The University of Nebraska Kearney recognized the names of those who earned a place on the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester. In order to make the dean's list, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, as well as have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Alpha Phi is extremely proud to announce that 70 of our members were awarded a spot on this list. We are so proud of our members' academic accomplishments this past semester.
For many Alpha Phis, today is just a normal Tuesday. But for our sister Shelby Rowan, it is much more than a normal Tuesday. The Rowan family is currently en route to Omaha for Carlee's open heart surgery tomorrow. Carlee is three, almost four, years old and has Down Syndrome. She needs to have open heart surgery because she has an atrioventricular septal defect, which is common for people with Down Syndrome (she has two holes in her heart and a leaky valve).
Alpha Phi's philanthropy supports heart health, so this is very near and dear to our hearts. Knowing that our philanthropy can help little girls like Carlee and the Rowan family is something that makes what we do that much more amazing and inspiring.
Carlee holds a special place in our heart. We are sending lots of love and prayers to the Rowan family today and in the coming days. We love you all!