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The AEA advisor

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Special Olympics

Join the world of winners by Kathryn Sullivan

Created to give persons with mental retardation the opportunity to learn and succeed in sports, Special Olympics International celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1988. Countless lives have been touched by Special Olympics as the joy of the program has been shared by volunteers, families, games organizers and by the most important group of all, the athletes . What's so special about the Special Olympics athlete? Here are just a few examples of Special Olympics athletes who represent the skill , courage, sharing and joy of Special Olympics athletes around the world. The oldest Special Olympics athlete, at 94 years of age, is Anna Shindelar of Jefferson, WI. Recently, Anna and Special Olympics were recognized as examples of the importance sports and recreation in the lives of older people. Anna became a Special Olympics athlete six years ago when she entered and finished third in an area bowling tournament, and she continues to train and improve. Mark Arrowood is a Special Olympics athlete from Pennsylvania. As an athlete himself, Mark watched the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary with great interest. One of the heartbreaking moments of the Olympics came when speed skater Dan Jansen, a favorite to win a gold medal, fell in his race hours after learning of his sister's death of leukemia. Mark wrote to Jansen not only to express his sympathy, but to share with him one of his own Special Olympic gold medals. Of the volumes of mail that Jansen received, one of the few letters he answered was Arrowood's, and the two have since become friends . As these stories show, Special Olympics' 20 years have been well spent in providing sports training and competition for persons with mental retardation . Now new goals

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A hugger congratulates a Special Olympian after a race .

have been set, goals that will bring Special Olympics to more people than ever. The "Join the World of Winners" campaign has been launched to double the number of athletes participating in Special Olympics by reaching out to all eligible athletes in communities around the country and world. The commitment doesn't end with the recruitment of athletes, however, since Special Olympics also will need more volunteers , coaches and officials to provide quality training for the athletes. The "Join the World of Winners" campaign has targeted five areas to reach individuals who have not yet had a chance to participate in Special Olympics. These five targeted areas include elementary and secondary schools, which can offer Special Olympics as a physical education program. The third area is parks and recreation departments, to provide Special Olympics programs for adults beyond school age. The workplace is another targeted area, where employers are encouraged to enable employees with mental retardation to participate in Special Olympics. Finally, Special Olympics is encouraging families with a special athlete to spread the news about the benefits of Special Olympics to other families with an eligible member. And every Special Olympics athlete is being asked to reach out to fellow workers, stu-

dents , or friends to bring them into Special Olympics . An unusual source of help in bringing the Special Olympics message to the world has been the release of the holiday album , "A Very Special Christmas." The album , produced by Jimmy Iovine and released by A&M records in 1987, features 15 of the world's top artists , including U2, Madonna, Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston. " A Very Special Christmas" went platinum and has to date generated $8 million for Special Olympics, as well as tremendous worldwide awareness of the program. The year ahead will be an exciting one for Special Olympics. The "Join the World of Winners" campaign will continue reaching into every community to find and train new athletes. " A Very Special Christmas" will be re-released for the holiday season. And , of course, the Fourth International Winter Special Olympics Games will be held from April 1-8, 1989 , in Reno , NV , and Lake Tahoe, CA. Fourteen hundred athletes from 20 countries will compete in Alpine and Nordic skiing, figure and speed skating and floor hockey at these games. For the first time, Special Olympic athletes will compete at an Olympic venue, as skiers take to the slopes of Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. Among the 6,000 volunteers needed to run the 1989 games will be college students, professional instructors , ski patrol volunteers from around the country and many prominent sports figures . For 20 years, Special Olympics has shown the world the courage and strength of individuals with mental retardation . As Special Olympics enters its third decade, the commitment grows even stronger to give children and adults with mental retardation the opportunity to achieve in sports and to reach their own potential. You, too, can join this world of winners. * * * THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

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Editor Nancy I.Z. Reese 828 S. Golf Cui de Sac Des Plai nes, IL 60016

Staff Feature Ed itor Cretia Rowlette 3861 N. Cherry Ln. Kansas City, MO 64116 Alumnae Edit or Lori Mueh lbauer Ro binson Rt. 1 Box 176-C Falkville, AL 35622

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Collegiat e Editor Terri Higgs Murphy 4922 Epworth Rd . Newburgh, IN 47630


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On the Cover Send change of address and business correspon dence to Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut St., Springfield, MO 65802. Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Nancy 1. z. Ree"se, 828 S. Golf Cui de Sac , Des Plaines, IL 60016. Articles are invited for publication In this journa l. Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial staff for consideration. Acceptances are on a contributing basis only and subject to editorial review. Arti cles publ ished are the personal expressions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies ofA!:A. Second-class postage paid at Springfield, MO, and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA, 1201 East Walnut St., Spri ngfield, MO 65802.


There are few other elements as important to the success of the Alpha Sigm a Alp ha collegiate chapter as the advisor. On the cover, Lana Gee Bunner, dK, seated right, advises Delta Kappa collegians at the University of Southern Indiana.

In Next Issue The Phoen ix marks its 75th anniversary with the fall issue. To celebrate, there will be interviews with former editors and a history of Al pha Sigma Alpha's magazine.

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The AEA advisor by Cretia Rowlette and Nancy I.Z. Reese The pay is lousy. The hours can be long and inconvenient. The frustration level may be high. The rewards are intangible and may take years to reach fruition. But there are few other positions that can make such a major difference in the success or failure of the collegiate chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha. And there are no other positions in such desperate need of being filled by alumnae volunteers . The position is that of advisor. Chapter advisors come from many backgrounds and various age groups. The basic requirement is an interest in the chapter's continued growth and an ability to relate to the student of today.

The advisor's role There are four key elements to the advisor's role within the chapter: 1. Providing advice. This may take the form of providing information to the whole chapter to individual counseling on sorority or 4 SUMMER 1989

. . . there are few other positions that can make such a major difference in the success or failure of the collegiate chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha. personal matters. As hard as this may seem, it is knowing when not to give advice that is the real challenge of being an advisor. One of the advantages of sorority membership is leadership growth; this growth does not come without making mistakes. On the other hand, the ability to gauge when intervention is needed is crucial. 2. Serving as' liaison and interpreter. Whether it is the national organization, local alumnae or college administration, the advisor provides a key role in communicating with elements outside th e chapter. This also includes interpretation of university rules and

national policy that will help a chapter in making decisions. 3. Providing continuity. With a fourth to a third of a chapter's membership changing every year, it is the advisor that is the key in helping preserve the history and tradition of the chapter. 4. Serving as a role model. The advisor is a living illustration of the fact that sorority affiliation continues after graduation and that the values and principles taught in the chapter have a real application in the everyday world.

Advisory board To this point, the advisor has been referred to in the singular context. One of the goals of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to have a functioning advisory board for each chapter. Although some chapters currently operate with an advisory board , many do not; therefore, fulfilling this goal will be a different transition process for each chapter. Members of the board should be selected from local alumnae and faculty members. Alpha Sigma Alpha recommends a minimum of Continued on page 7 THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

The AEA advisors speak Is there a typical Alpha Sigma Alpha advisor? Probably not, but a survey of advisors conducted by Marlys White, chairman of advisors, in 1987, revealed these facts: Advisors devote an average of just under three hours a week to their chapters. Over 95 percent of advisors are employed, most full-time. Just under 70 percent of advisors said they were members of an advisory board. Of those chapters with advisory boards, there are slightly more than three advisors per chapter. Just under 85 percent of advisors are members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Two of the advisors that responded to the survey were men . Of the advisors who are Alpha Sigma Alpha members, over 65 percent are also active in alumnae chapters. While length of service as an advisor ranged from over 18 years to less than 2 months, the average was just over 5 years. Most frequent complaint: Lack of communication between chapter members and the advisors. Most frequent tips to other advisors: Listen , bite y our tongue, advise - don't dictate ,

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don't try to do everything yourself, get help from an advisory board. Why they continue to be advisors: "I firmly believe that the chapter's growth over the past 4-5 years can be attributed to the guidance of the advisors." "The women appreciate my willingness to advise and direct them . . . It is important for a group to establish continuity. Leadership, such as advisors , should not change frequently. " "I enjoy the continued work with the Greek system and being able to give to an organization that gave so much to me during my college days." "This is one way in which I continue my lifetime commitment and membership. " "I enjoy advising them and learning from them . It will always keep me young! " "In the beginning, I did this as a favor to someone else, but now I'm hooked. These women are super, and I enjoy them a great deal. " "I really enjoy this being a part of my life. " "I love serving as an advisor - it's the most satisfying thing I dol" --tr --tt



Funny-but-true advisor profile Must be able to bite tongue frequently and effectively . . . Must have good eyesight and be able to distinguish a mountain from a molehill at 50 paces every time . . . Must have tough hide, for she will frequently take the brunt if things go wrong . . . Must have selective hearing and be able to turn out stereos during a serious conversation, yet be able to pick up slightest rumblings of chapter unrest . . . Must have flexible timetable, for many meetings and serious crises will occur between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m . . . . Must have complete set of fingernails , which are suitable for biting during chapter meetings . . . Must have a relatively poor memory, and never begin a sentence with "When I was in the chapter . . . "--tt "-tf



My mother the advisor by Cretia Rowlette

My mother, Ann Rowlette, has been the Phi Phi Chapter advisor for 13 years. I asked her to respond to a few issues. C: What is the most challenging aspect about the job of an advisor? A: "Being a good listener and letting the members solve their own dilemmas without dictating or making a decision for them. This allows them to grow through a process of problem resolution and helps develop maturity." C: What are some of the greatest feelings of accomplishment for you? A: "Watching them (chapter members) excel beyond their expectations . . .. seeing hard work (mental and physical) rewarded . . . seeing them gain respect from peers and faculty and leaving a more positive impression about sororities." C: What do you get in return for your time and efforts? A: "Dedication and belief in the sorority system. My being there shows I care about them . I had excellent advisors as a collegian and am indebted to the excellent example they gave me. It is my intent to do that for someone else. " "-tf "-tf


How to volunteer If you are interested in becom-

ing a chapter advisor , contact the chapter directly, contact the alumnae chapter that is assisting the chapter or contact National Chairman of Advisors Marlys White, 2290 Ash St., Denver, CO 80207.


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Help wanted: Alumnae volunteers Advisors Note: Advisors need not be a member of the collegiate chapter that needs assistance. Any interested alumna is encouraged to volunteer. University of Northern Col路 orado, Beta Beta, seeks advisory help. Greeley area alumnae sought for all advisory board positions . Contact Chairman of Advisors, Marlys White, 2290 Ash St., Denver, CO 80207. Buffalo State University, Pi Pi, seeks Buffalo, NY, area alumnae to fill advisory board positions. Contact Chairman of Advisors, Marlys White, 2290 Ash St. , Denver, CO 80207. Eastern Illinois University, Gamma Omega, seeks central Illinois alumnae to fill several advisory board positions. Contact Chairman of Advisors , Marlys White, 2290 Ash St., Denver, CO 80207. University of Illinois, Epsilon Beta, seeks advisory help. Central Illinois alumnae needed to fill all advisory board positions. Contact Chairman of Advi sors, Marlys White, 2290 Ash St., Denver, CO 80207.

Tarleton State University, Epsilon Pi Colony, seeks advisory assistance in all areas . Stephenville, TX , area alumnae should contact Chairman of Advisors, Marlys White, 2290 Ash St., Denver, CO 80207.

Rush information Note: Rush information forms appeared in the Spring 1989 Phoenix or may be requested from Alpha Sigma Alpha Headquarters, 1201 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO 65802.

Southern Arkansas University, Epsilon Alpha, needs rushee information to help it compete in the fall formal rush .

Extension team Alumnae needed who are willing to give four to seven days per year to assist Alpha Sigma Alpha with colonizations, reorganizations and extension rushes . Contact Rosemary Carucci Goss , Grouse Pointe, Rt. 1, Box 342-AA, Blacksburg, VA 24060.


Ball State University, Chi Chi, has just completed a successful expansion rush but needs rushee information to continue to build on this success in fall formal rush .

Alumnae needed to serve on sales committee to promote and sell Narcissus cookbook . Set your own schedule - no quotas or deadlines. Contact Marilyn Garbee , 49 St. Andrews Circle, Broken Arrow, OK 74011.

University of Southern Mississippi, Beta Delta, needs rushee information to help it grow and continue the Al:A tradition on this campus.

Alumnae chapters

Christian Brothers College, Epsilon Iota, is working hard to build membership and seeks rushee information to help it reach its goals.

Los Angeles' South Bay area alumnae interested in forming an alumnae chapter should contact Karen Fulmer, 404 Hermosa Ave. #3 , Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Erie, Pennsylvania, area alumnae sought to start alumnae chapter to assist Epsilon Theta Chapter at Penn State-Behrend College. Contact chapter vice president , Karen Musser, 745 Tyndall Ave., Erie, PA 16511 .

Orange County, California, alumnae interested in forming an alumnae chapter should contact Jan Swisher Vallely, 1224 N. Sycamore , Fullerton , CA 92631 . Baton Rouge, Louisiana, alumnae interested in forming an alumnae chapter should contact Dee Dougherty Thomas, 4500 Sherwood Common Blvd. #1207, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Ashokan Reservation, New York, area alumnae interested in forming an alumnae chapter should contact Laura Duncan , 5 Whitney Dr., Woodstock, NY 12498. Central New Jersey, a newly chartered alumnae chapter, would like to hear from other interested alumnae. Contact Christine Healey, 1 Wilcox Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Help wanted: M:A Alumnae-at-Large No AEA alumnae chapter in your area? Don't despair! You can belong to Alpha Sigma Alpha's Alumnae-at-Large Chapter. As an alumnae member-at-large, you will receive mailings concerning AEA and will be kept informed of others in your area who would be interested in establishing an organized alumnae group. Just fill out this form and mail it with your $8 alumnae dues to AEA National Headquarters, 1201 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65802. Name ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Address ----------------------------------------------------------------------------City ------------------------------------------- State _________________

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Home phone ---------------------------------- Businessphone -----------------------------College ------------------------------- Chapter ___________ Year graduated Are you interested in working with other alumnae in your area to establish an alumnae chapter? ____________




Advisors Continued from page 4 three advisors: chapter, financial and membership. However, the actual number will be determined according to the size and need of each chapter. Others beside the base of three include rush advisor, scholarship advisor and social! activities advisor. The chapter advisor functions as the chairman of the board and has responsibility for maintaining the overall chapter operations. The membership advisor provides direction to the membership director and rush chairman in efforts to increase membership and support an enriching pledge program. The responsibility to guide the chapter's financial operations by helping the treasurer in developing and maintaining a budget belongs to the financial advisor. The main advantage of the advisory board is the structure that of-

fers combined efforts and shared responsibilities. Each chapter's area can receive more specialized attention with this pool of diversified experiences and backgrounds. An AEA publication offers the following_ persp~ctive: "Together,

" . . . the collegians will see how many alumnae can continue to be involved with college chapters and especially to know that Alpha Sigma Alpha is a lifelong commitment." they (members of the advisory board) form an invaluable team capable of assisting a chapter to maintain a steady balance over the years. It is hoped through their work, the collegians will see how many alumnae can continue to be involved with college chapters

and especially to know that Alpha Sigma Alpha is a lifelong commitment."

Finding the advisor How does Alpha Sigma Alpha go about getting advisors? There are several methods to do this, according to Chairman of Advisors Marlys White. The first is to examine the resources available and try to recruit within a local alumnae chapter. In addition, collegians need to be trained to recruit. In effect, this is like an open rush in which the members sell the needs of the chapter. "There needs to be a cohesiveness with the advisor and a chapter, as well as compatibility with the interests and personality of a group," Marlys adds. "The advisor must be respected for knowledge and expertise. Effective functioning chapters have a happy balance between respecting the advisor and feeling the advisor is tuned in to current issues." --tr --tr


From the Editor

National nomenclature by Nancy I.Z. Reese

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Time is running out! There are no nationals. Many mistreat the word national, using it as a noun instead of an adjective. Alpha Sigma Alpha is a national organization. As a national organization, AEA has a National Convention, where members from across the country gather. There also is a National Headquarters in Springfield, MO, which handles membership records, coordinates chapter correspondence, issues supplies, stores and displays AEA archives and much, much more. And there is a National Council, whose officers serve two-year terms and have the responsibility for running the national organization. These elected officers are supported by dozens of appointed national officers, committee chairmen and province/region directors . With the exception of the headquarters staff, all of these women are volunteers. So please, don't say nationals , say what you really mean. --tr --tr


If you wish to make a 1988-89 donation to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation and have that donati on listed in the winter Phoenix, you must make that donation before Aug. 1, 1989. Your tax-deductible (501c3) contribution will help build the endowment that will make it possible for the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation to: Give more scholarships Support AI:A leadership schools Fund educational programming Develop educational materials Enclosed is $ _ _ _ _ _ _ for the AI:A Foundation Name Chapter _ _ __ Address ____ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____

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City __________ _ State _ _ Zip _ __ This is a contribution in honor/in memory of _ _ __ Please notify _________________ Mail to Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation 1201 E. Walnut, Springfield , MO 65802





NPC calls for end to ''Little Brother'' groups The National Panhellenic Conference held an Interim Session Oct. 28-30, 1988, at Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ, with 26 delegates, 71 alternate delegates and 38 visitors attending the opening meeting. The purpose of this Interim Session was to hear recommendations from the Project Future Committee and to consider changes in the "Manual of Information." Alpha Sigma Alpha was represented by Sidney Allen, delegate; Betty Wallick, Rosemary Goss and Diane James, alternate delegates; and Rose Marie Fellin, headquarters executive. Thirty-seven resolutions were brought before the delegation, most 路 of them rising from recommendations made by subcommittees of the Project Future Committee. Among the 27 resolutions adopted were:

programming and recognition of academic excellence.

Awards A category was added to the National Panhellenic Conference Award for overall excellence, thereby dividing the award into three categories: campuses w ith two to five chapters , campuses with six to ten chapters, and campuses with over ten chapters. A new award was also established for the most improved Panhellenic, to be called the NPC Progress Award, and an award for excellence in scholarship programming and high academic standards, to be called the NPC Scholarship Award.

Rush activities A resolution was passed that eliminates the term "suicide," as it is used in collegiate membership recruitment, and replaces it with the phrase, "Intentional Single Preference." A second resolution bars fraternity women, collegians and alumnae, who represent their own fraternity, from contacting prospective rushees or their parents for information unless they know them personally.

Auxiliary groups NPC has recommended that its member fraternities disband their auxiliary groups. In the past, NPC has recorded its disapproval of men 's auxiliary (Little Sister) groups, but this is the first time that NPC has requested its members to prohibit their own auxiliaries. Copies of this resolution were sent to the Association of Fraternity Advisors, the Fraternity Executives Association, National Interfraternity Conference and all college Panhellenics.

NPC 's latest informational brochure was prepared by the National Panhellenic Editors Conference.

abusive, divisive or that promote negative images of the Greek community.

Human dignity


NPC reaffirmed a 1985 resolution against sexual harassment and recommended that college Panhellenics work to ensure that campus interfraternal activities are compatible with fraternal values and the highest standards of human dignity. In a related resolution NPC rededicated itself to promot: ing programming on the same issues and called on the Association of Fraternity Advisors and National Interfraternity Conference to join NPC in eliminating activities that are destructive, demeaning,

The Conference approved the appointment of a committee to study the extent and nature of hazing activities among women's fraternities and to report their findings to the Cdnference.

Scholarship Emphasizing the importance of scholastic achievement, the Conference adopted a resolution recommending that each College Panhellenic and its member chapters strive to maintain an allsorority scholastic average above the all-women's average through

NPC consulting teams Established last biennium , the concept of sending consulting teams to campuses desiring help in improving their Panhellenics has proved so successful that NPC has agreed to expand the service and appoint a coordinator of consulting visits.

NPC archives The NPC archives committee, composed of archivists from the member groups, recommended the archives be located at the University of Illinois. The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has allocated $10,000 to assist in this project.

Central office committee The conference authorized the selection of a committee from among fraternity women in the

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AEAs attend Association of Fraternity Advisors meeting Representing Alpha Sigma Alpha at the Association of Fraternity Advisors meeting in December in San Francisco were, at left, Vicki Hersh, <1><1>, and Judi Biggs, EE, both with Arizona State University, and, above, Sidney Allen and Diane James. The AFA passed resolutions against little sister and little brother groups and against racist and sexist activities by Greek organizations. The AFA meeting was held concurrently with the NIC meeting.

NPC Continued from page 8 Indianapolis area to evaluate business procedures and make recommendations on the computerization of NPC central office.

Public relations

AEA husband takes helm of N IC A member of Alpha Sigma Alpha took center stage at the National Interfraternity Conference meeting last December when her husband became head of that organization. Barbara Brown, a former AEA province director, and her daughter Mary Lauren were feted during ceremonies along with Alpha Tau Omega husband Pat Brown (seated), who will lead NIC for a year.

The Public Relations Committee proposed, and the Conference approved, a three-year public relations program that will involve all member groups of NPC and their individual chapters. This program will be implemented by the NPC Public Relations Committee, which will schedule appropriate events to promote a positive image of women's fraternities . Delta Gamma has contributed $10,000 to underwrite the cost of employing a public relations firm to assess the resources presently available within the National Panhellenic Conference and to provide professional expertise.

Manual revision Delegates studied revisions to the NPC "Manual of Information" during the interim session. A draft of the manual will be prepared for final approval at the November session of the Conference. i:l i:l





Province/Region Director Profiles by Cretia Rowlette

Ten new province or region dir.ectors for the 198.8-90 biennium were appointed followmg the 1988 Natwnal Convention. They join the 12 women reappointed to their positions of leading the collegiate or alumnae chapters in their province or region for 1988-90.

Province I Who: Sharon Sterner Collegiate chapter: Gamma Iota School: Rochester Institute of Technology Sorority offices: Assistant treasurer, treasurer, music chairman, chaplain, public relations chairman, alumnae chairman, Panhellenic president Community activities: Girl Scout volunteer Occupation: In-patient insurance representative for an area hospital Quote: "I am working with five different groups with five different needs and interests, and I enjoy the diversity and flexibility to help all chapters. I like being in an advisory capacity. A lot of communication is necessary, which presents a challenge due to the distance between me and each chapter."

Province IV Who: Sue Wiegand Collegiate chapter: Nu Nu School: Drexel University Sorority offices: Collegiate: President, membership chairman , rush chairman , parliamentarian , Panhellenic housing association member; Alumnae: Secretary, vice president and president Occupation: Sales manager for Macy's, former assistant director of activities at Thomas Jefferson University Family: Engaged to be married May 5, 1990 Quote: "I enjoy being able to help guide chapters, share their experiences and help them grow with the aims of the sorority. I'm looking forward to installing the Epsilon Xi colony. "


Province V Who: Lisa O'Neil Collegiate chapter: Nu Nu School: Drexel University Sorority offices: Chaplain, vice president, Panhellenic vice president . Occupation: MIS consultant for an accountmg firm, former chapter consultant Quote: "A province director position is a~ ideal. transition from being a chapter consultant. I m domg the same thing as far as working with the women, but this is on a much more permanent basis. I can see long-term progress and growth, and it's good to maintain contact with the groups. I'm looking forward to Province Day in April, which will involve four chapters."

Province VII Who: Laura DeMarco Collegiate chapter: Epsilon Gamma School: Virginia Commonwealth University ·'' Sorority offices: Chaplain, · rush chairman, president \ ·' Occupation: Assistant manager for Banana Republic, former consultant and associate executive for Macy's Community activities: Member of Bernadette's Catholic Church Quote: "I enjoy working with the women and talking about past experiences. I let them know I'm there to help and I'm able to share ideas from other chapters. This is a good time for me to help members with the transition from college to the career world since I recently experienced that. A lot of what I learned as a collegian (procedures, time management) has been useful with my position as province director. Therefore , I encourage the chapter members to make good use of skills as an alumna and with a career, for this was a source of self-satisfaction for me."

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Province VIII Who: Ruth Sanders Collegiate chapter: Beta Nu School: Murray State University Sorority offices: President, standards board chairman, chaplain , Philanthropic chairman Occupation: Elementary teacher Quote: "The chapters are really friendly. I enjoy giving back support to chapters since sorority life gave so much to me. I'm looking forward to participating in the March Province Day in which four chapters are involved."


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Who: Barbara Lecher Collegiate chapter: Chi Chi School: Ball State University Sorority offices: Fundraising chairman and president Community activities: Member of the Community Service Council, member of the Child Protection Team, member of St . Mary's Catholic Church, member of the Indiana Chapter for Prevention of Child Abuse Occupation: Child service specialist for Decatur County Community Schools Family: Barbara and husband Mike live in Greensburg, IN Quote: ''I'm looking forward to getting to know the chapters better. I want to be able to assist chapters and be an effective link between each chapter and the national level. I feel they need guidance, and as a recent graduate, I feel empathetic with their issues since I recently experienced them. I'm glad I can stay involved with the sorority."

Who: Carol Marstall Collegiate chapter: Eta Eta School: Pittsburg State University Sorority offices: Panhellenic representative , membership director, president and parliamentarian Occupation: Preparing for medical school entrance exam in April1989; former chapter consultant Community activities: Volunteer at area hospital; member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Family: Carol and husband Gary live with Chauncey the cat Quote: "I think the position is challenging. I recognize the potential each chapter has and I want to help them reach their goals. I enjoy staying in touch with collegians and being able to show them that alumnae do stay involved after graduation."

Province XI

Who: Ellen Morris Collegiate chapter: Beta Lambda School: University of Central Arkansas Sorority offices: Collegiate: Rush chairman, membership chairman, field representative (chapter consultant); Alumnae: Province director, president of Tulsa Alumnae Chapter, secretary, treasurer, vice president, president and delegate at large for the D enver Area Panhellenic Occupation: Administrative assistant to vice president of a manufacturing plant Community activities: Member of folk music choir, song leader at area church. Family: Ellen, daughter Ann and newlywed husband C . Robert (October 1988) live in Denver Quote: "I am delighted to be working with Alpha Sigma Alpha on a national level again. I find it challenging to help solve 'long distance' issues with chapters in my region. I am anxious to see Alpha Sigma Alpha grow in alumnae participation level." {:(

Who: Lynda Hempstead Collegiate chapter: Beta Beta School: University of Northern Colorado Sorority offices: Alumnae: Secretary and vice president Occupation: Elementary teacher; former day care director; Lynda will earn a master's degree in elementary education in May 1989 Family: Lynda and husband Dale live with Bumbry the dog Quote: "This position has brought insight to the functions of the national level of the sorority. I'm looking forward to learning more about the position and returning to campuses to work with collegians."

Province XIII Who: Lisa Stanley Collegiate chapter: Eta Eta School: Pittsburg State University Sorority offices: President, membership director, treasurer, homecoming chairman Occupation: Department manager at Dillard's; former chapter consultant Quote: "I enjoy the position for it is involvement with the national organization. As a chapter consultant, I have gained knowledge about chapters' cap.a~ilities I can apply as a province director. I feel this IS an exCiting time for the national organization, and therefore for each chapter, because of the growth .and building of a stronger sorority due to the FoundatiOn, new chapters and a new strong Council." THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

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Alumnae Stars Top teacher Shirley Fieth Smith, ZZ , an instructor in the office systems and careers department at Longview Community College, Kansas City, MO, was named the state's Postsecondary Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Business Education Association. The award is the first of its kind for postsecondary instructors, and is the second time Shirley has been honored by her peers. She also was awarded the Outstanding Business Educator of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Business Education Association. Shirley earned a bachelor's degree in business education and a master's degree in business from Central Missouri State University and has been an instructor at Longview Community College for 19 years. Shirley is a member of the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Missouri Association of Community and Junior Colleges, the Association of Information System Professionals, the Independence Chamber of Commerce the Association of University W om~n and the Missouri Vocation~) Association.

Lynda S. Ham

Mary Judene Nance

Making history

Touching the lives of others

The Pittsburg Rotary Club inducted six women. Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae, Mary Judene Nance and Lynda S. Ham, were two of the six women breaking tradition and making history in Pittsburg, KS. The club was formed in 1917 and had been all male since it was founded. Mary is a Pittsburg City Commissioner and small business counselor at the Institute for Economic Development at Pittsburg State University. She is also president of Research Services, a marketing consulting service located in Pittsburg. Mary received her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University. In 1983, she was the national winner of the Elizabeth Bird Small Award. Lynda is executive director of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. She also received her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University.

Charlotte Bowman Overmyer, XX is the co-founder and coordinator ~f Children of the Elderly, a support group that meets monthly, She is also the assistant director of Alpha Center, a day care center for the elderly in Muncie, IN, Charlotte says she enjoys touching the lives of others in her work Charlotte received a bachelor's and master's degree from Ball State University. A member of the Muncie Alumnae Chapter, she has served as secretary, editor and co-chairman for State Day , Charlotte, her husband Michael and their three daughters live in Muncie ,

Working overseas

Shirley Fieth Smith



Nancy Spitze, rn , is currently working in Seoul, South Korea, for Sargent and Lundy Engineering. She manages a computer system for the company. The company is constructing a nuclear power plant in South Korea. , Nancy has worked for Sargent and Lundy for 11 years in several positions. She received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University and received a master's degree from both DePaul and Northwestern universities.

Charlotte Bowman Overmyer


Alumnae Stars Alumnae Panhellenic president Linda Wyrick Lineback, XX, is currently serving as president of the Indianapolis City Panhellenic. Linda has been an officer and delegate of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter for three years. She was president of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter from 1983 to 1986 and has also held the offices of vice president and treasurer in previous years. On the national level she has been a chapter consultant, province director and housing chairman. She is also serving as supervising officer of Beta Upsilon Chapter at Indiana State University. Linda has both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Ball State University and is teaching computer courses at Greenbriar Elementary School in Indianapolis.

Nancy received both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Ball State University. She is a member and past president of the Muncie Alumnae Chapter in Muncie, IN. She is also in her third year as chapter advisor for the Chi Chi Chapter at Ball State University. Nancy and her husband Sam live in Muncie, IN. They have one grown son.

Cecily Coffelt Bullard

Cecily, a charter member of the Certified Home Economists group, retired from the Kirkwood School District, Kirkwood, MO , in June 1988. She taught there for 20 years and held positions in Jonesboro, AR, Manila , AR, and Poplar Bluff, MO, bringing her career total to 30 years . She is presently serving as a chapter representative on the St. Louis Alumnae Panhellenic Association. She has played a major role in updating the masterfile committee techniques, plus helping with various other committees. GP~dy and her husband James have a son and a daughter.

'Baby's First Book' Linda Wyrick Lineback

Outstanding alumna Cecily Coffelt Bullard, BA, a member of the St. Louis Alumnae Chapter, has been named Outstanding Alumna of the University of Central Arkansas home economics department. She was selected for this award based on her key role of leadership and contribution to the department during the time of its curriculum redevelopment and for establishing the scholarship fund for student membership in the American Home Economics Association.


Nancy Fickle Dick son, XX , chaired the Muncie Area Reading Council committee that developed "Baby's First Book." The book includes 21 nursery rhymes and illustrations from elementary school children. The book was given to every new mother at Ball Memorial Hospital. Nancy said they plan to increase the distribution of the book during the second year. Nancy is presently a reading specialist supervising 35 para-professional reading and math tutors in the Chapter 11 program. She is the author of the teachers' edition of Our Language Today for Grade 3 and the teachers' Our Language Today for Grade 4. She is also area coordinator for six councils for the Indiana State Reading Association.


Nancy Fickle Dickson

Working to save lives Ursula Jones, B~, received a Public Lifesaver Award from the state division of the American Cancer Society. Ursula is the health and drug specialist for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Award recipients are selected for their exemplary work in encouraging others to change behaviors for healthier lifestyles. Ursula teaches health and drug education to fifth and sixth graders at Grace Christian, Mary Bethune and Lillie Burney elementary schools. Ursula has been recognized by the South Central Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross for her efforts in developing health programs for area youth.



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Alumnae Action Springfield, Missouri

Scrapbooks from 1960

Central Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter members pose for a picture before a meeting.

Washington, D.C.

Chicago Metro

Good food and good friends

Home-made holiday decorations

The Washington, D.C., alumnae began the year's activities in October with their second annual potluck supper held at the house of Judy Parkison in Rockville, MD. As always, the lure of home-cooked goodies brought out a larger than usual number of alumnae, and the lack of leftovers testified to the fact that no one left hungry. The winter meeting brought everyone back for a second year to Normandie Farms in the Potomac Hunt Country of rural Maryland. A light dusting of snow from the previous day gave the countryside a "Christmas card" charm, as did the French provincial atmosphere of the inn, with its roaring fires and festive decorations. Everyone had a chance to catch up on the latest happenings, as well as share plans for the fastapproaching holidays.

The Chicago Metro Alumnae Chapter celebrated Christmas early. Members made Christmas wreaths at the September meeting in the home of Kathy Mensen Madgiak, rn. Loretta Issacs Gettes, rn, demonstrated the wreath -m aking process and helped members design holiday decorations . Members celebrated with an hors d'oeuvre luncheon. A couple's party was held at the Wheeling Octoberfest. In November, members " brunched" and shopped; in December, the year ended with the annual Christmas party in the home of Debbie Ames Smith, BP. Marcia Steward

The Springfield, MO, alumnae began the year with attendance at the Panhellenic fashion show. The fashion show raised funds to establish a Panhellenic scholarship. Founders' Day was celebrated with an invitation to join the Beta Sigma Chapter's ceremony. The members of the chapter entertained with songs and a contest for the alumnae. The alumnae entertained with stories about the "old days." Scrapbooks from as far back as 1960 were pulled from the attic and enjoyed by everyone. The annual Christmas auction and dinner was held in December. A member of the Beta Sigma Chapter, a trained auctioneer, helped with the auction. The money raised will be used for funding of future projects. Kathy Loomer

Central Pennsylvania

Annual holiday auction The Central Pennsylvania Alumnae Chapter met at the home of Paula Cyrus Foreman for the fall meeting. Activities for the year included the dishcloth/dish scrubber sale and the annual holiday auction. Marilyn Bashone was hostess for the Christmas meeting and holiday auction. Jean Rast Schenck auctioneered the various favorite food and craft items donated by the members. Marion Gotwalt

Judith Parkison

San Diego, California

Founders' Day luncheon The San Diego Alumnae Chapter celebrated Founders' Day with a luncheon at Peohe's in Coronado, CA. After the lunch , members met at the apartment of Anne Will, PX, for the ceremony and brief business meeting. Members welcomed Liza Gordon Arbittier, rH, to the alumnae chapter. Anne Rumney Will


Washington, D.C., alumnae celebrate Christmas. They are (left to right) Margaret Banks, Judith Parkinson, Helen Lortz, Kathy Burke, Maureen Ritz, Jean Adams, Lois Beers and Carolyn Mulford.



Alumnae Action Cincinnati, Ohio

Luncheon includes tour The Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter began the year with a luncheon with the Dayton Alumnae Chapter at the Quality Hotel Central in Norwood, OH . Following the luncheon, members toured the U.S. Playing Card Museum and heard a short history of playing cards given by the curator. A business meeting was held in October at the home of Nancy Coon Anderson, rB , with co-hostess Marcia Brown, AA. A program was given by Elissa MacLaughlin on children's books. In November, members took the annual trip to Miami University at Oxford, OH to celebrate Founder's Day with the members of Alpha Alpha Chapter. A Christmas brunch at the home of Mims Sharp, AA, was the setting for the December business meeting and toy gift wrap, a philanthropic project. Ruth Snouffer, AA, was cohostess. A January luncheon was held at the Cincinnati Art Museum. A tour of the museum followed the luncheon. Nancy Anderson Dayton, Ohio

U.S. Playing Card factory toured The Dayton Alumnae Chapter joined the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter in September for their annual joint luncheon. After dining, the group toured the display room of the U.S. Playing Card factory in Cincinnati. In October, the alumnae of the Sigma Kappa sorority invited the group to join them in the newly constructed club house of the Deer Run Condominiums. A salad and dessert luncheon was followed by a presentation by the League of Women Voters. Several members traveled to Miami University at Oxford for Founders' Day in November. A special Christmas brunch and auction was held in the home of Linda Allen. Cheryl Hartman was the auctioneer. Money raised will be used for philanthropic projects. Janet Allen demonstrated the art of bow making. Linda Allen



New members are initiated into the Southwestern Indiana Alumnae Chapter. They are (left to right) Cathy Helfert, Sherry Smith, Denise Yeager, Lisa Bennett and Chaplain Julie Specht. Chicago West Suburban

Evansville, Indiana

Alumnae chapter celebrates 31 years

Founders' Day with collegians

The Chicago West Suburban alumnae started off the fall season with the annual salad dinner at the home of president Judy Watson. The lineup of outstanding programs this year consisted of proper nail care and polishing, the architecture of DuPage County, a Christmas party, Super Bowl party with husbands, a speaker on stress from Elmhurst Hospital and a dinner-theater party to celebrate 31 years as an alumnae chapter.

The Southwestern Indiana Alumnae Chapter celebrated Founders' Day with the collegiate chapter and initiated new members . A cake and punch reception followed the ceremonies. Other activities the alumnae enjoyed with the collegiate chapter included the formal rush party, for which alumnae prepared refreshments . The annual October picnic with collegians received its usual excellent turnout.

Cathy Sedlacek

Kim Phillips

Founders ' Day treat for the Southwestern Indiana Alumnae Chapter and the Delta Kappa Chapter at the University of Southern Indiana.


Alumnae Action Terre Haute, Indiana

Family picnic

Beta Deltas celebrate 50 years at the University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Beta Deltas celebrate 50 years This year marked a special date for all the members of the Beta Delta Chapter at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Beta Deltas celebrated 50 years on campus. The Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter spent most of the summer sending out invitations, making arrangements for this event and getting the chapter room redecorated. The celebration began with a luncheon that included recognizing five of the charter members of the Beta Delta Chapter. Elaine Fuerst, B~ , national vice president of programs, was also in attendance. Approximately 60 alumnae were present. Followin g the homecoming football game, a reception was held in the chapter room . A Christmas party was held in the home of Dolly Loyd, B~. Following a snack, gifts were exchanged. In January, a covered dish dinner was held in the hom e of Lynn Meador, B~. Dolly D. Loyd Dallas, Texas

Celebration with Founders' Day tea In September, the Greater D allas Alumnae Chapter held a business meeting at the home of the Treasurer, Debbie Craig. E vents for the winter included a Christmas party in December at the home of Maxine Welch in north Dallas and a Febru-


The Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter started off the year outdoors with a family picnic at the Garfield Shelter of Dobbs Park in September. Lorene Nadzeika was the hostess. A tour of the nature center was the program for the afternoon. Members helped with the refreshments during the Beta Upsilon Chapter's preference parties at the home of Kathy Booth. Kris Morton was presented her scholarship during the homecoming open house tea at the chapter suite. Vicki Kindervater was the hostess for the annual Christmas party and gift exchange. Members sold twoyear calendars as a money-making project.

ary meeting and program at the home of Angela Bauldrese. Alumnae celebrated Founders' Day with a tea at the home of Sandy McDonald in Plano, TX.

Terry Miller

Evelyn Songe Scott Flint, Michigan

Auction benefits Special Olympics The Flint Alumnae Chapter kicked off its fall activities by meeting for dinner at The Olive Garden in Flint, MI. President Barb Struble sent out invitations to all area alumnae and three new members joined in the activities. They were Mary Kerscher, Diane Lahmann and Sandra Little. In November, the eighth annual Alpha Sigma Alpha Christmas auction was held . The auction took place in a local historical home. Members donated baked goods, hand-crafted items and second-hand items. Refreshments were served. Auctioneers Jully Burau-Seybert and Debbie Rough auctioned the items to a group of alumnae, Delta Nu-B members, friends and relatives . Almost $1 ,000 was raised and donated to Special Olympics and local charities. Founders' Day was celebrated with the members of ~N-B at their chapter house. Christmas was celebrated by having a potluck dinner at the house of Mary Esther Rowe. Gifts were exchanged by members and gag gifts were exchanged by spouses and 'significant others. ' Merrie Jones

Vicki Kindervater, Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter secretary and collegiate rush advisor, shows off the Founders ' Day cake. Tampa Bay, Florida

Special thanks in order After hosting a successful National Convention in Clearwater, FL, the Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter was looking ahead and planning its calendar of events. In September, alumnae members met at the home of Suzanne Shettle for a potluck lunch. During the meeting, members took a special moment to honor Convention Chairman Ingrid Sevigny for the outstanding job she did this summer. The meeting closed with a video containing photos taken at convention.



Alumnae Action In November, the alumnae celebrated Founders' Day with a luncheon held at Siples Garden Seat Restaurant . The day included lunch , a brief meeting and the traditional Founders' Day ceremony. A holiday meeting was held in the home of Ingrid Sevigny. After the meal, members had a Christmas ornament exchange. Lisa Glonek

Akron-Canton, Ohio

Members participate in philanthropic activities The Akron-Canton Alumnae Chapter met in September at the home of Helen Snyder for a picnic luncheon. Several of the members are participating in a variety of philanthropic activities. Ann Bajc is working as a volunteer at St. Thomas Hospital, and June Cowen is sponsoring a Jap-

anese exch ange student . The alumnae donated $100 to the Hope Home Foundation Garage Fund . Hope Home is an institution for the adultmentally handicapped . In honor of Founders' Day, the alumnae met in November at Anthe's Restaurant in Akron. A Christmas luncheon was held in December at the home of Lil Greer. Lea A. Banner

Reunions Alpha Beta

'Sixties' reunion Thirty alumnae of Alpha Beta Chapter m et in Kirksville, MO , home of Northeast Missouri State University, for a "Sixties" reunion . The event, planned by a committee of members living in Northeast Missouri , was the first big get-together for most members since graduation. The group and family members gathered aro und the pool at the Kirksville Holidome on a Saturday afternoon . Dinner and a program were held in a Holidome banquet room, followed by an informal gathering at the Tap Room. Members enjoyed brunch on Sunday before departing. For further information on another reunion in 1990, Alpha Betas should contact Ruth Resinger Bradshaw , 1308 Primrose Ln., Macon , MO 63552. Ruth Resinger Bradshaw



Gamma Lambdas celebrate a mini-reunion at a Chicago restaurant. Gamma Lambda

Mini-reunion What began as a chance encounter last summer between Maggie Hippler Ponticelli and Jeanne Lawlor Jardine culminated Jan. 27 in a mini-reunion of 11 charter members of the Gamma Lambda Chapter. Twenty-five years ago this year, Chi Theta sorority of Loyola University, Chicago, joined Alpha Sigma Alpha as the Gamma Lambda chapter.

Some of the alumnae had kept in touch , but for others, it was the first time since college that they had made contact. The evening at Chicago's Como Inn was just a beginning for the 11, w ho hope to locate other chapter alums before the next get-together. For further information , contact Maggie Hippler Ponticelli, 119 Columbia , Park Ridge, IL 60068. Karen Torme Olson


Campus Sights & Sounds PENN STATE has offered a course on making ice cream since 1892. SPORTS FREE-AGENCY is among the topics being studied in a new sportslaw course at UCLA. (Wall Street Journal) A FACULTY VOTE at Middlebury asks the six men's fraternities to drop national affiliation and become coeducational or face a faculty recommendation to abolish fraternities. (Delta Upsilon Quarterly) THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY of Music, New York, bought insurance to cover losses in case the Princess of Wales failed to attend their opera benefit. BOSTON COLLEGE adapts automated teller machines so that students can use them to check their grades, student loans and financial aid. Students use magnetic cards to call up the data, which is then printed out by the machines. (WSJ) OBERLIN COLLEGE and the Smithsonian Institution have begun a project to preserve America's jazz heritage by transcribing recordings of "Big Band" greats of the 1930s and 1940s "Swing Era. "

THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH at Johnstown will offer a special language program, geared to business people, that will take place over three consecutive threeday weekends. THE RARE BOOK ROOM at Wheeling Jesuit College, WV, has been given a 40-book collection of first editions of Mark Twain plus a special limited edition autographed by Twain with both of his names - Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens. THE WATER SKIING team of Northeast Louisiana captured its ninth consecutive national championship at the meet in California. Runners-up were Central Florida and Rollins. TROUSER R&D: Georgia Institute of Technology opens a new apparel-industry research and development center. One goal is to cut trouser manufacturing time to recapture production from Asia. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, not wanting to be exposed to an overseas dependency in the event of war, puts up $5 million. (WSJ) EACH MONDAY evening a team of big and little brothers of Sigma

Alpha Epsilon at BirminghamSouthern spends the night at a men's homeless shelter. There they serve food, wash clothes and offer simple kindness. COLLEGE MASCOTS include more than bulldogs, says National Wildlife Magazine. Among those cited: the Emory and Henry College Wasps, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs and the Campbell University Camels. Not to be forgotten: the Banana Slugs of the University of California, Santa Cruz. (WSJ) EIGHTEEN STUDENTS from Lenoir-Rhyne, NC, spent a month in Guatemala helping to build six houses for needy people. AT NORTH DAKOTA Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta Delta Delta raised $1,200 from a supper dance for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. NEARLY 750 COLLEGES and universities in the U.S . offer women's studies programs. MORE STUDENTS get financial aid. Some 70 percent of Franklin and Marshall, PA, and 63 percent of Stanford students get such assistance. (WSJ) ~ ~


Create a winning star! Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter mascots include rainbows, Raggedy Anns, lady bugs and apples. What do they all have in common? The star of Alpha Sigma Alpha! The National Council has chosen the star, already a sorority insignia, as the official symbol of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Each and every collegian and alumna is challenged to create "t he star" of Alpha Sigma Alpha alone and with one or all of the above mascots. This is your chance to let your star shine forever in Alpha Sigma Alpha. The winning star will become the official insignia of Alpha Sigma Alpha and will be used in jewelry and on promotional materials. Its creator will be announced in The Phoenix and recognized at the 1990 con vention. Send your submissions to National President Diane James , Rt. 5, Box 316, Pittsburg , KS 66762. Entries will be judged by National Council.




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Asa phoenix vol 74 no 4 summer 1989  
Asa phoenix vol 74 no 4 summer 1989