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Dear Sisters, Alpha Sigma Tau pride is something I experience every day. From the moment I wake up in the morning and look in my jewelry box and see my ALT badge to when I walk into my office and see my Alpha Sigma Tau paraphernalia, I am always reminded of my membership in Alpha Sigma Tau. In my opening remarks at our 2006 National Convention, I spoke about Alpha Sigma Tau pride. It is easy to say you are a proud member, but showing your pride is something I hope each member continues to feel , both as a collegiate member and long after you graduate and become an alumnae member. Far too often, I hear members say that they "were a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority." I often want to stop them and ask, "Oh, what happened to cause you not to be a member of Alpha Sigma Tau anymore". I know what they mean. But, sometimes our members do not realize that they are a member forever, far beyond graduation! Our initiation vows did not say that we are only members during our collegiate years. They did not say that we're no longer a member of ALT after we graduate. Your membership is an honor and privilege. I see my pride as a lifelong commitment, one that I made when I recited my initiation vows. In my travels, I meet ALT members from all across our country, and there is one thing that we all have in common -Alpha Sigma Tau. They know the message that as members, we are Anchored for Life. They recognized that their membership did not end at graduation and has become a lifetime commitment for them. This year over I00 of our alumnae have volunteered for positions as National Officers, National Staff, Assistants to the National Staff, and Committee members. Additionally, we have hundreds of women who have volunteered for advisory teams with our collegiate chapters. While many chapters have full advisory teams, others struggle, looking for volunteers to help them. But, these volunteers have graciously continued their support of our National Organization by recognizing their lifelong commitment. Remember, we are Anchored for Life. Volunteer for ALT, wear your ALT t-shirt, drink out of your ALT coffee mug, visit your collegiate chapter, join an alumnae group, wear your badge, sing the Fraternity Hymn, call Habitat for Humanity, smell a yellow rose, or donate to the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation. In the spirit of loyal friendship,

Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta National President

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National Big Sis/Lil Sis Program

Order of Omega Honor Society

Do you still keep in touch with your Little Sister? Do you want to help instill our traditions in our newest members? Have you heard of the National Big Sisters Program?

Order of Omega is a National Greek Academic Honor Society, which recognizes Greek scholars who excel in academics.The following collegiate members of Alpha Sigma Tau were in itiated into O rder of Omega during the past academic year.

A National Big Sister is an alumna who mentors a new colony member as she goes through the colonization process and learns about the traditions of Alpha Sigma Tau. A National Big Sister should: • Call, email or write a note of encouragement to her Little every few weeks, • Send her Little small gifts throughout the colonization period, • Give her Little a letter shirt before the colony's installation, • Spend only $40- $50 on her Little -TOTAL. We are currently seeking alumnae to serve as National Big Sisters for our colony members! This is an excellent opportunity for alumnae to make a small time commitment that will have a big impact on the success of our Sorority's growth. For more details, please contact: Laura Clark, Extension Assistant at lclark@alphasigmatau.org.

Extension News Alpha Sigma Tau is pleased to announce the colonization at the following universities: Epsilon Eta Colony University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX

Epsilon Theta Colony Fairleigh Dickenson University Teaneck, NJ

Epsilon Iota Colony NewYork Institute ofTechnology Manhattan, NY

If you are interested in assisting or serving in an adviser capacity to any of our colonies, please contact Tiffany Street at tstreet@alphasigmatau.org.

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Belmont University: Candace Campbell, Hilary Goulart Beloit College: Elizabeth Brodek California State University, Los Angeles: Leticia Gonzalez California University of Pennsylvania: Stefan i Matos Central Michigan University: Kelly Breen Christian Brothers University: Courtney Coletta, Marly Hazen, Christy Osborn,Amanda Pitt • Duquesne University: Megan L. Chisholm, Kelly DiTullio, Casey Way • East Stroudsburg University:Lindsey Arminie, Caroline Drago, Kristen Figueroa, Amber Hooper, Crystal Pierce, Laura Sheehan, Blair Thallmayer, Julie Ann Thompson • Eastern Illinois University: Megan Shewan • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Un iversity, Prescott: Pauline Parent • Fitchburg State College: Shannon Bellisle,Jessica Bourbeau, Jenn ifer Gerhardt, Pamela Linstad, Kaitlyn Mabee, Kelly Maloney, Danielle Masse, Lindsay Meeker, Jessie Read, Colleen Rose • Frostburg State University: Marissa Kiple, N icole Miklewski, Lauren Morgan • Gannon University: Nicole Fiore,AIIison Sico,Juliann Zawadzki • James Madison University: Meredith Newbill, Bethany Riley, Laura Stone • Johnson & Wales University: Michelle Behr • Lycoming College: Sara Brown, Rachel Lucas,Wh itni Williamson • Mansfield University:Aiyssa Moore, Rachelle Pintande • Merrimack College: Jessica Sullivan • Michigan Technological University: Lauren Bendes, Elizabeth Molnar • Millersville University: Lauren Berasley, Colleen Bunzei,Jacquelyn Deck, Shannon Humphrey, Elizabeth Morrison, Sarah Pennell, Jessica Salter, Ashley Sechrist, Courtney Weakland • Monmouth University: Colleen Toni Frankiewicz, Natalie Smith • Oglethorpe University: Meagan Brooke Hanes, Emily Eagan MacheskiPreston,Jessica Lynn Pond , Charlie Wilder • Penn State Altoona: Christine Arismend i • Radford University: Ashley Anderson, Mary Broz, Lindsay Jorns • Salisbury University:Amber Bawroski, Stephanie Moore • Shippensburg University: Kendra Forney • Slippery Rock University: Mallory Hodson, Nicole Rupp. Lauren Styche, Patricia Taylor • Southern Illinois University: Elizabeth Carmitchei,Jessica Fann, Stephanie Fuller, Katherine Gregowicz, Savannah Kershaw, Brittney Kramper, , Stephanie Reckmann, Katie Schotthofer, Shana Weston • St. Mary's University: Kristle Alegria,Tara Banda • Western Illinois University: Nicole Chinski, Maggie Gray.Abby La ue r. Jaclyn Pamermo, Britany Reed , Nicole Shudy.Ashley Turgeion • William Paterson University: Leslie Bressor, Laura Lazz t i


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New Chapters Alpha Sigma Tau is pleased to announce the installation of the following chapters: Epsilon Zeta University ofVirginia's College at Wise Wise, VA April 14, 2007

Epsilon Epsilon Johnson and Wales University Miami, FL April 28, 2007

Members serving as Panhellenic Presidents At this time, we are proud to announce the members of AL:T who are serving or have recently served as Panhellenic Presidents. Special thanks to these women for their Panhellenic leadership.

Collegians • Armstrong Atlantic State University:Ashley Rollins • Christian Brothers University: Kristin Moore • Fairmont State University: Misty Fry • Frostburg State University: Lauren Morgan • Gannon University:AIIison Sico • Henderson State University: Crystal McCreery • Johnson & Wales: Courtney DeVoe • Lebanon Valley College: Stephanie Reissner • Michigan Technological University: JoAnn Klobucher • Oglethrope University: Devane Casteel • Shepherd University: Lauren Krause • Shippensburg University:Aiyssa Loudenslagger • Southeastern Oklahoma State University:Tera Puckett • University of Arkansas - Monitcello: Kendall Carder • Un iversity of Central Arkansas: Whitney Beckman • Western Illinois University: Nicole Shudy

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THE CREST goes digital THE CREST will no longer be printed and will instead be available only on the Sorority National Homepage. A new issue ofTHE CREST can be found online every 4 months. Not only is the content timelier, the online publication is more interactive- invit ing you to comment on stories and contribute feature articles. · The success of the online THE CREST will be partially in the hands of our Sisterhood. We will focus on alumnae news , obituaries, and featu re stories about notable and interesting alumnae. We also will welcome experienced writers and editors to participate as volunteers in the development of each issue. A hard copy, limited content, version of THE CREST, published twice a year, is still available to those that desire a copy in print. Unfo rtunately, the content will not be as detailed as the on-line version. Fall/Winter 2007

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As a paid employee of the Sorority, our Educational Consultants guide and mentor undergraduate officers and members in creat ing the finest and most rewarding collegiate chapter experience. Educational Consultants travel to chapters across the country, utilizing their training and enthusiasm, to educate and inspire collegiate women.

Delta Chi/Christian Brothers University Memphis Hope Group Hometown: Ripley, Tennessee E-mail: kbrandon@alphasigmatau.org Major: English, Psychology minor EC Assignment: Collegiate Chapters If she was not an EC, she would be ..• a graduate student! Three words she would use to describe herself: enthusiastic, silly, talkative A surprising fact about herself ..• she was born on December 25 - Christmas Day!

jenntfef' cohen Gamma Rho/Seton Hall University Hometown: Merrimack NH/Hertford, NC E-mail: jcohen@alphasigmatau.org Major: International Relations and Diplomacy EC Assignment: Collegiate Chapters If she was not an EC, she would be ... working for a non profit organization that benefited human rights Three words she would use to describe herself: Responsible, sympathetic, easy going A surprising fact about herself ••. she took three languages in college, French, Spanish, and sign language .

~Terh~nte t>ehe.Tf'e Gamma Psi/Fitchburg State College Hometown: Stoneham, MA E-mail: sdehetre@alphasigmatau.org Major: Communications (concentrations in video and communication studies) EC Assignment: Extension If she was not an EC, she would ... work at a tv station as a production assistant to start out her career in TV Three words she would use to describe herself: fun, loving, outgoing A surprising fact about herself ••. during summer orientation going into her freshmen year she ran away, hid from a women in one of the sororities and said that she would never be in a sorority, could never talk to women and convince them to join a sorority! LOL Guess she was a little wrong in saying that!!!

rnegh~n h~f't>tng Alpha Phi/West Chester University of Pennsylvania Hometown: Marlton, New Jersey E-mail: mharding@alphasigmatau.org Major: Communication Studies EC Assignment: Collegiate Chapters If she was not an EC, she would be ... volunteering for AmeriCorps then pursuing a Master's in Nonprofit Administration Three words she would use to describe herself: outgoing, driven , fun-loving A surprising fact about herself ... She loves to sing but rarely do so in front of others

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Authors: Colleet1 Coffey &Jessica kt1drot1 Colleen Coffey (M!) and Jessica Gendron (BIT) , in their time as undergraduate women and as consultants, realized that recruitment is very important to the success of any chapter. A successful recruitment was equally important to the morale and confidence of any chapter. They developed a system that is achievable and easy for undergraduate women, putting it in real terms with tangible examples.

Why write this book? In the winter of 2006, Colleen started interning with Ph ired Up. She was brought on to work with the company, who was primarily focused on fraternity recruitment, to apply the men 's curriculum to the women's market. Since the company had such success publishing Good Guys:The 8 steps to Limitless Possibility in the fraternity market, it was a natural fit to publish a book for women, by women. After a long and arduous process of needs analysis, committee work, and lots and lots of drafts, Jess and Colleen finally had a book that was a valuable resource for collegiate women.

Why do they care so tMuch about recruittMettt? Both Jessica and Colleen have worked extensively with chapters who struggle with recruitment, among other things. They also have experienced that struggle during their collegiate days, in one way or another. They think the health, welfare, and sometimes selfesteem of a chapter is directly related to their success in recruitment. A good recruitment year can truly enhance the local chapter experience, while one that is not executed appropriately can hinder more than just chapter growth.

What do they hope people will take away frotM this book? They hope that this book will revolutionize the way in which chapters of all sizes think about recruitment and navigate the recruitment process. It is their hope that women will understand that how they recruit is directly related to who they recruit and that values and communication skills are the cornerstone of recruitment success.

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What are their future goals? Colleen is currently working full time for the Leadership Institute- Women with Purpose, Inc. in the programming area where she writes and facilitates curriculum related to leadership development in a similar market. She is also doing a lot work through the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign. Jessica has recently joined the Phired Up staff as the Director ofWomen's Education. She has completed the Dynamic Recruitment for Women workbook and is working to revolutionize the Women 's Dynamic Recruitment training and keynote speaking the company provides.

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Author: Oit1a f rucillo Pitttar Gina Trucillo Pintar (BY), National Foundation Scholarship Development Chairman, recently published her fi rst book, Meet My Brother, about a little sister's heartfelt account of living with her brother's autism . With a clear and sweet explanation of common behaviors they might see in an autistic child, this book walks through a typical sibling relationship that just happens to also include an autistic child. Written informatively and lovingly, this book is interesting for adults and children alike, and contains important and educational facts and resources about autism.

What led her to write this book? Gina's son was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 I/2. After suspecting he was not developing like typical children, she looked for ways to help him. At the time, there was not much out there fo r parents struggling with the autism diagnosis. After looking for a children's book to help exp lain some things to her son and his younger sister about how he is the same as she is but yet he has his differences, she could not find one. So she decided to write a book about just that.

What does she hope people will take away frottt this book? Gina's son is high functioning enough to be in classes with typ ical peers. She wanted to show, from a child's point of view, that her son, their classmate, does have some differences but deep down he is really just a kid like them. She wanted to show that he is not wei rd or scary even if some of his behaviors may seem strange to them. Sadly, her son is not t he only o ne in his grade diagnosed with some form of autism and all of these children will encounter autism in their daily lives. She wanted them to know that you can be friends with someone with autism and wanted her son, as well as other children with autism, to be accepted for who they are. Even if he seems to be in his own world at times, he is a whole person with thoughts and feelings . Gina hopes that kids and their parents will treat their autistic peers just li ke any other child.

Uo you plat1 to write tttore Ot1 th~ topic? Gina discussed more books in this series that would focus on specific topics related to autism in the community and blogs about her story at http://meetmybrother.blogspot.com.

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Coi\1i\1Ut1ity Outreach: Pebi Meeks When AIT announced its selection of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) at the 2004 convention in Savannah, it reinforced Debi Meek's (BM) commitment through church, work and sorority.

What type of volutrteer service does she perfontt? As a member of the Missions Committee at College Parkway Baptist Church, Debi has been very involved w ith Arundel Habitat for Humanity (AHFH) since February 2004. Recently appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2007, she remains active on the Church Relations Committee, which she chaired from May 2004 to July 2005. She serves as a program manager for Goldman Sachs' signature volunteer program, CommunityTeamWorks- dedicated to giving time, talent and treasures to the communities she lives and works in. In addition to coordinating several builds per year, she has coordinated special Habitat events: • Women's Build, Brooklyn, MD • Bike & Build -Annapolis, MD to San Francisco, CA NFL United Way • Huddle, Baltimore, MD Operation Home Delivery, Biloxi, MS

What is her COt1t1ectiot1 to Alpha SigtMa rau? In addition to her community service, Debi is recognized for her Sorority service. She serves as the Recruitment Adviser for the Beta Mu Chapter, Salisbury University and recently represented the Baltimore Chapter at the 2006 National Convention. Her daughter, Lauren Hall, was initiated on Beta Mu's 25th Anniversary.

Sorority lt1volvei\1et1t: Kellie Juss Kellie Buss (B:=:) was a collegiate member at Michigan Technological University. Almost ten years later, she is giving back to her chapter by assuming the role of Chapter Adviser.

Why did she becotMe a Chapter Adviser? She wanted to be involved with the chapter. She was an active at Beta Xi and always had a good time w ith the sisters.

What has beet1 her biggest challet1ge? Learning to work with a new generation of student. Priorities and methods of communication are different than they were even just I0 years ago.

What has beet1 the tMost rewardit1g experiet1ce? When she has helped the chapter accomplish a goal knowing that it was all their effort, but that her gu idance that help them get through it.

What advice would she give to other advisers, or sotMeotte who is thittkittg about becotMittg att adviser? Advisers have to want to be part of it, kee p their cool, and remember they can only advise them. You're an adviser not

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• ~nd i~ you advise them they usually listen and see your reasoning. It is definitely a hands on job and you get out of it what you put IntO lt.

If she could chat1ge sotttethit1g about the role of Chapter Advisers,what would it be?

She does~·~ know what she would change. For the most part the women take care of themselves and only really need her to help make dec1s1ons or take care of paper work. She could say she would like there to be less stress with the position, but that kind of comes with the job.

Sorority lt1volvet\1ettt: Jessica Nolat1 Jessica Nolan (rt.) has been a Chapter Adviser for the Gamma Psi Chapter for less than two years. As a brand new chapter, she figured the chapter would need some guidance on what is means to be an ALT , how to run a business meeting, etc. But, they were one of the most well adjusted chapters she has come across - and the chapter is also less than two years old .

Why did she becottte a Chapter Adviser? After college, she wanted to stay involved with ALT. She had such a good experience as a collegian with her Chapter Adviser that she didn't hesitate to jump at the opportunity when the chance arose. She also wanted one of our new chapters to get off the ground on the right foot, and not have them struggle their first few years out.

What has beet1 the tttost rewardit1g experiet1ce? The most rewarding experience has been knowing that the women actually like her. Yes, she is their adviser and their sister, so they love and respect her for that. But on a personal level, they enjoy her company, and she theirs. It's almost like belonging to a second collegiate chapter, in the sense that the women make her feel like she is one of them .

What advice would she give to other advisers, or sottteot1e who is thit1kit1g about becotttit1g at1 ad~ viser? Do it!!!! You have no idea what a rewarding feeling it can give you.

How tttuch of her persot1al tittte does she devote to beit1g at1 Adviser? She attends their weekly business meetings and sometimes she is there for their Annual Meeting, National Staff visits, and Initiation

What does she do whet1 faced with a problettt or decisiot1 that she ist1•t sure how to hat1dle? Is there at1y ldt1d of support t1e1worlc? If she has a question, she usually goes to her District President. All areas of support have been wonderful in the feedback and gu idance they have given both her and the chapter.

Sports Cot\1t\1et1ter: Jetsy Ross Betsy Ross, AA, President of Game Day Communications, has over 20 years experience as a sports and news anchor. One of the first women to break into national sports news, Betsy worked as an anchor at ESPN for the past five years. Before anchoring SportsCenter and ESPN News, she worked at NBC News Channel and Cincinnati's NBC affiliate,WLWT-TY, for seven years, where she covered the 1996 Presidential Election and Inauguration and the 1996 Atlanta Games. She continues to be involved in sports broadcast as the voice for the Cincinnati Bengals Stadium, play-by-play anchor for ESPN, Conference USA and Atlantic-! 0 Women's Basketball and as a sports reporter for Cincinnati's FOX 19 and Bengals Weekly.

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What was her first sports/t1ews at1chor job? Betsy's first television job was right out of graduate school. She graduated from Notre Dame on Thursday and started work at WSJV-TV in South Bend on Monday. That never happens that way.

How did she break ittto a field dotttit1ated by tttet1? Sports was always her first love, but since sports jobs in general are scarce, she did news and volunteered to cover sports on busy nights. She started volunteering when she was working at the South Bend Tribune, covering high school sports there. When the Summer Olympics came to Atlanta, she worked for NBC and NBC News Channel on Olymp ics coverage. She was working at the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati at the time, and nearly two dozen athletes from the Cincinnati area were in the Olympics that year.

What advice cat1 she give our readers who are tttajorit1g it1 cottttttut1icatiot1s or who wish to pursue a career such as yourself? It seems rather simplistic, but she always tell students that if you want to do something, then do it. Don 't worry at first about whether you 're going to be paid for it, but get your foot in the door and experience under your belt. Internships, volunteering, whatever it takes.And the most important thing you can do in the classroom is to become a good writer.Writing will let you do just about any job you want. We all have to prepare proposals, write articles for our school newsletter, write business plans. If your writing and spelling are poor, you give a bad impression, not just of yourself, but the business and/or organization you represent. Good writers are few and far between.You can write your own ticket by being a good writer.

She has covered tttat1y tttajor evettts. What was her favorite story as a t1ews at1chor? What was her favorite story as a sports at1chorI cottttttetttator? Why? Covering news stories, you meet such terrific people who do amazing th ings. She talked to a retired bank executive in Northern Kentucky whose mission now is to rescue Old English sheepdogs. He bought a beat-up van and travels throughout the Midwest and South, rescuing unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes. Anyone who helps kids and animals has a special place in my heart. As for sports, she is dazzled every time she is on the court or on the field of a major sporting event. Being on the field for the Ohio State-Michigan game the year the Buckeyes won the national championship; walking through the tunnel at Rupp Arena at the University of Kentucky and historic Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University; being at high school basketball games, where young men and women play for the love of the sport. Every time she gets to cover women 's college basketball as a play by play commentator, she gets emotional, just because these women have such an opportunity to play sports-an opportunity she would have given anything for.

How did her college/sorority experiet1ce shape your life both persot1ally at1d professiot1ally? Some of her best, longest-lasting relationships come from Sorority. Even though they don't see each other as often as they would like, they do keep in touch on a regular basis (thank heavens for email!). She is a true believer that her best friends are her longest lasting ones.

Why did she establish 9-attte Uay PR? How did she build it ittto the busit1ess it is today? She and her business partner, Jackie Reauhad, had been talking about starting a sports public relations business for a couple of years while she was at ESPN.And then, like so many people, she started to reassess her life after 9/ I I. She had been commuting t ESPN in Connecticut from Cincinnati weekly, and after that tragedy, all the trappings and glamour of working at the netw rk didn't 18 • THE ANCHOR of Alpha Sigma Tau

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~eem so important. It was a priority to get back home to take care of her then-82-year-old mother. She left ESPN,Jackie left her JOb, and they. s~rted the business in the spring of 2002. They have been very blessed with their business contacts, and with people w.ho were Wllhng to take a chance on two new business owners and give them a start. They've learned to stay current for their clients-the use of email, podcasts, videocasting, My Space, You Tube and the like, has been essential and, frankly, cost effective. And it makes them, and their clients, look technologically 'with it.'

U"iversity l"volve~e"t: l1olores Stafford Dolores Stafford (A2) currently serves as the chief of the George Washington Un iversity Police Department. W ith over 20 years of experience in the law enforcement and the security industry, Chief Stafford is responsible for managing police and security services, to include areas such as patrol, crime prevention, physical security, investigations, and special operations at the university.

Whafs the toughest thit1g about beit1g chief of police? The toughest part is probably managing staff.With the escort service and our police and security staff, they have 161 full-time employees. There's a chain of command and making sure that everyone in that chain of command understands the philosophy and the mission is important. If they're going to move the sh ip, everyone has to be rowing in the same direction. In addition, nowhere in the country has more competition in terms of hiring qualified security and law enforcement professionals than in the D.C. area, and recruitment remains one of their biggest challenges.

What attracted her to this positiot1? The department was really primed for change and growth. The expectations of what a department could and would do for a campus were different than today, and that really intrigued me. She thought when she interviewed for the job that it probably would be challenging, and it has been. Fifteen years later, she is still being challenged.

What has she dot1e sit1ce assutMit1g the positiot1? Increased visibility and a community concern telephone line created for the Foggy Bottom community have fostered more harmer nious relations between neighbors and members of the GW community. She also initiated the popular 4-Ride program, an escort van service for GW community members from dusk to dawn each night. In addition, the department conducts a strategic planning session each May with its management team to set goals for the upcoming academic year.

What awards has she wot1? As one of the nation 's few women police chiefs, Stafford has won numerous accolades, including serving as the first female pres ident of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), winning the " Breaking the Glass Ceil ing" award in honor of her ongoing contributions to improving the law enforcement profession and honored by the European Association for Campus Security for her expertise and achievements in campus security. Among her department's many accomplishments is accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in March 2006, joining the ranks of less than one percent of the country's college police departments.

Where has her positiot1 taket1 her? As a member of the lAC LEA Government Relations Committee since 1995, Dolores has testified at several congressional hearings, one at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives and another hearing at the request of the U.S. Senate. During the spring of 1999, she was selected to represent IACLEA during the Negotiated Rule Making process sponsored by the Department of Education regarding the development of final rules for the implementation of the Clery Act- an act that requires all federally funded institutions of higher education to develop an annual report that includes crime statistics and policy statements.

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Some girls came to college to find their husbands. We came to find our bridesmaids! It can be on a poster, a recruitment tee-shirt, or a notepad. It's that quote that got us thinking. How often do sorority sisters end up being bridesmaids?

Misty Armour, Delta Eta '98 When my friends from home hear me talk about my Sorority days they always shake their heads. They still can't envision me as a "Sorority girl" but not ever having been Greek they don't know that the stereotype isn't the reality of Greek life. My time as a collegiate ALT was one of the best times in my life and it got even better when my real little sister joined the Delta Eta chapter at Belmont Univers ity and also became my Sorority sister. I'm glad that my sister Randi and I not only share a family tie but ideals that will last us a lifetime. When I married the love of my life in 2005 I had two of my Sorority sisters in the wedding, Randi being one of them and my maid of honor. Also in attendance at our wedding were several of my ALT sisters and hearing them sing the Fraternity Hymn at our reception was a moment I will always treasure. I think my friends from home got to see that day that your Sorority sisters really are there for everything.... even after college!

Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu '92 Becoming a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, among many things, gave me the opportunity to establish lifelong friendships with women that I might not have otherwise known or been close to. I was honored to be a bridesmaid in several of my Gamma Mu Chapter sorority sister's weddings and sing at the weddings of others.Three of my sorority sisters shared my wedding day with me by being a bridesmaid: Heather Tanner Walker, Diana Earehart McGraw. and Jennifer Johnson Miller. My biological sister, Melanie, who was also a bridesmaid, later become my

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• sister through Alpha Sigma Tau! I have been fortunate to be able to celebrate weddings, births and other joyous occasions with many of these women and it has been such a blessing to have them remain a part of my life.

Amy DuPree Brooks, Zeta'78 ~fte~ graduating in 1980, I was asked to sing in 3 of my sisters weddings, Cathy Cressman Thornton, Suzanne Getman Conti (my big SISter) and Susan Jones Higley, within 4-5 years after we graduated. The best story though is my brother, who moved to Washington DC to become a firefighter, bro ught a girl home with him and announced to me that he thought this was the girl for him. He told me that she had gone to school at Bloomsburg but she was younger than me and it wasn't until after I had a chance to talk to her for a little bit that we realized that we both were AIT sisters and that I was actually her district president while she was in college. I was also part of their wedding. Her name was Becky Piga - now DuPree.

Kathy Pulice Baecker,Theta '75 When I got married almost 25 years ago, I knew that I wanted my Sorority sisters to share that day with me . They were an important part of my life and I wanted them to share that important day with me. I had 6 bridesmaids, my real sister and 5 ALTs. My big sis, my little sis, my pledge mom, a close sister and my sister-in-law who was an alum affiliate .We all carried yellow roses in our bouquets. (the florist had a fit putting yellow roses in my bridal bouquet) I still spend quality time with each of these sisters at our monthly Detroit alum meetings. We have shared in life's most im portant moments together. Since my only real sister died IS years ago, my AIT sisters became even more important. They are there to lend me support or a helping hand when I need it. I was honored to be a bridesmaid for my big sis and pledge mom also.

Martha Drouyor DeCamp, Alpha '58 In 1959, my big sister, Shirley Sampier, was a bridesmaid in my wedding. In 1998, she and my little sister escorted me into the Opening Ceremony of our Convention beginning our Centennial Celebration.This was my first convention as your National President. If you "do the math " you will see that we have been sisters of choice and sisters of love for a very long time. Shirley gave me my first Alpha Sigma Tau yellow rose so at her recent birthday party, I returned the favor. Memori es, tears of joy ...

Alana Fernandez Beldowicz, Beta Upsilon '97 Being a member of Alpha Sigma Tau has enriched my life in so many ways, but the best reason of all is making lifelong friends. At first we became Sorority sisters and from there our friendships blossomed and grew into so much more . After college my fiance and I were planning our wedding at the Jersey Shore. It was amazing to have my Beta Upsilon sisters Dana Bertrand Rich ens, Elizabeth Spina Bloomfield, and Peachy Wu Anderson, be my bridesmaids on our special day. Four and a half years later, although one of us currently resides in Guam , we still all keep in touch and get together whenever possible. I consider myself lucky to have such unbelievable women in my life . I would 've never formed these friendships if it weren 't fo r Alpha Sigma Tau.

Cheralyn Lim pus Tucker, Gamma Delta '00 Back in the summer of 1998, these three women would never have guessed that nearly I0 years later they would have shared so much as friends and sisters. Sailynn Doyle, Cheralyn Limpus Tucker and Katrin Mjos Borden founders of the Gamma Delta Chapter at UMass Dartmouth have been through engagements, weddings, and now children. Alpha Sigma Tau may not have brought these women together but it sure did secure their friendship forever.

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Heather Frankhouser-Griffin, Zeta '93 Friendships through Alpha Sigma Tau have surely stood the test of time. I have had the most wonderful and fulfilling friendships through joining this sisterhood. Robyn Peckham Ginther became my little sister through the Sorority, but when it comes to our lives outside of college, we have been through thick and thin . I was in her wedding as a bridesmaid and she was in mine as matron of honor. During my wedding, there were sisters who were greeters and some there for moral support. We all keep in touch and share special moments in each others lives. I am such a better woman with such a great support from these sisters.

Kristin Sims Gentry, Delta Eta '98 They say that your college years are the best of your life. And seven years ago when I graduated and moved on to the "real world;' I would've agreed. I loved every second of being at Belmont University; but the definite highlight of my years there was being a member of the Delta Eta chapter of ALT. But the "good ole college days" don't compare to my life now. My big sis Lori Waltmon and little sis Julie Woodruff-Hurst are still my best friends. I got to share my wedding day with them, and the birth of my daughter (my little A L:T legacy!). And we will share many more amazing milestones with each other, because the friendships we formed through ALT will last forever.

Diane Brown Pennington, Delta '83 My big sister, Deb Merkert Rittenhouse and my little sister Bev Singel Molnar were a big part of my wedding day on September 6, 1986 in Wilmington, Delaware. On the way to the church they sang Delta chapter's candlelight song to me. I still have the special candle and holder they gave me. Even though I don't see them as much as I would like to, they'll always hold a special place in my life and I'll treasure these bonds of sisterhood forever.

Marisa Nelson Policastro, Beta Upsilon '98 I started planning my wedding with my husband to be, we knew we wanted to include my sisters (from Alpha Sigma Tau) and his brothers from his fraternity. I had asked my closest friend Severine Rennie to be in our bridal party. I couldn 't imagine not having her there to help me every step of the way. Of course lots of sisters were there to smile at me and keep me calm. Every time I got overwhelmed, a special sister gave me a hug or put her arm around me and I would feel fine. Through the years, and the wedd ings, there is a constant flow of Beta Upsilon sisters in fellow sister's weddings. I am getting ready to take part as a bridesmaid for the second time for an AL:T sister. Along with Emma Applebee Fasse, Carla Cerqueira, Severine Rennie, and Maggie Vallejos we are getting ready for Marisa Fontainhas wedding this July. It is such an honor to be part of Marisa's special day.

Kate Kilponen Storey,Aipha '99 From our sorority prayer, we are familiar with the words: "But especially do we thank thee for friends , and for these sisters who are more than friends." Through the deep friendship I have formed with seven of my Alpha Chapter sisters, I feel that I truly know the meaning of these words; and on October 29, 2004, when 1 married Nick Storey in Ann Arbor, Michigan, all but one (Renee Mowers-LaYigne, who was unable to travel from Colorado) were there to help me celebrate this most wonderful day. These women truly are more than just college friends . With my sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, I feel like I have found the lifelong friendships I had always hoped for but never really seemed to find before I knew them .

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Article: Sarah Phillips, Delta Nu '00 Planning a reunion or anniversary weekend is one of the most daunting tasks a chapter can take on. According to the collegiate chapter handbook the Sorority Growth and Development chair is in charge of planning the weekend. Obviously, an event of this magnitude will require a committee to assist with all the planning and execution of the event.

Getting Started When should I start planning? The earlier you start planning, the easier everything will be. Even a year in advance is not too early to start. What should the event be like? There are lots of options, be creative, and select a type of even that will work best for your chapter and alumnae. Cons ider a low key event like a cook out, semi-formal party, a full weekend of events, an evening of dinner and socializing.

How much is this going to cost? Determine how much money the chapter can afford to spend. Then determine if alumnae will need to help out by purchasing tickets or making donation. Make a budget and STICK TO IT! I have no idea where to start! Help is out there! Contact your alumnae via a survey to find out what their expectations are of the event, what time of year is best for people to travel, how many alumnae are planning to attend? Should the reunion be at the same time as Homecoming or a similar event? What kind of even do they want? Look in your chapter files . If there have been reunions in the past, there will be records and reports that you can use and learn from . See if you can contact the person who planned a reunion in the past. Contact the Milestone Ann iversary Coordination, your district president, and adviser. All of these women will be able to help you plan.

Invitations Who should be invited? All the alumnae from you chapter and current members! Also consider inviting: • Chapter advisers, past and present • Greek Advisor for the university or college, or other university officials who assist with the Greek community 24 • THE ANCHOR of Alpha Sigma Tau

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Remember, it should be FUN! Your true goal is to plan an event that allows your chapter to celebrate their sisterhood: past, present, and future . Start planning early, keep it simple, and remember that it is supposed to be a fun event. Enjoy spending time with all your sisters and when you're done, write a report on what you did. what worked, and what did not work and add it to the chapter files to help out the next reunion coordinator!


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• President of the college or university • Other Greek houses (maybe only to part of the event, but it's a great way to build relations) • Local women who assist the chapter with things like a housing board, advisory board, or any other assistance to the chapter • Family members

How do I contact all these people? Use your chapter files to compile a list of address for alumnae. Post the event on inCircle. Try using social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, or Linkedln to track down missing sisters.

What kind of invitations should I send out? This depends on how formal of an event you decide to plan, and how much money you wish to spend. Keep it simple, yet appropriate.

Things to Consider Risk Management Contact the National Risk Management coordinator to discuss your plans and identify any potential problems before you go any further. Get the rules straight on issues like have alcohol at an event, providing transportation to or from and event, or providing child care. Make sure everyone knows the rules!

Insurance Look over the chapter's insurance policy to see what is covered and what is not, especially when it comes to traveling between venues. Do not ever feel bad about asking someone who is behaving inappropriately to leave. Hurt feelings are nothing compared to the aftermath of a serious accident occurring during what should be a wonderful weekend.

Deals, Steals, and Contracts Where should we have the reunion? Consider the type of event, cost, the number of attendees, and what kind of services you require from the venue, for example , do you need catering, or will the chapter provide the food? Consider unique locations like a campus museum or garden. If the chapter has a house, use the house! Keep in mind the distance to and from the event location from hotels, the Sorority house, and campus.

Should I sign a contract? YES! Whereever you decide to have the event, get a contract in writing that spells out every detail, as well as any cancellation fees if you have to make last-minute changes.

How can I make this more afforadable? • Use the internet to find deals on favors, t-shirts, and other things you might need to purchase. Buy wholesale to get the best price. • Ask alumnae if they have any connections that might help you get a discount on the venue or other services. • Talk with local businesses and see if you can get a deal on large orders of items such as t-shirts. • Call hotels and ask if you can reserve a block of rooms at a discounted price. • If transportation is a problem, ask an alumnae to assist coordinating car pools, shuttles, car rentals, and rides to and from the airport.

The Day of the Event How can I be in multiple places at one time? You can't, so make sure that you have plenty of help and that everyone on your committee knows the plan for each event. Have written schedules, written instructions, and all the contact information for every venue , vendor, and committee member available to everyone. Be sure everyone on the committee has a cell phone and can be reached at any time.

What can the active members to do help? Request that each member volunteers for a few hours as a greeter, handing out maps or schedulers, or at an event to help with whatever is needed. Make sure you have enough people helping at each event.

How to I handle complaints? It is impossible to keep everyone happy all the time. Inevitably there will be some small problem that arises and someone will complain. Roll with the punches. Take suggestions and comments and pass them along to the next reunion coordinator. Fall/Winter 2007

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You can make a difference in eliminating hazing! -not just in Alpha Sigma Tau or the Greek community, but where ever it exists. Hazing occurs in many situations from bullying in elementary schools to induction events in the band, the military and athletics. Hazing is illegal in 45 states with 6 states requiring that local police be notified of the alleged crime.

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I in I0 high school students and I in 20 college students report being hazed . I in 5 college students reported taking part in activities that constitute hazing. 91% of all high school students belong to at least one group, and half of them report being subjected to hazing activities. 40% of athletes who reported being involved in hazing behaviors report that a coach or advisor was aware of the activity; 22% report that the coach was involved. • 2 in 5 students say they are aware of hazing taking place on their campus. More than I in 5 report that they witnessed hazing personally. • 36% of students say they would not report hazing primarily because "there's no one to tell," and 27% feel that adults won't handle it right." (www.hazingprevention.org) But what is hazing? Hazing is any act, action, intention, or creation of a situation which is detrimental in any manner to individuals or groups. Hazing causes mental anguish or physical discomfort; endangers the life or well being of individuals or groups; and causes or may cause bodily harm. Hazing violates the values, purposes, and ideals of the Sorority and the fraternity system.

Subtle or evasive hazing are actions which violate the values and mutual trust of members which usually takes advantage of the disparity in the relationship between the new member/rookie member and initiated member/alumnae member. Forms of subtle hazing often include delay or restriction in wearing Sorority insignia and letters, humiliation, intimidation, ridicule, and embarrassment. Harassment hazing are actions which cause mental anguish or physical discomfort. Forms of harassment hazing often include verbal abuse, unwanted sexual stimulus, servitude, sleep deprivation, interrogations/drills/line-ups, required abstinence from normal cleanliness; purposeful over-scheduling, forced hostesses of parties or fundraising events , and any other action not reasonably associated with the education of new members on Alpha Sigma Tau values and activities. Hazardous or dangerous hazing are actions which endanger life or have the potential of caus ing bodily harm. Forms of hazardous hazing include forced or uninformed consumption of alcohol or other drugs; branding/tattooing/bu rning; paddling/hitting or other forms of assault; required mistreatment of other persons o r animals; exposure to extreme weather, abduction/abandonment/bondage, nudity; and forced participation in illegal activities. Prohibited hazing activities include, but are not limited to: • Scavenger hunts, treasure hunts , kidnaps; • Road trips, drop offs, abandonment; • Providing alcohol or other drugs and encouraging/forcing the consumption of alcohol or other drugs; • Required use of special door or stairs; • Answering the phone on a specific ring; • Not being permitted to shave or shower; • Not being allowed to eat or drink: • Blindfolding; • Public acts of humiliation, stunts, dress ups, wearing conspicuous apparel; • Games, unauthorized ceremonials, or activities which degrade, humiliate, scare or threaten;

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How can we prevent hazing?Tracy Maxwell, Executive Director of hazingprevention.org, offers the following suggestio ns: I.

Participate in or help initiate National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) on your campus. Start by collabo rating with fe llow Greeks, athletic teams, military groups, the march ing band, and other clubs and organizations. Th e mo re participants, the more impact you will have on making students, parents, and faculty aware of hazing. Utilize the National Organization's NHPW activity at your chapter business meeting to raise awareness . Enter the hazingprevention.org essay contest and nominate her/him for the Anti-Hazing Hero Award. Look for these activities and great resources at www.hazingprevention.org!

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Sponsor speaker o r program about hazing for the students and faculty on your campus.You can look at bringing in anational o r local speake r and follow with discussion groups. Educate yourself and you r chapter members about hazing and prevention activities. Evaluate the activit ies your chapt e r participates in. Replace any questionable activities with positive ones that support the values and fr iendship of Alpha Sigma Tau. Say NO! - It can be a difficult word to say when you feel pressured to haze, but imagine having to exp lain to your parents, friends , and professors why you are going through a campus judicial process which may end your college career. Say NO! - Stand ing up for you r rights as a human being and member of Alpha Sigma Tau could be the fi rst step your chapter or campus takes to el iminate hazing! So remember the values of Alpha Sigma Tau and know you have the support to say no!

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Break the Silence: Hazing continues because those who haze and those who are hazed keep silent. Notify authorit ies of any hazing situation. W ith in Alpha Sigma Tau, contact: an advise r, your chapter president or new member director, Natio nal Headquarters, or any National Council member.

How is Alpha Sigma Tau helping?Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is working to provide tools and education to our members on hazing prevention and elimination. • Judge Mitch Crane t rained almost 80 risk management directors and spoke with over 30 advisers attending the 2008 Officer Academy. • Alpha Sigma Tau is one of 20 founding sponsors of 1-888-NOTHAZE. • A letter was sent in the fall of 2008 from Mrs. Covington, Director of Fraternity Programs, to your Greek Advisor and college/un iversity president informing them of our participation in 1-888-NOTHAZE. • In fall 2008, Headquarters will be send ing each chapter hazing prevention kits from www.hazingprevention.org • During 2008-2009 district president service visits , your district president will be presenting Hazing on Trial by Dave Westol. • Alpha Sigma Tau has created and is piloting a six-week National New Member Education Program for chapters to utilize. Our goal is to implement this nation-wide in 2008. The Sorority will continue to bring information, resources and skills to our members to eliminate hazing. Resources: www.alfred.edu/hs_ hazing www.hanknuwer.com www.hazingprevention.org Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority documents

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National Panhellenic Conference 60th Biennial Session

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"Partnerships ... The Direction of the Future" was the theme of the National Pan hellenic Conference 2007 Biennial Session Oct. 2627 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Ill. Delegates and representatives of the 26 member groups convened as partners in helping NPC "grow, give, lead and succeed." NPC Chairman Elizabeth A Qu ick, Gamma Phi Beta, opened the session by recognizing the 2005-2007 standing committee chairmen; Mary Dunn Short, the parliamentarian; and past NPC chairmen. She also thanked all in attendance for their work on behalf of the Conference. In addition to committee meetings, separate sessions for inter/national presidents, executive directors and editors, general sessions were devoted to Conference business. Delegates debated and voted on several resolutions that centered on recruitment, extens ion and NPC finances, including: • Respect for diversity of religious and cultural holidays and celebrations during recruitment • NPC extension violation procedure • Role of a local sorority/i nterest group in invitation to colonize • Annual dues increase for member groups • Matching of quota additions • Explanation of snap bidding • Proper authority defined • Contact defined • Requirements of an NPC member group colony • Status of a newly installed chapter • Establishment of an investment committee • Establishing a protocol for assessing and reporting the effectiveness of the revenue increase

rocus: Partnerships Elizabeth Quick began her state of the Conference address by noting that "Partnerships, inte rnal and external, are part of the strategic plan and have been a primary focus of the 2005-2007 biennium." NPC has partnered with four interfraternal coordinating organizations to develop the tools and action plans necessary to implement the directives from the Franklin Square group: North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. (NPHC) National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) NPC and its member groups also participated in the NIC-sponsored 2006 and 2007 congressional visits. Other external partnerships include the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity, Fraternity Executives Association, Inter~

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sociation Task Force and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. NPC also partne rs with BACCHUS/GAMMA by distributing information to Alumnae and College Panhellenics about Alcohol Awareness Week. Further, the Conference partnered with CampusSpeak in 2006 and 2007 to promote National Hazing Awareness Week, and the 2006 agreement with World Wide Marketing to promote the Merck & Co. "Tell Someone" campaign helps provide valuable health education materials to NPC members, their families and friends . Internal partnerships included communication and programming for both Alumnae and College Panhellenic members. NPC continues to support the "Something ofValue," "Something to Talk About" and "Focus on Self-Esteem" programs designed to help collegiate members. To further its communication efforts, NPC has hired APCO Worldwide for public relations and marketing and Global Magic to revamp the NPC Web site.

Change Agents An interfraternal panel discussion of the Coalition Task Force discussed the question "How will university administration and coalition partners help so rority and frate rnity collegiate members become change agents for a values-based community?" The panel featured Mark Katz, NIC president; Dick McKaig, co-chairman, NASPA Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Knowledge Commun ity; Kyle Pendleton, president, Association of Fraternity Advisors; and Elizabeth Quick, NPC chairman. After the panel presentation, a lively discussion centered on the next steps to take in the fraternity/sorority assessment project. The purpose of these on-site visits is to assess the overall health of the fraternity/sorority community. The biggest concern is how the information will be used by the campus; however, there was a consensus that interaction with the other interfraternal coordinating organizations will be an education and a positive experience.

Remembering and Honoring Cinda O'Connor, Alpha Gamma Delta, led a moving memorial service during the final general session. Th is was followed by several presentations honoring women with donations to the NPC, NPC Foundation and Panhellenic Spirit Fund. Kappa Delta presented its "Order of the Diamond" award to Elizabeth Quick. The 60th Biennial Session concluded with the awa rds banquet and installation of the 2007-2009 Executive Committee.

~nthusiasm Is the Name of the Game "This is not going to be boring!" stated Alumnae Panhellenics luncheon speaker Maureen Sweeney Syring, Vena Gamma, and she kept her promise An enthusiastic and passionate speaker. Syring said there are a thousand reasons she loves NPC but whittled the list to nine

1 History '1f Alpha Phi had not called that first meeting 2 Purpose '1 work for an organization dedicated to women 3 Insignia '1t's an outward symbol of inward commrtmentll 4. Panhellenic Creed '11 wasn't written by chance ngives us the energy to cherish our own Greek experience)} 5 Unanimous Agreements "They're the Super Glue of NPC 6. NPC foundation 7 NPC and the NPC foundation ' have the abilrty to collaborate with others S There is no retirement "How can you retire from an organization that believes in wise and wide human service7 You will never retire from the ethics, standards and values of NPCJJ 9 You "One sorority does not a Greek experience make h's a wondetfullifell II

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Founders Centennial 2006-2007 Alyssa Parga (L), Delta Psi,Johnson & Wales Un ivers ity ($1 000) 2007-2008 Tricia Close, Delta Alpha, Gannon Univers ity ($1500)

Rose Marie Schmidt 2006-2007 Joanne Rupprecht (L), Psi, James Madison Univers ity ($1 000) Margaret Gray (C), Alpha Epsilon ,Western Illinois University ($750) 2007-2008 Alyssa Parga (R), Delta Psi, Johnson & Wales University ($2750)

Mary Louise Mandrea Doyle 2006-2007 Emily Kochanowicz, Delta Alpha, Gannon University ($1 000) Kristi Eissler, Beta Pi, Eastern Illinois University ($250) 2007-2008 Katie Campoli, (L) Delta Sigma, University of Sciences Ph iladelph ia ($1250)

Charlotte Evans Floyd 2006-2007 Kerry Gorman (L), Gamma Delta, UMASS Dartmouth ($1 000) 2007-2008 Jessica Steltz, Gamma Omega, LaSalle University ($1 000)

June E. McCarthy 2006-2 007 Ashley Zigmant (L), Delta Sigma, University of Sciences Philadelphia ($1 000) Eva Chan (C), Delta Phi, New York University ($250) 2007-2008 Stacey Gorski (R), Delta Sigma, University of Sciences Philadelphia ($1500)

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Lois Schweikert O'Dell 2006-2007 Juliann Zawadzski (L) , Delta Alpha, Gannon University ($1 000) Lau ren Crawford, Delta Psi, Johnson & Wales University ($1 000) 2007-2008 Joanne Rupprecht (R), Psi, University of Georgia ($3250)

Carrie Washburne Staehle 2006-2007 Jaclyn Purcell, Gamma Pi, Lycoming College ($750) 2007-2008 Rebecca Sabol, Beta Delta, Duquesne University {$1 000)

Elizabeth Wilson-Dorothy Bennett Robinson 2006-2007 Laura Lienhop (L), Beta Pi, Eastern Illinois University ($750) 2007-2008 Laura Woods, Delta Rho, St. Leo University {$1 000)

Meda Ray Elliott Sewell 2006-2007 Susanna Hannson (L) , Delta Alpha, Gannon University {$750) 2007-2008 Laura Lien hop (R), Beta Pi, Eastern Illinois University ($1 000)

Edith Minerva Elliott 2006-2007 Stacey Gorski (L), Delta Sigma, University of Sciences Philadelphia ($500) 2007-2008 Tera Puckett, Rho, Southeastern Oklahoma State University ($500)

Thomas J. King, Jr. 2006-2007 Megan Kristiniak(L), Gamma Omega, LaSalle University ($500) 2007-2008 Katelyn St. Gelais, Gamma Delta, UMASS Dartmouth ($1 000)

Alpha Rho Louise Einstein Alumnae 2006-2007 Richard Russo - son of A~T alumna Kathy White Russo ($450) Dorothy DeiBoccio - daughter of A~T alumna Wendy Sammarone DeiBoccio ($450)

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Lauren Hayden (L), Beta, Central Michigan University ($500) 2007-2008

Kelly Yanochko, Zeta, Lock Haven University ($750)

Ferne Shumate Phipps 2006-2007

Kirsten Fitz-Maurice, (L) Gamma Omega, LaSalle University ($500) 2007-2008

Ameshia Cross, Delta Eta, Belmont University ($750)

Dr. Sara Cree 2006-2007

Kristi Eissler, Beta Pi, Eastern Illinois University ($250) 2007-2008

Danielle Westbrook, Delta Upsilon , St. Leo University ($500)

Karen J. Beggs Memorial 2006-2007

Carolyn Borland (L), Alpha, Eastern Michigan Un iversity ($250) 2007-2008

Elizabeth Helminski, Beta Xi , Duke University ($250)

Mary Charles Adams Ashby 2006-2007 Julianne Mesaric (L), Gamma Omega, LaSalle University ($250) 2007-2008

Jessica Bourbeau, Gamma Psi, Fitchburg State College ($500)

Psi Chapter Scholarship 2006-2007

Ashley Wirth, Psi, James Madison University ($250)

Martha Drouyor Belknap DeCamp 2006-2007

Lauren Crawford, Delta Psi,Johnson & Wales University ($200) Ashley Zigmant, Delta Sigma, University of Sciences Philadelphia ($1 00)

Mary Alice Peterson American Indian Grant 2006-2007

Amanda Temple, Alpha Mu, University of Arkansas at Monticello ($250)

Lois Anne Cooke 2006-2007

Holly LaBrake (L), Sigma, Buffalo State College ($1 000)

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Endowed Education Fund is Growing! During the National Convention one year ago, David Stoll man, ~C(> Chapter Adviser, made a donation to the Endowed Education Fund and challenged others attending to do the same. Thanks to you, one year later, the Endowed Education Fund now totals over $44,000! Because our Sorority continues to leave a lasting impression on the lives of young women from all walks of life, the Endowed Education Fund will also continue to impact and improve their lives through educational grants to the Sorority! Send your contributions to Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation INC at 1929 Canyon Road, Birmingham, AL 35216. Please indicate the donation is earmarked for the Endowed Education Fund.

The Foundation THANKS YOU! Since June, 2006, the Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation, INC. wishes to thank the following for donating to the Endowed Education Fund through convention, pledge and gift donations. These contributions will help make a noticeable difference in the lives of ALT women across the country and is a fitting tribute to ALT friends, chapters and Sisters. The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation INC. is a 50 I c(3) non-profit corporation. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows. David Stallman I:<l>E Valentina Bulota 8 Julie Bruington I Chris Covington AA Delta Zeta Collegiate Chapter Detroit NE Alumnae Chapter Tanya DuVaii-Haubein I Charlotte Floyd If' Gail Fowler AA Ash ley Ganoe AD Michele Golob ~A Kira Grabowski BH

Carrie Houricah rx Lauren Kane rn Emily Kanora B~ Mary Beth Kelley ~ Kathleen Maim Ar Cynthia McCrory AA Kathleen McElroy rP Emily Mcintire AA Lillian Meister 8 Beverly Molnar ~ Patricia Nayle <1> Deborah Niehoff

Debra Nicholas l.f' PhoenixNalley of the Sun Alumnae Virginia Riedley ~ Rose Marie Schmidt 8 Patricia Simmons ~ Pamela Szafarczyk I: Katie Thomas ~ Bobbie Tucker Ar Jennifer Velazquez B8 Leslie Whitfield A Eleanor Williams 8

The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, Inc. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) In September 2007, the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation, Inc. celebrates the 25th anniversary of its incorporation in Birmingham,AL. In 25 years, the Foundation has grown from preserving specific AI:T set-aside funds to establishing scholarships for collegiate and alumnae women and assisting Pine Mountain Settlement School. With all of this work, the Foundation seems to remain a mystery to many within the Sorority. The Foundation would like to take this opportunity to provide some basic information by answering some FAQs.

Who are the National Foundation Board Members? The National Foundation consists of its President -Julie Bell Bruington; Ist Vice President- Gail Shockley Fowler; Secretary Charlotte Evans Floyd;Treasurer - Rose Marie Schmidt; and 2 Directors- Ricki Bargman Trosen and Cynthia McCrory.The 2nd Vice President position is currently vacant.

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The Foundation was established to provide the acquisition, development and disbursement of charitable contributions from donors to promote and fulfill the educational and philanthropic programs of the Sorority.

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The purposes are to engage in educational and charitable activities of the Sorority.The objectives are to provide educational assistance to its members; sponsor programs that promote the values and ideals of Alpha Sigma Tau; assist others in the advancement of education and their welfare; contribute to the publication of educational materials; secure and maintain funds for future Sorority growth; and secure funds for the establishment and maintenance of a National Headquarters.

Is the Foundation a 50 I(c) (3) organization? Yes, the Foundation is a SO I (c) (3) organization. A SO I (c) (3) organization is a non-profit organization that is exempt from some state and federal income taxes. Under this designation, donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent that the IRS allows - please ask your tax advisor for further information regarding donations.

What does the Foundation do with its donations? The Foundation utilizes its donations to support the National Headquarters and Pine Mountain, and to provide educational assistance through scholarships to collegiate and alumnae women.The Foundation also sponsors conventions, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, individual study programs and similar programs that promote citizenship, leadership, personal growth, self-improvement, and education. It also provides for the relief of the poor, distressed and underprivileged; the advancement of education; and the promotion of social welfare.

What are the Foundation set-aside funds? In 1983, the Sorority approved transfer to the Foundation the monies for set-aside funds for the Alpha Sigma Tau Endowment, the Endowed Education Fund, the Effie E. Lyman Memorial Academic Loan, the Philanthropy Fund, and the Headquarters Fund. The Endowment Set-Aside Fund is used for collegiate chapter housing loans and programs that promote the growth and vitality of the Sorority. The Endowed Education Fund was established in 200 I specifically for Sorority educational programming. This fund may support leadership seminars and educational programming at National Conventions. The Effie E. Lyman Memorial Academic Loan Set-Aside Fund provides loans to initiated members in good standing who are enrolled in college. The loan provides for tuition, books and other educational expenses. The Philanthropy Fund contributions are distributed to Pine Mountain Settlement School. The Headquarters Set-Aside Fund provides for the security and maintenance of National Headquarters.

How do collegiate members benefit from the Foundation? Collegiate members benefit through the availability of educational scholarships and grants; educational programm ing at the chapter, district and national levels; accessibility to opportunities to support a charitable project; the establishment and maintenance of a permanent National Headquarters for storage and display of Alpha Sigma Tau 's historical records.

How do collegiate and alumnae members apply for grants, loans, and scholarship? The Foundation offers over 46 scholarships, grants, and loans to its members. Information regarding these scholarships, grants, and loans and the application process are distributed to all collegiate and alumnae chapters.The information will also be available on the Alpha Sigma Tau Homepage. Applications are evaluated on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement, Sorority and campus involvement, and letters of recommendation. Applications are due March I and are awarded for the Fall semester of the following year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further information. The Alpha Sigma Tau Homepage w ill soon have an updated National Foundation page.Watch for details!

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northern virginia alumnae chapter Virginia is for Sisters! In honor of the 2008 Convention being held in Chantilly,Virginia the ladies of the NoVA Alumnae Association decided to honor the state and learn about the different regions of the state. They hosted the ECs, Director of Collegiate Chapters, and Director of Extension in July with a luncheon at the home of Carol Mooney. The women made a care package for each of the four collegiate chapters in the state ofVirginia that included notes from the alumnae, ALT items, scrapbook materials, and yummy treats and shared treasured ALT items from their past, which made a perfect transition into The Rededication Ceremony. The alumnae met at the home of Charlotte Floyd to celebrate Founders Day and participated in bid matching at George Mason University this fall. Thanks to the active Panhellenic Delegate, the association 's voice is definitely heard at area Panhellenic Meetings. The alumnae also brought in DVDs for the Operation DVD program with the military men and women overseas and sold the White House ornaments with hopes to raise more money that ever before to help us help more individuals and organizations this year.

phoenix valley of the sun club Phoenix Valley of the Sun Club Founder's Day Meeting was held November 3, 2007 at the home of Daniele Gottlieb. Guests were ten Epsilon Alpha members from Embry Riddle in Prescott and two new alumnae of Alpha Chapter (Victoria Suber and Sandra Vondrak) who have recently moved to Tempe. Six PVOS members were also in attendance. Members met for a going away breakfast at Crepes and Bakes in Scottsdale. The club is sadly bidding farewell to Risa Hodge, who is moving to Colorado. On Thanksgiving Day, Daniele again hosted several members with spouses and other guests for a wonderful dinner. (And a not so wonderful ASU football game).

tidewater alumnae chapter The Tidewater Alumna Chapter spent an afternoon at Joyce Jonak's Hunt club, participating in skeet shooting and canoing which was followed by a potluck dinner. The Delta Rho collegiates joined the chapter for a Spirit Night. While getting to know each other, they made ALT sweatshirts. Gail Miller, the vice president, is also serving as President of the Tidewater Panhellenic. The chapter has supported their activities by attending a Fall brunch and attending a play in January. The September garage sale and ongoing sale of Entertainment books successfully enlarged their philanthropy accounts with money being sent to The Citizens Committee for the Protection of the Elderly and Samaritan House. Outdoor plants and pots were delivered to Habitat for Humanity to be used in landscaping for their homes. Money is collected monthly in a metal box shaped like a house. Founder's Da was celebrated with an Italian dinner at the home of Joy Wotherspoon . The evening concluded with a meaningful candlelight c remo ny. 36 • T H E ANC HOR of Alpha Sigm a Tau

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Alabama gamma gamma I university of west alabama The Gamma Gamma chapter participated in a walk to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, cleaned the chapters mile-long stretch of highway, cleaned a stream located on Highway 28 and supported Alpha Sigma Alpha in their events for Special Olympics.

Georgia delta pi I oglethorpe university The Delta Pi chapter raised money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through Pink Week, holding a bake sale and wearing pink everyday to spread awareness. The chapter also gave Oglethorpe students the opportunity to donate to Adopt-A-Marine with a drop box filled with necessities for soldiers overseas.

epsilon gamma I armstrong atlantic state university The Epsilon Gamma chapter prepared and delivered cards to the Ronald McDonald House, helped Habitat for Humanity build hurricane-proof houses and decorated ceramic pots for Habitat dedication ceremonies.

Illinois beta eta I southern illinois university The Beta Eta chapter participated inthe Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation , handing out fliers informing women of the necessity to have annual breast exams. The chapter had a great turnout at Sigma Pi's SK Run/Walk, which also benefited breast cancer. Once a month, members clean the chapter's Adopt-A-Highway stretch.

Louisiana phi I southeastern louisiana university The Phi chapter sold Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons and participated in a build for Habitat for Humanity.

Maryland delta zeta I frostburg state university The Delta Zeta chapter participated in the Special Olympics and Senior Prom at the YMCA The biggest campus-wide event is the annual American Red Cross blood drive. Always reaching their goal of over I00 people to donating blood, the chapter is trying to break a record.

Massachusetts gamma phi I merrimack college The Gamma Phi chapter held two car washes in September for the Lupus Foundation of America. Being lucky with two beautiful sunny days helped all have a great time for a great cause. The chapte r participated in the Walk for Diabetes, an annual walk held on Merrimack campus, volunteering at the station tables along the walk and checking people in and out of the walk. The walk helps Gamma Phi get to know the people who live and work around Merrimack Campus.

Michigan beta chi I ferris state university The Beta Chi chapter held their first annual "Shopping for a Cure" event at Maurices clothing store which raised money

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for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, INC. Guests received discou nts given by the store and were also entered into a drawling to win prizes every I 5 minutes. Donations were collected and pink breast cancer wristbands were sold to help raise money.

delta tau I oakland university The Delta Tau chapter participated in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk and the AIDS Walk both in Detroit. The chapter participated in a bottle drive for Pine Mountain Settlement School, sent various supplies to Pontiac Haven house ,spent an afternoon assisting a Soup Kitchen and sponsored a family for Christmas

New jersey gamma chi I william patterson university The Gamma Chi chapter kicked off the fall semester with a campus clean-up after movein day, held their sweetheart pageant "Anchorman" raising money for Pine Mountain Settlement School and participated in William Paterson University's Annual Breast Cancer Walk. New York delta phi I new york university The Delta Phi Chapter contributed to a can drive, where sisters donated cans in exchange for movie tickets, participated in Continuing the Heritage, a university-sponsored event which takes students to perform community service in various areas th roughout the city, and assisted workers in building houses for Habitat for Human ity. Oklahoma epsilon delta I rogers state university The Epsilon Delta chapter held a recruitment event, making cards and writing letters to troops in combat.The new members read to daycare children at the campus child development center. The chapter organized an all Greek philanthropy raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Joining with the new sorority and the fratern ity on campus, the chapter walked for a cure of the disease which afflicts many ch ildren and adults.

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Pennsylvania delta I indiana university of pennsylvania The Delta Chapter cleaned up a section on Route 422, and held a carwash (proceeds donated to Pine Mountain Settlement School) and hosted the Miss IUP scholarship pageant (proceeds donated to Pine Mountain, Habitat for Humanity, and United Way). The chapter attended the campus wide philanthropy event for Habitat for Humanity called " Rock the Grove" where all fraternities and sororities on campus rocked in rocking chairs for 24 hours. zeta llockhaven university of pennsylvania The Zeta Chapter took part in Relay for Life, a twenty- four hour walk in our student recreation center on campusheld to benefit the American Cancer Association.The chapter cleaned a local highway, took part in Big Man on Campus sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha for breast cancer awareness, and a Rock-A-Than event to raise money for Pine Mountain Settlement School and for the Hilton S.A.F:E. house. alpha omicron I clarion university of pennsylvania The Alpha Omicron chapter participated in the American Red Cross Blood drive, raised money for Pine Mountain Settlement School and Habitat for Humanity, attended Relay For Life and cleaned a portion of 1-80 for Adopt-a-Highway . alpha tau I edinboro university of pennsylvania The Alpha Tau chapter held a Bingo night to raise money for the Pine Mountain Settlement School and spent one weekend building a house for Habitat for Humanity. Community service is a big part of the chapter and they strive to reach the excellence which is expected from each member. alpha phi I west chester university of pennsylvania The Alpha Phi chapter helped clean up around campus the Sunday after Homecoming weekend and participated in Adopt a Block, where the chapter cleaned up different residential blocks around the university. The chapter attended a "Fall Festival", sponsored by the West Chester Borough, helped the children with the different crafts and held a car wash at a local car dealership. The chapter continued to help out in the community by cleaning a nearby nursing home , collecting food for the Salvation Army and sponsoring the chapter's annual Back to School Hoops event. beta delta I duquesne university Beta Delta's philanthropy, Miss Duquesne, grossed over $7,000 for Make-A-Wish Founda-

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tion and Habitat for Humanity. The chapter announced their new philanthropy, 'Smile Train,' which is for children with cleft pallets.

beta epsilon I shippensburg university of pennsylvania The Beta Epsilon chapter completed a Lincoln for Lincoln fundraiser, in which each sister sent out five letters to family and friends for an exchange of a penny for five dollars or more. The chapter created a team for Up Til' Dawn, a large fund raiser helping donate money to children in St. Jude's Hospital and also participated in aSK Run/Walk for St. Jude's Hospital.

gamma theta I pennsylvania state university, behrend campus During their District President visit, the Gamma Theta Chapter, along with the Sigma District President, Michelle Golob, volunteered at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk working registration, passing out t-shirts and directing walkers. Philanthropy events for the chapter include the JDRF walk, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-a-Highway, making "Goody Bags" for homeless women at the homeless shelte r, making get well cards for sick kids at the Shiner's Hospital for Children, and helping with a children and adult tea party.

gamma iota I york college of pennsylvania The Gamma Iota chapter's philanthropy events have been fun and educational. Some members finally discovered the proper way to use a hammer and nail to frame a window during Habitat for Humanity on West Jackson Street. Alpha Sigma Tau was proud to sport our letters and lead the leukemia and lymphoma " Light the Night Walk" around campus.

gamma lambda I kutztown university of pennsylvania The Gamma Lambda chapter organized a campus wide recycling initiat ive that will contribute to helping the environment, participated in a Juvenile Diabetes walk with the whole Greek Life community and held a bake sale to raise money for The Kyle Quinn Scholarship Fund, a Kutztown University student who died in an unprovoked and malicious attack early in the fall semester.

gamma pi I lycoming college The Gamma Pi chapter had an educational session about the disease Wegener's Granulomatosis and donated funds to help find a cure. The chapter has also participated in an Alzheimer's walk.and are also participating in Alex's Lemonade Stand for homecoming.

gamma omega I Iasaiie university The Gamma Omega chapter raised over $1 ,000 for a little girl with Leukemia, walked in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's cancer walk to support her family, donated money toward breast cancer awareness and sponsored their annual pancake breakfast benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

delta alpha I gannon university The Delta Alpha chapter participated in Gannon 's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE) Day and went to Emmaus kitchen and helped to clean various areas , such as the kitchen, windows and tables and chairs.

delta sigma I university of the sciences The Delta Sigma chapter strives for excellence and to uphold our values and id eals. The chapter, aiming to better our community by supporting each other and reaching out to others, were enthusiastic to participate in this year's Light the Night Walk in support of

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Rhode Island delta iota I johnson & wales university Delta Iota chapter has joined in to help Save The Bay as well as setting up Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research at their car washes and Greek wide events. The chapter recently held Illuminations, an event that was co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, for national hazing prevention week. At the event, small paper bags were sold for $1, placed a small tea light inside the bag, and placed around one of the main areas of our campus.AII the money that raised went to the Kelly Nester Scholarship in memory of Kelly Nester, a new member at Plymouth State, killed in a hazing incident.

Tennessee delta eta I belmont university The Delta Eta chapter raised more than any other organization for the Nashville Habitat for Humanity Youth United Build and participated in the building and dedication of a new home, over the summer. Many members returned to Nashville early to train as Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders. New members paticipated in the annual Couch Potato fundraiser with the new members of Alpha Tau Omega, raising money for Blood:Water Mission.

Virginia psi I james madison university The Psi chapter sponsored a guest speaker, sold t-shirts, and showed a movie on campus for AIDS Awareness Week.. The chapter sponsored their annual Band-Aid benefit concert where proceeds were donated to the Broward House in Florida. Other volunteer opportunities included a blood drive co-sponsored with another fraternity, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club with Delta Chi, and participating in highway cleanups, and Bingo nights at a local nursing home.

alpha lambda I radford university The Alpha Lambda chapter participated in their chatper's Swing-A-Thon raising money for Pine Mountain Settlement School.

West Virginia gamma mu I west virginia university institute of technology The Gamma Mu chapter attended Camp Horseshoe, a summer camp for children. They do not have an adequate amount of staff to do all the maintence that the camp requires, so the chapter made a weekend-long trip to help. Their activities included the demolition of an old shack, mowing the lawn, weed-eating, cooking, cleaning, and even some heavy lifting.

delta beta I fairmont state university The Delta Beta chapter held a yard sale. All members were there bright and early setting there items up. Any items that weren 't sold were taken to Goodwill and donated . They participated in a campus clean up at Fairmont State University. They cleaned up the parking garage and then picked up around campus and were all amazed of all the trash lying around . They were all happy to help to do thei r part to keep the campus clean.

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3:15pm-6:00pm General Session I 7:00pm-l O:OOpm Dinner & Speaker

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 I2:00pm-5:00pm ALT All American League Event (more info to follow) 5:00pm-5 :30pm Opening Session Practice (Collegiate Voting Delegates MUST be present) 5:30pm-6:00pm Chapter Voting Delegate Meeting (Collegiate Voting Delegates MUST be present) 6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner on Own 8:00pm- IO:OOpm Welcome & Orientation Thursday, June 26,2008 9:00am- I I:30am Opening Session I I:45am-12:45pm Memo rial Service I:00pm-3 :00pm Lunch on Own I:30pm-2:30pm Order of Omega In itiation

Friday, June 27, 2008 7:00am-8:30am National Foundation Breakfast (by invitation or ticket purchase only) 9:00am- I I:30am General Session II I I:30am-12:00pm Group Photo 12: 15pm-2:45pm Lunch & Speaker 3:00pm-6:00pm Collegiate,Aiumnae & Adviser Workshops 6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner on Own 8:00pm-ll :OOpm Sigma Soiree (more info to follow) Saturday, June 28, 2008 8:00am- I2:00pm General Session Ill I2:00pm-2:00pm Lunch on Own I2:00pm-2:00pm Emerald Chapter Event 2:30pm-6:00pm Closing Session 8:00pm- IO:OOpm Yellow Rose Banquet

• Registration Information: http://www.regonline.com/2008convention • Hotel sleeping rooms will be booked by the attendee and not by the National Organization. The monthly Countdown to Convention articles will have links to both the registration and hotel websites. • /\~ T All American League will be held on Wednesday from I 2:00pm-5:00pm for everyone who arrives early. The event will be a fund raiser for Pine Mountain and Habitat for Humanity. We will be looking for each chapter and alumnae member to get sponsorships for some wacky and fun athletic events. All ages and athletic skill levels are welcome! • Welcome & Orientation has been moved to 8:00pm on Wednesday so all attendees can participate. • There will NOT be ceremonial training or initiation offered during convention. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING WHITE ATTIRE! · Additional Collegiate Workshops are being offered during the three general sessions. All collegiate members except the voting delegate will have the option to choose to attend these workshops during the registration process. These workshops are being planned and executed by David Stallman, Delta Phi Assistant Chapter Adviser and Christina Covington, Director of Fraternity Programs. • Alumnae & Adviser Workshops will be offered on Friday specifically for these two key groups . • Emerald Chapter Event will be held during lunch on Saturday so any alumnae in the local area who are eligible to attend this event, can do so and register on the web. Emerald Chapter members from the area are encouraged to register to attend.

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