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Two women to headline as keynote speakers Foundation to sponsor nationally recognized motivators Lisa Tail Longo , fH Executive Director

The Las Colinas skyline won't be the only place where fireworks burst during the 1998 national convention in Dallas July 2-6. 1\vo dynamic women will be lighting up the Omni Mandalay ballroom with their wisdom, insight and humor. You won't want to miss either of these events! The Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation is proud to sponsor both convention speakers. The foundation's goal of providing the highest quality programming to members is realized in part by providing nationally recognized speakers during the national convention.

Formula for success and - living! The most important thing to know about the opening speaker is that LilyB Moskal is an Alpha Sigma Alpha - an Alpha Sigma Alpha who will share her formula for success. LilyB has been a professional speaker and trainer for more than 20 years and knows that each person needs to have purpose, commitment and focus to succeed. She has developed a formula that has helped her reach her potential. She will challenge

each of those who hear her to believe in themselves, their ability to make a difference and their ability to succeed. For if they believe , it follows that "thoughts become actions, actions develop habits, habits build character." And character leads to success. LilyB joined the Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. She has served as president of the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter. LilyB began her speaking career at age 5 when she gave the commencement address at her kindergarten gradua-

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tion. LilyB has had successful careers as a teacher, author, Realtor, business executive and 1V broadcaster. However, with all these credentials, LilyB claims her proudest credential is . . . experience!

Attitude technologies for the new millennium or how to keep from going bonkers Maureen G. Mulvaney, better known as MGM, knows that stress and workaholism can be devastating. Maureen spent her mid-20s in and out of hospitals with the diagnosis always being "stress did this to you. " Something had to change. Since that time Maureen has

Maureen G. Mulvaney changed her approach to life and has improved her health and her humor. Maureen believes laughter is the best medicine and she will give us a good dose of that as she shares strategies for dealing with stress. The audience will laugh with her and may shed a tear as Maureen weaves coping skills with personal antidotes. As the millennium approaches and lives become more complex, it will be increasingly important for women to develop these skills. Participants will explore how change can be good and how attitudes must be altered to meet the challenges the future offers. Maureen will explore resistance to change, crises and the difference between winner stress and loser stress. A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Maureen has spoken to many national conventions. Maureen has been a private practice therapist, psychology college instructor, public relations executive, special education teacher, author and speaker.

For information on attending the 1998 national convention July 2-6, 1998, at the Omni Mandalay Hotel, ilving, TX. contact A'iA National Headquarters, 1201 E. Walnut St. , Springfield, MO 65802, phone: 417-869-0980, e-mail: asa@pcis.net. LilyB Moskal 2 WINTER 1998

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Winter 1998 • Vol. 83, No. 2

of Alpha Sigma Alpha DEADLINES Summer ............................................ March 10 Fall.. ... .. .......... June 10 Winter ..... . .................................. September 10 Spring... .. ............... December 10

FEATURES 2

Two speakers to light the stage at the 1998 national convention

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Farmville four erect clock at Longwood College

Feature Editor Lori Muehlbauer Robinson, L1K 2148 Wagggoner Ave. Evansville, IN 47714

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Making a difference , one mile at a time

Alumnae Editor Karen Miller Walker, r H 657 Berkshire Dr. State College, PA 16803

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Long range planning report urges headquarters move

Collegiate Editor Nora Ten Broeck, BK 1508 LaPorte Ave. Valparaiso, IN 46383

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13 women awarded foundation scholarships

Historian Sue lorichak, BB 233218th St Boulder, CO 80304

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Reunions I anniversaries

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Collegiate Stars

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Alumnae Stars

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Alumnae Action

EDITOR Nancy I. l. Reese, B Y 1312 E. Kensington Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056

STAFF

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Making a Difference 6

Epsilon Epsilon is winner of Crown of Excellence Award

Reunions/Anniversaries 14

COVER Alpha Sigma Alpha will dedicate its side of the Farmville four clock at Longwood College during its centennial convention in 2000. Photo by Dennis Sercombe I Longwood College

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Four sororities founded at V~IDnia college erect clock to recognize

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ora Nell Jackson visited Longwood College five years ago. It was, she said, a pilgrimage. Longwood is where her beloved Zeta au Alpha sorority was founded on Oct. 15, 1898. Jackson, who lives in allahassee, FL, joined the sorority in 1957 while at Florida State University. "It took me nearly 40 years to see the campus," Jackson said recently. "It's returning to your roots. " Zeta Tau Alpha is not the only sorority with roots reaching to Longwood. ngwood boasts of being home to four national sororities, an accomplishment, school and sorority officials said, that is unmatched. "We're the only college in the country with four founding sororities," said Nancy Shelton, Longwood's director of alumni relations. Longwood is also home to Kappa Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha igma Alpha. The sororities refer to themselves as the Farmville four. The four sororities - looking to give something to the community and the campus- had a four-sided, 12-foot-4inch, cast aluminum street clock patterned after the popular public clocks of Victorian England erected near Longwood Library. Each sorority is dedicating its side of the clock. In late November, Kappa Delta, the oldest sorority in Virginia, dedicated its side. In April, Sigma Sigma Sigma will hold a dedication at the clock. Zeta Tau Alpha will follow in June. The sorority, which will hold its convention in Richmond, expects to have about 1,500 members in Farmville when it dedicates its side of the clock, said Jackson, centennial co-chairwoman for Zeta Tau Alpha. Alpha Sigma Alpha will hold a ceremony in 2000 when it celebrates its centennial. "We wanted to give a gift to the school that all the students could enjoy, and I've

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never met a person in the world that didn't need to know what time it is," Jackson said. Sorority representatives also did not want the clock to be associated only with the school's sororities or fraternities. 'They liked that spot (near the library), " Shelton said. 'They wanted somewhere where students would see it and people would see it. They did not want it to look like it was just for the sororities. It is for the campus. " Added Kim Ramsey Meyer, a past president of Alpha Sigma Alpha, "It's important to us as an individual sorority because we still live by the values and creeds that our founders set for us. It's also important as an expression of all the sororities on the campus, especially the four that were founded there. "It has nice visibility there." The sororities equally shared the $15,000 cost of the clock and landscaping. The clock was put up in spring 1997. In 1994, the sororities started dreaming about doing something to recognize Longwood and their creation, eventually considering a bell tower, fountain and benches. Shelton said she mentioned the clock after seeing a similar one. The sororities liked the idea. "It was in their price range, and it was something unique, and each sorority would be equal, " Shelton said. Patricia Nieman, centennial chairman of Kappa Delta, said all the sororities had been making small donations to Longwood on their own, but decided to pool their resources. "When we all realized we do this, we thought, 'Why not get together and do something significant,'" Nieman said.

A!A will dedicaw clock

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Alpha Sigma Alpha, the youngest of the Farmville four, will dedicate its side of the clock at the centennial convention to be held in Richmond, VA, in 2000. The convention will kick off an 18-month celebration of the sorority's founding, which occurred Nov. 15, 1901. There will be monthly celebration activities that will culminate in regional Founders' Day celebrations in November 2001. Among the activities will be a national project to plant narcissus bulbs on every college campus and in every town with an Alpha Sigma Alpha collegiate or alumnae chapter. For more information on the celebration and to find out how you can help, please contact A'i.A National Headquarters, 1201 E. Walnut St. , Springfield, MO 65802, 417-869-0980, e-mail asa@pcis.net.

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nemil at atime the bike per day, depending upon the speed of the biker. Each day Coltegiate Editor will begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue until around 9 p.m. The bikers While many Alpha Sigma Alpha will sleep in tent cities and have members will be attending the meals provided for them throughout 1998 national convention, benefiting the day. from their lifetime membership, Aggie has already begun to train Adrienne Brusek, llH , will be helping for the ride. Working with a trainer, others get the chance of a lifetime. Aggie will endure three days of douAdrienne, better known by her ble work outs, one in the morning sorority sisters as Aggie, will be and one in the evening and complete participating in the Twin Citiesat least 45 minutes of cardiovascular Wisconsin-Chicago AIDS Ride. While training each day. Biking, aerobics, many of us relax by the pool, Aggie swimming, running or Nordic track will be completing a grueling will be a part of Aggie's weekly rou500-mile, six-day bike ride from the tine. As Aggie becomes more physiTwin Cities to Chicago to raise funds cally and mentally prepared, the for HN I AIDS research and support workouts will increase in intensity. programs. The ride is one of the Each rider is required to raise largest and most successful AIDS $2,300 for the event, and Aggie has fundraisers in history. set her goal at $5,000. Aggie is Aggie became involved with currently working on gaining HN I AIDS causes after becoming a corporate sponsors and other resident advisor at DePaul University monetary donations. where she became aware that a large Aggie is asking members of A'i.A issue for women today is HN and to help provide emotional and AIDS. After learning more about the fmanacial support for the ride. Aggie virus, its transmission and how it is in need of sponsors and equipaffects the emotional and s piritual ment. Items on her wish list are: A well being of a person, Aggie decided gel bike seat and seat cover, a tire to get involved. Her involvement wrench and tire patch kit, a bike seat became more personal when she Aggie Brusek, llH, with her bike . bag to hold supplies, toe clips for her found out a former teacher had died from the virus. bike pedals, a compact sleeping bag to An information booth at DePaul and at least three pairs of bike University provided the initial inforshorts. In January, Aggie sent a mation about the ride. After speaking with some former riders, letter requesting support to each collegiate chapter, alumnae region directors and national officers. Aggie's energy and desire became focused upon how to be part of such a worthwhile experience. An avid cyclist, it seemed as if You can support Aggie by sending donations to : Adriarme A. Aggie was destined to become part of the ride, combining her Brusek, 935 W. Oakdale Apt. 1E Chicago, IL 60657 or contact passion for HN I AIDS causes and cycling. her via e-mail at abrusek@shrike.depaul.edu. Each year 2,000 rider begin the ride in Minneapolis and Every member makes a difference in her own way. Aggie conclude in Chicago. The six-day event covers an average of 100 Brusek will make a difference to HN I AIDS support programs mile per day, whi h translates anywhere from 5 to 15 hours on one mile at a time.

BY NORA TEN BROECK, BK

DePaul collegian ride 500 miles to raise money to fight HIV I AIDS

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starting line for its second century, the national council announces that the sorority will be taking a new course.

Alpha Sigma Alpha is on the move r71 s Alpha Sigma Alpha approaches the starting ~line for its second century, the national council

announces that the sorority will be taking a new course. The national headquarters of the sorority will be relocated to Indianapolis. The relocation to Indiana will allow the national organization to better meet the increasing need for services by the membership. This decision was made after much study. The current

facility in Springfield, MO. is no longer meeting the needs of the organization. Indianapolis was selected because it is a larger metropolitan city in the Midwest, it is the center of Greek activity as many other Greek organizations are headquartered there, and the tax advantages are great. The move is scheduled to happen by late spring. Look for future articles in upcoming issues of The Phoenix.

AIA job opportunities in Indianapolis For information about job opportunities in Indianapolis, contact Alpha Sigma Alpha N ational Headquarters, phone: 417-869-0980, e-mail: asa@pcis. net.

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Panel recommends, national council accepts proposal to move headquarters Indianapolis is chosen as future headquarters of Alpha Sigma Alpha

Other recommendations of the Long Range Planning committee As prioritized and reported to the

BY LINDA BONINE ROGERS, M Long Range Planning Committee Chainnan

As a result of the long range planning survey conducted last year and further study by the committee and the national council, the council voted Dec. 17, 1997, to move Alpha Sigma Alpha National Headquarters to Indianapolis. The recommendation was one of the most significant generated by the Long Range Planning Committee, which is responsible for providing an on-going evaluation of the present direction and future needs of the sorority and promoting knowledge of the sorority's long range plan among the membership. As a result of the recent survey, the committee requested that the national council investigate the issue of relocating national headquarters. The council then directed the committee to do a comparison study of three locations, Springfield, MO; St. Louis; and Indianapolis. Indianapolis was chosen because it offers the greatest potential to improve seiVices to members. Facilities availability in the city will provide adequate-sized office space that will allow the sorority to address future growth and technology needs. It is served by the major airlines

and is potentially more attractive to professional staff. "Its location allows us to stay close to a large portion of our membership base," said National President Suzanne Kilgannon Preston, BI. "Indianapolis is the center for the Greek industry with the highest concentration of national sororities and fraternities headquartered there." At the request of the national council, the committee last year developed a set of membership surveys to review and project the status of the sorority. The purpose of the surveys was to gather information similar to that collected six years ago and compare the results to the previous strategic plan. In addition to surveys distributed in each copy of the Spring 1997 Phoenix, surveys were distributed to past and current national officers, current advisors and current national headquarters staff and consultants. Alumnae surveys were distributed in groups of 10 to each alumnae chapter, and 1,000 alumnae members at large were selected at random to receive surveys. Collegiate chapters received packets of 30 surveys and were encouraged to complete additional copies as needed. Dr. Jerry Rogers, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Pittsburg State University, was contracted to compile and analyze the data from the four surveys. He prepared separate collegian, alumnae, leadership and Phoenix reports as well as a summary report. The Long Range Planning Committee presented a formal report to the national council in January 1998. Copies of the report are available for review through national headquarters. The general sorority membership will receive a report at the 1998 national convention.

Alpha Sigma Alpha National Council for consideration include:

Mission statement • The sorority's mission statement needs to be promoted to collegiate and alumnae audiences in order to gain a higher degree of familiarity among the membership.

MembershiP services • Given that networking is a desirable/requested activity, there is a need to re-examine AlphaNet and consider making it an on-line program. • Due to unexpectedly high computer access among the membership, the sorority needs to promote making better use of electronic communications. • There is a need for more effective communication and better packaging of information from national headquarters to all groups. • In the area of leadership development, consideration should be given to: promoting advisor training as a key development need; continuing national officer training; and providing greater access to leadership opportunities to new alumnae and alumnae in general. • The sorority must facilitate the transition from collegiate membership into alumnae membership to better maintain the "sorority connection" within the organization. • The sorority must encourage and facilitate the interaction of alumnae outside the traditional alumnae chapter structure. • Significant quality upgrades have been made in the content and presentation ofThe Phoenix. However, timeliness remains a priority issue.

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Programming • Significant support for a programming emphasis on recruitment, scholarship and career planning need to be provided to strengthen Alpha Sigma Alpha for the future and provide support for each other.

Extension • In the area of collegiate expansion, information and education about the expansion process needs to be made available to the membership. • The sorority should create strategies to develop and support new alumnae chapters.

Survey distribution and return rates Survey

Distributed

Returned

Percentage

Collegians

2,100

973

46%

Alumnae

1,600

160

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250

90

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Phoenix

26,000

120

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Total (Phoenix included)

29,950

1,343

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Total (without Phoenix)

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1,223

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Leadership

Do you have access to or anticipate access wilhin the next year to: lnlernet:

E-mail:

Finance • An annual report, including financial

information, should be distributed to all members.

Are you aware of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation?

Organizational structure • National headquarters staff needs to be expanded to provide improved membership services. • The sorority should examine and evaluate the organizational structure of the sorority to include, but not be limited to, national council term limits and a president-elect position. • National headquarters needs to improve the timeliness of response. This includes communicating realistic expectations and improving turn around time. • The sorority needs to examine alternative ways to provide volunteer opportunities, such as short-term project work, in order to meet members' time constraints.

Have you contributed to the foundation?

Collegians only:

Alumnae only:

To what degree is your sorority experience meeting your expectations in the following areas:

If you are involved in an alumnae chapter, please indicate why:

On a scale of 1-6,· 1is low, 6 is high:

In percent of those choosing an item (multiple responses were allowed):

Foundation

Social

5.0

Friendship

59.4%

• The sorority should promote financial support for the foundation as a membership responsibility. • An annual foundation report, including fmancial information, should be distributed to all members.

Leadership

4.9

Social

52.5%

Sisterhood

4.8

Programs/events

31 .3%

Philanthropic

4.6

Supporting acollegiate chapter

28.8%

Scholastic

4.4

Networking benefits

17.5%

Physical

4.4

Leadership opportunities

13.8%

Educational programming

4.2

Other

Involvement with alumnae

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FOUNDATION/SCHOLARSHIPS

13 women awarded foundation scholarships All scholarships are made possible by donations to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation BY JILL WHITTENBURG , Bf

Director of Publications, Alumnae Services and Special Programming

Special Education For a member or nonmember pursuing graduate or undergraduate work in the field of specinl education. Established in 1967 by the national organization.

Melanie Brotherton

Kim Oelschlaeger, AB

and 1, in Drew County, AR. Melanie says, "I have always had a desire to work with exceptional children. My dream is to make a difference in these children's lives."

pre-elementary education. She expects to graduate in May 1998. She pas served her chapter as special events chairman, junior panhellenic council representative and assistant panhellenic council representative. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma (freshman scholarship) , she tutors at Iisk third graders and was a member of the Franklin Street Show Choir.

National Philanthropic Wendy Partain , BM

Member Wendy Partain, Beta Mu, Henderson State University, AR, graduated in December 1997 with a degree in elementary I special education. She has been active in Kappa Delta Pi (education). HSU Heart and Key service club and Red and Gray Line.

Non-member Melanie Brotherton, sponsored by Gamma Zeta, University of Arkansas at Monticello, is working toward a bachelor's degree in special education and plans to graduate in May 1998. She lives with her husband. Tony, and her three children. ages 9, 7

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For graduate or undergraduate work in any field. Established in 1967 in honor of the national organization. Amy Ponder, Beta Nu, Murray State University, KY, is working toward a degree in public relations. She intends to pursue a career in corporate public relations. She has been president, editor, scholarship chairman and assistant moneymaking chairman for her chapter. She also has been active in the student law association, Order of Omega, student ambassadors, Gamma Beta Phi and the summer ortentation program. Kim Oeschlaeger, Alpha Beta, Truman State University, MO, is pursuing a degree in history and

graduate in May 1998 with a bachelor's degree in speech communication and political science. She was the recipient of the parent's club scholarship, junior Panhellenic council outstanding delegate award and the EIU academic achievement award. Kim was nominated by her chapter for the AJ.A Outstanding New Member Award in 1996.

Mary T. Gallagher Established in 1967 by Mrs. Gallagher, first initiate and former advisor of Chi Chi Chapter, for undergraduate work in any .field .

Amy M. Swisher Established in 1952 by Miss Swisher, professor emerita, Miami University, OH, and long-time advisor for Alpha Alpha Chapter, for graduate or undergraduate work in any field. Kimberly Harrts, Gamma Omega, Eastern Illinois University, plans to

Kimberly Harris, rn

Amber Arterberry, Bf Amber Arterberry, Beta Gamma, is a senior at Northeastern State University, OK, and is majortng in French education with a minor in English. She expects to graduate in December 1998. She has served her chapter as chaplain, spirit chairman, preference night leader and a member of the nominating committee. Amber also has been active in president's leadership

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FOUNDATION/SCHOLARSHIPS class, Habitat for Humanity, Big Sister/Big Brother Program, Campus Christian Fellowship and Redmen Ambassadors.

Wilma Wilson Sharp Initiated in 1968 by the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter in honor of Mrs. Sharp, ZZ, president emerita, for undergraduate work in any field.

Teresa Ruscitti

Diana Skalitzky, BM

For the past two years, Teresa has worked with pre-kindergarten children. She hopes to become a reading teacher upon completion of her degree.

Founders' Memorial Scholarships

Mary E. Blackstone

Andrea Roberts, AB Andrea Roberts, Alpha Beta, Truman State University, MO, is a senior, majoring in nursing, who plans to graduate in May 1998. She has served her chapter as president and internal relations officer as well as on numerous committees. Andrea has been active in the student nurses association, Alpha Phi Sigma (scholarship) and Order of Omega.

Martha Green Dimond Established in 1977 by Mrs. Dimond, AA, long-time

Washington, DC, alumna, for graduate study in any field. Teresa Ruscitti, sponsored by Zeta Theta Chapter, Wagner College, NY, is pursuing her master's degree in elementary reading education. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Initiated in 1984 by her husband in honor of Mrs. Blackstone, national presidentfrom 1961 -64, for a member who demonstrates outstanding teaching of pre-school children and who may possess a musical background.

Sandra Bresnick, M Sandra Bresnick, Delta Iota, University of Delaware, is pursuing a degree in elementary education and is expected to graduate in May 1999. She has served her chapter as assistant rush chairman. She is also a melit scholar, a member of the national honor society and volunteer for the Jewish community center.

Established in 1994 by the foundation for outstanding undergraduate members who exemplify the vision, academic pursuits and leadership skills of the founders . Five scholarships eventually will be awarded. Diane Skalitzky, Beta Mu , Henderson State University, AR, is working toward a degree in graphic design and expects to graduate in May 1998. She has served her chapter as standards, editor, secretary and coordinator for the chapter's 50th anniversary. She is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi, Order of Omega, student government, honors council and is a residence assistant.

Suzanne L. Hebert Endowed Endowed in 1995 by Suzanne L. Hebert, BZ. Rachel Smollin, Delta Iota, University of Delaware, is a senior studying elementaryI special education. She plans to obtain a master's degree in psychology and occupational therapy. In her chapter, Rachel has held the position of

Rachel Smollin, M chaplain and philanthropic chairman. She is involved in the honors program at the university, volunteers time with high school special education students and is a substitute teacher.

Beta Sigma Awarded to two outstanding Beta Sigma Chapter members, these awards were established in 1987 by Beta Sigma alumnae at the chapter's 40th anniversary. Carrie Schaefer is immediate past president of Beta Sigma Chapter at Southwest Missouli State University. She is studying to become a high school business teacher. Melissa Williams is the past chapter treasurer. Her field of study is business and computer information systems. For iriformation on scholarships or to donate, contact the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation, 1201 E. Walnut St., Springfield, MO 65802.

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1997

AWARDS

Members of the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter accept the Crown of Excellence Award from National President Suzanne Kilgannon Preston, BI, left, at the Emma Coleman Frost leadership Development Institute in Springfield , MO.

Crown of Excellence awarded to Epsilon Epsilon BY JILL WHITTENBURG , Bf Director of Publications, Alumnae Services and Special Programming

Established in 1985 to recognize Alpha Sigma Alpha's most outstanding collegiate chapter, this year's winner of the Crown of Excellence Award is Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at Emporia State University. KS. Ranked first on their campus scholastically, the 65-member chapter maintains a 3.1 4 average. They encourage academics by having chapter study hours, a tutoring program and an annual scholarship recognition dinner. Epsilon Epsilon offers its services each year at the annual Special Olympics track meet held at Emporia State University. The chapter members serve as timers, runners, huggers and event managers. Members walk with the Special Olympics athletes in Emporia's Christma Parade of Light and

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provide hot chocolate and cookies to the athletes after the parade. The chapter supports the S. J une Smith Center financially through fund-raisers such a rock-a-thon in the fall and a mom's day auction in the spring. Committed to being helpful and productive in their community, Epsilon Epsilon adopted a needy child with another Greek organization. Each child was bought a gift and was taken to a holiday party with cookies, movies and a special visit from Santa Claus. The chapter also participated in a teeter totter-a-than. After thirtysix hours of constant teeter tottering, all the proceeds went to the Child Development Center on campus and the Girl Scouts of America. A safe ride program was recently implemented by Epsilon Epsilon Chapter. Each member volunteers one night a semester to remain at the house to ensure that all members have a safe ride home.

Representatives from the chapter serve as executive officers in ESU's panh ellenic association. In addition to having a delegate and assistant delegate, each star circle is assigned to attend one meeting per month and each sister serves on a panhellenic committee. Epsilon Epsilon participates in writing the Greek column that is printed weekly in the campus paper. Chapter members are involved in many other campus sponsored activities su ch as GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) and student government. Epsilon Epsilon Cha pter prides itself on its campus and alumnae relations. The chapter invites several faculty members to dinner throughou t the semester and purchases donuts for them during Greek week. The chapter has a complete advisory board and meets with Emporia alumnae once a semester for dinner and to discuss upcoming events.

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AWARDS

Representatives of Beta Mu , Zeta Eta, Phi Phi , Beta Sigma and Epsilon Epsilon accept Four Star Awards from National President Suzanne Kilgannon Preston, Bl, left, at the Springfield Emma Coleman Frost leadership Development Institute .

Four Star Chapters Epsilon Epsilon Chapter, Emporia State University, KS Beta Nu Chapter, Muny State University, KY Epsilon Gamma Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University Beta Lambda Chapter, University of Central Arkansas Beta Sigma Chapter, Southwest Missou ri State University Beta Beta Chapter, University of Northern Colorado Beta Kappa Chapter, Western Illinois University Delta Nu-A Chapter, Kettering University, MI (formerly GMI) Zeta Eta Chapter, Rockhurst College, MO Zeta Gamma Chapter, Gannon University, PA Delta Kappa Chapter, University of Southern Indiana Phi Phi Chapter, Northwest Missouri State University

Rose Marie Fellin Financial Excellence Award

Sidney Gremillion Allen Panhellenic Award

Zeta Alpha Chapter, Missouri Southern State College

Epsilon Gamma Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University

Honorable mention, Rose Marie Fellin Financial Excellence Award

Honorable mention, Sidney Gremillion Allen Panhellenic

Beta Lambda Chapter, University of Central Arkansas Epsilon Xi Chapter, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Zeta Eta Chapter, Rockhurst College, MO Beta Nu Chapter, Murray State University, KY Gamma Pi Chapter, Missouri Valley College

Beta Nu Chapter, Murray State University, KY Delta Nu-A Chapter, Kettering University, MI

Members of Zeta Alpha and ZA financial advisor and NPC Delegate Diane Yencic James, HH, left, accept the Rose Marie Fellin Financial Excellence Award from Andrea J. Tunia , El, right , former director of collegiate chapter services, at the Springfield leadership institute.

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REUNIONS

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Charter members of the Delta Kappa Chaper hold the 25th anniversary plate. They are , from left, Lana Gee Bunner, Diane Schroeder Marheine , Rita Johnson Reynolds and Mary Schapker Musick.

ANNIVERSARIES

"Sisters of the sixties" gather in front of the Beta Kappa house in Macomb, IL.

Delta Kappa celebrates 25th anniversary

Alpha Beta alumnae from the '60s meet for reunion

On May 6, 1972, Alpha Theta Chi, a local sorority, based on the campus of Indiana State University-Evansville, was installed as Delta Kappa Chapter, the 53rd chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. A two-day anniversary celebration. planned by the Southwestern Indiana Alumnae Chapter, was held April 26, 1997. The event included a Friday reception and a Saturday luncheon and tour of the campus of the now-named University of Southern Indiana. National Vice President of Extension Lori White Scott, EE, was the guest speaker.

Alpha Beta alumnae from the 1960s met in August 1997 for a reunion in Kansas City. The event, which drew 49 women from throughout the U.S., was based at the Raphael Hotel at the Plaza. Festivities began Friday evening with an outdoor social hour. After a day of shopping, visiting and sightseeing on Saturday, the women gathered for a reception at the home Dr. Linda Moore, a 1964 graduate of Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri Teachers College). The women then had dinner at Fedora's on the Plaza. Dr. Moore, a psychologist and author, was the speaker.

Beta Kappa 'sisters of the sixties' reunite

Beta Pi turns 50 Beta Pi Chapter at Concord College, WV, celebrated its 50th anniversary last April. The festivities began Friday evening with a reception, followed by a slide presentation and comments by chapter officers, chapter advisor Sharon Marlin Manzo, B~. and Rosemary Carucci Goss, BIT, past national president and current chairman of the A~ A Foundation . Saturday morning, members from every decade since the chapter began in 194 7 gathered at the student center. The honored guest was Mary Dolinger Thome, one of the founders of the chapter. The reunion concluded with the chapter's annual Crimson Ball.

Alpha Beta alumnae from the '60s gather for a group photos during their reunion.

After nearly a year of planning, 55 Beta Kappa alumnae went "home to Macomb" for a weekend in July 1997. These "sisters of the sixties" represented nearly every pledge class of the decade. For some it was the first time they"d been in contact for nearly 30 years. The women began to gather on Friday evening at Western Illinois University. A brunch was followed by a tour of the old Beta Kappa house, the campus and the new Beta Kappa house. A reception at the house was followed by dinner.

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COLLEGIATE STARS This section features brief articles on outstanding collegians; editors select only the best of those submitted for publication.

Bridget Troxel Beta Beta, University of Northern Colorado

Bridget Troxel Bridget currently serves as panhellenic president at the University of Northern Colorado and vice president of finance for the student representative council. Her previous involvement includes serving as panhellenic treasurer and parliamentarian of Beta Beta Chapter. Her honors include membership in Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek scholarship) and Golden Key. Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS

Katie Barnett Katie served the Eta Eta Chapter as rush chairman. Her campus activities include serving as the campus homecoming chairman and as a member of the Alcohol Awareness Task Force, student judicial board and the senior steering committee.

Katie Barnett Phi Phi, Northwest Missouri State University

Rachel Kuzma Rachel served as co-chairman of homecoming variety shows. Her activities include: varsity volleyball, Tri Beta (biology). Mortar Board, Alpha Chi (scholarship). Cardinal Key and Phi Eta Sigma (freshman scholarship). A molecular biology major, Rachel has been awarded the following scholarships: regent's academic scholarship, Midwest Exchange scholarship and the Italian-American scholarship. Rachel served Phi Phi as editor and as a member of the scholarship and membership committees.

Catrin Emilsson Beta Iota, Radford University, VA

Catrin Emilsson Catrin Emilsson was recognized by Beta Iota as sister of the year for her efforts as chapter president. Catrin has been active with student government. serving as treasurer. She has maintained honor roll status every semester and recently completed two months in a study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark.

preliminary pageant to the Miss America competition. She received $2,250 in scholarship funds and an all-expense-paid trip to the Miss Illinois pageant, where she won the non-fmalist talent award for her vocal performance. Colleen's platform focused upon the importance of music in education. Colleen serves Beta Kappa as assistant membership director and is a member ofMu Phi Epsilon (music). She sings in the university singers and participated in the Music Education National Convention, as well as played the role of Despina in "Cosi Fan Tutte, " Western's opera workshop.

Beta Kappa, Westem fllinois University

Colleen VanDyke Colleen VanDyke was crowned Miss Macomb, a

Amy Ponder Beta Nu, Murray State University, KY

Amy Ponder Amy served her chapter as editor, scholarship chairman and assistant money making chairman. Amy is a National Philanthropic Scholarship recipient and

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COLLEGIATE STARS the winner of the Helen Hodge sophomore award and the Evelyn Linn service award. Amy is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Oeadership), in which she serves as president. and Order of Omega. Due to Amy's high academic achievement of six consecutive semesters on the dean's list. she has been awarded the Broughton and Breazeale Fellowships. As associate editor of the Murray State News, Amy's efforts brought the newspaper recognition in the form of the Pacemaker Award, which is given to the top 20 college newspapers. Amy is involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Student Law Association, of which she is secretary. Beta Pi, Concord College, WV

Melissa Garretson Melissa is currently the philanthropic chairman of Beta Pi Chapter. She has been named to the dean路s list and Who's Who Among Students of American Colleges and Universities.

Her activities include the Bonner Scholars Program, volunteering for five years at Charleston Hospital and being a little league cheerleading coach. Melissa is a member of Gamma Beta Phi.

Jennifer Starr the chapter's dance chairman, sophomore standards board representative and social chairman. She received the Greek new member of the year award at DePaul University.

Carrie Schaefer

Delta Kappa, University of Southern I ndiana

Beta Sigma, Southwest Missouri State University

Natalie Schmaltz

Carrie Schaefer Carrie serves as president of Beta Sigma Chapter. Her past offices with the sorority include: social chairman, fund raising chairman and treasurer. Within student government, Carrie has been a senator, communications director, treasurer and a member of the academic affairs committee. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi (education), Phi Kappa Phi (all fields) and Order of Omega. Carrie is also secretary of the student alumni association.

Chapter president Natalie Schmaltz has served her chapter and campus as vice president of standards for panhellenic, senior panhellenic council representative, rush counselor, student orientation staff member and vice president of the psychology honor society. Academically, she has been on the dean's list and

Jill Bondino has earned the chapter's highest grade point average award. Delta Rho, Elan College, NC

Jill Bondino Senior business major Jill Bondino has lettered in softball for the past four years and is currently the captain of the softball team. Within the chapter she has served as special events chairman and rush chairman. Delta Ch~ Bloomsburg University, PA

Lisa Braglio Lisa Braglio served Delta Chi Chapter as rush chairman and editor. She was co-captain of the swimming team for two years.

Deta Eta, DePaul University, IL

Jennifer Starr

Melissa Garretson

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Senior marketing major Jennifer Starr currently serves as Delta Eta's president. She has been

Natalie Schmaltz

Lisa Bra glio

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Kristen Anderson

Stacy Bell

Lisa's honors include the dean's list and being a scholar athlete. Lisa's additional activities include Order of Omega and the English honor society.

Zeta Gamma, Gannon University, PA

EpsUon Gamma, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kristen Anderson Kristen Anderson served her chapter as social chairman, housing chairman and treasurer. Her campus involvement includes serving as a VCU student ambassador and student senator. She has been a member of the VCU Faculty Senate Task Force and the VCU Young Democrats. EpsUon Lambda, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA

Theresa Miller Chapter president Theresa Miller also has held the positions of vice president, inter-sorority council representative, house manager, standards representative and member of the scholarship and fundraising committees. With the campus student senate, Theresa served as secretary, treasurer and allocations committee member.

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Stacy Bell Senior therapeutic recreation and pre-physical therapy major Stacy Bell serves as chapter vice president and is a member of Beta Beta Beta (biology). Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and the pre-physical therapy club. Stacy also serves as a Gannon ambassador. Zeta Eta, Rockhurst College, MO

Karen Franke Karen Franke currently serves on the student government association for the Research College of Nursing. This semester she organized a lecture and discussion for the campus, sponsored by

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Jennifer Fischer Kansas City's Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and Alpha Sigma Alpha. Within the chapter, Karen served as president and membership director. Zeta Kappa, Mankato State University, MN

Jennifer Fischer Zeta Kappa Chapter named Jennifer Fischer sister of the year. She served her chapter as assistant treasurer and treasurer. Her activities include cheerleading, baton twirling, dancing and playing the clarinet. Jennifer is a member of the pep and marching bands.

Lisa Mourer West Alabama Colony, University ofWestAlabama

Kelli Britt Kelli Britt currently serves as president of the colony. She is a member of Blue Key and played on the UWA varsity basketball team. Kelli was chosen as intramural female athlete of the year and was selected to participate in a Nike regional flag football tournament in Florida.

Zeta Omicron, Muskingum College, OH

Lisa Mourer Lisa Mourer was housing chairman for the Muskingum colony and has put in numerous hours in organizing the new house. Lisa is also a varsity soccer player, student mentor and works on the campus newspaper. Lisa received a faculty scholarship.

Karen Franke

Kelli Britt

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Featuring the accomplishments of individual Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae community of Federal Way. She was active in creating the Hylebos Wetlands State Park, the King County Aquatics Center and the Federal Way Women's Network. She co-chaired the campaign for Federal Way to become a city and served on King County 2000.

Mary Ernst Gates, BP

Consultant is active in local government Mary Ernst Gates, Beta Rho, is a city council member in Federal Way, WA. She served as mayor of Federal Way for two years and was the city's first deputy mayor on the inaugural city council from 1989-91. Professionally, Mary provides communication skills training and consulting for a variety of Puget Sound corporations and organizations. She has an master's degree from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University. Mary is currently the president of the Suburban Cities Association of King County and is an active member in many other organizations, including the Harborview Medical Center Visiting Committee, Rotary, Federal Way Women's Network, Friends of the Wetlands of West Hylebos and the Federal Way Historical Society Advisory Board. Mary has numerous accomplishments in the

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In recognition of their contributions to the community, the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce named Mary and her husband , Bill, as Federal Way citizens of the year in 1988.

Teacher of the year aids police, firefighters Stephanie Russell Neal, Beta Zeta, was recently honored as the 1996 teacher of the year at E.A. Jones School in Stafford, TX, where she is a frrst grade teacher of the gifted and talented. She also received the Fort Bend School District's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and 1995.

Stephanie Russell Neal, BZ

Stephanie has received an educational grant from Flour Daniels to teach Spanish to first graders. Stephanie graduated from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1977. She earned a master's degree in 1989 from the University of Houston. Stephanie is a member of the Stafford Citizens' Police Academy Alumni and has been trained in surveillance and has assisted in SWAT exercises. Stephanie just completed RADS (Rape Aggressive Defense Systems) and now assists in RADS classes. She is also a member of the citizens' response team, which assists firefighters in major frres. Stephanie lives in Stafford with her husband, Bruce. She has two children in high school.

Busy alum finds time to help others Along with working a full-time job and attending graduate school. Cheryl Schaub, Beta Theta, is an active volunteer in Kalamazoo, MI. Cheryl has been trained in basic crisis intervention and critical incident stress management. She is a volunteer, trainer and part-time crisis worker for Gryphon Place Help-Line. She takes crisis calls, provides crisis intervention, offers information and referrals and follows up on calls that need more short-term help.

Cheryl Schaub,

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Cheryl also volunteers with CTIRT, community traumatic incident response team. She responds to the emotional needs of victims of traumatic events such as fires, fatal traffic accidents and other tragedies. Cheryl also substitutes for the domestic assault program. She interviews clients for admittance into the shelter, assists residents and monitors the crisis line. A human resource planning analyst at the First of America Bank in Kalamazoo, Cheryl received her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 1992. She is pursuing a master's degree in social work at Western Michigan University.

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Alurrmae chapters report on summer and fall activities Ft. Lauderdale

Fun, food & song The Fort Lauderdale alumnae went on a boat ride in March 1997, where they learned the new song, "Every Member Makes a Difference." They began the 1997-98 year with a potluck salad lunch at the Palm Beach home of Betty Baringer Barnes, NN, in October. After enjoying the salads brought by each other, the members created their own sundaes for dessert. Founders' Day was celebrated with a luncheon at the Sweet Tomato. Plans for 1998 include a trip to the theater for a play or a musical, a spring garage sale and another boat ride. Jean Wright Grason, PP Chicago West Suburban

Alumnae look into future Chicago West Suburban alumnae installed new officers, including President Sandra Jarzombek Sartore, BO, at the May meeting, hosted by Cathy Carrara Sedlacek, BK. Husbands were invited to join new friends and old at the June barbecue, and the 1997-98 year began with an annual salad supper. For fun, the alumnae received a psychic reading in September. In October, the chapter welcomed new members Aimee Weglewski, rn. Amy

Levine, rn. and Khristine Scanlan, rn. at a meeting hosted by Clare Campbell Hagan, XX. Joan Kolar Grabarek, BP Hattiesburg, MS

Alumnae tour campus building The Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter was given a tour June 21 of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The building had just undergone renovations. The alumnae had lunch in the president's dining room following the tour. Dolly D. Loyd, Ell Denver

Chapter is philanthropyfocused Through the past year, the Denver Alumnae Chapter has donated more than 5,000 hours in volunteer work. The chapter's champion giver was Linda Cornish, BB, who donated more than 400 hours. A favorite volunteer in the chapter for many years has been Louan Southworth Nevin, BB, who spends much time and energy coordinating, purchasing and sewing articles for the chapter to donate to the Denver Needlework Guild (NGA) . The recipients of the chapter's volunteering efforts include churches,

Several Hattiesburg alumnae during the tour of the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building. 20 WINTER 1998

Chicago West Suburban alumnae installed new officers at the home of Cathy Carrara Sedlacek, BK. hospitals, elementary schools, homeless women's services, children's trauma units, the mentally ill, libraries, Panhellenic, food banks and college scholarship programs. The chapter is also associated with the Women's Bean Project, which hires and trains indigent women in job and other skills. Dawn Babcock Nicholson, BB

Denver alumnae volunteers Linda Cornish, BB, Louan Southworth Nevin, BB, and chapter president Linda Phillips Clark, BB. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA


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Cincinnati

Members visit teen shelter The Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter visited the One Way Farm, a temporary shelter for abused, abandoned or neglected teens. The members were given a tour of the girls' home and the boys' home and were served lunch by the girls, who also joined the members for dining. At a later meeting, the chapter decided to adopt the One Way Farm as a philanthropic project. The chapter will donate money, and the individual members will donate items such as sheets, socks and canned goods. Social events for the chapter included lunch with the Dayton, OH, alumnae, a progressive dinner, a meeting highlighting children's books and an annual family picnic. The alumnae frequently visit the Alpha Alpha Chapter at Miami University. Kelly Fries, AA Greater Rochester Area, NY

Chapter holds fall dinners After holding an organizational meeting last spring, the Greater Rochester Area alumnae held their first meeting this past fall at the home of Sharon Sterner, ri, for an Alphabet Potluck Supper. Members each

Dallas alumnae enjoy their annual family picnic at the lake house of Kathy Messina , r~. brought a dish beginning with the first letter of their first names. The chapter celebrated Founders' Day with a luncheon at the Skyview Banquet Room in Rochester. Ronda R. Campbell, llll Dallas

Alumnae enjoy summer fun The Dallas Alumnae Chapter celebrated summer with an annual pool party at the home of Debbie Sharp Craig, ZZ. Members of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Long Range Planning Committee joined the chapter. Included were Suzanne Kilgannon Preston, BI, national president; Marianne Busch Bullock, B速, vice president of communications; Lisa Tait, rH, executive director; Mary Sidhu Pittman, EB, bylaws chairman; Joanne Burroughs Zabaldo, B速, alumnae region director; and Linda Bonine Rogers, M, long range planning committee chairman.

Charter members of the Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter, Ruth Snedaker Kohl, AA, Miriam Sharp, AA, Evelyn Fetter Long, AA. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Kathy Messina, fll, invited everyone to her lake house in September for the chapter's annual family picnic. Members participated in a variety of activities, including darts, horseshoes, paddle boating, fishing, hiking and hammock swinging. Dallas alumnae are extremely excited to host the 1998 national convention and hope to see everyone there!

Betty Yount Gardner, BA St. Louis

Chapter advises colony The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a busy spring and summer, including spring outings to the Missouri Botanical Gardens and lunch at the Winery of the Little Hills in St. Charles. The highlight of the past year has been the chapter members' roles as advisors to the women of the Lindenwood College Colony. The alumnae chapter's sisterhood has been strengthened through its efforts in helping the colony members attain their goal of becoming an installed chapter, which occurred March 21, 1998. The busiest week was the first week in September when members assisted the colony in formal rush practices and rush parties. Kay Prange, XX

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Members of the Greater Boston Alumnae Chapter participate in the 5-Mile Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. Kansas City

Alumnae dine and meet with collegians The Kansas City Alumnae Chapter kicked off the 1997-98 year with the Zeta Eta Chapter at Rockhurst College, MO. Alumnae and collegians held a luncheon and meeting at Massman Hall on campus. The collegians and alumnae also got together to celebrate Founders' Day in November. The alumnae took up a monetary collection for the Rockhurst Homecoming Canned Food Drive. The chapter held a used book sale at its October meeting to support its 1998 convention fund. Ann Campbell Nielsen, 1/>1/>

child in the spring. The chapter also welcomed home Cretia Rowlette, cflcfl, who recently returned from the Ukraine. Judith Whipp Parkison, Bfl

tive board. The officers inducted were vice president Jennifer Richard, Ecfl, and secretary Elizabeth Below, Efl. The chapter's fall calendar of events continued with the October Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. They were accompanied by other members of the Boston Alumnae Panhellenic. Then on Nov. 15, the chapter rocked the Boston Harbor on a cruise with Epsilon Omega Chapter in celebration of Founders' Day and Epsilon Omega's 5-year anniversary. In December, the chapter participated for the second year in the annual Bill Roger's Jingle Bell Run to benefit the Massachusetts athletes of Special Olympics. This year, members dressed up in silly holiday costumes and ran (walked) through the streets of downtown Boston. The chapter concluded its fall activities with a holiday wreath party for all members and friends. Gina Nagy, EE

Greater Boston Alwnnae Chapter

San Diego

Chapter walks for breast cancer

Members welcome fall and a new baby

The Greater Boston alumnae began the 1997-98 year with a dinner meeting at the Chart House in Boston. To invite potential new members to the chapter, each alumna brought a friend (or two). The chapter installed two new officers, creating a full execu-

San Diego alumnae began the 1997-98 season with a luncheon at Mimi's Cafe in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. A business meeting followed at the home of Shirley Cloud Rowley, PX. The meeting concluded with the presentation of a baby gift to chapter president

Washington, DC

Alumnae welcome new and returning members The Washington, DC , alumnae welcomed fall with their annual potluck luncheon at the home of Judy Whipp Parkison, Bfl. Members exchanged summer news and planned events for the coming year. The chapter was delighted to welcome new member Sheny Heizer Lancaster, EI, who is looking fmward to the arrival of her first

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Washington , DC , alumnae gather for their annual potluck luncheon. They are, front row, Maureen Herring Harvey, AA, Sherry Heizer lancaster, EI, Judy Whipp Parkison, Bfl, Claudia Exler Kubis, , back row, liz Benson Scheuble, AA, Carolyn Mulford, AB, Helen Lortz, HH. THE PHOENIX OF ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA


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Tiffany Hall Hcuvey, ETI, to welcome her first son, Sean David, born July 2, 1997. Founders' Day was celebrated at Anthony's Fish Grotto in La Mesa. A ceremony and meeting followed at the home of Jackie Wisherd, BX. In addition to contributing to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundtion National Scholarship Fund and to the S. June Smith Center, the chapter donates hygienic articles to the Sandra McBryer School for homeless children. Serena Lannue, ZZ

Tampa Bay, FL

Alumnae initiate friends The Tampa Bay Alumnae Chapter is pleased to announce two newly initiated members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Doris McGahey and Beatrice McKinley were initiated in November 1996. The initiation ritual was held in the home of Anne Martenstein Gerken, A, and was followed by a Founders' Day celebration. The chapter keeps busy throughout the year with a holiday luncheon, participation in local Special Olympics games, baby showers and birthday parties.

Pat Huifman, XX

Tampa Bay alumnae initiated two new members in November 1996. They are Beatrice McKinley and Doris McGahey (center, back row) . Also pictured: Ethel Schutt Peterson, IUI, (back leH) Emma Coleman Frost, rrrr, (back right) and Sally Weyeler Constantinou, XX (front). Windy City, IL

Chapter hosts collegians to Founders' Day The Windy City Alumnae Chapter sponsored a Founders' Day celebration at Bread with Appeal. Members of the Gamma Lambda Chaper, Loyola University, and Delta Eta Chapter, DePaul University, were invited to the event. Also Participating were national officers Beth Zubinsk.i Heidel, fD. , chairman

of scholarship; Maria Malayter, XX, chairman of membership education; and Nora Ten Broeck, BK, Phoenix collegiate editor. After the Founders' Day ceremony, those attending enjoyed refreshments and visiting. Margaret Barge, LlH

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