Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2016-03 (Issue 82)

Mar 1, 2016 | Categories: National Newsletter

Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2016-03 (Issue 82)

Have You Registered for Convention Yet?
Join Theta Phi Alpha sisters at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, Frontenac, Missouri on July 13-17, 2016. Registration is now open! Late fees apply to registrations received after May 31, 2016. For more information on the 2016 Convention or to register now, visit:

2016 National Convention Updates
The 2016 Theta Phi Alpha National Convention is just months away and we have lots of new updates to pass along to help you prepare for your time in St. Louis. Visit the website to download the new Convention Mailer ( which includes: Proposed Amendments and Additions to Theta Phi Alpha’s National Constitution & Bylaws and to Ritual; Convention Pricing; Delegate/Alternate Delegate Designation; Election Slate; Convention Speaker biographies; National Awards information; Foundation Raffles and Events; and White Rose Bouquet Sponsorships.

If you need any assistance with these electronic files, please call the National Office at (440) 899-9282. More details about Convention 2016 will continue to be posted to the website as they are finalized.

National Award Applications Open
Now is the time to begin applying for the national awards given at Convention. The new online applications and letter of recommendation forms are available at: This year, all forms are electronic - binders and paper applications have been eliminated! Also new this year, winning chapters and associations will be given take home trophies to keep that won’t need to be engraved or shipped back. All award winners from 2014 should polish, engrave, and ship back their previous awards to National Office by April 30, 2016 for the archives. If you have any questions, please contact, Cathy Billoni, Board of Trustees, at [email protected]

Welcome, Delta Eta Chapter!
The Grand Council is thrilled to announce that February 13-14, 2016, the Delta Eta Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was installed at Salem State University, Salem, MA. 46 collegians were initiated as members of Theta Phi Alpha during this installation event. Jennifer Klug, National Vice President-Alumnae attended as the initiating and installing office. Special thanks to Delta Delta, Delta Epsilon, and Beta Psi Chapters, and other collegians and alumnae who attended in support of the event making the initiation and installation welcoming to our new sisters. Congratulations can be sent to the Chapter President at: [email protected]

Foundation Annual Report Available
The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation has released its Annual Report for 2014-2015. To view the report and other Foundation news, please visit:

Congratulations to our Recently Appointed National Officers
The following sisters were recently appointed by Grand Council to serve as National Officers:

Linda Barath, Alpha Xi - Chapter Advisor - Alpha Xi
Jodie Gurry, Beta Upsilon - Chapter Advisor - Beta Psi
Emily McKinley, Beta Delta - Chapter Advisor - Delta Delta
Lauren Rumsey, Beta Nu - Chapter Advisor - Delta Gamma
Michelle Pendrak, Gamma Alpha - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Alpha
Meghan MacPherson, Beta Beta - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Chi
Catherine Nimtz Zhang, Gamma Phi - Chapter Advisor - Gamma Phi
Brandy Americk, Gamma Chi - Conference Director
Beth Wechter, Alpha Psi - National Academic Excellence Chairman
Meagan Graff, Alpha Tau - Song Chairman
Ashley Revels, Kappa - Social Media Committee
Paige Gaver, Alpha Pi - National Treasurer Asst
Julia Osadchy, Gamma Delta - National Treasurer Asst
Erika Leftkowicz, Beta Nu - National Treasurer Asst
Emily Burdo, Delta Alpha – Colony Advisor – Hartwick College

Interested in applying to be a National Officer? To apply, visit:

Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
This issue Theta Phi Alpha celebrates the anniversary of…

February 02, 1985 - Alpha Pi Chapter, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
February 03, 1990 - Beta Epsilon Chapter, Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond, LA
February 09, 1985 - Alpha Rho Chapter, Robert Morris College, Coroapolis, PA
February 11, 1951 - Phi Chapter, Univ. of Detroit, Detroit, MI
February 13, 1926 - Nu Chapter, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
February 14, 1931 - Sigma Chapter, Univ. of Akron, Akron, OH
February 20, 1993 - Beta Sigma Chapter, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
February 23, 1929 - Rho Chapter, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA
February 26, 1956 - Alpha Alpha Chapter, The Catholoic Univ. of America, Washington, D.C.
February 27, 1988 - Beta Beta Chapter, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
February 28, 1988 - Beta Gamma Chapter, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Forham Madison, Madison, NJ
March 01, 1986 - Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
March 07, 1943 - Upsilon Chapter, Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL
March 15, 1986 - Alpha Phi Chapter, St. Mary's Univ., Winona, MN
March 21, 1971 - Alpha Lambda Chapter, Gannon Univ., Erie, PA
March 27, 1993 - Beta Tau Chapter, Johnson & Wales Univ., Providence, RI
March 28, 2009 - Gamma Pi Chapter, St. John's Univ., Staten Island, NY
March 29, 2008 - Gamma Xi Chapter, The Univ. of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise, VA
March 31, 1990 - Beta Zeta Chapter, New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip, NY

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