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Safety Posters

During the summer, Phi Alpha members distributed “See and Save” posters to increase awareness of safety issues related to swimming pools, and car seat safety for children.

Donation Boxes

Phi Alpha members collected school supplies via donation boxes throughout the campus. Members spent a Saturday outside a store asking people who were entering the store to buy school supplies and donate them. The collection amount
was over $1000 of supplies and an additional $600 in cash donations used to purchase additional supplies. All of these supplies were distributed to Communities in Schools social workers for three schools in low income areas to distribute
to their clients who could not afford to purchase their supplies. This particular Phi Alpha chapter was rewarded with the President’s Volunteer Service Award by the Community Partners and Local Child Welfare Board.

Fund Raising

Many chapters have garage sales, canned food drives, or bake sales. Items not sold are donated to local Goodwill Industries, Families in Crisis or local domestic violence shelters.

Helping the Homeless

An annual national event where Phi Alpha members sleep outside in cardboard boxes to raise homeless awareness is held. Money raised is donated to help fight homelessness.

Book Drive

A massive book drive was conducted that resulted in both a children’s and adult’s library at a local homeless shelter.

Inner-City Child

An Easter egg party was held for an inner-city church preschool. Refreshments, arts, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt were provided for the children.

2023 Scholarships and Awards

2023 Advisor of the Year

Dr. Suh Chen Hsiao

University of Southern California


2023 Patty Gibbs Wahlberg BSW Scholarship

1st place – Allister Tegner

Arizona State University

Advisor: Dr. Melanie O’Neil

2nd place – Caitlin Steele

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Advisor: Brittany Adams

3rd place – Brittanie Scarbrough

Advisor: Dr. Addie McCafferty

3rd place: Vanessa Kathleen Bigness

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert


2023 MSW Scholarship

1st place – Veronica Andres-Raymundo

Southern Adventist University

Advisor: Dr. Laura Racovita

2nd place – Teresa Elizbeth Guillen

University of Maryland-Baltimore county

Advisor: Katie Leiser

3rd place – Stavroula Xinos

Advisor: Dr. Travis Scott

University of Pittsburg & West Chester University of Pennsylvania


2023 Student Leadership Award

1st place – Patricia A. Lawson

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert

2nd place – Vanessa Bigness

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert

3rd place – Jessica Roi

Cal Poly Humboldt

Advisor: Pam Bowers


2023 Chapter Service Award

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Advisor: Dr. Claudia Rappaport


2023 Chapter Grant

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert

University of Findlay

Advisor: Dr. Robin Walters-Powell


2023 Poster Board Presenters – CSWE

King University

Advisor: Dr. Jodi M. Helbert

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Advisor: Dr. Claudia Rappaport

University of Southern California

Advisor: Dr. Suh Chen Hsiao