Happy Founders' Day to all our members!
Categories: Announcements, Blog
Dear Theta Phi Alphas,
Picture this. It’s August 1985. A freshman college student has just been moved into her dorm room by her parents. Her parents cried as they left campus as she is the first child they have taken to college. She doesn’t have a car or a phone in her dorm room, just a pay phone at the end of the hall. This is before the days of cell phones or personal computers. She is lucky that a few friends from her high school decided to go to the same college and they all made plans to find each other at freshman orientation. At freshman orientation, she sees her friends from high school and they all make sure they are in the same group for orientation.
One of the best parts of being a member of Theta Phi Alpha is meeting and collaborating with members from other chapters and associations. I have lived in Nebraska for all but five years, and those five years were in Missouri. As a collegian, my chapter was composed of members like me. I attended my first national event in 1987 during a summer Leadership Conference. While this was a fantastic experience, the most amazing part was meeting Theta Phi Alphas from other chapters. That was the first time I realized that not everyone was just like me, that there were Theta Phi Alphas of different faiths, backgrounds, and ethnicities. I remember being very happy about this and keeping in touch with several collegians and alumnae I met.
Categories: News, Press Releases, Announcements
It is with great sadness that Theta Phi Alpha announces the passing of Barbara Plageman Henterly, age 100, on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Barbara was initiated in 1941 into the Sigma Chapter at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She was awarded Guard of Honor #42 in 1970.
February is Black History Month and to help kick us off we would like to share some of our Black members of Theta Phi Alpha thoughts on what this month means to them and more!
• Mandy Corbett – Beta Nu
• Ariana Blake – Gamma Delta
• Kishma Liburd – Gamma Tau
• Dionne Tuplin – Alpha Epsilon
Let’s celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and honor the pivotal roles they have played in our nation’s history.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
In December I returned to my alma mater, Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, for my son Nic’s graduation. This was such a proud parent moment for me! Wayne State is the home of our Alpha Pi chapter, my chapter, and while I was there I was able to connect with one of my chapter sisters, Regan Ott, who was also graduating that day. I am proud every time a sister from my chapter graduates and enters the alumna phase of membership.
Happy Holidays from Theta Phi Alpha!
This holiday season the Theta Phi Alpha National Office will close on Thursday, December 22nd, and reopen Tuesday, January 3rd. See you in the New Year!
Hello Theta Phi Alphas,
As I write my first National President’s blog, I can’t help but wonder where have the last three months gone? It feels like just yesterday we were gathered at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis for our 53rd National Convention. Reuniting with old friends, making new friends, conducting the business of the fraternity, gaining knowledge from speakers, hearing the voices of our collegian and alumnae members, and electing our leadership for the the next biennium felt so good after canceling convention in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Convention provided a compass to guide the 2022-2024 members of the Grand Council. I'd like to share with you where that compass is taking us.
Theta Phi Alpha welcomes two new members to the Board of Trustees.
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