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  • Theta Phi Alpha e-News: 2015-03 (Issue 73) 


    NPC International Badge Day, March 2

    International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference as a day for women in sororities in all different umbrella organizations throughout the world to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in celebration of sisterhood.

    We hope you’ll join us in celebration by wearing your letters on your heart!


    Extension News

    The Grand Council is excited to announce our official colonization at Salem State University in Salem, MA which occurred Friday, February 13 and at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL which occurred Friday February 20.

    Theta Phi Alpha has also accepted an invitation to colonize at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ.  If you’re a local alumna interested in helping with our extension efforts, please contact Nikki Conroy, National Vice President-Extension, at NVP-@ThetaPhiAlpha.org


    Theta Phi Alpha Seeking Financial Coordinator and Communications Director

    The Fraternity is seeking applicants to fill the full time Finance Coordinator and part time Communications Director roles at the National Office. For more information, please visit thetaphialpha.org or contact Shane McGoey, our Executive Director, at 440-899-9282.

    Letters of interest and resumes can be sent to Shane P. McGoey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Theta Phi Alpha, 27025 Knickerbocker Rd., Bay Village, Ohio 44140.


    2015 Leadership Conference in Cleveland, Ohio

    Save the date for the 2015 Leadership Conference to be held at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, from Wednesday June 24th to Friday June 26th.  Registration is now open! For more information about Theta Phi Alpha’s 2015 Leadership Conference, please visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/leadership-conference-2015 



    Looking for Siena Medalist Nominations

    Convention 2014 Attendees were wowed by our Siena Medalist, Rachel Simmons.  She joined a prestigious group of women who have received this honor dating to 1937.

    Theta Phi Alpha’s Board of Trustees announces the search for nominations for Theta Phi Alpha’s next Siena Medalist to be awarded at the 2016 National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Siena Medal, named after Saint Catherine of Siena, is one of two honors our Fraternity bestows upon a non-member.  Please take some time to research and nominate an amazing woman who has done something worthy of this honor.  Nominees should be women of distinction in their profession, advocates for social service and humanitarianism or personal role models.

    To nominate a woman, visit http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/siena-medal-nominations to submit today! The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2015. For more information, please contact Karen Rubican, Board of Trustees at krubican@verizon.net.


    NPC Chairman’s Message “NPC: Standing Strong with Hearts United”

    NPC Chairman, Jean M. Mrasek, recently shared a message reflecting on NPC’s united strength in women nurturing women.  To read the chairman’s message, visit: http://npcchairman.blogspot.com/2015/02/npc-standing-strong-with-hearts-united.html 


    Did You Know?

    The National President, Laura Foley, writes a monthly newsletter for National Officers called News & Notes and the National Vice President-Collegians, Amanda Horvat, writes a monthly Chapter Administration Newsletter.  While both newsletters have different focuses and purposes, they can be accessed online by any member if you’re interested in reading them.

    To read the National President’s New & Notes, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/np-news-notes 
    To read the National Vice President-Collegians’ Chapter Administration Newsletter, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/chapter-administration-newsletters 


    Congratulations to Our Recently Appointed National Officers

    The following sisters were recently appointed by Grand Council to serve as National Officers:

    Antoinette Cummins, Beta Gamma - Officer Training Development Coordinator

    Interested in applying to be a National Officer?  To apply, visit: http://thetaphialpha.celect.org/volunteer-opportunities.


    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

    Additionally, last issue we accidentally excluded one of our newest chapters, so this month we also extend a happy 1 year celebration to Delta Delta Chapter, Ashland Univ., Ashland, OH, installed January 18, 2014.