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  • e-news Issue 88

     Tampa Nosh & Network     Sisterhood in Florida
    We had a great turnout for our January Nosh and Network event in Tampa, Florida. Thank you to everyone who joined us and stay tuned for our next event!


    Theta Phi Alpha is now on LinkedIn!
    Head on over to LinkedIn to check out our new page! Please begin following our page and encourage your sisters to do the same so we can continue to strengthen the professional network for our sisterhood.http://www.linkedin.com/company/theta-phi-alpha 
    Introducing: Theta Phi Forever
    We are never too old, or too young, to reconnect with a Theta Phi. We are Theta Phis Forever! We’re asking each collegian to reach out to her Big Sister to say hello and catch up on what they’ve been doing. Then, verify your Big's contact information and email it to thetaphiforever@thetaphialpha.org. You can also encourage your Big Sister to log on to the new member portal athttp://my.thetaphialpha.org/ to reconnect with Theta Phi. [Learn more here]
    UIFI Scholarship Applications Due Jan. 31
    Theta Phi Alpha offers scholarship opportunities to sisters attending Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI).
    As a result of UIFI 2016:
    · 97.37% of student respondents said they believe they are a better leader because of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
    · 96.49% agreed UIFI deepened their commitment to the fraternal movement.
    · 97.65% agreed UIFI would cause them to make positive changes to their chapter
    · 98.25% would recommend UIFI to a peer.
    Applications for 2017 UIFI scholarships are due Jan.31, 2017. Apply here:

    Volunteers: StrengthsQuest Assessment
    Theta Phi Alpha is excited to provide an opportunity for all National Officers and Volunteers to participate in the StrengthsQuest Assessment, a product of the Gallup Strengths Center. By taking the assessment, we hope to learn more about our officers and volunteers, as well as provide different training opportunities to sisters in the future. For more information, please visit www.thetaphialpha.org/2016-volunteer-summit, and call the National Office to obtain a code to get started with your StrengthsQuest Assessment. 
    Susan Lee Shares Her Reflections on 2016
    Our National President helped us wrap up 2016 with the final blog post from Susan Lee on our National President's blog: http://thetaphialphablog.blogspot.com/

    "Remember that you were chosen for membership in Theta Phi Alpha for a reason. Your sisters saw something in you. I know I am thankful for each and every one of you and look forward to serving you to the best of my abilities in the coming year." [Read more]


    Officer Leadership Training Follow-Up
    We love hearing all of your experiences from Officer Leadership Training this month. Please take a moment to share your stories and pictures online using #ThetaPhiOLT. And as always, we greatly appreciate any photo submissions through our website:http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/photo-submission


    National Officers
    The following sisters were recently appointed, or re-appointed, by Grand Council to serve as National Officers for the new biennium:

    Carlee Reiber, Gamma Xi, Conference Director

    Ashleigh Callahan, Beta Lambda, Assistant Membership Coordinator

    Marisol Elliot, Delta Alpha, Conference Director

    Kathy Hengel, Kappa, Alumnae Initiate & Honorary Coordinator

    Kathleen Glow, Chi, Volunteer Appreciation Coordinator

    Erin Burke, Delta Delta, Conference Director

    Megan Lisbeth Strang, Alpha Xi, Alumnae Panhellenic Coordinator


    Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
    January 06, 1979 - Alpha Xi Chapter, Cleveland State Univ., Cleveland, OH
    January 11, 1986 - Alpha Tau Chapter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL
    January 15, 2011 - Gamma Upsilon Chapter, Wesley College, Dover, DE
    January 17, 1987 - Alpha Psi Chapter, Univ. of Dayton, Dayton, OH
    January 18, 2014 - Delta Delta Chapter, Ashland Univ., Ashland, OH
    January 20, 2006 - Gamma Kappa Chapter, Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH


  • e-News Issue Number 87


    National Office Holiday Hours
    This holiday season the Theta Phi Alpha National Office will close on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. See you in the New Year!

    New Foundation Board Members
    The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors to the Board: Katie Evans, Alpha Nu, Director of Finance; and Kathleen Sullivan, Alpha Gamma, Director of Communications. Congratulations ladies!

    Giving Tuesday Set Records for Theta Phi Alpha Foundation!
    Thanks to all who participated in GivingTuesday for the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation! It was a fun day seeing why our sisters believe in Theta Phi Alpha Foundation. We are thrilled to share the news that we have set records in three areas. We increased our number of donors by 9%. The average donation went up by 15%. We are most excited to let you know that our overall donation total increased by 25% over last year for more than $5,500. A final total will soon be published atwww.facebook.com/ThetaPhiAlphaFoundation.

    Do You Know a Potential Leadership Consultant?
    We’re looking for our next group of Leadership Consultants to support Theta Phi Alpha's extension efforts and help chapters and colonies with recruitment, officer training, and provide guidance and support. Help us find these campus leaders by encouraging a motivated sister to apply as one of our 2017-2018 Leadership Consultants. Applications are due by Jan. 16, 2017: http://thetaphialpha.cel ect.org/leadership-consultants  (login required)

    Susan Lee Looks Forward toward the Future in Latest Blog Post
    “I’m writing this as we have just elected a new President of the United States of America. There are very polarized feelings of great fear and great hope across the country as this was a very close election. Our Founders’ in 1912 were not afforded the rights women have today, including the right to vote...” [Read more]

    Grand Council Prep Calls
    Beginning this January, the Grand Council will be hosting monthly phone calls for sisters who are interested in serving on the Grand Council for the upcoming biennium starting at Convention 2018. Consider joining one of these calls to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Grand Council members. Contactnp@thetaphialpha.org for more information.

    2018 Siena Medal Nominations 
    Nominations are being accepted now through June 1, 2017. Siena Medalists have created a legacy of integrity, principled leadership, grace and social change. Help us find our next honoree:http://thetaphialpha.celect.or g/siena-medal-nominations

    Updated Travel and Expense Policy
    Do you travel on official business for Theta Phi Alpha? If so, please take a moment to review our updated travel and expense policy. (login required)


    National Officers
    The following sisters were recently appointed, or re-appointed, by Grand Council to serve as National Officers for the new biennium:


    Megan Simpson, Delta Eta,Interim Delta Eta Chapter Advisor

    Carlee Reiber, Gamma Xi,Conference Director


    Member Benefit!
    Join us in our new online community to connect to your ever lasting network of Theta Phi Alpha sisters,http://my.thetaphialpha.org.  Visit the site today to set up your new account, search for sisters, update your career information, and check the box to allow sisters to contact you about being a possible mentor!



    Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
    Dec. 2, 1923 - Lambda Chapter, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY
    Dec. 3, 1988 - Beta Delta Chapter, Muskingum Univ., New Concord, OH
    Dec. 3, 1994 - Gamma Alpha Chapter, Penn State, The Behrend College, Erie, PA
    Dec. 4, 2002 - Gamma Delta Chapter, Rowan Univ., Glassboro, NJ
    Dec. 4, 2011 - Gamma Phi Chapter, Indiana Univ. at South Bend, South Bend, IN
    Dec. 6, 1941 - Tau Chapter, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI
    Dec. 15, 2012 - Gamma Omega Chapter, Trine Univ., Angola, IN