09/17/2014 (press release: MiamiAlphaPhi) // Miami Beach , FL, USA // Alpha Phi
More than 40 young women gathered at Barry University during the weekend of Sept. 12-14 to participate in Alpha Phi’s formal recruitment on campus. The Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi welcomed nineteen new members into their sisterhood, bringing the total to forty members, their largest in several years.
The chapter also began the Fall semester with new leadership in several important positions. Sophomore Kayla Davis was elected President of the chapter, Ingeborg De Weever was elected Vice-President of Campus Affairs and Kiana Coste was elected Director of Administration.
In an effort to strengthen the Alpha Phi presence both locally and on campus, alumna Jennifer Wescott has been appointed as the new Chapter Advisor. Ms. Wescott previously served the chapter as Marketing Advisor for four semesters and has also been involved with the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi, handling their social media, website maintenance and event marketing.
In addition to raising both funds and awareness for their national philanthropy, The American Heart Association, the sisters plan on contributing hundreds of hours of community service over the course of the 2014-2015 school year. Service projects include volunteering with The Miami-Dade Heart Walk, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Out of Darkness Walk to benefit The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The sisterhood of Alpha Phi stretches from coast to coast through 160 collegiate campuses and more than 200,000 members. Sisters share a commitment to excellence and a strong desire to help one another and their communities. Alpha Phis are leaders, scholars, contributors and lifetime members of a sisterhood that values these traits.
Building on Alpha Phi International’s mission, the Theta Omega chapter assists college women in making informed choices to reach their highest potential. Alpha Phi enhances and promotes each member’s development and learning by focusing on sisterhood, service, scholarship, leadership, loyalty and character development.
“I am incredibly proud of the extraordinary level of leadership displayed by our sisters throughout the course of this recruitment,” said Kayla Davis, president of Alpha Phi at Barry University. “Representing the values and standards of Alpha Phi is of utmost importance to us, and this year the sisters proved their dedication to upholding those values.”
ABOUT ALPHA PHI
Alpha Phi International Fraternity was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 as one of the first Greek societies for women. Alpha Phi is dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity, and advocating service. The organization is comprised of more than 140 collegiate chapters and more than 140 alumnae chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Alpha Phi Foundation is the Fraternity’s philanthropic and educational partner. Through contributions from chapters, individual members and friends, the fraternity supports women’s cardiac health and other charitable educational projects. Together, Alpha Phi Fraternity and Foundation develop character for a lifetime. For more information, please visit www.alphaphi.org