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The e-Newsletter for sisters and friends of Phi Sigma Sigma September 2009

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Embracing Our Promising Future | Letter from the Grand Archon 
A message from newly elected GA Pamela Downey
"By working together and focusing on the future, we can build upon our successes to create an even stronger Phi Sigma Sigma." Read more >
   PLUS: Farewell message from outgoing GA Sandy Grossman
Expanding our Pyramid: 2 new colonies underway!
Welcoming back our historic Delta and Gamma Nu chapters
Rutgers / SUNY Buffalo
It's official: Phi Sigma Sigma is returning to two powerhouse campuses this fall: Rutgers New Brunswick, home to our GAMMA NU Chapter, and SUNY-University at Buffalo, site of our historic DELTA Chapter! Get the latest news on these exciting developments - and learn why both expansions mark a major success we can all be proud of. Read more >

Supreme Council 2009-2011Top 4 highlights of Convention '09
News worth knowing (in under 2 minutes)
What happened? Who was there? And what did we accomplish? Check this quick overview for the lowdown on everything from elections to special sisterhood events. Read more >
   PHOTOS! Watch our Convention slide show here!
Michelle CastroGreek by Trade,
Phi Sig by Choice
Michelle Castro, interfraternal award recipient
If she's gung ho about being Greek, it's because Michelle Castro lives, breathes and works in an interfraternal world. Here's how she makes us all look good - and why that won her an award. Read more >
Seen & Heard | Quick links to 'Phi Significant' Sister News

Amy Diaz - Miss Earth USA 2009Miss USA finalist AMY DIAZ (Iota Theta - Barry University) won the American crown to compete in the prestigious Miss Earth pageant on Nov. 8 in the Philippines. Promoting "Beauties for a Cause," the event highlights international environmentalism.

Florida state Rep. Anitere FloresTime recently named Florida Rep. ANITERE FLORES (Delta Kappa - Florida International University) a possible contender for a newly vacated U.S. senate seat. At age 32, she is Florida's only Hispanic female legislator and a rising political star.

Josette George KaufmanPast Grand Archon JOSETTE GEORGE KAUFMAN has been named Assistant Executive Director of the Northeast Greek Leadership Association, reinforcing Phi Sigma Sigma's high-profile image and impact among top Greek organizations.

Chapter ExcellencePhi Sigma Sigma chapters are abuzz about the newly revamped CHAPTER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM, now based entirely online. Launched 10 years ago, Chapter Excellence promotes best practices that ensure top performance, giving Phi Sig a truly competitive edge and improving the sisterhood experience.

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Collegian of the Year | Amanda Gurnon, Worcester Polytechnic
Scholar, varsity team captain, philanthropist... she does it all
Amanda Gurnon
Of the thousands of amazing Phi Sig students on campuses across North America, what makes Amanda Gurnon of our Gamma Iota Chapter so special - and worthy of our top collegiate honor? Plenty. Read more > 
Foundation News | Do Phi Sig chapters raise the most funds?
Record-breaking donations may be tops in Greek world, too
RockathonHere's a mind-blowing statistic: Phi Sig chapters donated an incredible $225,000 to our Foundation this past year - breaking all previous records. This marks a 27% increase over the previous year and a whopping 209% boost since 2002! (What's more, it's believed our chapters raise significantly more funds for our Foundation than many, if not most, top Greek organizations.)

Says Foundation President Candace Hogan: "We were blown away by the news. It's more than evident that these young sisters genuinely have a passionate commitment to philanthropy." Funds benefit two kidney foundations, the U.S. Transplant Games, scholarships and more.
Chapter Spotlight | Gamma Psi: On the fast track to success
Gamma PsiThe women at McDaniel College recently took a huge leap forward - not just on their campus, but in their own minds.... Because after years of being satisfied with "good enough," they're committed to becoming one of our best chapters. If the awards they won at Convention are any indication, they are well on their way. Read more >

Phi Sig Pride | 'Our Sphinxhead, proud and true...'
Phi Sig Pride - August 2009You know the best thing about being a Phi Sig? (Of course you do.) The FUN. And that's what Jessie Shiffman and friends from our Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University were all about when they donned these "phabulous" Phi Sig hats featuring our crest.

"Enjoooy!" Jessie wrote when sending this along. From the looks of it, she could also say "ahoooy!" - and likely did, since it was Spring Break!

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In This Issue
Here We 'Grow' Again!
PLUS: Convention '09
NEW! 'Seen & Heard'
Sister News
Record-breaking Donations?
Photo of the month

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