Welcome back parents and alumnae!
The month of March was a busy month for the ladies of Alpha Phi.
PHI’S OF THE WEEK
To kick off this blog for the month of March we would like to recognize our outstanding Phi's of the week throughout the month. Phi of the week is an award that our chapter gives at to recognize the individuals in our chapter that have gone above and beyond. This month we had two special ladies. We celebrated senior member, Justine Sebede, for being accepted into physical therapy school and Bailey Bond for going above and beyond expectations to make Red Dress Poker Tournament a success alongside Director of Philanthropy, Elenna Leininger. We are proud of junior, Paige Kordonowy, and sophmore, McRae Stubbs, for running for President and Vice President of our campus. Congratulations to Paige for being elected as Vice President, she campaigned with fellow student Rachel Flaugh. We also recognized freshman, Karlee Schow, for dedicating three hours to help with philanthropy decorations on the weekend.
TRAVELING ABROAD PHIS
Along with all the amazing activities that March had to offer it was also a little bittersweet because we sent off a few sisters to the Czech Republic. It was sad to see our girls go but we are looking forward to hearing all about their travels and adventures when they return home.
As well as sending some of our sisters off we also have some of our sisters studying abroad for the semester in Peru. Mariah DaMoude got the opportunity to get up close and personal with a Llama.
"Our 11th annual red dress poker tournament was a huge success, and we could not have done it without our awesome families, the community of Kearney, and all the UNK students that supported us along the way. I am so proud of all the hard work our chapter put towards this event, and I am excited to continue to make a difference in the lives of those who are affected by women's heart health." -Elenna Leininger (Philanthropy Chair)
Our Red Dress Poker Tournament took place on March third and raised around 7,500 dollars. This includes tickets sales, raffles, and donations. Thank you to all that donated to such a great cause. This event is one that we look forward to every year because it allows us a chance to spend the night with our sisters while raising money for a good cause.
“The new Student Body President, Rachel Flaugh, and I are enthusiastic about our platform ideas and the possibilities of our upcoming term. I couldn't be more thrilled to represent Alpha Phi and UNK in this new position during my last year as a Loper”-Paige Kordonowy (Director of Formal Recruitment)
Paige Kordonowy a junior in our chapter that is majoring in Business and Economics has recently been given the opportunity to become Vice President of our campus. Paige is what we call here at Alpha Phi a well-rounded individual. Paige has taken part of various positions on campus from committee heads to being the current Director of Formal Recruitment. Outside of Alpha Phi, she has been on the executive board of St. Jude Up 'til Dawn, completed an internship in China, and been heavily involved in the UNK Admissions Office working as a Student Diplomat and New Student Enrollment Leader as well as a current member of the Honors program. Paige found out that the good news at our Red Dress Poker Tournament and told us “it was very exciting to be surrounded by my sisters when I heard the good news!” We couldn’t be more proud and are looking forward to this upcoming year.
We would like to thank the following Delta Xi Chapter alumnae that helped make our 2016 Red Dress Poker Tournament a success.
WHAT ELSE HAVE OUR PHI’S BEEN UP TOO
Over spring break many of our girls went on new adventures. Shelby Hinrichs, Miranda Horsely and Shay Chamberlain went to Canada and found a fellow Alpha Phi from another chapter.