads of Al'.A's descended upon the city of In dianapolis. The tour included stops at the Children's Museum, the Eli Lily house, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indy 500 Motor Speedway. The speedway stop included a tour of the museum, a ride around the track and lunch in the grandstands . The ritual and memorial service was held at St. John's Catholic Church under the direction of Marlys Wh ite, Nationa l Ritual Chairman. Two hundred seventy-fi ve women dressed all in white walking from the Hyatt Regency to St. John's Church was an impressive sight indeed. The White Dinner followed. The guest speaker, Dennis Schmidt, from Indiana Special Olympics showed a film and spoke about Special Olympics. He gave a special recognition to Chi Chi Chapter for their outstanding work in the Indiana Special Olympics. Following a busy Saturday of workshops and meetings, Helen Cory installed the National Council for the 1978-80 biennium: President- Betty Urban Wallick, ZZ Executive Vice President- Rhetta Nesbitt Robinson, Bf Vice President of Development - Paula

Cyrus, PP Vice President of Collegiate Programs Silvana Fi lippello Richardson, fA Vice President of Alumn ae Programs Marlys Jarrett White, BB Secretary- Helen Hooper Malone, Bf Treasurer - Marilyn Ramsey Garbee, Bl'. National Panhellenic Delegate - Sidney Gremillion Allen, '1''1' Editor - Helen marie Herbert Hofman, Af Nationa l Headquarters Executive - Rose Marie Fellin, Bl'. (See story page 12.) The Regency Ballroom was the setting for the most memorable of convention mealsthe Awards Banquet. Each conventioner found a small package at her seat. In the box was a LOVE charm, a souvenir of the 1978 Convention. Marlys J. White presided over the presentation of awards (see story page II).


A huge Friendship Circle brought to a close the 1978 Convention. On Sunday collegiates and alumnae departed for home to share the LOVE of Alpha Sigma Alpha with those who were unable to attend . As everyone departed it was obvious Convention '78 had been a huge success. Delegates and visitors who had had very little sleep since Wednesday were still sharing ideas, saying goodby to old and new-found friends, and planning to meet again at Niagara Falls for Convention 1980. Rosemary Carucci Goss Feature Editor


Convention Reflections Convention '78 in Indianapolis was




earning. Man y activities at Convention we re planned to h elp us learn the " h ow to" of various situations . We learn ed a great deal abo ut eac h other whi le sharin g a commo n experience- Convention. We hope this learn in g a nd experience will be sh ared wit h sisters a ll over our co untry. ver too soon! There ca me a p o int during Convention thaL I wanted to shout, "Stop! It can't be h a lf over, we've only just begun!" It seemed impossible fo r the Conventio n to go so quickly after all the hours of pl a nning and preparation . ery few problems. The Convention was not without some problems, but most were overcome with patience an d understand in g. It see med as though the Hyatt Regency's Toni Young was always presen t and h a pp y to h elp. xciting. It was exciting to host such a wonderful group of Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters. Conventions are always exciting and filled with love . We h ope each Alpha Sig took back to her chapter that excitement and love sh e found at Convention '78 .

Our goal was Alpha Sigma Alpha's motto Aspire- The Indian a polis alums did aspire to host a memorable National Convention for Alpha Sigma Alpha in Indian a polis , Indiana. Seek- The Indianapolis Alums did seek this goal by giving fu ll measure in time, ability, interest, support , e nthusiasm, and LOVE. Attain- The Indianapolis alums did attain their goal with a lot of he lp from the Alph a Sigma Alpha National Council, th e National Chairmen, a nd th e National Province a nd Region Directors. They put together a program of sorority ed ucation experie nces that were truly ed ucatio n ex p erie nces conce rnin g o ur sorority. They did this with much LOVE. J ean ne Van Winkle McQueen Co nvention '78 Chairman

Indianapolis Alumnae prepare for the opening of the boutique. All convention photos by Roger Bush.

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Diamond Jubilee Revisited



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One of th e hi g hli ghts of th e Di a mo nd Jubil ee Co n ve nti o n in Willi a m sbur g, Virgi n ia, was a visit to A lph a C h a pt e r , Lo ngwood College, Farm vill e, Virgini a, to co mm e mora te th e 75th Anni ve rsar y o f the fo unding of Alph a Sigma Alpha. Whil e a t th e ca mpu s a ritu al a nd me mo ria l se r vice as well as a n all white luncheo n was co nducted . T hi s occas io n so inspired Leth a H ec km a n Gaskins th a t she return ed to Indi a na polis and reco rded thi s eve nt o n ca nvas. She th e n su gg es ted a pla n to use thi s pa inting to h elp furth er th e phil an thro pi c wo rk o f AlA . Durin g th e 197 6 Dia mo nd Jubil ee Co nve ntio n Alph a Si g ma Alph a was introdu ced to Specia l Ol ympi cs - th e o ppo rtunity for bo th me nt a ll y re ta rd e d an d ph ys ica ll y h a ndi ca pp e d c hild re n to p a rti c ip a te in ph ys ica l ga mes o n a loca l, sta tewide a nd nati o nal bas is. In Willi a msburg Special Ol yma ti o n a l Phil a nthro pi c pi cs beca me th e Proj ec t o f AlA . During th e 1978 Co nve nti o n Le th a d ona ted th e p a intin g to th e sorority to be use d to raise mo ney fo r Special O lympi cs . T hro ugho ut th e co nve ntio n she acce pted do natio ns which e ntitl ed th e d o nor to an o ppo rtunity to win th e pa inting . All d o na ti o ns we n t to Specia l Ol ympics . Ove r $200 was co llected a nd do nated to th e Ind ia na state o rga ni za ti o n . Und e r th e directi o n o f Esth e r Ga tseos, Na tio nal Phil anthro pic Chairm an , th e winner was d raw n a t th e Awa rds Dinn e r . Th e lu c ky rec ip ie nt was De bo ra h Ca mpbe ll , Alph a Alph a d elegate. Debo rah pl a nn ed to do nate the paintin g to t he Alph a Alph a Chapter ho use a t Mi a mi Uni ve rsit y, Mi a mi, O hio . Le th a Gas kins, XX , has bee n a n Alph a Sig ma Alp ha for 50 yea rs. She is a me mbe r of th e Indi a na po li s Alumn ae Ch a pte r a nd was th e recipie nt of th e Wilm a Wilso n Shar p Awa rd in 1973 . She has held pro fessi o nal artist statu s for 30 yea rs.

NPC and IFC Reception Co nve nti o n Thursday was highli g hted by a n a ft e rn oo n r ece pti o n h o n o r i n g o ur Pa n he ll e ni c a nd Interfrate rnity fri e nd s. Offi cers who re p rese nted ma n y of th e fi ftee n nati o nal so ro riti es a nd fr ate rniti es head qu a rtere d in I nd ian a poli s a n d d elegates o f th e twe nt y me mber so roriti es o f th e Ind ia na po li s Alumn ae Pa nh elle nic a tte nd ed . T he AlA Na ti o na l Co u ncil was introdu ced to o u r guests by Be tty Pres nall Bliss, XX , who serves as th e India na polis Cha pte r's Pa nh e ll enic Delega te . J ea n Ho ffma n , Dia ne Lucas, Miria m Abbo t fro m Columb us, In d ia na , a nd Dee Watso n a nd Jud y Ma rr fr o m Elkh art- Gos he n , se rve d as hostesses . -Anne Niemeyer

BeUy Wallick welcomes Al A's and guests to the awards banquet.




LOVE or Airport '78

The following article submitted by Paula Halfast, National Scholarship Chairman, telLs of the post-convention experience shared by herself; Marily11 Garbee, National Treasurer; Rhetta Robinson, National Executive Vice President; and Barbara McPherson, TuLsa Alumnae delegale.

June 25, 3:00 p.m., marked ch eck-out rime and the end of a wonderful convention for 271 of the 27 5 in attendance. The story you are about to read tells why it seemed to never end for the remaining four. Upon arrival at the Indian apolis Airport, Marilyn and Rhetta allowed the porter to check their baggage outside the terminal, only to find Barbie and Paula waiting inside to inform them that the flight no longer existed. Much to our surprise, we were no longer going to Chicago; we were going to Dallas . The nice American Airlines attendant gave us a number to charge any necessary ca lls home on. We did, however, have the opportunity to bid farewell for the second time to some sorority sisters who had been scheduled to depart much later than our original plan. We returned to the American Airlines desk, only to find that our flight had been delayed two more hours and learned that it arrived in Dallas fifteen minutes after our connecting flight departed for Tulsa. To eat or not to eat? That was the question. We decided to approach our friendly American Airlines agent once again. He had been so kind to arrange accommodations for us in Dallas for the night so we cou ld fly out at 7:15a.m. the follow ing morning for Tulsa. We decided since we were spending the night in Dallas, we might need our nighties. So our fearless National Treasurer insisted upon accompanying the American Airlines Agent to make certain that he got the right bags from the baggage cart, located on the runway. They were on their way to Chicago. Since the baggage was locked in the baggage cart, our friendly agent very generously offered to send them special de livery the following day. Marilyn explain ed to him that they would be received now and no later. The poor man (incidently this was no porter; it was the supervising ticket agent) single handedly removed the luggage , all the while repeating aloud, three red, three brown, two blue, and one light blue Samsonite. After Marilyn rejoined her three S.E.X. (Sorority Education Experience) sisters, she decided some action must be taken on road-map eyes, growling stomachs, and shattered nerves. It was decided that we would allow American Airlines to treat us to dinner that evening. Our American Airlines agent tried to discourage us, repeating that the ai rline would provide a full dinner on the delayed flight. But, since the delayed "dinner" was in the air and we were on the ground , we finally convinced him that simply "knowing" that dinner was on the way had no effect on our empty stomachs . Because he h ad engaged in so many "pleasant" conversations with us, he " personally" escorted us to the airport restaurant

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and told them to seat us and feed us immediately! However, we were given only a four-dollar limit each, since indeed we had a scheduled meal. After order in g dinner, an additional phone call was made to families telling them this time to expect us when the y saw the whites (or sha ll we say reds) of our eyes. While we were enjoying our meal, we were interrupted with li ghtening, thunder, and blinking ligh ts . It was stated that tornados were all around us. Just as we were completing our meal, our friendly American Airlines agent checked to see if we enjoyed our meal. We assured him that we had . We then headed for the departure gate . As we approac hed the security check point, stee l gates closed one foot in front of us, security rushing to all exists. They were closing the airport. No one could leave or enter without showing a ticket. Four tearyeyed sisters approached the security guard with the sad story that their flight was departing a t 8:40p.m., wh ich was on ly twenty minutes away. After show ing our ticket , he allowed us to enter the gate. It certain ly wasn 't the gate to heaven ; but at that point it sounded almost as good . We walked on into the departure area , which was a circular, glassed-in atr ium filled with literally hundreds of people. Entering the departure area, an announcement was made that lightening had struck the control tower and all power for landing aircraft was off. Then, sudden ly, all was dark! Security guards were rushing everywhere. We made our way to a window ledge, as there were no other seats avai lable . The dim lights from the emergency generator provided just enough light for us to find our way . From there we moved to some vacant seats. Then, because they needed that area , we moved to the vast floor area in the center of the atrium. Outside, high winds and hard rains were creating an . eerie sight through the glass windows which surrounded us. The flash flooding had finally created a " navigable waterway" for the city of Indianapolis . Announcements came of the "total shut-down" of the airport facilities due to a complete power outage. You cannot imagine how exciting it was to be among hundreds of other passengers in total darkness, no air-conditioning, crying babies, screaming mothers, and ticket agents who continued in vain to keep as posted without the aid of an intercom, and tornados flying all around in the area. It was truly "Airport '78." An announcement was made that the airlines were truly sorry for the "slight" inconvenience they had caused us. By that time it was approaching I 0:00 p.m. Cand les were distributed and we h ad an AlA candlelighting .. . four sisters in the center of the Ind y Airport floor! Around that cand le, we decided that this sorority education experience should be recorded for posterity and shared with all of our convention sisters. At approx imately II :05 p.m. , we had the exciting news that our flight which was supposed to be arriving from Washington, D.C. would be arriving from Nashville! We now

decided that the enthusiasm created at Convention '78 was the only thing holding us together! It was allowing us to spend one more SLEEPLESS NIGHT, which we had thought impossible! As our cand le was nearing its end, the emergency lights were reactivated, followed immediately by full restoration of lights and power to the terminal area. Still there was no air-conditioning! At this point an ironic situation occurred . We glanced at the "electric" clock, discovering that the time read 8:40 p .m. -which had been our last scheduled departure time. Actual time then was II :20 p.m. At 12 : 15 a.m. 305 passengers frantically boarded a 300-passenger plane. You see, without the aid of the computers, the airlin es had been unable to accurate ly determine the number of seats available with all of the necessary flight changes . In all of the excitement and hurry to get a seat, two of our group were seated in first class and two in second . We leave it up to you as to who the first class recipients of shish kebab and free wine were. I might add here that it was not Barbie and I. 2:15 a.m. found us in the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport minus "one brown" and "one blue " . . and oh yes , two damaged "browns" ! At 3:30a.m. we had checked the remainder of our lu ggage on to Tulsa. It had taken us this long to fill out lost baggage claims, etc. Alas, it was decided it was too late to enjoy our overnight accommodations provided for us by our friendly American Airl ines agent in Indianapolis . We were issued breakfast vouchers. The hours that followed were spent talking over this unbelievable experience, drinking cokes, a nd wa itin g for 6 a .m . central sta ndard breakfast time . At this point, Visine and Datril 500 were just a waste of time . The good ol' Alph a enthusiasm seemed to wear down as did the hours! With the departure of £light 4 71 for Tulsa at 7:15a.m. came the hope of finally getting home. The four sisters continued to call each other by the wrong name, bump into walls , and find another cup of coffee. The girls were continua ll y reassured that the "one brown" and "one blue·· wou ld be at the Tulsa International Airport upon their arrival! Need less to say , only the " brown" was there upon arrival. But, to add a little good news to this story, "old blue·· was personally delivered to Paula that very afternoon interrupting her nap of co u rse! The adventure had come to an end ; and none too soon. Now there would be time for rest and recuperation from this devastating experience! Putting a ll inconveniences aside, it was decided that they wou ld do it all again to experience the Alph a Sigma Alpha Convention of 1978. It was well worth it.


What an experience! It would be impossible to begin to try to explain the A"i.A excitement a nd love radiated from the Indy Convention to someone who did not have the privilege to attend. It is still impossible for me to believe that such a wealth of friendship and informative material could be exchanged over the short span of 4 days -June 21-24. Being a convention rookie, I tried to formulate some idea as to what to expect from the convention. As a delegate from one of the new, but growing chapters in Texas, I was not prepared for what turned out to be a joyous reunion of almost 300 sisters. The careful planning by the Indianapolis alums and the imaginative ideas presented by the National Officers aided in an exciting learning experience. More than anything else this convention was a "pacesetter." It prepared and uplifted eac h A"i.A sister present to begin a new school year with a renewed dedication to the future success of our sorority . I feel more than ever that I am only beginning to reap the rewards of being affiliated with such a wonderful national sorority! Carla Smith Delta Xi Dallas Baptist College

Alumnae Scrapbook and Magazine Awards


The only thing I can think of that is good about not continuing in national work is that my neighbors will quit commenting on how much mail I get. Now they will probably feel so sorry for me they will start putting their junk mail into my box instead of in the dumpster. Since college days I have been involved totally with Alpha Sigma Alpha national work and I have loved every minute. At convention, I wanted to burn into my memory all the faces of the many loving sisters I have , the new ones and the ones that I look forward to seeing at each gathering. The things I remember most were the shared smiles and the comments such as "Is that really Shiverdecker dressed like a lion?!" Then there were the concerned discussions with everyone trying to pick everyone else's idea bank . .. the virtual thirst for new ideas or new twists to old ideas. "Tell us how it was when you were there . . . ." " What can we do about. ... "" Why is it that we seem .. . ." Bits of conversations and mounds of excitement and the building up of chill bumps at the awards banquet. Then I went home. I unpacked my suitcases and began packing up m y files for shipping. Thank God there are so many talented sisters around to keep A"i.A growing and moving forward and upward . I would hate to think I was the only one who could do a certain job. That is not m y idea of an ideal organization . I feel no real sadness nor do I feel ecsta tic joy. I simply feel as if I am on a "break ." I know I will be at the next conventions. I know that I will keep in tou c h with

my sisters and I know that I will always "be in there" for Alpha Sigma Alpha. Elaine Shiverdecker Past Vice President of Collegiate Programs

In retrospect I found my experience at the Indianapolis Convention as an alumnae member to be a combination of a time for renewing established feelings of sisterhood and a time for sisters to become actively involved in the procedural organization of our sorority . The convention program provided a wide variety of "personalized" sorority education experiences. These activities enabled collegiates and alumnae to directly communicate and exchange ideas with National Council Members, Province and Region Directors, and ational Chairmen. Both the informal and structured discussions allowed the opportunity for feedback from every member. At the same time, feedback was also a major concern of the business sessions . Many issues were presented, considered and discussed at length on the convention floor. Many concerns about budget plans and constitutional changes received primary emphasis. Awareness seemed to be a major point of our business meetings as well as of our Sorority Education Experiences. Communication at all levels and capacities received primary consideration. My personal impressions of our Indianapolis Convention were filled with memories of over two hundred women parading through downtown Indianapolis during rush hour dressed in all white on our way to the initiation and memorial services at a local church. Leave it up to the Alpha Sigs to live up to our singing legend "When an Alpha Sig walks down the street. An inspiring presentation was provided by Dennis Schmidt, Indiana Coordinator for Special Olympics. His presentation was particularly effective in motivating interest and arousing an emotional commitment to our national philanthropic project - Special Olympics. In attending the Indianapolis Convention this June, Cindy Christfield and I were able to claim our third biennium experience. For Helen Corey and others who celebrated their attendance at fourteen conventions, it does not seem like much. This year we brought with us three other Wilmington Alumnae to begin their own traditions. Sisterhood and sharing is what it is all about. See you in Buffalo at Convention '80. Linda C. Bonine Wilmington , Delaware Alumnae President



Chi Chi, collegiate Honorable Mention - Beta Epsilon, Alpha Gamma, collegiate Valley of the Sun, Arizona, alumnae Honorable Mention - Calumet Region; Buffalo, alumnae MAGAZINE AWARDS

Beta Sigma, collegiate Tri City, Florida, alumnae PHOENIX AWARDS

Best Feature - Kay Hall Albertson, Alpha Alumna Best Overall Collegiate - Beta Epsilon Best Overall Alumnae - Akron, Ohio MEMBERSHIP EXAM AWARD





Gamma Eta

Fifty-year recognition (from left to right) : Eloise Proctor, H elen Noblitt, Wilma Wolf, Martha Bell, Sarah Pegler, Letha Gaskins, and Betty P. Hall.


Best Overall - Eta Eta, collegiate Honorable Mention - Delta Rho, collegiate Best Overall- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alumnae FIFTY YEAR RECOGNITION

Martha Ward Bell, AA, 1927 Letha L. Gaskins, XX, 1928 Betty P. Hall, Bf, 1928 Sarah Kinney Pegler, AA, 1928 Helen Selvage Noblitt, XX, 1928 Wilma Mae Wolf, XX, 1928 Eloise Proctor, XX, 1928 TWENTY-FIVE YEAR RECOGNITION


Chi Chi Chapter, collegiate Indianapolis, Indiana Alumnae Chapter NEW CHAPTERS

Pi Pi, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. Delta Omicron , York College, York, Pa. Delta Rho, Elon College, Elon, N.C. NEW ALUMNAE

Scholastic Achievement and Scholastic Improvement Awards

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Princeton, West Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Mississippi Gulf Coast Indianapolis Metro Pleasant Ridge, Michigan Central Illinois Detroit Area Philadelphia - reorganized 13

National Council (from left to right): Helen Hooper Malone, Paula Cyrus, Sidney Gremillon Allen, Marlys j arrell White, Rhetta Nesbitt Robinson, Betty Urban Wallick, Silvana Filipello Richardson, Helenmarie H erbert H ofman, Marilyn Ramsey Garbee, and Rose Marie Fellin.

MEET THE NATIONAL COUNCIL by Rosemary Carucci Goss, Feature Editor Who are these women who give so unselfishly of themselves to Alpha Sigma Alpha? While they are all unique individuals, they have one common goal- the betterment of Alpha Sigma Alpha. It often appears that these women do nothing but work for AlA. Quite the contrary. Each of them have lives that are full of work, families , hobbies, and other activities . Best wishes to the new Council for a very successful year.

President Serving as ational President for the second consecutive biennium is BETTY URBAN WALU CK. Betty and her husband Philip , manager of Customer Service for Koppers Company, Hardinge Operation, live in York, Pennsylvania . They are the


parents of one son Philip who lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and a daughter, Sarah Ruth Krupa who lives in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Of course the "apple of Betty's eye" is her two-year-old grandson John Thomas Krupa, Jr. Betty has taught in the English curriculum at Central Senior High School in York since 1955. She has directed many plays a nd is responsible for the establish ment of a speech program at Central. Collecting lions of all types- jewelry, clothes, figurines , dishes , lamps, and pictures is one of Betty's favorite pastimes. The wa llpaper in her AlA office even has lions on it. Since her grandson is a Leo , he gets nothing but lions also . While in co llege Betty served as President

of Zeta Zeta Chapter. She is past President of the Central Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter and General Coordinator of AlA Pennsylvania State Days for 15 years . On the National level she has served as National Collegiate Editor, 1970-74; National Editor, 1974-76; and has served as National President si nce 1976. Getting all chapters to use the Chapter Enrichment Program, pledge total on their campus, and use on ly an approved pledge program are some of her major goals for this biennium. One cou ld write a book about the duties of the National President. Some of these duties include appointing all chairmen and Province Directors through Co un cil; chairing business sessions during Convention and


Council meetings prior to Convention and at National Headquarters during the year between Convention; and hirin g, training, and schedu ling the Field Representatives. It is also her duty to make chapter inspection assignments; sign a ll expense vouch ers; appoint special committees; send out Counci l votes during the year; write a Founder's Day message each Fall; speak at State Days and celebrations; help insta ll new chapters; and write letters co nstantly.

Executive Vice President "To do the best job p ossible while serving as the Executive Vice President" is the goal of RHETTA NESB ITT ROBINSON. Rh etta, a Beta Gamma, is a counselor and Dean of Girls at a local junior high school. She a nd her husband Ro n live in Tu lsa, Oklahoma. They have one son who is a senior varsity basketball player at Texas A&M where he is on full scholarship. Traveling and attending a ll sporting events, es peciall y basketball, are some of her favorite pastimes. Rh etta also enjoys reading and trying new recipes . In addition to holding all the major offices in the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter, Rhetta is active in Delta Kappa Gamma a nd Kappa Kappa Iota, n ationa l sororities for women educators. She belongs to th e local, state, and national professional organizations in guidance and counseling, serving as the Vice President of the Tu lsa Personnel and Guidance Association. Directing and supervising th e Province Program and working with the coll egiate Vice Presidents are the main duties of the Executive Vice President.

Vice President of Development Continuing as Vice President of Development is PAULA CYRUS, Rho Rh o, Marshall University, Huntington , West Virginia. She is presently an Instructor of Early Chil dhood Education and Director of the Early Childh ood Learning Center at West Liberty State Co ll ege, Wes t Liberty, West Virginia. Paula is Panhellenic Adviser at WLSC and a member of the Junior Women's Club. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, crewel a nd horseback riding. Paula has served A~A in various capacities including Field Representative, Province Director,Spotlight Editor and Feature Ed ito r of The Phoenix, and Nationa l Ru sh Chairman . The responsibilities of the Vice President of Development include correspond in g with college and university officia ls regarding possibi li ties of expansion, coordinating visits to campuses, planning pledgings for new colon ies, and correspond in g with alum nae for possible organization of new a lu mnae chapters. During the next biennium Paula's goals are threefold: I) continued alumn ae organization hopefully in areas affording possible collegiate expansion, 2) initiation of interest group status prior to co lonization, and 3) co ntinued effort in New York State following the 1977 revision of the ban on national groups .

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Vice President of Collegiate Programs A profess or of pediatric nursing in an associate degree program at Prairie State Co llege in Chicago He ights, Illin ois, SILVANA FILIPPELLO RI CHARDSO N is Vice President of Co llegiate Programs. She received her B.S. degree in ursing from Loyola University in Chicago and her Master of Health Science in Nursing Education with an emp hasis in pediatrics from Governors' State Un iversity. Silvana is secretary of District 20 of the Ill inois Nurses' Association and a member of th e American Nurses' Association, the Asociation for the Care of Children in Hospita ls and of Sigma Theta Tau, nursing h o n o r ary. Her husband, Robert, is a d irector of guidance and co unsel in g at Deer Creek Junior High , where he has ini tiated a special progra m for ps ycho logy a nd philosoph y study by jun ior high students. For leisure activities, Silvana enjoys sk iin g, ice ska tin g and tobogganing in winter; the warm weather finds her often basking in the sun a long the dunes of Lak e Mich igan. Shoppin g, however , rema in s her favorite way to spend an afternoon. Silvana began her contact with A~A when she pledged Gamma Lambda at Loyola. She served her chapter as Reco rding Secretary, Vice President, and President. As an alumna she was a charter member of Chicago Metro Alumn ae Chapter, serving as its first President and then as Social Chairman . On the nationa l leve l, Silvana was Ritu al Chairman for four years and Province Director for two years . In 1972 she received the National Eli zabeth Bird Small Award. T he duties of her new office include co rresponding direct ly with the co ll egiate chapter Membership Directo rs . It also enco mpasses the superv ision of chapter p ledge programs as well as the direction of membership education. Each fall a ll chapter pledge programs are reviewed for co mp liance with national recommendations that they includ e an order ly method for learn in g about the sororit y, emphasis on the four aims and that wriuen cop ies are given to each pledge and active member. The a rea of membership ed ucation received new focus last yea r with the ince ption of the Chapter Enrichment Program. The implementation and eva lu ation of the Chapter Enrichment Program by all of our collegiate chapters will be the main objective of this biennium.

Vice President of Alumnae Programs The new Vice President of Alumnae Programs is MARLYS JARRETT WHITE, a Beta Beta from th e Univers ity of Northern Co lorado . Marl ys received her M.S. Degree from Penn State University where she served as the first <idv iser of Gamma Eta Chapter . She ha s worked as a speech pathologist and audiologist for the past fifteen years in both clin ical a nd public school settin gs . Marlys' famil y includes her husband Dennis, an American Hi story teach er, one son Chris age 15 and one daughter Heather

age 9. She enjoys needlepoint, crewel, knitting, snow sk iing, swimming, interior deco rating, gourmet coo king , read ing , and traveling. She serves as an officer in PEOa philanthropic educat ion organization for women a nd the Westminster Federation of Teachers. She a lso serves on the nationa l commi ttee fo r supportive personne l for the American Speech and H earing Association. An active Denver alumn ae for the past 13 years, Marlys has served as Secretary, Vice President, Parliamentarian, President, and Hi storian . She h as served as National Cha irman of Coloni es for six years , and as Nat iona l Ritu al Chairma n for two years . Marlys sta ted , " I believe that if I hadn 't affi li ated with Alpha Sigma Alpha my li fe would be different and much less exciti ng toda y." As Vice President of Alumnae Programs Marlys is responsible for superv ising the genera l progra m of organ ized a lum nae cha pters, working with the Vice President of Development in establishing new alu mnae chapters, serving on the National Philanthropic Committee whic h se lects scholarsh ip recipients, and receives nominations and ballots for the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award a nd keeps accurate files on all nominees and awardees. Marlys described her goals as follows: "to build alu mnae membership in both existing alu mnae chapters and through development of new alumn '\e chapters, to get rece nt collegiate graduates more involved in alu mnae work, to get more active alumn ae participation in Special O lympics and to construct a quilt representing each alumn ae chapter throughout the cou ntry to be presented to the National Headquarters Archives.

Secretary Returning to National Council thi s biennium is HELEN HOOPER MALONE . Helen, a Beta Gamma, wi ll serve as Nationa l Secretary. Professionally, she is an executive secretary with MAPCO, In c. in Tulsa , Oklahoma. She a nd her husband Dick share their home with Sean, a spoiled silver miniature poodle. Helen has held many Nationa l Offices which include Magazi n e Chairman, Philant hropi c Chairman, Membership Director, Program Chairman, Vice President, and National Panhell en ic Delegate. The responsibili ties of the National Secretary include recording National Convention minutes , National Council minutes , and handling socia l correspondence for the National Sorority. She also wor ks with both the coll egiate Recording an d Corresponding Secretaries. Helen's goa l for this biennium is to create good publi c relations and effective com munication.

Treasurer MAR IL YN RAMSEY GARBEÂŁ, Beta Sigma, wi ll return as Nationa l Treasurer this biennium. Marilyn has a B.S. Degree in Education with a major in Business Adm inistration and a minor in English. She is married to Everett (B u d) Garbee who is President of American Rental & Sales, In c., a



construction equipment firm. She serves as secretary-treasurer of this corporation and works part-time as an accountant. They have two children: Mike age 18 and Cindy age 15. The Garbee's reside in Tulsa. Before moving to Tulsa three years ago they lived in Springfield, Missouri , for seventeen years. Marilyn has served in various capacities in the Springfield Alumnae Chapter and served as Treasurer for the Beta Sigma Housing Corporation for 10 years. She is past President of the Springfield Alumnae Panhellenic and member of the National Headquarters Stafffor five years. Marilyn is presently a member of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter and the Tulsa Alumnae Panhellenic. She is a past National Housing Chairman and has served as National Treasurer since 1975. In her spare time Marilyn enjoys golf, tennis, and bowling. She and Bud love to snow ski and try to go to Colorado every winter. She enjoys ceramics, knitting, needlework and reading. Her comm unity involvement includes Boys Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA, and committees of the First Presbyterian Church. The National Treasurer is responsible for paying all expenses incurred in the operation of AIA; keeping accurate bookkeeping records for the General, Phoenix, Endowment, Convention, and Philanthropic Funds; preparing monthly financial statements and yearly reports; and corresponding with collegiate Treasurers. During the next biennium Marilyn would like to see each chapter have a financial adviser who co uld assist the collegiate Treasurer in bookkeeping procedures and in preparing the monthly financial reports and the chapter budgets.

National Panhellenic Delegate Assuming the position as National Panhellenic Delegate is SID NEY GREMILLION ALLEN of Shreveport, Louisiana. She is married to john Horton Allen, past President of Centenary College and presently Trustee Chair of Sociology, Centenary College. They have two chi ldren: John age 18 and Lisa age 16. Sidney is a former teacher and is presently a homemaker. She is a member of var iou s honor societies, professional societies and other women's organ izations too numerous to mention here. She is listed in Who 's Who Among American Women and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. She is involved in many civic, service and religious activities. She somehow finds time to enjoy needlework, cooking, reading and bridge. She is an avid crossword puzzle worker (in ballpoint pen) "Puzzle snobs never use pencil, erasers are taboo!" Art objects, crystal, watercolors and oi ls are all items Sidney enjoys collecting. Sidney has served AIA in various capacities. She was collegiate chapter Adviser for twelve years, National Philanthropic Chairman for two years, and National Vice President of Alumnae Programs for five years. Sidney has described her aims as NPC Delegate.


" I hope to represent Alpha Sigma Alpha in NPC to the highest level of my capabi lities. It is a personal challenge, and I appreciate so very much the confidence that my sisters have placed in me, as I accept the challenge. " I shall strive to keep our collegiate and alumn ae chapters informed and shall seek to inspire chapters and individu al members to participate at the high est leve l possible in pan hellenic. I hope that Alpha Sigma Alph a will continu e to grow, lend leadership in panhellenic a ll over the country, maintain good relationships with other panhellenic groups , and spread influence abroad for the good of all people. "

Editor DR. HELENMARIE HERBERT HOFMAN will be continuing as National Editor of The Phoenix. She received her B.S . degree and M.S. degree from Indiana Un iversity of Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. degree in Ecology and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. She h as extensive publications in science, science education , science education and the handicapped, and energy education. Presently she is a research co nsu ltant and editor. However, she has taught at the University of Minnesota, George Mason U niv ers it y, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Catholic University and most recently held a position at the University of Virginia. Helenmarie is marri'ed to Dr. Robert J. Hofman who is the Research Director of the Marine Mammal Commission. They have two childre n: Lynn Marie age 17 , a freshman at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Stephanie Anne age 12. The Hofmans reside in Arlington . When Helenmarie is not traveling around the country speaking, she enjoys br<1eding and showing terriers. She works with Kerry Blue, Skye, and Cairn Terriers and h as many ch ampions. Prior to serving as National Editor, Helenmarie, an Alpha Gamma, served as Province Director. The major duty of her office is to ed it The Phoenix. During the next biennium Helen marie's goal is to produce a top quality journal which features outstanding Alpha Sigs.

National Headquarters Executive Directing National Headquarters is the responsibility of Headquarters Executive ROSE MARIE FELLIN. Rosie , as she is best known, is a Beta Sigma from Southwest Missouri State. Rosie li sts AIA as one of her pastimes. That is understandable since she has served as Headquarters Executive for eleven years! Prior to that she was National Treasurer, past Adviser of Beta Sigma Chapter and their House Corporation Board. Her activities include serving as a Board member of the Y.W.C.A. and Treasurer of the American Cancer Society for Greene County. When she is not at Headquarters or at her job as Investment Officer for Boatman 's Union a tiona! Bank, she enjoys golf, travel, and needlepoint.

Other 1978 Alpha Sigma Alpha Award Winners


ASA CONVENTION REPORT (With apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and all poets.) Listen, my sisters, and you shall hear Of our sorority convention held this very year. On the 21st of June, in seventy-eight At the Indy hotel, the Regency Hyatt Hardly a sister will forget that famous day and year. One, if by land, and two, if by air Ruth Strickland's carriages were always there. But, arrivals, at the opposite gate might be Looking for banners to show AlA identity. Even with problems, all wound up at the Regency. Then Jeanne said "Good Morning" and with muffled roar Registration and credentials began on second floor. Sisters in line from places far and wide, Were helped by Bonnie and Conne working side by side . The Hyatt, meeting rooms all barren Waiting for Linda to prepare them With tables, chairs, blackboard, podium. For many were coming into our city Because of JoAnn Deer's wide-spread publicity. Meanwhile, at registration each sister received Gift bags courtesy of Merrilyn and her team. "Indy Info" abounded on display, Gathered by Susan for many a day. Then the opening session was called to order, President Betty was in charge, Introductions were given of officers, delegates, and visitors-at-large. 157 sisters were registered by that time . And which of that number will be able to forget? The AlA Hymn played and directed By its author, our own dear Helen Noblitt. Then it was off to change clothes And return again to the Foyer, For National Officers were in line to converse with For greetings, information and pleasure. The dining room was decorated impressively With the 500 Race as a theme, Flowers supplied for this and all meetings by Judy's David, It always made for a pleasant scene. Later, after a business session The Chi Chi Washboard Band performed. And then a ribbon-cutting ceremony, For the Boutique and Store needed some money . Art work supplied by Mona and Bruce, Showed talent and garnered praise not obtuse. Thursday, June 22nd, was for business, Rush, and S.E.X. 路 National Officers talked and gave handouts to be added to our texts . Judy's Winner Circle, hot off the press that day , Informed of the Panhellenic reception That Betty and Anne planned to no one's dismay . FALL 1978

The next day was bright and sunny Which made Mary Ellen glad, Her city tour was one bus short But no one seemed to get mad. Returning to the Hyatt and into white outfits galore , Some quickly browsed through the Boutique And visited Barb in the AlA Store. At 5:00 the group walked south A long line of women, different and still alike, To St. John's Church for ritual. Then back to the hotel and Special Olympics Where athletes of many types, Made us proud of our philanthropic project And gave us chills, tears , and added insight. For this worthwhile group of kids Dear Letha, artist extraordinaire, Donated her Diamond Jubilee Painting Chances were bought by those who care. A total of two hundred dollars was raised. The winner? A collegiate young, happy, and fair. It was 4 :30 by the Hyatt clock When group pictures commenced to be taken. Causing Bev to be quite busy. But smiling, and never shaken. It was 5:30 by the Hyatt clock When our new Officers were installed, The leadership for the next two years Is in capable hands agreed to by all. It was 6:30 by the Hyatt clock When a favorite joke went through your mind. The Awards Banquet was the crowning jewel For a convention was ending; and could you find A more rewarding way to spend Four summer days in your city and mine? Our 50 year members were honored there Letha, Eloise, Wilma, and Helen, An inspiration to one and all Alpha Sigs of poise and distinction . At the Banquet Indy's number was well represented, With Zelma, Betty, Lorene, Sue Ann plus all those aforementioned . And Kathy, Joyce , Marilyn, Berneice were present sometimes too, Smiling, like all of us, and doing whatever they could do . One more person who did more than a fair share Helped his wife and all of us there. If AlA Love were in the form of a tax, Each of us owes quite a bit to Jeanne's Max. For, borne on the summer-wind of the past, Through all our history, to the last AlA LOVE will be remembered By this, your delegate, hopefully worthwhile, Who feels honored to be sitting here With my hardworking sisters who did SMILE, SMILE, SMILE! Jo Ann Laugel Indianapolis Alumnae 17

1978 AWARD WINNERS Wilma Wilson Sharp Alumna Award Ruth Newcomb Fletcher, Theta Theta, has been chosen as the recipient of Alpha Sigma Alpha's highest alumnae honor, the Wilma Wilson Sharp Award. She was nominated by the Boston Alumnae Chapter. Ruth served as Adviser to Theta Theta Chapter at Boston University from 1957-68. She has also served as President and Treasurer of the Boston Alumnae Chapter, Adviser for the Boston University Panhellenic Conference, National Awards Chairman from 1961-70, and Mistress of Ceremonies and Banquet Chairman for the 1964 National Convention. Ruth was the registrar at Boston University, School of Education, 1932-37; Editor of The Bulletins, Boston University, 1955-69, Administrative Assistant, Overseas Education Fund Institute, 1969-70. She is presently assistant librarian at Fitzwilliam Town Library, Fitzwilliam, N.H., where she and her husband Louis reside. She is the mother of two married daughters, Carol and Martha, and the grandmother of four boys. Listed in the 1974 Edition of World Who's Who of Women a British publication, Ruth is the author of A Study. of the Massachusetts State Teachers' Colleges, 1954. She has also published "Political Education for All" Educational Horizons, Pi Lambda Theta magazine, 1954 and was a contributor to the book Massachusetts State Government. Ruth enjoys speaking to groups and has given Commencement addresses at several state teachers colleges. Civic and professional activities have kept Ruth quite busy. She has served as Secretary, President and State President of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc., Boston Branch; State Legislative Chairman, President, Lambda Chapter, and State Chairman of Professional Affairs of Delta Kappa Gamma (honor society for key women in education); and is a member of the American College Public Relations Association. Locally she has served as Secretary for the School Buildings Committee and was elected Town Meeting Member from 1955-71. She has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Needham Council of Girl Scouts; Board of Directors of the Needham Public School Association and was on the National Committee for the Support of the Public Schools. Governor Herter appointed Ruth to the Study Commission on State Teachers Colleges, 1953-55. She was the state education chairman for the Massachusetts League of Women Voters and was on the Citizens Advisory Commission of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, 1970. Ruth has served as President of the Fitzwilliam Garden Club, 1975-76. She was a choir member and President of the Friendly Society at the Congregational Church, Needham, Massachusetts. She is presently a member of the Finance Committee and of the choir at Fitzwilliam Federated Church. 18


Elizabeth Bird Small JoAnn Michael, a Beta Epsilon from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is this year's recipient of the Elizabeth Bird Small Award. A senior from Williamsport, Maryland, Jo Ann has served as Beta Epsilon's Rush Chairman. The rush parties she supervised were so successfu~ that she was co~~ended by Panhellenic for her efficiency and creativity. JoAnn has demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. She is 2nd Vice President of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honorary and Vice President of Mortar Board. She is also a member of Gamma Gamma Greek Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Phi Lambda Honor Society~ and the Outing Club. She is a majorette in the marchmg band. She served on the Student Government Sophomore and Junior Class Committees, the Eagle Hall Council, the University Commission on Planning and Development, and was Resident Adviser. Sh~ wa.s selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Unzversztiu. . Not only is JoAnn active on campus, she has mamtained the highest grade point average in the chapter -over a 3. 9! She was twice selected as "Special Sister." JoAnn was chosen Youth of the Year and was a Ms. Madison nominee. Her community involvement includes work with the mentally retarded. She belongs to the Maryland Association for Retarded Children and was on the Task Force for designing the 1977 summer playground program for the mentally retarded in Washington County, Maryland. She was a counselor for the summer camp program and tutored a learning disabled child in Math in her spare time. She served as a volunteer for the Rockingham County Recreation Department and taught twirling to a Girl Scout group. Her sisters commented, "JoAnne is truly a remarkable young woman. Everyone marvels at her capabilities .... "

Frost Fidelity A ward The 1978 recipient of the Frost Fidelity Award is Ann Hanson, a Beta Delta from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Ann has serv~d her chapter as Assistant Treasurer,. Schola~sh1p Chairman (two years), Chaplain, 1st V1ce President and President. Her life exemplifies the four aims of our sorority. Her attendance at church as well as her service on the Panhellenic Fellowship Board reflect the importance of the spiritual aim. She has frequently appeared on the Dean's List and has a high grade point average. She has participated on all the intramural teams. Her enthusiasm in flag football, softball, volley ball, and basketball has been an inspiration to her sisters. Sh~ gets along well socially with the group and always enJoys a good party. . . Ann has stayed up many nights to help. a sister wit~ a problem. Anytime someone needed a nde to ~h.e airport, hospital, or the like, Ann was more than w1lhng to take them even if it was at a very odd hour. FALL 1978

A native of Melbourne, Florida, Ann has served as Vice President, and President of Del Sur, the military service organization; Secretary/Treasurer of the Phi Delta Rho, senior women's honorary ; Treasurer of the Scabbard and Blade, military honorary; and Professional Development Company Commander. She was also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, freshmen honorary, the USM Rangers, and the USM Rifle team. Ann was chosen to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and was a regional merit scholar. She is a distinguished military student and received the Outstanding Junior Cadet Award. Ann is always willing to give of herself to AIA. This does not mean serving only in a prestigious office such as President. Her sisters say, "She gets the coffee ready for brewing in the kitchen every night and then washes the leftover dishes of the day, no matter if there is a mountain or only a few." It does appear that as this year's Frost Fidelity recipient, Ann has truly gone "beyond the call of duty" in her work for AIA.

Ideal Pledge This year's Ideal Pledge winner is Sandy Tawney, Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia State University, Emp~ria, Kansas. Sandy, who is from Houston, Texas, IS a sophomore. Sandy demonstrated her leadership abilities and enthusiasm throughout her entire pledgeship. Because she was the first pledge of the semester, she was involved in every pledge activity and was a positive influence in pledging new sisters. Even before the pledge material was assigned , Sandy w~s in~ere~ted in finding out more about her new soronty, 1~s history, and its traditions. Having a very small family, Sandy was not used to the many problems that can arise when living in a large group . However, ~h. roughout her pledgeship she adjusted to group hvmg. more and more. She has maintained a 4.0 grade pomt average every semester despite her many activities. . Being a pledge through the summer ~ften has Its disadvantages. However, Sandy put the t~me to good use by helping with summer rush, planm~g ~ummer reunion, and spending many hours pamtmg the sorority house. Her leadership was so well demonstrated that she became Scholarship Chairman shortly after she was initiated. Today Sandy is still growing and demonstrating her love for the sorority as an active Alpha Sigma Alpha.

jo Ann Michael

Alpha Signta Alpha National Scholarship Winners cll!{a"-tha !J(. f]:)Lmond d/-wa"-d£J {a"- th£ 9-i"-1-t fJLm£ A me mbe r o f Alph a Alph a C hapter , Ma r y Emil y Kilshe imer is th e first r ecipi e nt o f th e Marth a K. Dimond Sc h o la r s hip . Thi s sc holars hip was esta blished in 1976 with 1978 as th e g oa l fo r th e first o f th ese sc hola r ships to be a wa rde d . Ma r y, a stud e m a t Mi a mi U ni ve r sit y, O xfo rd, Ohio , is working towa rd a Bac he lo r o f Scie nce Degree in Educa ti o n with Lea rnin g Disabilities as he r maj o r fi e ld . Sh e has bee n a me mbe r o f th e Pr es id e m 's Li s t (fo ur tim es), Alph a La mbda De lt a H o no rar y Soc iet)' , Ka ppa De lta Pi H o no r a r y Socie ty, Swde nt Coun cil fo r Excepti o na l C hi ldre n , Assoc ia tio n fo r C hildh ood Edu ca tio n , a nd CORDS, a wo me n's se r vice o rga ni za ti o n . As a membe r o f Alph a Alph a C hapte r , Mary has se rve d as Sc ho la rship C ha irm a n , Gree k Wee k Co-cha irm a n , and se rved as a me mbe r o f Sta nd a rds Boa rd. On e o f Ma r y's in structo rs has d esc ribe d her as an o utstandin g teache r prospect o ne wh o sh o ws a great d ea l o f e mhusia s m a nd is d ee pl y ime res te d in beco ming a n e ffecti ve teac he r. Mary Emily Kilsheimer


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The Am y M. Swish e r Schola rship recipiem, Ca rol j e an Po ind e xt e r, gr a du a te d magn a cum la ud e from North east Mi ssouri State Un ive rsit y, Kirksvill e, Mi ssouri . Sh e plan s to atte nd graduate sc hoo l to co mpl e te the require m e nts fo r a d o ub le maj o r in busin ess a dministrati o n a nd acco uming. Ca rol is a me mbe r of Pi Om e ga Pi , a national bu siness edu cation hon o ra r y socie ty. Sh e is a lso ac tive in ti1 e Free Enterprise InstiLUte; a nd parti cipa te s in VITA , th e Vo lunte er I nco m e T a x A sis ta nce pro gra m spo nsored joimly by th e I nte rn a l Reve nu e Se r vice a nd local acco untin g fac ult y. Sh e pl edge d Alph a Be ta C ha pte r of A~A a t th e e nd o f he r fr eshm a n yea r a nd has se r ved he r cha pt e r as Ass istant Editor , Recording Sec r e ta r y, a nd In tra mura l C hairnl a n .

H e r c ha p te r a d viso r wro te, "Ca rol possesses so m a n y o f th e qu a liti es whi ch I con sid e r ma ke a g irl ve r y spec ia l to a so rorit y, es pecia ll y to Alpha Sigma Alpha ."

<WiLma <VVLL1-on ~ha"-p Rea nn a L. T o dd , th e r ec ipi e nt o f th e Wi lma Wi lso n Sh a rp Sc ho la r ship , is a stu d e m a t Murray Sta te U ni ve rsit y, Murray, Ke muc ky, maj o rin g in th e fi e ld o f Co mmuni ca ti o n Di so rd e rs. Aft e r rece ivin g he r Bac he lo r o f Scie nce De gree in Speec h a nd H ea rin g, s he pl a ns lO co ntinu e he r swdi es with th e h o pe o f ac hi ev ing a Mas te r 's o f Sc ie nce Degr ee in A udi o log)'. Ne xt se meste r she will be a clini cia n a t Murray Sta te nJ ve rsit y's S pecia l Edu ca ti o n Clini c. Rea nn a's maj o r professo r wro te , " H e r e nthu sias m a nd soc ia l ime ran io n skill s co li tribute LO th e hi g h rega rd th a t s he e njoys wit hin th e uni ve rsit y co mm u nit )·." A me mbe r o f Be ta ~lu C ha pte r , Rea n11 a did a n o utsta ndin g j o b as h e r ch a pte r 's Phil a nthro pi c C ha irm a n a nd is prese 11tl )' se r \' in g as Pa nh e ll enic De lega te. She is a n ac ti \'e m e mber o f t h e ;..i a ti o na l Stud e nt S peec h a n d H ea rin g Club o n he r ca mpu s a nd pa ni cipa tes in nu me ro us p r o fess io na l a n d soc ia l act ivi ti e o l the o rga ni za ti o n.

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The Po liti ca l Science Department recommended Louan ne for the 9th Annual Student Symposium Center for the Study of the Presidency in Apri l, 1978 . An honor of this nature is granted to on ly two indiv idua ls a year. All of her major professors highly recommended her for a sc ho larship. Upon graduation she plans to pursue a career in Po litical Sc ience, preferably doing research and campaig-ns .

member .of the Student Counci l for Exceptional Chi ld ren and serves as Editor of their publication . An honors student each semester at ES , she also finds time to participate in in tramural sports and to pursue her hobbies of tennis , sewing and sw immi ng.

Georgia Louanne Streiff

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Nadine Marie Getty

eNa tiona[ Phifanth/l-opic Nad in e Marie Getty has been se lected to receive th e 1978 Nationa l Phil a nthro pi c Scholarship. Nad in e is a se ni or at Slippery Rock State Co ll ege, Slippery Rock , Pe nn sy lvan ia, with a double major in Special Ed ucatio n and Elementary Education. H er goal is to teach mentally r eta rd ed e lementary sc hoo l children . A member of Gamma Xi Chap ter, Nadine has served as Ch aplain , Song Directo r a nd currently se r ves as President. In addition to her sororit y activiti es she is a member of Mu Kappa Gamma, music honorary; Lambda Sigma Society, sop ho more ho norary; Town Gown Committee of Slippery Rock , and is a member of the Slippery Roc k State Co ll ege Choir. Her adviser has described Nadine as "a co mpass ionate, co nscientious yo un g woman who will make a n excell e nt special ed ucatio n teacher."

One of two recipients of the Special Educatio n Scholarships isjanine Brocher, a stu dent at Centra l Michigan University , Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She is working toward a B.S. degree with the Mentally Impaired . J an in e has been a ve r y active, dedicated swdent in the field of specia l education. A member of the Student Co un cil for Exceptiona l Chil dren , she is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the SCEC. She is Centra l Michigan niversity's delegate to the State Councii.Sh e wi ll be th e sc hool's voting de legate at the Nationa l SCEC Conve nti on. Her university ho ld s her in such high esteem that they have nominated her for the position of State President. A pledge of Beta Theta Chapter in her junior year, J ani ne served as President of her pledge class and has served as Cu ltu ral Chairma n as we ll as serving o n severa l committees. Esther Gatseos, Nat iona l Cha irman of Philanthropies

c!l!{ at!} fJutnt: t ยงaffaght:t The recipient of the Mary Turner Gallagher Scholarship, Georgia Louanne Streiff, will be a junior at Northeas t Misso uri State University, Kirksvi ll e, Missouri, where her major is Political Science. A member of Alpha Beta C hap ter, she has served as Assista nt Editor, Vice Presiden t, a nd is currently ser'ving as Ru sh C hairm an. The Pa nh ell e ni c adv ise r for th e cam pu s described Louanne as a "caring, mature yo ung woman." Other ca mpu s ac tivities include being on the sw im team, participating in debate, and ass isting with the Pan hellen ic Un ited Drive.

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Kathryn Marie Odland Kat hryn Marie Odland, a member of Epsi lon Epsil on Chapter at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, is the recipient of one of two Special Ed ucation Scholarships . She is working toward a B.S. Degree in Special Education with a minor in Elementary Educa ti on. Kathy wrote , " I am majorin g in this area because it c ha ll e nges me the most when working with chi ldre n. I feel an extra stimulation to reac h o ut a nd teach these c hildren." She has served Epsilon Epsilon as Ju nior Pan hellenic Representative a nd is currently Ass ist ant H ouse Manager. Kathy is a 21

Are you aware that Alpha Sigma Alpha has a very active Philanthropic Program? This program has been growing each year because of contributions from our members. In 1978 we were able to award financial grants to seven women pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees. You, too , may lend your support to this important area of Alpha Sigma Alpha involvement.

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TEXAS STATE DAY On Saturday, April22, 1978, the Dallas Area Alumnae sponsored this year's Texas State Day - "AIA , the Apple of My Eye." Robin Bass served as chairman . , Texas State Day was attended by collegiate members of Delta Xi chapter; and Delta Upsilon colony, San An tonio; Houston Alumnae; Dallas Area Alumnae; National Officers, and an advisor from the Delta Xi chapter. The meeting was honored to have Rhetta Nesbitt Robinson, National Executive Vice-President, and Marty Manion Stratton, National Chairman of Rush in attendance . On the agenda were workshops, skits, displays, and a luncheon. Two workshops - Questions and Answers between Delta Upsilon Colony and Delta Xi Charter Members; and Alumnae and Collegiate relationships - were particularly informative and helpful. A delightful skit - The Wizard of AIA - was provided by the Delta Xi pledges and their big sisters. The luncheon speaker was Rhetta Robinson, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her theme was "Alpha Sigma Alpha - the best you can be!" After our delicious lunch, Rhetta invited us all to National Convention in Indiana. She also extended an invitation from the Tulsa Alumnae Group for Province Day, April21, 1979. The Houston Alumnae Group also extended an invitation for AIA members to come to Houston for State Day in Spring, 1980. Texas State Day was truly enjoyed by all who attended! FALL 1978


Alpha Sigma Alpha National Officers* 1978-1980 FOUNDED Longwood College , Farmvi lle , Virg inia , Nove mber 15 , 1901 FOUNDERS Lou ise Cox Ca rper (Mrs . W. B.)* Juliette Hu ndley Gil liam (Mrs . H. E. )* Miss Mary Will iamson Hundley* Virgin ia Boyd Noell (Mrs . J. W.) * Calva Watson Wootton (Mrs . P. W.) * * Deceased . NATIONAL COUNCIL President Emerita- Wi lma Wi lson Sha rp, ZZ (Mrs. Fred M.), 1405 Ha rdy , Independence, Missouri 64052 President- Betty Urban Wall ick, ZZ (Mrs . Ph i lip H.), 676 Park Avenue, York , Pennsylvania 17 402 Executive Vice President- Rhetta Nesbit t Robinson , Bf (Mrs . Ronald), 5880 South Joplin , Tulsa , Oklahoma 74135 Vice President of Development- Paula Cyrus , PP, 211 Eastview Road , West Liberty, West Virginia 26074 Vice President of Col.legiate Program - Silvana Filippelo Richardson , f~ (M rs. Robert L. ), 158 Birch , Park Forest , Il linois 60466 Vice President of Alumnae Program- Marlys Jarrett Wh ite , BB ( Mrs . Denn is P.), 2290 Ash Street , Denver , Colorado 80207 Secretary- Helen Hooper Malone , Bf (Mrs . George J. Jr.), 5526 East 36th Street , Tulsa , Oklahoma 74135 Treasurer- Marilyn Ramsey Garbee , B ~ (Mrs. E. L.), 49 St. Andrews Circle , Tulsa , Oklahoma 74133 NPC Delegate- Sidney Gremill ion Allen , '1''1' (Mrs . John H.), 10064 Heritage Drive, Shreveport , Louisiana 71115 Editor- Dr. Helenmarie Herbert Hofman , Af (Mrs . Robert J.), 6225 Washington Boulevard , Arlington , Virginia 22205 Headquarters Executive- Rose Marie Fellin, B ~. 616 S. Kickapoo , Springfield , Missou ri 65804 NATIONAL CHAIRMEN Chairman of Chapter Advisers- Dr. Geraldine Vang Cox, NN ( Mrs. Walter G.) , 301 N. Beauregard Street, #204 , Alexandria, Virgi ni a 22312 Chairman of Archives- Judy De Master Winter, ZZ (Mrs . Weldon J.), 501 Wedgewood Drive , Blue Springs, Missouri 64015

Constitution Chairman- Linda Bonn ie Rogers , ~I (Mrs. Steven E.) , 18 West Camden-Wyom ing Avenue , Wyoming, Delaware 19934 Chairman of Colonies - Jacquline LoRusso , TITI , One Edge Park , Buffalo , New York 14216 Chairman of Housing- Diane Yenci c James, HH (Mrs . Don L. ), 523 East 21st , Pittsburg , Kansas 66762 Chairman of Philanthropies - Esther Kauffman Gatseos , BB (Mrs. George G.), 6659 E. Eastman Avenue , Denver , Colorado 80224 Chairman of Programs-Jeanne VanWinkle McQueen , BY (Mrs. H. Max) , 7424 Radburn Circle , Indianapolis, Indiana 46224 Chairman of Ritual- Barbara Hanki ns Brown , BN (Mrs . Patrick 1.), 126 Shockey Drive , Huntington , West Virginia 25701 Chairman of Rush - Marsha Brenner, BE, 106 Robin Hood Road , Stau nton , Virginia 24401 Chairman of Scholarship - Paula Halfast, Bf, 738 Village Avenue , #6F , Broken Arrow , Oklahoma 74012 Chairman of Standards - Frances Jobson Francis, BE (Mrs . James T.), 602 Devon Road , Richmond , Virginia 22329 THE PHOENIX STAFF Feature Editor- Rosemary Carucci Goss , BTI (Mrs . Robert E. Goss , Jr.), 150-15 Bliss Drive , Tallahassee , Florida 32304 Alumnae Editor- Nancy I. Zander Reese, BY, 1566 Mi ner Street , B-1 , Des Plai nes , Ill inois 60016 CoUegiate Editor- Lillian Ford Donnelly , BI (Mrs . Vincent R.) , 2108 Cherryhi ll Lane, Chesapeake , Virginia 23325 Historian- Hiwana Cupp Crompton , BE (Mrs . Eugene H.), 91 Belmont Dr., Leesburg, Virginia 22075 FIELD REPRESENTATIVES Marsha Brenner and Candi Lacy , 1201 East Walnut , Springfield, Missouri 65804 NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE Delegate - Mrs. John Allen Alternate Delegate- Mrs. Ph i lip Wallick Second Alternate- Miss Paula Cyrus NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Rose Ma ri e Fel li n Headquarters Executive 1201 E. Walnut Springfield , Missouri 65802

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Alpha Gamma - Indiana, PA 1570 1 Penn State University, Gamma Eta- University Park, PA 16802 Rochester InstituteofTechnology, Gamma Iota- Rochester, NY 14623 Mansfield State College, De lta Epsi lon- Mansfie ld, PA 16933 York College of Pennsylvania, Delta Omicron - York, PA 17403

Slippery Rock State College, Gamma Xi - Slippery Rock, P A 1605 7 Clarion College, Gamma Omicron - Clarion, P A 162 14 Edinboro State College, Gamma Psi - Ed inboro, PA 164 12 State University College at Buffalo, Pi Pi - Buffalo, NY 14222 State University of New York at Buffalo, De lta Tau (Colony) - Bu ffa lo, NY 142 14



PROVINCE III DIRECTOR Cynthia Rhodes Christfield, ai (Mrs. John G.), 1531 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 East Stroudsburg State College, Gamma Rho- East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 University of Delaware, Delta Iota - Newark, DE 19711 Temple University, Kappa Kappa - Philadelphia, PA 19122 Drexel University, Nu Nu- Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Gamma Beta- Stevens Point WI 54481 ' PROVINCE IX DIRECTOR Rebecca Wilson, BB , I309 La Veta Way , Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Dickinson State College, Beta Eta- Dickinson, ND 58601 University of Northern Colorado, Beta Beta- Greeley, CO 8063 I



Lori Sue Tiller, BE, 11-D Holly Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Charlene Fink Shallock, az (Mrs. Edward), 348 Cobb Circle, Bolingbrook , I L 60439

Longwood College, Alpha- Farmville, VA 23901 james Madison University, Beta Epsilon- Harrisonburg, VA 2280I Radford College, Beta Iota- Radford , VA 24141 Concord College, Beta Pi - Athens, WV 24 712 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Delta Lambda Blacksburg, VA 24060 West Virginia State College (Colony), Delta Pi- Institute, WV 25112 Elon College, Delta Rho- Elon College, NC 27244 PROVINCE V DIRECTOR Elizabeth Elliott Moore, BI (Mrs. Dennis), 704 Candleli ght Lane, St. Louis, MO 63132 Murray State University, Beta Nu - Murray, K Y 42071 Eastern Illinois University, Gamma Omega- Charleston, IL 61920 Southern Illinois University, Delta Theta - Carbonda le, IL 6290I Indiana State University, Delta Kappa - Evansville, IN 4 7711

Western Illinois University, Beta Kappa - Macomb, IL 61455 Northern Illinois University, Beta Rho- DeKalb, IL 60115 Loyola University, Gamma Lambda- Chicago, IL 60626 DePaul University, Delta Eta - Chicago, I L 606 I 4 PROVINCE XI DIRECTOR Connie Peyto n , ZZ' I 06A West 2nd Street, Montgomery City, MO 63361 Northeast Missouri State University, Alpha Beta - Kirksville , MO 63501 Emporia State University, Epsilon Epsilon- Emporia, KS 6680 I Northwest Missouri State University, Phi Phi - Maryville, MO 64468 Missouri Valley College, Gamma Pi- Marshall, MO 65340 PROVINCE XII DIRECTOR Bon nee Crosswhite Griggs, BI (Mrs. Conrad), 84 I West Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807

PROVINCE VI DIRECTOR Beverley Mooney Hasenbalg, Bll (Mrs. H. B.), 621 Brompton Court, Wellington North , Noblesville, IN 46060 Miami University, Alpha Alpha- Oxford, OH 45056 Ball State University, Chi Chi- Muncie, IN 4730I Indiana State University, Beta Upsi lon- Terre H a ute, IN 47807 PROVINCE VII DIRECTOR

Central Missouri State University, Zeta Zeta - Warrensburg, MO 64093 Southwest Missouri State University, Beta Sigma - Springfield , MO 65802 Pittsburg State University, Eta Eta - Pittsburg, KS 66762 PROVINCE XIII

Joyce Lescelius Abler, BT, 1018 S. Main , Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Central Michigan University, Beta Theta - Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Adrian College, Gamma Mu- Adrian , MI 49221 General Motors Institute, Delta Nu A- Flint, MI 48504 General Motors Institute, Delta Nu B - Flint, MI 48504 Saginaw Valley State College, Delta Sigma (Colony) - University Center, MI PROVINCE VIII DIRECTOR Linda Barzano Snyder, fB (Mrs . Gary), 263 I Spruce Street, River Grove, IL 60171 University of Wisconsin, Stout, Beta Phi- Menomonie, WI 54751

Denise Lewis McGuire, Ba (Mrs. Michael D.), 219 Kuyrkendall Place, Long Beach, MS 39560 University of Central Arkansas, Beta Lambda - Conway, AR 72032 H enderson State University, Beta Mu - Arkadelphia, AR 7 I 923 University of Arkansas at Monticello, Gamma Zeta- Monticello, AR 71655 Dallas Baptist College, Delta Xi- Dallas, TX 7521 I University of Southern Mississippi, Beta Delta - Hattiesburg, MS 39401 University of Southwestern Louisiana, Beta Zeta- Lafayette, LA 70506 University of Texas at San Antonio, De lta Upsilon (Colony) - San Antonio, TX

ALUMNAE REGIONS I-VI REGION I DIRECTOR Diane Sauro Stevenson, fX (Mrs. Kim) , R.D. 3, Box 355, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Buffalo, New York - Mrs. Herbert G. Lett, Jr ., 4636 Hedgewood Drive, Williamsvi ll e, NY 1422 I Rochester, New York - Mrs. Daniel J. Phelps, I 9 Maylong Drive, Rochester, NY 14626 Boston, Massachusetts - Miss Jean Barbarick, 35 Pilgrim Way, E. Walpole, MA 02032 Central Pennsylvania - Mrs. D. Ray Koons, RD#2, Box 32, Kelly Drive, Red Lion, PA 17356 Delaware Valley, P ennsylvania (Philadelphia) - Mrs. William Schwarze, 31 Longpoint Lane, Media, PA 19063 Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania- Mrs. Jacob H. Beshore III, 302 Sharon Drive, New Cumberland, PA 17070 Moraine, Pennsylvania - Pat Derikart, North Pike Road , Cabot, PA 16023

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Roberta Koerner , 133 Central Avenue, Rockledge , PA 19 I II Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- Mrs. Thomas J. Wezorek, 563 Lebann on Manor Drive, West Mifflin, PA 15122 Wilmington, Delaware - Mrs. Steven Rogers , 18 West CamdenWyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE 19934 REGION II DIRECTOR Suzanne Hebert, BZ, 8 I 7 Fox Run , Lafayette , LA 70508 Washington, DC- He len Lortz , 4740 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington , DC 20008 Norfolk, Virginia- Mrs. Joseph J. Owens, 1712 W. Woodhouse Road , Virginia Beac h , VA 23454 Peninsula, Virginia - Mrs. J ames T. Scott, Jr., II Rutledge Road , Newport News , VA 23601 Richmond, Virginia- Mrs. Herbe rt L. Bryant, 1521 Brigham Rd ., Richmond, VA 23229


Roanoke Valley, Virginia - Rebecca Oliver, 2908 Tully Drive, NW, Roanoke, VA 24019 Charleston, West Virginia - Mrs. James Gunter, 2992 Ruth Street, Charleston, WV 25302 Huntington, West Virginia- Mrs. joseph R. Dial, Jr., Box 276, Culloden, WV 255 10 Princeton, West Virginia -Sandra Farley, Rt. 7, Tanglewood A-2, Princeton, WV 24740 Charlotte, North Carolina- Mrs. William A. Higgins, P.O. Box 281, Pinevi lle, PA 18946 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Mrs. Tony P. Cicchella, 1487 NE 63rd Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 3332 1 Tri-City, Florida (Cle arwater, St. Petersburg & Tampa) - Mrs. M. Co nstantinow, 1351 Summerlin Dri ve, Clearwate r , FL 33516 Lexington, Kentucky - Miss Glenda J ones, 904 Plaza Drive, Apt. 8, Frankfort, KY 40601 Murray, Kentucky - Mrs. Alan Dietsch , Route 4, Midway Trailer Court, Murray, KY 42071 Hattiesburg, Mississippi - Mrs . W. R. Taylor, 212 North 18th Ave. , Hattiesburg, MS 39401 jackson, Mississippi - Mrs. Judy J. Mcintyre, 721 Arlington Street, J ackso n, MS 39202 Mississippi Gulf Coast - Ms Peggy Haerington , #4 Hanging Oak Court, Gulfport, MS 3950 1 REGION III DIRECTOR Carmine Cree Alvey, XX (Mrs. Charles R.) , 4300 University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304 Anderson, Indiana - Mrs. James Baden, 108 Thorn Drive, Anderson, IN 46011 Calumet Region, Indiana- Mrs. Craig S. Korkoian , I 706 Nova Drive, Schererville, IN 46375 Columbus, Indiana - Mrs. Robert G. Wertz, I 10 J o hnson, Seymour, I N 47274 Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana - Doroth y Hilary, 20879 Riverbrook, Bristol , IN 46514 Fort Wayne, Indiana - Mrs. Wayne Divert, 925 Clayburn, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 Indiana-Kentucky (Evansville)- Debra Kae Deutsch , 2001 Diefenback, Evansville, I N 477 12 Indianapolis, Indiana - J o Ann La ugel , 3623 Merrick Way Apt. B, Indianapolis, IN 46222 Indianapolis, Metro - Mrs. Scott Miley, 6705 Gateshead Lane Apt. 2A, Indi anapoli s, IN 46220 Lafayette, Indiana - Mrs. Rick Randall, 308 East Main, Crawfordsvi lle, I N 47933 Muncie, Indiana- Lynn McCor mick, Route 3, Box 323, Muncie, IN 47302 . Richmond,lndiana-Mrs. William C. Weller,Jr.,335SW 15th Street, Richmond, IN 47375 South Bend,lndiana- Mrs. Dennis Humphries, 1008 West Grove St., Mishawaka, IN 46544 Terre H aute, Indiana - Mrs. H erbert Ross, 2 Todd Place , Terre H aute , IN 4 7803 Akron, Ohio- Christy Bauer, 3903 Northampton , Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 Butler County, Ohio - Mrs. Ch ristop her Allison, Ill Olde Farm Road, Oxford, OH 45056 Cincinnati, Ohio- Mrs. Scott Roof, 3875 Boomer Road, Cincinnati, O H 45239 Columbus, Ohio -Pat O'Toole, 5203 Jameson Dr. , Columbu s, OH 4322 7 Newark-Zanesville, Ohio - H elen Smith, 3530 Dresden Road, Zanesville, OH 4370 1 Dayton, Ohio- Mrs . C. Richard Finch, 7337 Mad Ri ver Rd., Dayto n , OH 45459 T oledo, Ohio - Mrs. Robert Huebner, 2731 Glendale Avenue , Toledo, OH 43614 Chicago, Illinois- Mrs. Betty Hall, 342-D Higgens Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068 Chicago-Metro, Illinois - Mrs. Gary Snyder, 8930 Cherry Street, River Grove, I L 60 171 Chicago, Illinois (North)- Christine Darr, 1289 West New Britain Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 Chicago, Illinois (South) - Mrs. Kenneth Majeske, I 0619 Longwood Drive , Chicago, IL 60643


Chicago, Illinois (West) - Mrs. Don Sartore, 21 W. 660 Marston Court, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Central illinois - Mrs. Walter Sa nders, 2913 Oak, Mattoon, IL 61938 REGION IV DIRECTOR

Ms. Marsha Brown , BP, 1459 Steeplechase Court, Davison, MI 48423 Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Mrs. Pierre Brown , 833 E. Fairy Chasm Road, Bayside, WI 53217 Adrian, Detroit & Toledo, Michigan- Mrs. Michael Berthold, 214 E. Front, Adrian, MI 49221 Detroit, Michigan (Delta Phi) - Mrs. Harvey Bumgardner, 560 E. Long Lake Road , Bloomfield Hills, MI 48013 Detroit, Michigan (Sigma Rho Chi) - Mrs. John Dunn, 28656 Bannockburn Drive, Farmington, MI 48024 Flint, Michigan- Mrs. Gerald Prosch , I I39 Woodsworth Dr. , Flint, MI 48024 Grand Rapids, Michigan - Mrs. Jerry M. Van Dusen , 5439 Pinebrook, Kentwood, MI 49508 Kalnmazoo, Michigan - Mrs. Ron De Young, 1609 Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Mt . Pleasant, Michigan- Mrs. Michael Martin, 5140 Corvallis Drive, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 Dickinson, North Dakota- Mrs. William Heth, 783 8th Avenue, West Dickinson, NO 58601 Twin City, Minnesota- Mrs. E. H. Stock, 10716 Morris Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55437 REGION V DIRECTOR

Virginia Selle Turney, Be (Mrs. Arthur) , 2210 East Vista Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85020 Phoenix, Arizona - Mrs . Claudia Keyser , 4557 West Continental Drive, Glendale, AZ 85308 San Diego, California- Mrs. Merle Hogg, 5688 Campaniale Way, San Diego, CA 92115 Sun City, Arizona- Mrs. Stuart McCallum, II I38 Jacaranda, Sun City, AZ 85351 Dallns, T exas - Robin Bass, 834 South Alexander, Dunca nville, TX 75137 H ouston, T exas - Mrs. John Mitchell, I64 Seaga te , Houston, TX 77062 REGION VI DIRECTOR

Ellen Funk Akers, BA (Mrs. Jack N.), 5095 East Hinsdale Place, Littleton, CO 80122 Southeast Arkansas - Mrs. Sharon Braswell, 603 South Gabbort, Monticello, AR 71655 Denver, Colorado - Mrs. Charles Woodring, 954 South Braun Drive, Lakewood, CO 80228 Emporia, Kansas - Mrs. Darrell Carter, 1002 Luther, Emporia, KS 66801 Pittsburg, Kansas- Mrs. Paul Chappell , 504 East Pearl, Pittsburg, KS 66762 Top eka, Kansas - Ms. Suzanne Froelick, 2310 Eveningside Drive #20 , Topeka, KS 66617 Greater Kansas City - Mrs. Thomas McCurry, 69I4 Waverl y, Kansas City, KS 66109 Kirksville, Missouri - Mrs. James Dougherty, 904 East Randolph , Kirksville, MO 63501 ' Maryville, M issouri- Mrs. Robert Lock, Jr. , 1208 Parkdale Road , Maryville, MO 64468 St. Louis, Missouri- Mrs. Dennis Moore, 704 Candlelight Lane, St. Louis, MO 63 132 Springfield, Missouri- Ms. Sharon Eddleman, 2807 East Lombard, Springfield , MO 65804 Warrensburg; Missouri - Mrs. Roge r Baldwin , Rt. 2, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Omaha, Nebraska - Mrs. AI C. Coco, 2012 North 101 Street, Omaha, NE 68 134 Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Mrs. J ohn Dalgarn , 1327 South Dewey, Bartlesvi ll e, OK 74003 Tulsa, Oklahoma - Becky H ockett, 1435 62nd Street #L, Tulsa, OK 74136 Lafayette, Louisiana - Mrs. Ron Poppell, 30 I Rayburn Street, #641, Lafaye tte , LA 70506


Letters to the Editor May 16, 1978 Dear Sister: It is with interest that I read each copy of The Phoenix. I am particularly interested in articles concerned with specia l education and mental retardation. Congratulations on this fine publication. Until several years ago when I again established co ntact with Alpha Sigma Alpha, I had not been aware of the activities of AlA since undergraduate days. It was a very pleasant surprise to learn that the mentally retarded had become our national concern. In 1960, I was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in the Mental Retardation Research Program at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee ... . It would be of interest and helpful to me to acquire the names and addresses of other Sisters working in the area of mental retardation. Such knowledge wou ld introduce me to new professionals with whom I cou ld exchange information and ideas relative to new types of programming and training methods for mentally retarded persons .... It is with warmest memories and love of Alpha Sigma Alpha that I write to you. Sincerely, Catherine G. Terrell , Ph.D. Assistant Superintendent for Professional Services Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Clover Bottom Developmental Center 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike Nashville, Tennessee 37214 Dear Helenmarie: Congratulations for another fine issue of The Phoenix. I am especially pleased about the article about our dear Alice Larkin Craig. . . . Love in AlA, Helen (Lortz) Dear Ms. Donnally: . .. Imagine my delight this past week to have a stranger at my door saying she is a new neighbor. In her hand she carried The Phoenix, Summer, 1978. In going through it, there I was on p . 5, and here she was to show it to me. What a wonderful thrill for me to meet an AlA sister! As far as I know, we are the only ones in Green Valley. She is a graduate of Buffalo, and I am from Oneonta- both part of N.Y. State U niversity. . . . Yours in AlA , Jackie . Brookhiser August 10, 1978 Dear Helenmarie: . .. Let me begin by explaining why our chapter has not recently submitted articles for publication - it's simple : they've not been published. In fact, including the article which appears this summer, only one other article has been published in about four years. We

don't even elect an editor any more since no one is willing to accept a responsibility whose end result never materializes . The publication deadline was met in each case. ... On a positive note let me co mpliment the format for the Alumnae section in the most recent edition of The Phoenix. Publishing an entire article submitted to you by an Alum group is so much better a means of communicating program notes and ideas than is the synopsis-type approach which h as appeared rece ntly. We can use other sisters' ideas so much more effectively when we can read details in full. Thank you for that. ... With support for AlA , Nancy R. DeYoung, President Kalamazoo Area Alumnae Thank you, sisters and friends of Alpha Sigma Alpha, for your many thoughtful and complimentary letters about The Phoenix. They are most appreciated. The editorial staff has been conscientiously planning for and attempting to make The Phoenix functional. We have made changes in our journal which: l) meet the needs of members as you have communicated them to us; 2) would have the publication continue to be a quality magazine, despite escalating cost of production . A larger page size - which puts to use margins previously cut off and wasted, a new printer, and less pages are but a few of the means by which we attempt to hold costs down. Features, which educate and inform; duller paper, which is much easier on the eyes of those of us who are "growing older but wiser"; and articles which spotlight our talented sisters are a sample of ways the staff has responded to the needs made obvious by our members. We are about to launch a change which will meet the time-lag problem. Reading about Homecoming in Spring or Summer issue is definitely a time-lag! Starting with Winter issue, we will run "Collegiate Corner" only in two issues , Winter and Spring, and "Alumnae Action" only in Summer and Fall. Each column will be double its normal size so the quantity of "news" per year will still be the same. The quality of the " news" belongs to the sisterhood through the chapter editors you elect. It is these editors who must supply The Phoenix staff with good photographs (black and white glossies, 8x10 preferred) , up-to-date stories, specials on "Outstanding Alpha Sigs" etc. We welcome feature articles and/or names of sisters to contact about features. I wish to take this opportunity to show my appreciation to Rosemary Carucci Goss and Lillian Ford Donnally for their outstanding efforts in assisting to produce The Phoenix, 1976-78. The entire publication staff, professional career women, volunteer their valuable time for our precious sorority and its journal, The Phoenix. I welcome aboard our new staff member, Nancy I. Z. Reese, a journalist, who will be editor of "Alumnae Action. " We are looking forward to working for and with our great sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha in the 1978-80 biennium. Helenmarie Hofman Editor

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