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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.

2019 Scholarships and Awards

Chapter Service Award 

Florida International University

Dr. Mary Helen Hayden, Advisor

Bertha Vera, President

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Dr. Claudia Rappaport, Advisor

Chantel von Steiger (outgoing president)

Trudy Hatmaker (incoming president)

Loma Linda University

Talolo Lepale, Advisor

Tori Dang, President

Student Leadership Awards

Longwood University

Shawna McCann

Ian Danielsen, Advisor

Eastern Washington University

Laura Robinson

Deborah Svoboda, Advisor

Troy University

Alisia Tanner

Jalonta Jackson, Advisor

Advisor of the Year

Texas A&M University

Dr. Claudia Rppaport

Student submitted report: Chantel von Steiger

Patty Gibbs Wahlberg, BSW Scholarship 

Colorado State University

Kaitlyn Ewan

Paula Yuma, Advisor

West Liberty University

Jessica Roth

Sylvia Senften, Advisor

University of Utah

Sarah Elizabeth Levitt

Elizabeth Perez, Advisor

MSW Scholarships 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Caroline Richey

Laurel Hitchcock, Advisor

University of Texas at Austin

Marissa Rogina

Marian Mahaffey, Advisor

Michigan State University

Christen Thomas

Todd Womack, Advisor

Chapter Grant

Loma Linda University

Talolo Lepale, Advisor

Leslie Bautista, President

University of Central Florida

Dr. Tracy Wharton, Advisor

Amanda Kerns, President

Poster Board 

Loma Linda University

Talolo Tepale, Advisor

Tori Dinkfeld, Community Vice President 2018-2019 Tori Dang, President 2017-2018

Texas A&M University – Central Texas

Dr. Claudia Rappaport, Advisor

Trudy Hatmaker, President

Florida International University

Mary Helen Hayden, Advisor

Bertha Victoria Vera, President

Alyssa Delgado, Vice President

University of Southern California

Suh Chen Hsiao, Advisor

Yuk Shan Fu, President

University of Central Florida

Tracy Wharton, Advisor

Enereida Rodriguez, President