TRIAD - Fall 2018

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Delta Phi Epsilon

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Second Century Success: A Bold Vision Page 16

International Leadership Consultants Hit the Road Page 10

Scenes from ILF, Buffalo Page 6

Editor in Chief Nicole DeFeo, Ό Τ International Executive Director Editor Janet D. Garraty, B M Editorial Contributors Brooke Goodman Art Direction Eighty6 Founders Dorothy Cohen Schwartzman Ida Bienstock Landau Minna Goldsmith Mahler Eve Effron Robin Sylvia Steierman Cohn Mission: To provide a sisterhood experience rich in tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. Vision: To inspire and empower our sisterhood to engage in a lifetime of leadership and service. The TRIAD, official magazine of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority is owned by the Sorority, edited and published under the direction and control of its International Governing Board. Published twice a year. All submissions become the property of the Sorority and may be used for promotional purposes. Delta Phi Epsilon is a member of the Fraternity Communications Association and the National Pannhellenic Conference.

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Table of


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In This Issue International Leadership Forum


International Leadership Consultants


Second Century Success: The Need. The Goals. The Plan for Action.


Department Updates Letter from the President 4 D4D 2018 Wrap Up Report 5 Chapter Charterings & Future Colonies 15 2018 Educational Foundation 18 Scholarship Recipients Chapter & Alumnae Assocation Updates 20 1917 Club List 27 Member Announcements 28


social @dphieihq

Chapter Eternal 30 Chapter Roster 31

On the Cover ILC Alex Dobron, Beta Mu Chapter, Rowan University converses with Katlyn Buchys, Delta Nu, Temple University about the support the ILCs will bring to every chapter.


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Message from

the President


ear Sisters, For each TRIAD, I am asked to write my column. For this edition, I thought it fitting to share part of my International Leadership Forum presidential address.

We often hear the expression that you get out what you put in. For the past 10 years I have worked out at the gym. A recent motivational email from the gym owner challenged me to step out of my comfort zone to truly achieve my fitness goals. As a leader, I am not a person who likes the status quo. I like to be a change agent and lead initiatives, but I wasn’t doing this at the gym. Since that email, I don’t just do the work out, but rather I push myself to work harder. There are days I want to quit, but my fitness coach holds me accountable and continues to challenge me. My gym example demonstrates a shift in perspective. It took another person to help me see beyond my limits. Looking at something differently opened my eyes to new opportunities and a new approach. As an organization, we are shifting our perspective. In February, the DPHIE International Governing Board, Educational Foundation, National Development Corporation and senior management team met to challenge our individual perspectives. From these frank discussions, we developed our plan for “Second Century Success.” Our first goal is to position DPhiE both internally and externally as a leader in advocating for relevance and positive values of Greek life on campus and among alumnae. We believe a strong Greek system is essential to the success of our sorority. Work has already begun. Our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force met and is prepared to address the rising issues we face. We are advocating for women’s rights on a grander scale. Our initiatives are designed to create a better society for all women, just as our DIMES did for all of us. Our second goal is to enhance the sustainability of DPhiE. By building on our successes and expanding our resources, we will ensure the next 100 years of our sorority are as strong as our first. Our sustainability efforts include achieving an annual fundraising goal of $600,000 by 2021. Entering the second century, we must build on our past successes and resist complacency in our everyday world. Just as I had to shift my perspective, so must our sisterhood fully commit to rejecting the status quo to achieve our goals. Our Founders handed us a great legacy, but we must build upon it for ourselves and future generations of sisters. Let’s embody our Founders vision and show the world what DPHIE women can do and how we can impact society. Yours in True Sisterhood,

Stacy Segal

International President



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D4D 2018

Wrap Up Report


IMES for DPhiE (D4D) continues to be the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation’s largest annual campaign. After wrapping up a successful Centennial year last December, donors continued to show their commitment to DPhiE this past March by surpassing our goal of $200,000. This year, donations were made through GiveCampus, a donor technology platform. It allows individuals to sign up as advocates, which provides the opportunity to offer match and challenge gifts digitally. More than $15,000 was raised with the help of 64 advocates.


Total Chapters Represented


Alumnae Associations that Made a Group Donation

Total “All-In” Chapters


(Connecticut, Delaware, Alpha Gamma, New York City, Pacific Northwest, Raleigh)


First Time Alumnae Donors

New Jersey State with Top Individual Donors


Total Alumnae Donors


Total Individual Donors

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Delta Iota Chapter at Queens College

Top Fundraising Chapter

Top Fundraising Alumna

Tara Lockhart

Toby Tamarkin Scholarship

Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship

The Toby Tamarkin Scholarship, honoring long-time DPhiE member and leader, Toby Tamarkin, PhD., Sigma Chapter at The Ohio State University, was awarded to Jessica Shepherd, Gamma Omicron Chapter at Georgia Southern University.

The first Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship has been awarded to Allison Forand, Psi Chapter at University of Georgia. This new scholarship honors Honick, Psi Chapter at University of Georgia, and her dedication to DPhiE through volunteering and serving as past international president.

The recipients of this scholarship, nicknamed “The Toby,” embody Tamarkin’s qualities. To be a recipient, undergraduates or graduates must be studying for a career in education and, like Tamarkin, must have a job to help them attain their goal. Graduate students should be involved in at least one organization in their field of education. Shepherd is a graduate student who mirrors Tamarkin’s qualities as a leader and advocate for education. She is studying for a lifelong career in education and strives to push public education forward. Previously serving as chapter president, Shepherd now advises the Gamma Omicron Chapter.

Recipients of the Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship must be undergraduate members of the Psi Chapter at the University of Georgia, Honick’s home chapter. Forand, the first recipient of this award, studies exercise and sports science with the goal of becoming a physical therapist. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Guide Dog Foundation to raise and train puppies. She is also an avid volunteer of the Psi Chapter.

Campaign Total: $201,897 TRIAD

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Thursday night’s keynote speaker, Debbie Millman, gave a powerful talk on rejection and how the worst moment of your life can be so important.


Maggie Crouse, founding sister of the Zeta Gamma Chapter at Kutztown University and financial services manager at IHQ, posed for a photo with keynote speaker Kate White. White is the bestselling author of “The Gutsy Girl,” and former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine.



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Ruth Tansky Blum, Eta Chapter at Pittsburg and its first female chairman of the board of directors, gave an inspiring talk on shattering the glass ceiling in a maledominated field.


Gold Medal Olympian, Michelle Carter, took a photo with sisters from the Psi Chapter at University of Georgia after her talk on how stepping out of her comfort zone played a part in her success.




International President Stacy Segal, posed with the women of the Alpha Eta Chapter at Montclair University who won the Rita E. Rossner Cup.


We welcomed three women into our sisterhood as alumna initiates including, on the left, BethAnne Avezov at Delta Iota Chapter at Queens College pictured with her sponsor, Tara Lockhart on the right.


The 2018-2019 International Leadership Consultants pose for a group photo at our photo booth at Friday night’s tailgate.

We unveiled or refreshed logo during ILF and previewed our updated color palette. Look for more details in our Spring edition of The TRIAD.






Connecticut Alumna Association gather for a photo before ritual.


Toby Tamarkin, Sigma Chapter at The Ohio State University and Roxanne Donovan, Gamma Chapter at Syracuse University pose for a photo at our donor reception—a cocktail hour to celebrate and thank our donors.

10. Sisters from California show off

their medals after completing our second Unicorn Stampede.


Sisters of the Beta Nu Chapter at Wesley College pose for a photo after checking in at registration.

12. Sisters of the Beta Xi Chapter at

The College of New Jersey took a ride on the Maid of the Mist during our Friday excursion to Niagara Falls.

13. Attendees gather for a group

photo on our final day of the 2018 International Leadership Forum.



14. Our sister Molly Gordon, Gamma

Psi Chapter at Johnson and Wales at Charlotte, a culinary major, was excited to try buffalo wings in Buffalo, the city where they originated.

15. Sisters from SUNY Brockport,

SUNY Oswego, and Bloomsburg University met on Friday at ILF, and quickly became inseparable, going from strangers to best friends in hours.


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Colony and

New Chapter Awards

Scholarship Excellence Award

Outstanding Recruitment Award

Excellence in Colony Management Award

Alumnae Service Cup

Outstanding Recruitment Program Award

Highest Alumnae Association Educational Foundation Donor

Delta Pi Chapter at Pennsylvania State University Zeta Eta Chapter at California State University – Los Angeles Zeta Iota Chapter at Northern Arizona University

Inter-Sorority Cooperation Award

Zeta Theta Chapter at University of Rhode Island

Most Active on Campus Award

Alpha Gamma Alumnae Association Delaware Alumnae Association

Alpha Gamma Alumnae Association

Outstanding Alumna of the Biennium

Maggie Reisdorf, Delta Delta Chapter at Indiana University

Beta Alpha Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Rachel Maxcy, Gamma Psi Chapter at Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte

Community Service Cup Award

Emma Curran, Phi Eta Chapter at Northeastern University

Delta Pi Chapter at Pennsylvania State University

Overall Best New Chapter Award

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Biennium

Ali Pottebaum, Zeta Gamma Chapter at Kutztown University

Zeta Theta Chapter at University of Rhode Island

Cecelia Rose Garza, Gamma Delta Chapter at Texas A&M Kingsville

Alumnae Association and Individual Awards

Kayla Hester, Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University

Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Award

Carolyn Shae, Alpha Pi Chapter at Southern Connecticut State University

Jan Mays Advisors Award

Carie Whitehead, Gamma Chapter at Syracuse University

Outstanding Panhellenic Leadership

Stephanie Cockerl, Delta Rho Chapter at Cornell University

Justice Award

Laura Blazewicz-Miller, Beta Nu Chapter at Wesley College

Sisterhood Award

Mary-Lyn Buckley, Delta Sigma Chapter at Rider University Allison Phillips, Delta Sigma Chapter at Rider University Cora Taylor, Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Michigan Technological University Jill Sojourner, Phi Eta Chapter at Northeastern University Laura Rivera, Phi Eta Chapter at Northeastern University Lilli Wofsy, Alpha Delta Chapter at Seton Hall University Makaila Cerrone, Phi Eta Chapter at Northeastern University

Chapter Awards Outstanding New Member Program

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Margie Janes, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University

Outstanding Programming Award for Eating Disorders

Love Award

Most Improved Recruitment Award

Suzanne Burton, Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University

Epsilon Xi Chapter at SUNY Oswego

Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor of the Biennium

Outstanding Recruitment Program Award

Zeta Beta Chapter at Truman State University

Landry Underwood, Alpha Omicron Pi Chapter at Tarleton State University

Delta Sigma Chapter at Rider University

Cecilia Wahnish Shopiro Hall of Honor Award

Alpha Theta Chapter at Stockton University

Marni Kaner, Chi Chapter at University of Texas

Outstanding Senior to Alumnae Program California Alumnae Association



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Outstanding Overall Recruitment Award Intra-Chapter Cooperation Award

Zeta Epsilon Chapter at Carleton University

Bette Weissburg Spero House Management Award

Outstanding Hospitality Award

The President’s Award for Meritorious Effort

The Rhoda Klein Award

The Bonnie Gelman Simon Memorial Award

The Harriette Hirsch Most Improved Scholarship Award

Harriett Block Macht Award

The Libby Saperstein Schwartz Scholarship Cup

Gamma Omicron Chapter at Georgia Southern University

Gamma Kappa Chapter at Capital University

Delta Epsilon Chapter at Drexel University

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Alpha Gamma Chapter at Florida International University

Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University

Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University

Zeta Delta Chapter at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorable Mention: Delta Eta Chapter at the University of Michigan

Most Active on Campus Award

Eta Chapter at University of Pittsburgh

The Ethel Schonfeld Gerson Community Service Cup

Outstanding Alumnae Newsletter Award

Gamma Lambda Chapter at Caldwell University

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University

Excellence in Chapter Management Award

Outstanding Website Award

Phi Upsilon Chapter at Robert Morris University

Alpha Gamma Chapter at Florida International University

1917 Club Winner 2016 – 2017

Philanthropic Award for the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation

Epsilon Phi Chapter at Thomas Jefferson University

1917 Club Winner 2017 – 2018

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Alpha Delta Chapter at Seton Hall University

D4D 2017 Top Fundraiser Award

The Progress Plaque

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Gamma Chapter at Syracuse University

D4D 2018 Top Fundraiser Award

The Triangle Plaque

Psi Chapter at University of Georgia

Epsilon Phi Chapter at Thomas Jefferson University

Philanthropic Award for ANAD

The Rita E. Rossner Cup

Delta Xi Chapter at University of Maryland – College Park

Alpha Eta Chapter at Montclair State University

Philanthropic Award for CFF

Delta Epsilon Chapter at Drexel University

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Redefining the Norm

International Leadership Consultants


s we begin a new biennium, Delta Phi Epsilon continues to focus on changing the narrative of the sorority and fraternity experience. With the re-introduction of our International Leadership Consultant (ILC) program 2.0, DPhiE is poised to showcase our aptitude for leadership by ensuring our collegiate members experience a sisterhood rich in tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. As Founders, our DIMES, were change agents in creating this organization. The 12 “founders� of the International Leadership Consultant program are following in that long-standing tradition. These dutifully selected and meticulously trained professional women who have led by example and have challenged Continued on pg. 16

The Mission of the

International Leadership Consultants

• Showcase the Delta Phi Epsilon mission, vision, and brand to collegiate members, alumnae, volunteers, and interfraternal/ campus partners.

• Spur improved chapter performance over a three-year period. • Streamline communication between collegiate chapters, alumnae, and the International Headquarters.

• Collect information about collegiate chapter and individual member experiences.

• Create a pipeline to employed and voluntary leadership.

• Offer a comprehensive professional development experience for the ILCs

• Infuse inclusion, integrity, and innovation, as well as Delta Phi Epsilon’s global purpose throughout the collegiate chapter experience.

• Increase touch points between collegiate chapters, alumnae, and IHQ.

• Provide education on key issues within higher education and society to undergraduate members.

The creed these consultants will live by is to lead authentically, embody resiliency and courage, get a little comfortable about being uncomfortable, allow for vulnerability and affect positive change in all they do.

What Chapters and Advisors Can Expect Leaders are scheduled to make three visits per academic year to every chapter. During leadership consultant visits to campuses across the country and beyond, members will enjoy educational workshops centered on important topics, such as living an authentic digital life, leadership in action, member engagement, philanthropic leadership, and bystander education. Leadership teams and chapter advisory boards will have the opportunity to identify chapter needs, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats prior to each visit in an effort to maximize time spent with their consultants.

Continued from pg. 15

the status quo will continue to spread the principles of justice, sisterhood, and love everywhere they go and in everything they do.

A Different Type of Road Warrior Traveling sorority and fraternity consultants are often referred to as “road warriors.” These individuals typically spend a majority of their time living out of suitcases, and meeting thousands of people across North America. Delta Phi Epsilon’s leadership consultants will redefine this role with chapter visits that will encourage members to challenge the status quo of their role on campus, push through adversities, and do what is right, rather than what is easy.

Meet the 2018-2019 International Leadership Consultants Alexis DOBRON


Cynthia LEAVEY

Beta Mu Chapter at Rowan University

Gamma Xi Chapter at Rhode Island College

Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Johnson and Wales University

ILCs Eboné Culliver, Zeta Iota Chapter at Northern Arizona University and Trisha Keim, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University enjoy a lighthearted chat with their collegiate sisters.

Following each visit, members will be able to use the written chapter visit reports, recommendation letters that highlight key themes and suggestions for improvement as guides throughout the academic year to help improve the chapter experience on behalf of every sister. Collegiate members will provide insights on their individual experiences and chapter membership engagement. By sharing critical feedback on their experiences, members will actively play a role in the continued success of the consultant program for their future sisters as well.

The Impact The founding principles of inclusion, integrity, innovation,

and the organization’s global purpose – to create a sense of belonging for all members – are at the core of the entire ILC mission. By increasing interaction and streamlining the communication between collegiate chapters, alumnae and International Headquarters, our sisterhood will proactively identify trends rather than react to issues that may arise on our campuses and within Greek life in general. IHQ will monitor chapter performance, looking for increases in Chapter Assessment Program (CAP) scoring in areas such as, leadership, recruitment, and programs offered. Leadership consultants will also be able to develop a pipeline of talent for the organization both in terms of staff and volunteer leadership. Continued on pg. 18




Zeta Iota Chapter at Northern Arizona University

Delta Delta Chapter at Indiana University

Alpha Theta Chapter at Stockton University

Continued from pg. 17

The Life of a Leadership Consultant While shaping the experiences of collegiate chapters, DPhiE is also strengthening future leaders who will affect positive change for the rest of their lives. Consultants will have the opportunity to continually identify their individual strengths, opportunities for growth, healthy challenges, supervision needs and personal expectations. While building transferable skills, our consultants will communicate and demonstrate their leadership qualities for people unfamiliar with the fraternity and sorority experience. As part of redefining the road warrior experience, IHQ committed to program structure that allows for a realistic, healthy, and manageable professional experience. ILCs generally work no more than 40 hours a week, will rest in comfortable accommodations during each visit, will be encouraged to regularly see family and friends, and constantly reflect upon their personal health and well-being. Consultants will be allotted the time and space to rest and focus on wellness so they can be their best selves.

Influencing Change It is no secret this program will challenge the Delta Phi Epsilon membership to step outside of its comfort zone to pursue a greater and common good. It is also no secret that there will be a learning opportunity for all. Quite simply, change is hard, and there are always barriers, mistakes, and lessons learned. Without challenge, however, there is no growth. And without discomfort and vulnerability, there is no change.

ILC Casey Smith, Gamma Xi Chapter at Rhode Island College reviews documents with Olivia Falcone, Delta Nu Chapter at Temple University.

Affecting positive change is in Delta Phi Epsilon’s very being, and it is every member’s responsibility to help move not only the organization, but also the collective sorority experience forward. As Delta Phi Epsilon focuses on several strategic initiatives over the next biennium, the leadership consultants’ aim is to embody this persistence and inspire all members to be change agents and lead in the way only a Delta Phi Epsilon woman can. So let us challenge each other, lean into discomfort, be open to new opportunities, and advocate for vulnerability in the name of progress, to ensure Delta Phi Epsilon continues to be the best it can possibly be.

Meet the 2018-2019 International Leadership Consultants Mikayla STEARNS


Alpha Sigma Chapter at Saint Francis University

Beta Phi Chapter at Central Michigan University


Trisha KEIM

Gamma Zeta Chapter at Webster University

Epsilon Upsilon at Humboldt State University

Chapter Charterings &

Future Colonies

By: Lauren Gesualdi, Coordinator of Collegiate Services - Organizational Growth

Once chartered, the newest Delta Phi Epsilon chapter scheduled for colonization at Farmingdale State College late this fall will be our 109 chapter. Farmingdale is SUNY’s largest college of applied science and technology. It focuses on academic programs that equip students with the skills to succeed. There are more than 9,600 students who attend the school. Forty-three percent are women. It is within one hour driving distance from New York City. Farmingdale was ranked the 29 in the top 100 of Best Value for the Money colleges, as ranked by US News and World Report. An active campus, it has 70 student organizations, including three sororities and four fraternities.

Fast Facts Average chapter size on campus: 75-80 Chapter House: No

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Closest alumnae associations: NYC Metro AA Closest active chapter: Epsilon Rho Chapter at Hofstra University and Gamma Phi Chapter at St. Joseph’s College

Chapter: Beta Alpha Charter date: April 21, 2018 Location: Arizona

NPC Organizations: Sigma Delta Tau and Phi Sigma Sigma

NPC Organizations: Alpha Xi Delta & Alpha Sigma Alpha

Social Media Handles: @Farmingdaledphie

Installed by: International President, Stacy Segal International representatives in attendance: Educational Foundation President Gina Curtis, Director of Communications and Events Andrea Alhadari, and Collegiate Development Consultant Brittney Merritt. The Phoenix alumnae associations, Beta Alpha Chapter alumnae and the IHQ staff worked together this past spring to re-colonize the Beta Alpha Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The founding members hit the ground running, earning first place in the Greek Week Lip Sync competition.

Delta Phi Epsilon is scheduled to bring its 27th active chapter to the state of New York this fall, 2018. We successfully recruited 56 founders in September. Union College has always been a leader in the Fraternity and Sorority movement. It is home to six founding fraternities.

Fast Facts

Recharting Beta Alpha was an outstanding example of the everlasting bonds of sisterhood. Seeing Beta Alpha alumnae come back to support the young women who came together to recharter was incredible. Even more incredible was seeing how passionate the founding group of woman are about DPhiE

- Cassandra Kussow, Epsilon Lambda Chapter at Michigan Technological University

Campus Total: 137 Chapter House: Yes Closest alumnae associations: Albany Alumnae Association Closest active chapter: Epsilon Epsilon Chapter at SUNY Albany NPC Organizations: Sigma Delta Tau & Gamma Phi Beta Interest in assisting with colonization efforts can be shared through Follow our colonization efforts through social media: @ERAUdphie #ERAUdphie


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Second Century


The Need. The Goals. The Plan for Action.


isters, we are all seeing the challenges women and sororities are facing today. From the back peddling of our rights to the attempts to dowse our diverse voices, the time for being complacent has passed. As the events of the last two years have unfolded, your sisterhood, Delta Phi Epsilon has been building a strategic plan that is designed to disrupt the current narrative, pierce ceilings and forge a future that is both radically bold and pays forward the values instilled in us by our visionary Founders. The need for our leadership is clear. Our goals are established and our plans for action are now set in motion. We ask you to join us on this mission for a second century of success on behalf of your fellow sisters, for women, and for our society at large. Learn about our plans and find the goals and causes that interest you. Then, with your actions and support, continue to be a part of a sisterhood that empowers women to be rather than seem to be.



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Visionary Statement

Position DPhiE as a leader in the greek community for positive values that strengthen fraternity/sorority life on campus, especially diversity, inclusion and women’s issues.

How we proceed

Objective A

Objective B

Position DPhiE both internally and externally as a leader in advocating for relevance and positive values of Greek life on campus and among alumnae.

Build the sustainability of DPhiE, its programs and its philanthropy, through strong fundraising, leadership development and alumnae chapters.

Ways we make this happen:

Ways we make this happen:

1. Develop a messaging campaign that chang-

1. Achieve annual fundraising goal of $600,000

2. 3.

es the narrative about the negative impact of Greek life on campus and promotes the values of DPhiE as a counter narrative. Strengthen DPhiE’s internal messaging around its mission, core values and responsiveness to collegian needs. Develop advocacy teams/task forces that can promote fraternity/sorority life, counter negative arguments on (a)the campus and (b) the political/legislative/policy area

by 2021.

2. Continue the work of the governance, alum-

nae engagement and placement committees to build a pipeline for future enterprise leaders and strengthen alumnae associations.

How do you get involved? EDUCATION


• Learn more about the details of this plan. • Get in touch with your chapter or local alumnae association to see what your local sisters are pursuing • Identify regulations, laws, legislators and agencies that may be associated with your cause.

• After assessing your available time and other resources, determine how involved you want to be. • Talk with us about your talents and skills that help with causes we are all committed to, or take your talents and skills to the local chapter or alumnae level. • Find other area resources to help you develop a network.

TAKE ACTION • Engage with us through our social media and other communication plans to make an impact. • Continue to connect with your sisters and IHQ to help in the causes we all care about. • Register to vote and then vote. • Continue to stay informed


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2018 Educational Foundation

Scholarship Recipients Compiled by Molly Wolff, Phi Tau at Rutgers University Camden Coordinator of Development

t is with great pleasure that I am able to introduce you to the 2018 Scholarship Recipients. These women are a small sample of the incredible sisters that make up our membership. I have read through each and every recipient’s application essay and there are not enough pages in The TRIAD to begin to explain the admiration I have for these women. There were a few timeless themes throughout the essays including the way our sisterhood identifies with our motto “Esse Quam Videri” as much today as 100 years ago. Our trailblazing Founders remain an inspiration and the values they put forth are at the forefront of everything we do. I look forward to watching these sisters achieve their dreams, whether they are teaching our children, advocating for human rights, or making our communities better. As you read through their information, I hope you discover something inspiring about each of them, just as I did. The Educational Foundation had a record number of scholarship applicants after implementing a new online application system this past year. None of this would have been made possible if it was not for the 50+ alumnae sisters that made up the 2017-2018 Scholarship Reading Team lead by Dawn McNulty, Phi Sigma chapter at Northern Illinois University, past president and current Educational Foundation Scholarship Chair, and her IHQ liaison, Pat Cutsavage, Phi Tau chapter at Rutgers University-Camden. My sincerest THANK YOU to everyone involved. If you are interested in volunteering as a scholarship reader for 2018-2019, please fill out the Be Involved form at www.dphie. org/volunteer. YITS,

Gina Curtis

Epsilon Upsilon chapter at Humboldt State University President of Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation



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graduates Bridget Simmons Phi Chi chapter at University of MarylandBaltimore County Teaching English to speakers of other languages. Taught English through the Esperanza Center and Education Based Latino Outreach. Carly Joaquin Gamma Lambda chapter at Caldwell University Business Administration. Dreams of becoming a CPA and will earn her MBA in an accelerated program in one year. Jessica Shepherd (Toby Tamarkin Scholarship) Gamma Omicron at Georgia Southern University Curriculum & Instruction. Founding president of her chapter which no problem questioning the status quo on her campus and will do the same in public education. Janet Adeola Epsilon Iota chapter at SUNY Geneseo Doctor of Medicine. Volunteers with “Project Peds” and “IDEA” working with infants and children who are hospitalized. Elena Sullivan Phi Eta chapter at Northeastern University Medical Science. Worked as a medical assistant in the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Clinic. Chelsea Angelo Epsilon Mu chapter at SUNY Brockport Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Works with individuals with intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges.

Ginelle BouNassar Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University Public Administration. She hopes to shape public service into the respectable process she believes it can be. Shruti Gujaran Phi Chi chapter at University of Maryland-Baltimore County Medicine, Intends to contribute in the field of global medicine and has studied in Spain, Australia and India. Leanne Calviello Epsilon Iota chapter at SUNY Geneseo Ph.D. Clinical Neurosciences. Studying and conducting research at the University of Cambridge after which she hopes to return to the U.S. and join a military veteran’s hospital. Ceara Genovesi Beta Psi chapter at Brandeis University Psychology & Studio Arts. Member of Global Brigades, which is a club that travels to Honduras to setup and run a medical clinic for a week to give free medical services to those in rural communities. Valeria Gomez Palacios Alpha Delta chapter at Seton Hall University International Affairs. Goal is to work in the government of Nicaragua to contribute to forming a democracy grounded on human rights. Bailey Bushman Beta Chi chapter Masters in College Student Personnel Administration. Student affairs professional who aims to inspire women to become their best selves.

undergraduates Rachel Fenberg Delta Eta chapter at University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering. Volunteering at Mott Children’s Hospital led her to desire a career in medicine. Sofia Rehman Beta Upsilon chapter at Rochester Institute of Technology Biomedical Sciences. While living in Pakistan, Belgium, Dominican Republic and Haiti, she learned to connect with other cultures and open her heart to new traditions, religions and societal norms. Alyssa Royce Alpha Theta chapter at Stockton University Accounting. Actively involved in SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) helping students make positive decisions. Ashley Vitiello Alpha Eta chapter at Montclair State University Family Sciences and Human Development. Has donated hundreds of hours to community service, and fundraising for so many in need; from SCI research, The Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation, Cancer walks and Project Linus, which is making blankets for needy children in hospitals. Kari Peiscop-Grau Delta Delta chapter at Indiana University International Studies. Her professional goal of becoming a human rights lawyer is deeply inspired by her experience living in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain) for seven years, areas deprived of human rights for women. Holly Smith Psi chapter at University of Georgia English & English Education. She has dreams of eventually earning her master’s degree in English and student teaching abroad. Natasha Rai Epsilon Gamma chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology Business and Technology. Earned a prestigious internship in the 2018 Technology Analyst Program with her dream company, Ernst and Young. Katherine Ryan Epsilon Delta chapter at SUNY Binghamton Accounting. She hopes to one day go to law school and improve the community that we all share.

Holly Gotsis Gamma Zeta chapter at Webster University Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Watching children learn is her biggest passion in life and she hopes to work as a teacher in an early childhood classroom and eventually earn her masters and doctorate degrees.

Amber Bell Phi Lambda chapter at Emory University Biology. Serves as the Director of Finance for Habitat for Humanity, the Chair of Fellowship for Questbridge Scholars, and sits on the communications board for GlobeMed.

Chiquita McCoy-Crisp Beta Psi chapter at Brandeis University Biochemistry and Biology. Volunteers as an EMT with the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps and hopes to go straight into medical school upon graduation.

Sydney Cannon Gamma Epsilon chapter at University of New Haven Psychology. Wishes to eventually travel the world and become a more well-rounded and culturally knowledgeable person. Plans to volunteer abroad and to touch the lives of those who are often forgotten and overlooked.

McKenna Myers Gamma Omicron chapter at Georgia Southern University Spanish. Hopes to eventually work in a hospital as a medical translator making sure patients are understood. Betsy Stacy Gamma Tau chapter at University of Toledo Early Childhood Education. She is part of the executive team for the University YMCA, creating volunteer opportunities for those in the organization, helping with events, and aiding in freshmen camp as a counselor and leader. Emily Trinh Phi Eta chapter at Northeastern University Computer Science & Cognitive Psychology. She intends on being a pioneer and trailblazer in the technology industry by yielding groundbreaking results, paving the way for females to continue to join computer science, and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Allison Forand (Arleen Kruger Honick Scholarship) Psi chapter at University of Georgia Exercise and Sport Science, Athletic Training. Involved with the Guide Dog Foundation, currently helping others raise and train puppies. Megan Prangley Gamma Omicron chapter at Georgia Southern University International Studies, Spanish, Chinese. Her personal growth and leadership skills, which she attributes to DPhiE, has helped her grow with other organizations, such as Southern Leaders, Campus Outreach, and the Honors Program. Annamarie Phillips Gamma Zeta chapter at Webster University Instrumental Music Education. Personal dream is to be able to establish a music program for students attending a low income school where music is not available.

*Applicants in bold have won scholarships in previous years also. Highlights are winners of the Toby and Arleen awards. Photos submitted by applicants.

Katie O’Rorke Delta Pi chapter at Pennsylvania State University Sociology and Psychology. organized a holiday drive for Soroptimist International, a global organization working to improve the lives of women. Received national awards and Congressional commendations for her volunteer efforts. Jaucelynn Hickam Gamma Omicron chapter at Georgia Southern University Special Education. Plans to earn a degree in adaptive curriculum in special education and to further receive a degree specializing in Autism. Samantha Martin Epsilon Phi chapter at Philadelphia University Communication. Dream job is to work in the marketing department for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kelsey Walsh Gamma Alpha chapter at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Nursing. Hopes to spend life traveling to places where healthcare is needed the most. Marisa Zaldivar Alpha chapter at New York University Marketing and Finance. Member of on campus organizations; Marketing Society, Net Impact, and Undergraduate Stern Women in Business. Allaine Myers Zeta Iota chapter at Northern Arizona University Exercise Science. Plans on becoming a chiropractor and serving those in pain who cannot afford treatment.


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Chapter & Alumnae Association


Updates Florida

Gamma Beta Chapter

Florida Atlantic University

Sister Kelsey Brown was awarded Chapter President of the Year at FAU’s Standards of Excellence banquet. We were recognized for earning the highest amount raised for philanthropy during Greek Week in addition to two other awards.

California Alumnae Association We began working with CFF Los Angeles chapter this year. We have partnered with our local CSULA chapter to support events, such as the Great Strides walk and California Winemasters.

Connecticut Alpha Pi Chapter

Southern Connecticut State University

Alpha Gamma Alumnae Association

We are proud to share that three of our members were recognized at the Fraternity and Sorority Life banquet at Florida International University. The following awards were presented: Laura Castillo with Advisor of the Year, Lauren Shepard with Chapter President of the Year, and Elsa Bravo with the Janelle Bertot Professional Fraternal Award of Excellence.

Kyle Searles was recognized at the Southern CT State University’s student club and organization banquet with the Student Organization Member of the Year award. This award is given to a student organization member who goes above and beyond for their club or organization on a daily basis.


Delaware Alumnae Association

Our members have stepped into leadership roles this year that support our local collegiate chapters. Amanda Donisi and Chelsea Darczuk serve as advisors for the Phi Pi Chapter and Laura Blazewicz-Miller, Taylor Harvey, and Kristin McCourtney serve as advisors for the Beta Nu Chapter.



Fall 2018

Tampa Alumnae Association

Member Amanda J. Sobel became the Clearwater Panhellenic Alumnae Association representative.

Advocacy & Community Impact

1917 Club

Leadership & Accolades

Georgia Psi Chapter

University of Georgia

Psi sisters are advocating in many areas such as social justice, poverty in local communities, counter trafficking, mental health, women’s rights and education for minors, as well as Free the Girls, UNICEF, Circle K, Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children Inc. and The Pacific Links Foundation. We have not only learned how to better ourselves, but to better the communities around us.

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Kennesaw State University

This year we brought back Deepher Dudes to campus and raised more than $37,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We were then awarded the Passion Fundraiser Award from the CFF Georgia Chapter. Along with that milestone, one of our own sisters, Morgan Fitzgerald, was elected as Panhellenic president.

Gamma Omicron Chapter Georgia Southern University

Last academic year, we hosted an inaugural National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) Carnival. This event not only engaged chapter sisters, but fellow Greek chapters and community members from the Statesboro area as well.

Metro Atlanta Alumnae Association

We are proud of member Vashtina Boyce for establishing a legacy of fighting for social justice for our sisters and beyond. Vashtina was a member of the Transgender and Non-Binary Task Force and will be serving as the co-chair of the IHW Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She was also installed onto the 2018-2020 International Governing Board.

Illinois Beta Rho Chapter

University of Illinois - Chicago

We took home five awards during our Greek awards, exemplifying the hard works and success of the past year. The awards include, Sorority of the Year, Philanthropy of the Year (for our Kick CF event), President of the Year (Jenny Sandoval), Sorority Woman of the Year (Sylvanna Para), New Sorority Woman of the Year (Via Angeli Binglang-Awa), and Greek Week Champions.

Gamma Chi Chapter

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Sister Katie Friend passed the Panhellenic president baton to Kari Johnston, who will serve for the 2018 calendar year. Additionally, Cadence Knoup was elected Greek Goddess for Greek Week 2018 and Olivia Berry received the “Service to Southern” award for outstanding participation and service contributions to SIU.


Gamma Rho Chapter University of Maine

Our chapter received the Most Improved Chapter award. It acknowledges our improvement in philanthropy events, sisterhood events, and involvement on campus and in the surrounding community. In addition, our inaugural 65 Roses Social raised more than $5,000 for CFF.

Maryland Delta Xi Chapter

University of Maryland

Regina Wingate created the organization “Peer to Peer” on campus. In a partnership with the International Rescue Committee, Peer to Peer aims to connect the students of UMD to refugee youth in the local area, through tutoring and mentorship programs, spreading the mindset of universal acceptance and embracement of refugees.

Phi Phi Chapter

Towson University

We began the MightyMare campaign in honor of our sister, Mariana McConnie, who has suffered from cystic fibrosis. The campaign raised money to assist with the costs of Mariana’s double lung transplant surgery that she received in March; the second double lung transplant she has received in the last four years. For these efforts, our chapter received the Outstanding Philanthropy Program award on campus.

Phi Chi Chapter

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Mary Arsenault won the Greek Member of Distinction award at our university’s Greek banquet this past year.

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Alpha Mu Chapter

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Our sister Kylee Bezeau helped the chapter raise $2,800 at our CFF event, $3,100 at our ANAD event, and motivated the chapter to be “all in” for DIMES for DPhiE. Our chapter won Excellence in Service & Philanthropy and Kylee Bezeau won Panhellenic Sorority Woman of the Year at Greek Life awards. Kylee also won the Melissa Hoffman Sister of the Year Award, which was started by an Alpha Mu alumna.

Phi Eta Chapter

Northeastern University

Two members of our Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Makaila Cerrone and Jill Sojourner, were recognized by our university for their social impact and were publicly awarded The Matthew Shepard and Morris S. Kay Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes two students who are actively working for LGBTQA justice issues or other social justice issues on our campus.

Alpha Psi Chapter

Lawrence Technological University

Our chapter won the Service Award at Lawrence Tech’s Presidential ball due to our efforts that focused on impacting the community.

Beta Phi Chapter

Central Michigan University

Zeta Delta Chapter

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vivian Song, Lia Tian, and Kendall Yu performed at Boston Symphony Hall, premiering songs by female composers. Kayla Tabb is working at the Conservation Law Foundation this summer conducting research on the impact of urbanism on community health in Boston. Selam Gano gave a talk to the MIT UROP and Scholarship Committee on her multi water project in Ethiopia, a project in which she returned to her father’s home in Ethiopia with the intent of providing clean water to the village where he grew up. Andrea Garcia served as VP of educational outreach in MAES, bringing in middle school students from low income areas to teach them about STEM through science experiments, workshops and speakers.

Our chapter was honored at the Greek Life banquet for an outstanding philanthropic event- our body positive photoshoot for ANAD awareness. We were recognized for planning an inventive and bold event that represented what ANAD and Central Michigan believe in.



Delta Eta Chapter

University of Michigan

We took first place in Greek Week this past winter. The competition included participating in hands-on service projects, aiding fundraisers, attending a diversity workshop, and various competitions, such as singing and dancing.



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Alpha Tau Chapter

Winona State University

Karly Malizia gave the commencement speech for Winona States College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She graduated with the highest level of honors and with a 4.0 GPA. We are so proud of her.

Advocacy & Community Impact

1917 Club

Leadership & Accolades

Beta Iota Chapter

St. Cloud State University

Cheyenne Hanson become president of our college Panhellenic council and our chapter became an official partner of the local CFF chapter. These are two of the many ways we are leading on campus this year.

New Hampshire

Alpha Eta Chapter

Keene State College

Former President Amanda Dephino was awarded Greek President of the Year at Montclair State’s Greek Award banquet this past spring semester.

Phi Psi Chapter

Casey Lynn Sowle was elected Panhellenic president and Jessica Hardy was elected Order of Omega president. We also implemented a new diversity chair, which puts on events to help educate our sisterhood on topics like social justice and government relations.

New Jersey

Montclair State University

Alpha Theta Chapter

Stockton University

Sister Emily Gazzara was recognized as the 2018 Greek Woman of the Year at Stockton’s Greek awards.

Alpha Phi Chapter

Ramapo College of New Jersey

This year we placed first in Greek Week for the fourth year in a row. We ensure sisters put forth their hardest efforts and utilize teamwork with other social, academic, and multicultural fraternities to achieve such an accomplishment.

Beta Eta Chapter

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Our chapter won Greek Week for the eighth year in a row. We also received awards for excellence in risk management, outstanding senior, and new member of the year. Additionally, Nicole Andanar won NJIT Sorority Woman of the Year.

Epsilon Gamma Chapter

Stevens Institute of Technology

At the Greek Leadership Awards dinner on campus, our chapter was awarded the Excellence in Civic Engagement Award. The award is given to an organization that went above and beyond in community service or philanthropic initiatives. Specifically, the award commended our chapter on raising more than $13,000 from our three main philanthropy events in 2017 and on our success with educating the community on body positivity and self love through ANAD Week.

Alpha Delta Chapter Seton Hall University

We are so proud to have received the Seton Hall Academic Achievement Award for holding the highest GPA out of all the Panhellenic and inter-fraternal organizations on campus. In addition, Julia Hussey was honored with the Cathy Peich Greek Woman of the Year Award.

Beta Theta Chapter Kean University

We are proud to have the most community service hours out of all Greek organizations, having volunteered 849 hours this past spring semester alone.

Beta Mu Chapter

Rowan University

We were recognized at Rowan’s Greek awards with the best Greek programing award for our Deepher Dude pageant that took place in fall 2017.

Gamma Lamda Chapter Caldwell University

We are proud of our sisters who have demonstrated leadership qualities both in school and in their communities. Madison Bury, a freshman, was recently awarded a scholarship from Johnson & Johnson to use towards her nursing degree. Jackie Marcinczyk, a junior, is currently completing a government internship. Continued on pg. 24


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New York Alpha Chapter

New York University

We partnered with Students for Sexual Respect at NYU, Voices for Planned Parenthood at NYU, and the Feminist Society at NYU to cosponsor a screening of the film, “The Light of the Moon,” a film that addresses sexual assault. A discussion, led by a representative from the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, was held after the film.

Epsilon Iota Chapter

SUNY College at Geneseo

Our sister, Joc Stuto spent the spring as an Assembly Session Intern in Albany. She spent time practicing how to introduce legislation, pass it through committees, and debate it on the floor. She was the majority leader and ran the entire operation of the floor proceedings and debate process.

Alpha Rho Chapter Pace University

For the second year in the row, one of our sisters has been elected Panhellenic president. Isabella Sanchez will be following in both Courtney Johnson’s and Cinthia Andrade’s footsteps. We are excited to see what this position holds for her.

Lambda Chapter Adelphi University

At our Greek awards gala we were awarded a 5-Star accreditation in Excellence in Philanthropy. Shelby Rickard, VPR of Panhellenic council, won Councilwoman of the Year. Ten of our sisters were inducted into the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society, Rho Lambda. Seven sisters were inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha. We were also the top fundraising team for Adelphi’s Relay for Life.

Epsilon Delta Chapter

Binghamton University SUNY

At our Greek Life banquet this year we won Gold Standards of Excellence in membership recruitment and intake, leadership and involvement, and financial responsibility. We earned Silver Standards of Excellence in scholarship and academic performance and community service and philanthropy. Additionally, Kristina Fibkins won Panhellenic Outstanding Sorority Career and Cassandra Vacco won Panhellenic Emerging Fraternity Leader.

Epsilon Kappa Chapter SUNY College at Cortland

Sister Sophie Umansky was elected student body president. Inclusivity, transparency and community are all qualities that Sophie exemplified and led her to succeed in earning such an honorable leadership role. Sophie is the first ever student body president in the Epsilon Kappa Chapter and the first woman president in nearly a decade.

Epsilon Xi Chapter SUNY Oswego

Our sister, Keri O’Brien served on the Greek Council executive board this past year and was elected to serve as Panhellenic president this upcoming year.

Epsilon Pi Chapter

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

In spring we hosted National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) week, which included activities, such as education about eating disorders while promoting healthy eating habits, self love, and encouraging women to be body positive toward themselves and others. Hundreds of students participated.

Epsilon Rho Chapter Epsilon Epsilon Chapter University at Albany SUNY

We got involved in supporting our campus’ “We Care” event to promote deeper advocacy for sexual violence and its negative effects on the lives of those who have been in such harmful situations.



Fall 2018

Hofstra University

As we celebrate 30 years on campus, we continue to lead. Our sister, Hannah Billbrough, former Panhellenic president, passed the torch to another sister, Olivia Beaton. We are also proud of our sisters Sandra Read and Isabelle Schmidt for becoming elected senators in Hofstra’s Student Government Association.

Advocacy & Community Impact

1917 Club

Leadership & Accolades

Upstate New York Alumnae Association

The Upstate New York Alumnae Association recognizes Chelsie Angelo for receiving scholarships from the Rochester Alumnae Association as well as from the Educational Foundation. She is currently pursuing her degree at Medaille College for her career as a mental health therapist. We thank her for her continued leadership in the alumnae association and the local Panhellenic association.

Ohio Beta Upsilon Chapter

Rochester Institute of Technology

Our main event in advocating for ANAD is our Be-You-Tiful Week. Programming is related to body positivity, self confidence, and raising awareness for eating disorders. Our post-it note campaign went viral on campus because students shared testimonies on social media regarding how it positively impacted them.

Beta Omega Chapter

Gamma Kappa Chapter

Capital University

We were awarded Philanthropic Chapter of the Year for raising more than $13,000 during the previous academic year. Our ANAD Week, in which we partnered with Residence Life, was awarded Community Engagement Program of the Year at the 2018 Student Leadership Awards.


St. John’s University

At our Greek life awards we walked away with five awards including New Member of the Year, which was awarded to Nisha Busre, and Panhellenic Organization of the Year for the second year in a row.

Gamma Eta Chapter

University at Buffalo SUNY

Sister Ariana Roman spent time researching how prenatal cocaine exposure and remaining in biological and non-biological care may contribute to higher externalizing behavior problems among children. Ariana is part of a research team that shared their findings at school-wide events, statewide conferences, and will also present at an international meeting in San Diego, Ca.

Eta Chapter

University Of Pittsburgh

In April we were awarded the Cathedral Cup– the highest award given to a sorority at the University of Pittsburgh as a part of successfully completing the Cathedral Standards of Excellence with distinction. Additionally, Julia Siracuse was recognized as Pitt Chapter Officer of the Year and Daryn Green was elected Panhellenic VP of membership development.

Delta Epsilon Chapter

Drexel University

Gamma Phi Chapter St. Joseph’s College

We were named Greek Life of the Year at this year’s leadership awards ceremony. Additionally, sisters Jessica Burton and Victoria Salamone were elected onto Panhellenic council as the VP of operations and VP of administration.

This year our chapter earned the Dean’s Cup, the highest Greek recognition on campus. Additionally, former chapter president Sarah Robinson served as the university-wide commencement speaker for Drexel’s graduation ceremony and Susan Kelley was elected Panhellenic VP of membership development.

Delta Nu Chapter

Temple University

Kaylee-Shaye Wadsworth was awarded Panhellenic Member of the Year for her strong presence and involvement in Panhellenic as well as in fraternity and sorority life.

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Phi Pi Chapter

Alpha Chi Chapter

We were recognized with multiple awards at Widener University’s Office of Student Life Student Leadership awards; Our Deeper Dude and ANAD Week programs were nominated for Program of the Year, our chapter was nominated for Most Improved Student Organization, Tejya Johnson won the John J. Zackowski Award for chapter leadership, and Samantha Robinson won Program of the Year for “Take Back the Night.”

Taylor Rouillard and Pia Ripley took part in the, “Vagina Monologues,” held by the Women’s Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the BU players. Our chapter also teamed up with the Women’s Resource Center to collect and donate feminine products to women in need throughout the Bloomsburg area.

Widener University

Bloomsburg University

Zeta Gamma Chapter Kutztown University

Our sister, Clarissa Freeze attended the PASSHE Rally in Harrisburg to lobby on the importance of higher education and why it needs more funding from the state.

Rhode Island Alpha Upsilon Chapter

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Phi Upsilon Chapter

Robert Morris University

We were awarded Outstanding Community Service and Philanthropy Award at Robert Morris University’s Greek Excellence dinner. Lead Advisor Cheyenne Warriner was also presented the Greek Chapter Advisor of the Year award

Epsilon Zeta Chapter Lasalle University

Rachel Piecyk received the Justice through Service Award. Rachel was one of 20 graduating seniors honored with this prestigious award. She coordinated a service trip to Montana to assist in the education of students at the De La Salle Blackfeet School. Most recently, she coordinated a trip to Kenya, where students assisted in teaching boys at the St Mary’s Boys School.

Epsilon Omicron Chapter Clarion University

We received the Outstanding Community Service Award for completing the most community service hours out of all 10 Greek organizations. Additionally, sister Rachel Donovan was elected Panhellenic president.

Alpha Sigma Chapter St. Francis University

Our chapter had the highest average GPA out of all Greek life on our campus in the 2017-2018 academic year. Sisters Jessica Miele and Kendra Bomgardner were also invited to join Order of Omega, the Greek Honor Society.



Fall 2018

Hannah Farr was elected Panhellenic president and was awarded Panhellenic Woman of the Year. Our chapter was also recognized with Excellence in Programming award for our Deepher Dude. We were named Sorority of the Year.


Zeta Alpha Chapter

Tennessee Technological University

SaraBeth Bryant was awarded Panhellenic Chapter President of the Year. Throughout her term as president, she led our chapter to rise to many occasions. One of our chapter’s proudest accomplishments under SaraBeth was winning a Homecoming Week award.


Gamma Gamma Chapter Schreiner University

Our sisters were true leaders this year. Veronica DeLeon was named Student Government Senator of the Year. Bailey Petri was named Ambassador of the Year. Callie Gargano and Jessie Leal received the Hatton Sumners Scholarship, and Rhiannon Bormann-Salazar was elected Panhellenic president.

Gamma Sigma Chapter Tarleton State University

Our Greek community recognized Sister Ashley Fell with Chapter Officer of the Year. She served as our VPO for the past year. Amanda Franklin, Payton Potter, and Ansley Jenkins were awarded the John Tarleton Spirit Award by Tarleton State University. This prestigious award is given to students who have demonstrated our core values by going above and beyond the expectations of a regular Tarleton student.

Advocacy & Community Impact

1917 Club

Leadership & Accolades

North Texas Alumnae Association

Member Marni Kaner is slated to be the Texas state-wide PTA vice president of membership. She will be tasked with assisting PTAs across the state with membership. Increasing membership is very important. Each member means their voice is louder in the capitol in Austin, as they advocate for the students and teachers of Texas. She will hold this position for two years.

Wisconsin Two chapters were recognized as 1917 Club winners during the International Leadership Forum this past summer. Members from the chapter were invited to a special breakfast with International Executive Director Nicole DeFeo. Congratulations to the following chapters

Beta Lambda Chapter

University Of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Kiersten Aron, Brailey Kerber, and Stephanie Musch received the University Leadership award. Beta Lambda alumnae sisters also won the University Mentor award including our advisor Allison Ward and our Greek Life Coordinator Sarah Johannes. Additionally, our sister Brailey Kerber was elected student body president.

Ontario, Canada Zeta Epsilon Chapter Carleton University

Ash-Lee Austen was elected Panhellenic president, making chapter history as the first DPhiE woman to hold the position on campus. Similarly, sister Francesca Desaulniers was elected to the Panhellenic executive board as the first DPhiE to hold the position of VP of recruitment.

Quebec, Canada Beta Pi Chapter

Concordia University

Gigi Cordeiro was elected as president of the Sociology and Anthropology Student Union, Athena Sita was re-elected as president for the Inter-Fraternal Council, and Sophie Hough was elected as general coordinator for the Concordia Student Union. Chapters and Alumnae Associations self-report updates. All updates submitted by June 1, 2018 were printed in this issue.

Epsilon Phi Chapter at Thomas Jefferson University Alpha Delta Chapter at Seton Hall University 1917 Club Update Using our 5 S’s of Service, Sisterhood, Scholarship, Self and Social, a committee developed detailed metrics for each S for the Chapter Assessment Program. CAP serves as a planning tool chapters can use to help them perform to the best of their ability and to assure universities that Delta Phi Epsilon is an important part of university life. Chapters earn points in each category within CAP. Chapters that reach the highest levels are then named to our 1917 Club. To continue to help chapters thrive the Chapter Assessment Program is being updated, with an updated manual scheduled for released this fall semester. As Delta Phi Epsilon has undergone many exciting changes through the last year and to keep our assessment of standards in line with these changes, the updated manual will allow our chapters to showcase their hard work and commitment through better assessment.


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Gamma Iota: Tori Sarsfield engaged to Jeb Field; Kyla Cabral engaged to Ian Arruda


Gamma Rho: Asia Wohlfeil engaged to Adam Hathaway

Alpha Epsilon: Charles Leo Bosworth born to Olivia and Greg Bosworth Alpha Kappa: Sammi Drew Sigmund born to Ashley Flora and Josh Sigmund Alpha Upsilon: Mabel Quinn Formont born to Sarah Cortazzo Formont and George Formont Beta Iota: Louie James Dawson born to Nichole and Chris Dawson Beta Omega: Aleena Lacorte born to Katherine Lacorte 1 Eta: Lily Marie Richardson born to Jeff and Shaina Richardson 2 Epsilon Rho: Arabella Gloria Cruz born to Diana Ziogas Cruz 3 Epsilon Upsilon: Ezekiel Kawika Ocreto born to Veronica and Jonathan Ocreto

Gamma Sigma: Ravyn Benjamin engaged to Cameron Nellum Gamma Upsilon: Cassidy Keller engaged to Matthew Carrigan; Miranda Heath engaged to Payton Keel Gamma Psi: Erin Hutchison engaged to Joe Serowik; Becca Curtis engaged to Thomas Toombs Gamma Psi: Brianne Shaefer engaged to Alex Brown Gamma Omega: Rebekah Laible engaged to Luke Dieffenderfer Epsilon Upsilon: Erika Woodland engaged to Spencer Kjos Epsilon Phi: Casey Fasano engaged to Jordan Loehr Epsilon Zeta: Victoria Gablein engaged to Sean Robinson; Nichole Basile engaged to Vincent Bianchimano Phi Tau: Letty Scanlon engaged to Sean Hempsey 5


Phi Phi: Alexandria Quigley engaged to Eric Houlihan; Nicole Rafalko engaged to Kevin Martin; Clara Blevins engaged to Alec Day; Karla Gonzalez engaged to Dalton Kraus

Alpha Delta: Lauren Ferrara engaged to Daniel Bower

Zeta Alpha: Emley Grandey engaged to Tyler Mills

Alpha Eta: Cheyenne Borkowski engaged to Jonathan Finocchiaro

Zeta Epsilon Chapter: Kelsey Kaye engaged to Adam Lawson

Alpha Theta: Krista Thomson engaged to Matthew Moeller


Alpha Tau: Jill Hoffman engaged to Aaron Lorang

Alpha Delta: Lais Ghiraldeli married Joseph Chaves. 6

Alpha Psi: Liz Love engaged to Andrew Blanchard

Beta Pi: Dawn Melissa Montour married Matthew Lazare.

Beta Eta: Savannah Lischick engaged to Stephen Coppi

Gamma Alpha: Susan Mrowczynski married Joshua Bolatto.

Beta Tau: Tiffany Medina engaged to Anthony Lucas 4

Gamma Pi: Danyelle Rube married Brian Jernigan.

Beta Phi: Allie Marsh engaged to Kendrick Downs

Gamma Sigma: Alyssa Czehowski married Tyler Daniels. 7

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Delta Iota: Victoria Brown married Michael Bento. Epsilon Upsilon: Jen Cordaro married Vince Benedet; Adrienne Lopez married Eli Murray. 8 Zeta Alpha: Madeline Cothern married David Edward Minor. Phi Gamma: Rachel Mankowski married Daniel Suarez.

Gamma Chi: Sam Benson was awarded Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award for her work as residence hall director for the Ecology House residence hall. 11 Delta Epsilon: Julie Herman Kaplan was featured as one of Drexel University’s 40 Under 40.

Omega: Rachel Spangenthal married Brian Holland. 9

Delta Eta: Alyssa N. Gorenberg was named a Detroit News 36 Under 36.


Delta Sigma: Jennifer Terribile opened her own group fitness studio, The Mat, in Martinsville, NJ.


Delta Omega: Stacey Wilk published her first novel, “A Second Chance House.”

Alpha Eta: Cheyenne Borkowski earned her master’s degree in school counseling from Centenary University.

Epsilon Gamma: Lisa Peterson was selected as one of ENR New York’s 2018 Top Young Professionals.

Alpha Nu: Dia Georgiou received tenure as a school psychologist.

Epsilon Pi: Sarah Wild contributed a chapter to the published book, “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” by Hank Nuwer.

Beta Beta: Brittany Lacy was accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Temple University and received her white coat.

Zeta Alpha: Madeline Cothern Minor earned her master’s degree in human resource leadership.

Beta Eta: Savannah Lischick was promoted to Process Engineer III after three years of working for Allergan.

Phi Eta: Elena Sullivan began her graduate studies as a physician assistant at Yale School of Medicine.

Beta Lambda: Katie Dunagan was promoted to Global Initiatives Program Manager for the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Phi Phi: Clara Blevins was hired as a NICU nurse at Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 12

Gamma Gamma: Emily Williams and Gloria Santos were awarded Schreiner University’s Presidential Distinguished Medallion for their leadership and active participation in campus life. Gamma Iota: Mikayla Smith was hired as a sixth grade math teacher in Taunton, MA and will begin pursuing her master’s degree in elementary curriculum and instruction in January, 2019.

Phi Psi: Kayla Romaniello was hired as a fifth grade teacher in Darien, Ct. Omega: Amy Salmanson won her second Sports Emmy for outstanding playoff coverage of the 2018 AFC Championship Game as sideline producer. Member announcements can be submitted year round through and are printed at the discretion of the editor. Announcements in this issue were submitted between August 1, 2017 and June 16, 2018.

Gamma Sigma: Caris Thetford was awarded Tarleton State University’s 2018 Quality Service Award for her efforts as Assistant Director of Student Counseling Services. 10


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We honor our Delta Phi Epsilon sisters who have passed away. International Headquarters was notified of the passing of these sisters between December 6, 2017 and June 19, 2018. To report a sister’s death, please contact the IHQ office at 215.732.5901 or email Badges and other Delta Phi Epsilon artifacts are welcomed donations to the Delta Phi Epsilon archives. Delta Chapter at Hunter College Sylvia Goldberg Engel Doris Berk Scher

Phi Lambda Chapter at Emory University Ellen Berlin

Zeta Chapter at University of Toronto Frances Ash Schacter

Phi Sigma Chapter at Northern Illinois University Barbara Schneider Weiss Barbara Sabatello

Nu Chapter at University of Pennsylvania Myra Haskin

Phi Phi Chapter at Towson University Angela Picciani

Chi Chapter at University of Texas Melanie Davidoff Pauline Protas Randall

Epsilon Chi Chapter at William Paterson University Emily Desbiens

Omega Chapter at University of Miami Maya Yasur Delta Zeta Chapter at University of California, Berkeley Elaine Marinoff Delta Rho Chapter at Cornell University Linda Zell Randall Natalie Hirsch Lederman Delta Sigma Chapter at Rider University Michelle Moses

Beta Zeta Chapter at University of Michigan- Flint Patricia Gottschalk Beta Phi Chapter at Central Michigan University Heather Mari Yetzke Metz Gamma Alpha Chapter at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville Kendall Douglas Psi Chapter at University of Georgia Edie Fay Rubin Cohen



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Fall 2018


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To Delta Phi Epsilon Parents: While your daughter is in school, she will be receiving the TRIAD at her home address. Please remind her to update her address with the International Headquarters when she graduates so she can continue to enjoy the TRIAD.

On the Cutting Edge Buffalo, NY June 28 – July 1, 2018 Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center

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