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Collegiate and Alumnae Award Winners Introducing your 2014-15 Leadership Consultants page 20


This past summer, 13 collegiate members participated in the 2014 service immersion experience in Oahu, HI. While immersed in service activities like clearing a forest of invasive species, crafting woodwork and painting tables and seats for an outdoor gathering place, building tools for sorting tilapia, and much more, these women learned about sisterhood, heritage, leadership and service. Applications for the 2015 service immersion experience are now available. Visit www.AlphaSigmaAlpha.org and search “service immersion experience.�


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Long Live Alpha Sigma Alpha 10 Collegiate chapter and individual awards 16 Alumnae chapter and individual awards 22 The journey of the Phoenix magazine PHOTO CREDIT: GREEKYEARBOOK

29 In memoriam

D E PA R T ME N T S 4 Editor’s desk 5 From the president 18 ASA Foundation news

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28 ASA Palms 30 News & events 31 From the ASA archives 32 Woman of poise and purpose

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Dear readers,

Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha (USPS 430-640) is

“The word Phoenix is from a Greek word that has four meanings. One meaning is Crimson, a second is Palm, a third is Cithara, a musical instrument that legend says Hermes invented by stretching strings across a tortoise shell.

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The fourth meaning is a fabled bird, which upon attaining a certain age, built itself a nest to which it set fire and within which it was consumed. Out of the warm ashes, there arose a new phoenix, more beautiful than before. Alpha Sigma Alpha reached that point in the early part of 1914…and rose a new stronger Sorority…to become an inspirational force.”

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EDITOR Katie Matis Smith, DH

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

This opening of the first issue of the Phoenix magazine shares with us the table that was set for all of us. We are members of a strong Sorority, but every day is our day to choose if we will continue our part to be a force – a force in our communities and campuses. There is never a time better than the present to take advantage of the opportunity to be great, and all that takes is for you to be you. Each issue this year has celebrated the centennial anniversary of our magazine. The winter issue shared the history of the publication, the spring issue showed us how our members talk of our Sorority through their every day lives, the summer issue dove into the evolution of our Sorority, and this fall issue lays out how our members have and continue to work for its future.

Nancy I.Z. Reese, BU

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Our celebration of the Phoenix magazine never has to end. Our membership will continue to tell the story of Alpha Sigma Alpha every day. The Phoenix will continue to tell your story; the story of “an energizing influence in every phase of endeavor.” Aspire. Seek. Attain.

STAY CONNECTED www.facebook.com/AlphaSigmaAlphaSorority www.twitter.com/asaHQ www.youtube.com/user/AlphaSigmaAlphaNHQ

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PANHELLENIC

FROM THE START

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Congratulations new collegiate chapters!


F R O M T HE P R E S I DENT F O UN D E RS ’ D AY M E S S A G E BY M E L I SSA KOC H M E R R I A M, E E | N AT I ON AL P R E S I D E N T

Agape love is the unconditional love that is shared when you expect nothing in return. It’s the kind of love that has no strings attached. It is the love that is not deserved but still granted by the other person; a love that is made up of humility, patience, generosity and unselfishness. Agape love is the willingness to help make the other person better. As I think of Nov. 15, 1901, in Farmville, VA, I consider this to be the kind of love that Virginia, Juliette, Calva, Louise and Mary shared with each other. The friendship and agape love our Founders shared encouraged them to begin the journey to start their own sorority. This love sustained them as they worked hard to begin the sisterhood of Alpha Sigma Alpha. We can all relate to our Founders and think of sisters who share that love for us. Sisters who truly make you better. I immediately think of Jessica Bridwell, ZP, Mandy Stark Young, ZA, Laura Zabel Hockstra, DK, and Leah Dooley Eickhoff, AB, who traveled with me as leadership consultants. These women challenged, guided and believed in me. They were my biggest cheerleaders when I installed a new chapter. They gave me confidence when I was scared to take on the next challenge. We brainstormed ideas and worked together as teammates. We all shared the love of trying to make Alpha Sigma Alpha the best it could be. We helped each other grow. I am a better leader and woman because of the friendship and love they gave to me. This kind of love and friendship is the foundation of our ritual. These words from our ritual, taken from I Corinthians, are the tenets of agape love. They are lessons to all of us as members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” The love and friendship of Jess, Mandy, Laura and Leah is never ending. It is the love that makes them key players to experience life with me even though we are miles apart. They were some of the first phone calls I made when I was engaged to be married to my

husband, Andy. They shared the joy with me of expecting a new baby. They raised my spirits when I found out that I had thyroid cancer. They are my first calls for big life events but also the first calls for the little things. I am better because of their never ending agape love. For that I am thankful to not only call them sister but lifelong friends. Agape love does not just happen. It requires you to work for it. This love needs to be watered to grow. This Founders’ Day, take time to explore and grow your agape love. Send a text, reach out on social media, make a phone call or write a handwritten note to a sister. I plan on letting Jess, Mandy, Laura and Leah know how much they mean to me. Let us continue sharing the love that began in 1901. Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Sigma Alpha!

In Alpha Sigma Alpha, Melissa Koch Merriam National President

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The record-setting 2014 National Convention

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& Leadership Conference in San Antonio displayed four days full of sisterhood, heritage, leadership and service. More than 400 Alpha Sigma Alphas, the highest attendance in Sorority history, came together to represent the future of our organization.

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LONG LIVE AL P H A S IGM A A L P HA

ASHLIE BATY, QU

MARIANNE BUSCH BULLOCK, BQ

LYNNE RACHAL CHAMBERS, A

CINDY KELLEY, BP

”Inspiring confidence”

“Developing your professional persona”

“All Panhellenic”

“The women we miss out on”

SUZANNE KILGANNON, BI

NANCY I.Z. REESE, BU

ADRIANA SANTIAGO, AG

ELLIE WHITT, ZZ

“What is our why”

“The importance of being a journalist”

“The power of finding a mentor”

“The unknown reason”

#ALPHATALKS

Alpha Sigma Alphas spoke to the convention body at the inaugural Alpha Talks. Alpha Talks was a program of eight women speaking 8-15 minutes on a variety of topics. The inspiration to bring Alpha Talks to #Viva2014 came from the acclaimed TED Talks (www.TED.com). These talks are short talks given by an individual who spreads thoughts and ideas about specific topics. These are meant to be inspiring, thoughtprovoking and sometimes challenging.

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Alpha Talks brought speakers with various backgrounds, who spoke about a variety of topics. Watch each Alpha Talk on the Alpha Sigma Alpha YouTube Channel (www.YouTube.com/ AlphaSigmaAlphaNHQ). Open your mind as you listen to each of them and find the key messages in their talk. We hope you will hear at least one new thought that will challenge you to think about Alpha Sigma Alpha and the sorority experience in a new way.


#VIVA2014

HIT THE P

Past National President Jean Raup Grady, BE, poses next to a picture that was taken more than 50 years ago. In the picture, President Wilma Wilson Sharp, ZZ, on steps, is greeted by Jean (right) and Ella Pilkinton Adams, A, (left) at Byrd Airport in Richmond, VA. Mrs. Sharp was en route to the 32nd National Panhellenic Conference in Williamsburg, VA, which was held Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 1951.

#LETMETAKEASELFIE

This 32nd biennial meeting was the place where Alpha Sigma Alpha was the first associate member to be unanimously granted full membership in NPC.

#LETMETAKEASELFIE

#PINATA

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C H APTER AWARD S

The 2013-14 Four-Star Chapters

Collegiate, Chapter & Individual Awards Four-star chapters uphold the high ideals of the Sorority in the areas of membership, academic excellence, finances, membership education, chapter operations, philanthropy, national meetings, ritual, organizational image, national bylaws, policies and procedures, advisory board and alumnae involvement. 2013-14 FOUR-STAR CHAPTERS

Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia State University, KS Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS Nu Nu, Drexel University, PA Beta Theta, Central Michigan University Beta Nu, Murray State University, KY

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Beta Upsilon, Indiana State University Delta Kappa, University of Southern Indiana Delta Nu-B, Kettering University, MI Delta Sigma, Saginaw Valley State University, MI Zeta Tau, Grand Valley State University, MI

Zeta Phi, Illinois Institute of Technology Theta Gamma, Christopher Newport University, VA Theta Zeta, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Theta Tau, Capital University, OH


Aspire chapters have members who have shown a commitment to each other, their chapter and the national organization by upholding the high ideals of the sorority. 2013-14 ASPIRE CHAPTERS

The Crown of Excellence is the highest award bestowed on a collegiate chapter. The

Beta Beta, University of Northern Colorado Gamma Clio, State University of New York Cortland Gamma Eta, Pennsylvania State University Delta Eta, DePaul University, IL Epsilon Upsilon, California University of Pennsylvania Epsilon Phi, Indiana University Zeta Lambda, Rowan University, NJ

Crown of Excellence Chapter has demonstrated the highest level of achievement of all four-star chapters.

Seek chapters have members who have built on that

Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS

commitment and have embraced the responsibility of membership to ensure that the sorority remains strong. SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – SPRING 2013 Zeta Eta, Rockhurst University, MO (3.66 GPA) SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – FALL 2013 Zeta Eta, Rockhurst University, MO (3.64 GPA) ROSE MARIE FELLIN FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD Epsilon Epsilon, Emporia State University, KS Delta Sigma, Saginaw Valley State University, MI

RECRUITMENT EXCELLENCE HONORABLE MENTION Theta Tau, Capital University SIDNEY GREMILLION ALLEN PANHELLENIC AWARD Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS PANHELLENIC HONORABLE MENTION Nu Nu, Drexel University, PA Theta Zeta, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis SERVICE AND GIVING AWARD Beta Nu, Murray State University, KY

FINANCIAL EXCELLENCE HONORABLE MENTION Zeta Alpha, Missouri Southern State University

SERVICE AND GIVING HONORABLE MENTION Beta Theta, Central Michigan University Theta Upsilon, Boise State University, ID

RECRUITMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD Eta Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS

TECHNOLOGY EXCELLENCE AWARD Delta Eta, DePaul University, IL

2013-14 SEEK CHAPTERS

Theta Sigma, Southern Connecticut State University Delta Epsilon, Mansfield University, PA Zeta Omicron, Muskingum University, OH Zeta Upsilon, Lynchburg College, VA Zeta Psi, Loras College, IA Theta Beta, Roanoke College, VA Theta Omicron, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Attain chapters have members who have vowed fully to uphold their role, responsibility and commitment to being an energizing influence in the future of their chapter and Alpha Sigma Alpha. 2013-14 ATTAIN CHAPTERS

Delta Nu-A, Kettering University, MI Zeta Alpha, Missouri Southern State University Zeta Mu, Missouri Western State University Zeta Nu, Moravian College, PA Zeta Sigma, University of the Incarnate Word, TX Theta Alpha, Coe College, IA Theta Upsilon, Boise State University, ID

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2013-14 Collegiate Awards Outstanding New Member Award The Outstanding New Member Award was established to honor and recognize a new member who has been an exceptional contributor to her chapter in her first year of membership. The recipient of the annual award has demonstrated an excellent spirit and attitude including willingness to accept responsibility, the ability to work well with other chapter members and has the potential for taking leadership roles in the chapter and in the national organization once she graduates. NATASHA (KIKI) EIGENMANN, HH,

• Served as her chapter’s standards chairman, nominating committee chairman and vice president of programming and ritual • Member of the model Arab League, Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, Alpha Chi national honor society, Safe Place and the Feminist Empowerment Movement • Member of the Adrian College Marching Band • Participates in the Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew and received the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award in 2011

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, KS

• Senior, majoring in clinical psychology • Serves as her chapter’s standards chairman • Serves as vice president of Pittsburg State University Student Government Association and treasurer for the Pittsburg State College Republicans • Served as a Pitt C.A.R.E.S. leader (orientation) in 2012 and 2013 • Member of the State of Kansas’s Student Activities Council, Pittsburg State University Strategic Planning Task Force, Pittsburg State Fee Council and the Pittsburg State Tuition Committee • Volunteers for the Humane Society, McCune Brooks Hospital and Special Olympics

“Emily is a natural leader and inspires us with her work ethic, philanthropic heart and love of knowledge. Emily is a shining light in both our college and local community.”

Elizabeth Bird Small Award The Elizabeth Bird Small Award is given annually in memory of Elizabeth Bird Small, PP member and former chapter advisor. It is regarded as the highest honor that our sorority can bestow upon an undergraduate member. For this award Alpha Sigma Alpha recognizes outstanding academic excellence, leadership talents within the chapter and substantial commitments and accomplishments within campus and community environments.

“  Kiki is very generous. She doesn’t think that generosity is

LINDSEY DACUS, BΛ, UNIVERSITY OF

money. She feels as though generosity is measured in time and

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being genuine in character. Even when no one else is around,

• Graduated in May 2014 with a bachelor of science and will begin the graduate program for communication sciences and disorders at the University of Central Arkansas • Maintained a 4.0 GPA through her college career • Attended Norbert O. Schedler Honors College • Served as her chapter’s ritual chairman and vice president of programming and ritual • Received a full scholarship from the Schedler Honors College • Served as a UCA student ambassador and student orientation leader • Involved as a youth group leader at church, participated in college ministry and volunteers with a local homeless shelter

Kiki still holds herself to the highest level.”

Frost Fidelity Award Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Frost Fidelity Award is based on the more intangible sorority values and ideals. “Fidelity” implies devotion and unswerving loyalty and allegiance. This award goes to a woman with commitment and exemplary service, who demonstrates her regard for others by her actions, who tackles problems large or small and who lends abilities to all projects. This collegiate award was established by Emma Coleman Frost, PP, and her husband, Donald. EMILY GESELL, ΓΜ, ADRIAN COLLEGE, MI

• Graduated magna cum laude in May 2014 with a bachelor of arts in communication and political science and a minor in music

“Lindsey makes herself available to anyone at any time as a friend and confidante. She encourages us to put the needs of others before our own. She truly exemplifies self-sacrifice.”

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Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award

Outstanding Advisor Award

The Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Advisor Award was established to recognize a campus professional for exceptional service to Alpha Sigma Alpha and his or her campus community. The individual exemplifies the core values of Alpha Sigma Alpha, serves as a role model for students and has made an outstanding contribution to Fraternity/Sorority life.

The Outstanding Advisor Award was established in 2004 as a way to recognize the unswerving loyalty and dedication of Alpha Sigma Alpha’s collegiate chapter advisors. Advisors are recognized by this award for their outstanding service, serving as a role model, living according to our ritual and perpetuating Alpha Sigma Alpha’s core values. Chapters and volunteers may nominate any advisor of a chapter.

ROBERT MARIAS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES-GREEK LIFE,

KATHY DAWSON MESSBARGER, FF,

RADFORD UNIVERSITY, VA

CHAPTER ADVISOR FOR THETA OMICRON

Robert was nominated by the Beta Iota Chapter at Radford University, who wrote: “Robert deserves this award because he has turned around Greek life at Radford and has helped Beta Iota tremendously. He is a role model for our chapter. He always sets the right example and helps us make good decisions.”

CHAPTER, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-

Robert serves as the assistant director for student activities-Greek life at Radford University. He previously held the role of director of Greek life and community service at Kettering University, MI, home of Delta Nu-A and Delta Nu-B Chapters. He received his bachelor of arts in history and political science from Villanova University, PA, in 1999, and went on to complete a master’s degree in higher education administration in 2002. Robert is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served Alpha Sigma Alpha as a small group facilitator and workshop presenter at District 4 District Day in 2013.

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Kathy serves as chapter advisor for Theta Omicron Chapter, where she began as the chapter’s ritual advisor before moving into the chapter advisor role. Chapter president Randi Beggs says, “We nominated Kathy because she has provided the Theta Omicron Chapter with the power and determination we need to succeed. Her positivity is endless and her attitude makes every member strive to give the best that is within them in every line of endeavor. She is, to put it simply, outstanding.” Randi goes on to say, “Kathy has shown me personally that regardless of circumstance, family background or economic status, it is possible to create a truly successful life with hard work and determination. She has taught me how to channel my energies into effective and emotionally intelligent leadership and has instilled in me the power and inspiration to become a woman of poise and purpose.” Kathy is a member of the Kansas City Alumnae Chapter. She resides with her husband Darrell in Parkville, MO, where she is a senior compliance specialist for Cerner Corp.

OUTSTANDING ADVISOR HONORABLE MENTIONS Ashlie Baty, QU, Theta Upsilon Chapter Advisor

Micki Fayhee, EB, Gamma Lambda Membership Commitment Advisor

Jaime Vilsack, GY, Gamma Psi Membership Education Advisor

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2013-14 Individual Awards WILMA WILSON SHARP AWARD Dr. Geraldine Vang Cox, NN, Drexel University, PA This award is presented in honor of Wilma Wilson Sharp, ZZ, president emerita, and recognizes an alumna member who has distinguished herself through service to her community, her profession and has shown significant leadership qualities, Dr. Gerry Cox, left loyalty and continued service to Alpha Sigma Alpha. This year’s recipient is Dr. Geraldine Cox. Alpha Sigma Alpha has benefited from Gerry’s membership for 50 years. She joined the Nu Nu Chapter at Drexel University in 1964 and served her collegiate chapter as president, editor and Panhellenic secretary, and as an advisor after graduation. On the national level, she has served as district recruitment coaching team member, province director, chairman of advisors, chairman of the government relations task force and executive vice president. She used her leadership and organizational skills to help start the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter and served as its first president. Recently, she has been serving as her alumnae chapter’s delegate to its alumnae Panhellenic association. Since 2004, Gerry has volunteered for the American Red Cross, performing such vital functions as teaching first aid and CPR, and manning emergency operations centers. She also works as a reservist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. After a disaster, she goes into the field to assist local governments to rebuild infrastructure by helping them qualify for disaster relief. Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, a master’s in environmental science and a Ph.D. in environmental science. Professionally, Gerry was the vice president and technical director at Chemical Manufacturers Association from 1979-91. She spent several years at Fluor Daniel as vice president-marketing technologies and then was the chief operating officer of Eurotech Ltd., until 2000, when she became an independent consultant. She also has served on numerous professional organization boards, including the Federation of Organizations for Professional Women. She continues to share her knowledge by teaching two graduate level courses in Environmental Law and Environmental Regulation at Drexel.

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EVELYN G. BELL AWARD Christine Strapac Thomas, AG, Indiana University of Pennsylvania The Evelyn G. Bell Award was instituted by the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter in 1980 in honor of Evelyn G. Bell, past national president. This award is given to an alumna member who exhibits exceptional leadership, loyalty and Christine Thomas, left commitment to Alpha Sigma Alpha by serving as a collegiate officer, alumnae officer and national officer. This year’s recipient is Christine Thomas. Christine graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education. She received her master’s degree in textiles and consumer economics with a minor in marketing from the University of Maryland. As a collegian, Christine served Alpha Gamma Chapter as social chairman and recruitment event chairman. She was honored by her chapter with the Frost Fidelity Award. She is an active member of the Washington, DC, Alumnae Chapter where she has held the positions of secretary, treasurer and editor. She is currently serves as chapter president. Christine began volunteering for the national organization in 1990 when she served for eight years as the first chapter advisor for Epsilon Tau Chapter. She continued her involvement serving as a province director, Epsilon Tau financial advisor, District 2 finance team member and District 2 district facilitator. From 2004 to 2008, she served as national vice president of membership. And from 2008 to 2012, she served as national vice president of communications, where she was an instrumental player in the development of the new Alpha Sigma Alpha brand. Christine is currently the chairman of the Foundation board of trustees. Christine also has served multiple times as an LDI facilitator and District Day presenter and participated in many extension presentations. Christine is currently retired and lives in Maryland with her husband, Bob.


HELEN COREY AWARD Angela Dantzler Bauldree, BZ, University of Southwestern Louisiana-Lafayette The Helen Corey award was first established at the 1982 National Convention in Chicago in recognition of Helen’s years of dedicated service to Alpha Sigma Alpha, and for her contributions to the history of Angela Bauldree, right successful conventions. Originally presented in recognition of a member’s contributions to national conventions, national council voted in 2008 to honor Helen L. Corey’s dedication to Alpha Sigma Alpha by amending the description of this award to a member in recognition of their unwavering and tireless efforts in service to the Sorority. This year’s recipient is Angela Bauldree. Angela began her Alpha Sigma Alpha journey as a member of the Beta Zeta Chapter at the University of Southwestern LouisianaLafayette, where she served her chapter in many roles. She later became a member of several alumnae chapters as her career brought her to various corners of the country. She has been a member of the Lafayette, LA, and Greater Dallas Alumnae Chapters and was a charter member of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, NC, where she is currently a member. In 1994, Angela began her national service as an alumnae region director. She served in this role until 2000 when she was elected to national council as vice president of alumnae. From 200206, she served as national vice president of finance where she was instrumental in successfully guiding the sorority through financially challenging times. After completion of her national council service, Angela continued her national service as a trustee of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation from 2006-10, where she served as secretary and treasurer. She was nominating committee chairman in 2011-12.

RECOGNITION OF EMINENCE AWARD Denise Swanson, GL, Loyola University of Chicago The Recognition of Eminence Award is designated to honor those alumnae whose professional or community achievements have attracted recognition far beyond the circle of Alpha Sigma Alpha membership. It was created in celebration of the Sorority’s 50th anniversary and is awarded at the discretion of the national council. This year’s recipient is Denise Swanson. Denise is one of only 12 members in Alpha Sigma Alpha history to receive this award. Denise, a New York Times best selling author, is the creator of the Scumble River Mystery Series and the Deveraux Dime Story Mystery Series. Her continuing Scumble River Mystery series is set in Scumble River, a fictional small town in Illinois, and features Skye Denison, a fullfigured school psychologist-sleuth who is torn between a handsome police chief and an urbane coroner. Skye is an alumna member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Five of Denise’s recent books debuted on The New York Times BestSellers List and she has been nominated for several awards including the Reviewers’ Choice Award. Murder of a Stacked Librarian is the 16th and latest book in this series. Dead Between the Lines is the third book in her Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series featuring Devereaux Sinclair, the happy owner of the oldfashioned shop in Shadow Bend, a small town near Kansas City, MO. Denise is a member of the Chicago West Alumnae Chapter. She served from 2007-09 as the chapter’s editor and currently serves as vice president. Denise Swanson lives in Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat Boomerang.

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Agape Awards The Agape Award recognizes volunteers who display a love for Alpha Sigma Alpha and its members. Recipients seek at all times to advance the interests of others and to spread the positive influence of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Recipients of the Agape Award demonstrate a focus on the greater good of Alpha Sigma Alpha, giving full measure toward the success of others.

DZ, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSINWHITEWATER

Marylou Wendzinski, right

As the current academic excellence team leader she has assisted in the development of a new academic resource guide, a ceremony for Hermes Society inductees and a standard scholarship plan for collegiate chapters. She also has worked with chapters on academic probation to improve scholastic performance. This honoree is a member of the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter and has served the chapter as treasurer and editor. She also has served as a small group facilitator at the Emma Coleman Frost Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and most recently served on the 2014 nominating committee. KATHY LOPEZ, DS, SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Kathy first began volunteering as an advisor for the Delta Sigma Chapter at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan when they re-colonized in 1995. At that time she joined Alpha Sigma Kathy Lopez, right Alpha as an alumna initiate. She has been an outstanding volunteer for Alpha Sigma Alpha for almost 20 years. Kathy is known as a trusted advisor, mentor and loyal sister. Kathy is currently a certification officer for the school of education at Saginaw Valley State University and resides in Bay City, MI, with her husband Guillermo. In addition to her role as chapter advisor for 17 years, she served as alumnae board district liaison, LDI facilitator, District Day presenter, Foundation scholarship committee member and nominating committee member. She is a founding member of the Mid-Michigan Crown Alumnae Chapter and has just completed her third term as district facilitator for District 5. She currently serves as the service and giving project team leader.

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Lori Sherel touched many lives through her involvement as District 2 communications liaison and active member of the Philly Metro Alumnae chapter, serving as chapter editor for six years. This year the council recognized a sister posthumously who did not have the chance to receive this honor during her lifetime.

MARYLOU KULASZEWICZ WENDZINSKI,

Marylou is a retired teacher. She is viewed as a poised educator by her sisters and community. She currently resides in Greendale, WI, with her husband Dave.

LORI SHEREL, KK, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Lori had the opportunity to meet and help so many sisters. She not only enjoyed keeping up with the latest communications trends but she also sought to know and support both alumnae and collegiate women encouraging alumnae to stay involved and reaching out to collegiate members who were developing their own voices.

Foundation Heart of Giving Award The Heart of Giving Award was created to recognize a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha for her outstanding contributions to her community for many years. One of the values of the Foundation is lifelong giving and our award recipient tonight exemplifies this value in many ways. PAULA CYRUS FOREMAN, RR, MARSHALL UNIVERSITY, WV

The Heart of Giving Award was created to recognize a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha for her outstanding contributions to her community for many years. One of the values of the Foundation is lifelong giving and Paula exemplifies this value in many ways.

Paula Foreman, right

Paula Foreman has a strong passion for Alpha Sigma Alpha. She truly “lives it, talks it, dreams it, works for it.� She traveled as a field representative (now leadership consultant) for the sorority and served on national council as the vice president of programs and the vice president of development. She also served as a province director and wrote an 80-page recruitment handbook that was used by the sorority for many years. It is because of her efforts that the Sorority currently enjoys a philanthropic partnership with the S. June Smith Center. She has been the champion for the S. June Smith Center and personally knew Dr. June. She is a regular volunteer with the center and serves as a liaison between the center and the Epsilon Kappa Chapter, where she also serves as the recruitment advisor. Paula loves educating young women to become sorority members for life because she truly believes in lifetime membership.


2013-14 Alumnae Chapter Awards Awards for outstanding membership growth, Panhellenic engagement, service and giving, collegiate chapter relations, programming and communications were presented to six alumnae chapters, in addition to the current recognition levels of palm, star and crown achievement. Chapters receiving palm, star or crown recognition are pursuing outstanding chapter programs and operations. The Sorority also presented the Alumnae Crown of Excellence Award, established by national council in 2007. The Crown of Excellence is presented to an alumnae chapter that demonstrates the lifetime dedication to the Sorority through chapter management and programming.

CROWN OF EXCELLENCE ALUMNAE CHAPTER Tidewater, VA

The 2013-14 Crown Recognition Chapters

OUTSTANDING MEMBERSHIP

CROWN RECOGNITION

North Suburban Chicago

GROWTH AWARD

Boston

Pittsburg, KS

Greater Kansas City, MO

Buffalo, NY

Richmond, VA

Capital City Topeka, KS

Springfield, MO

OUTSTANDING ALUMNAE

Central Florida

St. Louis

PANHELLENIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Central Missouri

Tampa Bay, FL

Denver

Central Ohio

Tulsa, OK

Central Pennsylvania

Washington, DC

OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Charlotte, NC

Greater Jacksonville, FL

AND GIVING

Chicago Metro

Greater Kansas City, MO

Greater Jacksonville, FL

Chicago West

Milwaukee

Cincinnati

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OUTSTANDING COLLEGIATE

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CHAPTER RELATIONS

Dayton, OH

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“We believe

in the experience of being an Alpha Sigma Alpha and encouraging women to explore their passion and purpose.”

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Katie Dion, ZΘ, Amy M. Swisher Scholarship

Lorin Dinwiddie, ΒΣ, Dr. Rosalie Messina Simari Scholarship

Courtney Lock, ΖΗ, Lois V. Beers Scholarship

Jessie Lock, ΖΗ, Martha Green Dimond Scholarship

Jordin Lewis, Θϒ, National Philanthropic Scholarship

Kate Wildeman, HH, National Philanthropic Scholarship

Kelsey Ericksen, EF, Beta Zeta Scholarship

Alyson Fuest, ΖΦ, Hilda Giraud Endowed Founders’ Memorial Scholarship

Bailey Simpson, ΓΖ, Suzanne Hebert Endowed Founders’ Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Martinez, ΕΦ, S. June Smith Endowed Founders’ Memorial Scholarship

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Since its founding, the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to intellectual development and lifelong learning by offering academic scholarships to graduate members, undergraduate members and nonmembers. Our generous donors have shared their passion and purpose by establishing these scholarships. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership and volunteerism, as well as meaningful participation in Alpha Sigma Alpha activities and other organizational events. This year the Foundation awarded 22 scholarships. Congratulations to the following recipients for the 2014-15 academic year:

Jennifer Fields, ΖΤ, Past Presidents’ Endowed Founders’ Memorial Scholarship

Alexandra Giacoletti, ΖΝ, Alpha Beta Endowed Founders’ Memorial Scholarship

Taylor Daum, Θϒ, Mary Turner Gallagher Scholarship

Ashley Mikolaiczik, ΔΝ−Β, Wilma Wilson Sharp Scholarship

Mercedes Moreno, ΖΣ, Nancy A. Martin Williams Scholarship

Rachel Funk, ΔΣ, Dr. Geraldine Cox Leadership Scholarship

Ellen Whitt, ΖΖ, Special Education Scholarship

Jayne Sarnoskie, ΒΓ, Beta Gamma Scholarship

Rachel Carnes, ΒΣ, Patti Balwanz Scholarship

Michelle Estes, ΦΦ, Dr. Ann Rowlette Scholarship

Carolina Cruz, ΖΗ, Zeta Eta Scholarship

Aubrey Winn, ΖΖ, Zeta Zeta Scholarship

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AD M EET VIS OR OU RI NST NEW I T ULTEEAD E RS HI P C O NS U LTA N T S

Introducing...

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s

2014-15 leadership

consultants! Six remarkable women were chosen to travel for Alpha Sigma Alpha this academic year. They hit the road in August to provide leadership training and educational programming to Alpha Sigma Alphas across the country.

CORRINNA CORRALLO Chapter: Gamma Iota College: Rochester Institute of Technology, NY Degree: Graphic design Hometown: Lockport, NY Leadership experience: Music chairman, banquet co-chairman, vice president of public relations and recruitment

“My belief is that life is about continual self-growth and radiating good around you. The best way to grow is by challenging yourself and by learning from the people and relationships in your life.”

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MORGAN LINDGREN Chapter: Zeta Mu College: Missouri Western State University Degree: Business management Hometown: Fremont, NE Leadership experience: Philanthropic chairman, treasurer, secretary

“The people we meet and have in our lives help shape who we are. I cannot imagine where I would be without the relationships I have with wonderful people throughout my life.”

ALI MACDONALD Chapter: Theta Mu College: Valdosta State University, GA Degree: Biology Hometown: Cartersville, GA Leadership experience: Standards chairman, two-term chapter president

“Women who want to make a difference in the world inspire me the most. I admire women who are strong, independent, determined and motivated.”


KIMBERLY RICHARD Chapter: Epsilon Kappa College: Millersville University, PA Degree: Psychology Hometown: Downingtown, PA Leadership experience: Nominating committee chairman, standards chairman, secretary

“I want to inspire women to better both their chapters and themselves. My goal is to leave each woman I meet with motivation to create change for the better.”

ABIGAIL SOMERS Chapter: Theta Zeta College: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Degree: Human resource management and business management Hometown: Garrett, IN Leadership experience: Scholarship chairman, recruitment counselor

“By living a balanced life, I am able to fulfill many of the other core values along the way. I find that I am happiest and the best version of myself when I fit a little bit of everything into my schedule.”

ALYSSA YORK Chapter: Eta Eta College: Pittsburg State University, KS Degree: Communication Hometown: Godfrey, IL Leadership experience: Ritual chairman, vice president of membership education

“I am looking forward to helping woman all over the country form an even deeper understanding and love for Alpha Sigma Alpha and all it has to offer its members.”

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Review production schedule

Raw content is sent to designer

The production schedule of the Phoenix is comprised of deadline dates that involve the content creation, design deadlines, print and distribution.This schedule is compiled by the magazine editor using supporting dates given by the printer, Maury Boyd, and designer, Shelle Design Incorporated.

The magazine editor submits the raw content, which includes all features and department content as well as images and graphics, to the magazine designer.

Produce a content plan

The publications committee proofreads the magazine and submits necessary content and grammatical edits to the director of communications & marketing.

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Each summer, a content plan is produced. Staff reviews article idea submissions from members and volunteers and determines the theme for each issue in the calendar year.

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An outline for each issue is created. An annual theme is determined with subthemes for each issue. For example, the theme for this issue is Work for it; this is captured through highlighting the annual individual and chapter award winners, the celebration of the national convention & leadership conference and this year’s leadership consultants.

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3 1. Alpha,  Longwood University, VA This year, Longwood University celebrated its 175th anniversary. As part of the anniversary celebration, students were asked to gather on Wheeler lawn and to form a human representation of the number 175 to be photographed. Many sisters came to take part in the picture, and they wore jumpers to celebrate the traditions of Alpha Chapter on campus. Sisters are seen here with Longwood’s mascot, Elwood. Pictured: Brittany Larson, Andrea Miller, Echo Riggs, Rachael Filla, Taylor Nashwinter, Morgan Cameron, Kendall Tignor, Caitlyn Edwards, Madison Parker, Katy Bell, Kayla Mills, Sarah Goetz, Emily Leonard, Lindsey Marino, Gabrielle Spain, Jessica Wagner, Alyssa Maltese, Maddie Muse, Hayley Wilson, Allison Kidd.

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4 2. B  eta Theta, Central Michigan University Members of the Beta Theta Chapter volunteered as Girls on The Run coaches for the spring 2014. Coaches and other members who attended the end of the year 5k are pictured left to right: Lauren Duncan, Shaina Youmans, Anisa Kopulos, Sarah Johnson, Courtney Stadler, Katie Thompson, Andie Roll, Stephanie Raymond, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Kelsey Czarnecki, Anna Bruce. 3. B  eta Nu, Murray State University, KY Members of the Beta Nu Chapter joined the millions of participants of the viral social media campaign, the Ice Bucket Challenge, in support of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA). Because of

the outpouring support and participation of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, the ALSA received more than $88 million in donations in less than a month. In comparison of the same period last year, the ALSA received $2.6 million in donations. 4. Delta  Sigma, Saginaw Valley State University, MI In spring 2014, the Delta Sigma Chapter held its annual senior farewell ceremony and celebration in the university alumni lounge. With seniors graduating and entering alumnae membership, Delta Sigma Chapter is proud and excited to see our sisters take on the world. The chapter also held its annual advisor appreciation luncheon to honor and thank its advisors.


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7 5. Theta Gamma, Christopher Newport University, VA On Sept. 11, 2014, the Theta Gamma Chapter visited the local fire department. The chapter provided the department with breakfast and gratitude in remembrance of 9/11. 6. Eta  Eta, Pittsburg State University, KS Members participated in the Pittsburg State University’s annual Big Event, a day of service designed to help the community in any and all tasks as a way of saying thank you. In 2014, more than 650 students, both individually and as part of campus organizations, had a day full of wonderful

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8 weather and togetherness when they came out in support of the community. Pictured, left to right: Abby Brenner, Amelia Miller, Kirsten Farley, Taylor Sunderland, Kennedy Reves, and Kristy Whitehead. 7. G  amma Iota, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY The Gamma Iota Chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2014. More than 100 members of all ages from all over the country came to Rochester, NY, to celebrate. The main event was a semi-formal banquet dinner, which included three speakers; Eric Pope, fraternity and sorority life advisor, Megan Russett, national headquarters

finance manager and member of the Gamma Iota Chapter, and Andrea Napoli, chapter advisor. Pictured, left to right: Lauren Gardner, Wei-Wei Huang, Jessica Ramage, Allie Ford, Julia Okvath, DeAnna Azzolini, Lily Hans and Kathryn Hoffman. 8. Z  eta Nu, Moravian College, PA Members of Zeta Nu Chapter directed and performed a production of “The Vagina Monologues” to benefit Turning Point, a local shelter for battered women. In addition to ticket sales from the show, money was raised from a silent auction featuring donations from chapter members and community businesses.

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11 9. Z  eta Phi, Illinois Institute of Technology Members of the Zeta Phi Chapter took part in the campus activities and competitions in spring 2014. Pictured, left to right: Youn Joo Kim, Alejandra Rodriguez, Venika Jarvis, Cristina Alarcon and Rei Christine Karasawa. 10. Z  eta Sigma, University of the Incarnate Word, TX Members of Zeta Sigma Chapter participated in a spring retreat 2014 at Olmos Park in San Antonio.

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12 11. G  amma Eta, Pennsylvania State University Alumnae of Gamma Eta Chapter gathered for an annual reunion in State College, PA, June 13-15, 2014. Pictured, front row, left to right: Judy Sheeler Wicken, Mary Jane Braciale O’Brien, Maria Corriols Cain and Jean Wilson Nelson; second row: Mary Neilan Stansfield, Ann Hilferty Strachan, Joan Skrovanek Shal, Rusti Mullen, Sharon Sumpter Fegley, Jeanne Thompson Rostan, Regina Hodos Hockycko and Cathy Laspada Baker; third row: Gwen King Tull, Betsy Wheeler Somers, Diane Wooding Juncker, Susan Shank Shincovich, Carolyn

Haggard Thompson, Cyndi Anselmi Van Zandt, Connie Hess Mannal and MaryBeth Evans. Not pictured: Judy Smith Friday. 12. W  indy City Alumnae, IL The Windy City Alumnae Chapter welcomed its newest member of the alumnae chapter, who is also a new alumna initiate of the Zeta Phi Chapter, Illinois Institute of Technology. Connie Gronstal, left, is the mother of Kate Gronstal, ZÎŚ, and lives in Chicago.


Congratulations to the following collegiate and alumnae chapters on their milestone anniversaries in 2014-15!* COLLEGIATE CHAPTERS Alpha Beta, Truman State University, MO | 100 years Alpha Gamma, Indiana University of Pennsylvania | 100 years Nu Nu, Drexel University, PA | 90 years Gamma Lambda, Loyola University of Chicago | 50 years Delta Epsilon, Mansfield University, PA | 45 years Delta Nu-A, Kettering University, MI | 40 years

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Delta Nu-B, Kettering University, MI | 40 years Delta Sigma, Saginaw Valley State University, MI | 35 years Delta Chi, Bloomsburg University, PA | 35 years Epsilon Eta, Virginia Wesleyan University | 30 years Epsilon Tau, University of Maryland-Baltimore County 25 years Zeta Iota, Stony Brook University, NY | 20 years Zeta Phi, Illinois Institute of Technology | 15 years Theta Kappa, Texas A&M University, Kingsville | 5 years Theta Lambda, Frostburg State University, MD | 5 years

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Theta Mu, Valdosta State University, GA | 5 years Theta Nu, Knox College, IL | 5 years

13. Chicago  West Alumnae Members of the Chicago West Alumnae Chapter gathered for a group dinner in July. Pictured, front row, left to right: Nancy Anderson, GB, Val Husak, GL, Joan Grabarek, BR, Cathy Sedlacek, BK, Ellie Priebe, BR, Joyce Shelton, FF. Back row, left to right: Susan Legg, CC, Judy Davis, BR, Maria Maylater, CC, Pam Brophy, GL, Kristin Huben, YY, Maria Vasos, ZF, Rose Peterson, BR, Karol Simari, GB, Susan Huggins, GW, Denise Swanson Stybr, GL.

14. Philly  Metro Alumnae, PA Members of the Philly Metro Alumnae Chapter attended a Phillies game viewing party in June 2014. Pictured, from left to right: Jen Miller Gobrecht, NN, Rachael Urkowitz, NN, Charlotte Alexander, NN, Erin Wohler, NN, Amanda Croke, NN.

ALUMNAE CHAPTERS Central Pennsylvania | 80 years Washington, DC | 75 years Hattiesburg, MS | 70 years Dallas | 65 years Dayton, OH | 65 years North Suburban Chicago | 55 years Chicago West | 55 years Capital City, Topeka, KS | 55 years Alva, OK | 10 years

*milestone anniversaries that fall from June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015 Send pictures from your chapter anniversary celebration to asa@AlphaSigmaAlpha.org #ASAanniversary

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ASA PA L M S

ASA Palms The word palm means tribute, honor or praise. Alpha Sigma Alpha gives palms to alumnae and collegians for their successes and milestones. Celebrating a personal, professional or volunteer success? Tell us about it! Send your success stories to the editor at ksmith@AlphaSigmaAlpha.org.

Alpha Joanne Weber Catron, A, has been for selected by Special Olympics to be a bocce coach for team USA in the summer 2015 World Games, to be held in Los Angeles. Joanne, the 2014 national convention & leadership conference event team leader and the 2012 Heart of Giving Award recipient, has been a long-time volunteer for Special Olympics.

Zeta Mu Tiffany Austin, ZM, helped launched Go Shout Love, an organization that spreads awareness and raises money for families who have children born with rare diseases. The organization spreads awareness through outreach and social media and sells apparel and accessories to benefit families with sick children.

Rho Rho Esther Boyce Corderman, Beta Upsilon Christy Cripe Pastore, BU, became a writer during her time at Indiana State where she studied fashion and started a blog known as “Fashion Wrap Up.” While Christy still writes about fashion and celebrity style, her passion to creatively develop stories led her to write her first novel Fifteen Weekends, which debuted in May 2014. The novel leads you on a journey of past loves lost and the closure that comes with moving on and letting go of your past.

RR, is an author and novelist. Esther grew up in Moundsville, WV, and graduated from Marshall University in 1941. After graduation, she taught in West Virginia and Maryland until her retirement. She is the author of Echo from Rose Hill, Out of the Night, For a Dream Cometh and its sequel, Broken Rhapsody. She is currently finishing her fifth novel, which is still untitled. Esther’s novels are available on Amazon.com.

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I N M E M O R I AM

‘GO THOU THY WAY AND I GO MINE/ APART YET NOT AFAR; ONLY A THIN VEIL HANGS BETWEEN/ THY PATHWAYS WHERE WE ARE. LET GOD KEEP WATCH ‘TWEEN THEE AND ME/ SO NEVER FEAR. HE HOLDS THY HAND, HE CLASPETH MINE/ AND KEEPS US NEAR. I SEEM SOMETIMES TO SEE THY FACE/ BUT SINCE THIS MAY NOT BE I’LL LEAVE THEE TO THE CARE OF HIM/ WHO CARES FOR THEE AND ME.’ – MIZPAH BENEDICTION

Alpha

Eta Eta

Chi Chi

Beta Sigma

Anne Martenstein Gerken

Renee Ackerson Smith Coolbaugh Flanary Anita Fulton Garrison Bonnie Scullen Hart Charlene Card Roberts Ada Slinkman Charlene Woodard

Sharon Calvin

Annette Fellin Gerten

Psi Psi

Beta Upsilon

Frances Alexander Gilson Iwilla Bossier Hamilton

Carolyn Zubek Hardebeck Geraldine Pettus Trueman

Beta Epsilon

Beta Zeta

Nita Hodnett Chandler Joyce Munford Southgate

Evelyn Toups Comeaux Evelyn Songe Scott

Beta Eta

Gamma Alpha

Mavis Thompson Tronstad

Patricia Rice Matthews

Beta Gamma

Gamma Iota

Mary Stewart

Shirley Baker

Alpha Alpha

Mary Haight Allen Susan Keller Birch Jill Snellman Levine Alice Bailey Lucas Patricia McGraw Nixon

Theta Theta Alpha Beta

Vivian Norton Allen

Iris Mittendorf Ruddy Kappa Kappa Alpha Gamma

Lori Sherel

Susan Dunham Peterson Karen Standiford Riggle

Omicron Omicron

Dorothy Bowers Oeffinger Beta Iota

Gamma Omicron

Leslie Tweed King Margaret Nichols Kitts Catherine Switzer Moore Heather Stowe

Pi Pi

Carrie Monroe Roarty

Dorothea Elliott Schweitzer Betty Short Edith Gaupp Wolf

Karin Kadar Joyce Boch Lloyd

Beta Kappa

Epsilon Epsilon

Rho Rho

Beta Nu

Marcia Koch Margaret Hilliard Robinson

Thelma Dunkle Rupe

Emily Vaughn Isenhower Lynne Gnuske Mcfadden

Beta Beta

Lila Vanderveen Essig

Gamma Psi

Nancy Johnson Gamma Zeta

Mary Tacito Henderson

Rho Chi Epsilon Eta

Anne Will

Beta Phi

Barbara Hartig Andersen

Kristen Keating Tau Tau Zeta Zeta

Erin Hook Janice Pohle Mckeehan Jennifer Reeder Diane Crismon Simpson

Elizabeth Leidigh Grant Gloria Buck Lindenmuth

As reported to national headquarters June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014.

Beta Pi

Mary Lynch Moore Kristin Griffin Palmer

Phi Phi

Betty Wilson

Beta Psi

Karen Smith

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NEWS AND E V E N T S

Claim & Dispute Resolution Program implemented

Hermes Society Inductees Congratulations to the 20 collegiate and alumnae members who were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Alpha Hermes Society in 2013-14. Danielle Brown, A, Longwood University, VA Kayla Cissell, HH, Pittsburg State University, KS Aubrey Wynn, ZZ, University of Central Missouri Ashley Hickman, BΛ, University of Central Arkansas Melissa Mortimore, BΛ, University of Central Arkansas Mallika Wadhawan, ΔN-A, Kettering University, MI Ashley Gaabo, ΔN-B, Kettering University, MI Chelsea Coffey, ΔΣ, Saginaw Valley State University, MI Alyssa, FitzGerald, ΔΣ, Saginaw Valley State University, MI Kacie Miller, ΔΣ, Saginaw Valley State University, MI Kiley Wuellner, EΦ, Indiana University Karin Anderson Abrell, ΓΛ, Loyola University of Chicago Megan Rose, ΓΩ, Eastern Illinois University Courtney Lock, ZH, Rockhurst University, MO Jeet Sausen, ZK, Minnesota State University-Mankato Katie Peters, ZΦ, Illinois Institute of Technology Maria Desmond, ZΣ, University of the Incarnate Word, TX Kristina Williams, ZΣ, University of the Incarnate Word, TX Virginia Kapchinski, ΘE, Rogers State University, OK Abigail Overvides, ΘK, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Since 2009, Alpha Sigma Alpha has inducted 100 undergraduate and graduate members into this exclusive academic honors society.

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Effective Aug. 1, 2014 – Alpha Sigma Alpha new members, collegians and alumnae members making claims for personal injury, claims for damages to property or disputes of any nature will be referred for resolution through the Alpha Sigma Alpha Claim & Dispute Resolution Program. This means that members and Alpha Sigma Alpha will be bound to use the Claim & Dispute Resolution Program as the primary and sole means of dispute resolution. If you are unable to resolve a claim or dispute derived from your membership or participation in any Alpha Sigma Alpha-related activity, under the terms of the program, the claim or dispute will be submitted to binding arbitration instead of through a court of law. If legal action is instituted, the court will be requested to refer the matter back to the Claim & Dispute Resolution Program for a final resolution. Please log onto to MyAΣA for a copy of the Claim & Dispute Resolution Plan and Rules. MyASA.AlphaSigmaAlpha.org

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Alpha Beta Chapter, Truman State University, MO Volume 12, Number 1 • November 1935 Members of Alpha Beta Chapter in the university quad at the beginning of the school year.

Alpha Gamma Chapter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Volume 11, Number 3 • March 1935 Chapter officers of Alpha Gamma Chapter gather before their next business meeting.

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WOMAN OF

Poise and Purpose The Ritual of Alpha Sigma Alpha is my foundation, guiding my strength to serve as an advisor, alumnae president and sailor in our United States Navy for more than 12 years. Developing women through empowered leadership drives my relentless commitment to my sisters and my sailors; embracing the ideals set forth by our Founders allows me to fulfill my purpose in the military and in sharing our sisterhood with everyone around me. I am proud to serve our nation as a strong sorority woman, defying gender barriers and negative fraternal stereotypes by leading both men and women not only as a female sailor but as a proud Panhellenic woman of poise and purpose.

Theresa Durr Sprague Intelligence Specialist First Class Petty Officer, United States Navy Delta Kappa alumna

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The Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha; Fall 2014  

Volume 100: Number 4