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NEWS TO NOTE Six women attend UIFI Alpha Sigma Alpha sponsored three women to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, a leadership and education program sponsored by the National Interfraternity Conference. Brenda Cook, EE, Melissa Maggi, BS, and Janette OToole, HH, were sponsored by the national organization. In addition, Yvette Ribando, ri, Stacey Custer, A, and Amy Sutton, EE, attended the institute, sponsored by their campus or chapter.

Rochester panhellenic offers scholarship The Rochester Alumnae Panhellenic is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a collegiate woman for the 1994-95 school year. The criteria include being an active chapter member in a NPC sorority, a permanent address in the greater Rochester, NY, area and demonstrated leadership and involvement in the Greek and campus community. Applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 31 , 1994. For more information, contact Susan Pixley, 83 Huntington Meadow, Rochester, NY 14625.

AI.A conducts three leadership institutes Alpha Sigma Alpha offered three Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institutes this summer. All collegiate chapters were asked to send eight officers and their advisor to one of three leadership institutes at Southwest Missouri State University, Ball State University and University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The objective of the leadership institutes is to enhance each women's effectiveness in her sorority leadership as well as leadership in other organizations and future professions. Alpha Sigma Alpha is committed to the development of its members as current and future leaders.

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AI.As in the news Alpha Sigma Alphas were featured in several newspapers this past spring. Kelly Gillespie and Deborah York, both at Virginia Wesleyan College, were quoted in an article about community service by fraternities and sororities in the Virginia Pilot. Hope Hodges at Pittsburg State University, KS, was featured in a photo about the chapter's teetertotter marathon for Special Olympics in the Kansas City Times.

LETTERS Alumna applauds efforts of Gamma Eta The sisters of Gamma Eta Chapter (Winter 1993) are to be commended for their philanthropic efforts. To raise over a quarter of a million dollars during these tough economic times is truly noteworthy. I look forward to seeing this chapter receive the recognition they deserve. Certainly this chapter is worthy of distinction. Carol Kiener Jablonslie, DH

Smith Center program receives accreditation The Infant Stimulation Program at the S. June Smith Center recently received national accreditation from the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. The Smith Center is among the first in the U.S. to have an early intervention program accredited by the academy, which recognizes programs that meet national standards of quality. An Alpha Sigma Alpha national philanthropy, the S. June Smith Center is named for Dr. S. June Smith, KK, an Alpha Sigma Alpha alumna.

National Council closes Epsilon Pi It is with sincere regret that the National Council of Alpha Sigma Alpha announces the official closing of Epsilon Pi Chapter at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. Declining numbers forced the council to take this action. The chapter was installed in Fall 1991.

Correction In the Winter 1991 In Memoriam listing, Lois Leibel Lechner was incorrectly listed under Gamma Gamma Chapter. She was also listed correctly under Gamma Alpha Chapter. The Phoenix regrets the error.

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EDITOR Nancy I. l Reese 828 S. Golf Cui de Sac Des Plaines, IL 60016

STAFF Feature Editor Lori Muehlbauer Robinson Rt. 1 Box 116-C Falkville, AL 35622

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* Vol. 78, No.4

FEATURES 4 Crest restored to original look

6 A look at newly redecorated National Headquarters

12 Remember the A'LA Foundation in your will.

14 Three new chapters join A'LA

Alumnae Editor Karen Miller Walker 651 Berkshire Dr. State College, PA 16803

18 ALPHA SPIRIT: new photo feature


CollfJgiate Editor Terri Higgs Sauter 4922 Epworth Rd. Newburgh, IN 47630

Historian Sue Zorichak Hagen 6890 Athena Way Inver Grove Heights, MN 55015 THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA (USPS 430640), an educational journal, is published in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each year by the Sorority, 1201 East Walnut Street, Springfield, MO 65802. Subscription price, $1.50 ayear. Produced by Maury Boyd & Associates, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Member, National Panhellenic Conference and College Fraternity Editors Association.

DEPARTMENTS 2 News to Note 10 ALA c recti t card 11 In Memoriam 17 Quota/Total 21 Alumnae Action

Send change of address and business correspondence to Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters, 1201 East Walnut St., Springfield, MO 65802, (417) 869-0980. Address all correspondence of an editorial nature to the editor, Nancy I. Z. Reese, 828 S. Golf Cui de Sac, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Articles are the personal expressions of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policies of Ar.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., Springfield, MO 65802.


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COVER The newly redesigned crest of Alpha Sigma Alpha look s more like the original as it was designed more than 75 year s ago . SU MMER 1993 3

Newly redesigned crest takes on an old look "Out of the wann ashes, there arose a new Phoenix, more beautiful than before. Alpha Sigma Alpha . . . put an end to all but the undying spirit of the organization and .from its alter fires of sacrifice there arose a new, and we believe, a stronger sorority." The Phoenix, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov. 1, 1914

t started as a routine assignment at headquarters: Order new membership certificates. But as Lisa Tait, rH headquarters executive, began to look over past certificates, she noticed differences in Alpha Sigma Alpha crest, or coat of arms, that appeared on the certificates and in other places over the years. At first the differences looked subtle, 路 but the more she looked, the more differences she found . The original Alpha Sigma Alpha crest bears no resemblance to the current version. The sorority that was founded in 1901 designed a crest that had a star, a crown and a lion. But on Thanksgiving weekend in 1914, the sorority was reorganized by the four Alpha chapters, Alpha, Alpha Alpha, Alpha Beta and Alpha Gamma, under the leadership of Ida Shaw Martin, a noted interfratemalleader of that time. President from 1914-30, it was she who developed much of the symbolism that Alpha Sigma Alphas use to this day. During that reorganization weekend in 1914, the convention body of four chapters approved a coat of arms that shall be a shield of pearl white bearing a


crimson phoenix and sunnonted as a crest by a gold crown lined with crimson." When presented to engravers, however, those instructions underwent changes that would result in a more attractive design. The ensuing crest, designed by the E.A. Wright Bank Note Co. of Philadelphia, was quartered, half in red, half in white, and fitted well with the underlying symbolism of ALA, which included four aims and four points on its pin. The other change recommended by the engravers was the lettering of the motto used on the riband under the shield. The convention body had designated the open motto, "Aspire, Seek, Attain," in the second person singular. When the Greek for these three words was placed on the ribbon, however, it was found that one fold had a threeletter word, while the other two had much longer words. The best appearance was obtained when the motto was expressed in the second person plural. While this coat of arms was路 used on early membership certificates and mentioned in the early editions of The Phoenix and 'The Symbolism of Alpha Sigma Alpha," written by Mrs. Martin in 1920, it underwent gradual change over the years. As new engravers and printers were asked to produce certificates and stationary, subtle changes were made. The rope under the phoenix and crown became monochromatic. The phoenix underwent changes that softened the lines, closed the beak and narrowed the eye. The wing tips were uneven or reached higher on the shield.


This reproduction of the 1901-14 crest, which featured a crown, star and lion, appeared in the 1952 history of Alpha Sigma Alpha.

The 1916 coat of arms had a cloud behind it. The cloud will appear behind the new crest (at far left) only on the membership certificate.

Since the crest was never produced in color, the most radical deviation in design came about when commercial vendors, wanting to provide the crest for sale as a decal on glasses and other souvenirs, designed a crest in color. This commercial crest, which was never approved for use by the national organization, is distinguished by ropes under the phoenix and crown that have six or more sections and a crown with five or more jewels. The bird on some of these commercial versions appears to look more like an eagle than a phoenix. At least the commercial versions were inclined to color the quartered shield correctly- red in the upper left and lower right. Over the years, THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

One of the more fanciful versions of the crest was drawn by Elizabeth Fain, HH, and appeared on the inside cover of The Phoenix from 1931 to 1935.

many members of Alpha Sigma Alpha attempted to draw the crest and colored the shield opposite of the original. This included the coat of arms that appeared in the 1952 history of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Once Lisa Tait had determined that there had been much change over the years from the original coat of arms, she and President Kim Ramsey Meyer, BB, decided to instruct the current engravers, Goose Creek Publishing of Springfield, MO. to produce a crest as close as possible to the original. This newly revised crest, which is shown in a metallic gold and red version on the cover of this issue, more closely resembles the original. It features a red and gold phoenix on a red and white quartered shield and includes ropes below the phoenix and crown that are quartered in red and white. A flat colored version will become available in the future. This crest now appears on all membership and other certificates. In the future, it will be used in all official publications and printed material. An attempt also will be made to urge commercial vendors to use this version of the crest. As Alpha Sigma Alpha approaches its lOOth anniversary, it is appropriate that its most visible insignia, after the pin or badge all members wear, once again rises from the ashes as a newly reformed symbol.~*~

This crest appeared on the cover of The Phoenix from 1948 to 1968 and still can be found in use today.

This crest, which first appeared in the fall1968 Phoenix, is the one in most common use today.

This crest, developed by commercial vendors, is distinguished by ropes in six or more sections and a bird that looks more like an eagle. Editor's Note: Anyone with further information

on the history of the PV:.A coat of arms should contact Lisa Tait. headquarters executive, at Alpha Sigma Alpha Headquarters. SUMMER 1993 5

Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters.

National Headquarters, Alpha Sigma Alpha's home BYLISA A. TAll, rH Headquarters Executive



Headquarters, 1201 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any Alpha Sigma Alpha visiting Springfield is welcome to stop by for a tour.

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pringfield, neslled in the heart of the Ozark mountains in southwestern Missou ri , is the home of Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters. The old brick home that serves as National Headquarters is located in Springfield's Historic District close to downtown and Southwest Missouri State University. Alpha Sigma Alpha moved its headqucuiers from Buffalo, NY, to Springfield in 1963. The first few years were spent in a downtown office building until the sorority purchased the property and building at 1201 E. Walnut in 1966. The home was built prior to World War I for Judge and Mrs. J.P. Nixon and has been the home to many well known Springfield families. It was dedicated as Alpha


Sigma Alpha National Headquarters on June 29, 1969. Alpha Sigma Alpha renovated the home to it's original floor plan prior to the dedication. The first floor consists of five rooms, including the offices for the executive and three staff members. The office area was redecorated in 1989. The second floor consists of three bedrooms, dining room , kitchen and the conference room , which houses an archives display. The third floor of National Headquarters was finished in 1976 and decorated in the sorority colors of red and white; it provides sleeping area for 10 individuals. The basement was completed in 1987 as an area for shipping, copying and storage of supplies. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Redecoration Recently, the sorority has taken on the project of redecorating portions of National Headquarters that have not been touched since the 1969 dedication. The redecorating committee was chaired by Rose Marie Fellin, BI:. Committee members included Marilyn Ramsey Garbee, BI:, Doris Snodgrass Klein, ZZ, Phon Johnson Gillespie, EE, Judy DeMasters Winter, ZZ, Bonnie Payne Koeneman, ZZ, and Lisa Tait, fH. The front foyer, parlor and executive's office have been returned to the original wood floors , accented with persian rugs in colors of red , pearl white and soft blue. Displayed in the foyer and parlor are bound volumes ofThe Phoenix, beginning with the first issue dated Nov. 1, 1914, and other memorabilia. The painting hanging over the fireplace is representative of the Virginia countryside, the state of the sorority's founding. The second floor was completely redecorated, including painting, new carpeting, new window treatments and recovering all furniture . With this redecoration project, the large bedroom at the front of the house has been finished as the Wilma Wilson Sharp room. Mrs. Sharp was president emerita of the sorority. The walls are covered with a soft blue and white stripe accented with a border of cherubs and a magenta flower (Continued on page 8)

The Wilma Wilson Sharp bedroom is filled with her furniture and Alpha Sigma Alpha memorabilia collected by Mrs. Sharp.

Alarge Alpha Sigma Alpha sign behind National Headquarters faces National Avenue.


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The first floor parlor has a painting representative of the Virginia countryside.

Aseating arrangement in the second floor conference room .

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (Continued .from page 7)

designs. The valances are done in a fabric complimentary to the wall coverings. The room is furnished with items that Mrs. Sharp bequeathed to the sorority upon her death in 1988. One of the signature items in the room is an antique drop-leaf desk that was used by Mrs. Sharp. The desk is full of Alpha Sigma Alpha mementos collected by Mrs. Sharp. These memorabilia include a photo album made by Wilma Wilson when she attended The State Teacher's College of Central Missouri at Warrensburg (today called Central Missouri State University) and Mrs. Sharp's nametags from past national conventions dating back to the 15th Biennial Convention held in 8 SUMMER 1993

Yellowstone National Park Aug. 2226, 1938. There are also many pieces of AIA jewelry, including a stick pin given to Mrs. Sharp with "Ashville, North Carolina, January 1909" inscribed on the face and a design using the crown, the star and greek letters. There are notes from various speeches that Mrs. Sharp had given over the years, including Zeta Zeta chapter's 50th anniversary in April 1969, a banquet speech titled 'The Year's Behind Us" for the sorority's Diamond Jubilee Convention, held in Williamsburg, VA, in 1976, and a speech from the installation of Gamma Iota chapter on Sept. 30, 1967. The second floor conference room is sWI home to the portrait of Wilma Wilson Sharp, a gift of the 1967-70

National Council to National Headquarters at the formal dedication on June 29, 1969, which was also the occasion of Mrs. Sharp's 50th anniversary as an Alpha Sigma Alpha. The portrait is displayed above a cherry fireplace with many items from the archives on the shelves at either side.

National archives The current redecoration has underscored the need to concentrate future efforts on cataloging and preserving the sorority's archives. In the coming year, a National Archives committee will be appointed to begin this overwhelming project. The goals are to catalog the materials that exist, preserve them for future Alpha Sigma Alpha's to enjoy, to develop displays of materials at National Headquarters THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

and to possibly develop a traveling display that would be sent to state and province days. Completion date for this project is Alpha Sigma Alpha's Centennial Convention in the year 2000. Currently, the plan is to have an extensive archives display at that celebration, highlighting 100 years of Alpha Sigma Alpha history. In the next couple of years, the sorority will be soliciting donations for the National Archives. Of special interest will be items from the early years of the sorority. If you have materials that you wish to donate, please contact Headquarters Executive Lisa Tait.

The second floor conference room features a portrait of Mrs. Sharp and sorority archives.

Daily operations Though National Headquarters is the central location of much of AI.A's history and records, it is also a very active place. The basement and first floor of the building house the business offices of Alpha Sigma Alpha and serve as home to all membership records, alumnae files, chapter accounting records, resource material and general sorority correspondence. This is where the staff answers mail, processes fees , answers phones, develops reports, sends out regular mailings and produces most of Alpha Sigma Alpha's publications. The staff consists of Headquarters Executive Lisa Tait and an office staff of three, including Barbara Bain, Carol Fairman and Pam Bynum. Barbara and Carol have both worked for AI.A for more than 10 years. They are each responsible for half of the collegiate chapters, and their duties include processing all fees, checking treasury reports and tracking membership. They each also handle many other responsibilities. Pam is a new addition to the staff and handles computer tracking of donations to the Foundation as well as directory updates and other office support. In the past year, two new personal computers have been added. The staff THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

One of the two bedrooms on the third floor is a large dormer sleeping room decorated in red and white.

is in the process of developing a membership database that will bring all individual member information, including addresses, into headquarters. The expanding computer capabilities will greatly increase the ability to serve collegiate and alumnae chapters, national officers. as well as individual members. The staff also regularly welcomes

national officers to National Headquarters for National Council meetings, chapter consultant and province director training, committee meetings and special visits. While at National Headquarters. National Officers have an excellent opportunity to explore the Alpha Sigma Alpha of yesterday and today as they plan for the Alpha Sigma Alpha of tomorrow.

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I N MEMORIAM Deceased members reported to Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters from June 1, 1992, to May 31, 1993 Eta Eta Opal Filkel Gallaway Shirley Ainsworth Hellrich Margaret Naylor Ridlon Bertha Bache! Burke


Theta Theta Glenna Glasson James

Iota Iota

Omicron Omicron Grace D. Conroy Helen Marie Nolan Geneva Brand Beals Harriet Franklin Warren Ruth Taggard Winland

Helen Margaret Sailer

Pi Pi

Kappa Kappa

Alice Hannel Wolf

Irene Emma Benner Mayfred Stone Duthie

Beta Pi

Rho Rho

Stephanie Dawn Ewing

Alpha Alpha

Mu Mu

Marilyn Turner Shutz Marcia Kent Kettler Jean Dowling Adams Barbara Richards Neves

Mary Helen Harder

Helen Cloris Nolan Emma Cary Ricci Elizabeth Stepp Ruth Gammon Lowe lara Garrett Gardner Effie Sadler Thomas Beatrice Graham Munson

Nu Nu

Phi Phi

Delta Iota

Ruth Souter Price

Debbie A. DeSanto

Early Alpha Alpha Mary Harlan Huenefeld Ruth Remle Lake Helen Robinson Arnold

Alpha Beta Isabelle Howell Stevens Ruth Robinson Esteppe

Epsilon Epsilon Naomi Meienen Bonczkowski Grace Curran Arnott

Lambda Lambda Helen Campbell Shibler Margaret Laycock House

Marian Diane Behlert

Xi Xi Viola Gill Lillian Kabat Shira Hazel Johnson Tucker Carol Cannon Clifton Lois Lyle Warner Eleanor Bohn Kowalewsky

Beta Sigma Patricia Williams Latimer Maurine Harra Farrar

Gamma Rho Kathryn Ann Randol

Beta Zeta

Delta Nu

Betty Straughn Langston

Joan Elaine Nelson

Beta Lambda

Delta Omicron

Marie Schichtl

Diane Marie Dunnick

Beta Nu

Epsilon Alpha

Sue Douglas Bell

Kim Renee Nichols

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NAlpha When making your will, remember the A"LA Foundation BY DEBORAH FIELDS DIETRICH, BN Foundation Board Treasurer

ave you named Alpha Sigma Alpha in your will? If so, it will be to your advantage to change the designation to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation since gifts to the sorority are not deductible as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Since the establishment of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundations, more women are including the Foundation in their estate planning. Estate planning encompasses planning for the transfer of assets after death. As the subject of death and dying is not a popular one, women understandably would often like to avoid the subject. However, estate planning is very important. Contributions to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation can be made during one's lifetime or even at death. Charitable contributions made during one's lifetime receive


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favorable tax deductions, as do charitable contributions made at death.

life and can continue long after death.

Estate Planning

As Alpha Sigma Alpha women reach a certain level of fmancial security, charitable transfers are becoming a part of their estate planning. Women who achieve this fmancial security often wish to share their surplus with their alma maters, community, church, sorority or other public charities. Even women who may not be able to afford outright gifts may be able to make charitable remainder gifts or participate in pooled income funds. In addition to satisfYing philanthropic wishes, the women receive favorable income, gift or estate tax deductions. Once charitable objectives and contribution amounts have been established, the timing of the gift is considered for tax reasons. A lifetime charitable transfer can be structured to provide an income tax deduction. The lifetime (gift) charitable transfer avoids gift tax

Many people think they have "too little" to be concerned about estate planning, however, in most cases, this is untrue. Administrative costs in a small estate can run a much higher percentage than in large estates. Regardless of wealth, everyone has an estate plan! What people may not realize is that even if they have not created an estate plan and executed the appropriate documents to implement their plans, a plan has been created and imposed on them by the state in which they reside. Each state has drafted its own statutory scheme for the disposition of its citizens' property at death in the event that person dies without a valid will or having made an incomplete disposition of property. Estate planning is as unique for each person as people are different. Estate planning begins during your

Charitable transfers



while reducing the size of the transferor's gross estate. A transfer made at death serves as a deduction from the gross estate.

Cash or property? Charitable transfers can be made in cash or in property. Appreciated property that is donated can be claimed as an income tax deduction of the full fair market value of the property transferred without ever recognizing the appreciation for income tax purposes. Transfers of certain partial interest can qualify for current income tax deduction and allow the transferor to enjoy the property until a later date. Alternatively, charitable lead trusts allow the transferor to obtain a current income tax deduction while

receiving the corpus back intact in the future. The decision to make a charitable transfer most often is based on a person's objectives. income, estate and benevolent intentions. Your professional financial advisor can offer various methods in which trusts can be created for estate, gift and income tax planning.

Consult a professional Take a complete fmancial inventory of your assets, decide who will manage your affairs, and plan the distribution of your estate. Good advice can come from a qualified attorney or other professional advisor. When making a charitable gift, the first consideration should be what is best for you.

Hembrees name A'LA Foundation Constance Cockerill Hembree, HH, and her husband Will T. Hembree have named the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation in a charitable remainder trust. Through the growth in a trust fund, the Hembrees will be able to give a larger amount to the Foundation than if they had given cash donations each year. The Foundation will realize a very generous giH in the future because of the insight and creative giving style of Constance and Will T. Hembree. The Foundation would like to recognize others who may have named the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation in a will , trust or insurance policy. If you have made a deferred giH to the Foundation, please notify National Headquarters so that you may be recognized. "'{:{* "'{:{

Honor a friend If you would like to say "happy birthday" to someone special, let them know you remembered them by contributing to the AI.A Foundation. If you would like to say "thank you" to someone who has done something for you or your chapter, send in a donation to the foundation honoring that person. A new member, a new job, or a new baby can always be remembered with a donation. And a memorial gift is always a good way to honor a deceased friend or family member. L________________________ _ _ _ _ _______ __ ___ _


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Epsilon Psi - Plymouth State College BY RACHEL SOCHOL, ET Chapt er Con sultant he Epsilon Psi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed on Oct. 31 , 1992 at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH. The women formed Sisters in Progress (SIP) in the spring of 1991. In March of 1992, Nora Ten Broeck, BK, chapter consultant, colonized the group, and they spent the remainder of the semester working on the contract for chartering. Last spring, the colony was recognized for outstanding work and dedication for volunteer services at GlenCliff, a nursing home for the elderly and mentally ill. The installation weekend finally arrived, and a get-acquainted party was held Friday evening in the multipurpose room in the college union building. The installation team consisted of Kim Ramsey Meyer, BB, national president; Cindy Fundis, EE, vice president of programs, Lori White Scott, EE, colonies chairman; Nora Ten Broeck, chairman of membership education; Mary McGuire, NN, Province I director and installing officer; and Rachel


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Sochol, chapter consultant. It was a beautiful Saturday morning as members arrived in Centre Lodge on campus for breakfast. The initiation ceremony, chapter installation and installation of officers followed shortly. The white luncheon was held in the faculty dining hall. Cindy Fundis served as toast mistress. Lynne DeLaricheliere, Epsilon Psi's president, opened gifts from the national council and installation team. A reception followed later that afternoon in the union building. Refreshments were served to family, friends, campus officials and representatives of campus sororities and fraternities. The installation banquet was held at the Steele Hill Resort in Laconia, NH. Rachel Sochol, chapter consultant, served as toastmistress for the evening. Bev Hart, director for the Center for Women's Services, was the guest speaker for the evening. Also in attendance was Bryan Woodful, Epsilon Psi's financial advisor. The "Aspire" toast was given by Crystal Kallstrom, North Adams Colony president. The "Seek" toast

was given by Nora TenBroeck, and the "Attain" toast was given by Mary McGuire. The charter was presented to Lynne DeLaricheliere by National President Kim Meyer. A dance followed the banquet. The charter initiates of Epsilon Psi Chapter are Melissa Abbott, Leigh Astheimer, Katherine Auger, Susan Austin, Fawn Buckly, Beth Buxton, Christine Cappello, Ashlee Carter, Kerry Cebula, Heather Cochrane, Sarah Cook, Traci Costa, Lynne DeLaricheliere, Tammy Estes, Christine Gilmour, Maureen Howe, Tanya Jamerson, Andrea Kaplan, Sabra Knapp, Pamela Maher, Rebecca Masi, Tarni Mason, Kristen McGee, Lori Miaskiewicz, Danielle Millette, M. Pauline Murphy, Tara Newell, Cheryl Newton, Allison Nichols, Beth O'Keefe, Margaret O'Meara, Ann Pink, Keri Rothermel, Elaine St. Cyr, Melanie Schiller, Kathryn Snowdon, Mellissa Stoakes, Margaret Sullivan, Melanie Tsonas, Kathy Vertefeuille, Katrina Walker, Pamela Wells. Alumnae initiates are Stephanie Correard and Mary Frances O'Connell. -{;:{* -{;:{ THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA


Zeta Beta

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

BY SHARESE SWANSON, HH Chapter Consultant


he Zeta Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed on April3 , 1993, at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls, WI. This group of women were a part of a local sorority, Lambda Delta Phi, that had existed for 11 years as an organization on the River Falls campus. The university urged all local groups to affiliate with a national organization. Thanks to the encouragement of Kaye Schendal, the women chose Alpha Sigma Alpha. A'LA joins Phi Mu, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Omicron Pi at UW-RF. The chapter was colonized on Sept. 8, 1992. Angie Hamm, AB, Province XIV director, and Sylvania Filippello Richardson, r A, chairman of standards, performed the ceremony and pledged 31 women. The installation team consisted of Kim Ramsey Meyer, BB, national president; Lori White Scott, EE, national chairman of colonies; Sue Zorichak Hagen, BB, national historian; Sylvania Richardson,



installing officer; and Sharese Swanson, chapter consultant. Members of the Epsilon Delta Chapter from Saint Mary's College Winona, MN, served as sponsors, and Tiffany Morton Schroeder, AB, chapter membership advisor, helped perform the initiation service. The white luncheon was held on campus in Rodli Commons. Lori Scott served as toastmistress and recapped the history of University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Zeta Beta Chapter. After lunch, Julie Heil, chapter president, opened gifts from the national officers and the Epsilon Delta chapter. The reception was held in Rodli Commons at UW-RF. Refreshments were served to college officials, representatives of the other Greek organizations, parents, family and friends. The installation banquet was held at The Hudson House in Hudson, WI. Sharese Swanson, chapter consultant, served as toastmistress. Sally Kaehn, Zeta Beta chapter advisor, was the speaker for the evening. She spoke on the history of Zeta Beta and how the women in the group made a dream of becoming a national organization a reality.

The "aspire" toast was given by Becky Kissner, president of Epsilon Delta chapter; the "seek" toast by Tiffany Schroeder; and the "attain" toast by Sue Hagen. The charter was presented to Julie Hell by National President Kim Meyer. The charter initiates of Zeta Beta Chapter are Julie Heil, Linda Burton, Jill Ditlefsen, Malissa Gammel, Rae Anne Guderian, Angie Guptill, Danielle Hartman, J ennifer Holm, Jena Jarecki, Amy Jastrow, Susie Kolstad, Michelle Lammers, Ann Lieser, Christy Luft, Jennifer Meyer, Laurel Moseman, Susan Nagel, Shelli Nelson, Nicole Newmann, Sheena O'Brien, Michele Paipal, Cristy Parranto, Brenda Schwebach, Becky Seggelke, Gretchen Syndock, Mary Jo Sylwester, Shantelle Taylor and Shannon Wentlandt. Alumnae initiates are Jaci Gruber, Rae Hawn, Diane Head, Sally Kaehn, Pam Keller, Margaret Radle, Julie Swanson and Starla Whitehead. Charter pledges are Leesa Arendt, Jennifer Brown, Karri Kucera, Mary Larson, Michelle Leick, Jennifer Mickrut, Melody Milroy, Holly Mischel, Wendy Moe, Michelle Naterman, Melissa Schlosser and Shannon Wolf. 14* 14 SUMMER 1993 15



Zeta Delta - North Adams State College BY RACHEL SOCHOL, ET Chapter Consultant

he Zeta Delta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed on May 8, 1993, at North Adams State College in North Adams, MA. This group of women came together as Beta Chi Gamma little sisters in 1986. Five years later, they realized that they were functioning as a local sorority so they formed Beta Chi Theta local sorority in 1991. On May 4, 1992,Vicki Chase, <l><l>, chapter consultant, colonized the group as North Adams State College Colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The women worked very hard to complete the contract for chartering. The installation weekend began with a get-acquainted party on Friday evening in the student union building.The installation team consisted of Kim Ramsey Meyer, BB, national president; Lori White Scott, EE, chairman of colonies; Mary McGuire, NN. Province I director and installing officer; Mama Stroh Rundgren, BK. Epsilon Omega's rush advisor; Kendy Clark, BB. chapter consultant; and Rachel Sochol, chapter consultant.


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Members from Epsilon Omega served as sponsors. It was a beautiful Saturday morning as members arrived at the Masonic Temple for breakfast. The initiation ceremony, chapter installation and installation of officers followed shortly. The white luncheon was held at Le Jardin restaurant. Lori Scott served as toastmistress. Judith Craig, who was the advisor for the group when they were little sisters and a local sorority, was in attendance. After lunch, Crystal Kallstrom, the colony president, and Jill Quattrucci, the chapter president, opened gifts from the national council and installation team. A reception was held that afternoon in the Sullivan lounge on campus. Refreshments were served to college officials. representatives from the other greek organizations. family and friends. The installation banquet was held Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall. Rachel Sochol served as toastmistress. The chapter advisor, Cheryl Retos, particitpated in the evenings' celebration. The guest speaker for the evening was Wayne Soares, assistant director of alumni relations and the inter-Greek council

advisor. He spoke on "Pride, Commitment, and Dedication. " The "Aspire" toast was given by Kendy Clark, the "Seek" toast was given by Marna Rundgren, and the "Attain" toast was given by Mary McGuire. The charter was presented by National President Kim Meyer to Crystal! Kallstrom, colony president, and Jill Quattrucci, chapter president. The charter initiates of Zeta Delta Chapter are Crystall Kallstrom, Jenna Anderson-Lee, Beth Bajor, Toni Crowell, Sharon Dion, Lisa Emanuelli, Angela-Marie Fabiani, Linda Fogerty, Holly Grant, Laurel Krajewski, Sarah Liberator, Julie Lord, Erin Madden, Kirsten Maier, Keri Meyer, Amy Mosca, Carrie O'Connor, RoseMary O'Sullivan, Sandra Mullen Oliva, Patricia Parvey, Stephanie Pietrosanto, Amy Pijar, Jessica Pineault, Nancy Pingelski, Jillian Quattrucci, Katherine Marguerite Rhodes, Kimberly Wilson. Alumnae initiates are Nicole Bouvie and Jamie Lynn Brigham. The charter pledges are Karen Beal, Amy Crosby, Tonya Day, Rachel Goulart, Jennifer Hayes, Courtney Jones, Laura Quilty, Jennifer Welch and Amy Young.~



Chapters making total, taking quota or both for the 1992-93 school year, according to records received at Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters as of May 31, 1993 I~






Kappa Kappa, Temple University, PA

Alpha, Longwood College, VA

Pi Pi, State University College of Buffalo, NY

Alpha Beta, Northeast Missouri State University

Chi Chi, Ball State University, IN

Alpha Gamma, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Beta Theta, Central Michigan State University

Beta Beta, University of Northern Colorado

Beta lambda, University of Central Arkansas

Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia State University, KS

Beta Upsilon, Indiana State University

Zeta Zeta, Central Missouri State University

Gamma Iota, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS

Gamma Xi, Slippery Rock University, PA

Nu Nu, Drexel University, PA

Gamma Omicron, Clarion University, PA

Beta Epsilon, James Madison University, VA

Delta Kappa, University of Southern Indiana

Beta Iota, Radford University, VA

Delta Nu-A, GMI Engineering and Management Institute

Beta Kappa, Western Illinois University

Delta Omicron, York College of Pennsylvania

Beta Nu, Murray State University, KY

Epsilon Alpha, Southern Arkansas University

Beta Pi, Concord College, WV

Epsilon Eta, Virginia Wesleyan College

Beta Rho, Northern Illinois University

Epsilon Theta, Pennsylvania State University-Behrend College

Beta Sigma, Southwest Missouri State University

Epsilon lambda, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Gamma Zeta, University of Arkansas Monticello

Epsilon Rho, William Paterson College, NJ

Gamma lambda, Loyola University, IL

Epsilon Tau, University of Mary/and-Baltimore County

Gamma Mu, Adrian College, Ml

Epsilon Omega, Bentley College, MA

Gamma Pi, Missouri Valley College

Zeta Beta, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Gamma Rho, East Stroudsburg University, PA

Zeta Gamma, Gannon University, PA

Delta Eta, De Paul University, IL

Zeta Delta, North Adams State College, MA

Delta Iota, University of Delaware Delta Nu-A, GMI Engineering and Management Institute

TOTAL Phi Phi, Northwest Missouri State University Beta Gamma, Northeastern State University, OK Beta Mu, Henderson State University, AR Gamma Eta, Pennsylvania State University Gamma Psi, Edinboro University, PA Gamma Omega, Eastern Illinois University Delta Rho, Elan College, NC Epsilon Xi, Kutztown University, PA


Delta Upsilon, University of Texas at San Antonio Delta Chi, Bloomsburg University, PA Epsilon Gamma, Virginia Commonwealth University Epsilon Kappa, Millersville University, PA Epsilon Mu, Trenton State College, NJ Epsilon Nu, State University of New York at Brockport Epsilon Upsilon, California University of Pennsylvania Epsilon Chi, Goldey-Beacom College, DE Epsilon Psi, Plymouth State College, NH Zeta Alpha, Missouri Southern State College

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Alpha Spirtt is a new feature ofThe Phoenix. It will run every summer and feature photos of Alpha Sigma Alphas that have caught the Alpha Spiiit- an attitude of excellence. Excellence will be the underlying theme of this section, which will feature photos that show personal and chapter achievement and involvement in campus and community activities for both collegians and alumnae. Photos for this section should be submitted to Collegiate Editor Terri Murphy.

ABOVE: Elizabeth Lambert, Delta Rho, Elon College, poses with two bowlers during a Halloween Party at the Boy's and Girl's Club in Burlington, NC. RIGHT: Beta Kappa Chapter celebrate after receiving the "Outstanding Community Service Award" at the Western Illinois University Greek awards ceremony.

Nicole Rowlette , <t><t>, center, was the first recipient of the Ruth Jean Price Memorial Award. The award was established by the Maryville, MO, Alumnae Chapter to honor the memory of Ruth Jean, Mother Patroness of Phi Phi Chapter lor 63 years. Alumnae chapter president Carole O'Riley, left, holds the plaque that will hang in the chapter room . Mary Ethel Pugh presents Nicole with a framed certificate of the award.

RIGHT: Judy DeMasters Winter, ZZ, was presented the Evelyn G. Bell Award during a meeting of the Kansas City Alumnae Chapter. Judy had been unable to attend the

1992 National Convention, where the award was announced.



Members of the Epsilon Delta Chapter at St. Mary's College, MN, take a break from blowing up balloons for the college's security department locked-door campaign.

Members of Epsilon Rho Chapter at William Paterson College, NJ, sell Greek yearbooks at the student center.

Epsilon Epsilon member Jenny Schon, left, feeds Amy Keener ice cream during a benefit to raise money for the Girl Scouts at Emporia State University, KS. Six founders and other alumnae of Beta Rho Chapter at Northern Illinois University assist in the ground-breaking ceremony of a new house for the chapter at DeKalb this past spring. The Beta Rho Housing Corp . has been working on plans for the house since land was purchased in 1988. The new house will open in August 1993.

Kerry Woodford , EH, a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, has helped develop a technique to isolate elements of DNA from bacteria in minutes, instead of days. Kerry and her supervisor at the National Institutes of Health are in the process of getting the technique patented. This fall , Kerry will begin a special doctorate program sponsored by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences. She will attend Johns Hopkins University and work on her thesis project at the National Institutes of Health.


Members of Epsilon Nu Chapter at State University of New York at Brockport help paint playground equipment at a local park.

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Amanda Witmer of Delta Omicron Chapter at York College, PA, watches as children hunt for Easter eggs during a benefit to raise money for Easter Seals Foundation. Yvette Amy Ribando, Gl, was awarded the Theta Xi Alumni Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. Yvette was recognized for her leadership in the RIT Greek community. She has served as president of panhellenic and finance director/secretary of Greek council. This past summer, she attended the Under路 graduate Interfraternity Institute at Butler University. Members of Epsilon Eta Chapter at Virginia Wesleyan College won a first place trophy for their work during the school's 1992 blood drive.

Tatia Friel, E<l> , was named Outstanding Greek Woman at Indiana University.

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Debbie Kanairch and Ellen Condron of Delta Chi Chapter at Bloomsburg University, PA, participate in " Hands Across Bloomsburg."

ABOVE LEFT: Members of Zeta Gamma Chapter participate in a lip sync contest the Gannon University's (PA) Muscular Dystrophy Dance Marathon. ABOVE: Wendy Hansen and Joani Wrightfield , Phi Phi chapter members from Northwest Missouri State University, are volunteers in a local "Adopt a Highway" program .




Akron/ Canton, OH

Founders' Day luncheon The Akron/Canton Alumnae Chapter met in September at the home of Lillie Greer, t:.t:., to kick off the new year with a salad luncheon. Founders' Day was celebrated at the Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton's River Front Restaurant. Dinner and the meeting were held overlooking the picturesque water falls. Following a brief meeting, the Founders' Day ceremony was led by President Lea Ward Banner, fO. Karen Flame Karpinski, fK

Houston, TX

Fall get-together The fall meeting of the Houston Alumnae Chapter was held in the home of Marilyn Anzelone Mitchell, BP. President Marianne Busch Bullock, B0, reported on the national convention and a salad luncheon was served. Selma Ann Whayne Johnson, BN

Hattisburg, MS

Chapter supports philanthropies The Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter began the year in October with a covered dish get-together. Founders' Day was celebrated with a luncheon at the Hattiesburg Country Club with alumnae from other cities as guests. The annual Christmas party was held in December and gifts were exchanged. In the spring, members traveled to Mobile to visit the Bellingrath Gardens. The chapter has made contributions during the past year to the Hattiesburg Civitan Camp, the S. June Smith Center, DREAM of Hattiesburg, Inc., and the Pine Belt Boys and Girls Club. Lynn Meador, Bt:.

San Diego, CA

Italian luncheon The San Diego Alumnae Chapter met in November at the Olive Garden for a Founders' Day luncheon. Members then went to the home of Jacqueline Wisherd, BX, for a brief ceremony and business meeting. Anne RUTTUley Will


Members of the Akron/Canton Alumnae Chapter celebrate Founders' Day. They are, seated from left to right, June Western Cowan, AB, Lillie Greer,~~. Jani Ott Napoletano, rn; standing, Lea Ward Banner, ro, Sharon Wagner Bucher, Bll, Jean Tucker, Helen Frame Snyder, 00, and Karen Frame Karpinski, rK.

Dallas, TX

Easter baskets made for center Like the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Alumnae Chapter had a good year in 1992. In Spring 1992, Easter baskets were made and delivered to the Richardson Center by President Debbie Sharp Craig, ZZ. In November 1992, Founders' Day was observed at the home of Maxine Walsh Welsh, BE. An annual lasagna dinner, with spouses, was hosted in February 1993 by Debbie and Randy Craig in their new home. A "White Elephant" auction after the dinner put dollars into the chapter treasury. Evelyn Souge Scott, BZ

Central New Jersey

Homemade cookie exchange The Central New Jersey Alumnae Chapter began the fall of 1992 with a welcome-back cheese party in September at the home of Michele LaSala, EM. A local comedy dub was the setting for the October get-together. Several new alumnae in the area attended. A holiday get-together involved an annual cookie exchange at the home of Kelly Astarita, 4>4>. Each alumna brought a few dozen cookies and an empty container. Everyone's cookies

were sampled, and each member was able to take home a variety of homemade holiday treats. A small gift exchange also took place. In January, members attended a craft day and bagel brunch at the

Central New Jersey Alumnae Chapter members display photo albums they completed at a craft meeting. They are, front left to right, Dee Fuller, EM, Pam Sharp, EM, Lisa McDonald Turnbull, BY; back, Teresa Zapotochny, EM, Michele Wright, EM, and Michele LaSala, EM.

home of Michelle Wright, EM. The project for the day was covering photo albums in fabric. In February, the chapter supported the Epsilon Mu Chapter at Trenton State College by attending a spring rush party. Teresa M. Zapotochny, EM (Continued on page 22)

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Austin, TX

New chapter gets started Austin alumnae began the year with two organizational meetings at the home of Cathy Jo Clark Moss, XX. The group's first large meeting was in December for a Christmas luncheon. Two members. Anna McCampbell Swann, AB. and Evelyn Dodson Otey, AB , were chapter sisters and hadn't seen each other for almost 60 years. It was wonderful to see them together. A winter brunch and election of officers was held in January. The spring meeting was at Tres Amigos Restaurant. After the meeting, members were treated to an art show of beautiful oils done by Mary Jane Keller Anderson, HH. Mary Jane is a wonderful artist and has her work throughout Austin. Cathy Jo Clark Moss, XX Maryville, MO

Celebration for 'outstanding' chapter The Maryville Alumnae Chapter had the flrst meeting of the year with a salad supper at the home of Millie Cockrill Loch, <l><l>. Members were delighted to learn the chapter was named "Outstanding Alumnae Chapter" at the 1992 National Convention. Phi Phi Chapter Advisor Dr. Ann Cowan Rowlette, <l><l>, was named Phi Phi Mother Patroness by the chapter at Northeast Missouri State University. Dr. Rowlette was so honored for her many years of outstanding service to the chapter. Camp Quality, a camp for children with cancer at Stewartsville, MO. south of St. Joseph, is a concern for both alumnae and collegiate chapters. Both chapters contribute monetarily to the camp. LaVona Stalcup Reid, <l><l>

Amanda Blecha, <l><l>, right, a member ofthe Maryville Alumnae Chapter, congratulates Dr. Ann Rowlette, <l><l>, advisor of Phi Phi Chapter, after Ann was named Mother Patroness of the collegiate chapter.

A buffet dinner was served and was followed by a program recognizing the accomplishments of each past Delta Kappa president. Each president was presented with a potted narcissus. Other highlights of the evening included a slide show of Delta Kappas in their collegiate days, a raffle and a dance. Plans for a 25th reunion are already underway. Cherry Mayo Endress. Llli Delaware Valley

Craft workshop Delaware Valley alumnae held a Christmas workshop at the home of Fran Sommers Dougherty, TT, where members created a seasonal decoration. In February, Ilse Graenz Schwarze, NN, arranged for dinner and performance at Hedgerow Theater for members and guests. Members held a pot luck dinner in June at the home of Edith Waugh O'Brien, NN. The Delaware Valley Alumnae Chapter serves the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Miriam Hipple Fitzgerald, KK


20th anniversary reunion The 20th anniversary of the Delta Kappa Chapter was celebrated with a reunion in August 1992 in Evansville, IN .. at the Old Mill Restaurant. 22 SUMMER 1993

Chicago Metro

Winery visit The Chicago Metro Alumnae Chapter began the fall season touring the Lynfred Winery in Roselle, IL. Members learned about

wine production and afterwards went to the home of Stacey Trella Henning, EB, to hold a business meeting. In October, members met for the annual 'craft' meeting hosted by Beth Zubinski Heidel, fQ . This year's craft was a snowman made out of crepe paper and large jingle bells. Founders' Day was celebrated with a luncheon hosted by Loyola University's Gamma Lambda Chapter and the Chicago Area Presidents Council. Ann Kutz Marmo, fQ , hosted the year's most popular meeting in December. The annual Christmas party and gift exchange featured a luncheon and a fun version of a grab bag gift exchange. Christine Reising Keeley, EB Kansas City, KS

Chapter adopts shelter for battered women The Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter chose 1992-93 to focus on philanthropy. At the fust chapter meeting in September, the members unanimously voted to adopt a local organization, Newhouse, as the chapter's philanthropic project with continued commitment to the ALA national philanthropies of Special Olympics and the S. June Smith Center. A local philanthropy will allow members not only to support it fmancially but through services as well. Newhouse is a shelter for battered women and their children in Kansas City. The chapter was fust introduced to Newhouse several years ago by member Brigette Dumer Nicholson, EE, who is the director of community education and volunteers for Newhouse. In February, the chapter had a Newhouse 'shower' at the Valentine tea meeting in which each member brought items needed by the organization from diapers to toothpaste to paper towels. Plans are underway for a fundraising project for a donation to Newhouse. Cretia Rowlette, <l><l>

ALUMNAE Flowers are her business Elise Rice Payne, AA, was coordinator of the judges, clerks and awards division of the Philadelphia Flower Show, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society this past spring. She also will be horticulture chairman of

a graduate of the Longwood Gardens, PA, certificate of merit program and the Barnes Foundation Arboretum School in Pennsylvania. Elise and her husband Tom have two sons and live in Strafford, PA.

Retired teacher stays active Mary Ethel Oliver Pugh, cl>cl>, a retired educator in Maryville, MO, has stayed active since her retirement.

Teacher honored Judy Haynes Dawson, B.E, was recently named McKelvey Teacher of the Year. McKelvey Elementary School is located in the Parkway School District in St. Louis County. A 1970 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University, Judy has a masters degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is a member of the Parkway National

Elise Payne

the Philadelphia Harvest Show, held in the fall. Elise gives talks to garden clubs and other groups on the many aspects of gardening. â&#x20AC;˘ Everlasting flowers and vegetables are her specialties. She has a small dried flower decorations business. Active in the Garden Club of Bala Cynwyd, where she is horticulture chairman, Elise is a National Council of State Gardens Clubs flower J show judge. She also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Green City Gardens Contest, a division of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. A graduate of Miami University of Ohio, Elise is


Judy Dawson

Education Association, the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Social Studies and Phi Delta Kappa education fraternity. Judy resides in St. Louis County with her husband Wally and their 17-year-old daughter Jennifer.


Mary Ethel has given numerous programs and book reviews, has been a volunteer for an elementary school reading program and has given much time to writing the history and doing the art work for her high school alumni record book. She is active in the Methodist Church, the Mutual Improvement Circle and the PEO that owns and operates Cottey College in Nevada, MO. She is also a charter member of Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma honorary for women educators. Mary Ethel joined the Phi Phi Chapter in 1930. She has a bachelors degree from Northwest Missouri State University and a masters degree from the University of Missouri. She has served as Maryville Alumnae Chapter president, has

participated in numerous state days and designed and made a quilt for ALA National Headquarters.

Alum joins Peace Corps Cretia Rowlette, cl>cl> , has recently begun a twoyear assignment with the Peace Corps. She will be going to Romania, where she will be working in the

Cretia Rowlette

Peace Corps' small business program. A 1984 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Cretia also has a masters in business degree from Rockhurst College in Kansas City. Before beginning her assignment with the Peace Corps, she was an account manager with Vantage Computer Systems in Kansas City. A member of the Kansas City Alumnae Chapter, Cretia has served for nine years on The Phoenix staff. Y:r* Y:r

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Milwaukee's natural beauty, combined wltb world class attractions, events, ethnic neighborhoods and restaurants offers much to its visitors.


The Mitchell -..;;::~-w Park Conservatory In "~::illlll Milwaukee, Ill known as the "Domes," features tropical, arid and seasonal displays.


CALL TO CONVENTION The Pabst Mansion, built in 1893 by a seafaring beer baron, Captain Frederick Pabst, is one of Milwaukee's premier historic landmarks.


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Downtown Milwaukee's retail center, The Grand Avenue, spans four city blocks and features 150 shops and restaurants.

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