Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2016-05 (Issue 83)

May 1, 2016 | Categories: National Newsletter

Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2016-05 (Issue 83)

National Office Personnel Change
Recently, our devoted Director of Collegiate Services, Liz D’Orsa, has announced her resignation with the Theta Phi Alpha National Office. We are excited for her new endeavors as she pursues her graduate degree at Stony Brook University. As an interim measure, Liz will be supporting the National Office on a part-time basis until her last day on August 1st. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing a job announcement as we begin our search for her replacement. We wish you all the best, Liz!

Join us on Instagram!
We are so excited to officially join the fun and conversation on Instagram! Please visit us at for pictures from our chapters and sisters all over the country. If you'd like to be highlighted on the account send your photos and captions to [email protected].

Senior Sendoff
Through our social media channels, we’d like to help celebrate all of our Seniors who are graduating this spring. Send us your graduation photos and we’ll share them with the rest of our sisters so we can celebrate this milestone with you! Submit pictures here:

2016 National Convention Agenda Now Online
The 2016 Theta Phi Alpha National Convention is only 50 days away and we have lots of great information available online to help you prepare for your time in St. Louis. Visit the Convention web page to view all of the latest information including the agenda, registration forms, white rose bouquet sponsorship, proposed amendments, the election slate and so much more!

Interested in running for Grand Council or the Board of Trustees?
It’s not too late to add your name to the Official Slate for elections at Convention. Consent to Serve forms that are received between now and Convention will be reviewed for eligibility and if eligible, added to the Official Slate via a nomination during the opening business session at Convention. The Consent to Serve form and qualification for eligibility for The Grand Council and Board of Trustees can be found online at, If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Palmisano at [email protected].

Stop and Smell the Roses!
Help add some joy and fragrance to this year’s Convention home by sponsoring a white rose bouquet. Each bouquet will include a card with the name of the sponsoring Chapter or Alumnae Association. This could be a wonderful way to honor your delegate, the chapter(s) that you support, or other special sisters. Learn more about sponsoring a bouquet here,

Marietta Colony Closure
Theta Phi Alpha was saddened to announce the closure of the Marietta College Colony in Marietta, Ohio on March 29th. Marietta College was colonized in February 2014 by a strong group of women representing the values of the Fraternity. During their time as a colony, members worked hard to make great philanthropic and social contributions to the Marietta campus and local community. However, due to sustainability challenges the Grand Council voted to close the colony. Any questions pertaining to the Marietta closure can be directed to the National Office at 440-899-9282.

ΘΦΑ National President is Blogging!
In an effort to move away from email attachments you’ll now be able to read our National President’s monthly news and notes in a mobile-friendly manner online. We will also be introducing guest bloggers to share even more stories from around our sisterhood. We hope you enjoy the new format!

Grand Council Send-Off
This year we have three incredibly devoted members of Grand Council who will be passing the baton to the next set of elected leaders at National Convention this summer. Jenn Kreiman has served our Fraternity on Grand Council for ten years! Laura Foley has served us for eight and Jenn Klug for six! We will be presenting Jenn, Laura and Jenn with personalized albums containing photos and notes from members. We’re looking for submissions so we can pack these albums with all sorts of memories from their early days on campus through their terms on Grand Council. Please submit your photos or notes by June 1, 2016 through the Convention webpage by clicking on Photo/note submissions for Grand Council gifts.

Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
This issue Theta Phi Alpha celebrates the anniversary of…
May 01, 1960 - Alpha Delta Chapter, St. Norbert College, West DePere, WI
May 01, 1987 - Alpha Omega Chapter, Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI
May 02, 1998 - Gamma Gamma Chapter, Kutztown Univ., Kutztown, PA
May 02, 2009 - Gamma Sigma Chapter, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA
May 03, 1992 - Beta Omicron Chapter, State Univ. of New York at Brockport, Brockport, NY
May 03, 2014 - Delta Epsilon Chapter, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
May 04, 1922 - Kappa Chapter, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
May 04, 2013 - Delta Alpha Chapter, State Univ. of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
May 05, 1990 - Beta Theta Chapter, St. Francis College, Loretto, PA
May 05, 1991 - Beta Mu Chapter, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
May 06, 2005 - Gamma Theta Chapter, Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA
May 08, 1993 - Beta Phi Chapter, Millersville Univ., Millersville, PA
May 10, 1986 - Alpha Chi Chapter, Monmouth Univ., West Long Branch, NJ
May 11, 2003 - Gamma Epsilon Chapter, Shawnee State Univ., Portsmouth, OH
May 12, 1990 - Beta Eta Chapter, Bryant Univ., Smithfield, RI
May 15, 1993 - Beta Chi Chapter, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
May 17, 1919 - Beta Chapter, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
May 18, 1993 - Beta Psi Chapter, Merrimack College, Andover, MA
May 18, 2013 - Delta Beta Chapter, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
May 19, 1954 - Psi Chapter, Quincy College, Quincy, IL
May 20, 2006 - Gamma Mu Chapter, Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY
May 23, 1963 - Alpha Zeta Chapter, The Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
May 24, 1919 - Gamma Chapter, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH
May 29, 1920 - Zeta Chapter, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN

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