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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

Dear Sisters and Friends of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, It is time again for Alpha Sigma Taus from across the country to come together to celebrate our exceptional Sisterhood. On behalf of the National Council, Headquarters Staff, volunteer leaders, vendors, and friends of the Sorority, welcome to the 42nd National Convention of Alpha Sigma Tau in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Whether this is your first National Convention or you have attended many conventions, we will all have the same opportunity to create connections with new Sisters as well as reconnect with Sisters we have known for years. During this National Convention, you will have even more opportunities to enjoy the company of our Sisters and reflect on the lifelong friendships and support Sisterhood brings. These events include Thursday’s evening out to PNC Park and Saturday’s Pittsburgh Excursions. We’ll take pride in each other’s achievements during the Women’s Leadership Luncheon and enjoy each other’s fellowship during the famous Yellow Rose Banquet as well as other sessions. If you are a voting delegate, you will have the chance to help make leadership decisions that will impact our Sisterhood for not only the coming 2018-2020 biennium, but for many years to come. You will elect the national leadership for the next two years, vote on proposed revisions to our Sorority’s Bylaws and Standing

Rules, and participate in time-honored traditions like the officer installation service. The next four days of your life are going to be action-packed, so I hope you came ready to be inspired and celebrate who we are as members of Alpha Sigma Tau and the meaning of our Sisterhood. The Alpha Sigma Tau National Convention is a unique Sisterhood experience that fills me with enthusiasm and pride for our Sorority. I am sure this will be true for you too. My call to action of each of you is very simple, enjoy every moment and experience that the convention has to offer. Connect with your Sisters and I promise you will depart Pittsburgh with pride in yourself, your Sisters, and your Sorority and excited to return in 2020! Thank you for joining in this celebration of Sisterhood! Together we shall Define Excellence for future generations of Alpha Sigma Tau! In Sisterhood,

Tiffany K. Street, Delta Mu National President

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TABLE OF CONTENTS President’s Welcome 

2

Table of Contents 

3

Mission, Vision, Values 

4

Foundation Welcome 

5

Schedule At A Glance 

9

Thursday, June 21 

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13

General Session I Agenda 

Friday, June 22 

15

General Session II Agenda 

17

General Session III Agenda 

18

In Memoriam

19

Recommended Dining 

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Saturday, June 23 

23

Educational Sessions 

25

Pittsburgh Excursions 

31

Sunday, June 24 

33

Meet Our Speakers 

35

Special Thanks 

45

Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award 

46

Who’s Who 

49

Past Convention Locations 

51

Sorority Songs

53

Devotions

54

Chapter Directory

55

Participant Conduct Agreement

59

Standing Rules of The Convention

60

Personal Safety and Security

61

Hotel Map 

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MISSION, VISION, VALUES

Our Mission Invest in women by instilling the skills necessary to navigate life, and inspire members to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.

Our Vision Alpha Sigma Tau empowers women to excel in life.

Our Values INTELLECT

The pursuit and cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and culture.

EXCELLENCE

Always seek to perform at the highest level; have a disdain for mediocrity; create and take advantage of opportunities to excel.

GRACIOUSNESS

Embody kindness, generosity of spirit, charm, tact, courtesy, and authenticity in all we do.

RESPECT

The highest level of esteem for the worth of ourselves, sisters, Ritual, and community.

CONNECTIONS

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FOUNDATION WELCOME

Dear Sisters & Friends, On behalf of the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation Board of Directors, welcome to the Sorority’s 42nd National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Over the course of this weekend, you will truly enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Convention exemplifies the Sorority experience: life-long friendships, leadership and personal development, and a safe environment to grow and express ourselves. As part of this extraordinary celebration of Sisterhood, the Foundation is proud to host the 42nd National Convention Campaign. Visit us in City Center B throughout the weekend to: • Honor beloved Sisters and friends with a gift through the Yellow Rose Garden, a time-honored Convention tradition. • Browse and bid on an exciting collection of packages in the Silent Auction.

As you give and receive stickers and cards from the Yellow Rose Garden this week and witness the generosity of your Sisters participating in the 42nd National Convention Campaign, I hope you feel inspired. Your commitment to empowering women and growing the future for Alpha Sigma Tau through the Foundation is ensuring continued delivery of programs that have become benchmarks of the modern Sorority experience and providing scholarships to Sisters who are defining excellence in their educational pursuits. Thank you! Welcome again and thank you for attending, for your generosity in the days ahead, and for all you do for Alpha Sigma Tau.

In Sisterhood and Friendship,

• Join the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle by creating a monthly donation subscription of $5 or more. • Participate in the 1899 Society (exclusively for collegians!) with a donation of $18.99 or more and receive your 2018 purple anchor dangle and name badge ribbon.

Kris Haskin, Beta Pi President, Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation

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Silent Auction

Visit the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation in City Center B to view the exciting packages up for grabs in the 42nd National Convention Campaign Silent Auction including:

• 43rd National Convention VIP Package • Crown Pearl Badge • Career Workshop with Dr. Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda • Pittsburgh sports memorabilia • Anchor themed jewelry, home decor, and picnic accessories • Gift cards to popular retail stores • Swag bags with items from Alpha Sigma Tau’s Emerald Boutique • Kendra Scott Jewelry ...and so much more!

New this year:

Online bidding! Keep track of and bid on your favorite silent auction packages wherever you are throughout the Convention weekend at biddingforgood.com/astfoundation.

Gifting new and old friends with yellow roses throughout the Convention weekend is a time-honored tradition. Each yellow rose sticker is accompanied by an inspirational note card and envelope. Apply received yellow roses to your Convention name tag, and tuck your notes away to reflect on for years to come. Know a Sister that wishes she were here? Surprise her with a yellow rose and card next time you see her!

$5 Each

See a Foundation representative in City Center B to purchase your yellow rose applique stickers for $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting the 42nd National Convention Campaign through the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation.

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CONVENTION APP! Your one-stop-shop for everything Convention! • Personal schedules • Interactive maps • Timely updates • Communicate directly with other attendees • In-app game with fun prizes from Herff Jones and a free registration to the 43rd National Convention in 2020 • Access your social media in one place ...and more!

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Thursday, June 21 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open

City Center B

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Emerald Boutique Open

City Center A

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Registration Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Professional Headshots by Greek Yearbook

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dress for Success Info Table & Drive

Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

General Session I

Grand Ballroom

Depart for PNC Park at your leisure 7:05 p.m. Evening Out with Alpha Sigma Tau: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

PNC Park

Friday, June 22 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Jazzercise Express Class

Pittsburgh Room

8 a.m. - Noon

National Foundation Room Open

City Center B

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Emerald Boutique Open

City Center A

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Registration Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

General Session II

Grand Ballroom

Noon - 2 p.m.

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Marquis Ballroom

2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open

City Center B

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Memorial Service

Grand Ballroom

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

General Session III

Grand Ballroom

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Alumnae Reception Alumnae Members Only

Marquis C

Dinner on your own 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open

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City Center B


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Saturday, June 23 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Jazzercise Express Class

Pittsburgh Room

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Registration Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

Grand Ballroom

9 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Educational Sessions Grand Ballrooms 1 & 6 Marquis A-C 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dress for Success Pittsburgh Service Project By invitation only

Off-site

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open

City Center B

1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Educational Sessions

Marquis A-C

Times Vary

Pittsburgh Excursions

Off-site

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Group Photos by Greek Yearbook

Grand Ballroom Foyer

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Yellow Rose Banquet

Grand Ballroom

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Group Photos by Greek Yearbook

Grand Ballroom Foyer

7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Jazzercise Express Class

Pittsburgh Room

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Coffee with the Council

Grand Ballroom

10:15 a.m.

Nominations Committee Meeting

Grand Ballroom 1

Lunch on your own

Sunday, June 24

11 a.m. National Council Meeting Executive Boardroom

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open City Center B

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Emerald Boutique Open

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

City Center A

• Browse Silent Auction items and bid

Registration Open

• Join the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle with a monthly donation of $5 or more.

Professional Headshots Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dress for Success Info Table & Drive Grand Ballroom Foyer

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Processional Practice Grand Ballroom

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit the National Foundation throughout Convention to:

Herff Jones Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | City Center B

• Honor beloved Sisters and friends with a gift through the Yellow Rose Garden, a time-honored Convention tradition.

City Center A

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open

General Session I Grand Ballroom

At your leisure

Depart for PNC Park

7:05 p.m.

Evening Out with Alpha Sigma Tau PNC Park

• Join the 1899 Society, exclusively for collegians, and learn how to receive your 2018 purple anchor dangle and name badge ribbon.

Emerald Boutique Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | City Center A The Emerald Boutique is Alpha Sigma Tau’s official store and your one-stop-shop for AΣT merchandise! Visit their on-site store in City Center A today!

Herff Jones Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | City Center A Herff Jones is the official provider of Alpha Sigma Tau Badges, along with Sorority chapter guards, dangles, bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, and much more. Visit them in City Center A, just inside the Emerald Boutique!

Registration Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Grand Ballroom Foyer Check into the 42nd National Convention!

Professional Headshots 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom Foyer GreekYearbook will be providing free headshots to all Convention attendees. Stop by and get your free professional headshots!

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Dress for Success Info Table & Drive 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Grand Ballroom Foyer

F REE GO LD-PLATE D CO N VEN TIO N DANGLE

Stop by and learn about exciting volunteer and other service opportunities with our Women’s Wellness Initiative National Service Partner, Dress for Success. Dress for Success Pittsburgh will also be collecting donated personal care items and small accessories:

with the purchase of a chapter guard.

Business Appropriate Accessories & Jewelry:

(During Convention only)

• Purses and briefcases • Earrings, pins, necklaces, bracelets, watches • Belts & scarves • Umbrellas

Badges are available only through Headquarters.

Make-up & Toiletries

• Shampoo & Conditioner (full-size), Hairspray, gel, mousse, hair brushes, combs, hair bands, hair accessories • Cosmetics in all shades • Tampons & pads • Deodorant, soap, body wash • Razors, shaving cream • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss.

In-kind donation receipts will be available on site.

Processional Practice 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Grand Ballroom (processional and escorts only)

General Session I 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom | Badge Attire

Sorority business, including National Officer elections, is conducted during General Session I.

Depart for PNC Park at Your Leisure

EN JOY THIS WEEKEN D O F SISTERHOOD

After 4:30 p.m.

and stop by our booth for jewelry and accessories to celebrate your affinity to Alpha Sigma Tau!

Evening Out with Alpha Sigma Tau Game begins at 7:05 p.m. | PNC Park

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GENERAL SESSION I AGENDA General Session I I.

Opening Processional

II.

Call To Order

III.

Pledge of Allegiance

IV.

National Anthem

V.

Prayer for Sorority Meetings and Creed

VI.

Voting Device Instructions

VII.

Roll Call

VIII.

Introduction of Guests and Volunteers

IX.

President’s Welcome

X.

Credentials Committee Report

XI.

Convention Standing Rules Committee Report

XII.

Convention Program Book Committee Report

XIII.

Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau

XIV.

Nominations Committee Report

XV.

Candidates for National Council Speeches

XVI.

Election of National Council

XVII.

Foundation Announcements

XVIII.

General Announcements

XIX.

Recess

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Jazzercise Express Class Pittsburgh Room

8 a.m. - noon

National Foundation Room Open City Center B

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Emerald Boutique Open City Center A

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Herff Jones Open City Center A

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Registration Open

Jazzercise Express Class 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Pittsburgh Room Start your day with a quick exercise session led by certified Jazzercise instructor Shauna Jackson, Delta Alpha.

National Foundation Room Open 8 a.m. - noon | City Center B

Emerald Boutique Open 8 a.m. -7 p.m. | City Center A

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

General Session II Grand Ballroom

Noon - 2 p.m.

Women’s Leadership Luncheon Marquis Ballroom

2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open City Center B

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Memorial Service Grand Ballroom

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

General Session III

Herff Jones Open 8 a.m. -7 p.m. | City Center A

Registration Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.| Grand Ballroom Foyer

General Session II 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Grand Ballroom Sorority business continues in General Session II, including the Governing Documents Committee Report.

Grand Ballroom

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alumnae Reception

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Marquis C

Noon - 2 p.m. | Marquis Ballroom

National Foundation Room Open City Center B

Celebrate our Sisterhood by recognizing individual and chapter accomplishments. We’ll hear from Dress for Success Worldwide CEO Joi Gordon, who is excited to share her passion for empowering women. Joi will share remarks and connect with attendees during a Q&A.

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National Foundation Room Open 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | City Center B

Memorial Service 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Grand Ballroom During this session, we will be honoring Sisters who have passed away and entered the Eternal Chapter.

Prayers for a safe and exciting Convention! We are thankful to spend time with our Sisters.

General Session III 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom The last General Session of Convention includes the Installation of Elected Officers and the Retiring Officers Service.

Alumnae Reception Alumnae Members Only

Tau Love, Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter

6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. | Marquis C

Dinner On Your Own National Foundation Room Open 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | City Center B

Congratulations to the Alpha Lambda Chapter for another amazing year of Sisterhood! Thank you to Dr. J, Michele, and Kathy for being such incredible advisors!

Tau love and all of ours, Alpha Lambda Alumnae

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GENERAL SESSION II AGENDA General Session II I.

Call to Order

II.

Opening Devotion

III.

Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau

IV.

Announcements and Greetings

V.

Credentials Committee Report

VI.

President’s Welcome

VII.

Parliamentary Procedure Overview

VIII. Governing Documents Committee Report A. Convention Secretary Motion B. GDC Amendment 1 C. GDC Amendment 2 D. GDC Amendment 3 E. GDC Amendment 4 F. GDC Amendment 5 G. GDC Amendment 6 H. GDC Amendment 7 I. GDC Amendment 8 J. GDC Amendment 9 K. GDC Amendment 10 L. GDC Amendment 11 IX.

Recess

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GENERAL SESSION III AGENDA General Session III I.

Call to Order

II.

Devotion

III.

Announcements and Greetings

IV.

President’s Welcome

V.

Awards and Recognition

VI.

Credentials Committee Report

VII.

Nominations and Elections of the Nominations Committee

VIII.

New Business

IX.

Foundation Announcements

X.

Introduction of Special Guests

XI.

Installation of Elected Officers Service

XII.

Retiring Officers Service

XIII.

Courtesy Resolutions

XIV.

Adjourn

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IN MEMORIAM The National Memorial Service is to honor deceased members of Alpha Sigma Tau by recognizing them as members of the Eternal Chapter, an honorary alumnae chapter composed of all deceased initiated members of Alpha Sigma Tau. The following members, accompanied by their year of Initiation, were reported from May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2018. Alpha, Eastern Michigan University Ruth Baxter Larson, 1927 Ruth Baumann Lupetti, 1945 Lois Folsom, 1949 Ruth Schultz Wilson, 1951 Vivian Voorhorst Hoogland, 1951 Edith Berridge Long, 1953 Dorothy Tank Decker, 1959 Mary Schultz Draper, 1960 Lynne Hagan Schwocho, 1965 Kathleen Lundy Hollinger, 1967 Marybeth Schlee Roose, 1967 Barbara Trombly Holguin, 1969

Beta, Central Michigan University Lulu Mey Brewer, 1914 Grace Bonnell Merrill, 1940 Glenna Douglas Miller, 1943 Doris Walters Rowan, 1945 Geraldine Burkman Beery, 1945 Jean Chisholm Ryan, 1945 Marjorie Brieden, 1945 Maxine Merritt Profit, 1945 Marceline Sweeney-Keenan, 1949 Jewell Chaffee Brode, 1952 Barbara Heflin Cromwell, 1953 Marilyn Jones Kevern, 1953 Doris Walters Rowan* Gerry Collins Rice* Phyllis Wagner Visger*

Delta, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Margaret Stark King, 1938 Clara Byers Trimarchi, 1943 Irene Barchie Suddaby, 1944 Rosemary Nicholls, 1945 Nancy Ellsworth Davies, 1949 Texie Burgh Ketterer, 1951 Barbara Jancula Cisek, 1952 Lorie Wallace Barnes, 1970 Katherine L. Feather, 1971 Patricia Orchard, 1972 Cynthia Shevenaugh Hatcher, 1976 Jill Schafer Boarts, 1977 Kelly Genzel Tritsos, 1990 Erica Rusiewicz Hower, 1997

Zeta, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Alice Martin Skelly, 1921 Alma G. Miller, 1921 Edith F. Paul, 1921 Elsie Geesey Selders, 1921 Geraldine Lockhart Dauenhauer, 1921 Gertrude Harper Hegarty, 1921 Grace Brooks Ross, 1921 Jean Ingham Jones, 1921 Jeanette Patterson, 1921 Jessie Himes, 1921 Laura Dunklin, 1921 Madeline Fiedler Wagner, 1921 Margaret Carpenter Romelfanger, 1921 Margaret Farwell Brenneman, 1921 Margaret Marsh Wilson, 1921 Margaret Pfarr, 1921 Marguerite Donlin, 1921 Martha Dice Matchett, 1921 Mary Mowrer Keiser, 1921 May Green Mechtley, 1921

Zeta, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (cont’d)

Iota, Emporia State University

Teresa Youtz Arnold, 1921 Alice Kunes Nowland, 1922 Bernice Lord, 1922 Edythe Barefoot, 1922 Elizabeth Bowser Pierce, 1922 Florence Strayer Miller, 1922 Gwendolyn Gleiss Ridderhof, 1922 Helen Dittmar, 1922 Helen Parson Erdley, 1922 Jeanette Rhodes, 1922 Lydia Custer Davis, 1922 Mary Hile Tucker, 1922 Bernice Garber All ,1923 Edna Fitzsimmons Hammitt, 1923 Geraldine Tietbohl Russell, 1923 Helen Buffington Whitman, 1923 Isabel Mutzabaugh, 1923 Iva Livingston Messick, 1923 Lydia Elizabeth Gross, 1923 Madeline Weakland Braun, 1923 Margaret Bracken Whitehead, 1923 Margaret Larkin Gfrerer, 1923 Mary Geraldine Beas, 1923 Ruth Ward, 1923 Velma Ridge Osborne, 1923 Virginia Harnish Lynch, 1923 Anna M. Landis Hunsinger, 1924 Dorothy Rupert Schlosser, 1925 Edith Morrison Wright, 1925 Elizabeth Williams Nason, 1925 Elsie Hill Barner, 1925 Hettie Holman Molyneaux, 1925 Lenore Sharp Kintzing, 1925 Alice Hesser Sinclair, 1926 Anne Gingery Swartz, 1926 Ethel Hartsock Fuller, 1926 Helen Thornton Fowler, 1926 Josephine M. Paul, 1926 Margaret Mortimer White, 1926 Mary A. Nason Miller Shaw, 1926 Mary Dietrick Collier, 1926 Pearle Moore Hornberger, 1926 Priscilla Heath Witchey, 1926 Thelma Cullen Schaadt, 1926 Myra Evans Allen, 1932 Doris Yarrison Knerr, 1935 Helene Porter Smith, 1943 Caroline Diack Eisemann, 1945 Jane Kilroy Bement, 1951 Carolyn Bock Mayer, 1953 Barbara Chapman Breon, 1959 Ginny Logan Seay, 1962 Carrie Ehrhart Smeltzer, 2001

Myrel Yost Carr, 1935 Marilyn Cram Gentry, 1938 Geneva Linthicum Duggan, 1941 Mary Staton-Boyles, 1942 Marjorie Thissen, 1945 Joanne Harbaugh Prothe, 1948 Lois Carmichael Gritton, 1950 Connie Baber Manahan, 1951 Myra Lamont Sutton, 1951 Reinnette M. Howell, 1952 Charlotte Hall Schmidt, 1953 Carole Logan Louk, 1954 Amelia SanRomani Madole, 1957 Carol Miser Bruce, 1957 Donella Vosburgh Markham, 1958 Debbie Mayer Tomasevic, 1976 Vivian Webb Blaylock*

Eta, Kent State University Dona Johnson Athey, 1938

Theta, Wayne State University Rita Sauve Metyko, 1936 Johanne Russell Fulcher, 1940 Mary Purchase Brittenham, 1940 Norma Usrey Wonnacott, 1943 Jewel Mach Luckett, 1945 Mary Pitynski Carpenter, 1945 Barbara Stoke Leiter, 1948 Gloria Dickerson Heino, 1954 Ginni Green Mansfield, 1956

Lambda, Temple University Betty Cooling Sweigart, 1939 Doris Kaufmann Boes, 1941 Ruth Rauschenbarger Ammlung, 1942 Sara App Tupin, 1947 Betty Schultz Casselberry* Jane Liebmann Wick*

Nu, Colorado State University Laverne Babeon Siebuhr, 1949 Janet Yarbrough Nippes, 1951 Nancy Allis Jasnoch, 1957 Grace Prochnow, 1958 Margilee Campbell Sauer, 1963 Jo Ann Harper Taylor* Ruth Jacquez Knight-Carrell*

Omicron, Concord University Gula Halstead Ball, 1931 Virginia Marinelli Amici, 1931 Kathleen Romine, 1936 Lallah Collier Waite, 1936 Mary Barta Bagley, 1936 Sadie Fry Bunn, 1939 Ruth Shumate Martin, 1940 Helen Georgeff Zulick, 1941 Katherine Miller Browning, 1942 Doris Dunn Berta, 1944 Ruby Ball Bishop, 1946 Ruth Combs Cvizic, 1946 Mary Short Agardi, 1947 Nancy Hern Ryder, 1947 Frances Maupin Fentress, 1948 Mary Barbary Reid, 1948 Mary Beckett, 1951 Barbara Livesay, 1957 Nancy Ellen Elkins, 1963 Fran Nunnery Stump, 1966 Crystal Barath Jude, 2000

Pi, Harris Teachers College Martha Hutchison Siedler, 1930 Marilyn Kilburg Bischof, 1938 Jeanette Ulrich Koerner, 1941 Gwendolyn Powers Camp, 1942 Helen Marie Rounds, 1943 Ilsa Blankenmeister Simpson, 1943 Myra Schneider Iserman-Zorza, 1951 Melba Mosberger Oberle-Arri, 1957

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IN MEMORIAM Rho, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Phi, Southeastern Louisiana University

Psi, James Madison University

Dorothy Gentry McSwain, 1932 Mary Abbott Tolleson, 1932 Mary Burnam, 1932 Hildred Hughes Ables, 1934 Sarah Hughey Bounds, 1935 Martha Collins, 1936 Rudene Nixon Dooley-Barker, 1937 Geneva Buchanan Kretsinger, 1938 Dorothy McNutt Stortz, 1940 Mary Claude Park, 1941 Helen Akers Brown, 1942 Mary Kemp McPherson, 1943 Lois Choate Boatwright, 1946 Marianne K. Azzarello, 1948 Sue Wood Landtroop, 1948 Jeannine McBride Liddell, 1952 Carol Dollarhide Hill, 1967 Vlasta Baskin-Goad, 1968 Janie Bullard Ramsey, 1969 Cindy Spencer Briscoe, 1978 Marcia Jean Campbell, 1981 Paige Manion, 2017

Ann Trigg Smith, 1940 Billie Champagne Snider, 1940 Christina Peterson Davis, 1940 Doris Waller Tillery, 1940 Elizabeth Terral, 1940 Estelle Tiner Montegudo, 1940 Evelyn Hogatt Thorne, 1940 Gretchen Morrison Cockerham, 1940 Ivylle Primes Blomquist, 1940 Kay Elise Magee, 1940 Margaret Cutrer Kitchens, 1940 Marguerite Hutchinson Antonelli, 1940 Myrta Edmundson McNeill, 1940 Nelda Montgomery Burris, 1940 Nita Steed Jollissaint, 1940 Patsy Magee Kistner, 1940 Yvonne Jones Walker, 1940 Ermyne Shultz Jordan, 1941 Margie Ray Dick, 1941 Roslyn Mizell McLeod, 1941 Virginia Homeyer Burck, 1941 Lillie Abels Maurin, 1942 Mildred Wehrli McArthur, 1943 Doris Kohnke Pechon, 1944 Grace Benton, 1944 Hilda Pittman Duncan, 1944 Mary Aughey Gautier Starkey, 1944 Monte Milner, 1944 Nelda Tynes Brabham, 1944 Shirley Burns Vitter, 1944 Virginia Langston, 1944 Dorothy Ard Fogg, 1945 Aylene Wood Burris, 1946 Bobbye Knight Hutchinson, 1946 Bronis Magee Sylvest, 1946 Charley Isom Reichley, 1946 Diane Wagner Spitzkeit, 1946 Laverne Gibson Goodman, 1946 Louise Hollingsworth Mitchell, 1946 Lucille Williams Schneider, 1946 Mary Carruth Hutchinson, 1946 Betty Lea Banning, 1947 Mittie Saint Carruth, 1948 Johnnie Thurman Hernandez, 1949 Billie Sumrall Rebler, 1950 Dorothy Townsend Plaeger, 1950 Mildred Fisher Lewis, 1950 Ouida Milton Posey, 1950 Pauline Locascio Cali, 1950 Elaine Chris Antonatos, 1951 Adelaide Johnson Boettner, 1952 Carmelite Ragusa Tallo, 1952 Bonnie McInnis Peroyea, 1954 Lorelei Hoffman Nall, 1959 Betty Sue Edwards, 1961 Donna Poche Ruiz, 1977 Lynne Theobold Bernard, 1980 Vicki Blackwell, 1983 Betty Covington (Wilkins) Toler* Harriet Knight Ellzey* June Ellzey Simmons* Margarett Anderson Mullins* Mary Daniel Froeba Richard*

Nancy Harbaugh Gibson-Geiger, 1944 Jean Jessee Gilmer, 1945 Mary Ashby Locke, 1945 Virginia Britton Thompson, 1945 Charlotte Boice Dresser, 1947 Mary Wells Stone, 1947 Joyce Lumsden Geitz, 1948 Betty Jo Thompson Bowman, 1949 Frances Moseley Purdum, 1949 Anna Margaret Rhodes, 1952 Joan Harvey Sipe, 1954 Ellen Foster Perdue, 1955 Ruth Collie Shelton, 1958 Tae Graham, 1960 Catherine McKee Polychroni, 1967 Nancy McGinty Neely, 1972 Jill Costie, 1982 Megan Elizabeth Bozzard, 2008

Chi, Shepherd University

Alpha Gamma, Henderson State University

Sigma, SUNY Buffalo State Mary Matusik Dunkle, 1937 Dorothy Gass, 1942 Jean Watt Booth, 1944 Marjorie Riedel Tetreault, 1954

Zeta Tau, Longwood University Frances Faris Ball, 1935 Jane Lybrook Gladding, 1935 Kathryn Jones Atkins, 1935 Frances Thomas Bates, 1936 Betty Moore, 1937 Laura Morris Burrows, 1937 Frances Tillar, 1938 Jean M. Scorgie, 1938 Juanita Ritch, 1939 Ada Harris Bivins, 1940 Louise Andrews Adkins, 1941 Dorothy Gelston, 1943 Lucile V. Jones, 1943 Margie Culley Wygal, 1944 Jean Pritchett Williams, 1945 Peggy Moore Womble, 1945 Ann Pullen Moore, 1946 Beatrice Pairet Watson, 1946 Lelia Ferratt Leggett, 1947 Joan Cunningham Newman, 1948 Margaret Miller Mason, 1949 Lee Wingfield Pollard, 1950 Katherine Key Wood, 1957 Jeanine Roop Allen, 1959 Margaret Pitts, 1961 Mary Estes Goodwyn, 1965 Kathy Barcalow, 1976 Patty Jean Boyle, 1988 Katherine Miller Hendrick*

Upsilon, University of Central Arkansas Faye Jones DiMassimo, 1935 Mary Clark Malcolm, 1939 Eloise McCoy Archer, 1947 Kathleen Woosley Blakely, 1948 Clara Hopkins McKinney, 1951 Edna James Finch, 1956 Annette Merritt Fitzgerald, 1965

Patricia Wood Alger, 1942 Doris Marler Lipsic, 1943 Rosalie Goller Roe, 1943 Margaret Heflebower Cepelka Hench, 1944 Mary Chapman Russell, 1950 Ann Lindsay Schrader, 1956 Dixie Houser Lemon, 1967

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Omega, Minot State Teachers College Yvonne Romine Schultz, 1945 Dagny Trangsrud Sundby, 1946 Thelma Hill Valker, 1946 Elaine Mostod Jacobson, 1948 Katherine Sorum Erwin, 1950

Alpha Alpha, Ball State University Beth Hanna Bronnenberg, 1945 Dorothy Goul, 1945 Dorothy Haskett, 1945 Emmie Dudley Gustafson, 1945 Ernestyne Doversberger Cline, 1945 Lacie Amos Brankle, 1945 Lolita Thayer Guthrie, 1945 Lucile Cline Beckman, 1945 Marabelle Gorney Grove, 1945 Margaret Zigler Hess, 1945 Molly Fulton Dolan, 1945 Myra Baetel Blieden, 1945 Angae Smith Davis, 1946 Charlotte Conway Leakey, 1946 Jessie Waggoner Sanderson, 1946 Marjorie Tull Fisher, 1946 Claralu Blake, 1948 Mary Nicholson Lerner, 1948 Joyce Etchison McCarty, 1949 Betty Jo Dirks Phillips, 1950 Betty Whitworth, 1950 Joanna Findling Brumfiel, 1950 Millie Titus Garner, 1950 Lavonne Betz Zimmerman, 1952 Carolyn Powers, 1953 Joan Peeples Heaps, 1953 Janice Jones Bauserman, 1954 Nancy Mooney Downey, 1955 Phyllis Haehl Fleener, 1955 Joy Moody Scotten, 1957 Retha Lozier Hudson, 1962 Barbara Miller Stutsman, 1966

Alpha Beta, Marshall College Gay Gruber Brunton, 1953

Nancy Dawley Howard, 1951 Patricia Johnson McDonald, 1958 Linda Parkhill Woodard, 1960 Elaine Shoptaw, 1962


IN MEMORIAM Alpha Delta, Southwestern Missouri State College

Beta Mu, Salisbury University

Beth Hanna Bronnenberg, 1945 Dorothy Goul, 1945 Dorothy Haskett, 1945

Teresa M. Palumbo, 1989

Alpha Epsilon, Western Illinois University

Jacee Rae Bell, 2006

Beta Nu, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Ruth Peecher Keller, 1949 Donna Palmburg Evans, 1950 Elna Nordstrom Johnson, 1950 Janice Sohrbeck Frowein, 1951 Hazel Glass Lichty, 1953 Patricia Smith Loso, 1953 Carolyn Worley Baughman, 1955 Francine M. Berning, 1955 Susie Babington Danielson, 1973 Michelle Northcutt, 1986

Beta Xi, Michigan Technological University Jessica Zerbst, 1994 Danielle S. Jones, 2001

Beta Pi, Eastern Illinois University Christa Carbray Johnson, 1994 Kara Hilgenberg Kuhns, 1996 Jen Calder Davis, 2003

Beta Tau, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Alpha Theta, University of Detroit

Barbara J. Maccarron, 1975 Ellen Wilson Elliott, 1975 Roberta Lee Provencal, 1978 Susan A. Hoffman, 1978 Leslie Oms Barshevsky, 1994

Seta Margo Dilanian, 1968

Alpha Kappa, Marietta College Judith Faris Gastler, 1964 Nancy Pateman Anderson, 1964 Ellen M. Charske, 1966 Cindy Ann Machado, 1981

Beta Chi, Ferris State University Vanessa Sotirovski Kelliher, 1987 Wendy Schroeder Westrick, 1987 Candice Lynn Dunn, 2000

Alpha Lambda, Radford University Jackie Cockrell Farmer, 1953 Nona Bondurant Bowman, 1954 Barbara Hollar Gallant, 1956 Millie Brannan Choinski, 1959 Margaret Divers Ingram, 1960 Barbara Harmon Chappell, 1964 Jeanne Marie Knaus, 1990

Gamma Gamma, University of West Alabama

Alpha Mu, University of Arkansas at Monticello

Sheri Woods Evans, 1990

Stacy Sharp Thomas, 1991

Gamma Epsilon, SUNY Potsdam Gabrielle Gunerard, 1990

Kristie Cook Harrod, 1988

Alpha Nu, Central Missouri State University Ruth Burris Starkey, 1962 Jodi Ann Light, 1979

Gamma Zeta, Frostburg State University Gamma Iota, York College of Pennsylvania Jillian Foster, 2014

Gamma Pi, Lycoming College

Alpha Omicron, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Tracy Peterson Rice, 2001 Jocelyn Hendershot Edison, 2003

Jodi McDermott Chusko, 2000

Delta Beta, Fairmont State University

Alpha Pi, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Tese Stellick Caldarelli , 1989

Sandi Alvaro Dick, 2006 Sarah Elizabeth Stocker, 2011

Alpha Sigma, Northeastern Missouri State University

Delta Eta, Belmont University

Cheryl Selby Kielczewski, 1978

Alpha Tau, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Terri Darr Moor, 1986

Alpha Phi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Jennifer Collum, 1990

Beta Beta, Widener College

Suzy Knight Alesi, 1997 Jessica Hollis Van Soestberg, 2006

Delta Mu, Cumberland University Robyn Daniel Britton, 1998 Ali Rae Tipton, 2015

Delta Phi, New York University Sharde Niehoff Lamneck, 2005

Jayne Cotter Pile, 1974

Beta Epsilon, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Epsilon Iota, New York Institute of Technology Sarah Akhtar, 2013

Elan Baglini Morrison, 1987

Beta Eta, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Emma Florence Caserotti, 2016

Beta Theta, St. Mary’s University Annette Sanchez Marrone, 1981

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RECOMMENDED DINING There are plenty of food options near the hotel for Friday’s dinner on your own, or anytime you need a little snack! Some restaurants are within walking distance, but you may want to grab a cab or an Uber to get to others! All price estimates are based on the restaurant’s Yelp profile.

Au Bon Pain ($$) | Bakery 0.4 miles | 301 Grant St., Ste 4

Meat and Potatoes ($$$) | Gastropub 0.5 miles | 649 Penn Ave.

Bravo Franco Ristorante ($$) | Italian 0.7 miles | 613 Penn Ave.

Nakama ($$) | Japanese 1.3 miles | 1611 E Carson St.

Burgatory ($$) | Burgers 1.1 miles | 342 N Shore Dr.

Nicky’s Thai Kitchen ($$) | Thai 0.9 miles 903 Penn Ave.

Carlton Restaurant ($$$) | American 0.3 miles | 500 Grant St. (BNY Mellon Center)

Pamela’s Diner ($) | Diner 1.0 miles | 60 21st St

Chipotle Mexican Grill ($) | Mexican 0.5 miles | 211 Forbes Ave.

Pizza Milano ($$) | Pizza 0.2 miles | 1304 5th Ave.

City Works ($$) | American 0.6 miles | 2 PPG Place

“Condado is new, fresh, and so unique!”

Piccolo Forno ($$) | Italian 3.0 miles 3801 Butler St.

Condado Taco ($$) | Mexican 0.3 miles | 971 Liberty Ave.

Cassidy Cooper, Beta Delta

Pork and Beans ($$) | Sandwiches 0.6 miles | 136 6th St.

Deluca’s Diner ($) | American 0.9 miles | 2015 Penn Ave.

Primanti Bros. ($) | Sandwiches 0.8 miles | 2 S Market Square

Dunkin’ Donuts ($) | Coffee & Donuts 0.2miles | 601 Grant St.

Social House Seven ($$) | Asian Fusion 0.5 miles | 123 7th St.

Einstein Bros Bagels ($) | Bagels 0.2 miles | 436 Seventh Ave., Ste 4077

Stack’d Burgers ($$) | Burgers 1.9 miles | 3716 Forbes Ave.

Eleven ($$$) | American 0.4 miles | 1150 Smallman St.

Starbucks ($$) | Coffee & Tea Hotel Lobby

Emporio: A Meatball Joint ($$) | American 0.4 miles | 942 Penn Ave.

T.G.I. Friday’s | American 0.2 miles | 1027 Fifth Ave.

FatHeads ($$) | American 1.4 miles | 1805 E Carson St. Harris Grill ($$) | American 0.5 miles | 245 4th Ave. La Gourmandine Bakery ($) | Cafe 0.5 miles | 308 Forbes Ave

“You can get them as sliders, in paninis, on salads, with poutine, and so much more.” Leah Smith, Beta Delta

The Capital Grille ($$$$) | Steakhouse 0.5 miles | 301 5th Ave The Commoner ($$) | American 0.3 miles | 458 Strawberry Way The Cheesecake Factory ($$) | American 1.6 miles | 415 S 27th St.

“Nicky’s is the go-to Thai place for the downtown lunch and dinner crowd.” Anissa Gilbert, Beta Delta

“Best item on the menu? Lyonnaise Potatoes.” Shelby Cassesse, Beta Delta

“Cute BYOB Italian restaurant!” Ashley Phillips, Beta Delta

“The Yard specializes in grilled cheese and there’s a wide variety of delicious options!” Briana Simko, Beta Delta

Lidia’s Pittsburgh ($$) | Italian 0.9 miles | 1400 Smallman St.

The Yard ($$) | American 0.6 miles | 100 5th Ave.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks ($$$)| Seafood 0.6 miles | 301 5th Ave.

Waffles Incaffeinated ($$) | Breakfast & Brunch 1.4 miles | 2517 E Carson St.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Jazzercise Express Class Pittsburgh Room

7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Pittsburgh Room

Registration Open

Start your day with a quick exercise session led by certified Jazzercise instructor Shauna Jackson, Delta Alpha.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet Grand Ballroom

9 a.m. -11:50 a.m.

Educational Sessions Grand Ballrooms 1 & 6 Marquis A-C

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dress for Success Pittsburgh Service Project Off-site. Invitation Only.

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

National Foundation Room Open City Center B

1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Educational Sessions Marquis A-C

Times vary

Pittsburgh Excursions Off-site. Invitation only.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

President’s Donor Reception Invitation only.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Group Photos Grand Ballroom Foyer

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Yellow Rose Banquet Grand Ballroom

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Jazzercise Express Class

Group Photos Grand Ballroom Foyer

Registration Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.| Grand Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast Buffet 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.| Grand Ballroom

Educational Sessions 9 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.| Grand Ballrooms 1&6, Marquis A-C See page 25 for detailed Educational Sessions

Dress for Success Pittsburgh Service Project 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Off-site Help women in the Pittsburgh community achieve their personal goals and self-sufficiency by participating in the Dress for Success Pittsburgh Service Project. Participants will be sorting and prepping donations. *Space is limited. Attendance is by invitation only.

National Foundation Room Open 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | City Center B

Lunch On Your Own Educational Sessions 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Marquis A-C See page 25 for detailed Educational Sessions

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Pittsburgh Excursions Times vary | Off-site Get out of the hotel and spend some time enjoying Pittsburgh with your Sisters! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore parts of the Steel City they want to see and connect with members who share common interests in more relaxed, intimate settings. Participants will be able to select from the following pre-planned excursions or plan their own. Please note that some excursions vary in time and cost. Some excursions require transportation, admission, spending money, and other possible costs. Additional costs are the responsibility of the participant. See page 31 for more on the off-site Pittsburgh Excursions.

President’s Donor Reception

Support the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation with an easy automatic monthly donation subscription and be recognized as a member of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle. Having a consistent donation base each month helps the Foundation plan and operate more efficiently and helps us give you, our generous supporters, the best return on your investment. See a Foundation representative in City Center B to setup your monthly donation subscription of just $5 or more and become a member of the Friendship & Fidelity Monthly Giving Circle today.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Invitation Only

Group Photos 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Grand Ballroom Foyer GreekYearbook will be available before and after the Yellow Rose Banquet to take official portraits of members, chapters, or whoever you’d like a nice picture with! It’s free to all attendees, so be sure to stop by!

Yellow Rose Banquet 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Grand Ballroom During this long-standing and beloved Convention tradition, we will share in our Sisterhood together, recognize exceptional individual and chapter achievements, and participate in the Candlelighting Service.

Group Photos 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Grand Ballroom Foyer

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: (A)lways (S)miling (T)ogether: Cultivating a Strong Sisterhood Presenters: Tylar Benedetto, Epsilon Mu Mae Heavey, Epsilon Mu

Marquis C Sisterhood is a key component of the Alpha Sigma Tau experience, and perhaps what brought many attendees to the National Convention. This presentation will discuss ways in which the Epsilon Mu Chapter at SUNY University at Buffalo focused on Sisterhood to foster the growth of the chapter. The presenters will share challenges that inspired chapter leaders to focus on cultivating a strong Sisterhood, and the positive results and impacts from doing so. Participants will leave with tips to incorporate day-to-day Sisterhood bonding, as well as ideas more diverse Sisterhood events.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: Social Event Success Presenters: Kristin Agee, Beta Eta Andrea Mohr, Beta Eta Dawn DuPont, Phi Paige Modicut, Phi

Marquis B Join the Beta Eta and Phi chapters for the following 25-minute sessions: Rocking Your Risk Reduction Plan, Beta Eta Chapter Learn how to make your chapter’s events fun, safe, and successful. Participants will learn risk management tips and ideas for social events that the Beta Eta Chapter has implemented to ensure the safety of their members. Sisters, Socials, and Safety, Phi Chapter Have you ever had problems with socials? If so, we are here to help! Participants will learn how to plan events that are not only fun, but that are also safe and organized to reduce multiple risks.

Finding the Alpha Sigma Tau Volunteer Opportunity for You Presenters: Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta, Director of Development Justina Solties, Gamma Theta, Member Engagement Coordinator

Grand Ballroom 6 Interested in volunteering with Alpha Sigma Tau but not sure what role is right for you? Learn more about the formal and informal volunteer opportunities that exist for both the Sorority and Foundation in this informational session.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Say It Out Loud Presenters: Susan Caban, Director of Education, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania Nicole Campbell, Peer Engagement and Education Specialist, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania

Grand Ballroom 1 Say It Out Loud is a unique educational presentation, combining facts about mental health conditions, personal perspectives of what it’s like to live with them, and ways to provide/receive help. It changes attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions by showing the truth about them and equipping audience members with tools to support others. A Q&A with the presenters will follow the formal presentation.

Women’s Wellness Initiative Presenter: Jim Paponetti, Executive Director

Marquis A Is your collegiate chapter or alumnae association trying to figure out how to best partner with a local Dress for Success Affiliate? Join this session to learn some tips and tricks when partnering and to understand how different affiliates address their local needs. Attendees will walk away with tangible tactics for outreach and a better understanding how they can best support the Alpha Sigma Tau Women’s Wellness Initiative through service with Dress for Success.

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Should You Be an Alpha Sigma Tau Educational Consultant? #RoadWarrior Presenters: Brittany Booth, Assistant Director of Chapter Services Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma, Chapter Services Specialist Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi, Growth Specialist

Marquis A Educational Consultants are recent college graduates and members of Alpha Sigma Tau who provide support to new and established collegiate chapters. These women are genuine, adaptive, confident, relationship-focused, and effective communicators. Join us for this session to learn more about the Educational Consultant role, how to apply, and what it takes!

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: A FantASTic Recruitment: Tips for Successful Structured Recruitment Presenters: Isabella Catron, Upsilon Mattie Schanandore, Upsilon

Marquis C Come learn the inside secrets on what has helped the Upsilon Chapter achieve successful structured recruitment results year after year! Participants will learn how to build PNM relationships, hear how the MyVote tool has helped with organization and efficiency, and will leave with ideas on creating each recruitment round.

Say It Out Loud Presenters: Susan Caban, Director of Education, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania Nicole Campbell, Peer Engagement and Education Specialist, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania

Grand Ballroom 1 Say It Out Loud is a unique educational presentation, combining facts about mental health conditions, personal perspectives of what it’s like to live with them, and ways to provide/receive help. It changes attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions by showing the truth about them and equipping audience members with tools to support others. A Q&A with the presenters will follow the formal presentation.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: Illuminate Presenters: Gina Garcia, Epsilon Beta Sara Velasco, Epsilon Beta Ashley Accardo, Psi Jenna Rhone, Psi

Marquis B Join the Epsilon Beta and Psi chapters for the following 25-minute session: Illuminating the Path to Sisterhood, Epsilon Beta Chapter In this session, participants will hear how the Epsilon Beta Chapter implemented Illuminate for the first time and the strategies they used to help ensure program success. The presenters, who both serve as Class Facilitators, will share some of their favorite activities and discuss the positive changes they’ve experienced in their chapter since introducing the Illuminate program. Illuminating Illuminate, Psi Chapter Come learn how a chapter of more than 200 members successfully implemented the Illuminate program and about the positive impact the program has had on the chapter. Participants will learn about challenges the chapter faced in the process, tips for making implementation a success, and the impact Illuminate can have on your chapter!

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Sisterhood for All Ages: Managing Intergenerational Memberships Presenters: Nicole Ball, Sigma and Alumnae Activities Chairperson, Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Cassandra Pershyn, Sigma and President, Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Nicole Turnquist, Epsilon Alpha and President, Phoenix Valley of the Sun Alumnae Association

Grand Ballroom 6 Sisterhood is a lifetime commitment. Our alumnae groups offer us the opportunity to carry on this pledge and to connect with women of all ages. This program is meant to share our chapter experiences with an intergenerational membership. We will discuss fostering relationships, inclusive programming, recruitment, technology, and communication.

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: Not Anymore & Academic Success Presenters: Raya Hankin, Epsilon Sigma Stephanie Garcia, Epsilon Sigma Sami Osborn, Epsilon Rho

Marquis B Join the Epsilon Beta and Psi chapters for the following 25-minute session: Stand Up, Stand Together, Not Anymore, Epsilon Sigma Chapter Epsilon Sigma has been able to use Not Anymore as a tool to grow closer as Sisters and to connect with other members of the campus community. Not Anymore helped the chapter find a new way to discuss sexual violence and sexual assault on campus and in the community, which led to more empathetic members and a stronger Sisterhood. In this session, participants will acquire tips on how to successfully implement Not Anymore and connect the program to their chapter and campus community. Academics First! Improving Overall Chapter Academic Performance, Epsilon Rho Chapter Academic success is one of the most important values for the Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo, but the chapter GPA wasn’t always a positive reflection of that value. Presenters will discuss how their chapter went from having the lowest GPA among the campus’ sororities to being ranked number one in just one year. As a chapter that strives to constantly improve, do better, and work smarter, they worked to use new tools and techniques to increase their GPA. Participants will learn and be able to replicate the techniques used by the Epsilon Rho Chapter to promote academic success.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Staying Anchored as an Alumna Presenters: Nadia Maddens,Theta and President, Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter Members of the Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter Delegation

Grand Ballroom 6 The transition from collegian to alumna can bring some pleasant surprises. Our alumnae programs are a source of Sisterhood, friendship, and support. Reaching out to our collegiate chapters to encourage continued activities as alumnae is critical to encouraging lifetime participation. Find out what alumnae life is like and find ways to create partnerships between alumnae chapters/associations and collegiate chapters to share activities and form bonds with Sisters of all ages. From college to retirement, learn how to stay anchored and connected with Sisters wherever you are.

Should You Be an Alpha Sigma Tau Educational Consultant? #RoadWarrior Presenters: Brittany Booth, Assistant Director of Chapter Services Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma, Chapter Services Specialist Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi, Growth Specialist

Marquis A Educational Consultants are recent college graduates and members of Alpha Sigma Tau who provide support to new and established collegiate chapters. These women are genuine, adaptive, confident, relationship-focused, and effective communicators. Join us for this session to learn more about the Educational Consultant role, how to apply, and what it takes!

Say It Out Loud Presenters: Susan Caban, Director of Education, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania Nicole Campbell, Peer Engagement and Education Specialist, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania

Grand Ballroom 1 Say It Out Loud is a unique educational presentation, combining facts about mental health conditions, personal perspectives of what it’s like to live with them, and ways to provide/receive help. It changes attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions by showing the truth about them and equipping audience members with tools to support others. A Q&A with the presenters will follow the formal presentation.

Collegiate Chapter Spotlight: Be a S.T.A.R. at COR Presenter: Hannah Nale, Gamma Rho

Marquis C Don’t miss the opportunities that continuous open recruitment (COR) can bring to your chapter’s growth! The Gamma Rho Chapter will share the ins-and-outs of a successful COR period and educate participants on how to improve informal recruitment techniques, using their very own S.T.A.R. method.

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS Saturday, June 23

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Advisor Competency Project and Restructure Update Presenter: Angie Bong, Associate Executive Director of Member Services

Marquis A Join Alpha Sigma Tau’s Associate Executive Director of Member Services for an update on the Phase II Pilot Program and progress towards implementation of the revised Chapter Advisory Board restructure.

1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

#FriendshipGoals: Building Powerful Connections Between Women Presenters: Alex Kennedy, Chapter Services Coordinator Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi, Chapter Services Coordinator

Marquis C Have you ever said, “I really just get along better with guys” or, “women are just so catty?” Have you ever felt frustrated by the quality of your friendships with other women? Have you ever wanted guidance but didn’t know a woman to ask? Then this is the program for you! This program will explore common myths about and barriers to friendships between women, and will give you practical tools to help build healthy relationships with the women in your life. We will explore building friendships, navigating conflict, and mentorship.

1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Recruitment Ready! Presenters: Ashley Smith, Psi, Assistant Director of Growth and Extension Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon, Growth Specialist Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi, Growth Specialist

Marquis B This “open house” session will allow you to check out some awesome recruitment room setup ideas and learn how your chapter can acquire high-quality, branded recruitment inventory to help stand out during recruitment and PR events. Bring your 2018-2019 structured recruitment plans and ideas, and a Headquarters Staff growth expert will review with you and provide feedback. Come when you can and stay as long as you want!

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PITTSBURGH EXCURSIONS Saturday, June 23rd

Get out of the hotel and spend some time enjoying Pittsburgh with your Sisters! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore parts of the Steel City they want to see and connect with members who share common interests in more relaxed, intimate settings. Participants will be able to select from the following pre-planned excursions or plan their own. Please note that some Saturday excursions vary in time and cost. Some excursions require transportation, admission, spending money, and other possible costs. Additional costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 | 412-237-8300 Take a guided group tour of the Andy Warhol Museum. Andy Warhol, an American artist known for his pop art, was born in Pittsburgh. It is the most comprehensive single-artist museum in the world and the largest in North America.

Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour A food tasting adventure and historic walking tour in Pittsburgh. This tour connects people to communities through food. Exploring the vivid history and culinary delights of the Steel City is the focus.

Campus Walking Tours of Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)-Cathedral of Learning, Carnegie Mellon Looking for graduate schools, scoping out possible colleges for a daughter, or just interested in higher education communities, join this group as they make their way across some of the city’s most notable campuses.

Ducky Tour 125 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | 412-402-3825 Pittsburgh’s only land and water tour! Just Ducky Tours takes riders on Pittsburgh’s only fully-narrated one-hour land and water adventure! Each excursion begins in historic Station Square before waddling through town then splashing into the river for the ride of your life in an authentic WWII amphibious vehicle. Along the way, you’ll see the sights and sounds of this great city and its important role in history!

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PITTSBURGH EXCURSIONS Saturday, June 23rd

Kennywood 14800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122 | 412-461-0500 Can’t pass up a roller coaster? This excursion is for you! Kennywood is one of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in America. Make memories with your Sisters as you enjoy the thrilling roller coasters, fun shows, and other attractions!

Monongahela Incline near Station Square/Exploring Mount Washington Port Authority of Allegheny County 8 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 | 412-442-2000 Take a ride up the Monongahela Incline – often called the Mon Incline for short. It is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the United States. Then spend time exploring the beautiful sights of downtown Pittsburgh and beyond from the top of Mount Washington.

Phipps Conservatory 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 | 412-622-6914 Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. Experience industry-leading sustainable architecture and green practices, stunning seasonal flower shows, exclusively commissioned exhibits, renowned orchid and bonsai collections, and more. Opened in 1893, the historic landmark is just a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Schenley Park.

SouthSide Works Pittsburgh S 27th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 | 412-481-2810 Shopping, dining, and fun await you and your Sisters at one of Pittsburgh’s hottest retail areas.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 24 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Jazzercise Express Class Pittsburgh Room

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Coffee with the Council Grand Ballroom

10:15 a.m.

Nominations Committee Meeting Grand Ballroom 1

11 a.m.

National Council Meeting Executive Boardroom

Jazzercise Express Class 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Pittsburgh Room Start your day with a quick exercise session led by certified Jazzercise instructor Shauna Jackson, Delta Alpha.

Coffee with the Council 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.| Grand Ballroom Enjoy coffee and breakfast while meeting the 2018-2020 National Council before hitting the road home.

Nominations Committee Meeting 10:15 a.m. | Grand Ballroom 1

National Council Meeting 11 a.m. | Executive Boardroom

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The Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation is pleased to offer the 1899 Society, an exclusive giving society recognizing collegiate members donating $18.99 or more to the Foundation in a calendar year. Participants in the 1899 Society receive an exclusive colored anchor dangle (will be given at time of qualifying donation), an 1899 Society ribbon for your name badge, and year-round recognition on Alpha Sigma Tau’s national website. See a Foundation representative in City Center B to join today with your donation of $18.99 or more to the 42nd National Convention Campaign or through the purchase of 4 or more yellow rose stickers. Want to get more involved? Ask a Foundation representative about how you can become an 1899 Society Collegiate Ambassador for the 2018-2019 academic year. alphasigmatau.org/foundation/1899-society

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WOMEN IN STEM Valerie Patton George, Alpha Senior Chemist, Paul Mitchell

Colleen Cervantes, Beta Xi President, Chevron Lubricants + Other AёTs in STEM

+ Collegiate STEM accomplishments

Welcome to h!! Pittsburg Best wishes for a wonderful Convention! From your Sisters who write, design, and edit The Anchor

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Women’s Leadership Luncheon Speaker: Joi Gordon, CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide Joi joined Dress for Success in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide® in 2002. Under Joi’s leadership, Dress for Success Worldwide has expanded from a singular brick and mortar location in Manhattan to a global entity, spanning across 160 cities in 27 countries and serving over one million women by giving them the tools they need to achieve lifelong economic independence. Not only has she expanded the organization geographically, but programmatically as wellproviding our women with a plethora of programming at all points of their employment development cycle. The Dress for Success model now offers a full continuum of services suiting a woman essentially from the inside out and uniquely positioning our organization as a global leader in women’s employment issues. She has been profiled in Crain’s New York Business, Financial Times, Epoch Times and Black Enterprise, and was also named among Working Mother magazine’s “Most Powerful Moms in Non-profit,” as well as named one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business” by Network Journal Magazine.

About Dress for Success Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Alpha Sigma Tau is pleased to offer a member philanthropy and service opportunity with Dress for Success, a National Service Partner of the Sorority’s Women’s Wellness Initiative.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Ashley Accardo, Psi Ashley currently serves as the Chapter President of the Psi Chapter at James Madison University and has previously held a position as the Director of Public Relations. In her roles, Ashley has gained time management skills and a greater appreciation for her chapter and the Sisters who make it so special. This past fall, Ashley was a First-Year Orientation Guide for 29 first-year students during Orientation week - she loves seeing them all over campus! She was also a Rho Gamma for Formal Sorority Recruitment and is overjoyed whenever she sees potential new members making strides in the sorority community. Ashley is studying communications, with a focus in public relations. She loves spending time with her family and her sisters, sketching, and a fun series on Netflix.

Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon Jessa is a Growth Specialist on the Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters Team. She is from the Delta Upsilon Chapter at Saint Leo University. Jessa enjoys working with chapters to help create year-round recruitment plans and brainstorming new ideas to help improve chapter growth culture.

Kristin Agee, Beta Eta Kristin currently serves as Chapter President of the Beta Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). She previously held the position of Director of Structured Recruitment. Through her roles, she has become a leader in her chapter and has worked to improve the safety of their events. Kristin is also involved in Order of Omega and Pre-Physical Therapy Association on her campus. She is a junior in the exercise science program at SIUE and hopes to go to graduate school to study physical therapy after graduation. Kristin enjoys baking chocolate chip cookies and watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix while snuggled up with her puppy.

Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma Emily joined the Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters Staff following her graduation from Bridgewater State University in 2016. There, she joined the Epsilon Sigma Chapter and graduated with a degree in early childhood education, as well as English. She served as an Educational Consultant on staff for two years and recently transitioned into her new role as a Chapter Services Specialist.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Nicole Ball, Sigma Nicole was initiated into the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau in November 1998, where she served as Treasurer and Chapter President. After graduating in 2003, she worked as a customer service and inside sales rep at Motion Concepts, a manufacturer of power rehab wheelchair systems. She has since worked her way up to her current position as co-manager of her department. Also, right after graduation, Nicole joined the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, There, she served as Alumnae Historian, Ways & Means Chair, Membership Chair, and Alumnae Chapter President and currently serves as Alumnae Activities Chairperson. She has also served on Sigma’s Chapter Advisory Board. She got married in 2004 and is the proud mother of two little legacies to Alpha Sigma Tau. This is Nicole’s fifth National Convention

Tylar Benedetto, Epsilon Mu Tylar currently serves as Chapter President of the Epsilon Mu Chapter at SUNY University at Buffalo and has previously held the position of Vice President of Member Development. In her roles, Tylar has strived to implement new ideas and activities to create clear communications and foster chapter bonding. Tylar also works for her campus’ Undergraduate Student Association. Tylar will be a senior in the fall studying music theatre and hopes to pursue a career as a performer, and later, a choreographer. In her free time, Tylar enjoys dancing, singing along to musical soundtracks, reading Harry Potter and re-watching all of Parks and Recreation.

Angie Bong Angie serves as Associate Executive Director of Member Services for Alpha Sigma Tau, where she leads the Member Services team to provide services, support, and advancement in the areas of collegiate chapter services, membership growth, and volunteer services. Angie has a master’s degree in student development in postsecondary education from The University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Butler University. Prior to joining the Alpha Sigma Tau team, Angie worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in student services roles. Angie is a member of Alpha Phi International Fraternity. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time at the lake, attend sporting events and concerts, and spoil her nieces and nephews.

Brittany Booth Brittany currently serves as the Assistant Director of Chapter Services. She oversees the Educational Consultant program including hiring, training, and supervision. Brittany has a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in psychological science from Albion College. Brittany is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Susan Caban Susan is the Director of Education at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania. Susan earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education at Carlow University. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, teacher for NAMI’s Family-to-Family Signature Education Program, and a trainer for NAMI’s In Our Own Voice and Ending the Silence recovery outreach presentations. Susan collaborates with individuals in recovery – and incorporates her personal experience with mental health challenges – to create informative presentations for professionals, educators, and family members.

Nicole Campbell Nicole is the Peer Engagement and Education Specialist at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor of science degree in public health from Kent State University. This year, she will celebrate five years of sharing her story of living with mental health conditions as a NAMI In Our Own Voice and Ending The Silence presenter. Nicole’s work focuses on helping people who live with mental health conditions empower themselves, promoting recovery and resiliency principles, creating inclusive, culturally competent mental health programming, and working towards health equity.

Isabella Catron, Upsilon Isabella currently serves as the Vice President of Organization Development for the Upsilon Chapter at the University of Central Arkansas and has previously held positions as Co-Director of Structured Recruitment. In her roles, Isabella has had extensive event planning experience and has worked to help her chapter implement strategic risk reduction measures. Isabella is studying communication science and disorders, with a plan to get her doctorate in audiology. In her free time, Isabella enjoys teaching at a local dance studio, watching her dancers compete on the weekends, being a dogmom to Lucy Belle, and being a nanny for three girls.

Dawn DuPont, Phi Dawn is currently the Chapter President of the Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU). She has previously held the positions of Vice President of Finance and Director of Event Planning. These positions have given her the tools to conduct fun, safe, and budget-friendly events that incorporate many risk reduction measures. She is also involved in the Sports Management Association at SLU. Dawn is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in sports management, all while working two jobs. Dawn enjoys reading a good book, watching MasterChef Junior, and playing with her three dogs.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Gina Garcia, Epsilon Beta Gina Garcia currently serves as Vice President of Community Relations of the Epsilon Beta Chapter at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She has previously served as Director of Philanthropy and Sophomore Class Facilitator for Illuminate. In her roles, Gina has had the opportunity to organize multiple fundraisers and events to help the chapter’s local philanthropy, Yaqui Ranch, a no-kill animal shelter, and a successful clothing drive for Dress for Success. Pursuing her degree in rehabilitation, she hopes to become an occupational therapist. She enjoys spending her free time with her Sisters, community service, and going on trips with her family.

Stephanie Garcia, Epsilon Sigma Stephanie is the current Chapter President of the Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Bridgewater State University. Upon accepting her bid, she held the position of Illuminate Freshman Class Facilitator. Since then, she has served as the Vice President of Operations, Director of Ritual, and Vice President of Member Development. Stephanie is involved in many other campus groups and on-campus jobs including Program Council, Residence Hall Association, The Bridge Partnership, New Student and Family Programs, and The National Residence Hall Honorary. She is studying elementary education and English along with a dual special education licensure program with hopes of becoming an autism specialist. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, reading, and catching up on the newest television shows.

Raya Hankin, Epsilon Sigma Raya is the Vice President of Organization Development for the Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Bridgewater State University. She has previously held the position of Secretary as well as served on both the Philanthropy Committee and Recruitment Committee. With these positions, Raya has been able to help plan Sisterhood bonding activities as well as revamp the way risk reduction is viewed in her chapter. Raya is studying elementary education and English with a minor in special education with hopes of becoming a reading specialist. In her free time, Raya enjoys spending time outdoors, either hiking or at the beach, as well as volunteering at a local cat shelter every week.

Mae Heavey, Epsilon Mu Mae has served as Director of Philanthropy and Vice President of Member Development for the Epsilon Mu Chapter at SUNY University at Buffalo. In her involvement with Alpha Sigma Tau, Mae strives to cultivate sisterhood by planning fun extracurricular events for Sisters to attend. Mae will be a senior in the fall and is studying pharmaceutical sciences. Mae also works as a research assistant in the School of Pharmacy and plans to continue her research by pursuing a Ph.D. Outside of school, Mae enjoys skiing, yoga, dance, and spending time with family.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Shauna is a certified Jazzercise instructor and, every morning, will get your pulse racing for a jam-packed day of Convention fun! Shauna is also the Nominations Committee Chair. She was initiated as an Alpha Sigma Tau in March 1999. She has previously served the Sorority as the New Member Advisor and Chapter Advisor for the Alpha Tau Chapter, as a District President, and as a District Coordinator. Shauna was one of a group of Sisters who re-established the Erie Alumnae Chapter in 2010 and served as its President from 2014 to 2017. In addition to the Nominations Committee, she is also currently the Treasurer of the Erie Alumnae Chapter.

Alex Kennedy Alex serves Alpha Sigma Tau as a Chapter Services Coordinator. She is passionate about women’s friendship, education, and leadership. In her role, she has the chance to blend all of those together in her work with the Sorority’s four-year member development program, Illuminate. Alex is a proud member of Alpha Gamma Delta, joining the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Central Michigan University. Alex loves brunch, Parks & Recreation, and her cat.

Emily Hamsher Kindred, Beta Delta Emily serves Alpha Sigma Tau as Director of Development, where she supports the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation and is dedicated to helping her Sisters meet their philanthropic goals in a meaningful way. Emily is a proud alumna of Duquesne University, where she received a B.A. degree in corporate communication and public relations/advertising. Prior to joining Alpha Sigma Tau’s staff in 2015, she worked in a variety of development roles with health and human services organizations. Emily also served as an Educational Consultant for Alpha Sigma Tau in 2011. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time at home with her husband and two cats.

Nadia Maddens, Theta Nadia was initiated into the Theta Chapter at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1975. She is the current President of the Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter, where she has also served as Vice President and long-time Treasurer. She has also served as National Chaplain and Alumnae Editor of the Sorority’s membership magazine, The Anchor. Nadia has been the proud recipient of the Anchor Award and the Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award. She is married and the mother of four grown children with two grandchildren and another on the way.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Paige Modicut, Phi Paige serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Phi Chapter at Southeastern Louisiana University. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Housing for the semester she lived in the chapter house. She aspires to be a secondary education social studies teacher and spends most of her time studying or working at her on-campus job at the Recreation Center. For fun, Paige likes to shop, read, and spend time with her friends and family.

Andrea Mohr, Beta Eta Andrea currently serves as Vice President of Organization Development of the Beta Eta Chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has previously held positions as Director of Event Planning, Director of Music Education, and Chaplain. In her roles as Director of Event Planning and VPOD, she has worked diligently with chapter advisors and special committee members to ensure that all sponsored events are executed safely through the use of well-planned risk reduction strategies. Andrea is also the current President of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association, as well as a member of the Pi Sigma Chapter of Order of Omega on campus. She is a junior in the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology program and is also minoring in psychology. With this degree, Andrea hopes to become certified as a clinical speech pathologist. Outside of school, Andrea is a teacher at a local early childhood center. In her free time, she loves to unwind and relax by spending time outdoors, singing, dancing, or binge-watching one of her favorite Netflix series.

Hannah Nale, Gamma Rho Hannah currently serves as Chapter President of the Gamma Rho Chapter at Seton Hall University. She has previously held the positions of Vice President of Growth and Director of Collegiate Alumnae Engagement. Through Hannah’s experience, she has turned the position of Director of Collegiate Alumnae Engagement into a more utilized position within her chapter. She has also gained extensive leadership experience while becoming a skilled recruiter. Hannah is studying social work and hopes to pursue a career working with the special needs population. In her free time, Hannah enjoys swimming, participating in Greek activities, petting/playing with dogs, and watching Parks & Recreation on Netflix.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Sami Osborn, Epsilon Rho Sami currently serves as Vice President of Member Development of the Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo and has previously held the position of Director of Academic Success. In her roles, Sami has worked to improve the academic success of the Epsilon Rho Chapter and is very knowledgeable about the resources and tools this chapter utilizes for success. Sami is also involved in many other campus organizations including the Geneseo Biology Club, Geneseo Figure Skating, National Order of Omega, the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, and the Geneseo Red Cross Club. Additionally, Sami is a biochemistry tutor for the Geneseo Athletics Department and has served as an undergraduate laboratory instructor for freshman biology labs. Sami is working towards a bachelor of science in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry on a pre-medical track. After graduation, she will be continuing her education in medical school and is currently interested in surgery.

Stephanie Pearl, Epsilon Rho Stephanie currently serves as Chapter President of the Epsilon Rho Chapter at SUNY Geneseo and has previously held the position of Vice President of Organizational Development. In her roles, Stephanie has minimized risk at chapter functions and has helped improve recruitment, new member education, and fundraising for Epsilon Rho’s local philanthropy, Haven House. Stephanie is also the President of Gestures: Organization for Deaf Awareness (GODA) and is proficient in American Sign Language. Additionally, she volunteers weekly as a campus tour guide and is a member of Order of Omega, the Greek honor society. She is studying childhood/special education and has a concentration in theatre. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school and pursue a career in deaf education. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys re-watching episodes of Friends, eating ridiculous amounts of mac and cheese, and doing The New York Times daily crossword.

Cassandra Pershyn, Sigma Cassandra has been a member of Alpha Sigma Tau since 1998. As a Sigma collegian, she served as Director of Philanthropy, Historian, and Chapter President and was highly active in NPC. She has been part of the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter since 2008, serving as Alumnae Historian, Alumnae Chapter Vice President, and currently as Alumnae Chapter President. She has also served on Sigma’s Chapter Advisory Board. In 2009, Cassie earned her master’s degree in library science and has been working as a corporate librarian since. This is Cassie’s fourth National Convention.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi Sarah joined the Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters Staff in the summer of 2016 after graduating from Oglethorpe University. There, she joined the Delta Pi Chapter and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biopsychology. After serving on staff as a primarily growth-focused Educational Consultant for two years, she recently transitioned into the new role of Growth Specialist.

Jenna Rhone, Psi Jenna currently serves as the Vice President of Organization Development for the Psi Chapter at James Madison University (JMU) and has previously held a position as the Director of Academic Success. In her roles, Jenna has gained leadership experience as well as event planning skills. She has implemented strategic risk reduction measures in her chapter, overseeing Tau Honor Council as well as a Risk Reduction Committee. Outside of Alpha Sigma Tau, Jenna has given her time to Overcoming Barriers, Gus Bus, the JMU Orientation offices, and Madison Union Event Services. Jenna is studying interdisciplinary liberal studies with a minor in elementary education. She hopes to pursue a career as a kindergarten teacher.

Mattie Schanandore, Upsilon Mattie currently serves as the Chapter President of the Upsilon Chapter at the University of Central Arkansas. Mattie has previously served as Outfits Chair and Co-Director of Structured Recruitment. In these roles, Mattie has had event planning experience and worked to train the chapter to recruit quality PNMs. Mattie is also involved in several campus organizations including Order of Omega, Association of Future Alumni, and Pre-Pharmacy Club. Mattie is pursuing a degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. She hopes to attend pharmacy school upon graduation. In her free time, Mattie enjoys binge watching her favorite TV show One Tree Hill, attending concerts with friends, and spending time with her family.

Justina Solties, Gamma Theta Justina serves Alpha Sigma Tau as a Member Engagement Coordinator. Justina is passionate about helping members connect back to the organization in a way that’s meaningful to them through engagement and volunteerism. In her role, Justina works with alumnae, volunteers, and social media. Justina, who’s been on Headquarters Staff since 2011, is an alumna of the Gamma Theta Chapter at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake, and cheering on her favorite teams.

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MEET OUR SPEAKERS Ashley Smith, Psi Ashley is the Assistant Director of Growth and Extension at Alpha Sigma Tau. She graduated from James Madison University in 2012 and since then has been a part of the Alpha Sigma Tau Headquarters Team. Ashley loves recruitment because making new friends is fun and that’s the best way to recruit great new members!

Nicole Turnquist, Epsilon Alpha As one of the founding members of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, Nicole is very proud to serve as their Chapter Advisor starting in 2013. She has also been active in the Phoenix Valley of the Sun Alumnae Association since 2012, serving as Treasurer, Vice President, and now Association President. She is very happy to have the opportunity to help other women succeed in any way she can.

Sara Velasco, Epsilon Beta Sara Velasco currently serves as Chapter President of the Epsilon Beta Chapter at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She has previously served as Panhellenic Delegate, Tau Honor Council Delegate, Freshmen Class Facilitator for Illuminate, and Vice President of Organization Development. In her roles, she has had opportunities to bring improvements to the Panhellenic Council, plan Sisterhood retreats, and guide and impact her Chapter Sisters’ membership experiences. Pursuing her degree in psychology, with a minor in anthropology, she hopes to one day become a clinical psychologist and change the stigmas behind mental illness. She enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with her Sisters, and learning new languages.

Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi Kate serves Alpha Sigma Tau as a Chapter Services Coordinator. Kate is passionate about women’s empowerment, building authentic connections, and inspiring others to succeed. In her role, Kate works with client chapters as well as GreekLifeEdu and Not Anymore. Kate is an alumna of the Gamma Xi Chapter at Grand Valley State University. Kate loves her cat, Elton John, and working out.

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Esther Barrios, Phi Women’s Hospitality Items

Flowers for the Memorial Service

Sponsored Yellow Rose Banquet Tables Buffalo Alumnae Chapter

Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter

Christina Covington, Alpha Lambda

Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta

Detroit Metro Alumnae Chapter

Southeastern Louisiana Alumnae Chapter

Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta

Tidewater Area Alumnae Chapter

Bobbie Nichols, Alpha Gamma

Past National Presidents Flowers for Installation of Elected National Officers and Recognition of Retired Officers Service.

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MARY CHARLES ADAMS ASHBY CONVENTION TOP TAU AWARD The Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award – named after Past National President Mary Charles Adams Ashby, Chi – is presented to a collegian and an alumna at each National Convention. The first Collegiate Convention Top Tau Award was presented in 1970 to Joanne Genova, Alpha Pi, who was also the first recipient of the Alumnae Convention Top Tau Award, which was initially presented in 1974. Vote for the 42nd National Convention Top Tau within the Convention app on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Winners will be announced during the Yellow Rose Banquet on Saturday evening.

COLLEGIATE TOP TAU CRITERIA • • • • • • •

Candidate shows enthusiasm for the Sorority and pride in her membership. Candidate displays interest in acquiring knowledge about sorority life. Candidate displays a friendly, outgoing attitude toward society, especially her peers. Candidate presents an appearance and behavior which reflects the ideals of Alpha Sigma Tau. Candidate may be nominated by a collegian or an alumna member. Candidate must be nominated by a member who is not from the same chapter. Voting is by collegians only.

ALUMNAE TOP TAU CRITERIA • • • • • • •

Candidate shows enthusiasm for the Sorority and pride in her membership. Candidate presents an appearance and behavior which reflects the ideals of Alpha Sigma Tau. Candidate willingly contributes her time and energy to the success of this Convention. Candidate cannot be a member of the National Council. Candidate may be nominated by a collegian or an alumna member. Candidate must be nominated by a member who is not from the same chapter. Voting is by alumnae only.

Use the official Convention app to submit your nomination and vote for the Mary Charles Adams Ashby Convention Top Tau Award. Nominations are due by 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Voting must be completed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Paper nomination forms and ballots are also available at Registration.

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WHO’S WHO NATIONAL COUNCIL

VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL

National President Tiffany Street, Delta Mu tstreet@alphasigmatau.org

Master Facilitators Melissa Hatfield Atkinson, Gamma Mu Chelsea Belote, Beta Jen Cohen, Gamma Rho Jenn Craig, Zeta Tau Steven Crudele Maureen Filmore Lisa-Marie Fredericks, Beta Xi Jordan Frederking, Upsilon Jenny Greyerbiehl Brieanna Hodskins Zachary Littrell Aly McKenna, Delta Upsilon Katie Perschbacher, Gamma Xi Will Takewell Nicole Tunage, Beta Rho Mary Woodbury, Epsilon Sigma Brittani Wyskocil

National Vice President Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho ebukva@alphasigmatau.org National Vice President Jenni Kemmery, Delta jkemmery@alphasigmatau.org National Vice President Katherine Onyshko, Delta Phi konyshko@alphasigmatau.org National Vice President (Collegian) Kristin Palmsiano, Delta Delta kpalmsiano@alphasigmatau.org National Vice President Emma Bunnell Rice, Phi erice@alphasigmatau.org

NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE DELEGATION NPC Delegate Jamie Jones Miller, Psi jmiller@alphasigmatau.org

Editor, The Anchor Kate Sweeney, Gamma Theta Associate Editor, The Anchor Tara Walker Gross, Zeta Tau Alumnae Editor, The Anchor Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta

NPC 1st Alternate Delegate Elizabeth Knaus McOsker, Alpha Lambda bmcosker@alphasigmatau.org NPC 2nd Alternate Delegate Carol Zorger Mooney, Alpha Lambda cmooney@alphasigmatau.org NPC 3rd Alternate Delegate Joanne Rupprecht Walter, Psi jwalter@alphasigmatau.org

PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENTS 1984-1986 Gail Shockley Fowler, Alpha Lambda 1986-1992 Patricia Nayle, Phi 1996-2002 Martha Drouyor DeCamp, Alpha 2002-2008 Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta 2008-2014 Christina Duggan Covington, Alpha Lambda

Collegiate Editors, The Anchor Shanee Frazier, Gamma Rho Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon Kelli Purcell O’Brien, Delta Eta Designers Melissa Abriola, Alpha Tau Elizabeth Dawson, Phi Staff Writers Joanna Barrett, Epsilon Epsilon Darcy Coulter, Epsilon Xi Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu Olivia DeFilippo, Psi Tori Dixon, Epsilon Gamma Shanee Frazier, Gamma Rho Cassie Helmer, Alpha Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon Ashley Hoogstraten, Beta Pi Lauren Irby, Zeta Tau Beverly Singel Molnar, Delta Samantha Rill, Delta Delta Elizabeth Schilling, Delta Upsilon Elizabeth Miller Villegas, Delta Rho Lauren Crawford Welch, Delta Psi

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WHO’S WHO PANHELLENIC SPECIALISTS

HEADQUARTERS STAFF

HEADQUARTERS STAFF (cont’d)

Panhellenic Specialist Megan MacFeat, Beta Mu mmacfeat@alphasigmatau.org

Executive Director Jim Paponetti jpaponetti@alphasigmatau.org

Growth Specialist Sarah Pinkerton, Delta Pi spinkerton@alphasigmatau.org

Panhellenic Specialist Erica Richards, Beta Mu erichards@alphasigmatau.org

Associate Executive Director of Member Services Angie Bong abong@alphasigmatau.org

Member Engagement Coordinator Justina Solties, Gamma Theta jsolties@alphasigmatau.org

NATIONAL FOUNDATION BOARD foundationinfo@alphasigmatau.org President Kristin Haskin, Beta Pi Vice President Jamie Jones Miller, Psi Secretary/Treasurer Rita Bertolino, Phi

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE nominations@alphasigmatau.org Chair Shauna Heinsler Jackson, Delta Alpha Members Shae McLin, Phi Rachel Roller, Delta Pi Pam Steele, Psi Dr. Kristin Walker, Alpha Lambda Alumna Alternate Vacant Collegian Alternate Taylor Hogg, Zeta Tau

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE Chair Kristina Moron Eaton, Gamma Delta GovDocs@alphasigmatau.org Members Ashley Hoogstraten, Beta Pi Tara Shaffer, Gamma Pi Ashley Harris, Zeta Tau Amanda Gelbart, Delta Phi Katherine Onyshko, Delta Phi

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair Patricia Nayle, Phi pnayle@hal-pc.org Members Amy Brooks, Alpha Xi Erika McManus Bukva, Delta Rho Tracy Bond Ciabattoni, Zeta Carol Cooper, Zeta Tau Emily Ashby McIntire, Alpha Lambda Patricia Klausing Simmons, Delta

Director of Meetings and Events Rachel Bourgeois Green, Phi rgreen@alphasigmatau.org Director of Development Emily Kindred, Beta Delta ekindred@alphasigmatau.org Director of Operations Holly Morris hmorris@alphasigmatau.org Director of Finance Pam Myhre, Gamma Theta pmyhre@alphasigmatau.org Director of Marketing and Communications Ben Nemenoff bnemenoff@alphasigmatau.org Assistant Director of Chapter Services Brittany Booth bbooth@alphasigmatau.org Assistant Director of Growth and Extension Ashley Smith, Psi aksmith@alphasigmatau.org Growth Specialist Jessa Albert, Delta Upsilon jalbert@alphasigmatau.org Chapter Services Specialist Emily Boockoff, Epsilon Sigma eboockoff@alphasigmatau.org Member Engagement Coordinator Kirsten Heck, Gamma Pi kheck@alphasigmatau.org Chapter Services Coordinator Alex Kennedy akennedy@alphasigmatau.org Communications Specialist Michelle Zewe Markley, Alpha Tau mmarkley@alphasigmatau.org

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Accounting Assistant Michele Upright mupright@alphasigmatau.org Chapter Services Coordinator Kate Wehby, Gamma Xi kwehby@alphasigmatau.org Administrative Assistant Jessi Zabriskie admin@alphasigmatau.org Educational Consultant Jamie Bider, Delta Upsilon jbider@alphasigmatau.org Educational Consultant Marlene Camacho, Delta Upsilon mcamacho@alphasigmatau.org Educational Consultant Jess Harper, Delta Mu jharper@alphasigmatau.org


PAST CONVENTION LOCATIONS 1. Detroit, Michigan, 1925

22. Natural Bridge, Virginia, 1978

2. Detroit, Michigan, 1927

23. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1980

3. Buffalo, New York, 1929

24. Nashville, Tennessee, 1982

4. Denver, Colorado, 1931

25. Washington, D.C., 1984

5. Cleveland, Ohio, 1934

26. St. Louis, Missouri, 1986

6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1936

27. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988

7. St. Louis, Missouri, 1939

28. Richmond, Virginia, 1990

8. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1946

29. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1992

9. Detroit, Michigan, 1949

30. Buffalo, New York, 1994

10. Chicago, Illinois, 1952

31. Phoenix, Arizona, 1996

11. Roanoke, Virginia, 1955

32. Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998

12. Buffalo, New York, 1958

33. Birmingham, Alabama, 2000

13. Washington, D.C., 1960

34. St. Louis, Missouri, 2002

14. St. Louis, Missouri, 1962

35. Savannah, Georgia, 2004

15. Detroit, Michigan, 1964

36. Orlando, Florida, 2006

16. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1966

37. Chantilly, Virginia, 2008

17. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1968

38. Birmingham, Alabama, 2010

18. Toronto, Canada, 1970

39. Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012

19. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1972

40. Atlanta, Georgia, 2014

20. Detroit, Michigan, 1974

41. Jacksonville, Florida, 2016

21. Birmingham, Alabama, 1976

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SORORITY SONGS Fraternity Hymn

Ribbons of Alpha Sigma Tau

Words by Edna McElver Lefler, Alpha

Words and music by Sarah Pollock Perrine, Alpha

Life’s gray shadows may creep o’er us, Sad our hearts and old, But with thee our fond tho’t lingers, Emerald and gold! Dear old Alpha Sigma Tau, Glory be to thee, May we ever live to honor Thy dear memory.

You (we) are wearing the ribbons emerald and gold Colors of Alpha Sigma Tau You will love them forever emerald and gold Bright and shining ever true

Tho’ our lot be high or lowly, Be it weal or woe, Bound by ties that naught can sever, We will onward go! Dear old Alpha Sigma Tau, Tho’ we’re far from thee, Still our hearts beat warm and true to Thy dear memory.

Grace Before Meals Lyrics by Doris Coates, Zeta Tau Music by Sarah Pollock Perrine, Alpha

Dear Lord, of all mankind, Bless to us this humble food. Grant that each Alpha Sigma Tau, May in thy rich graces grow.

As the days go by You (we) will always be Proud to wear the colors for the world to see You (we) are wearing the ribbons emerald and gold, colors of an Alpha Sigma Tau.

Ourselves Words and Music by Ruth E. Conn, Zeta

We have our gold and em’rald colors and our shield for sheer success. Our jewel is the pearl, With its bond of friendliness The yellow rose it is our flower. We shall never fall. We shall always honor our dear old Alpha Sigma Tau.

In The Candlelight Words and Music by Virginia Rowley Cooper, Alpha

Blest Be The Ties That Bind Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in worldwide love; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above.

In the candle glow we all stand together, In a ring of golden light And our hearts are full as we pledge again The vow we all renew. Tho’ the years go by in our memories But one flame will burn ever bright. It’s the friendship born in the candlelight As we sing of Alpha Sigma Tau.

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DEVOTIONS THE SORORITY CREED As a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, I believe in the permanence and loveliness of its ideals. I believe in the values of friendship and fidelity to purpose. I believe in the fulfillment of self and will strive to contribute my share to the progress of mankind. I believe in cultivating beauty of spirit and graciousness of living in all my contacts with others. I believe that faithfulness to these ideals will help me to live joyously and valiantly.

PRAYER FOR SORORITY MEETINGS Our Heavenly Father, we thank thee for the privilege of meeting here as a group of sisters. We are grateful for all our temporal blessings but especially do we thank thee for friends and for these sisters who are more than friends. May the lives of all with whom we come in contact be a little happier and richer because of us. Help us to grow in grace and worthiness in thy sight. Let our hearts be freed from all malice and pettiness and filled with loving kindness. Grant that we may have a spirit of loyal friendship within our group and give us the strength to practice the ideals of Alpha Sigma Tau in our daily lives. Amen.

I PETER III, 8-11

GRACE AT MEALTIME Heavenly Father, we humbly bow our heads in thankfulness for all our blessings. We are grateful for this food and the privilege of meeting together. We pray that Alpha Sigma Tau may always be worthy of Thy continual abundant love. Amen.

Let us all be like-minded, compassionate, loving as sisters, tender-hearted, humble-minded; not rendering evil for evil, but contrariwise blessing. For he that would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

FOOT-PATH TO PEACE To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars – to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them – to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice – to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts – to covet nothing that is your neighbor’s except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners – to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and everyday of Christ; and to spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit, in God’s out-of-doors – these are little guideposts on the foot-path to peace.

PHILIPPIANS IV, 8 Whatsoever things are true; Whatsoever things are honest; Whatsoever things are just; Whatsoever things are pure; Whatsoever things are lovely; Whatsoever things are of good report; If there be any virtue and if there be any praise; Think on these things.

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CHAPTER DIRECTORY Chapter

University/College

Location

Founded

Alpha

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

1899

Beta

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, MI

1905

Gamma*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

1909

Delta

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

1916

Epsilon (Lambda)*

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

1919

Zeta

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven, PA

1921

Eta*

Kent State University

Kent, OH

1927

Theta*

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

1923

Iota*

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

1923

Kappa*

Miami University

Oxford, OH

1924

Nu*

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

1928

Xi*

Western State Teachers College

Gunnison, CO

1929

Omicron

Concord University

Athens, WV

1930

Pi*

Harris-Stowe State University

St. Louis, MO

1930

Rho

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Durant, OK

1932

Sigma

SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

1925

Zeta Tau

Longwood University

Farmville, VA

1935

Upsilon

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

1935

Phi

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA

1940

Chi

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

1940

Psi

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

1944

Omega*

Minot State University

Minot, ND

1945

Alpha Alpha*

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

1945

Alpha Beta*

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

1946

Alpha Gamma

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

1946

Alpha Delta*

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

1948

Alpha Epsilon

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

1948

Alpha Zeta*

Queens College, City of New York

Flushing, NY

1958

Alpha Eta*

Alma College

Alma, MI

1959

Alpha Theta*

University of Detroit - Mercy

Detroit, MI

1959

Alpha Iota*

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

1960

Alpha Kappa*

Marietta College

Marietta, OH

1961

Alpha Lambda

Radford University

Radford, VA

1953

Alpha Mu*

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, AR

1962

Alpha Nu*

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

1962

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CHAPTER DIRECTORY Chapter

University/College

Location

Founded

Alpha Xi

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, PA

1965

Alpha Omicron*

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

1966

Alpha Pi

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA

1966

Alpha Rho*

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

1968

Alpha Sigma*

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

1968

Alpha Tau

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, PA

1969

Alpha Upsilon*

Bryant University

Providence, RI

1969

Alpha Phi

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

1969

Alpha Chi*

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

1969

Alpha Psi

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

1969

Alpha Omega*

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

1960

Beta Alpha*

Salem College

Salem, WV

1969

Beta Beta*

Widener University

Chester, PA

1970

Beta Delta

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

1971

Beta Epsilon

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA

1971

Beta Zeta*

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

1970

Beta Eta

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

1972

Beta Theta

St. Mary’s University

San Antonio, TX

1976

Beta Iota

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, PA

1976

Beta Kappa*

American International College

Springfield, MA

1977

Beta Lambda*

University of Texas - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

1979

Beta Mu

Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

1978

Beta Nu

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA

1979

Beta Xi

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

1980

Beta Omicron*

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, WI

1980

Beta Pi

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

1982

Beta Rho

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

1983

Beta Sigma*

Northeast Oklahoma State University

Tahlequah, OK

1982

Beta Tau

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

1975

Beta Upsilon

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

1983

Beta Phi

California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA

1983

Beta Chi Ferris State College Big Rapids, MI 1985 Beta Psi*

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

1984

Beta Omega

Monmouth University

W Long Branch, NJ

1986

Gamma Alpha*

University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, OH

1985

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CHAPTER DIRECTORY Chapter

University/College

Location

Founded

Gamma Beta*

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

1987

Gamma Gamma

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

1987

Gamma Delta

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Dartmouth, MA

1987

Gamma Epsilon SUNY Potsdam Potsdam, NY 1988 Gamma Zeta

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD

1988

Gamma Eta*

Northwood University

Cedar Hill, TX

1990

Gamma Theta

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Erie, PA

1989

Gamma Iota*

York College of Pennsylvania

York, PA

1990

Gamma Kappa*

Averett College

Danville, VA

1990

Gamma Lambda

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, PA

1990

Gamma Mu

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Montgomery, WV

1990

Gamma Nu*

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, PA

1991

Gamma Xi

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

1991

Gamma Omicron*

Cameron University

Lawton, OK

1991

Gamma Pi

Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

1991

Gamma Rho

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

1992

Gamma Sigma*

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

1992

Gamma Tau

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

1992

Gamma Upsilon

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

1992

Gamma Phi*

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

2001

Gamma Chi*

William Paterson University

Wayne, NJ

1990

Gamma Psi

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

1992

Gamma Omega

La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

1993

Delta Alpha

Gannon University

Erie, PA

1993

Delta Beta

Fairmont State College

Fairmont, WV

1993

Delta Gamma*

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, NC

1994

Delta Delta

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

1995

Delta Epsilon

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

1994

Delta Zeta

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, PA 1995

Delta Eta

Belmont University

Nashville, TN

1997

Delta Theta

Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

1997

Delta Iota

Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

1997

Delta Kappa*

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

1997

Delta Lambda*

Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI

1998

Delta Mu

Cumberland University

Lebanon, TN

1998

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CHAPTER DIRECTORY Chapter

University/College

Location

Founded

Delta Nu

Beloit College

Beloit, WI

1999

Delta Xi*

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

1998

Delta Omicron*

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, NC

1999

Delta Pi

Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

2000

Delta Rho

Chowan University

Murfreesboro, NC

2000

Delta Sigma

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA

2000

Delta Tau

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

2001

Delta Upsilon

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

2002

Delta Phi

New York University

New York, NY

2004

Delta Chi*

Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

2005

Delta Psi

Denver Campus of Johnson & Wales University

Denver, CO

2005

Delta Omega

Penn State Altoona

Altoona, PA

2006

Epsilon Alpha

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Prescott, AZ

2004

Epsilon Beta

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg, TX

2005

Epsilon Gamma

Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah

Savannah, GA

2005

Epsilon Delta

Rogers State University

Claremore, OK

2005

Epsilon Epsilon

North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University North Miami, FL

2007

Epsilon Zeta

University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Wise, VA

2007

Epsilon Eta

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

2009

Epsilon Theta

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ

2008

Epsilon Iota

New York Institute of Technology

New York, NY

2009

Epsilon Kappa

Trine University

Angola, IN

2009

Epsilon Lambda

Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, IN

2011

Epsilon Mu

SUNY University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

2011

Epsilon Nu

McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

2012

Epsilon Xi

Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

2012

Epsilon Omicron

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN

2013

Epsilon Pi

Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

2013

Epsilon Rho SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY 2013 Epsilon Sigma

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

2014

Epsilon Tau

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

2015

Epsilon Upsilon

Dalton State College

Dalton, GA

2016

Epsilon Phi

Winona State University

Winona, MN

2016

Epsilon Chi

University of Minnesota Duluth

Duluth, MN

2017

Epsilon Psi

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

2017

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PARTICIPANT CONDUCT AGREEMENT For National Events

National and regional events are any Alpha Sigma Tau sponsored event for members of Alpha Sigma Tau, collegiate or alumnae. These events are generally, but not limited to, National Convention or Officer Academy.

Substance Free Expectation Alpha Sigma Tau national and regional events are alcohol-free and drug-free educational programs and environments. No participant may bring or consume/use alcohol illegally or bring or consume/use illegal drugs during these events. There are NO exceptions. Violation of this policy results in expulsion from the event at one’s own expense and likely membership probation.

Refunds Refunds will not be granted for national or regional events. This includes cancellations before the event occurs, illness, and travel. I understand that:

1.

I will uphold the ideals and standards of the Sorority.

2.

I will participate in all national event activities of which I am physically able.

3.

As a hotel guest, I will adhere to hotel regulations and Sorority policies.

4.

I will not possess, purchase, or consume illegal drugs while visiting the hotel.

5.

I will notify Headquarters Staff if I have a need to leave the national event for any reason.

6.

I am responsible for transporting myself and any supplies/materials to and from the hotel.

7.

I will be responsible for payment of any damages to the hotel.

8.

I understand that should I behave in a manner that is not representative of Alpha Sigma Tau or violate any hotel or Sorority policies, I will be asked to immediately leave the program at my own expenses and additional action will be taken by the National Council and/or my chapter regarding my behavior.

Photo Release: As a participant of any Alpha Sigma Tau sponsored national event, I understand that videos and photographs may be taken. By agreeing to these conditions, I give Alpha Sigma Tau the absolute right and permission to use my photograph in promotional materials and funding efforts. I understand that the photograph(s) may be used in a publication, print ad, direct mail piece, electronic media or other form of promotion. I release the Sorority, the photographer and any designee from the liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use.

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STANDING RULES OF THE CONVENTION 1. No one shall be admitted to any Alpha Sigma Tau Convention activity without their official Convention name badge. 2. Voting members of the Convention are to be seated five minutes before meetings are scheduled to begin. 3. Motions from the floor may only be made by voting members of the Convention. All main motions and amendments shall be presented in writing before the motion is made to the Convention Secretary on motion forms provided, signed with the full name and position of the maker. 4. Any registered member of the Convention who wishes to speak in debate shall rise, be recognized, give their full name, chapter affiliation, and official capacity. No one shall speak in debate more than twice on the same question, or for a period longer than two minutes, without the permission of the Convention body. 5. Debate on any proposed resolution or debatable question, including all amendments thereto, shall not exceed 20 minutes. 6. Voting shall be by voice vote or by an electronic voting device, except when the Chair deems it necessary to use some other method. Voting by electronic device shall be deemed to be a division of the assembly. 7. Convention delegates must present their voting credentials to receive an electronic voting device. Delegates shall be responsible for their electronic voting device at all times. Missing or damaged electronic voting devices will result in a $50 fee payable to the Sorority. If voting credentials or an electronic voting device is lost during the Convention, a replacement will not be issued. 8. Each candidate for the Nominations Committee will be allowed a speech of no longer than two minutes. Any candidate who is not present may have a letter read on her behalf. Each candidate will state her name, chapter, current position, any pertinent past experience, and why she is interested in serving on the Nominations Committee. With 15 seconds remaining she will be silently signaled to conclude her speech. When time has expired she will be told to stop. 9. For the election of members to the Nominations Committee, each voting delegate may vote for no more than four alumna members and no more than one collegiate member. The four alumna candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected to the Nominations Committee. The alumna candidate receiving next highest number of votes, after the four elected, shall serve as the alumna alternate to the committee. Likewise, the collegiate candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected to the Nominations Committee. The collegiate candidate receiving the next highest number of votes shall serve as the collegiate alternate to the committee. 10. The Chair may deviate from the printed program when necessary or expedient. 11. The National Council shall appoint a committee to approve the minutes. 12. Unless otherwise instructed, the use of electronic communication devices is prohibited during all scheduled activities, and electronic communication devices must be turned off during these times. No food or beverages may be brought into business meetings or scheduled activities unless otherwise instructed. 13. Recording devices may not be used during general sessions unless otherwise instructed by the Chair. The Sorority’s staff and official Convention photographer and videographer are permitted to use recording devices in their designated capacities.

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PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY Alpha Sigma Tau works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its Convention by working with venue staff to make sure participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to on-site Headquarters staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small..

• Be aware of your surroundings at all times. • Keep your electronic devices fully charged at all times. • Travel in pairs or groups when walking to and from the hotel, offsite events, or meal locations during early or late hours.

• • • • •

Stay in touch with your chapter’s delegation and/or roommates. Be sure your group knows your whereabouts at all times. Don’t wear your Convention name badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the hotel. Don’t carry a lot of cash or credit cards. Don’t leave your personal property unattended anywhere at any time.

Your first call should always be 9-1-1 in an emergency. The Headquarters Staff should be contacted next as timing allows. No members should EVER make statements to the media without the express consent of the National Council or the Executive Director. Rachel Green, Director of Meetings and Events (317) 613-7567

Jim Paponetti, Executive Director (317) 613-7562

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